It's dad's day so treat him to something special

Bikie dreams: Let dad find his inner Steve McQueen and hire him a motorcycle experience for Father's Day so he can cruise along the open roads.
Bikie dreams: Let dad find his inner Steve McQueen and hire him a motorcycle experience for Father's Day so he can cruise along the open roads.

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If you ask your dad what he wants for Father’s Day – the answer will probably be: nothing.

He’ll tell you he has everything he needs, knowing deep down inside he’ll probably end up with a swag of socks, jocks and joke coffee mugs. And he’s ok with that. But this year, it’s time to up your game. 

Dads will often sacrifice what they want for the sake of their family. 

They’ll save their money and their time for the people they love and won’t splurge on the things they really want. 

Father’s Day is a time to give dad the things he really wants but doesn’t dare ask for. 

A lifelong dream 

Whether it’s climbing the Harbour Bridge, skydiving, riding in a helicopter or hiring a Harley for the day and hitting the open road – there is always a dream tucked away somewhere in dad’s heart. 

He’s probably talked about it over the dinner table or told you in confidence it’s something he’s always wanted to do. 

Seize the day. 

There are a number of companies that offer experiences. You can purchase these and let dad live out his lifelong dream without the guilt of paying for it himself. 

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Indulge: Dad should indulge in his favourite food and drinks on his day. Ensure it's even more special by making an experience out of it.

Indulge: Dad should indulge in his favourite food and drinks on his day. Ensure it's even more special by making an experience out of it.

Eat, drink and be merry

Your dad will have a favourite food. Usually it’s something he’s not supposed to indulge in too often due to his cholesterol or high blood pressure. 

Often he has a hankering for a particular type of beer or whiskey. 

Instead of just buying it for him – why not make a day of it?

Take your dad to the seaside to indulge in oysters, organise a trip to a brewer so he can brew his own beer or find a whiskey bar and settle in for the afternoon for a tasting. 

On dad’s day it’s all about him and what he likes to do, so feel free to indulge him and let him eat and drink whatever he likes. 

Rock on, old man

Chances are your father’s music tastes vary greatly from yours. 

He may like to sit in the shed with his Pearl Jam playing or get working on his latest project with Waylon Jennings telling stories of woe in the background. 

Vinyl records are readily available these days online or from specialty shops and you can also buy record players at a reasonable price. 

Dig a bit deeper and you may also be able to find some retro cassette tapes – and if you’re really lucky – a Walkman someone is willing to part with. Sit and enjoy the music with him. Listen to the tales he tells of how, why and when he fell in love with his music. After all, time with his children is what dad really wants.

Father’s Day is a time to give dad the things he really wants but doesn’t dare ask for.