Unsure of what to get the big man for Father’s Day this year? Don’t fret, ManSpace magazine has you covered with a range of gifts for the dad looking for food, drinks, tech and more.
If your dad is over the moon with a liquid gift, you’re in luck. Two new gins have touched down in Australia: Ryan Reynolds’ Aviation Gin and the French Citadelle Gin recently released the Jardin d’Été drop.
Aviation is, in my opinion, the new go-to for all gin mixers with strong flavours of juniper, cardamon, cinnamon and French lavender. Also, there’s a hilarious video that has Ryan talk through the entire distilling process from serenading the bottles to apologising to the berries.
Citadelle Gin’s Jardin d’Été bottles up a European summer right as Aussies endure this freezing cold winter. This is one of the more floral gins I’ve tasted and adds a different element to the classic spirit.
if gin isn’t his thing, then there’s the Diplomático Exclusiva Reserva, the most approachable yet admired spirit to come from the Venezuelan distillery (read: the perfect present for a thirsty dad). Opening up with aromas of orange peel, toffee and liquorice, it is silky on the palate and follows with hints of toffee fudge for a seductive and long-lasting finish. Hence why the rum is granted global prestige. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is available for purchase at Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars and Boozebud.
For the designated driver dad (and perhaps a dad you wouldn’t mind giving a few more lifts), Big Drop Brewing recently released their non-alcoholic Woodcutter Brown Ale. This refreshing, hoppy drop is one of the better non-alcs on the market right now and would make a wonderful Father’s Day gift.
On the food side of things, Traeger Grills has released a simplified version of the traditional beer can chicken with its porcelain chicken throne (those are some words I never thought I’d write). The throne sits in a BBQ or oven, holding the chicken upright while keeping the meat as moist as possible during the cooking process.
Or, if dad is struggling with cutting cooking twine, Traeger’s titanium-coated cooking scissors are the perfect BBQ tool for those all-day roasts. Both Traeger products are $59.95 and can be purchased on their website.
If you’re sick of dad playing his favourite tunes out of a flimsy phone speaker or out of a laptop, you could buy him the SOUNDBOOKS GO, a portable speaker that doesn’t compromise on sound quality. The speaker is ideal for bringing people together in large environments or giving a couple of listeners the best possible experience. It can be purchased at JB Hi-Fi or on their website.
For the dad that wants music on the go, Skullcandy has released the Push Active earbuds, made for people on the move. The earbuds come armed with hands-free voice control, flexible over-ear hooks and superior water and sweat resistance, they are the ultimate audio partner for any active adventure. They can be purchased online or via JB Hi-Fi.
And then for the dad that likes his food a little spicy, there’s the TRUFF WHITE HOTTER sauce, an interesting take of truffle oil-infused hot sauce. It’s a curated blend of red chilli, organic agave and white truffle, with a hint of coriander, it can be bought online or via David Jones.