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19 Aug 16

10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas to Spoil your Dad!

Father's Day is just around the corner – it’s time to get your gifts and cards sorted before his special day! Forget boring gifts like socks and ties this year and pick something your dad will truly LOVE, and more importantly, something you can experience together.


1. Spa days aren’t just for mums!

If yours is the kind of dad who appreciates being pampered, book him an authentic Japanese hot springs experience or luxurious full body massage at Japanese Mountain Retreat Mineral Springs & Spa. Located only 30 minutes’ drive from Glen Waverley or 45 minutes’ drive from the CBD.


2. Give Dad a thrill ride he won't forget! 

V8 Race is offering a Father’s Day special, giving your dad the chance to jump behind the wheel of a V8 Race Car with a professional race car driver for 4 heart-racing laps on the world renowned Phillip Island GP circuit.

3. Meet the Steak!

You know what they say – the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! Treat your Dad to an epic Father’s Day meal he’ll be raving about for weeks at Glen Waverley’s Steak Ministry Bar & Grill. They’ve created a special Father’s Day menu this year featuring some of Dad’s favourite dishes, from entrees and mains through to dessert.

4. Cook like a Masterchef

Instead of heading out for dinner, why not channel your inner Masterchef and treat Dad to a beautiful home-cooked meal. You’ll be spoiled for choice with the freshest, high-quality ingredients at Pellegrino's and Bushy Park on High Street Road, Wantirna South. There’s also a wide selection of supermarkets to choose from at The Glen, Mount Waverley, Brandon Park and Wheelers Hill Shopping Centres.


5.  Go off with a bang!

Go Shooting in Werribee gives you the opportunity to try an afternoon of clay target shooting. Don’t worry if you have no experience – you’ll be provided with all the gear and one-on-one coaching to help make the most of your experience. *All participants must be over 12 years of age

6.   Pitch a tent, go exploring!

 A camping trip is the perfect way to spend quality time with your dad this Father’s Day. How good is the bonding time just sitting by the campfire and swap memories about growing up. All you need to do is research nearby campgrounds, pick up the right gear at your local Aussie Disposals or Kathmandu store, then go wild! And if you can’t get away – simply set up camp in your own backyard and enjoy watching movies together.


7.  Be your dad's fishing buddy.

Heading out for a day of fishing is another great way to bond with your Dad on Father’s Day. At Jells Park, you can fish from jetties 1 and 2 on Jells Lake (outside the conservation area) for carp, short-finned eel and redfin eel, then cook up your catch for lunch in one of the BBQ areas.



Don’t have time to spend a whole day with your dad? Don’t panic, we’ve got you a last minute gift guide that’s sure to impress him this Father’s Day!

8.  Shaver Shop

If your dad likes to look his best, a new electric shaver or beard trimmer will keep him looking sharp every day. Shaver Shop has all your gift needs covered – they’re currently offering Father’s Day specials on a wide selection of products. Visit your local store at The Glen Shopping Centre or buy online.

9.   Fitbit Smart Watch

For fitness junkie dads, the Fitbit Smart Watch is a gadget so handy he won’t know how he lived without it! With built-in GPS and constant heart rate monitoring, it can record sleep patterns, daily movements and calorie consumption to help keep your Dad on track with his fitness goals. Grab one from JB Hi-Fi at The Glen Shopping Centre or order online.


10.  Beers Hamper

If your dad has a weakness for exceptional beer, then you can’t go wrong with Dan Murphy’s The Hamper Emporium Beers of Australia Hamper. Delivered in a custom-made wooden beer crate, this hamper contains hand-selected Australian beers accompanied by delicious snacks. Order one online, or find other gifts for Dad at your local Dan Murphy’s store in Glen Waverley.

To all the super dads out there, we wish you a Happy Father’s Day!




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