Still not sure what to get dad for this sunday?.. Time is ticking, but we've got you covered with these awesome spots within our Local Gift Ideas for Dad list.
Brothers Beer reviewed by Johnny P.
Most Dads are suckers for the suds, so an excursion to Brothers Beer in the City Works Depot may just make his Fathers Day the best one yet. This team really did go all out on the tap offerings, with 18 regularly changing, delicious and different beers ready and waiting for your number one Dad to taste. Savour the flavour of one brew, or tuck into a tasting rack of five beers for $25. When the hunger pains prevail (or the tasting rack gets the better of him), choose from their list of tasty wood fired pizzas, too. And if you’re thinking a ‘Dad & Associates Day Out’ (i.e. bringing the family and friends together) could be nice, then ask Brothers Beer about their group bookings and tastings - he’d love nothing more than a belly full of laughs to go with that belly full of brews.
Flotsam & Jetsam reviewed by Sarah I.
An expertly curated not-so-junk junk store, Flotsam & Jetsam on the corner of Ponsonby Rd and Williamson Ave is full to the brim of great vintage finds from around the world. If you're after unique pieces, but want to select from a pre-sourced haul, this is the spot (visit on a Saturday or Sunday and you might even score a free flat white!)
I Love Ugly reviewed by Johnny P.
Forget about I Love Ugly’s five panel caps for a moment, these local lads have got racks of ritzy threads for Dads too. As we willingly wander into spring I can seriously guarantee Dad hasn’t thought once about freshening up his shirt or slack selection (it’s no fault of his, he’s just too busy!) Enter: your Fathers Day prezzy with help from I Love Ugly. Their shirt and pant designs in particular have become a whole lot more wearable for Dad’s now, more so than when the brand started out. Clean and simple design, beautifully made, super suitable for dressing up or down, with abundant accessories to match. Sure, I could have put Crane Brothers in this list instead, but really, I Love Ugly is around half the price (or less) with as much swag and credibility. Jump online and check their store locations, the perfect wardrobe item for Dad may be just around the corner.
Auckland Seaplanes reviewed by Ben T.
Auckland Seaplanes is without a doubt the best way to see Auckland, and makes you really appreciate how beautiful our city is. My scenic flight over Rangitoto was undoubtedly one of the highlights of my year and is amazing value for what it is. Steve the pilot was super friendly and professional and made the whole experience a safe and relaxing pleasure for me and my partner. Best way to get score some easy browny points with the lady and a truly amazing experience. Plus they're doing a sweet fathers day deal which includes a scenic tour around Rangitoto for $150 which I'm definitely planning on snapping up for the old boy soon!
Botany Hunting & Fishing NZ reviewed by Rosleyn R.
They have the besets service with great knowledge and if you have a question they cannot answer then they will go the extra mile to find out for you
Mitre 10 Mega Henderson reviewed by Annie D.
Tools for your tool guys! An impossibly large range to suit the needs and interests of anyone you might be buying for.
Ubertec Limited reviewed by Annie D.
Every nerd boys wet dream - ubertec has an amazing range. You will definitely find a gift for the technically savvy man in your life here.
Moustache has the most amazing cookies, alway melt in your mouth, full of flavour.. and oh so modish... team that up with their incredible milkshakes (peanut butter and chocolate is my fav) and you are in foodie heaven!!!
The Whisky Shop reviewed by Johnny P.
So your Papa likes a nip of whisky when the mood strikes, does he? Well, The Whisky Shop is where it’s at for his Fathers Day prezzie then. It can be a little overwhelming as your eyes glaze over at the layers upon layers of product in store, especially if you know next-to-nothing about Dads preferred spirit. But don’t fret, the Whisky Shop staff got their jobs because they’re incredibly passionate about their trade, and have had a night or three ‘getting to know’ their product for your benefit. And it’s not just a specialist whisky store, they also have other spirits, vouchers for their regular tastings, gift sets, a range of perfect whisky sipping glasses and accessories, and are offering special Fathers Day discounts too. A hot tip: if it’s accessible, take a cheeky photo of your Dads liquor cabinet contents to show them his preferences - they’ll choose you a bottle that’ll have him saying “oh, you totally nailed it!”
Mixt is an intentionally kitschy gift shop that stocks awesome art/home decor/general knick knacks, created by Kiwi artists and crafters. There’s loads of rad art prints, wall-mountings (ducks in suits? Yes please), jewellery, handcrafted vases and ceramics, greeting cards, lamps, it goes on. I like to get my thank you or birthday cards from Mixt… a screen-printed, New Zealand-designed card feels a lot more personal than a mass-produced Hallmark. The pricing is reasonable considering that most items there are handcrafted and unique. The retro and art focus really appeals to me, and I often find myself popping in to browse when I was really just planning on walking to the dairy. There’s also a retro furniture shop next door, under the Mixt name, but I try to avoid going in as everything inside is fantastic and I can’t fit any more furniture in my house.