Can you believe it’s Father's Day already? It seems like only yesterday dad was ripping open his present to find a brand spanking new… pair of socks and jocks? Not again! Here at BCF, we’ve got plenty of cracker gift ideas perfect for the biggest legends we know. So, if your dads sock draw is overflowing it might not be a bad idea to check out what we’ve got in store (and online!). Now, we know every dad has his own interests, so we’ve broken our gifts up to make it easier for you to find the perfect pressie. Whether your old man is bonkers for boating or is normally nominated as the camp chef, we’re sure to have something that’ll tickle his fancy
For the Captain and the Skipper
Dads and boats go hand in hand! It doesn’t matter if they’re flying solo or have the full crew in tow, getting out on the water is something our old boys relish the most. That fresh air and vitamin D makes for a ripper combination, and with a bit of boating thrown in the mix, how can you go wrong? Whether it’s a new sounder dad’s got his heart set on or some supplies for kitting out the water-based pride and joy we’re sure to have something for the boating dad.
Give dad just what he needs this Father’s Day with some cracker kit to clean the boat! We’ve got everything he needs to keep his tub squeaky clean with brands such as Salty Captain in the mix. Their range of products make cleaning the boat so much easier and keeps it in tip top shape. After you’ve taken the boat for a spin, it’s important to give it a scrub around the ears and ensure she keeps in mint condition. A foam gun never goes astray, and along with Salt and Engine Flush your old boy won’t run out of elbow grease this Father’s Day.
Turn dad’s pride and joy into the ultimate fish-catching-mobile with a Fish Finder! These bad boys make it much easier to explore the underwater world and locate everything from bait schools to structure and of course our fishy friends. Also known as ‘sounders’ these units are packed with features that’ll help the old boy put a few more fish into the net and maybe even onto the dinner plate! Lowrance and Garmin both make units that are super simple to navigate, so even the least tech savvy dads will find this one a winner. If your old man is coming home empty handed from a few too many fishing trips, a Fish Finder from BCF could be exactly what he needs this Father’s Day!
Trouble might’ve been dad’s middle name back in the day, but it’s the last thing we want him to get into now, especially on the water. That’s where a Life Jacket or a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is worth its weight in gold. This safety essential makes a ripper Father’s Day gift and can save the day if the old fella goes for an unexpected swim. No matter what type of water-based adventure he’s got up his sleeve, there should always be a life jacket close at hand. We have a number of PFD’s that come in a huge range of colours, sizes, and styles! Whether your dad is a mad keen Fisho and wants a ‘bum bag’ style PFD, or loves being dragged around behind the boat on an inflatable, we’ve got the right jacket for the job at BCF.
For the water loving Dad
It’s no surprise that many Aussie dads love the water! And with beaches like ours and some pretty impressive rivers and lakes to boot, who can blame them? If the old fella gets his kicks from exploring the wet stuff, there’s a tonne of awesome watersports gear that’ll keep him happy for days. Making the most of what’s on our doorstep, he’d be crazy not to – Take a geez at these ripper gift ideas for the water-loving dad.
Stand Up Paddle board (SUP)
Whether your dad’s the type who enjoys a relaxing paddle or prefers a solid workout on water, we’ve got the perfect gift idea for him this year… a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP)! There's no denying these beauties make a ripper choice for helping the old boy get out and about on the wet stuff. Take your pick between either an epoxy model or an inflatable model that’s perfect for dads short on space. Tahwalhi have a huge range of paddle boards that are great for the beginner and the veteran, and if you’re really looking to spoil dad BOTE have a range of ripper paddle boards that’ll fit the bill.
Looking for a paddle-powered pressie? A kayak is sure to leave a big smile on dads dial this Father’s Day. With models great for the Fisho or even the casual paddler, your water-loving old boy will be happy as larry with his new toy. There might even be something in it for you, with two person models offering the perfect way to enjoy a day out on the water with your best bud. Don’t have the space? Don’t stress! We have a number of inflatable kayaks that can be stored in a regular-sized garage or room and can be transported in any small car! Whether it’s the lakes, rivers or dams that tickle dads fancy, he’ll be loving life with his new yak in tow.
Snorkel set and dive gear
Give your dad the gift of underwater exploration with a snorkel set from BCF this Father’s Day! Snorkel sets are a great gift idea and are absolutely perfect for a day at the beach, or to take away on holidays. You never know what you’ll find under the sea! If you want to take it a step further, we’ve got plenty of dive gear that dad’s sure to love, including wetsuits and even dive accessories. Hours of underwater fun? Now that’s a Father’s Day present you don’t need to hold your breath for.
For the fisho dad
Fishing is much more than a pastime for many Aussie dads, it’s a way of life. Whether he’s a first-time flicker or the fishing enthusiast, we know he’ll get hooked (pardon the pun) on fishing. Now gifts for the Fisho dad can be a little on the tricky side, from tackle boxes to spinning combos, there’s plenty to choose from. Check out these cracker gift ideas for the Fisho dad.
Fishing rod and reel
Can you ever have too many fishing setups? Here at BCF we don’t think so, and we’re pretty sure your dad will agree. Having a rod and reel for every occasion (including Father’s Day) is just part of being a Fisho. If you've wandered the fishing section of your local BCF you would have seen the huge range of gear we have on offer. Rods, reels, and combos, in a variety of lengths and sizes, to suit any style or species you can think of. If you want brands, we've got plenty of those too with the likes of Daiwa, Shimano, Samaki, Penn, and Abu Garcia and more! Get him exactly what he wants this year with some epic fishing gear.
Having somewhere to store all his precious fishing tackle is a necessity for any fish loving dad. From his hooks, sinkers, and swivels to any other bits and bobs, a tackle bag is the fishing friend he didn't know he needed. Many of these bags come with plenty of tackle trays that are perfect for storing your gear. Helping to keep all that gear tidy is one thing, but a tackle bag that also leaves his hands free for more important things is a pressie that’s very hard to beat
A good pair of polarised fishing sunglasses are something that no fishing-obsessed father should live without. Not only do they help keep the old fellas vision in good shape, but will also give him the edge when it comes to landing the big one. Polarised sunnies from brands such as Spotters, Mako, and Maui Jim, do a great job of cutting out glare to give you a clearer picture of what’s happening above, and even below the water. The closest thing you’ll get to X-ray vision, polarised sunnies make it so much easier to find structure, weed beds, and even schools of fish! Did we mention they look pretty cool too? Still don’t know what all the fuss is about? You can learn more by reading our polarised sunglasses blog
For the camp loving dad
Camping adventures are something many of our Aussie families can’t get enough of. They make the perfect opportunity to catch up with our nearest and dearest for some good ol’ fun in the great outdoors. Now our dads may think of themselves as a bit of a camping guru, but I’m sure we all have fond memories of the old boy using a few explicit words as he puts the tent together. There’s always something to add to the camping kit, and whether it’s a new camping chair or a nifty camp cart, dad will be stoked to get his hands on one of these bad boys – Take a geez at these cracker gift ideas for the camp loving dad.
Dads take a lot of pride in building the perfect campfire, it’s an essential part of the camping experience, and a great way to show off his outdoor skills. Imagine being able to bring this experience back home? With a fire pit from BCF, you can! Our range of portable pits are perfect for the campsite and do the trick in the backyard just as well. The bush telly has never looked better, and with many models doubling as the ultimate camp cooking machine – how can you go wrong? With quality brands like Darche, Wanderer, Weber, and Drifta quality is a guarantee. If you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift that’ll bring the heat, give dad a fire pit for his next outdoor adventure.
Our dads do a lot! Whether at home or at the home away from home, they’re constantly on the go. And when they do get a chance to kick back and relax, a sneaky camping trip always does the job. But one thing that no campsite should be without is a good camp chair or as we like to call them, the camping throne! From moon chairs to loungers, BCF has a range of comfy camping chairs that’ll have dad feeling like the king of the campsite. We’ve even got ultra-light hiking chairs for the dad that loves trekking off the beaten track. Help dad put his feet up this Father’s Day and get him a comfy camp chair, it’s sure to be winner.
If you really want to spoil dad this Father’s Day, we’ve got something in mind. It's a super cool gift idea that’ll take his camp adventures to the next level. Need another clue? He might even freeze when he sees what you’ve got him. A fridge freezer is a gift that your dad will thank you for time and time again. The perfect addition to any camping kit and an absolute lifesaver when dad’s chasing a cold one.
For the Camp Cook
We all know that dad who is a legend behind the barbie and who swears they could rival Gordon Ramsay. If that sounds like your dad, here’s a selection of gifts that will help take his camp cooking game to the next level.
For the boss of the barbeque only the best cooker will do, and our mates at Weber certainly deserve that title. Their Q range has taken the world by storm with many Aussie families jumping on the Weber band wagon. No matter if it’s an addition to the camping kit or one for the backyard a Weber Q makes the perfect platform for dad to strut his cooking stuff. The ultimate gift for the ultimate dad, we can see the smile on dads face already after you roll in with one of these cracker units.
Smokes and rubs
If you’re after a Father’s Day gift that won’t break the bank, then you simply cannot look past some ingredients to spice up your next meal. The range of Smokey Q rubs and sauces are hard to beat! Proudly Australian made and owned, the range includes a tasty BBQ sauce and a spicy Sriracha sauce that will both blow your socks off. Smokey Q also has a number of rubs that will take your BBQ to the next level with flavours that are perfect for any BBQ meat. But why stop at meat? It’s even perfect for those who prefer to stick to their greens as all the ingredients used are vegan-friendly. Chuck a couple of them in your basket and watch dad’s eyes light up at the possibilities.
Cast iron cookware
For the traditional old fella, you simply can’t go past some good ol’ fashioned cast iron cookware this Father’s Day. Pushing out mouth-watering meals is what these beauties are all about, and when campfire cook ups are what you have in mind - there's nothing better! Available in a range of sizes, the best part about this gift is that you’ll be reaping the rewards when your old man busts his chef hat out and throws a pork belly, chicken roast, or a scrumptious camp dessert on the fire while you kick back in your camp chair.
What is the best Father's Day Gift?
If you’re stuck for ideas this Father’s Day, we’re sure you’ll be able to find something in your local BCF store. If you don’t have time to duck in, you can always shop online for the perfect Father’s Day gift. We’ve got plenty of Great Gifts for Dads so whether your old man is a huge hiker or simply wants to wet a line more often, we’ve sure to have something that fits the bill… and it all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a BCF Gift Card!