It’s that time of year again to celebrate the main man, to show appreciation to the human who offered up his DNA to create you – and, once again, you’ve forgotten all about the gift. Did you even know that it’s Father’s Day tomorrow before opening this page? Or had you planned to casually pass him a supermarket-bought card, as you watched the last bit of light flicker from his deadened eyes once more this year? You make us sick.
Fortunately, living in the online age, there are a number of sweet gifts you can whip up right now to rekindle dad’s hope and pride in fostering your ungrateful existence. Have your credit card at the ready, ‘cos your pops is bound to love at least one of these subscriptions that spare you any effort at all, and him your shoddy gift-wrapping skills.
Hook Coffee Subscription
Is your dad an A-grade A-hole in the morning without his cup of joe? Spare yourself his wrath and the nuisance of doing a store-run for the freeze-dried with Hook Coffee‘s convenient subscription service, where your father can look forward to home or office-delivered coffee however often he needs a stock-up. Select from a range of espresso, stove-top, French press or Nespresso pod coffee options and the flavours and intensity he digs – like berries, citrus, and caramel, to name a few – and Hook will come up with a range of freshly roasted recommendations that’ll be sent to his doorstep, so that he’s never high and dry without the liquid gold.
Spotify Premium Membership
Look, if you’re going to complain about your dad blasting the best of Twisted Swister as he graciously drives you to the restaurant you chose for dinner, at least give him the tools to let him acquainted with the fire tracks that you’re into – you know, like the choice cuts you find in JUICE’s Spotify playlists. And because you just know that he’ll get confused by not being able to skip songs and having to sit through ads, set him up with a 12-month Spotify Premium membership so he’ll have the full range of tunes out there to bring his taste into the modern age. Of course, he’ll be overjoyed to find the back catalogues of bands from his glory days too (we’ve put together a special Father’s Day playlist for him already), so you can put an end to hunting down torrents to Creedence Clearwater Revival in your spare time.
The Meat Club Subscription
There’s no point trying to convince your father about the merits of veganism by this point – he’s set in his ways, and he has a lust for medium-rare flesh. What you can control, however, is the quality of the meat he’s feeding into his carnivorous face. The Meat Club offers a range of customisable meat packs for different personalities and lifestyles, sending meat-lovers top quality cuts flown in directly from farms in Australia and New Zealand. With deliveries every four weeks when subscribing to the ‘Autopilot’ service, you can pick which cuts of lamb and beef you want to start seeing on papa’s plate, and cut out the ones his waistline can do without.
Thirsty Beer Shop Craft Beer Subscription
Is your pops a fan of hops? Well hot diggity, he won’t be wincing when he gives you your next allowance after this. Curating a range of exotic craft beers from around the globe, Thirsty Beer Shop will have your father waiting eagerly at his door for the season’s best handpicked offerings, with subscriptions available for three months and upward. With quantities ranging from six to 24 bottles per case (depending on how much of a party animal he is), you can look forward to sharing a cold one with the old man that’s a little more sophisticated than the store-bought six packs he’s used to.
Amazon Prime Video Membership
So you’ve already shared your Netflix account details with Daddy-O – gee, you’re a real saint. But what about all the other shows and films he fruitlessly searches for? Will his demands to rewatch Season 1 of The Walking Dead remain forever unanswered? That’s where an Amazon Prime Video membership will have him covered. He’ll have access to tonnes of Amazon Originals shows like American Gods, The Man In The High Castle, and The Grand Tour, while having all the cinema classics at the ready across his devices – plus, free Twitch Prime membership if he’s into live gaming. Don’t pretend you’re not going to be begging him to share his account details with you, too.
BooksActually Box Subscription
Your dad’s always complaining about how your head is stuck in a screen and that you should pick up a good book – but when was the last time you saw him spending quality time with a paperback? Get him to put his money where his mouth is with the BooksActually Box, where he’ll be sent a book every month with a box full of goodies to complement the read. Ranging from three to 12-month subscriptions, you can pick one of BooksActually’s ‘Elves’ who best fit your dad’s personality, and they’ll take it from there in providing him with a curated list of local and international reads that’ll have him burning to start a book club.
Bring a bit of dad rock into dad’s special day with our ultimate Father’s Day playlist below.