Love Local List: Unique gift ideas for Dads for Father's Day

Central Coast makers and creators always hit the mark on Father's Day for cool gift ideas
We've curated a list that has something special for all the Dad figures!

Celebrate the ones we call Dad with some love, special gifts and fun times on the Central Coast. There are many unique and talented makers and creators that call the Coast home and they have a range of gifts and products made specially with Dad in mind.

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not fill his belly with the gift of deliciousness, and wine and dine him on the fine food. For those that enjoy some pampering, spoil him with handmade skincare goodness. Get into the Father’s Day spirit with your cocktail kings and craft beer enthusiasts, we think they’ll enjoy opening a hamper of carefully curated tipples and ales.

Whatever the father figure in your life loves, we’re sure that this gift guide will help you make Father’s Day extra special this year.

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Block N' Tackle, Kincumber
Tomahawk steak and lunch veg
Margarita Daze, Umina Beach
Unique Gifts

Crate Father's Day

Owned by a local Coastie, Father’s Day shopping has just got so much easier! Gift a crate with all the things Dads love. Fill your own Crate Day crate by adding in the items your super hero will love, from bad dad jokes, golf items, chocolate and more or shop one that has all the goodies Dad will love!  

It won't be back to drawing board with this gift

Secondlife Recrafted repurpose timber to create stunning handcrafted reclaimed cutting boards and homewares. Give dad a 'Board and BBQ box' or a 'Whiskey box' each containing a bespoke board and locally produced items including produce from Little Creek Cheese, SSB Chilli, and the Whisky Box board is made from whiskey barrels from Amber Lane Distillery in the Yarramalong. There is option to upgrade boxes to include additional items or completely customise your Board Box to included everything your special person loves.

The best shot

This Central Coast hamper company knows how to create hampers to put a smile on Dad’s face. For the Dad’s who love to dabble with their cocktail making skills, sip on a whiskey sour or enjoy local craft beers, these Cheers Sweetie hampers offer everything Dad needs to enjoy a drink with family and friends. 

Let's face it

Tired of hearing about her girlfriend’s partners stealing their sugar scrubs, local coasties Bridie designed a skincare range specially for men! Men Who Scrub has a range of face and body scrubs in delectable fragrances, magnesium sprays, beard and skincare products. There is something to suit every man!  Why not order a “scrub-scription" and save, then there are no excuses about your sugar scrubs going missing. 

Tap in to some local brews 

The coast's own brewery has put together a treat for Dad with everything made locally and we just love how Block N Tackle in Kincumber are supporting other local makers! Pick up this Blcok N Tackle box for Dad so he can enjoy a can of Block N' Tackle's brew (you can choose one of four at checkout) and an IPA glass, beer infused cheese from Little Creek Cheese in Wyong and Madhouse Beef Jerky made in Wyong. 

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Secondlife Recrafted, Saratoga
Artisan Estate Blacksmithing fathers Day
Artisan Estate, Somersby
From the little ones

Roll up those sleeves

Head over to the 'Maker Shed' at Artisan Estate in Somersby and experience the old word techniques of blacksmithing. Learn the essential of blacksmithing and forge with fire then bring home your masterpiece! The classes are suitable for kids 12 and older so they can join in the fun with dad too!

Surfs up!

Have you got a Dad who loves to try new things? Why not make the most of the region's beautiful beaches and give him the gift of a surfing lesson? Purchase a gift voucher from Central Coach Surf Academy and why not get the kids ones too so they can learn to surf with Dad?

Personalised pressies

Chain Valley Gifts have a great selection of unique personalised gifts for Dads and Poppys. These thoughtful gifts will be treasured and admired for years to come. From personalised bottle opener coasters to engraved hammers and hand print plaques, there is a treasure trover of items to select from.

Chocolate for your champion

Celebrate Father’s Day with handmade chocolate gifts from local chocolatiers Luka’s Chocolates. Choose from individual chocolates or one of the gift hampers. They have thought of everything including chocolates golf balls for those golf loving fathers and a 5-piece chocolate toolkit with a cute wooden tool box for all those Tradie dads!


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Men Who Scrub
surfer in ocean on Central Coast
Central Coast Surf Academy
Father's Day feasts

Breaky in a box

Give Dad the day off cooking the weekend breakfast fry up and order a ready to takeaway breaky box from Margarite Daze.  Packed with all the hearty breakfast goodies to kick start your day to be enjoyed at home, or on the beach after an early morning surf at Umina Beach.  For the Dad who loves to have a sleep in, the 1.5kg Tomahawk steak pack will be right up his street! The pack includes, the 1.5 kg Tomahawks steak with all the trimmings, plus 4 mystery craft beers. All you have to do is cook the steak to Dad liking at lunch time and enjoy the good times! Pick up both from the beach kiosk on Father’s Day.

Captain Dad

Let Dad be Captain for the day at Drifters Wharf in Gosford. Treat Dad to the 'Father’s Tasting Day', where he can sample craft beer, wine and cider. There will be a complimentary beer for all dads and father figures plus live music from Gang of Brothers. Book your table for September 3 for lunch and dinner.

Fit for a King

Enjoy a three course luncheon at The Wild Flower Bar and Dining at Bells at Killcare this Father's Day. There will be a Six String Brewing Co larger on arrival, just what Dad deserves plus he also receives a complimentary 4 pack to take home too!

Smokin' Sunday

Enjoy the BBQ smoker smells as you kick back with a schooner or two listening to sounds on the Lakeside lawn at Magenta Shores. Think all America BBQ feast, lawn games, fire pit, lives music and beers from local brewery, Six String Brewery.  A fun afternoon for all the family to celebrate the Dad’s in your life. Book your tickets for September 1, 2-5pm.

Brisket and beers

Treat dad to a Smokin’ Father’s Day at Kariny’a Restaurant, bar and terrace and Koonindah Waters. Feast on a smoked meat board with all his favourite smoked brisket and chorizo, lamb ribs, charred corn, slaw and slider buns. Plus add in a craft beer bucket of  any 4 of beers including the Coast’s very own Six String Brewery and Bay Road Brewing ales. From 11am-5pm on Father’s Day. No booking required, but to avoid disappointment, it might be best to book.

Father's Day by the beach

Let’s agree, what dad doesn’t love a great meal surrounded with family and awesome ocean views of Avoca Beach.  Dine on a 3 course meal with a welcome drink on arrival. Upgrade to a signature Avoca Beach House Seafood Platter for an extra $40pp. The choice of food will have Dad spoilt for choice! Bookings available 11:30am-6:30pm on Father’s Day. Bookings essential.

Lunch in the Hinterland

Treat Dad to an unforgettable lunch at Linton Gardens, a Hinterland gem that is beautiful this time of year. Indulge in good food and create cherished memories that will last a life time. Enjoy a two course menu crafted with care by the talented chefs. 

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