Lifestyle

Wrapping up Father's Day

Tackle World sales assistant Brett Robinson with a few popular goodies for Father's Day.
Tackle World sales assistant Brett Robinson with a few popular goodies for Father's Day. Mike Knott

"I THINK I've got the best dad in the world."

Although these are the words of 11-year-old Thomas Bujayer, it could be said that this sentiment is shared between boys and girls, women and men alike, especially on the first Sunday of September each year - Father's Day.

This special day, set aside to honour fathers and their paternal bond with their children, has been celebrated across the world since originating in the US in 1910.

According to young Thomas, he is happiest when he spends time with his dad.

"My dad takes me to the park and lets us drive our remote-control cars around," Thomas said.

"He plays X-Box with me."

Proud son Lachie Arnicar, 11, has been preparing the world's biggest hug to give to his dad this weekend.

"I love my dad because he's very nice to me and he loves me," he said.

"I like how he accepts my decisions - he doesn't say, 'That's a stupid idea'."

Although Thomas and Lachie have their Father's Day gifts wrapped and at the ready, it can be tricky business to buy that special gift for dad.

But luckily, local businesses have it covered.

Tackle World Bundaberg manager Ben Shorten said Father's Day brought many women and children into what was usually a male-dominated domain.

"We've had a lot of mothers and kids come in," he said.

"It's just a constant flow."

Mr Shorten said kayaks had been popular Father's Day gifts this year.

"We've sold about five in the past week," he said.

"There's been some lucky fathers this year."

If your dad is a likely master chef in your household, look no further than Avenell Brothers.

Owner John Greenhalgh said the store was a cook's dream, with pots and pans and other kitchen appliances fully stocked on the shelves.

"A lot of men are interested in cooking these days," he said.

Mr Greenhalgh said Moroccan tagines were also great gift ideas.

"That's something that appeals to blokes," he said.

 

Top 10 Gifts

Kayaks

Fishing tackle

Socks and jocks

Hardware tools

Car products

Cooking appliances

Gift vouchers

Homemade cards

Weber barbecues

Tickets to a sporting match or concert

Topics:  family, father's day, gifts



Drone footage highlights beauty of Yamba

A snapshot of ex-Clarence Valley resident John Hale's drone video of Turners Beach in Yamba.

See the Clarence from a new perspective

Elderly couple killed in horror crash from Waterview Heights

TRAGIC SCENE: Two people have died in a head-on collision between a truck and a car on the Gwydir Highway at Waterview Heights.

Victims identified, but names not yet released

Cabinet slashes proposed backpacker tax 19%

Blueberry farms rely on backpackers to ensure they can harvest their fruit on time. The backpackers tax was a threat to their business.

The Federal Government has good news for blueberry farmers.

Local Partners

Why Chris Hemsworth was spotted wearing nail polish

RED CARPET: Do you think Chris Hemsworth is the typical unpolished but well-natured Aussie bloke?

He's now officially the best bloke in Australia

Testament's new album is a concept album

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. Gene Ambo

Testament to release new album

'Baby' recreates famous Nirvana cover shot 25 years later

The baby from Nevermind album has recreated the iconic cover shot.

PREVIEW: Luke Cage origin story is a strong addition to MCU

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage.

MIKE Colter stars as latest Marvel superhero to get his own series.

Kate goes down fighting in heated Survivor elimination

Australian Survivor contestant Kate Campbell.

YOGA teacher's 'good guys' alliance fails to get off the ground.

Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Clarence Valley property prices go through the roof

Buyers are hungry to sink their teeth into the Clarence Valley

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

NEW HOME: Agents to the rescue for family of nine

RELIEF: Tanya Cone (middle) with her kids and McKimm's Real Estate property managers Regan Firth and Nadine Greenhalgh who helped find her family a home.

DEX article prompts property managers to help family find new home

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction