August 23, 2021

17 Father’s Day Gift Ideas For The Beauty Buff Dad 2021

father's day gift ideas
father's day gift ideas
Photography: Trevor King

Here’s how to level up your gift giving game.

Picture this: it’s 4:32pm on a Saturday afternoon. Your palms are sweating and your brain is running on empty. Every Bunnings location is out of that very specific power drill. Every Bonds store has sold out of socks. There is a national shaving cream shortage. It’s a disaster. Father’s Day is tomorrow.

Father’s Day gift giving is notoriously difficult. You want something original, yet practical. You want something useful, yet chic. You want something they’ll love, but also an element of surprise. The balancing act of the perfect Father’s Day gift is a fine art. 

So, to help you navigate said art form, we have rounded up the 17 best gifts for the beauty buff dad. Whether he’s in need of a new cologne, wants to (finally) commit to a proper skincare routine or needs a beauty accessory for when travel is on the cards again, it can all be found right here.

father's day gift ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas For: The Skincare Junkie

Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream

If your dad or father figure has ever uttered the words “but it feels greasy” after applying a moisturiser, the Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream is the one for him. This rich cream is formulated with lipids like squalane, omega fatty acids and ceramides to help support the skin’s moisture barrier. With the ability to deeply moisturise without leaving that greasy, slippery feeling, it’s a winner for keeping your dad’s complexion looking youthful (like in the ‘glory days’).

Buy now: Biossance Squalane + Omega Repair Cream, $89 at Sephora.

Votary Blemish Rescue Oil

Does your pimple cream tend to go missing from time to time? Get dad his own skin rescue solution by gifting him the Votary Blemish Rescue Oil. Formulated with two percent salicylic acid and anti-inflammatory tamanu oil, this oil works to stop blemishes from becoming inflamed by dissolving dead skin cells and soothing the affected area.

Buy now: Votary Blemish Resuce Oil, $70 at Sephora.

Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Serum

If grandpa is looking for a new serum to add to his ever-growing skincare collection, Dr Dennis Gross’s Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Serum is a great option. This overnight serum is powered by wrinkle-reducing retinol and smoothing ferulic acid which work to resurface and smooth the skin while he sleeps. It also contains niacinamide (one of our favourite skincare ingredients) which helps to alleviate congestion. Grandpa will be looking 10 years younger in no time.

Buy now: Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Recovery Serum, $155 at Mr Porter.

Hunter Lab Marine Healing Essence

Working to balance the pH levels of your skin, Hunter Lab’s Marine Healing Essence is a great gift for the man in your life who is invested in the 10 step routine. Containing hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin, mushroom complex for its anti-inflammatory benefits and niacinamide to soothe and calm the skin, this essence will leave his skin looking plump and youthful in no time.

Buy now: Hunter Lab Marine Healing Essence, $88 at Adore Beauty.

father's day gift ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas For: The Facial Hair Fan

Aesop Double Edge Razor

Remember when we mentioned the practical but chic gift? This is it. With a hand-polished and triple-plated collar Aesop’s Double Edge Razor is the perfect gift for the dad who has his shaving routine down pat. Sold with ten stainless steel Merkur Solingen razor blades, this luxurious razor will deliver the best shave they’ve ever had.

Buy now: Aesop Double Edge Razor, $105 at Aesop.

Braun Series 5 Beard Trimmer

If your uncle Joe’s beard is more Jason Mamoa and less Ryan Reynolds then the Braun Series 5 Beard Trimmer is a great gift option. Designed to adapt to any beard due to its AutoSensing Technology, this trimmer reads each beard every 13 seconds to adapt the power of the trimmer so it delivers the most accurate trim ever. The best part? Shaver Shop is currently offering this bad boy for 25 percent off!

Buy now: Braun Series 5 Beard Trimmer, $89 sale price at Shaver Shop.

father's day gift ideas
father's day gift ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas For: The Body Care Enthusiast

Orris Paris La Botaniste Cleansing Bar

Designed to be used on both the body and face (we know how much men love a two-in-one product), the Orris Paris cleansing bar is as luxurious as body care can get. This artisanal soap combines the freshness of Moroccan mint with the decadence of patchouli to deliver a scent that is second to none. The inclusion of calendula also means the soap is both nourishing and anti-inflammatory. C’est magnifique!

Buy now: Orris Paris La Botaniste Cleansing Bar, $28 at Orris Paris.

L’Objet Côté Maquis Bath Salts

Perfect for the dad or step dad who loves to indulge in an evening bath, the L’Objet Côté Maquis Bath Salts are heavenly. Blended with detoxifying Atlantic and Epsom salts to leave dad feeling relaxed and restored, we recommend purchasing with a candle for the ultimate bath time ambience.

Buy now: L’Objet Côté Maquis Bath Salts, $270 at Net-A-Porter.

Compagnie De Provence Men’s Shower Gel

Enriched with olive oil, this two-in-one shower gel works to nourish both the body and the hair. Perfect for the father figure who lives at the gym, the gel formula transforms into a silky foam and leaves a subtle yet invigorating scent on the skin. Plus, the practical pump bottle makes it quick and easy for the morning post-gym shower.

Buy now: Compagnie De Provence Men’s Shower Gel, $69 at Libertine Parfumerie.

father's day gift ideas
father's day gift ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas For: The Fragrance Fanatic

Dior Sauvage Elixir

The latest iteration of the iconic Dior Sauvage fragrance, the Elixir is perfect for the dad who loves a power move. The most intense fragrance in the line, Dior Sauvage Elixir combines notes of lavender essence and a blend of rich woods for a scent that is unique and masculine. Rest assured, dad will love it.

Buy now: Dior Sauvage Elixir, $205 at Dior.

CHANEL Bleu De Chanel All Over Spray

As one of the most iconic male fragrances on the market, the Chanel Bleu de Chanel All Over Spray is a welcomed Father’s Day gift for many. Whether it’s a restock of the man in your life’s signature scent or an addition to his fragrance wardrobe, the lightweight spray formula in the same great aromatic-woody scent that is synonymous with Bleu de Chanel, in a convenient bottle.

Buy now: Chanel Bleu De Chanel All Over Spray, $109 at Myer.

Burberry Hero

For the dad who loves a fresh fragrance, Burberry’s Hero EDT will be a bonafide winner come September 5. The first scent from Riccardo Tisci for the fashion house, the fragrance combines notes of juniper berry and black pepper to deliver a scent that is both modern and masculine in sensibility.

Buy now: Burberry Hero EDT, $150 at Myer.

father's day gift ideas
father's day gift ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas For: The Hair Expert

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Definitely on the bougier side of the Father’s Day gift giving scale, Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer will make the perfect gift for the dad or grandpa who takes longer doing his hair than you do. With five attachments available, there is bound to be one that will service dad’s pride and joy (his hair) will ease.

Buy now: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $599 at Dyson.

Colour Wow Raise The Roof Thicken & Lift Spray

PSA: you will want to steal this gift from dad once you give it to him. A flexible hairspray that provides hold via invisible polymers that help to create instant and lasting lift at the roots, Colour Wow’s Raise The Roof Thicken & Lift Spray is a winner. Working to hold the hair without any stickiness or stiffness, the spray will leave dad’s hair looking fuller and thicker in a matter of moments.

Buy now: Colour Wow Raise The Roof Thicken & Lift Spray, $46 at Sephora.

Hanz De Fuko Heavymade Pomade

Perfect for creating that modern, clean hairstyle, the Hanz De Fuko Heavymade Pomade is a great gift idea for the dad who rarely expands out of his favourites. We’re talking to you, seven-year-old pot of gel in the bathroom cabinet. Formulated to be humidity-resistant and to deliver long-lasting results, this pomade will become a bathroom staple for dad in no time.

Buy now: Hanz De Fuko Heavymade Pomade, $29.95 at Adore Beauty.

Sisley Revitalising Fortifying Serum

If your father figure is struggling with a little hair thinning, then one: remind him that his hair looks great as it is and two: gift him with Sisley’s Revitalising Fortifying Serum. Designed to support a healthy scalp (which, in turn, promotes hair growth), this serum contains plant-based extracts, proteins, vitamins and minerals to soothe the scalp and boost dad’s confidence.

Buy now: Sisley Revitalising Fortifying Serum, $260 at Sisley.

father's day gift ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas For: The Nomad Dad

Santa Maria Novella Leather Toiletry Bag

For the dad who is itching to travel again (aren’t we all?), Santa Maria Novella’s Leather Toiletry Bag is the perfect Father’s Day gift. Handmade by Florentine artisans, this toiletry case is waterproof and stain resistant, making it both chic and practical when travelling. Quality, in any case, is always appreciated when it comes to gift giving!

Buy now: Santa Maria Novella Leather Toiletry Bag, $270 at Santa Maria Novella.

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