The diversity and authenticity of Subiaco make this suburb the best place to find a gift or experience for any kind of Dad. Whether a lover of smooth whiskey, ornithology or a good story, you can find something perfect for Father’s Day.
VIP Pampering at Gentlemen’s Hair Lounge
The Gentlemen’s Hair Lounge is the epitome of pampering for dad. True to it’s name, when walking into the space you’ll be greeted by hardwood floors, vintage-style chesterfields and boutique chess sets. Dad can enjoy a complimentary scotch, whiskey or gentleman’s cocktail while he gets the royal treatment, such as traditional barber services, beard shaves and fades.
Packages on offer include head massages, peppermint hot towels and luxury hair and skin products. The lounge also caters to men’s facials and hair colouring.
If you really want to spoil dad, the executive VIP packages will make an unforgettable experience. With facial scrubs, skin balms, hair treatments, mud masks and aftershaves, these packages also include two complimentary drinks to top off his experience.
For those after something more tangible, they also boast a range of quirky cufflinks, designer colognes, decanters and more.
Rare books and vintage crystal glasses at Subiaco Antiques
Subiaco Antiques is perfect for lovers of sentimental giftware and history buffs. The store stocks vintage watches and cufflinks as well as rare books and artworks, handmade antiques, or animal statuettes picture frames as a bit of an oddball gift.
As the store is manned by history experts, you can chat to them about time periods, styles and authentications of each piece. The sheer volume and range of items can be overwhelming, so make sure to touch base with the staff for recommendations and guidance, otherwise you’ll be in there all day.
For liquor loving dads, you can find stunning vintage crystal decanters and tumblers as well as antique serving ware. You could even take them to get engraved, if you fancy going the extra mile.
Cuban cigars from the iconic Devlin’s Lounge
Devlin’s, an icon of Subi, are famous for their cigars, lighters and exclusive lounge. They have Perth’s largest range of Cuban and Nicaraguan cigars, offering the perfect gift to take pride of place on dad’s desk.
Their resident cigar sommeliers will guide you through the process of picking the perfect cigar, from Montecristo to Hoyo de Monterrey, regardless of dad’s experience in the world of cigars.
The store also stocks an incredible variety of giftware perfect for dads, such as designer leather wallets, top-notch fountain pens for lovers of calligraphy, and hand-made wine glasses from European brands such as Riedel, Lamy and J.T. Dupont.
Start a family tradition with a top-notch watch from Smales Jewellers
For lovers of luxury, you can’t go past Smales without having a look inside. One of only a handful of official Rolex retailers in Perth, the jewellers offer only the best in designer watches, such as Tudor and Japanese brand, Seiko.
A two-birds-one-stone gift, high-quality watches have the potential to become family heirlooms. Traditions have to start somewhere, and as Rolexes can last a lifetime, this could be the perfect gift to pass down to your family’s future generations. Plus, Smales are one of only a few authorised repair and service centres for Rolex, so if you do have issues, you can rest easy: your watch is in good hands.
If Dad already has his forever watch, other options include a curated selection of classic fountain pens, tie clips and chains amongst other accessories.