It's Father's Day this Sunday 2 September, so to make your life a bit easier we've put together our top 10 pressie picks - and they're all available right here in the Heart of the City.

1) Something funny

The brilliant Bill Bailey returns to New Zealand after his sold out 2010 tour with his new show, Qualmpeddler, addressing his many qualms about the modern world. Get B reserve tickets for his shows at the ASB Theatre on 3 and 4 October for $79.90 each.

Go with the traditional wisdom that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and treat him to a meal out.

2) Something yummy

Go with the traditional wisdom that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach and treat him to a meal out. The menu at Libertine in Victoria Park is suitably manly, and we can testify that it’s very good. Mains range from $27.50 - $34.50.

3) Something summery

It’s the turn of season, so if your Dad’s anything like us, he’s looking forward to summer already. Get him ready for jandal season with a pair of new season Havaianas from The Concept Store in Britomart. We like the simple and classic Brazil, a very reasonable $30.

4) Something sporty

Graham Henry: Final Word is the ultimate gift for the rugby-loving father this Father’s Day. Pick up a copy for the rugby-head in your life for $39.99 at Whitcoulls.

5) Something stylish

Crane Brothers has all the bits and pieces for the most dapper of Dads (or those who’d like to be). An easy and accessible step towards being the most well-groomed Dad in town is the Kent Switchblade comb in sawcut resin for $32.


6) Something in a bottle

Why not treat your Dad to a special bottle of something nice. The Whisky Shop in Elliott Stables has some great specials for Father’s Day - Johnnie Walker Gold for $115 (down from $188.10) and Green for $84 (down from $110.40). Their tasting events are worth a look too!

7) Something sweet

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. Chocolate is a classic for good reason, so pick up a Father's Day assortment of chocolates and truffles for $29.90 from Devonport Chocolates in Queen’s Arcade.

8) Something educational

If your father’s the kind who likes to expand his mind then a ticket to the next instalment of Late at The Museum might be just up his alley. This year’s series explores the seven deadly sins, and Lust is next on the agenda. Tickets to Late at the Museum are $20 plus booking fee.

9) Something to play with

Hobby Trend in Westfield Downtown is a gadgetry treasure trove. They have all kinds of remote control helicopters and cars, and you can pick your Dad up his own flying UFO for Father’s Day for just $74.99.

10) Something techy

Help the father in your life to capture his most memorable moments with a handy dandy handycam. Sony’s TS20K Bloggie Touch camera at Camera and Camera does HD video and 12.8MP stills and is now $249, down from $349.

Last updated: 21 August 2020