Gift Guide for the Hard to Buy for Dad

Heads up!  Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday 3 September!  It’s a great excuse (if you need one) to spoil the dad in your life. 

We’ve created a gift guide for the Hard to Buy For Dad in your life to make the hunt for the perfect present easier.

I Love Ugly

If he’s always in streetwear…

Meet I Love Ugly, a seriously stylish and proudly kiwi-owned brand that'll have your dad looking sharp all day and night. From their classic sweaters and hoodies,  to their supercool graphics tees, all the way to long sleeve shirts they’ve got the fashion game on lock.


For the dads who never go out of style, we've got Huffer and AS Colour, two iconic homegrown brands that are nailing the streetwear scene. So, if you want to keep your dad's wardrobe in tip-top shape, these are some of the go-to stores at Sylvia Park!

If he’s always in suits…

Not willing to break the bank on a $700 suit? No worries! Let's still amp up your dad's suit collection with some snazzy cufflinks from 3 Wise Men. They've got everything from classy wedding ones to hilarious rubber chicken cufflinks for the fun-loving dad!

Ties are the name of the game! We know ties say a lot about a man, so let's have some fun with it. Rembrandt has a treasure trove of options, from classic silk to vibrant wool ties that'll bring out your dad's personality in full swing! 

Time to put your best foot forward, and Rodd & Gunn has got your dad's back! From badass boots to classy Italian leather dress shoes, they've got the perfect pairs to boost his style game.

Sunglass Hut

If he’s a sunglass fiend

Summer's knocking on our doors, and it's the perfect time to treat him to some snazzy new shades he'll adore! Sunglass Hut is your one-stop-shop with a fantastic line-up, from Ray Ban to Burberry - sleekness at its finest!


And guess what? You can customize these shades to the max - from lenses to frames, even down to the sweetest engraving! Add a personal touch with a heartfelt message - because nothing says "I love you" like a pair of sunglasses made just for him!

If his nose is pressed to a book…

Nailing the gift game is a breeze with a captivating read, and luckily, Whitcoulls is your go-to for some seriously awesome page-turners. Al Brown's "Eat Up New Zealand (The Bach Edition)" is the ultimate cookbook for the dad who's all about whipping up the freshest catch of the day!

Got a history buff on your hands? "Our Land in Colour" is a treasure trove that dives into Aotearoa's vibrant history through never-before-seen images restored in all their colourful glory!


But here's the twist: if he's a die-hard Kindle enthusiast, why not surprise him with a snazzy new fabric cover from JB Hi-Fi? We get it - over time, those covers can collect more dust than memories. A shiny new Kindle cover will give his beloved e-reader that brand-new sparkle all over again!


As Father's Day approaches, we hope our Hard to Buy For Dad gift guide has sparked some inspiration.


Enter our Father's Day competition for a chance to win: 

  • 1x $350 I Love Ugly Voucher
  • 1x $300 3 Wise men Voucher
  • Free haircuts from Tommy Gun for a year
  • 4x Books from Whitcoulls
  • $250 voucher from Sunglass Hut

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Happy Father's Day!

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