From wilderness getaways, watches and craft beer to clever tees, matching boardies and Nick Cave: we’ve got you covered for a range of rad dad gift ideas.
Tom and Teddy
You know when you walk into a kid’s clothes shop and wish they had it in your size? Well, Tom and Teddy get it and have created a brand of matching swimwear for big people and their offspring. Think premium beachwear and super-soft durable togs that are quick-dry and UV protected. Their patterns range from lobsters and leaves to penguins and pineapples.
If you think the dad in your life is looking for an excellent tasting, well-made beer without the hangover, consider Heaps Normal. It’s a brand built on reducing alcohol consumption without reducing the fun. The four co-founders spent months coming up with a recipe with even the most critical craft drinkers giving it the thumbs up.
We’re long-time fans of The Horse and their well-made watches. The new surf rated Coast collection is housed in a 41mm stainless-steel case with thick sapphire crystal glass. Each model has been updated with added luminosity so it can be used in complete darkness or underwater. And it has a depth rating of 20 ATM (which means twenty atmospheres) or in non-nerd terms – it’s been tested and is very waterproof.
Tune into your inner Attenborough and shout the rad dad in your life a weekend away at one of the Unyoked hideaways in the bush. Think off-grid, luxury small cabins with big windows. They have getaways in Sydney, Melbourne, Brissie, Byron and Canberra, with more to be announced if you hop on the waiting list.
If the dad in your life prefers Tool over Taylor, then he might dig this shirt by prolific visual artist David Shrigley. David teamed up with the excellent Third Drawer Down to create this 100% combed cotton tee. It’s part of their latest collection, created for the Third Drawer Down x David Shrigley General Store.
Even if you’re not a fan of Nick Caves’ music, perusing his online merch store (or reading his genius weekly newsletter) are pretty much some of the best ways to waste your time. This book: Stranger Than Kindness features original artwork, handwritten lyrics and collected personal artefacts with commentary from Nick Cave, Janine Barrand and Darcey Steinke.