Father’s Day is coming, and so is spring, hooray!

A lovely time of year to recognise and celebrate our dads, granddads and all the men in our lives who provide support and are positive role-models.

Next Sunday, September 1st is the big day. Are you ready or are you a last minute shopper? Don’t worry, I’ve put together 20 gift ideas to help you find the perfect present for the dad in your life, no matter who he is.

Every item has been chosen from a Geelong owned and operated business. This talented and dynamic group of business owners are the heart and soul of our community, and currently driving our economy. So, let’s try to keep our dollars local.

Here we go… Happy Shopping!

For the book worming dad…
Books + Bits, Dymocks Geelong
The book birds at Dymocks Geelong have your delightful dude sorted from cover to cover, (see what I did there?) as well as desk accessories and socks. Click here to shop

For the dad who likes a sip of vino…
6Ft6 Pinot Noir 2018, 6Ft6
Whether he’s into red, white or something in between, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of vino from the team at Austins & Co. This one’s my pick. Check out the label. Click here to shop

For the dad who loooves his chocolate…
Choc Creations, Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie
Keep him sweet with all sorts of creations from chocolate golf balls to plaques along with choc coated ginger and peanut brittle #oneofeverythingthanks. Click here to shop

 For the dad who likes to stay alert (not alarmed)…
Coffee Gift Card, Bean Squeeze. Perfect for the coffee lovers. Just quietly, his shout when the fam bam is out and about, I reckon ???? Click here to shop

For the beachy dad…
Poster, Oh My Designs
Fancy up the man cave with a vintage-style poster of his favourite local salty spot. All beach bases covered from Curlewis to Lorne. Click here to shop

 For the dad who loves the movies
Cinema Gift Voucher, The Pivotonian Cinema
Gift your top bloke a trip to the flicks. PS: Some trivia for you – Pivotonian is the old name for the people of Geelong – known in the Gold Rush era as Pivot City. Click here to shop

 For the thirsty dad…
Corkcicle Canteen, Project Ten
The old boy can quench his thirst (hot or cold) with a stylish canteen – perfect for the office, building site or gym bag. Click here to shop

For the dad with big pores…
Lactic Facial Polish, Botanicals by Luxe
This excellent exfoliant is perfect for all skin types and he only has to use it once a week (he’ll secretly love it). The best bit? You get to use it, too!. Click here to shop

For the dad who needs a new wallet…
Cork Wallet, Natural Harry.
Fellas always need a good wallet. Kit your good guy out with this lightweight card (and note) carrier. Click here to shop

For the dad who has achy bits…
Dr Bronner’s Arnica Menthol Organic Magic Balm, Natural Supply Co
This super dooper balm will help relieve sore muscles and joints and leave his skin smelling delicious. Click here to shop

For the dad who likes to suit up….
Grooved Tie Clip, Bellington Estate
Not all tie clips are as groovy as this snazzy little guy that will finish off his look. Click here to shop

For the dad that needs some pampering…
Cut + Luxury Shave Package, The Resident Barber
Sharpen the look of your main man. He’ll get some man love in the comfort of a restored shipping container with beer. Click here to shop

For the country dad…
Tea Towel, Dougal
This beautiful linen piece featuring Aussie sheep breeds has been hand drawn by local illustrator/artist Dougal Ramsay (yep, designer Arabella’s dad). Click here to shop

For the dad that thinks he’s Greg Norman
Golf Ball Pack, Curlewis Golf Club
Your golfer guy will love whacking these designer balls around the greens that comes in a handy pack of 12. Click here to shop

For the dad who needs a rug adjustment…
Aveda Natural Hair Care Gift Set, Brown & Co. Hair Studio
Treat his tresses with a trim or a gift set from the lovely Steph. Click here to shop

For the dad with a sweet tooth…
Chocolate Word, Freckleberry Chocolate Factory
Say thanks to the big guy with chocolate and words. *If you’re anything like me, you might need to buy two in case the hangries strike #justsayin. Click here to shop

For the handy dad…

Gift Card, Fagg’s Mitre 10
A perfect gift for the home handyman. The Fagg’s crew have all the big brands and helpful experts on site. Click here to shop

For the reeeally thirsty dad…
Teddy & The Fox Bellarine Gin, The Whiskery
Gin – need I say more? Handcrafted on the Bellarine Peninsula with an aromatic blend of six botanicals, just garnish with a slice of orange. Click here to shop

For the dad who likes to fish…
Gift voucher, Queenscliff Fishing Charters and Scenic Tours
He can set sail for some bay or offshore fishing, take a clinic or scenic tour (and you can assume dinner’s all sorted!) Click here to shop

For the dad who loves his food…
The Geelong & Bellarine Artisan Food Trail Hamper, The Food Purveyor
This incredible hamper will take your handsomes off on a selective tour of the Artisan Food Trail in our incredible region. Click here to shop

No time to shop? Don’t fret, my team of Personal Assistants can shop and gift wrap for you.
Click here to book a P.A.

Wishing all the dad’s a Happy Father’s Day!

Lou x