posted on 25 Aug 20 | by Explore Bendigo

We love celebrating the most important people in our lives and that doesn’t ring any truer when it comes to Father’s Day.

What better time to shower your Dad, Grandfather or the Father of your little ones with a some love, extra attention and maybe even a gift or two.  So, with Father’s Day not that far away, it’s time to start planning how you’re going to treat your Dad to something special.  Lucky for you, we’ve put together a little guide or perhaps more of a cheat sheet of ideas to show your Dad just how much you care…

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For The Craft Beer Lover Dad

Does your Dad enjoy a crafty ale?  No problem, hit up the team at The Hop Supply Co.  for an awesome and extensive range of craft beer from not only across the Bendigo region but Australia wide, plus they’ll even deliver to your door.   Alternatively, check out local favourites Cornella Brewery, Palling Bros. Brewery or Tooborac Hotel & Brewery based in the Heathcote region.
Perhaps your Dad loves to dabble in a little wine or gin too? Check out this awesome Gift Pack from Condie Estate featuring Palling Bros. Brewery and Heathcote Gin.

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For The Fashion Lover Dad

Does your Dad like to look good in the latest fashion and accessories?  Choose from a selection of designer labels, Australian made, cosy and comfy, there’s something for everyone. Jump online and check out the amazing range and home delivery from these retailers: Bendigo Marketplace, Robe, Rob’s Jeanery, and The Meadow. You’re Dad will be looking the goods in no time!

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The Book Lover Dad

Does your Dad love getting lost in a great book? Learning about new things, following his favourite sports star or even a challenging crossword puzzle?  No matter what the read may be, the teams at Bendigo Book Mark and Book Now will be able to point you in the right direction.

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For The Dad Who Enjoys A Caffeine Hit

If you’re Dad loves his coffee then rest assured Bendigo has got you sorted.  Grab a bag of locally roasted coffee beans and blends from the teams at Custom Coffees or Old Green Bean.  Or get the gift that keeps on giving with a coffee voucher gift card from Get Naked Espresso Bar or a new coffee mug from The Pepperpot or Oliver Birch.   

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For The Dad That Loves Great Food

If you’re Dad loves a little bit of everything then a food hamper is the perfect choice when it comes to spoiling your Dad.  The team at Percy and Percy have a Breakfast Box and BBQ Pack on offer, while Café Essence will have your Dad drooling over their sweet treat boxes as will the chocolate hampers at Indulge Fine Belgian Chocolates. Or support our local producers with a Food Fossicker's Beer & Snacks or Family Breakfast Hamper - yum!

Or why not go that one step further and get takeaway from one of his favourite restaurants or cafes – yes please!  

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For The Garden Lover Dad

Is your Dad a bit of a green thumb? Perhaps he loves pottering around the garden? Why not pick up some native greenery from Goldfields Revegetation Native Nursery or some fruit and veggie seedlings from Bendigo Wholefoods. It’s the ultimate gift that keeps on giving.  Or check out the individually crafted pieces from Col-Iron with their amazing range of fire pits, rustic garden art, raised planters and more.

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For The Dad That Loves A Drop Of Wine

With the Bendigo and Heathcote region renowned for their red wine varieties you couldn’t blame Dad for loving a bottle of two of his favourite local wine.  With so many options available to go direct to the cellar door, check out our latest wine blog covering our top picks. Or if you’re chasing a selection of wine from the best in the region, visit the Wine Bank on View.

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For The Dad That Loves Local

The team at Uniquely Bendigo have put together a series of locally crafted Father’s Day hampers celebrating all things Bendigo.  Choose from wine, cider, books, chocolate and more.