Father’s Day is a time to celebrate all the best role models in our lives. 

They have taught us life lessons, filled our days with laughter, and are always there to answer endless questions. 

Dad’s play a pivotal role in shaping our lives from the start and September 3rd is a time to show appreciation for their unwavering support and countless sacrifices.

For all the lost Saturday mornings at sports fields, time spent teaching life skills, and the big hugs, we’ve got some great gift ideas to say thank you. 

This year’s Father’s Day gift guide shares our favourite tokens of appreciation for any Dad. 

Mabu Mabu: Master Grill Set

For any Dad who loved to cook you can’t look past Mabu Mabu’s Master Grill Set

Every item is made in small batches by their team and is great for a Sunday BBQ or a quick weeknight feast.

The set includes saltbush, chili paste, sriracha sauce, pineapple hot sauce & an island marinade to help spice up any dish. 

RRP: $65 / Link: https://www.mabumabu.com.au/product-page/grill-master-gift-set

ACMI: The Original Kit Cat Clock 

For the pop culture lover, ACMI’s Original Kit Cat Clock is a no-brainer. 

Featured in TV and film for over 80 years, you might recognise this cheeky face from movies such as Back the Future and Batman

More recently the Kit Cat Clock was also featured in iconic Katy Perry and Taylor Swift music videos. RRP: $109.50 / Link: https://shop.acmi.net.au/collections/kit-cat-clocks

Koori Heritage Trust: Australian Native Food Harvest Book  

For the practical dad, head to Koori Heritage Trust and pick up Australian Native Food Harvest by Julie Weatherhead

A guide for the passionate cook and gardener the book provides practical advice for growing, harvesting, and using Australian native plants in the garden and kitchen.

As a bonus, you could give Dad a native plant to get him started. 

RRP: $50.00 / Link: https://shop.koorieheritagetrust.com.au/australian-native-food-harvest.html  

KOKO Black Hamper

Any sweet tooth will be satisfied with a hamper from KOKO Black’s Father’s Day Range. You can even customise your own!

It’s the perfect mix of booze and chocolate for any Dad’s palette. 

KOKO Black is also offering dessert gift boxes for a smaller treat. RRP: From $100. Link: https://www.kokoblack.com/collections/best-dad-on-the-block

ACMI: Studio Ghibli Vinyl Soundtracks 

For the anime-loving dad, shop ACMI’s selection of Studio Ghibli Vinyl Soundtracks

They showcase the original soundtrack and cover artwork and a sure to be an item Dad will cherish. RRP: Starting from $105.00 / Link: https://shop.acmi.net.au/collections/studio-ghibli-1

Koori Heritage Trust: Clapsticks 

For the music-loving dad, you can’t go wrong with these handpainted Clapsticks from Koori Heritage Trust

A traditional Aboriginal musical instrument, clapsticks are used to maintain rhythm in voice chants and are featured heavily in Aboriginal ceremonies. 

RRP: $129.99 / Link: https://shop.koorieheritagetrust.com.au/kevin-williams-clapsticks.html

ACMI: MoMA x Yoshiaki Ito Interlocking Puzzle 

Challenge Dad this Father’s Day with a MoMA x Yoshiaki Ito Interlocking Puzzle from ACMI

Inspired by Japanese furniture making, this five-piece puzzle is harder than it looks. 

This will give any Dad satisfaction when they manage to piece it together. RRP: $77.00 / Link: https://shop.acmi.net.au/collections/moma/products/moma-yoshiaki-ito-5-piece-wood-puzzle

By Erin Constable