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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate our incredible Dad’s on Sunday, 6 September. Whether you are lucky enough to be able to see your Dad on Father’s Day, or if you have to get creative and plan ahead, the Market has you covered with loads of great gift ideas and experiences to make Dad feel special at home.

With our general merchandise retailers currently closed, we’ve put together a list of some unique gift ideas from traders who offer home delivery / shipping or are part of our Order & Collect service, making it easy for you to get the perfect gift.  For those who live within 5km of the Market and are lucky enough to be able to see Dad this year, why not treat him to a home-cooked meal and pick up some fresh, local quality produce from your local Market. Our Cecil St restaurants are also offering takeaway and delivery so we’ve got Father’s Day lunch or dinner covered.

Order Online or through Order & Collect:

The Australian Natural Soap Company boasts an impressive men’s range, with everything from shaving kits, beard shampoo, man care oil and even beer soap! Use code Dad30 for free shipping over $30. Plus, if you opt for gift wrapping, they’ll throw in a personalised hand-written card.

ANSC Beard Kit

Pick up a rich, moisturising body cream made with cold-pressed virgin coconut oil from Coconut Revolution. Their moisturisers work to keep the skin’s connective tissue strong, encouraging firm, youthful-looking skin from head-to-toe.

Merchant’s of Change have some cosy Jumbo Ugg Boots to keep dad’s feet warm during the colder months. These lightweight boots are made from Australian sheepskin material, making them highly insulated towards both heat and cold, which means his feet will never be cold or sweat.

Do you have a cool Dad? TheSuperCool have some super creative gifts. Check out their range of Solid State cologne. This solid wax-based cologne is super slick, lasts for ages and makes a brilliant gift.

SuperCool Cologne

Head online to Cavalli for a fabulous collection of locally-made leather bags, with everything from satchels and wallets to computer bags and overnight bags, or Yodgee for a great range of footwear from RM Williams, Blundstone and Dr. Martins.

Get Dad out of his trackies and into something more fashionable. Lost in Seasons and La Sierra have some stylish pieces to update his iso-wardrobe! Dad working from home? A terrarium from Terrarium Lab will give his home-office a breath of fresh air.

Terrarium Lab

For those lucky enough to live within 5km of the Market and can see their Dad on Father’s Day, there are plenty of great foodie-gifts at South Melbourne Market:

If dad is a sweet tooth, we highly recommend the cannoli from Cannoleria. These delicate tubes of golden crunchy pastry are available in store and are also available for delivery.

Bacio Cannoli

Is dad a coffee lover? The Market boasts several coffee outlets that sell their own beans, including Padre Coffee and Clement. Pick up a unique roasting blend, reusable coffee cup or a fancy new coffee toy such as an aeropress, cold drip, grinder or chemex!

If beer or wine are more his thing, stop in to Swords Select Wine & Beer for an amazing selection of local and international craft beers and their popular cleanskin range of wines.


Or why not treat Dad to a delicious lunch or dinner from one of our  Cecil Street restaurants? Our restaurants are offering both takeaway or delivery during lockdown. Dad will feel very special when he is treated with a delicious Spanish, seafood, Mexican or Asian feast.


Father's Day Cards

Still stuck for ideas?

  • Does Dad like it hot? South Melbourne Market Grocer is a hot sauce haven!
  • Foodie Dad? Check out the grazing boxes and hampers available from Theo’s Deli.
  • Help keep Dad looking sleek & smelling incredible with natural skincare by Elementary.
  • If Dad enjoys a cuppa, TeaDrop offer a beautiful range of gift-packs. Available in store or online.
  • If you’ve got a Dad who loves to BBQ, Gewurzhaus have a great range of spices. Try their BBQ Bloke’s Spice – an essential pantry item for every man and his steak!
  • Georgie’s Harvest have gorgeous truffle’s, oils and condiments available in store or online.
  • Make dad smile with a quirky gift-card from Ruby and Sky.

Grocer Hot sauce

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