Dads – What Would We Do Without Them?

They’re the most important men in our lives, so they deserve to be spoilt rotten this Father’s Day. Some dads are easy to shop for: new socks, footy tickets or a new drill kit. Then there’s the other dads who require a little bit more thought. Need some suggestions? We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you started that will show him he’s the number one guy in your life.
Morning Dad
Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to make coffee, and you have your own in-house barista! This Starter Kit from Market Lane Coffee includes a pour over cone, filter papers, a bag of coffee, and instructions on how to use. Easy peasy, and super yum. Now dad (and you) can grab a caffeine fix at any time.
Beer Afficionado Dad
Want to blow dad’s socks off? Pick him up a 6 pack of boutique Victorian beers from Swords Wines! You can mix your own or ask them for their specialist advice.


Arty Dad
For the dad with an artistic eye, Intone Photography in Stringbean Alley has a wide selection of prints including iconic images of Melbourne as well as urban landscapes from around the globe that dad will love.


Fisherman Dad
Fishing is the perfect way to spend a peaceful afternoon. If your dad is a keen fisherman, he’ll love the fishing accessories from Ezy Hooks & Tackle – he’ll never have to tie another knot again.


Sailor Dad
Greg and Sue Smith specialise in nautical accessories that will enhance the ‘ocean dreaming’ mood in dad’s room or office. They have a fascinating range of items, including wooden model ships and boats, brass bells, clocks, and lighthouses, which are all offered at great prices.


Made-to-Order Dad
Why not get dad a personalised timber sign or plaque? See Mick at Flamin’ Signs to order your personalised sign or plaque for guaranteed delivery (or pick up) before Father’s day. All signs are hand burnt using a hot wire, edges are decoratively routed, finished with a durable gloss enamel and ready to hang!


Stylish Dad
We love our dads, but if we’re being honest, sometimes their fashion & accessories are best decided by someone else. Just Leather Products have an impressive array of bags, wallets & belts that will compliment the rest of dad’s wardrobe and give any of dad’s outfits a great finish!


Need More Ideas?
Treat Dad to a unique and lovingly handmade gift from NEW CRAFT @ Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne’s monthly, curated art and craft market, featuring only Victorian contemporary handmade works. They’ll also have Grand Ridge Brewery onsite and will also  be giving away double passes to the new Gemaine Clements film ‘What We Do in the Shadows”.Sunday 7 September, 9am – 4pm, A Shed