Father's Day has snuck up fast this year! On Sunday, 3 September dads everywhere will be shown how much they are appreciated and we at Pookipogia are here to help you say thanks to your quirky dad.
If you're thinking, “right, a few pairs of socks from the supermarket and a card”, we’ve got you sorted. But we also have a wider range of simple, fun, easy and sustainable gift ideas with a difference that will really make your dad's day extra special. At the same time, you’ll also be making many other people’s days, because this Father’s Day (and every other day!) for every purchase online or in-store we will donate a Second Bite meal to a person in need.
If socks are right up your avenue (and let's face it who doesn't like a good pair of socks), we have some that will have dad looking super snazzy. Conscious Step has over eight designs that all support different charities and programs such as HIV, educating children, planting trees, saving oceans, giving water and feeding children.
If dad's a bit of a man-scaper, just likes to smell great- or both, we have several different brands that will have him looking suave and smelling man-tastic, without harming Mother Earth and her animals. Brands such as:
- Handsome: Organic natural goodness, made in Australia!)
- Bloke’s Soap (seriously!) from Thurlby farm where they use their own herbs and spices and use off cuts from fashion industry for packaging.
- Hunter Lab: One of the weirdest wonderful lab in Melbourne producing natural organic skincare for men
- Solid State Cologne: No more liquid restriction problem at customs and fits nicely in the pocket, you won't even notice! Made in Melbourne naturally.
- Aromatherapy Company: Made in NZ, (1% for planet) has an exclusive line for men, that are all natural and organic, with no nasties, that smell and feel great.
Is dad a Master Chef? Or needs a subtle hint that he isn’t? Take a look at our range of great cookbooks and our screaming seeds spices, including a rather excellent dukkah.
What about a paper wallet? We stock wallets made from paper and recycled consumer plastics which are long lasting (we have one which is 3 years and still going) and support artists like Ai Wei Wei who relentlessly work for human rights and freedom of expression. Once you had enough of your design, put it in the recycling bin, no trace of trash!
For the cool dad, check out our Topheads sunglasses which are made in Bondi using very sustainable materials including old skateboards and recycled stone. These awesome shades are polarised, float on the water and are one of the best lenses for day to day use.
For the dapper dad, look no further than our quirky range of Melbourne made printed Hankies, made by the wonderful Hanky Fever. There's a style for every dad, whether it be bicycles, fish, wattle or trees.
Our luxurious Nine Yaks cashmere clothing and scarves are great for rugging up on these chilly mornings. Make sure you check out our range of TOMS shoes, each time a pair is purchased they help a person in need. If custom styling is your thing, check out our upcoming ‘Style Your Sole” event [Click HERE for information]
If dad has a sweet tooth, then get him some of the world's healthiest chocolates – we stock Raw Integrity and Loving Earth). These go nicely with our Melbourne made Organics for Lily healing and mood enhancing teas. Dad a hot chocolate fan? Not a problem! We have some spectacular Mork hot chocolate to make his day.
If dad needs some rest and relaxation, take a look at our candles with cheeky quotes, Australian incenses and locally-made heat packs, which will help him chill out after a full day of celebrating being an awesome dad.
Last, but certainly, not least. Don’t forget to buy dad a CARD! I’m probably biased, but we stock one of the best and most extensive range of Father’s Day cards in Melbourne. We are so spoilt to have the most extraordinary artists such as Able and Game, Ruby Mackinnon, The Little Sister Company and Rosie Lou.
There are so many other products that your dad will just LOVE, so pop in for a chat and a chai and see what we have that will make your dad's day a splendid one.