BWA’s Top Tips To Shopping Father’s Day

Father’s Day is looming (September 2nd for those who didn’t know!) and the time has come to sort out those online orders to make sure Dad’s present arrives in a timely fashion! I have to admit I am a Daddy’s girl so any excuse to spoil him is one that I jump at.

Sometimes Father’s Day presents are hard to find, especially if you don’t want to resort to the old ‘socks/tie/ box of chocolates’ routine. Dads deserve to be pampered too!

So to help you all out, here are some of my top tips to shopping for Dads perfect present online:

1. Leave enough time for shipping. This has been my pitfall on more than one occasion, and it is never a good idea to rely on express shipping when you are in a bind. Nobody wants to give an IOU!

2. Know your audience. For me, my Dad is a tech and book junkie so my options are pretty much unlimited and can suit almost any budget. Buying car magazinesonline is much cheaper than in store and online stores offer a much greater variety of titles.

3. Do your research. Check out the Father’s Day suggestions on your favourite shopping sites- you would be surprised to see how many good ideas they come up with. If your mainstream sites offer good ideas but a less than competitive price, why not take those inspirations and head off on a Google hunt?

4. Think outside the box. Just because Dad’s pushing 60 doesn’t mean that he isn’t still young at heart. There are heaps of fun activities that won’t give your dear old Dad a heart attack that you can find online. Think Go-Karting for the car enthusiast, a day of fishing or even a nice dinner for two. If he likes to read about action, a Top Gear Australia or Motor Magazine subscription might be right up his alley!

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Those are my top tips to making your Dad’s day special. Let us know what your tips or ideas are in the comments below!

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Images: The National Ledger

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45 Comments

  • Reply Ian Wednesday 29th August, 2012 at 10:08 am

    needs to be an uncle day

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Monday 27th August, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Very cute baby and some good tips.

  • Reply yslyenom Saturday 25th August, 2012 at 11:54 am

    OMG…the baby’s so cute!!!

  • Reply amanda6393 Friday 24th August, 2012 at 9:03 am

    Great ideas, especially the magazine subscription idea.

  • Reply thugsy Friday 24th August, 2012 at 8:42 am

    thanks for the tips 🙂

  • Reply doogs Friday 24th August, 2012 at 8:40 am

    great

  • Reply bardie Friday 24th August, 2012 at 8:36 am

    nice

  • Reply jarjar Friday 24th August, 2012 at 8:33 am

    thanks

  • Reply stephvel Wednesday 22nd August, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks for these Great Tips

  • Reply Raquel24 Wednesday 22nd August, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    thanks for the tips! haha

  • Reply romvar Wednesday 22nd August, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    I just wanna kiss that adorable baby.

  • Telishabeattie
    Reply Telishabeattie Wednesday 22nd August, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Great tips

  • Reply CazM Wednesday 22nd August, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Some great tips here. Thank you.

  • Reply foxoduck Wednesday 22nd August, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Great tips!

  • Reply cindyfeng92 Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    great tips

  • Reply Senorita Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    oh that’s a cute photo 😀

  • Reply shell0606 Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I usually get my Dad a wallet every year. Maybe this year will be different

  • Reply Anastasija Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Great tips

  • Reply T1NA Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    just randomly, harper is so cute!

  • Reply vikki18 Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    cuuute

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    great tips bwa

  • Reply diva_101 Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Great tips 😀

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 10:54 am

    My father has everything!!!! 🙁

  • Luci
    Reply Luci Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 10:51 am

    My Dad has started telling me what he wants… ha

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 8:59 am

    By the way, ultra cute baby there!

  • Reply Whatthe Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Thankfully my Dad’s just happy with a lunch!

  • Discomilk
    Reply Discomilk Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 8:48 am

    great tips, sounds great 🙂

  • Reply dj23249 Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Some great ideas

  • Reply stels Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 1:03 am

    damn beckham looks so snazzy

  • tanya6314
    Reply tanya6314 Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Thanks

  • Reply lizzie77 Monday 20th August, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    thanks for the tips

  • Reply KatP Monday 20th August, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    thanks

  • Reply AmberB Monday 20th August, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Great tips

  • Reply Lovely65 Monday 20th August, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    great tips

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Monday 20th August, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Greatideas for Dads

  • Reply jreilly Monday 20th August, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    fantastic tips

  • Reply maggielyly Monday 20th August, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    great tips!

  • Reply Claireo Monday 20th August, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    So hard to buy a gift for!

  • Reply MsKimo Monday 20th August, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    My dad never wants anything, he says having me is already a great gift. He’s so sweet 🙂

  • Reply leckytomato Monday 20th August, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    cool thanks!

  • Reply kiccules Monday 20th August, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    you’ve just reminded me that I need to buy presents

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Monday 20th August, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    thanks for the tips!

  • Reply BellaB Monday 20th August, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    My husband is impossible to buy for.

    • Reply fifi73 Tuesday 21st August, 2012 at 7:09 am

      Same, just way too fussy! I usually get hime a voucher or aftershave…

  • Reply Jenny Monday 20th August, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Love the tips

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