Unique Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Dads (and Dad-Figures) In Your Life

From original fragrances to the best in desktop tech, shop our 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide.

Article by T Australia

From left: Tod’s cardigan, and polo, tods.com; Marine Serre pants, marineserre.com; and JW Anderson shoes. Model’s own clothing and hair clips. Photograph by Jessica Madavo.

Whether it’s slipped your mind completely or you’ve been quietly assembling gift ideas for months, the countdown to Father’s Day 2023 is well and truly on (September 3, for those playing at home). If your dad, or dad figure, is the “I just want quality family time” type, lucky you. For the fathers whose love language is gifts, Father’s Day can be an inadvertently stressful occasion.

Here, T Australia’s editors and contributors share the gifts they’re eyeing off for their own dads. From the best in wellness, tech, fashion and wine, this edit is guaranteed to rescue you from the perils of the novelty gift section.

Join us this year in honouring fathers in all their remarkable dimensions, for their unwavering presence, their indelible impact, and the ever-echoing lessons they impart. This Father’s Day, guided by T Australia, venture beyond the ordinary with a selection that pays homage to the extraordinary fathers who shape our lives.

Original Fragrances and Indulgent Skincare for the Dad Who Has Enough Socks

When it comes to wellness, some fathers just need a nudge. We’re longtime advocates for gifting beauty essentials on Father’s Day. From the best new scents to aptly indulgent moisturisers, give dad the ultimate in personal indulgence this year.

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Montblanc Legend Red eau de parfum, $155 (100ml), montblanc.com.
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Augustinus Bader The Cream, $437 (50ml), mecca.com.au.
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Paul Smith Bookworm three-wick scented candle, $438 (1kg), mecca.com.au.
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Coach Open Road eau de toilette, $142 (100ml), coachaustralia.com.

The Best Local Wines and Flavourful Whiskies for the Dad Who Appreciates a Good Drop

For a gift that’s sure to raise spirits (literally), restock Dad’s bar with an array of wines and whiskies. Whether your dad is a connoisseur, a budding enthusiast, or simply enjoys the occasional sip of something special, buying a special bottle as a Father’s Day gift is a fail-safe choice.

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Bird in Hand ‘Italian Series’ Nero d’Avola 2022, $40 for 750ml, birdinhand.com.au.
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House of Suntory’s limited-edition Hakushu 18 Year Old Peated Malt, $3,350 for 700ml. redbottle.com.au.
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Riedel Winewings Cabernet/Merlot glass, $56. riedel.com.
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Perrier-Jouët Blanc de Blancs, $149.99. danmurphys.com.au.

Desktop Tech for the Dad Who Loves Gadgets

If your father is the kind that goes ga-ga for gadgets, indulge his tech side and look to these new releases from Sonos and Bellroy.

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Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 headphones, $299. sennheiser-hearing.com.
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Bellroy Tech Kit Carryology Essentials Edition, $109. bellroy.com.
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Google Nest Thermostat, $118. amazon.com.
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Sonos Move Indoor/Outdoor speaker, $699. sonos.com.

Fashion Favourites for the Dad Who Needs a Spring Wardrobe Refresh

Start Dad’s new season right with the best in fashion, jewellery and timepieces. From Venroy’s printed silk camp collar shirts to Cartier accessories and watches from Zenith, any of these are sure to get you in the good books.

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Short Sleeve Printed Silk Camp Collar Shirt, $280. venroy.com.au.
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Cartier Love Ring in Platinum,
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Louis Vuitton Christopher PM backpack, $5,050. louisvuitton.com.
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Defy El Primero 21 Chroma II in Black, $23,600. zenith-watches.com.