It's Father's Day on Sunday, September 5, so to help you make this day a special day for your father figure, we've put together few different ways to surprise him at home (or from his home) and some present inspiration from the heart of the city businesses. 

Prepare his breakfast or have it delivered to him

Best ugly bagels

On Sunday morning, start the day with a surprise breakfast for your dad. We highly recommend that you get some delicious bagels from Best Ugly Bagels (they do contactless delivery) and get creative with toppings. If you're lacking of ideas for toppings, you can also order deli goods, spreads and more on their website. They even have coffee and milks available!

Try a new activity and get creative


If you have already been to one of Paintvine's social painting classes in the city centre, we're sure you know that it is a lot of fun! So level up your and your dad's painting skills and bring the joy of painting to your home if you live together or over zoom if you don't. Check out Paintvine's online library here. They've got more than 40 videos of painting lessons to keep you and your family entertained for hours. Click here to watch them.

Cook a meal together or over zoom


It's time to prepare a dinner based on dad's favourite dishes. Rather than baking for your dad, opt for cooking together (if living together) or challenge each other cooking skills via a video call while trying your hand at some of the recipes that our amazing city centre chefs are sharing on Instagram. How about trying to make Hello Beasty's Japanese golden curry with crumbed chicken and slaw? Check out the recipe here. Click here for more online recipe inspiration.

Wines & spirits for a special occasion


Cracking open a bottle and toasting Father’s Day with a special and delicious wine or mezcal from La Fuente seems like a great way to celebrate to us. No bottles left in your dad's stash? Don’t worry La Fuente does contactless delivery within a 5km radius. Our faves; a bottle of Mezcal called Gracias a dios mexicanos made with agave Mexicano (Rhodacantha) or go for a wine pack like their La Casita option - six bottles of delicious tipples that can be enjoyed long after Father's Day is over - a gift that keeps on giving. Click here to place your order.

Brothers beer

How about some craft beer from Brothers Beer? They're delivering during lockdown, and all their best pours are available, they've even created a 'Lockdown Mixed 12 Box' to expand your beer palate. Order online, here.

Enjoy a movie marathon

Academy Ondemand

To complete the day, get comfy, grab some popcorn and watch some of your dad's favourite movies or documentaries. Doc Edge's Virtual Bubble provides a selection of 60+ films offered at a price of $7.99 per film. There are also 8 films available to view for free!  Academy Cinema's Academy on Demand service is also a great option to rent new releases or classic titles to watch from the comfort of your living room. If you're far away from home then you can plan a virtual movie marathon by screen sharing with your dad. Click here to enter Doc Edge's virtual bubble and see Academy Cinemas OnDemand, here.

Gift inspiration

Treat your dad with a nice present. Please note that at Level 4, retailers have different ways of operating.  Some are able to ship your order and others are taking orders and will deliver as soon as they are able to at Level 3.


The Hotel Britomart Gift Voucher 

Purchase a voucher to the value of your choice to be redeemed by your dad for a stay at The Hotel Britomart in a guest room or a Landing Suite after lockdown. The value of the voucher can also be credited toward mini bar, inroom dining, parking (valet), breakfast, dining and beverages in kingi. Click here to buy a voucher.

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Treat your dad with a $150 Father's Day Gift Pack 

Treat your father figure to a meal at Cafe Hanoi, Ghost Street, or Xuxu Dumpling Bar, once we get to leave our bubbles. Purchase a $150 Father's Day Gift Pack, then book in for dinner at one of the participating restaurants (once we can dine in the restaurants again). Plus, when you go in for your meal, Dad will receive a Hanoi Spare Ribs pack to take home which includes; Hanoi Spare Ribs Marinade; Hanoi Spice Pack and a Recipe Card! Packs to be picked up when dining in and will not be posted. Vouchers are valid for 12 months. Get your voucher here.


Packages starting from $100 | The Grooming Lounge 

The Grooming Lounge offers a range of male grooming services from haircuts and styling to longer massages. Surprise your dad with a voucher for the Gold Package. For $270, it includes a De-Stress Scalp Massage, Wet Shave, Whole Body (Dry, 60 Mins) and Reflexology (30 Mins). The perfect way to release some built up muscle strain and tension after lockdown. Check out the other packages available here


Watch from Partridge Jewellers 

Watches are the perfect accessory for any man. The stylish dad will cherish a special timepiece like this timeless and classic Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 from Partridge Jewellers. I
tems will be delivered once they open or they can create and email you a gift voucher that you can give to your dad on the special day.


A pair of sneakers, $170 | Loaded 

Get your dad The Nike Blazer Mid '77 Vintage. Super comfy and with a classic look from the 70's, these sneakers will make your dad look super cool!


A box of 24 chocolates, $50 | Bohemein Fresh Chocolates

Gift these delicious chocolates to your Dad. Bohemein Fresh Chocolates online store is open and taking orders during lockdown. There are so many delicious flavours to choose from. Feeling overwhelmed by choice? Let the staff and chocolatiers choose for you. Click here to order.

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You're the Bee's Knees Father's Day Bundle, $73 | Honest Chocolat

If that's not enough chocolate for you, Honest Chocolat are also delivering during level 4 and they've put together Father's Day bundles to make decision making a little bit easier. Why not treat them to the 'Bee's Knees' bundle? The bundle includes a greeting card, artisan selection box of Chocolate Bonbons, Manuka Honey 72% Dark Chocolate Tablet, and a Caramels Selection - Passion Fruit & Kawakawa, and Double Chocolate. There's also a range of other bundles and packs to choose from, as wells as specialty treats like marshmallows, jellies and hokey pokey! Shop online, here.

Last updated: 06 September 2021