Alright, time for a quick history lesson. Did you know that Father’s Day was originally in
June? That’s right – while Father’s Day here in Australia falls on the first Sunday in
September, when it first kicked off in the US in the early 1900s, it was held on the third
Sunday in June.
It all started when Sonora Smart Dodd decided she wanted a day to honour fathers. Her own dad
had done a pretty bang-up job raising her and her five brothers on his own after her mum
died, and with Mother’s Day celebrations really catching on, she thought it was high time
dads had their moment to shine too.
It took a minute for Father’s Day to take off, mostly because of some boring old ideas
about men not showing their feelings and not liking affection. Emotions? Love? Being
appreciated? Women’s stuff, yuck! Luckily, it started to pick up pace and, eventually,
here in Australia we settled on a September date for Father’s Day.
Now the official reason for the change from June to September isn’t really known, but
it’s generally thought that because us Aussies are a practical lot, it just made more
sense to have it later in the year. It now falls slap bang in the middle of Mother’s Day
and Christmas, making it so much easier to budget for gift shopping! Now that’s some
planning Dad would be proud of.
Why buy from Spicy Baboon?
We’re here to provide gifts for the cool dads. We get that that seems like a bit of an
oxymoron but, in our eyes, there’s nothing cooler than dad jokes, dad bods, and
questionable fashion choices. And that’s where our talented baboons come in. They create
all our hilarious designs right here in sunny Brisbane, sprinkling them with just the
right amount of meme lord-ery, pop culture references, and iffy taste that’ll have Dad
guffawing and everyone else probably rolling their eyes at the bad puns.
But we’re also much more than just quirky personalised gifts for father’s day. So why
else should you get your personalised 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!
2. Our range is huge
From cards to t-shirts, aprons to stubby coolers, and stickers to bar mats, we’ve got
something for every dad. Many of our designs can be placed on a huge variety of
products, so no matter your dad’s style, there’ll be something with his name on it! (And
with our personalised Father’s Day gifts, we mean that literally!)
3. We’re great value for money
We’ve worked our big red baboon butts off to build great relationships with our
suppliers, meaning we get great prices for our products. This means we’re able to pass
those savings onto you. Dads love a good deal and so do we!
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!
Does Dad prefer a coldie to a coffee? Or perhaps he’s an outdoor type and just likes
having a few coolers on hand? Well, never fear – many of our personalised designs can be
printed onto stubby holders too! Our Aussie made stubby holders fit all standard bottles
and cans and are made from a 5mm neoprene. A premium product for a premium dad!
Dad’s Perfect Child
We like this one because it doesn’t just shout out your dad’s A+ swimmers, but it also
shouts out YOU, you perfect being, you. Send us a really stunning photo of yourself, and
we’ll add it straight to this stubby holder, congratulating your dad on creating
something so perfect that we absolutely can’t look at it straight on for fear of being
blinded by its beauty.
Bob Ross Dad Art
The only thing more relaxing than a Bob Ross video is watching a Bob Ross video with a
cold one. And the only thing more relaxing than that is drinking that cold one from our
Bob Ross Dad Art stubby cooler. That’s just maths, baby. Send us a photo of your dad –
the more artistic the better! – and we’ll turn him into a work of art!
Are we calling you a happy little accident? Well, we’re not not calling you that…
This one also makes a terrific mug too, perfect if your dad’s a bit of a painter and
needs somewhere to store his brushes. Just make sure he doesn’t mix it up with his
Looking for a slightly spicier alternative to our Awesome Dad mug? Check out our
Friggin’ Legend stubby holder, which uses rather more colourful language to show Dad
just how outstanding he is. Add a picture of the man himself and we’ll whack it right
onto one of our stubby holders. Who’s got two thumbs and is a friggin’ legend? YOUR DAD,
Reason Why I’m Broke
We see this one going one of two ways. You can either send us a picture of Dad’s hobby –
classic cars, fishing, expensive BBQ gadgets he’ll never use – or you can be honest, and
just send us a picture of yourself. Raising kids is bloody expensive, bro, so let him
know you know, y’know?
Tell Dad you’re grateful his pull-out game is weak with this spicy stubby holder.
Personalised with your name to thank him for *ahem* making a deposit, this one is bound
to have Dad cracking up while Mum rolls her eyes in disgust. Also available as a coffee
mug if Dad’s brave enough to put it front and centre in the cupboard.
Other personalised gifts for Father's Day
Looking for something a little different? A little bigger? Here’s a few other ideas for
personalised Father’s Day gifts!
Sleep Deprived Personalised Men’s (Unisex) Tee
Buying for a new dad? Showcase both the bundle of the joy and the reality of having a
newborn with our Sleep Deprived tee. Send us a photo of the little cutie, and we’ll
print it right onto this 100% cotton combed t-shirt, so everyone knows why Dad keeps
falling asleep in meetings and why you won’t see him without a (matching personalised
Spicy Baboon) mug of coffee any time soon. Our shirts come pre-shrunk, so Dad (or, let’s
be honest, Mum) can wash them over and over without worrying.
Make Your Own
Fancy yourself a budding artist? Is graphic design your passion? Send us your own Dad
design and we’ll print it right onto a t-shirt, hoodie, or tank of your choosing! It’s a
surefire way to guarantee no other dad will be rocking your gift, and because our
clothing comes in a great range of colours and sizes, there’s one for every type of dad
Design Your Own Jigsaw Puzzle
Why do dads love jigsaw puzzles so much? Has anyone done any research into this? There’s
got to be a reason! Anyway, if your dad is the puzzling type, we’ve got a great gift
idea for you. Simply send us one of his favourite photos, and we’ll turn it into a 120
piece jigsaw puzzle just for him! Whether it’s a family shot, his beloved car, or a bad
dad joke that he’ll have to spend a while putting together (seriously, we respect the
hustle on this one), you can rest easy knowing that no one else will have a gift quite