How To Celebrate Father's Day In Lockdown
This Father’s Day is a Father’s Day like no other. It’s fast approaching, and for some Australians, there will be some families that have to spend this special day apart. Whether you’re separated by borders or lockdown restrictions, this may not be the Father’s Day you had planned or hoped for. 2020 has been one crazy year so far, if it has taught us anything, it has made us realise to not lose sight of what’s really important. And that’s being there for one another. As hard as it is to be separated from your loved ones, it doesn’t mean you still can’t celebrate or show your appreciation for each other, especially this Father’s Day. In fact, now would be the best time to go that extra mile and celebrate all fathers and father-figures out there.
Whilst you may not be able to do your usual family get together, go out for dinner or give a gift in person, you can still express your gratitude and creativity in a number of ways. You can still share memories that’ll be remembered and treasured, even if it’s over a video call. At Pretty Green, we recognise how special these moments are and have curated a range of Father’s Day Gifts that show the love and care you may not be able to give your Dad in person right now. Let us tell you, there’s nothing quite like a surprise and delight delivery full of small batch, locally produced goodies. Better yet, why not send a gift with a personalised note that comes with an activity idea or plan for Father’s Day that the gift can relate to?
Here’s our top 5 activities you can share with your dad this Father’s Day during lockdown as inspired by our gifts!
1. Morning Coffee and Walk
So maybe your favourite local cafe isn’t a thing right now and you can’t go on a walk together, but at least you can do it together through technology. The Ultimate Coffee Junkie has three freshly brewed, unique coffees from three of Australia’s best cafes. Bring the cafe experience into the comfort of his own home and share a cup of coffee together at the breakfast table over Facetime. We bet he’ll love his new handmade, stoneware cup with a white crackle glaze.
Afterwards, go for a walk to your favourite nearby place and talk through your earphones catching up on the past week. Whenever you come across a site you want to share, you can talk through your earphones and simply turn on the Facetime section and flip around your camera. Even better, if you both do this early in the morning or late in the afternoon you could watch each other's sunrises or sunsets! If you went with the Get Barreled Gift, enjoy a cheeky nibble of chocolate to finish. Bahen’s Almond and Sea Salt chocolate is out of this world!
2. Movie Marathon
Lazy Sundays are incomplete without a bit of a movie marathon session right? Remind your dad how much he deserves to rest his feet up by sending him a gift that pairs perfectly with one of his favourite films.
Is your dad a bit of a James Bond fan? We’ve got the ideal gift for him there! Shaken Not Stirred pays homage to the famous cocktail creation from Casino Royale, known as The Vespa. He can give his premixed cocktail a shake with his new cocktail kit so that it’s as cold as can be and garnish it with a lemon peel. Remember, Mr 007 never has more than one drink before dinner and when he does; it’s large, very strong, very cold and always very well made. He can also enjoy some bites of sour cream and chives macadamias during all his favourite jaw dropping moments.
Or perhaps documentaries on an earlier time are more his thing? Are the legendary crooners Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin some of his favourite singers? Why not melt into the couch on opposite ends and watch a documentary on these tune masters together? On The Rocks certainly pairs well with this idea. Featuring three handcrafted cocktails that pay homage to these stars by Maybe Sammy Bar, dad’ll be singing their songs in no time. Heavenly, smooth and complex - he’ll soon understand why Maybe Sammy Bar is on the World’s Top 50 Bars list.
Either way, he’s going to feel like quite the gentleman!
3. Virtual Family BBQ
Thanks to the wonderful world of technology, you can still connect in ways that will bring you closer together despite the distance. Why not take your laptop out into the garden or on the balcony with you and have a cooking session together over video call? You could prepare a menu that you can both cook together at the same time whilst catching up on the latest things happening in your lives.
We’ve certainly got you covered on the BBQ front, our Grill Master Gift has a delicious range of seasoning and marinades that would go well with any meat, and even salad! Or if you’re dad’s a bit of a spice lover, look no further than the Chilli King Gift. The Chilli Oil by Bar Pho is next level, it goes wonderfully as a salad dressing or on pasta! The two hot sauces by Sabarac and The Fermentalist are damn well packed with a punch that’ll flavour up any meal.
4. Share a Beer
It’s not the same as going to your favourite local pub and getting a schooner with a schnitty, but it’s the next best thing. Who says you can’t share a beer with dad in these times? Have a clink of your drinks through Facetime and share some yarns together about your funniest memories together. Offer tips on this new normal and fantasise about the things you're looking forward to most about doing together when restrictions ease. If he’s a bit of a craft beer connoisseur, we’ve got you more than sorted there. Whether it’s a Pale Ale, Pilsner, J Juice Neipa or Blonde Saison, there’s a gift lovingly paired with some delicious snacks.
5. Game Night with Cocktails
Whether it’s Poker or Uno or Trivia or a classic board game over video call, coming together over a game night with some cocktails is a brilliant way to share experiences. Team up or play solo, either way you’re in for a bunch of laughs. If you guys join forces and happen to win, a Cheers for The Ginetics is certainly in order!
This gift features a deluxe, award winning botanical Applewood Gin, some chocolate and two mixers in sleek packaging. Going on that same wavelength of polished and refined vibes, we couldn’t recommend our Bar Rochford gifts more. Remind dad it’s cool that he’s a little old fashioned with the Whisky Business Gift or how much of a good time he is with The Negroni Effect Gift. Both come with an ice sphere mould ideal for home cocktails, divine chocolate, dehydrated citrus garnish and of course, a Drunken Sailor Canning Co Relish!