Your Essential Guide To Last Minute Father's Day Gifts

Be quick! It’s time to spoil Dad.


It's almost September and one special day is coming up fast—Father’s Day! This day is for children to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. Father figures can include anyone from stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, fathers-in-law, foster fathers and even family friends.


Where does Father’s Day even come from?


The first Father’s Day was celebrated in the State of Washington in the US on the 19th of June 1910. A lady called Sonora Smart Dodd, who along with her five brothers was raised by her father alone, was inspired after attending a Mother’s Day celebration at her local church. She planned Father’s Day celebrations to be just as big and convinced her church association to go ahead with it in 1909, shortly followed by many other states in the country and soon enough worldwide.


In Australia, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September which is also the first Sunday in spring. Most families present their fathers with gifts and cards and enjoy a meal together.


If you are after gift ideas for Dad that tick every box, then you have come to the right place. It can be a tricky task finding the right present when he has dropped no hints about what he wants.


We've got the best Father's Day gift ideas for every type of dad on your list: new dads, grandpa, husbands, and more. If you need last minute Father's Day gifts Australia, then an instant gift voucher delivered direct to their inbox is the best idea! We have so many amazing experiences your Dad will love - whether you choose something for your father to enjoy in his spare time, something you can do together with your dad, or a life-long bucket-list dream experience for an unforgettable Father's Day gift, we have a whole world of great instant gift ideas. Best of all, these experiences are so wonderful, he'll never know you left your gift shopping until the last minute and needed to grab something fast!


Last Minute Father's Day Gift Experiences

Browse our full range of experience gifts for ideas to suit your dad, but these are some of our favourites... Even if lockdown means he can't enjoy your gift straight away, it will give him something to look forward to very soon.


For things to do with Dad in Melbourne, you can't get more immersed in food culture than the Dumplings Party. We have a whole range of foodie experiences and cooking classes in cities around Australia.


Dumpling Making Course


Enjoy an hour long ride through the Gold Coast Broadwater for an adventure sure to get his heart racing and leave him with a smile. We also have more great adventure experiences Australia wide.


Jet Ski Adventure


Send dad off for a full day fishing charter for a last minute Father's Day gift he'll love! He can book his trip whenever suits him, so he'll never know you bought his gift at the last minute! We have a whole range of different fishing gifts for dad.


Fishing Trip Experience Gift


This list is Gift Australia’s ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021:


Over are your gift-giving nightmares, we have a gift idea to suit anyone you want to spoil. Dads are the protectors and caretakers throughout our life and deserve to be shown appreciation for all the love they give.


Father’s Day gift packs


Gadgets are fantastic gifts for men, especially multitools which can just about help in any situation. If your Dad is a MacGyver type who likes being prepared whatever comes his way, these gift ideas will be ideal for him.


The Maverick Barbecue Tool Set has him ready for action any time. This 18-piece heavy-duty BBQ tool set is impressive and comes in a durable aluminium case.


Help Dad to never be caught out again. The Mini Tool Survival Kit can take the modern gentleman anywhere from the office to the outdoors. This fabulous and sleek set contains a flashlight, butterfly wrench, screwdriver and saw blade plus knife and bottle opener.


Mini Tool Survival Kit By Gentlemen's Hardware


Last Minute Hampers For Father's Day


The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. We all know this saying and every dad can confirm how true this is. So go ahead and spoil Dad with our newest Ponting Premium Foodies Hamper, or surprise him with the Deluxe Ciders Hamper to enjoy with family and friends. He'll love our range of limited edition Father's Day hampers from The Hamper Emporium.


Ponting Premium Foodies Hamper


Tools and gadgets


Most of us remember our fathers to be handymen around the house and garden. With a toolbelt and overalls on there was nothing in their way of fixing whatever was broken.


Spoil Dad with the 12 in 1 Screwdriver by Gentleman’s Hardware to get in Mum’s good books, or surprise him with a book all about him with Dad, I Made A Book About You. A great way to replay some childhood memories together to show the love or give Dad a chance for a romantic movie night with his better half.


12 In 1 Screwdriver By Gentlemen's Hardware


Home and BBQ


Nothing says ‘I love you, Dad’ more than a good knife set like the Maverick Steak Knife Set. If he's a steak lover, he'll appreciate the perfect tableware to enjoy it with. This 4-piece set is durable and ready for anything. That's why it's an excellent gift for barbeque lovers.


Get your father ready for the next cook up and let him enjoy some special add-ons. The Random Harvest BBQ Indulgence offers a great selection of gourmet condiments to go with his favourite steak.


Random Harvest BBQ Indulgence




Does your dad love a laugh? If he was always ready to tickle you when you were little or tell a good ‘Dad joke’ to embarrass you in front of your teenage friends. Many dads are big clowns and appreciate a hilarious novelty gift.


The Australian Flag Spatula is a perfect gift for the patriotic, proud, funny dad to use while cooking up a storm for his family and friends. If your father likes to have a good laugh with his mates, you can’t go past the Punderdome game.

Punderdome Game

Grooming & accessories


He may not be the type to pamper himself, but fathers still like to be spoiled every so often. 


Every Dad deserves a bit of loving for his hands and feet after a tough working week. Treat him with the L'Occitane Men's Discovery Kit or refresh his body and senses with Cedrat Eau de Toilette from L’Occitane so he is ready to take on the world.

L'Occitane Men Gift Set



Make the gift a memory. Every dad will love spending the day with their daughter or son. Gifting an experience of a lifetime, an item of their bucket list, or just a beautiful day out with their child will be an unforgettable present.


Here at Gifts Australia we offer anything from a butchery class or brewery tour to massages or an off-road safari. You’ll be sure to find the perfect new memory for you and your dad.


Hunter Hot Air Ballooning Adult, NSW


Don’t panic, it’s not too late yet …


… but hurry up, Father’s Day is on Sunday, the 5th of September this year and we are here to save the day. Browse our wide range of gifts to impress every type of dad and to suit any kind of budget and enjoy our FREE Australia-wide shipping offer on all orders over $99. Be sure to use our Delivery Calculator to choose a delivery option and estimate timeframes.


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