Love Local Guide: Cool gift ideas for Dads who want nothing this Father's Day
Central Coast makers and creators always hit the mark on Father's Day for cool gift ideas
We've curated this long list that has something special for everyone!
Our latest Love Local Guide is a snapshot of some savvy Central Coast businesses stepping up to craft, create, design and deliver special gifts for the special father figure in your life.
Be the early bird that catches the best gift for Father's Day on September 4th. Simply browse our local list of cool gift ideas for your Dad, Papa, Father, Dada, Uncle or idol and get in quick to order!
From the merrier way to see in the yearly celebration of him in the form of G&T picnic packs, wine collections, cheeky craft beers et cetera to local gifting stalwarts curating the best of the best goodies into unique gift boxes and wooden crates.
In the lead up to Daddy's big day, we'll be updating this guide with indulgent foodie options that come our way, including lastminute menus by amazing restaurants around the Central Coast. So, if you have plans to honour the old man over a meal then be sure to check back here first for all the options!
There’s also something in it for you too – every gift will contribute directly to supporting the Central Coast community's dedicated local businesses. Now isn't that another brilliant way to share some love!
The Finest G&T Experience:
Moore's Dry Gin from Distillery Botanica
G&T's are the perfect accompaniment to any picnic basket so Moore's Dry Gin by Distillery Botanica has created the perfect pack for Dad's picnics, featuring a quality, reusable jute bottle bag packed with all the ingredients you need to create Moore's Finest G&T Experience!
Packed by the team and ready for Father’s Day, get your order in quick as this is one superbly unique gift.
Level up Dad's grazing platter game:
Husband and wife reclaimed timber upcycling duo behind SecondLife Recrafted are the latest makers and creators on the Central Coast scene making unique cutting boards, grazing platters and kitchen wares that each come with their own history and backstory on each piece. As well as individual timber pieces, they sell beautiful gift boxes that pair their timber wares with other cooking and grazing products for a truly special present. Plus, gift boxes are delivered free around the Central Coast. Bonus for buying local.
Sip N Graze - Handcrafted Picnic and Camping Tables
Avoid spillages on picnic adventures around the Coast with Sip N Graze unique tables for Dad's grazing platters that conveniently raise the food, and importantly secure the drinks.
Get brownie points from Dad:
Talented Tuggerwong cake artist from Pipoah Cakes is creating indulgent treats for Father’s Day, available for a sweet-toothed Dad.
The Favourite brownie box
If the words gooey, fudgie, oozy, chocolatey yumminess remind you of your Dad, perhaps a treat from Kincumber’s new bakery, Brownie Brownie Yum Yum would suffice? They have packed an ENTIRE BOX of double man sized brownies and a mixed loaded cookies – can Dad handle these?
The gift that keeps on giving:
Six String Membership
As if Dad wasn’t cool enough right, here’s a craft beer membership from Six String Brewery. Each month members receive a 4 pack of seasonal brews, 10% off all Six String beers and merchandise, plus new perks every month exclusive to VIP members. Cost is just $35 a month (no joining fees) with beers delivered to your door and a merchandise pack to kick you off. Just head to their website to join!
The Dude by Bay Rd Brewery
For the fans of craft brew fathers, tell him his a dude by giving him the gift of The Dude. Bay Rd Brewery have developed this craft brew creation of nitro imperial milk stout 10% ABV. He can expect thick, luscious flavours of coffee and chocolate fudge with a rich smooth mouthfeel wrapped in cool coastal vibes. Order online from their website with an assortment of different beers and colourful artistic labels to choose from.
Bells Bakery & Larder jams and honey gift packs
With the exceptional reputation of Bells the Wild Flower restaurant, a collection of their jams and honey from their garden is a beautiful present for the foodie Father. Available for collection from the Bells Bakery & Larder, grab this gift alongside a Bells branded tote.
Sweet treats from Marshmallow & Co
Their Boozy Hot Chocolate box is winner, with everything he needs to make a deluxe hot chocolate this winter (with a warming nip). The box is a 9 piece marshmallow sampler including this Wyong marshmallow factory’s most popular flavours, or opt for a Thick Hot Chocolate Bundle. Stocks are limited so don't delay for Father’s Day, dip in while you can!
Have a Crate Day
Packed in handmade wooden crates, these gifts are filled with goodies…but the catch is the crates are sealed shut. The only way in is with the pry bar tool the crate is delivered with. To decide what was going to be included in the boxes, over 100 men were asked, what do men want? The results are on their website, and the crates can be delivered anywhere with free delivery on orders over $100.
Dad’s deli hampers from Bamvino Pizza & Wine
A ‘Dad’s Favourites’ hamper is a bit of an assumption, but the crafted wooden gift box is just a start... you actually get to pick from their gourmet food and wine deli to pop his favourite tasty treats inside. Next get a special message engraved on the underside of the lid declaring just how special he is in your life! Then maybe, just maybe, he will share the contents with you. There's also the option of a Dad’s DIY Tucker Box, and Dad's DIY Grazing box. Direct message Bamvinos to order.
Little Creek Cheese
Make those fun filled Dad jokes a little more cheesy with Little Creek Cheese. An assortment of delicious award winning cheeses are now available on Little Creek Cheese online store for click and collect.
Chocolate on the Central Coast
Pick up some sweet hampers from Gosford Chocolate Factory or Luka Chocolates for an extra special treat time. Both chocolate destinations have factory tours available where you can both learn first-hand how nougat, marshmallows, chocolates are created.
Upstairs Wines - Mikey's favourite six for Dad
Upstairs Wines team member Mikey has put together six of his absolute favourite wines that he thinks Dad should try! Comprising an eclectic collection From Sunday, Valpolicella, Downe, Lost Buoy, Proud Primary Produce, and White Gate. Head to their website to pre-order or arrange a pick up from their Long Jetty store.
Homeground Central Coast Gift Box
A curation of delicious goods and artisan products, all curated on the Central Coast. The best bit? These guys only source from our amazing local producers! Their Father’s Day gift boxes are always a sell out but there’s also lots of other awesome packs to purchase for your Dad that represent the best of the Coast’s artisan community, such as ‘Box of The Coast Gift Box’. Be sure to take a look at these lovely boxes by Homeground Central Coast.
Men Who Scrub
Take a look at this specially branded skincare range Men Who Scrub making it easier for Dad to turn grooming into a staple part of his life. Take a look at their collection of options for Fathers Day that will leave him feeling good and smelling good in no time.
Claya.au luxury gift boxes
Create your own luxury men’s collection on their website, or check out their ‘Night in’ and ‘ Ready to rock’ skin care gift packs for blokes, featuring sunscreen for men, a sustainable Huskee coffee cup, espresso martini cocktail mix, and more goodies.
Sunshine Gifting Co
With gift pack businesses swiftly selling out of their online stock, this is another brilliant option that supports local at its heart. Local Legends is their curated Dad-themed gift pack filled with several local Central Coast businesses. Head over to Sunshine’s website to see what’s available in each and order your pack for Father's Day delivery deadlines.
A dozen complimentary Oysters with his discovery experience
‘Broken Bay Pearl Farm have Father’s Day covered! Every Dad who is booked onto the Discovery Experience on Fathers Day, will receive a dozen local complimentary oysters. Enjoy them by the water at the Shellar Door or take them home for later! The Discovery Experience is a great family day out, discovering the hidden gems of NSW on the scenic Hawkesbury River.
Book your Discovery Experience and learn all about this unique and local aquaculture industry!
Restaurant specials & Gift Vouchers for Father's Day
We're exceptionally lucky here on the Central Coast to have an incredible bounty of fresh seasonal produce for our award winning restaurants to access! Local chefs and kitchens are truly passionate about their menu items and these foodie destinations have put together special menus for Father's Day. Book now to reserve your table.
Bells the Wild Flower - Killcare Heights
$140pp four course family style feast with complimentary 6-pack from Hawkesbury Brewing Co
*Gift vouchers are also available
Hotel Gosford - Gosford
Two lunch sittings along with a selection of bistro specials, drinks and more.
Terrigal Beach House - Terrigal
Smokehouse BBQ, Hit 101.3 team, balloon artist, prize wheel, and live music The Shakedown Syndicate.
Reef Restaurant - Terrigal
Two courses $89 or three courses $99 with bread, canapé, and glass of wine included.
Steak Special at Shallows Bar - Wagu rump steak with beer or wine $30pp
BBQ with beer or wine $30pp
The Beachcomber Hotel - Toukley
Bangin BBQ Platter 4pp $180 + Jug of Beer
Sunken Monkey Hotel (SMH) - Erina
All profits from raffle tickets will be matched by SMH and donated to Men's Shed Gosford
Norah Head Sporties - Norah Head
Special Father's Day menu
Lime Mexican - The Entrance
Free beer with meal purchase
Gosford Sailing Club - Gosford
$5 schooners for Dads all day
Asian Inspired Carnivore Plate for 2 $80
Wishing you a wonderful Father's Day on the Central Coast.
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