12 Ways to Make Dad’s Day

It’s nearly that time again. Father’s Day is right around the corner and Plumpton Marketplace are here to help you make sure it’s a good day all round.

  • 1 Sep 2023
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From handmade gifts to relaxing activities, Plumpton Marketplace's list of Father’s Day gift ideas will give you plenty of inspiration to make Dad’s day. 

The best part? These gifts are good for the planet, good for the soul and good for the belly. So, let’s come together to celebrate all the father figures out there. Where would we be without them?

Top 12 Father’s Day gift ideas

Reusable Water Bottles, Mugs and Novelty Gifts
Because you can never have too many water bottles on hand. Help dad stay hydrated with a reusable drink bottle from Big W. Dad a big coffee or tea drinker? Grab him a fun, personalised mug from King of the Pack. If dad is an NRL fan, check in store for NRL merchandise for his favourite team! Dollar Avenue also has a fun range of Father's Day cards, novelty gifts and so much more so be sure to check them out. Pop into Plumpton Newsagency for a couple of scratch-its, fun novelty items (think stubby holders and bottle openers) and a special Father's Day card!

Eye-wear for those sunny days ahead
Find Dad the perfect pair of sunnies, just in time for Spring. OPSM and Specsavers have a huge range of styles to suit every Dad!

Grooming Session and Products
Help Dad tame the scruff with a new shaver set from Big W or get the best skin products or a shave/hair cut from The Cave Barber or Styles by Jaimy. You could even treat dad to a facial at Aqua Skin Clinic for something extra special!

Bling for the King of your heart
Find Dad the perfect watch, ring, necklace or tags to show him how much you love him at Prouds. You could also go the extra mile and have your items engraved at Plumpton Shoe and Key (who also have a superb range of engrave-able gift-ware including flasks, frames and more). 

A Relaxing Massage
We all need a bit of self-care from time to time. A massage is the perfect way to relax and loosen up those muscles. Book dad in for a relaxing hot stone massage or a more intense deep tissue massage at Plumpton Massage and Acupuncture. For something a little different, gift him a foot massage and pedicure at Pear Nails, ProfessioNail or D'Zai Nails

Games and tech gadgets
Is your Dad young at heart? Grab him the latest consoles, games and pop culture merchandise from EB Games. Staying in shape is as important as ever, so give Dad a new jolt of motivation with a fitness watch or even a Samsung or Apple Watch from Big W, Vodafone or Optus

A Good Meal
Take Dad out for a special Father’s Day treat. At Plumpton Marketplace, you’ll find plenty of places to tuck into a tasty meal. Try Franky & Co for great coffee and a donut, or Caffe Cherry Beans for a full Aussie breakfast. For lunch, check out XS Espresso, Zambrero or Thaitory. And for dinner, grab a table at Hot Duck or take home some Pizza, Wings and Ribs from PizzaBakers for a delicious, celebratory meal.

A Good Book
Add another great read to your dad’s nightstand. Head to Big W to pick up a fresh new book for him to dive into. Here are some best sellers we’ve been loving:
• ‘The Art of Risk’ by Richard Harris
• ‘Against the Water’ by Owen Wright
• ‘Three Days to Live' James Patterson
• ‘The Caretaker’ by Gabrial Bergmoser  
• ‘Broken Bay’ by Margaret Hickey

Gift Voucher
Give Dad the gift of choice with a Plumpton Marketplace gift card. That way, you can spend the day cruising the centre helping Dad pick up a gift he’ll love. Head to the information desk to pick up your gift card or click here to purchase online.

Homemade Spice Rub
If your dad is the king of the BBQ, he’ll love this delicious, homemade spice rub for his next cook-up. Simply combine the following ingredients in a bowl, transfer into a jar or container and wrap up with a bow for dad.

1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp chilli powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp salt
1/4 cup brown sugar firmly packed

Homemade BBQ Sauce
A tasty gift with a bit of zing, this homemade BBQ sauce recipe will take Dad’s next backyard BBQ to the next level. 

2 cups Tomato Sauce
2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp Salt 
½ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder

Home-Baked Treats
Has your dad got a sweet tooth? Spend some time cooking up a storm in the kitchen making his favourite baked treat. Brownies, muffins, rocky road – you’ll find all the ingredients you need from Woolworths

Whoever the father figure is in your life, we hope you get to spend some quality time on Father’s Day showing them how much you care. No matter how big, expensive or elaborate the gift, it’s the thought that counts. At the end of the day, a big hug and a heartfelt ‘I love you’ is the best gift of all.