If you believe the marketing, Dads are universally footy-obsessed pub gremlins who want nothing more out of life than a Super Cheap Auto gift card. And with all due love and respect to the sports-loving, car-mad Dads among us, Dadhood comes in more shapes and sizes than the shelves in Kmart would have you believe. So if your Dad gets more excited about bookstores than Bunnings, we've got the gift inspiration you need right here courtesy of the Milligram team.\n \nOrbitkey Desk Mat \nJack, Product Designer\n \n\n \nWhile so many of us are working from home, upgrading Dad's desk is a thoughtful option that'll make every day a little smoother. Our resident Product Designer Jack has had his eye on the Orbitkey Desk Mat for a while now, which he'd pair with an A4 planner pad to create a winning WFH combination.\n \n \nKaweco Special Mechanical Pencil\nMegan, Project manager\n \n\n \nMechanical pencils make a great gift, combining practicality and creativity that suits all kinds of Dads, from woodworkers to artists. Our Territory Manager Kate got a LAMY 2000 for a Dad in her life that he raves about, and Megan has her eye on a Kaweco Special to spoil her Dad this year:\n\n"Dad's retired now, but when he worked he was a civil engineer, and he still loves to built projects for the whole family. This 0.9mm is the perfect lead size for quick sketches on the go, with less lead breakages for a slightly heavy hand."\n\n \n \nBellroy Note Sleeve Wallet\nMichael, Photographer\n\nWhile his first preference would be an all-expenses-paid beachfront holiday, Bellroy's gorgeous Note Sleeve Wallet comes in a close second for our photo wizard, Michael. Made using premium, environmentally-certified leather and developed by the team who built a reputation on re-thinking wallet design, the Note Sleeve Wallet also has plenty of room for cash, credit cards, and all the other debris Dads like to keep in their pockets, like receipts from when Paul Keating was PM.\n \n \nKinto Carat Pourover Coffee Set\nGinger, Digital Editor\n \n\n \nGetting a Carat Pourover Set last year turned out to be a lifesaver during lockdown. Taking the time to make a coffee each morning is a meditative experience that I love so much I wrote a whole guide on how to do it. Making a pourover is somewhere between an art and a science, so it suits all kinds of Dads (and all kinds of loved ones and special people generally). It's also the sort of thing that you can pick up quickly then continue to master over years, so it's a gift that keeps on giving. There's heaps of options to suit your budget, so check out the Kinto pourover range, and give Dad an incredible coffee experience for Father's Day.\n \n \n24Bottles Ape Island Retro Drink Bottle\n\nHannah, Accounts \n\nWhen we think of Dad Music, artists like Billy Joel, Phil Collins and James Taylor probably come to mind. But there are whole generations of Dads who grew up way after those artists peaked, so in 2021, Dad Music is just as likely to include Green Day and Blink-182 and Kendrick Lamar. And modern Dads were just as likely to be raised on video games as on footy and Steve McQueen movies, so the pixel art style of 24Bottles' Ape Island Retro Drink Bottle is a fun option for the digital-native Dads out there.\nIt's more than just a pretty face, too – the Clima drink bottle's insulated design keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for hours, so it's perfect for a Dad who likes to get outdoors as well.\n \n \nJourney of Something "My Grandmother's Country II" Puzzle\n\nMick, IT \n\nDesigned by Aboriginal artist Natalie Jade, My Grandmother's Country II is an expressive representation of her ancestors' country, lunawanna-allonah (Bruny Island). On a day when we celebrate our connection to our fathers (and father-figures), Jade's honouring of her people through a traditional art form gives this puzzle extra meaning, giving Dad something to reflect on for a relaxing afternoon.\n \n \nBon Parfumeur 903 Les Privés Eau de Parfum\nEmma, Buyer\n\nPut down the Lynx Africa gift set, I beg you – your Dad doesn't need to smell like a teenager on a school bus from 1998 when there are better options to work with. Case in point: Bon Parfumeur's 903 Eau De Parfum. Part of the French parfumerie's Les Privés collection, which feature the rarest and most exceptional ingredients, the 903 has a complex palette of natural scents, from the zing of Nepalese pepper to the earthy warmth of saffron. Deep notes of Tonkin musk and woody tones give this fragrance a timeless quality that balances the lighter notes, with an overall feel of strength and maturity. \nPlus, if Dad likes the 903 and wants to try more, Bon Parfumeur fragrances are specially crafted to mix and match with one another – you can pair it with 101 to bring out 903's floral details, or with the 302 to accentuate its musky quality. That works for the whole Bon Parfumeur range, so you can experiment with different combos and help your Dad to find a signature scent. \n \nA personalised scrapbook\nGrace, Marketing\n\nStudio Milligram's Archive Album makes a great place to share and preserve memories of your Dad\n \nIf your Dad's not the materialistic type, something more thoughtful might be the way to go. By compiling all your memories of the times you've shared with your Dad into a scrapbook, you get the chance to revisit those joyful moments together, and show Dad how much you care by putting together a loving, considerate gift. \n\n"My dad has tendencies towards hoarding and attaches sentimental value to everything! I feel like creating a scrapbook is perfect for him, and it adds more intention to his growing inventory. " – Grace\n \n\nStudio Milligram's Linen Archive Album has a warm, welcoming cover and plenty of space inside to store the personal history of you and your Dad. Print your favourite photos, write the stories behind them in your own handwriting, decorate them with washi tape to give it all some extra personality, and you and your Dad will both have something to treasure for years to come.\n \n \nIf there's one thing that unites Dads, it's the fact that they're impossible to buy for. Hopefully our staff picks have given you some ideas to work with, but if you're still looking for inspiration, we've got more Father's Day gift ideas to guide you right here.