From the cultured dad whose perfect day entails a nice lunch with the family to the classic bloke who needs his annual sock upgrade, the Market is filled with unique gift ideas and experiences to treat dad on Sunday 1 September. Or why not treat Dad to a home-cooked meal, picking up fresh, local quality produce from your local Market.
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! Not just a novelty, beer is actually known to have many benefits for the skin. It slows down sebum production, has an abundance of nutrients and this thick lathering soap leaves the skin feeling soft and supple. The combination of beer with clove essential oil makes for a warm, spicy aroma reminiscent of breweries and hops.
After this long Melbourne winter skin needs some extra nourishment. 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.
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.
Could Dad’s wardrobe use an update? Both Robbro Menswear and LG Fashion have been trading at the Market for over 25 yeas and cater for the mature man, offering a wide range of menswear (fashion and essentials) and both offer alterations.
Saint-K have a limited edition ribbed, 100% cashmere scarf and beanie packaged in a StK cylinder, making the perfect gift for the stylish fellow.
Drop into 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.
Or why not bring Dad and the family along to the Market for a spot of shopping and a delicious lunch at one of our Cecil Street restaurants? Whether he’s a lover of Spanish, seafood, Mexican or an Asian feast, he’ll love the variety on offer with breakfast, lunch and dinner options available.
Still stuck for ideas?
- Book lover? Check out unique and rare titles at The Merchant of Fairness.
- Does Dad like it hot? South Melbourne Market Grocer is a hot sauce haven!
- Cricket lover? Merchants of Change have some great wallets in stock, including one that resembles a cricket ball!
- A cooking class in The Neff Market Kitchen?
- Green thumb? Check out the beautiful range of plants at Emerald Hill Nursery or PJ Plants