7 Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas


Father’s Day is just around the corner, and even though you told yourself you wouldn’t let it happen (again), you’ve left it so late that all the good stores have been cleared out and online shopping is no longer an option.

Sound familiar? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! From thoughtful handmade pressies to unforgettable experiences, here are our picks for the best last-minute gifts – and there’s not a tie in sight.

1. Event Tickets

Is dad crazy about footy? Or does he prefer the deafening rumble of amplifiers at live shows? Whatever it is that tickles his fancy, a ticket to a sporting event, theatre performance, or live gig is sure to make his day. The best part? Most are print-at-home or delivered straight to mobile, meaning there’s no waiting around for the ticket to arrive in the letterbox. Too easy!

2. A Night Out

Your dad does so much for the people he loves, it’s time to give him a night that’s just for him (and maybe a special guest, too). Treat him to dinner and drinks at his favourite local restaurant, or take the opportunity to introduce him to a great new eatery. Not sure where to start? Check out our huge range of discounted dining deals that dad’s sure to love here.

3. A Mixtape

Yes, we know, it’s very ’80s… but hear us out. Dad may not care for today’s tunes, but he does care about you, and if you design a playlist especially for him, made with the music you shared when you were younger (or even some modern songs that make you think of him), we guarantee he’ll go crazy for it. For a more technologically up-to-date version, make a shared iTunes or Spotify playlist, or pop your picks on a CD or USB for him to listen to in the car.

4. A Subscription

The best kinds of Father’s Day gifts are the ones that keep giving, and subscriptions do just that. Whether it’s his favourite magazine or newspaper, or credit for a Netflix or Stan account, a subscription is something he can enjoy for months to come. If these sound a little too generic for your pa, fear not – there are plenty of subscription boxes that are sure to delight, from grooming supplies to chocolates and even beer.

5. An Experience

Physical gifts are great, sure, but you can’t beat the gift of memories. Let dad live his childhood dreams with an ultra-realistic flight simulator, embrace his inner gamer with a virtual reality gaming sesh, send him soaring with a spectacular hot-air balloon ride, or take him on in a head-to-head paintball battle! The possibilities are endless – click here to see what’s going on near you.

6. A Gift Card

Gift cards have gotten a bad rap over the years, with some people branding them a cop-out, but really, who actually complains when they get handed one? No one. And that’s because they give the recipient total freedom of choice. As long as you’re super thoughtful about what the gift card is for (ask yourself – will he really use this?), dad is bound to be thrilled.

7. Personalised vouchers

In keeping with the whole gifts-that-keep-on-giving thing we mentioned earlier, there’s no cuter way to show dad how much you love and appreciate him than with a handmade book of personalised coupons. They could be for anything – taking him out for a beer, doing the dishes, bringing him breakfast in bed, or even just a hug! Take a look at Pinterest for some voucher inspo.

Still stuck? Head on over to the Cudo website now to see our massive range of Father’s Day gifts, from dining and wine tasting deals to fun activities and pamper packages (because even dad needs a bit of “me time”!)