18 Dec 2021
The first Sunday of September every year is universally celebrated as Father’s Day, when we are given the opportunity to honour our dads - the men in our lives who have done so much for us and who (along with our mums of course!) greatly assisted in moulding us into the people we are today.
Dedicating a special day to honour our dads was an idea spawned in the United States of America in the early 1900’s and it is a red letter day for Australians as well, as we all love ‘dear old dad’!
Sadly, in many parts of New South Wales and Victoria at least, we will be celebrating Father’s Day with a difference in 2021, with Greater Sydney currently in strict lockdown, meaning that visits to the family home to see your dad are out of the question for this year.
Handshakes and kisses will be replaced by phone calls, FaceTime, WhatsApp and Zoom chats while instead of warm embraces, virtual hugs will have to suffice instead….for this year, anyway.
One tradition that can thankfully be maintained is buying your dad a gift for Father’s Day - although for Sydneysiders at least, in most instances and for obvious reasons, you won’t be able to hand over the present in person.
Or not right now, anyway!
Choosing an appropriate gift for your father - a present that he will always cherish - is an onerous task and one that can require a lot of thought.
The task at hand is usually made a lot easier by taking a stroll through places like Bunnings, Hardware House, Mitre 10, Supercheap Auto, JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, Chemist Warehouse or your nearest nursery/gardening centre.
But that isn’t even an option for now, with all but essential retailers currently closed to the public in Greater Sydney and ‘contactless click and collect’ being the most appropriate method of acquiring hardware, home entertainment, auto, self-grooming and gardening purchases.
So it’s either contactless click and collect or you can have the gift that you purchase posted or otherwise delivered to you, which means you will have to act quickly in either case as Father’s Day is now only a handful of days away!
When choosing the right gift for ‘the old man’, there are many variables for you to take into account: his age, interests, likes, dislikes….and the elephant in the room….your BUDGET.
After all, not everyone has thousands or even hundreds of dollars to splurge on an expensive present for dad, as much as we would all love to, of course!
At YES I CAN RENOVATIONS, we have decided to give you a hand, taking some of the guesswork, worrying and time-wasting out of choosing a Father’s Day gift this year and by compiling the following short list of Gift Tips.
We hope that our compilation will give you a few ideas on what to buy the most important man in your life….after all, the top drawer of his wardrobe can only hold so many socks and undies!
Full Bathroom Renovation
Yes I Can Renovations is Sydney’s fastest growing and most innovative building company….and bathroom renovations in Sydney is one of our specialties! We can transform your tired old bathroom space into a bathroom of luxury. A gift like this will not only ensure that you will become dad’s favourite son or daughter, it will also add considerably to the value of the family home. We only use the best tradesmen, the best systems and the best techniques and as a result we are able to provide the best warranties in the business! Call us on 1800 300 YES today for more information. (NOTE: A full bathroom renovation generally takes 3-4 weeks to complete and an average sized bathroom can be fully renovated for between $20,000-$25,000).
You may not have a spare $20,000 lying around for a bathroom renovation from the best building company in the business but for a tiny fraction of that cost, you will still be in dad’s ‘good books’ if you gift him a fragrance from the outstanding range offered by our friends at Bujairami Perfumes. They have a wide range of amazing fragrances which are guaranteed to last for up to eight hours per spray and at just $45.00 per 100ml bottle, this is amazing value! Why not take advantage of their special Father’s Day promotion, where with every perfume you purchase, you will receive a bottle of perfumed oil valued at $25.00 for FREE! To place your order, go to: www.bujairami.com.au
Apple Airpods Pro
Officeworks has a wide selection of Headphones and Earphones and one item which really caught our eye was the Apple Airpods Pro With Wireless Charging Case for $295.00, available now at your nearest Officeworks. Again you can make your payment by contactless click and collect. AirPods Pro have been designed to deliver Active Noise Cancellation for immersive sound and with Transparency mode so dad can hear his surroundings - and it’s a customisable fit for all-day comfort. AirPods Pro connect magically to dad’s iPhone or Apple Watch and they’re ready to use straight out of the case! officeworks.com.au
Ford or Holden Bar Table
Is dad a Ford or a Holden fan!!?? Take your pick of either a Ford or Holden Bar Table, available from Supercheap Auto for the special Father’s Day price of $109.99. So whether dad was a fan of Holden’s undisputed (Bathurst) King of the Mountain the late, great Peter Brock or Ford’s inimitable Allan Moffat, Supercheap Auto has got you covered with your choice of these two bar tables which are ideal for any man cave, pool/trophy room or barbeque area. They are 100cm tall with a 60cm diameter table top, a heavy duty powder coated steel base which resists corrosion and abrasion and adjustable non-slip feet. With Spring already in the air and socialising restrictions in Sydney to hopefully be eased in the not too distant future, the timing of this gift for dad is just perfect! supercheapauto.com.au
Darrell Lea Dad’s Bag
One retail outlet which is definitely open for business is Australia Post, where for just $25.00, you can buy a fantastic Darrell Lea Dad’s bag - which is just ideal if your father has a ‘sweet tooth’! Yes, the Darrell Lea Dad’s Bag is back, featuring all dad’s favourite treats from Australia’s own, much loved chocolate and confectionary company Darrell Lea and including ‘Rocky Road’....yum!! IMPORTANT: Even though Australia Post outlets are open and you may collect your order from participating Australia Post outlets, orders must be placed online and they can also be delivered to your home via standard or Express mail. auspost.com.au
“World’s Best Dad” Coffee Mug
When it comes to Father’s Day, it’s the thought that counts! So if COVID-19 has hit your pocket and your budget hard, why not buy dad a “World’s Best Dad” Coffee Mug - or there are any number of even cheesier messages to choose from - and in a multitude of colours. Any decent Two Dollar Shop will have a wide selection of them for a price as low as….you guessed it…TWO BUCKS!! Unfortunately, most Two Dollar Shops are closed in Greater Sydney currently due to the lockdown but places like The Reject Shop are open for contactless click and collect - as are some other two dollar ‘joints’ which sell essential items.
A very Happy Father’s Day to all dads from our director Richard Dargham and all of us here at YES I CAN RENOVATIONS, Australia’s fastest growing and most innovative building company.
No job around your home is too big or too small for us and remember……
“AT YES I CAN, IF WE CAN’T DO IT, NO ONE CAN!!”
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