Perfect gifts for dad this Father’s Day

03/08/2017 Image for YMCA Victoria Fathers Day Fun Run 2017. Photograph by Chris Hopkins

Finding the perfect gift for the superhero in your life can be a particular challenge.

After all, we can imagine getting socks and jocks every year can get a little boring!

We’ve taken the hassle out of the search by coming up with a few ideas for you as the big day draws closer.

Super cool kicks

Make him feel like daddy cool with a pair of new runners.

You can’t go wrong with a pair of trainers, and chances are you’ll have put more thought in to it than you do with socks so dad is sure to appreciate this.

Nowadays there’s also so many different options, meaning if he’s super fussy with colours, or specifically wants a pair for running, you can get just that.

You can sign up for the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run and save yourself for dollars on kicks too as everyone who registers gets $50 off Brooks at Active Feet – awesome!

Food glorious food

Melbourne is renowned as being a city with great food, and lots of it.

Whatever dad’s tummy desires, there’s sure to be something he’ll enjoy getting his teeth stuck into.

From brunch bars to pop up specialties you’re really spoilt for choice.

The city also has some amazing street food trucks, which means you could treat dad to a few different options throughout the day!

Bring out his inner child

Let’s face it, we’re all big kids at heart, so why not relive some of your favorite family memories.

For example, was soccer a standard weekend activity for you and the family? Go play a game of bubble soccer!

Do you miss those frequent trips to the zoo with dad stating the obvious? Go visit a wildlife sanctuary or farm and teach him a thing or two!

Or take a trip to one of Melbourne’s beautiful open spaces or the beach and bring a picnic and some games you can all play together (just maybe leave the Monopoly at home, it never ends well).

Spending time with him at the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run

Believe it or not, dads actually want to spend time with their families and on Father’s Day you’ve got no excuse.

And Melbourne’s newest Father’s Day Tradition – the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run gives you the perfect way to spend the day together and then some.

Sign up for the perfect family day where you can create some special long-lasting memories.

Stroll your way around the beautiful surroundings of the Tan while completing the 5km or 10km course, or grab your pram and gear up for the popular pram wave!

The Event Village will be making a spectacular return with something for everyone.

Not only will there be delicious food to chow down on, but you can challenge dad to a game of bubble soccer, enjoy lots of cuddles with some cute baby goats and you can make dad a personalised card at the craft station before snapping lots of pics together!

The YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run means you can also give a gift to someone other than dad if you choose to fundraise.

All funds raised through the YMCA Father’s Day Fun Run will help to build resilience in disadvantaged young people through school and camping based programs.

Sign up before Friday, 4 August to take advantage of our early bird offer – it could save you up to $30 so get the whole family signed up now!

You could even use those savings to buy some jocks and socks as extra little gift…

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