In case you didn’t know, Aussie Father’s Day falls on the first Sunday in September. But did
you know that it was originally celebrated in June?
Both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day started in the US in the early 1900s, first with Anna
Jarvis’ Mother’s Day sermons and then with Sonora Smart Dodd’s push for a dad equivalent.
You see, Sonora’s dad was a bit of a legend. When her mum died, he’d thrown himself into
raising her and her FIVE brothers as a single parent, and she thought it was only right
he got a special day too. And she wasn’t bloody wrong!
So, Sonora 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 little longer to catch on than Mother’s Day, mainly because of some
old-fashioned ideas about sentiment and emotion being for weak women and not for manly
men. Happily, society pushed past that, and now heaps of countries have their own day
for celebrating fathers and father figures.
And how did we wind up with a September Father’s Day in Australia? Well, no one really
knows. But the most likely idea is that it spread the holidays out a little better –
it’s now right between Mother’s Day and Christmas, so it’s easier for people and
businesses to plan for. Sure, it’s not the most sentimental of reasons, but it’s a
practical one – and don’t all dads love a practical solution?
Why buy from Spicy Baboon?
Did we invent Father’s Day t-shirts? No, of course we didn’t. But we did invent OUR
Father’s Day t-shirts, and we’ve got a whole bunch of reasons why you should choose
Spicy Baboon for all your gifting needs.
1. We’re hilarious
Our team of creative baboons invite you to take a walk on the spicier side of life,
blending memes, pop culture, and the very best (read: very worst) dad jokes and puns
into a collection of gifts that will have Dad guffawing on Father’s Day. Will everyone
else laugh? Probably not, but that’s part of the reason why they’re perfect for Dads.
2. We use high quality materials for our Father’s Day t-shirts
We design our products to last, including our t-shirts and tank tops. Our shirts are 100%
combed cotton, with crew necks and double stitched hems, and they’re pre-shrunk to
minimise shrinkage in the wash – something Mum will probably be grateful for too! We
also offer a variety of colours and sizes, as well as multiple options for design
placement, so you can customise your shirt to perfectly suit your dad!
3. Our range is huge
We’re so much more than hilarious t-shirts! We’ve got you covered from everything from
mugs, to cards, to stubby holders, to personalised jigsaw puzzles, with many of our
designs available on a variety of items. And we’re not just for dads – there’s a Spicy
Baboon gift for every holiday (and every weird relative).
4. We offer excellent value for money
The team here at Spicy Baboon have worked hard to build some great relationships with our
suppliers, which means we’re able to offer our high-quality gifts at very competitive
prices. We might be the only people who love a good deal more than your dad!
5. 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
Father’s Day T-shirts - Our unique designs
Ready for a Father’s Day t-shirt fashion show? Here’s a few of our favourites Father’s
Day t-shirt designs. !
Remember that many of our tees and tanks are available in a variety of colours, and our
size range covers every type of dad bod! You can even personalise your Father’s Day t
shirt and change up the design position, choosing from a front, back, or front AND back
Best Dad Guarantee
There’s nothing like a weekend trip to a certain DIY store. Perusing the aisles,
refusing to ask for help because “Dad knows best”, and wrapping the whole visit up with
a sneaky sausage sizzle and a can of Solo. The only improvement we can think of is the
addition of this shirt, paying tribute to both the iconic store and your iconic dad. Dad
not really one for DIY? We’ve also got Superbroke Car Guy, CBF, and DadCo tanks and
tees, so no matter where Dad prefers to spend his Sundays (and your inheritance),
there’s a shirt for him!
Hi Hungry, I’m Dad
The OG, the GOAT, the Daddy of all Dad Jokes. Imagine your dad rocking this one at a
BBQ, just hovering by the grill, waiting for someone, anyone to utter the immortal lines
that will kickstart the most iconic exchange in dad joke history. Do you want to deprive
him of that? Do you? REALLY? Buy the shirt, man. Give him what he wants. NAY, give him
what he needs.
Vader Pull My Finger
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… dads were still trying to get their kids to
pull their fingers. Combining two of Dad’s favourite things – farting and Star Wars –
the force is strong with this t-shirt. For your sake, we hope it’s not so strong with
We’re willing to bet that your dad likes fishing. And even if he doesn’t, he probably
likes a pun. He’ll get the best of both worlds with our Master Baiter t-shirt, just
don’t be surprised if Mum bans him from wearing anywhere except fishing trips with the
boys. For more spicy fishing puns, check out our D.I.L.F t-shirt (it stands for Damn, I
Love Fishing – get your mind out of the gutter!) or The Rodfather, which pays homage to
two of the GOATs – your dad and The Godfather.
Some things in life are inevitable. Death, taxes, and your dad quoting Top Gun the
moment he’s anywhere near a pair of Aviators. If your dad has got the need, the need for
speed, and fancies himself a bit of a Maverick, our Top Dad collection will be right up
his alley. Available in both a tee and a tank top – perfect for volleyball on the beach.
Hey, remember when you were four years old and your dad showed you Jurassic Park because
you’d showed an interest in dinosaurs and you ended up developing a lifelong fear of
velociraptors, commercial kitchens, and being in a car during the rain? No? Just us?
Well, either way, we reckon there’s a whole lot of dads who are going to love our
Jurassic Dad t-shirt. Life, it seems, did find a way and, luckily for ol’ Dad,
parenthood turned out to be a real walk in the park. Yep, easiest thing he ever did.
10/10. Would recommend to a friend.
Ah, the glorious Dad Bod! Dads of the World, show off your squishy bits with pride –
they’re proof that you put the kids first, and truly earned those weekend beers. But
whether Dad’s rocking a beer belly or is a chiselled hunk of spunk who spends a heap of
time at the gym, the only criteria for a dad bod is that it has to be a dad’s bod! You
can also get this one in a tank version so Dad can really show those guns off!
Honestly, we only included this one so the song would get stuck in your head. Sorry not
sorry. Altogether now: DADDY SHARK DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO DOO!
Looking for something different - Personalised Father’s Day T-Shirts
None of our t-shirt designs hitting the mark? Why not design your own? If graphic design
is your passion (or even if it’s not – that might actually make for a funnier shirt),
put together your own t-shirt design and send it our way. We’ll print it directly onto
one of our high-quality shirts and you’ll be able to gift Dad a truly one-of-a-kind
And why stop at a t-shirt? We can also print your pic onto a mugs, hoodies, stubby
holders, mouse pads, and more! Give Dad his own collection!