August 21, 2020
Creative ways to treat your dad in Elsternwick Village this Father’s Day
Most Elsternwick families have their time-honoured Father’s Day traditions.
For many, it starts with breakfast in bed, followed by the unwrapping of the ‘gag’ gift, which may or may not include a pair of socks and a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug, followed by the unveiling of the actual gift.
Then there’s catching up with the family, dinner at his favourite restaurant, and Dad feeling so loved-up he starts to think he might actually be the world’s best dad.
Apparently, 2020 has other plans.
This year, due to the coronavirus stay-at-home orders and a desire to keep our community safe, many families will not be venturing out for traditional Father’s Day festivities.
But that doesn’t mean Father’s Day won’t be special.
In fact, our new normal presents the opportunity to make this the most meaningful Father’s Day ever.
By shopping at Elsternwick Village this Father’s Day, you’re not just rewarding your dad, you’re helping all the fathers who run the family businesses that define our community.
The dads behind our amazing small businesses are still working hard, delivering to your door, or organising non-contact pick up.
With a little creativity, here’s how you can create a memorable Father’s Day, while staying at home:
Create a buffet breakfast feast at home
The only thing better than breakfast in bed is a breakfast buffet with all of dad’s favourite dishes!
We’re talking pancakes, bacon and eggs, hash browns, sausages, waffles, fried tomatoes…
Once you’ve made a list, you’re going to need ingredients – and a lot of them.
Grab all your fruit and vegetables from one of Elsternwick Village’s fresh food stores, bakeries and supermarkets, which are continuing to stock all your cooking essentials, as well as treats from around the world.
Remember, Bloody Marys are technically brunch drinks, so don’t forget the vodka. Get some beer while you’re at one of Elsternwick Village’s liquor stores too.
Find the perfect gift in Elsternwick Village
Whether your dad is a biography fan, a history buff, or a sports nut, there’s a book he’ll love. If you don’t know what book your dad has on his must-read list, grab a gift voucher.
Staying indoors is infinitely more fun when you’re doing a victory dance across the dining room table after leaving your family for dust!
Whether your father is into old-school Monopoly, or a Minecraft maniac, power him up with a new game and the chance to prove he’s king of the world.
Get Dad’s favourite meal home delivered
Eating at your favourite restaurant, while wearing your pyjamas: it’s almost like you crawled into Dad’s head and fished out his ultimate Father’s Day experience.
Maybe you want to spoil Dad with an exotic banquet from a far-flung country, or perhaps a burger from his favourite burger joint is more his speed. Whatever you decide, it’s available at Elsternwick Village.
Elsternwick Village is defined by its community spirit, and by shopping locally this Father’s Day, you have the opportunity to celebrate your dad and say thank you to all the dads who make up our amazing community.
Looking for more Father’s Day ideas?
If you want to impress dad with a gift that’s more interesting than socks and jocks this year, here are some gift ideas available from Elsternwick Village. Many of the stores offer gift vouchers so they can be enjoyed at a time that suits Dad:
- Whether he likes an inspirational biography or some gripping crime fiction, find Dad a new read from Avenue Bookstore
- Treat him to a visit to a barber for a trim and shave
- For the latest technology and gadgets, head to Centre Com
- Get dad some snow, surf and skate gear at Bumps
- There are also a wide range of gifts for men available at Dalgarno’s, Mercantile Home, Ruby’s Gifts and Loft469.