Here in Australia, we celebrate Father’s Day on the first Sunday in September. But the
tradition actually began in the US, back in the early 1900s.
After Anna Jarvis kickstarted Mother’s Day a few years earlier, a woman in Spokane,
Washington decided dads needed their own day too. Her name was Sonora Smart Dodd, and
her own dad had raised herself and her five brothers solo after their mother’s death.
She, quite rightfully, thought an achievement like that deserved a bit of a shout out,
so she reached out to the Spokane Ministerial Alliance and, in 1910, they started doing
Father’s Day sermons on the third Sunday in June.
Father’s Day took a hot minute to catch on, because of some lame old-fashioned idea about
how men didn’t need a special day and how sentiment is for girls, but luckily society
pushed past that, and now it’s celebrated all around the world.
We don’t know exactly why Australia’s day wound up in September, but the general
consensus is that it spaced the various holidays out a bit better, so spending could be
spread out across the year. It’s not quite as sweet as America’s date, which is close to
Sonora’s dad’s birthday, but it’s a rather practical solution – and that, in its own
way, makes it perfect for Father’s Day!
Why buy from Spicy Baboon?
We know that you could buy your Father’s Day mugs from just about any corner of the
internet. So why should you choose Spicy Baboon? Lemme break it down for ya!
1. We’re hilarious
Our crack squad of very talented baboons craft all our designs in house, making the most
of their skills in memes, pop culture references, and bad dad jokes (the best dad joke
is a bad dad joke). We’re here to take a walk on the spicier side of life, with an
irreverent sense of humour that you and your dad are gonna love! Can’t say the same for
everyone else in the family, but there’s no accounting for taste, is there?
2. We use high quality materials for our Father’s Day mugs
We design our products to last, and our mugs are no exception. Everything from the inks
we use to the ceramic mugs we print onto is of the highest quality, and our mugs are
dishwasher and microwave safe. Your dad will be chuckling at your Father’s Day gift for
years to come!
3. WOur range is huge
We don’t just sell mugs, oh no! We’ve got you covered from everything from t-shirts, to
cards, to stubby holders, to personalised jigsaw puzzles, with many of our designs
available on a variety of items. We tick off all the major holidays too, making us the
perfect year round stop for all your gifting needs!
4. We offer excellent value for money
You might think our high quality Father’s Day mugs would come with a hefty price tag, but
the team here at Spicy Baboon have built some pretty stellar relationships with our
suppliers, which means we’re able to cut a bit of a deal and then pass those savings
onto you. Dad loves a bargain, and so do we!
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
Our collection of Father’s Day Mugs
With more than 70 Father’s Day mug designs for you to explore, there’s bound to be one
to suit every dad! To get you started, here’s a few of our personal favourites.
Keep it simple, stupid! This mug does exactly what it says on the tin, with a design
that lets Papa (and everyone else) know he’s a truly awesome dad.
Looking for something that does everything that the Awesome Dad mug does, but just a
little bit spicier? Look no further than the Best Dad mug! It’s all there in, quite
literally, black and white!
Whether your dad is more of a Bandit, a Stripe, or a Pat, this homage to spending time
with your mates, keeping the kids happy, AND the greatest kids TV show ever, is sure to
bring a smile to his face this Father’s Day. Once upon a time, we’d suggest this one
specifically for the dads with younger kids, but now everyone is clued onto how good
Bluey is, have at it!
She’ll Be Right
Ah, the quintessential Dad Phrase. We’ve slapped “She’ll Be Right” on three different
mug designs, so whether Dad’s a BBQ nut, a beach bum, or just someone who loves to live
on the edge (when it comes to fuelling the car, at least), we’ve got a mug for him!
You’re the favourite child. You know, Dad knows it, the rest of your siblings know it.
So why not rub it in a little, by making sure everyone at Dad’s office knows it too?
Best Dad Guarantee
Perfect for the DIY Dad (whether he’s actually any good at it or not), this cheeky
reference to everyone’s favourite home improvement store is the perfect mug for Sunday
mornings when he’s surveying his next project. Best paired with a sausage sizzle or two.
Dad Joke Father’s Day Mugs
We’d say we’re onto the good stuff now but, as we all know, dad jokes are actually better
the worse they are. So, here’s a selection of the really really bad stuff instead.
Hi Hungry, I’m Dad – The Daddy of all Dad Jokes, immortalised on one of our finest mugs!
Imagine him slowly reaching for it every time you walk into the kitchen, preparing for
you to begin the most iconic exchange in the history of papa one-liners. Go on, just say
it. Give him his chance to shine!
Nacho Average Dad – Bad pun? Check. Colourful mug design? Check. Freakin’ NACHOS? CHECK!
All those jalapenos are putting the ‘spicy’ in Spicy Baboon!
Dad To The Bone – Looking for something that blends Dad Rock with Dad Style and a Dad
Joke? Look no further than the Dad To The Bone mug! Emblazoned with the ultimate dad
sneaker, he’ll be humming this altered version of the George Thorogood and the
Destroyers classic every time he pours his morning cup o’ joe.
Emergency Dad Jokes – Not every dad has a built in dad joke gene, and that’s okay. You
can still set him up for success with our Emergency Dad Jokes mug. Covered with the
classics, he can glance surreptitiously at it in times of need, making sure he’s got the
right joke at exactly the right time!
Personalised Father’s Day Mugs
Go the extra mile with our range of personalised Father’s Day mugs!
Favourite Child Father’s Day – Want something that will capture the essence of our
Favourite Child mug but with even more pizzazz? Send us photos of yourself and up to
three of your (weaker, less loved) siblings and we’ll slap them on our personalised
Favourite Child mug in your preferred pecking order. Just make sure you let us know
which one of is you, otherwise the grand opening could be very embarrassing.
Dad’s Little Shits – You can pretend you’re an angel, but we all know the truth. No
photos required here, so step away from the Facetune! We can add the names of up to
three little… darlings to this mug, each one accompanied by a grinning poop emoji.
Reason Why I’m Broke – From classic cars, to fishing gear, to YOU, Dad probably has
something that drains the ol’ bank account faster than he (and Mum) would like.
Immortalise it on this mug and show exactly where his priorities lie. We also do a
Reason Why I Drink version, and if you send us anything other than a picture of you and
your siblings, we’ll know you’re lying.
Lucky Shot/Happy Swimmer – Want to thank Dad for literally EVERYTHING? Our Lucky Shot and
Happy Swimmer mugs take things way back to the beginning, with shouts outs for not
pulling out! With the Lucky Shot mug, you can add your name to a heartfelt thank you,
while the Happy Swimmer goes a step further, chucking your beautiful smiling face on the
little tadpole that could. Wholesome family fun, that’s the name of the game here at
Legendary Dad – Your dad is an absolute legend, so why not stick his mug on a mug that
proves it? Available in three variations – Trophy, Sports, and Outdoors – there’s one
for every dad. And if your dad prefers a cold one to a coffee, they’re also available as
stubby holders too!