Australian dads are known for being laid back and easy going, but that does not make them any easier to buy for. It doesn’t help that Aussie kids are known for being just as laid back, and leaving the present buying till the night before. Yes, service station sunnies might have their allure, but there are only so many years you can give them before Dad will eventually twig. If you’ve left your present buying to the night before again this year, you can sleep easy knowing StyleTread have 3 hour delivery to Sydney customers and deliver within 3 days anywhere in Australia. So you can send his present straight to his house and if you’re lucky, he’ll forget its even Father’s Day!
Next thing you need is some ideas. Here is where I fall down every year. I’m sure my Dad drops hints all year round, but I either don’t listen to them, or I forget them and either way I don’t end up with any ideas. I’ve taken to scouring gift guides in a desperate bid to stop turning to cuff links and aftershave. So this is my easy peasy Aussie dad gift guide for the laid back dad in your life.
When I think laid back dads, I go straight to Hugh Jackman. Look at him; can you get any more laid back?
A dad like that needs an easy pair of casual shoes. Canvas shoes are the easiest casual shoes for men and women. You can throw them in a bag, wear them at the beach and then wear them out afterwards. These Bobs by Skechers “Canova Keel” in Black are even better for you because not only is Dad going to love them, but for every pair you buy Skechers donate a pair to children in need. Also, black is a great colour choice because it doesn’t show the dirt and it’ll go with everything in his wardrobe. Now what goes better with a pair of casual shoes than a baseball cap? Rodd & Gunn “Signature Cap” in Forest is cotton again, perfect for an active dad, and the basic style isn’t going to make your dad look like he’s trying too hard.
When in doubt, buy him a pair of thongs! These Native “Paolo” in Regatta Blue/Crayon Yellow are the perfect option for a beach bum dad. They’re a bright colour which will add a little fun to his wardrobe, but they’re also super comfy, washable, waterproof, shock absorbent and animal product free. So don’t let dad think you forgot again this year, surprise him with some cool casual gear. Plus the weather is just about to start heating up and it might encourage him to make a change from those tragic boardies he’s been wearing for the past 10 years, making these the kind of presents that just keep giving!