It’s that time of the year again when we get to celebrate some of the most important blokes around the country: our dads. There are plenty of ways to do this, whether it be a brekkie in bed or a handwritten card, but we think we know what dad is really the most excited about – channelling his inner little tacker and ripping open a pressie. Big or small, BCF has got it all, and no matter your budget, we’re sure we’ll have something that’ll get your father figure just a little bit excited. Without further ado, here’s our gift guide for every budget.
WHAT ARE THE BEST GIFT IDEAS FOR DAD?
No matter if your old boy's bonkers for boating, crazy for camping, or froths over fishing, you'll find the perfect gift at BCF. If you're finding it hard to pick a winner, you know our BCFing experts instore can sort you out, or if you'd prefer to shop from the sofa our online store is on the money.
XTM Mighty Swag
Here's a mighty swag for the mighty dad! The perfect addition to his camping kit with more space than you can poke a tent peg at, making it great for the big units out there. Using 400gsm ripstop poly-cotton canvas and a 450gsm PVC floor – the rain doesn't stand a chance. We know what you're thinking: "swags aren't comfortable!". Well, with a 70mm foam mattress, he'll be sleeping like a baby for sure. The compact home away from home never looked better! Also available in single and double models.
Minelab X-TERRA Pro Metal Detector
For the dad who has everything, here's a gift idea worth its weight in gold! The Minelab X-terra Pro gives a trip to the beach a whole new meaning. What a great way to spend some quality time with the fam while you look for lost loot. The perfect choice for anyone from the first-time fossicker to the expert, this metal detector is packed with more features than you can poke a metal detector at such as its Pro-Switch function, IP68 waterproof rating, large LCD display, multiple search modes, and more!.. It’s lightweight, portable, and simple to use, all with a three-year warranty – now we're talking!
XTM 270° Awning
The XTM 270° Awning is the perfect gift idea for the fourbie-loving dad. No matter what he has on the cards, you can be sure with one of these babies his weather worries are over. The ultra-durable 280gsm poly cotton canvas is tougher than a $2 steak, with a sun protection rating of UPF 50+ and a 1500mm water rating – how can you go wrong? Stretching 270° around the vehicle and 2.5 meters out with heavy-duty aluminium poles, pegs, guy ropes and a reinforced travel bag, it's a nifty bit of kit!
Darche 450 BBQ Fire Pit
Here's one the whole family can enjoy, The Darche 450 BBQ Firepit is the ultimate camping accessory! This little beauty not only keeps you toasty on those winter nights in the bush, but also doubles as a lean, mean, cooking machine. No matter where dad wants to get the fire started, be it the backyard or the campsite, you simply can’t go wrong with this fire pit. Throw in a packet of marshies and you’ve got Father’s Day night sorted.
YETI Rambler® Tumbler with Magslider Lid 295ml
If you’ve got a dad that has a coffee cup permanently attached to his hand, then we’ve got the perfect gift for you. This tumbler from YETI is perfect for the drive to work or Sunday morning’s footy game, featuring double-wall vacuum insulation that means he’ll never have to stress about lukewarm coffee ever again. At the ideal size for a cuppa coming in at 295ml, if you’ve got a coffee-crazy old man, you’ve got a pretty clear winner with this little gem from YETI.
Give socks and jocks the flick this year and get him what he's really after… Crocs! The hottest name in footwear is here to fancy up your old boy's feet. They’re the leader in versatile, comfortable, and fun footwear that Aussies of all ages are going crazy for. Whether it's boating, camping, fishing or the rest, there's not much you can't do in a Croc!
Great Northern X Tradie Undies
Now there's jocks and then there's jocks! If your old boy wants nothing more than a stylish new pair of undies for Father's Day, we've got him covered – literally! Tradie and Great Northern have joined forces to bring you a 'super crisp' selection of trunks. Made from 'Work n Surf' material, he'll be comfy all day long. From the office to the beach and everywhere in between, with a set of these beauties he's good to go. Father's Day gifts never looked funkier!
Shimano Tackle Backpack Soft
It's no secret that fisho dads can be some of the trickiest to buy for come Father's Day, but here's one we know he'll love! The Shimano Soft Tackle Backpack is the ultimate tackle storage machine, offering up hands-free portability for all of his favourite fishing bits and bobs. Four individual tackle trays make light work of keeping things organised, while the 300D polyester material is made to handle almost anything the old boy can throw its way. The icing on the cake would have to be the drink pocket for when dad needs a thirst quencher – and the 1 year warranty doesn't hurt either.
Gasmate Pizza Oven
If your dad's anything like ours, the way to his heart is through his stomach! Whether he's the next master chef of simply a lover of good grub, he'll think all his Father's Days have come at once with the Gasmate Pizza Oven. Exclusive to BCF and offering great value for money, this bad boy is here to party. It features stainless steel legs and oven inner materials, cast iron burners, and one gigantic spatula. From the bush to the backyard and everywhere in between – he's going to love a pizza this!
Dometic Cool Ice WCI22 Icebox 22L
Every dad needs a trusty icebox to keep their bevies cold, and this model from Dometic is sure to be a step up from his old blue model that’s seen better days. The Dometic Cool Ice range is built tough with strong ABS latches and a roto-mould polyethylene construction. The 22L is the perfect companion for a day at the cricket or a short road trip with the whole fam. The shoulder strap means that dad can flick this one over his arm and still have two hands to wrangle the littlies – you beauty!
Wanderer Reclining Mesh Lounger
Let dad kick his feet up (literally) with this cracker lounger from Wanderer. This chair is fully reclinable and has a handy little lock so the old boy can keep the chair in the ideal position for a good snore. It also comes with a handy magazine storage pocket for some light reading, so the only thing you’ll need to worry about is getting dad out of the chair at dinner time. If you really want to treat dad to something special, you simply can’t go wrong with this premium lounger.
Wanderer Rugged Cart
The Wanderer Rugged Cart shapes up as the perfect sidekick to the active dad. Whether it's carting gear down to the beach, park, or even just the backyard, this cart is everything dad didn't even know he needed.
XTM Air Compressor 160L 150PSI
We better give you a bit of pre-warning before dropping this dad joke, but this air compressor is sure to blow your old man away this Father’s Day! Now that we’ve got that one out of the way, we can get into the nitty gritty. This unit punches well above its weight, kicking out an impressive 160 litres of air per minute through an 8-metre-long air hose. Dad’s tyres will be filled out in no time after a day on the tracks! The universal adapter makes it possible to inflate a variety of other essentials too; dad can even get that air bed nice and full before he starts counting sheep. A solid choice for any legend.
Maxtrax Recovery Tracks
If your dad loves to get his tyres dirty, we’ve got the perfect gift for him: a pair of recovery tracks from our friends over at Maxtrax. Not only are these a nifty gift, but they’ll also make sure that dad stays out of trouble and gets home in one piece - which mum will be pretty stoked about. Great for all kinds of conditions from snow to sand, a pair of Maxtrax is truly the gift that keeps on giving (and recovering). You can even pick up a pair in black!
Dometic CFF45 Fridge Freezer and Cover Pack
Although the old man may find it hard to keep his cool from time to time, the same can't be said for this cracker fridge/freezer from Dometic. The ultimate in cooling, the CFF45 sure knows how to keep dad’s food and drinks cool as a cucumber. With a 43.5 litre capacity and a temperature range between 10°C and -18°C, this bad boy is a sure-fire way to keep the hunger bug at bay. Lightweight, portable and energy efficient, it even comes with a protective fridge cover. With a 3-stage battery protection system and 3 years warranty (1 year cover), he's going to love it!
Weber Baby Q (Q1000) LP BBQ
There are a few things that our old fellas fall in love with as they start to get a little greyer… golfing, lawncare, fishing, and the fam favourite: barbequing. But as the old saying goes, a BBQer is only as good as his BBQ (promise we didn’t just make that up). With this in mind, you can’t get a better cooker than a Weber, and the small but mighty Baby Q is an absolute winner. As you'd expect from anything sporting the Weber logo, it's a reliable bit of kit that's tough and easy to use – just what dad needs. Whether it’s bacon and eggs for brekkie or snags for lunch, get ready for some serious BBQ action with the Baby Q.
There are times we’re sure that dad wishes he was a ghost (when mum asks him to take the bins out), so why not get him the next best thing this Father’s Day? The Pryml Legend Ghost Fishing Kayak Pack is the perfect present for the fishing crazy father. Featuring a wide and deep profile, this is the ideal platform for kayak fishing even for the old man who’s a bit of a clutz. It comes with a variety of rod holders and a solid adjustable seat for dads ever-aching lower back. There are so many reasons that dad will simply love this fishing kayak from Pryml.
What really counts on Father's Day isn’t how much coin you drop on your old man, but the thought that goes into getting your hands on something you think he’ll really love. They might be tough on the outside, but nine times out of ten our old folks are absolute softies on the inside and will appreciate you taking the time to pick a gift that aligns with their favourite pastime. Whether your dad is a fanatical fisho, a budding boatie, or king of the campsite, BCF has something that every dad or father figure is sure to love. Shop online or in-store today to ace Father’s Day this time ‘round..