A day to show Dad you appreciate the hard work he has done for you over the years. Father's Day is held on the same day each year in most countries around the world. In the US it is held on the third Sunday in June. In Australia, New Zealand and Fiji it is held on the first Sunday in September.
In 2010 Father's Day will be held on September 5 in Australia. Although Father's Day is held once a year, you can always show your dad you care with a gift, or a visit any day of the year.
To celebrate Father's Day with your dad you don't have to spend hours in the shops finding him the right colour t-shirt to show him you appreciate his work on your car, help with your homework, or cooking you dinner, instead why not cook him a dinner, take him out for a round of golf, or head off to watch a game of football together - either at the MCG, or a local weekend match.
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Other ideas of how to celebrate Father's Day with your Dad and related present ideas:
- Take him out to the local driving range. And while you're there, listen to his advice on golf swings, even if you don't use it, it is his day.
- Turn up and clean his yard. Mow the lawn, rake the leaves or trim the hedges and weed the garden beds. Of if he's a green thumb and loves the garden, join him in the garden for some weeding or planting. Gifts ideas for a green thumb include new gardening gloves, new and sharp secateurs. To help choose the right secateurs for your dad read the Choice product test here .
- Maybe he loves to start his day with a good cup of coffee? Take him out to a coffee roasters for breakfast or brunch and let him try one or two of their specialty blends. In Melbourne St Ali is a good place to start. Gifts along the coffee lover line include gourmet beans, a coffee grinder or coffee machine. Read Choice product tests here for coffee machines . Or book him in for a barista course to learn how to brew a cup and heat milk like the experts.
- Make him dinner at your house. Make his favourite meal and include some new side dishes too to broaden palate and favourite dishes.
- If you've been promising to fix something in his house (maybe clean up the virus on his computer, or paint the back fence) do this task.
- Does he love playing sport, or going for a run? Join him for a game of squash, swim a few laps at his local pool, or jog around the local lake with him.
- Is he a shutterbug? Sit through a slide show or two, without skipping any photos. As a gift, allow him to show off his photos in a new digital photo frame, or print out one of his top shots on a canvas.
If you do also want to buy your dad a gift along with a dinner or fishing trip, find some gift ideas for your dad here... Remember if you are ordering online there are order cut-off dates to ensure your present arrives on time.
More gift ideas to order online and send to your dad where ever he might be in Australia.
Stanley 38 Piece Metric and A/F Tool Set (89.505)
$199.85 Available at Wishlist
Leatherman Wave Multi Tool - 17 Tools In One
$226.50 Available at Wishlist
Leatherman Freestyle Lightweight Tool - 5 Tools In One
$96.50 Available at Wishlist
$131.50 Available at Wishlist
$106.50 Available at Wishlist
Leatherman Bit Kit (Core, Blast, Fuse, Kick and Juice Models)
$59.50 Available at Wishlist
Shutterbugs and amateur photographer gift ideas: digital photo frames, cameras, canvas art and print vouchers:
Learn Digital Photography Course - 8 Weeks
$395.00 Available at Wishlist
DigiFrame 7inch Disco Digital Photoframe (DIG-DF-F7011s)
$154.95 Available at Wishlist
DigiFrame 8inch Optima Series Digital Photoframe
$252.50 Available at Wishlist
Personalised A3 Photo Canvas
$185.00 Available at Wishlist
Personalised A4 Photo Canvas and Min Easel
$98.00 Available at Wishlist
Personalised Pop Art Portrait On Canvas - 61x61cm
$495.00 Available at Wishlist
Coffee Lovers Gifts ideas: barista courses, coffee machines and coffee bean grinders at Wishlist.com.au eBay
Master Barista Advanced Coffee Course
$250.00 Available at Wishlist
Sunbeam Cafe Series® Espresso Machine (NZ Only)
$1,099.05 Available at Wishlist
Sunbeam Cafe Series® Espresso Machine (EM6910)
$811.00 Available at Wishlist