It's Father's Day this Sunday 3 September, so to make your life a bit easier we've put together our top picks for presents from the heart of the city.
Spa Treatment at East Day Spa
SKYCITY Grand Hotel, 123 Albert St
Help your dad unwind from the hard work of being a father with a luxurious treatment at East Day Spa. We like the sound of their special 'The East Man' treatment - a 60 minute journey including a foot bath, a shoulder and neck massage and blissful Chinese reflexology.
$89 for a 60 minute treatment.
Tickets to the Comedy Festival Return Season
Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Ave
If your dad likes a good LOL, tickets to one of the encore Comedy Fest shows by comedians including Alice Snedden, Guy Williams and Mel Bracewell might be just what the doctor ordered.
Tickets $15 - $25 + booking fee.
Sneakers from Loaded
57 High St
If looking fly is your dad's game, the NIKE Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer will be right up his alley. The classic styling of this '80s racer meets modern foot-hugging Flyknit material with a quick-lace system that will delight gadget guys.
A buffet roast lunch at Knights on Albert
Stamford Plaza, 22 - 26 Albert St
Tradition-loving dads will love you forever if you treat them to the special buffet-style Long Sunday Traditional Roast at Knights on Albert at Stamford Plaza Auckland. He'll enjoy a selection of delicious roasted meats with all the trimmings, complemented by an Irish Whiskey.
$55, bookings essential.
A FREE* lunch at The Grill by Sean Connolly
SKYCITY Grand Hotel, 90 Federal St
If your dad is impressed by a great deal on a great meal, he's bound to think you're pretty great for taking him to The Grill this Father’s Day for lunch, where he'll be treated to a free Sunday Roast - a succulent slow-roast rib of Wakanui beef off the bone served with béarnaise sauce, red wine jus and Yorkshire pudding.
*T&C: A minimum of three people dining is required to redeem this offer. Bookings essential and subject to availability. Limit of one free Sunday Roast valued at $40 per booking. The remaining diners must each order a main meal. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Available at The Grill from 12pm-2.30pm on Sunday 3 September.
Watch from Partridge Jewellers
112 Queen St
Watches are the perfect accessory for any man. The stylish dad will cherish a special timepiece like this timeless and classic Longines Master Collection Mens Chronograph.
City Works Depot has it all for a food and drink loving dad's night out. Start with a couple of tasty and interesting brews at Brothers, then head around the corner to Odettes for a shared style feast with Mediterranean flavours.
Image: Anna Kidman
Art from Gow Langsford Gallery
Cnr Wellesley and Kitchener St & 26 Lorne St
Tick two boxes for the sport and art loving dad with this piece by Dick Frizzell from Gow Langsford Gallery. One of 250 editions, this screenprint on paper will be a great addition to the next All Blacks match night at your dad's place.
Detail of Haka Lyrics (2010) Dick Frizzell, courtesy of Gow Langsford Gallery
Lighter from Havana House
59 High St
For the firestarting dad, this retro styled lighter will do just the trick. Havana House is also a haven for Cuba's finest spirits and special occasion delights if your father is so inclined.
Retro metallic lighter $155, available in a range of colours.
Shirt from Strangely Normal
19 O'Connell St
Dads who like to let their fashion do their talking will go gaga for Strangely Normal's bold printed shirts. 100% and made in New Zealand, this O'Connell St institution is a cult favourite for good reason.
Membership at District Fitness
Level 2, 125 Queen St
Health and fitness focussed city dads who like all things new and shiny will be dying to check out the city centre's newest gym in the newly renovated tower at 125 Queen St, District Fitness.
10 visit concession $220.