Shop Local: Father’s Day Gift Guide
You’ve probably figured out that Father’s Day is sometime soon if you’re following any retail stores on Instagram, if someone in your family is trying to organise a get together at a yet-to-be-disclosed cafe, or if you have a calendar and you’ve remembered to use it. For those of us without a calendar, it turns out sometime soon is this Sunday, 2nd September, and if you’re yet to get a Father’s Day gift for dear old Dad, we have you covered (in the gift giving ideas department anyway). While a hug, a homemade card that says 'I love you Dad', or a baked cake are all good options, if you want to purchase something snazzy for Father’s Day, this is a perfect opportunity to shop local — here are our top picks!
Brew - Community Coffee Co, High Noon Saloon, Best Wishes
If Dad loves coffee get a takeaway or grab a cup in store and take some time to catch up — either way you’ll be able to spend some quality time together. Community Coffee Co in Subiaco, High Noon Saloon in Claremont and Best Wishes in Fremantle are my top picks in Perth at the moment for a consistenly great cup of coffee.
Reebok ACT 300 Sneakers - Highs and Lows
Freshen up Dad’s style or add to a sneaker collection with these shoes ($150). They will be hard to give away as a gift, but chances are you might find yourself a new pair of sneakers in the purchasing process. Find them in store at Highs and Lows in Claremont, Perth or Mount Lawley, or online here.
Baked Goods - Chu Bakery
Head down to Chu Bakery in Highgate for baked goods that are always occassion worthy, combining taste with attention to detail. Bring Dad a range of baked goods or invite the family for a relaxing catch up at Hyde Park.
Otto and Spike Socks - Remedy
Find an assortment of these quirky socks ($18) at Remedy in Leederville and Fremantle. Made in Melbourne for the past fifty years, these socks will bring some pattern and colour to Dad’s outfits.
Stoneware Planter - Little Leaf Co
Ideal for the Dad’s who love gardening, or someone who needs some greenery to spruce up their home decor. This planter ($19) from Little Leaf Co in Myaree will suit any interior — pick a plant while you’re there and it’s a perfect present. Find it online here.
Luna Palace Gift Voucher - Luna Palace
Luna Palace Cinemas — one of the best places in Perth in general, and to watch movies. Help Dad to plan ahead and buy a gift voucher for future film ticket purchases. If you don’t have enough time to buy it in person at Luna Leederville, Windsor Cinema (Nedlands) or Luna on SX (Fremantle), you can purchase gift voucher’s online here ($21, or $16.50 for a concession gift card).
Saturdays NYC Sweater - Gingers + Providence
Something classic always makes a good present. Help Dad to look smart in colder weather with this knitted sweater ($139 on sale) made from cotton, cashmere and silk, and it will surely become a wardrobe staple. Find this instore at Gingers + Providence in Perth, or online here.
Bloomingville Stoneware Mug with Saucer -Pigeonhole
Head to Pigeonhole in Perth or Claremont to find this mug and saucer set ($24.95) that will make drinking any hot beverage seem cooler. Find it in store, or online here.
Hello Dodo 'Take a Hike' Tee - Ruck Rover General Store
This Hello Dodo 100% cotton tee ($55) makes me laugh, and if you think your Dad would laugh upon opening this gift and proceed to wear it with confidence, or if Dad is a hiking enthusiast, find it in store at Ruck Rover General Store in Northbridge, or online here.
Lumira Tunisian Mint Tea Candle - Hunter Store
I stand by the statement that candles are a great present. Great for home decor and making any space smell wonderful even when not in use, you can find this Lumira Tunisian Mint Tea Candle ($65) or a smaller travel sized version ($29) and a range of other scents in the Lumira range at Hunter Store in Leederville, or online here.