Father's Day is just around the corner, and dads all over Australia are preparing to act delighted and surprised when they open up their pairs of socks and artistic creations made out of recycled cereal boxes and toilet rolls. As much as these traditional and sweet gifts may be a fixture of Father's Day celebrations, the father in your life will really appreciate a gift that is a bit more exciting and extravagant. Here are three fantastic father's day gift ideas that you might like to consider.
1. A fishing charter
If the father in your life is an avid angler, then a day fishing out on the open ocean is a wonderful gift idea. Fishing charters provide an opportunity to catch some big game fish such as tuna, dolphin fish and marlin as well as a relaxing and invigorating day out in the fresh sea air.
Most fishing charter companies will supply all the necessary fishing gear, such as rods and bait. Many will also provide catering in the form of beverages, snacks and a hearty lunch, so all your loved one will need to take is a hat, sunscreen and a camera to get photographic evidence of their big catch.
2. A flight simulation
If the father in your life has always dreamed of being a pilot, then a visit to a flight simulator will make an excellent gift. These simulators use the latest technology to provide a highly realistic 3D flying experience that is virtually indistinguishable from the real thing.
Most simulators will allow the user to choose a variety of different airports to virtually land in. They can also recreate adverse weather conditions that will need to be navigated by the virtual pilot. Your loved one can also choose between flying different planes, such as a Boeing 737 or a fighter jet.
3. A tandem skydive
For a father who likes more adventurous experiences, a tandem skydive is the ultimate Father's Day gift. This will allow him to experience the adrenaline rush of free falling from a high altitude while allowing a qualified instructor to ensure he reaches the ground safely.
Tandem skydiving is a gift that's suitable for a father of any age, and even grandfathers might love the opportunity to tick this adventure off their bucket list. Although there are no age restrictions by law for this type of gift, it isn't recommended for people who suffer from heart conditions or spinal injuries.