FATHER'S Day is just around the corner and if you haven't bought your Dad a present, don't fear, we've got you covered.
The Buy from the Bush campaign is a great campaign that showcases the amazing work of our country retailers and it's also a fantastic place for present inspiration.
So, here's the plan - let's forget the major retailers. Buy local. Buy from someone you know. Buy from someone who puts their heart and soul into everything they make.
Without waiting another minute here's 11 awesome presents to keep your Dad happy this Father's Day. Enjoy.
Fancy a spread in the park?
Why not take your Dad on trip to the park and have a feast on this gorgeous picnic blanket from Saddler & Co in Dubbo. It features a wool collar check, heavy duty canvas backing (waterproof/snag proof) and a leather strap it is extra durable and all together special. Shop online.
For the green thumb
Men's gardening gloves ($48) and other lovely garden accessories are available from Gin Gin Garden Club. This canvas tool roll ($98) and secateurs ($45) are among a host of products that are available from the website.
Stylish additions for the wardrobe
Can't find the perfect menswear present for your special Dad? Then, Blowes Clothing might just be the perfect place to start looking. This 83-year-old, third generation, family-owned menswear shop features all the brands you known and love - Akubra, Rodd & Gun, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Superdry. Blowes Clothing has stores in Bathurst, Dubbo, Mudgee, Orange and Wagga Wagga. Shop online.
Spring time is perfect in the garden
What started out as a man's hobby in his little backyard has quickly grown into an obsession. With the help of family and friends a greenhouse was built and plants started to be propagated and within a few months he was selling to the public. Mick's Succulents is a small family operated business where Mick uses his horticulturist, nurseryman and landscaper knowledge to grow the product. Plants are $5 - $25 and they are posted bare rooted, wrapped and boxed all over Australia, except WA, NT and TAS due to quarantine laws. Shop online.
Throw these around your Dad
Beautiful additions to your home
Looking for a beautiful piece of furniture or homewares? Check out Unearthed Homewares in Cowra. These Chinese antique stools are $249. The store is also a stockist of Cocounika products. Shop online.
Time for a cuppa?
This billy tea blend is just one of the treasures available from The Old Produce Store in Binalong. This store showcases marvellous local produce including their own Binalong Bushranger range of Australian grown and roasted coffee ($19.95) hot sauce ($15), chutneys and the mandle ($25...you know, a candle for a man). Shop online.
For the Dad who entertains
Been dreaming of your first post-iso-get-together-with-friends? Well, now you can add these delicious serving boards to the dream courtesy of Country Traders Home & Life in Narromine, NSW. Among their beautiful range are a tapas plank serving board ($89.95) and a timber serving tower ($99.95). Shop online.
Fuzzy and warm with merino wool
Winter might have come to an end, but the mornings are still brisk. These 100 per cent Australian merino wool socks will keep your tootsies warm as toast. Woolerina in Forbes has got your Dad (and family) covered from head to toe with practical basics and stunning fashion wear. Shop online.
Perfect boots for getting out this spring
If your Dad has been thinking about a pair of RMs for a while, why wait any longer. Check out Carillon Clothing in Bathurst. All RMW boots are also available to be purchased but ordered in as needed. You can't shop online for this one but give them a ring on 6331 9244 to make an order.
Stylish throws coming your way
These 100 per cent cotton jacquard throw available will keep Dad warm in winter and looking stylish in summer. They're Yonder Traders in Walgett and they can be yours for $220 with free shipping.
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