Our top picks for the best Father’s Day gifts to achieve golden child status 2019

Posted: 21 August 2019 1:48 pm

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If you want to be the favourite child this Father's Day, then check out these killer gift recommendations from me, the favourite child.

Let's be honest, fathers can put up with a fair bit. I can definitely admit to contributing to a few of those grey hairs on my dad's head, but hey, that's what kids are for.

But there is one day of the year that we should probably acknowledge and thank them for everything they've done over the years. Whether it's those late-night party pick-ups or dressing up as Santa for too many Christmases in a row, they deserve to get a lil' spoilt on Father's Day.

Luckily enough, I'm here to tell you exactly what to get your pops for Father's Day because I'm an angel and also the best present buyer known to the human race. There's something to make him laugh, cry (of laughter), smile and finally get some peace and quiet. So take a scroll through our top pressies for dad and make your old man's day.

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1. Funny/witty card

Price: $7.00

Father's Day is the perfect opportunity to give your dad a good giggle. I also personally like to remind him of the greatest gift he ever received – me.

That's why this card, in my professional opinion, is perfect for Father's Day. It's witty and also reminds your dad how lucky he is.

If for some weird reason, this card isn't up your alley, eBay has a super fun range and collection of Father's Day cards you can get around.

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2. Key Finder

Price: $36.50

I'm pretty confident that there isn't a single dad in the entire universe who hasn't lost his keys at least 23 times. It's a scientifically proven fact.

It's closely followed by him grumbling around the house and blaming his missing keys on everyone but himself. So in order to save everyone the headache, do your dad a solid and get him a key-finder key chain.

The Orbit will help your old man find his pesky keys with a click of a button on his phone. It causes the Orbit to start ringing and presto, your dad's got his keys back. Alternatively, if he loses his phone, he can press a button on the Orbit and his phone will ring. If that's not bang for your buck, then I don't know what is.

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3. Everything is F*cked Book

Price: $23.40

I'm pretty sure it's not just my dad that is the world's biggest pessimist. Some fathers are just grumps and hey, I get it. It's why I bought my dad the book How Not To Give a F*ck and he loved it.

NOW the author has released a second instalment to the series and you can bet it will be a top seller for this Father's Day. It's called Everything is F*cked, and I'm pretty sure I've heard my dad grumble that my entire life, so it just seems fitting.

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4. Game of Thrones Glassware

Price: $80.95

This year, we said goodbye to Game of Thrones. Whether you liked or disliked the final season, every dad loves to quote "I drink and I know things" because they think they're cool and we let them.

So show your old man he's the real King of the North with this classy glassy Game of Thrones set. You could also partner it with a fabulous bottle of his favourite drink, but that's up to you.

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5. Bedside Pocket Caddy

Price: $13.99

This one isn't super out of the box or necessarily funny, but it's damn helpful.

Rather than having to shove his laptop, phone, glasses, tablet, book and headphones on the bedside table or the floor, get him a bedside caddy. I recently invested in one myself and it's like the fairy godmother I never had and always deserved.

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6. Personalised Men Wallet

New price: $38.21 | RRP: $44.95 | Saving: $6.74

I'm pretty confident there is not a single male in existence that has ever bought their own wallet. If you have, then good on you. BUT chances are, your dad's current wallet could probably do with going into retirement.

I love these personalised wallets because they just add a little something more to the gift and you can really customise it. You can get it monogrammed with "Dad" or with their initials. The world's your oyster and the possibilities are endless.

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7. Original Bacon Strips Bandages

New price: $38.21 | RRP: $44.95 | Saving: $6.74

I can't decide if these are gross or the best things I've ever seen, but all I can say is to please buy them for your dad this Father's Day.

I don't know who exactly came up with the idea of bacon bandages, but it was 100% someone's bad dad joke and it deserves to be shared. Plus, they're pretty cheap, so it's a good gag to give your old man a giggle on his special day. There's also apparently a special surprise gift inside, and I desperately want to know what it is.

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8. How To Traumatize Your Children Book

Price: $19.99

If you're shopping around for an expecting father, then I can't recommend this book enough. There are some really key learnings for all dads. The book description states that "Instead of asking yourself one day, 'How did this happen?' or 'What did I do wrong?', know exactly what it takes to make things go terribly wrong and screw up your kids."

There are definitely some life lessons in here and good tips on really traumatising your kids. I mean, I really wish my own dad had this knowledge when raising me because it's so hard being so perfect.

Jks... but seriously, this book is hilarious.

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9. Bose QuietComfort QC25 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Price: $162.90

Okay, so this item is more of a public service to dads everywhere. Noise-cancelling headphones are an absolute game-changer. Remember me telling you the only thing dads really want is some peace and quiet? Well, these allow fathers to get that whenever they want – like I said, a game-changer.

I bought my dad a pair for his birthday a few years back, and it's probably one of his favourite gifts I've ever bought him. It's also why I'm the favourite child.

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10. Happy Socks The Beatles 6Pc Gift Set

Price: $119.95

Now, if all else fails and you choose not to purchase any of the nine amazing gifts I've so graciously listed above, then fear not, we've got a fail-safe.


There is one staple for Father's Day that's a no brainer and it's Happy Socks. They come in a range of gift sets that you can grab on eBay and what better set than the Beatles six-piece sock set.

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