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Lockdown celebrations are tough - and as we head into week ten of lockdown, your slightly grumpy Dad has really earned a reward! Look beyond the socks and chocs this Father's Day, and find something he really wants with our gift guide.
Is Dad a bit of a couch potato right now? Entice him back into the outdoors with the latest in electric rideables. JB Hi-Fi have all the gear, including electric scooters, bikes and skateboards. They're simple to use, an easy way to get around, full of the latest tech and loads of fun.
If you've always wanted to kick Dad's butt, get battle-ready thanks to our gaming specialty stores. You'll uncover a whole world of hilarious board games, trading card and strategic battle games that will reawaken your brain, and help fill those stay-at-home hours. Click and collect at:
As our Aussie Olympians skateboarded their way into gold medal history, Dads across the world remembered just how much fun they used to have cruising on a board. Help him get back to the good days with a skateboard from Kingpin Supply. They have a huge range of complete boards, decks and accessories, and have all the pro advice you need to figure out the best choice for Dad.
While their Kembla St shopfront is temporarily closed, you can click and collect from their warehouse in North Wollongong.
Guess what kids, Dads secretly love toy shops too! If your Dad's just a big kid looking for some entertainment during lockdown, head to one of our specialist stores for the latest and greatest.
Every Dad loves a good gadget - and if he's serious about coffee, you'll put a brewtiful smile on his face with the very best in home-brew gear. Head into Runner Duck in lower Crown Street Mall, or Opus Brewhouse on Keira Street for some expert guidance. Cold brew, slow drip, grinders, filter papers, specialty roasts, beautiful thermal Stoke cups... they've got it all!
Deli meats? Check. Fine quality beers? Check. Whiskey? Check. Sweet treats? Check!!! Give Dad a box of deliciousness all to himself with a Father's Day grazing box from a local business. There's options to suit every taste, and every kind of Dad. And even better, they're filled with fresh produce from Illawarra and South Coast businesses.
Dad will have no reason to whine this Father's Day, thanks to two new businesses bringing next-level wine game to the CBD.
Sonny's Wine Shop have brought a unique wine-shopping experience to Globe Lane (and they're conveniently close to the Vaccination Hub). Their brand new store will surprise with a luxurious vintage Italian feel, and some VERY fine wines. They've also got wine gear to impress even the hardest-to-buy-for, like the Pivot system which can keep those special bottles fresh for years after opening!
And if you haven't stopped by Dirty Wines yet, don't miss a peek at their range of natural and organic wines in their fresh Keira Street store.
If Dad's trackies just aren't cutting it for the Zoom boardroom anymore, treat him to some new athleisure wear from Tramps. With Industrie, Boss, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani Exchange and more instore, Dad will be unrecognisable in his fresh gear - but still comfy enough to want to wear it!
Can't be with Dad this weekend? The next best thing is a shared virtual activity - like Pinot + Picasso's family painting class - creating your very own Darth Vadar artwork! Don't have the gear? No dramas! You can have the supplies sent to you before your virtual class. Get in quick - this one will sell out faster that you can say 'Luke, I am your father!'.
Looking for something creative, quirky or hand made? Check out King + Ayre! They have a huge range of bespoke gifts including timber chopping blocks and furniture, handmade leather satchels, funky socks, unique board games, one-of-a-kind keep cups and natural soaps.
If you've got the very best Dad, he deserves to know that! Keep his eyes on the prize with a Dad trophy, or personalised gift from Gala Trophies on Burelli St. Ask the little kids - we promise they'll think a trophy is the best thing ever.
Need to buy for Grandad too? Personalise messages on beer mugs, BBQ gear, coffee cups and more.
The sure fire way to Dad's heart? A huge feast of his favourite takeaways! From Thai to Tapas, many of our CBD cafes and restaurants are still open for takeaway and home delivery. We've got the scoop on who's open: