Despite many dads likely to be in lockdown this Father’s Day, there are still plenty of opportunities to make it special. Order an elaborate brekkie from a nearby café doing it tough, pop on Dad’s favourite tunes, and shower him with gifts from our ultimate guide to the best pressies this Father’s Day.
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If your Dad is a music lover, the studio-quality sound of these wireless beauties are sure to deliver. With a 20-hr battery life and fold-flat portability, they’re not only convenient, but also engineered with decades of studio experience in mind.
Bluetooth 5 wireless technology provides seamless integration with both iOS and Android, and a clever toggle between noise cancellation and ‘Environment Mode’ allows you to choose if you’d like to take in the noise of the world around you while listening to your favourite tunes.
Is Dad a budding podcaster? Level up his audio game with this USB and XLR compatible podcasting mic. The MV7 not only delivers crisp audio at a great pricepoint, but also features a pick-up pattern that allows the mic to focus on your vocals and filter out unwanted environmental noise – perfect for the home podcaster without a million-dollar soundproof studio.
Select from the ‘near’ or ‘far’ setting, depending on your audio or filming setup, and activate ‘Auto Level Mode’ to deliver studio-quality recordings without all the post-editing hassle.
DJ newcomers will love this easy-to-use smart DJ controller. Dads looking to try their hand at navigating the decks can simply connect the DDJ-200 to their smartphone, Mac or PC via Bluetooth, and absolute newbies can even follow a series of step-by-step tutorials online.
Post-pandemic, it’s light enough to throw into your bag on the way to the next houseparty. But while we’re languishing in lockdown, why not create your own mixes in the loungeroom? It sure beats another night of doom scrolling on Netflix.
A favourite in studios all around the world, these iconic yellow-coned speakers are a must for any audiophile Dad. 30 years of innovation has gone into the development of these versatile and compact must-haves for any home studio, or even the ultimate home audio setup.
Bass lovers will enjoy the +2 dB KRK Bass Boost, while multiple inputs allow for ultimate flexibility as part of your custom audio arrangement. If good quality sound is your jam, these are the bees knees.
The ultimate coffee table book for the motorcycle enthusiast. 332 pages celebrating all of the iconic motorcycle brand’s most interesting and quirky custom bikes, from one-lung putt putts to electric, carbon-composite hyperbikes. If you dream it, Deus can build it – and this book proves it.
For Dads who like to imbibe equally in coffee and whiskey, here’s the perfect combination. Much-loved Melbourne coffee roasters St. Ali have paired up with Sydney distillers Archie Rose to create ‘Blasphemy’, a rich, expressive whiskey spirit with an intense flavour profile of apples, plum jam and fresh berries, followed through into creme caramel, roasted hazelnuts, amaretto and dark chocolate.
Available from Stali for $89
Travis Price is a Ballarat illustrator who has worked for everyone from Blink182 and Pixies to Converse, DC Comics and Nike – and his gig posters are an epic combination of classic rock illustration and retro comic book styling. You can’t go past one of these framed beauties for father’s day – our favourite is this very cool Pixies poster.
Remember 1982? When perms and Toto were all the rage? Well, dad probably does – so why not deliver the best kind of flashback to his prime years with the Volley ‘Heritage High’ sneaker re-release. You can’t go wrong with a vintage classic.
Beer loving Dads will love this deluxe beer box from fun-loving Melbourne brewers, Moon Dog Brewing. It’s loaded with 15 of their unusual but delicious beers, including Jumping The Shark 2021 – a cherry, chocolate and coconut rum barrel aged and amphora conditioned imperial stout. It’s a mouthful, but we hear it’s a good one. They’ll even toss in a Moon Dog hat, stubby holder and a super fancy tulip glass.