In Australia, Father’s Day falls on the first Sunday in September.
Not to plug our own products too soon, but we sell calendars. Buying one might help. Remember
when your dad forgot his wedding anniversary? Yeah, yikes. Don’t be like that. Buy a
calendar. Or at least write it down somewhere.
History of Father’s Day
Alright, so we did some research, and it turns out that Father’s Day, much like Mother’s
Day, began in the US in the early 1900s. Celebrations honouring dads had popped up
throughout history, but in 1910 a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd in Spokane, Washington
decided to push for a permanent day.
After her mother died, her father had raised six kids by himself, and Sonora thought that
was worth a shout-out. After hearing about the Mother’s Day sermons organised by Anna
Jarvis, Sonora went to the Spokane Ministerial Alliance and suggested they do the same
for dads. She wanted the day to fall on June 5th, her father’s birthday, but the
Alliance eventually settled on the third Sunday in June.
The concept was a little slower to catch on than Mother’s Day. All those old-fashioned
ideas about what it meant to be a man and a father were kinda at odds with a day
designed to celebrate how much we love them. It’s kinda sad, when you think about it.
But gradually, things started to shift and, here in Australia, we finally settled on a
September date for Father’s Day. While the official reason for this change in date is
unknown, it’s generally thought to be for financial reasons. Aussie Father’s Day sits
right between Mother’s Day and Christmas, meaning we’ve got time to save up for all
three! That’s some financial planning that Dad would be proud of.
Why buy Father’s Day Gifts from Spicy Baboon?
While we’re sure some dads love traditional Father’s Day gifts, our goal has always
been to provide options that have a little more edge. Y’know, for the cool dads. That’s
where our crack squad of talented baboons come in. They create all of our designs right here
at our Brisbane HQ, blending memes, pop culture, and a wicked sense of humour to bring you
the best Father’s Day gifts with just the right amount of sass.
But since you found your way here all on your own (well done, mate), you probably already
knew that didn’t you? So why else should you get your Father’s Day gifts from us?
1. We use high quality materials for all our products
We want to make sure that your gifts last for as long as possible, so we’re only using
the good stuff. Dad might be able to fix just about anything, but we’re here to make
sure that he doesn’t have to!
Our clothing is 100% combed cotton, secured with double needle hems and pre-shrunk. It
also comes in a great range of sizes, to cover every type of dad bod.
Our cards are printed on high-grade paper, using quality ink, meaning Dad will be able to
display them proudly on his desk/mantlepiece/work bench/in his car/the bathroom… we
don’t know your dad, he can put them wherever he wants.
Our mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe, printed onto porcelain with quality inks.
Perfect for standing outside with a cup of coffee, looking out over a perfectly
manicured lawn. Just dad things, y’know?
We’d go on, but you get the idea – our products are pretty bloody ripper!
2. Our range is huge
From cards to t-shirts, aprons to stubby holders, and stickers to bar mats, we’ve got the
most unique gifts for Father's Day for every dad. Many of our designs can be slapped
onto a multitude of gifts, and we can even personalise some of them too, just so Dad
doesn’t forget who absolutely NAILED the gifts this year.
3. We offer excellent value for money
We know dads love a good deal, and the Spicy Baboon team have made sure our gifts are no
exception. We’ve worked our big red baboon butts off to build great relationships with
our suppliers. That means we get good prices and THAT means YOU get good prices too.
It’s just good business, mate.
4. We’re an Australian company
Supporting Aussie businesses and buying as local as you can is a great way to support our
economy. Choosing to shop with Spicy Baboon means you’re backing a 100% Australian
business, with Aussie designers, Aussie printers, and an Aussie HQ, right here in sunny
Personalised Father’s Day Gifts
Need a bit of gift inspo? Here’s some of our favourite customisable options for Father’s
Personalised Father's Day mugs
Our mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe, printed onto porcelain with quality inks.
Ideal for standing outside with a cup of coffee, looking out over a perfectly manicured
lawn or, depending on how Dad’s office will react, using as pen storage on his work desk
so everyone can see just how loved he is.
Trump Approves Your Dad
Is your dad a great dad? Very special? Very strong? Really terrific? Give him the thumbs
up from the 45th President of the United States of America with this personalised
covfefe (if you know, you know) mug. Simply tell us your dad’s name when ordering and
we’ll whack it right on there!
Our Legendary Dad mugs come in three options – Sports, Outdoors, and Trophy – so there’s
bound to be one perfect for your papa. Send us your best (or worst, we could use the
laughs) photo of your dad and we’ll print it onto a Legendary Dad mug of your choosing.
This design is also available on a stubby cooler, so you might as well grab one of each
and make sure Dad always knows how good he is, no matter what he’s drinking.
Favourite Child Father’s Day
Looking for a gift that will make things a little awkward when Dad opens it? LOOK NO
FURTHER! Not only will your own face be front and centre, right where Dad can look upon
it in wonder at the beauty he has created, but you’ll also be able to add photos of up
to three siblings too, all with a big line through them so they know their place in the
family pecking order. We recommend using especially ugly photos of them, just for extra
effect. And also because we love to see them when we’re putting the gifts together.
The only thing a dad loves more than a bad joke is a good bargain, and this mug covers
both, with its homage to a certain supermarket. Add a photo of your favourite Oldi to
this mug and Dad will be laughing all the way down that middle aisle. Just don’t blame
us if he comes home with something weird again. (If your Oldi prefers coldies, you can
also grab this in a stubby holder version!)
maybe you’re looking for something a little more wholesome? We’ve got you covered there,
mate! Send us a picture of Dad and we’ll throw it straight onto this mug. More than just
a thing to hold beverages in, it’s also highly educational, showing the world exactly
what an Awesome Dad looks like. Show it off with pride, Dad – you’ve earned it!
Dad’s Mowing Company
Dad will tell you, if you want something done properly, you do it yourself. And nowhere
is that more true that in the garden. If you’ve got a dad that lives for his ride-on
mower or thinks a Sunday is best spent pruning his roses, then this personalised Dad’s
Mowing Company mug is the perfect accompaniment to his gardening sessions. Let us know
Dad’s name and we’ll add it to this fake company mug. He’ll be sipping from it while
happily admiring his hard work in no time!
Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Need a bit of Father’s Day inspo to get you started? We’ve put together a selection of
our best Father Day’s gifts for you to peruse!
Best Dad Guarantee stubby holder
If you’ve got the type of dad that thinks the perfect Sunday is a sausage sizzle and a
stroll around the powertool section, we just know he’ll love our Best Dad Guarantee
stubby holder – available in both can and long neck varieties, to cover whatever beer he
prefers sipping on the back deck. You can also grab this design on a host of other items
too, including tees, caps, and bar mats!
Did you know that any longer than 5 minutes on the loo is bad for you? As seen on Shark
Tank USA and backed by a heap of good eggs over on Kickstarter, the Toilet Timer will
make sure Dad doesn’t spend too long sitting on his throne. And remember, it’s not just
for the rest of the household’s benefit – it’s for his HEALTH! Available in both classic
black and white and a funky pop art version.
Hi Hungry, I’m Dad apron
Our baboons have put in years of research, countless hours of study, and trawled though
all available data to bring you this: the ultimate Dad Joke. The one guaranteed to
combine the most eyerolls with the biggest dad chuckle. And, as if that wasn’t enough,
we’ve whacked it on an APRON, to really give your dad every available opportunity to
crack this one out at the family BBQ. Dad not much of a cook? Try it on a hoodie or a
Come on, admit it. Your dad’s a bit of a DILF, right? Wait, what? NO, NOT LIKE THAT.
Everyone knows that DILF stands for “Damn, I love fishing!” If your dad is part of the
DILF crew (and also doesn’t mind a cheeky play on words), our DILF t-shirt is the ideal
Like all our tees, it’s available in a variety of colours and sizes, making it perfect no
matter what type of dad bod your dad is rocking! Team it with some matching stubby
coolers for the ultimate fishing gift pack – Dad will probably also love our Master
Baiter collection too!
Shower beer silicon stubby holder
We’ve chucked this in with our Father’s Day gift ideas but, honestly, it’s a great gift
for just about anyone. Whether it’s after work, before a night out, or recovering from
the night before, showers are that much better when they involve a beer, and our silicon
stubby holder makes it so easy. It’ll stick to just about any clean, dry surface,
features handy drain holes, and can hold pretty much anything from beer cans to
longnecks to wine glasses! Like we said, it’s a great gift for anyone – after all, who
doesn’t want to get naked and drink beer?
Favourite Child coffee mug
There’s no better time to solidify your position in the favourite child pecking order
than Father’s Day. Except maybe Dad’s birthday. And possibly also Christmas. And anytime
he pretends he doesn’t need help but really does. You could probably also take the bins
out once in a while, but just in case, this mug will do some of the legwork for you.
Bonus points if you have him unwrap it in front of your siblings – let them know exactly
where they stand!
Super Daddio hoodie
There are all sorts of dads. Sporty dads, BBQ dads, fishing dads, car dads, and somehow
– despite their propensity to stay indoors and be scared of women – gamer dads. If
you’ve found yourself the child of one of these, our Super Daddio hoodie is perfect for
when he just wants to hide away from the world and play his games. Match it with a mug
for his Mountain Dew or gamer girl bathwater or whatever it is they drink.
Oh Bandit. The nation, nay the WORLD’S favourite Aussie dad. (Though we’re sure your dad
comes a close second). One of our favourite Bluey episodes, Stumpfest is all about
getting the lads together for a good time – even if that good time is just getting stuck
into the garden. Whether your dad’s more of a Bandit, a Stripe, or a Pat – or just
really loves Bluey, because who bloody doesn’t? – we reckon a Stumpfest stubby holder or
mug will hit the spot this Father’s Day.
ManHands scented soaps
Who says smelly bath stuff just has to be for Mum? We’ve got an awesome range of scented
soaps from the ManHands team that are perfect for Dad. Available in bacon, beer, fresh
cut grass, and (don’t tell Mum) lap dance varieties!
Top Dad tank top
If your dad hasn’t ever put on aviators and made a Top Gun reference, is he even really a
dad? Give him a chance to show off his (top) guns in this Top Dad tank top and he’ll be
feeling the need for speed in no time! Alternatively, he could hide them under a hoodie
or a tee, but that wouldn’t be very Maverick of him, would it?
Other personalised gifts for Father's Day
Want to go the extra mile for Dad? We’ve got a great range of personalised gifts too,
meaning Dad’s gift will be as unique as he is!
Favourite Child personalised Mug
If our regular “Favourite Child” coffee mug doesn’t quite do it for you, why not grab
our supercharged version? Add a photo of yourself and up to three siblings, and really
let everyone know who’s getting the best cut of the family fortune.
Dad’s little shits stubby holder
You might be little shits, but you’re Dad’s little shits and that’s what matters! Add
the names of yourselves and up to two siblings to this hilarious stubby holder – and if
you’ve got more than two siblings, maybe throw an extra six pack in alongside it,
because Dad probably needs it. If Dad needs coffee more than he needs a beer, we can
also whack this one on one of our mugs for you!
Awesome Dad coffee mug
You’ve got an awesome dad, so let him know by slapping his face on a mug that says so.
This one’s a little heartfelt, so probably best to balance it out with a really
ridiculous photo. We recommend anything from the 1980s.
Friggin’ Legend coffee mug
So our “Awesome Dad” mug is a little too sweet for you, is it? Up the ante with our
“Friggin’ Legend” version. It does NOT say Friggin’ – you’ve been warned! This one
probably isn’t quite so work-friendly so if you’re grabbing both, make sure he takes the
right one into the office or someone in HR isn’t gonna be happy.
Father’s Day gift ideas - Cards
We get it, we’re in a bit of a cozzy livs right now, and maybe a gift isn’t top of the
list at the moment. Never fear – Spicy Baboon also has a great range of cards to choose
from so you can show Dad you care without breaking the bank!
Yoda Best/Best Dad in The Galaxy
Look, we know Vader wasn’t a particularly good dad and we also know that some dads
really don’t like new Star Wars stuff, but two things we can all agree on is that dads
love the OG trilogy AND Baby Yoda (okay, fine, Grogu) is super cute. If your dad is a
great big space nerd – and who isn’t? – one of these cards is bound to bring him as much
joy as the first time he saw Luke blow up the Death Star. Okay, maybe not the first
time. It was pretty bloody cool.
From one of Australia’s favourite dads to another! Steve Irwin was an absolute legend
and your dad is too, so let him know with this Crocodile Hunter themed card. The best
part? There’s an absolutely ripper dad joke on the front.
Ask your dad what his go-to karaoke songs are, and we can pretty much guarantee there’ll
be a Queen song in there. Shout out your dad’s excellent taste and show him you care all
at once with this Spicy Baboon salute to Freddie Mercury.
Endless Farting Prank Card
Give Dad a taste of his own medicine with this incredibly annoying (yet still incredibly
funny) prank card! Once opened, this card will continue to make fart sounds for THREE
hours, until the timer runs out or until Dad absolutely loses it and tears it apart. But
that’s not all – if he chooses to rip it up, there’s one more surprise – GLITTER!
Our prank cards arrive inactive, so you can sign them safely and then follow the
instructions to activate them ready for Dad’s reaction. You can also send them straight
to Dad, and have us sign and activate the card on your behalf – perfect if you’re
ordering from overseas!
Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts
If you’ve left your Father’s Day gift shopping to the last minute, we’ve got you covered!
We offer an express postage upgrade for domestic orders, which means your gifts should
be with you in just 2-3 working days. This is an estimate for metro areas only – rural
locations may take longer.
It’ll still take 2-4 business days to pick, print, and pack your order, so if you’re
looking for something quick and easy (*wink wink*), we also have a pick-up option for
those of you living in sunny Bris-Vegas. You’ll just need to select ‘Pick Up’ as your
delivery method, and our baboons will let you know when you can grab your order from our