Oyster Magazine Father's Day

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Everyone needs a nice bit of manly influence in their lives.

From being taught how to knock back a scotch, change a car tyre or mow the lawn, Dad has more than his place not only in our hearts, but in life in general.

Where would we be without the vital knowledge of changing a light bulb?!

It’s time to show the man some love and respect back in his favour after a lifetime of showing his to us this Father’s Day.

Buy him stuff; he’ll like it.

Substation 41

Substation No. 41 Rum

Rum is undergoing a strong renaissance in Australia as aficionados seek out higher quality, premium blends that are excellent for both sipping and mixing. Substation No. 41 Rum captures this perfectly and is available for purchase from Dan Murphy’s and selected venues on premise.

Australia’s newest, premium rum brand, Substation No. 41 Rum is here and has been officially unveiled in the rum capital of Australia – Queensland. The new bottling has been commissioned by the world-class team of rum artisans at Substation No. 41 Rum Bar; Australia’s largest rum bar located within the iconic Breakfast Creek Hotel.

Read more about it here.

Victorinox Alliance Mechanical Watch

Victorinox Alliance Mechanical Watch

Victorinox make beautiful watches. They’ve branched out further afield from their knife days to incorporate travel luggage and mechanical watches and this one and its finery is no different from some of the nicest options out there.

The Victorinox Alliance Mechanical Watch features an obvious Swiss make, stainless steel case, mechanical self-winding movement, sapphire crystal coating, water resistance and luminescent hands to make time-telling that much easier.

At 40 millimetres wide, it’s a modestly-sized, masculinely shaped piece of time-keeping technology that every man needs in his arsenal of watches.

Coming-in at below $1,000, it’s a decent investment to show Dad just how much you love him.

Schick transparent shave gel

Schick Hydro Transparent Shave Gel

Revolutionising the way men shave, the new Schick transparent shaving gel allows for full visibility of what you’re doing and how much beard you’re taking off when mid-shave.

It goes on invisible, stays clear and doesn’t foam, all the while softening the hair and lifting it form the face for an easy, painless shave.

They’ve made it with healthy nutrients for the skin that benefit the face and reduce irritation.

At $7.99 from leading retailers, it’s a no-brainer.

Thanks to Vanity Rogue for the image

The PC4Men face care collection

PC4MEN offers good-for-skin ingredients that are beneficial for all skin types. Each fragrance-free formula won’t cause redness, bumps or dry, flaky skin and is as nice to use on any face as it can be.

Ideal for use in the morning and evening, PC4MEN is a simple routine that gives every man’s skin just what it needs to feel fresh, clean, and ready to face the world looking nice.

The PC4MEN range includes PC4MEN Face Wash, PC4MEN Shave, PC4MEN Soothe + Smooth, PC4MENDaytime Protect, PC4MEN Nightime Repair and the newest addition to the collection, the NEW PC4MENLipbalm SPF 50. They’re packed into compact, mobile bottles and tubes, perfect to throw into the briefcase for work through the day or carry-on luggage for the long-haul flights.

Coming-in at between $16 to $40 for the range, it’s an investment he will love.

Solid State cologne

Solid State Cologne

If you didn’t know men’s cologne can  come in a solid form; it can!

The guys at Solid State have pioneered the coolest little carry-size solid state colognes for men in three scents that are manly, nice, and easy to apply.

Condensed into a gel form, the cologne is dabbed on the sweet spots of the body (neck, wrists, chest) to increase the intensity of the fragrance through the day and can be reapplied at any point.

In small, discreet black tins, Solid State cologne is a brilliant gift idea for the man who’s got the bottles and wants something new, different and exciting.

At $35 for a solid state cologne slab, of $90 for a tri-sample, it’s an exciting gift that any self-respecting man would love.

Thanks to Digital Trends for the image

Huawei TalkBand B2

A new player to the technology game in Australia, the Huawei TalkBand B2 is a new fitness tracking wristwatch with a wireless mobile Bluetooth capability; perfect for the working man who’s keen on fitness.

From the office to the gym to a night out, the battery lasts, it tracks steps, times runs and when work calls, transforms into a wireless Bluetooth headset for in the car or on the go.

At only $229 for the sports versions with plastic strap or $249 for a leather strap TalkBand, the old man’s got options.

ComfyBalls Underwear for men


Comfyballs Underwear

Comfyballs were banned in the USA for their lewd title, but in Australia, blokes can’t get enough. They’re a supremely comfortable fit for a run-of-the-mill-looking set of duds.

Give them a shot for the old man for only $49, they’re a wise investment for peace of mind.

Barnaby Socks

Barnaby Socks

Barnaby socks is a company that make socks with a difference. Prints, quality cotton, a decent fit with just enough elastane to not cut-off circulation, they’re a decent option for those who’re uncreative enough to think outside the box.

See Barnaby’s options at their website. They’ll set you back $15.

Coconut Revolution

Coconut Revolution’s men’s range

This new four part product range allows coco-loving males to incorporate the goodness of Coconut Revolution’s organic, cold-pressed coconut oil into their hair regime, introducing the Coconut Pre-Wash Scalp Treatment for Men ($39.95), Coconut Shampoo for Men ($39.95), Coconut Conditioner for Men ($39.95) and Hair Tonic for Men ($39.95).

See more online. 


Molton Brown, London’s fragrance experts, are extending their award winning Men’s Grooming Collection to include new skin and hair care products.

Following the successful re-launch of Cleanse & Shave Collection, Molton Brown have brought their customers a complete and extremely effective grooming routine taking men from cleansing and shaving to hydration and targeted action.

Taking centre stage in the new collection are blends that build on the legacy of the brand’s cult Bai Ji Hydrator to target the needs of different skin types; Ultra-light Bai Ji Hydrator for normal to oily skin; Extra- rich Bai Ji Hydrator for normal to dry skin and Anti-Fatigue Bai Ji Eye Gel. Enriched with bai ji extract and anti-oxidant vitamin E, the new additions work in harmony with the core grooming range to deliver high performance results.

From anywhere between $20-$40, you’ve got all bases covered.

Remington Power Series WETech Shaver

Remington Power Series WETech Shaver


Safe to use wet or dry, this shaver works efficient grooming magic in the shower for mornings when time is of the essence. The WETech charges in just four hours to give 60 minutes run time and features an easy-to-use pop up trimmer to detail sideburns and facial hair.

Greta for the Dad on-the-go, the Remington Power Series WETech Shaver is a great gift idea. At only $99, you could do worse.

Jets shorts


In raw plains and powerful prints the collection is constructed in key shapes that include the classic racer, retro boyleg and the new classic swim short,

a style introduced to the JETS MAN range this year that incorporates modern technology with printed quick dry fabrics.

Available from September 2015, they’ll be ranging from $89.95-$99.95.

Henrty Wingman

Henty Wingman

Great for those who cycle regularly, travel frequently and exercise often, the Henty Wingman is not only designed to transport suits, slacks and shirts, it minimises garment creases. There’s also plenty of room for your shoes, iPad and accessories.

Coming-in at $219, it’s a seriously great investment for a cycling Dad.

Murphy & Daughters shave kit

Murphy & Daughters Shave Kit

Murphy & Daughters is a great Melbourne based homewares brand. All ingredients are ethically produced and sustainably sourced and all Murphy & Daughters products are Australian made with a touch of whimsy and a little unique Australiana.

The Murphy & Daughters Shave Kit (RRP $210, www.murphyanddaughters.com.au) is great for all dads, whether they be clean shaven or a little more hirsute!

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