Father’s day is approaching and if your father is anything like mine, you’ll know how hard it is to buy him presents. Which is why thinking outside of the box and buying local could be just the solution we need. These local brands are both practical and unique, providing products that will be sure to impress your dad.
Skin Care and Shaving
Dapper Dane Beard Co, Brisbane
This is a one stop shop for all of your dad’s beard needs. Dapper Dane Beard Co sells a variety of beard oils, beard balms, beard conditioners and body butters. As an important bonus, all products are paraben free and handmade from natural and organic oils such as avocado, coconut and argan oil, as well as unbleached mango and shea butters.
Find them at: www.etsy.com/au/shop/dapperdanebeardco
Shave with Valor, Byron Bay
Similarly, Shave with Valor is all about ethical and handmade grooming products. Their products include organic shaving serum, natural deodorant, spiced soap bards, shaving brushes, lunch boxes, toiletry bags and convenient gift packs with a combination of shaving goodies.
Find them at: www.shavewithvalor.com
Wildfire Engraving, Gold Coast
Wildfire Engraving specialise in personalised engraved chopping boards, custom signs, uniquely shaped clocks, key chains and coasters, all made from locally grown Camphor Laurel wood. Due to the nature of the wood, the colour, grain and shape is unique, making each piece extra special.
Find them at: www.etsy.com/au/shop/WildfireEngraving
(Main article image from Wildfire Engraving – used with permission)
Nature’s Cutting Boards – Eumundi
This popular shop in Eumundi Square stocks beautiful Camphor Laurel timber serving platters, cutting boards, carving boards and cheese boards. These boards are made from a single solid piece of timber, ensuring their durability and strength. Camphor Laurel timber also has naturally occurring anti-bacterial properties, making it a perfect replacement for your dad’s old chopping boards.
Find them at: www.naturescuttingboards.com.au
Hide + Thread, Brisbane
This local Brisbane brand handcrafts wall planters and leather landscape wall art using a mix of Australian leather and carefully curated fine fabrics. Their pieces are stylish and minimalist, and will add a subtle pop of colour into your dad’s space.
Find them at: www.etsy.com/au/shop/HideandThread
Tanner, Gold Coast
Tanner sells a wide array of leather accessories, but what’s really cool is that they also sell DIY leather craft kits. You can either construct the product yourself to impress your dad with your handy skills, or if he enjoys a hands-on project, then leave it for him to put together. Craft up a wallet, car key case, passport wallet, sunglasses case or coin pouch.
Find them at: www.jtdeconstructed.com
Pablo and Co Boutique, Brisbane
Colourful and fun prints do not go astray here, with a great range of funky dog leashes, harnesses, collars, bandannas and even human-sized button up shirts, so your dad can match his four-legged bestie. It’s more of a present for the pupper, but your dad doesn’t have to know that.
Find them at: www.pabloandco.net
Saltys, Byron Bay
Salty’s stocks a bold array of board-shorts, putting your dad’s outdated floral ones to shame. If your dad loves a bit of colour and print, then these shorts will fit into his wardrobe perfectly. Salty’s also stock a range of simpler, but equally as comfortable and stylish t-shirts for a bit more of a subtle take on beach attire.
Find them at: www.saltysbyronbay.com
Food and Drink
Noosa Chocolate Shop – Brisbane City and Noosa
If your dad is the ultimate sweet tooth, then Noosa Chocolate Shop is the place to go. At the moment they are selling father’s day hampers filled with an assortment of delicious treats, including chocolate covered berries, nuts, turkish delight and ginger, as well as delish slabs of honeycomb, mango and hazelnut. And maybe, just maybe, you can convince him to share some with you.
Find them at: www.noosachocolatefactory.com.au/shop
In the Daylight, Brisbane
In the Daylight’s product range features simple yet endearing and unique hand illustrated designs and lettering. They stock the sweetest father’s day greeting cards, as well as wall flags, art prints, gift tags, canvas gift and wine bags and even timber photo stands and print hangers.
Find them at: www.inthedaylight.com.au
Rosie Lou, Brisbane
If you’re looking for some hilarious garden-themed puns, then look no further. Any father who loves to tell a classic and very cheesy dad joke will appreciate these cards. And if he’s also into gardening, then you can get him some seed packs with equally as punny greetings on them. Rosie Lou also stocks wrapping paper, gift tags, veggie garden starter kits and colourful gardening trowels.
Find them at:www.rosielou.com.au