Father’s Day is the perfect reason to celebrate the father figure in your life, whether it’s your biological Dad, a beloved mentor, or a supportive friend. So, we’ve put together a collection of gift ideas geared to those who love getting out and about, exploring Aotearoa and also enjoying a little relaxation and comfort.
Treat Dad to possibly his most comfortable and versatile sneakers ever. There’s good reason Allbirds are world famous and often dubbed the most comfortable shoe in the world. Made from ZQ Certified merino wool, organic cotton canvas, and a natural rubber outsole, this fashion-forward Riser style is perfect for everyday wear as well as venturing off track. Plus they’re comfy enough to wear as slippers in your motorhome or caravan (or you might like to try the Allbirds wool dweller slipper). Priced from $235.
Dads enjoy a little skin pampering too, particularly if adventuring and the great outdoors are part of their lifestyle. This Natio Rockpool Gift Set ($RRP36.99) is designed to invigorate the senses with its aromatic skin and body car collection (Daily Face Wash, Spice of Life Body Wash, and Oil Free Moisturiser). Enriched with plant extracts and essential oils, it’s fuss-free skincare at its best.
The ultimate blend of form and function, the uncomplicated and iconic Acme mug is ideal for enjoying a brew on your travels. Designed in Wellington, the Acme Bobby mug is available in 300ml or 400ml for the Dad who prefers a mega start to his day. The Kawakawa colourway is the perfect choice for the dad who enjoys the bush and forest, while the dolphin option is ideal for the beach-loving dad. Priced from $18.60
The ultimate gift to allow Dad to enjoy the great outdoors year-round. The Swanndri Evans Flat Oilskin is designed to help protect against the elements and also comes in a lightweight version for added comfort while hiking or camping. RRP$399.99 but you can likely find it on sale at the moment. Available in black or tan.
When it comes to household chores, this new-to-the-market Winbot W1 Pro is a total game changer for the tedious task of window cleaning. Even Dad will be clamouring to clean windows to play with this handy appliance, which can also be driven via a phone app (so you can relax in your fave chair while it works). The hard-working robot suctions onto windows and other glass surfaces and intelligently maps and cleans its way around, just like a robot vacuum would on floors. Priced from $899.
Give Dad the gift of peace and quiet with these Belkin Soundform Immerse Active Noise Cancelling Earbuds. Designed to allow complete control of ambient sounds, they can also connect and seamlessly switch between phones, tablets and laptops. Noise control is customisable so Dad can choose how much background noise to filter out. Plus they can be tracked so you never lose them. Priced from $349.99.
Forget about rain stopping play or adventuring with the BLUNT Sport, the largest umbrella in the BLUNT range. Perfect for on the golf course, on the sidelines, or when setting off on foot to keep you both dry and shaded. Priced from $229.
Add an everyday touch of luxury to your motorhome, caravan, or van with the cosy Carter robe from Wallace Cotton (129.90). Made from cotton velour with cotton towelling on the inside, it’s soft and luxurious to wear on cold evenings or after a chilly lake dip.
There’s nothing quite like sinking into a comfy chair, and now you can enjoy this indulgence even when you’re away camping or on the road. The Oztent Koala Hotspot Lounge Chair is the ultimate luxury camp chair that can be relied on year-round. Hard to believe, but the design even includes a lumbar support system, as well as an insulated drink and phone holder hidden under the seat pocket. The quality design is fully padded with a generous weight rating of 200kg. As the name suggests, it comes complete with the Oztent HotspotTM (patent pending) function so you can enjoy the passive comfort of warmth on your back thanks to insulated thermally reflective pockets. Perfect to combat the winter chill! Priced from $249.
Made from 100% merino wool, the icebreaker Waypoint Beanie is a classic in more ways than one. Available in a stylish colourway of kale and midnight navy, it’s soft, warm, and breathable. And don’t tell Dad, but it’s unisex, so Mum or the kids can ‘borrow’ it too.
For keen campers and explorers, this YETI Loadout Gear Box is the ultimate toolbox to protect technology and valuables. Dustproof, waterproof, and virtually indestructible, it’s the perfect gift for Dad for everyday use or for when camping and adventuring. Available in cool colour options and in two sizes. Priced from $199.
Stay hydrated year-round with this lightweight Trail Series bottle from Torpedo7. The 621ml stainless steel slim design is sleek enough to fit into backpack side pockets. BPA-free and Phthalate-free. TempShield™ insulation eliminates condensation and keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. Priced from $79.99
Lego is unashamedly ageless and there’s something distinctly relaxing about immersing yourself in the world of Lego creations. This fun 007 Aston Martin sports car is a fun project and keepsake for the James Bond of your household. Priced from $31.