Just because Father’s Day is going to be an at-home event for Sydneysiders this year doesn’t mean it can’t be special.
A lot of Inner West Mums members are already planning surprises for the dads, grandfathers, uncles and other special blokes in their lives. Some ideas we’ve seen mentioned in the Group include a decadent lunch home delivered, special ‘Dad and me’ memento books completed by the kids and personalised mugs.
If you’d like to support local this Father’s Day, here are some of the fun, delicious and interesting offerings from inner west businesses which can be delivered to the door or picked up (depending on your lockdown distance limit).
Tales & Tea
This thoughtfully curated box is one for the book lover in your life. The Father’s Day box includes one new release book, a large ‘Dad’ chocolate freckle or giant Father’s Day freckle, a pack of 10 coffee pods, a mixed pack of organic tea, a mindfulness card and a handwritten note. Price: $59.95. Shipping is on August 27 with the label “Open on Father’s Day”. Details: talesandtea.com.au
These Father’s Day gift box sets can be personalised and delivered Australia-wide or with free contactless delivery within 5km of Concord. The gift boxes come with a 500ml scented soy wax candle and either a David Beckham aftershave gift pack or the Men’s Sukin Skincare gift pack (pictured at left). These are delivered in a black gift box and gold ribbon. Price is $80. The candles can be purchased separately. Orders must be placed by August 29 via Instagram or Facebook DM or email email@example.com.
Sophie Hartigan’s biscuits are just so special. She has put together two Father’s Day gift boxes, both priced at $20. The Dadda Bear (pictured at top of page) and Mane Man (pictured right). Plus a treat box for $45 (pictured left) featuring seven sweet treats. Unfortunately she doesn’t deliver, but contactless pick-up is available from her Annandale studio on Saturday September 4. Orders must be placed by August 29. Message Sophie Creates via Facebook to order.
Fleur & Fable
Personalised bookplate stamps are perfect for the reader who likes to hang onto their books! Designed by Ashfield-based illustrator Jessica Lee, choose from more than 10 designs, enter the name of the recipient in the personalisation field, add-on an optional ink pad and your stamp will be produced in 24-48 hours. The stamps are handcrafted from Australian Jarrah wood with a laser cut rubber base. Free shipping and Afterpay available. Order by August 27 for delivery before Father’s Day. Details: fleurandfable.com.au
Cookie Queen Kitsch’n
These treat boxes from Cookie Queen Kitsch’n are so much fun! The Fathers’ Day Sweet Treat Box includes cookies, cupcakes, macarons, magnum pops (and more!) for $79. And the Father’s Day Toolbox contains four custom cookies for $25 in a giftbox. Choose from blue or red icing. Order by midnight Thursday September 2. Use the coupon IWMDad at checkout for free delivery on the weekend of Father’s Day.