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With Father’s Day now just around the corner (on Sunday 1 September), now is a great time to order your gift online to ensure it arrives in time. Why not make your gift extra special this year by shopping with one of our retail partners and supporting your chosen school? We are pretty sure that your dad will love the idea that his gift helps contribute to something as important as education.  And the great thing about SchoolBuy is that we have partnered with a wide range of stores which means you can find the perfect gift for your father, grandfather, husband or any of the fathers in your life.

If you are not sure where to start, here are a few suggestions depending on his interests and personality:

Stylish Dads

SchoolBuy has various fashion retailers listed on the site, so if your dad likes to dress well (or perhaps needs some assistance in that regard) why not have a look at what our partners have available. For casual menswear, start with City Beach; General Pants Co.; Superdry; Connor; yd.; Lowes and Rivers - or try Sportscraft or SABA if you are after a new polo shirt. For something a bit smarter, such as a new shirt, tie or accessories, head to Van Heusen, Tarocash or David Jones. And bear in mind that retailers like CAT Workwear and Hard Yakka offer more than just workwear. Crumpler stocks some really cool bags and for accessories like watches, bags, wallets and jewellery, try Fossil. Of course, for socks and jocks, your best bet is likely to be Bonds.

Even some of the beauty brands have special offers and deals on their products for men at this time of year. For example, Clinique has a free gift with purchase and Fresh Fragrances has men’s fragrances and skincare products on sale. Priceline and lookfantastic also stock a wide range of designer fragrances and personal grooming products for men.  Of course, if it is an electric shaver or something similar you are after, look no further than the Shaver Shop (where you can take advantage of sale prices if you hurry) or give Betta Home Living a go.

Techie Dads

If your dad is a bit of a geek who is into computers, Dell offers a wide range of hardware, peripherals and accessories, while Microsoft has great hardware, software and gaming options.  Likewise, Sony has a huge range of electronics and home entertainment products. For boxsets, movies, music and more, Sanity has you covered. Or, if your dad loves photography and camera gear, have a look at all the amazing products available at Camera House

Sporty Dads

For the sporty dads, we have some partner stores he will love. With summer not far off, new swimwear from Speedo is sure to be appreciated, and Reid Cycles, Chain Reaction Cycles and Wiggle are great options if cycling is more his thing. Sportitude and The Athletes Foot offer an extensive range of sports shoes and apparel, andOnsport has sportswear as well as tech products (like fitness trackers). They also have a range of supporter wear for his favourite footy team.  For the outdoorsy, adventurous guys, The North Face has a great selection of quality hiking and other gear, and Anaconda is excellent for finding anything he may need for activities such as fishing, camping, snow sports, cycling, water sports and more.

Bookish Dads

If your dad loves a good book, check out at what Booktopia, QBD Books and Angus and Robertson have to offer. All of them have online gift guides specifically for Father’s Day, with some really good suggestions to suit a range of interests. Whether it’s the latest bestseller, a fascinating new biography or any other genre, they have a wide range of books at great prices.  Alternatively, you could subscribe to his favourite magazine online at iSubscribe so he can enjoy a new issue every month.

Hard-to-buy-for Dads

If none of the above categories suit your father, there are other great retailers who can help. As a bit of a left field suggestion, did you know that Bright Star Kids offers a selection of gifts for men? They have some really cute ideas at reasonable prices and the gifts can be personalised. Similarly, Edible Blooms may not be the first retailer that springs to mind but they do have a great range for Father’s Day (which includes plants and hampers alongside their specialty: chocolate bouquets). Their delivery options make this a great idea if your dad lives a long way away or you are not able to see him on the day. And finally, for the home renovator or DIY enthusiast, Renovator Store is certainly worth a look.

If your dad is the adventurous, bucket-list type, you really should check out what is on offer at Adrenaline. They have a wide range of unforgettable experiences like skydiving, rally driving, scenic flights and shark dives – and the best thing is they offer instant delivery of experience vouchers if you have left your gift-buying to the last minute.

Of course, all of the retailers listed above will contribute a percentage of what you spend to your chosen school so you can spoil your dad and help out a school at the same time without it costing your anything extra. Literally, all you have to do is visit the SchoolBuy website before you shop to nominate a school to support with your purchase. It really is that easy.

Thank you to all the great dads out there!  We hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day.

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