Father’s Day is looming – a fact of which I was blissfully unaware until press releases started landing in my inbox. In Australia, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in September – this year 1 September, so there’s under two weeks to go!
If you’re stuck for inspiration here are some ideas (expect this list to be added to over the coming days) …
- SA’s own Coopers Brewery has given itself an early present with a rise in sales of over 8% in the last year and now accounting for approximate 4.5% of the Australian market. If your dad is partial to a beer, you can, of course buy him beer (including the newly released 2013 Vintage Ale). But for something different, why not pick up a copy of Jolly Good Ale and Old? It’s a coffee table book which covers the 150 year history of the family owned brewery.
- If wine is more his thing, consider adopting a vine. The Adopt-a-Vine program allows you to adopt your own vine at your favourite winery and comes with a range of perks and offers.
This year Andy announced he was expecting a Father’s Day present and, miraculously, I thought of something hilarious for our 21 month old to ‘buy’ him and it arrived yesterday.
However, it’s possible you are not so organised (I am only crowing because usually it is me flapping around at the last minute – you’d think Christmas was a new thing every year!) but you might be lucky and be able to snaffle one of Dolce & Co’s Dad’s Indulgence Chocolate Box.
The box costs $30 and consists of three treats for dad: the Cigar (a crunchy praline centre wrapped in chocolate ganache), Le Café Noir (an espresso and dark chocolate cake) and After Eight (milk chocolate macarons with a touch of mango).
Boxes are available for collection today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday 1 September). Dolce & Co is accepting limited orders so if you’re interested you’ll have to get on to it pronto. Telephone 8410 3633 or visit the shop at 45 Gilbert Street, Adelaide.
Dolce & Co has been on my ‘to do’ list for a while so I’d suggest dropping into the shop anyway, and checking it out for yourself!