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3 Ways to Celebrate Father’s Day in Lockdown

Father’s Day is just days away and it’s time to lock in your plans for celebrating the father-figure in your life. Although many of us can’t physically be present to celebrate the special day together, we’ve found a few ways you can still show your love and appreciation – whether that’s by sending a surprise gift hamper to your dad’s house or by ordering in a special Father’s Day feast for the family to enjoy at home.

To eat

As the old saying goes – the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So why not treat your dad to a beautiful spread of local treats. Here are some of the local businesses offering special deals this Father’s Day. For even more options for a special Father’s Day feast, take a look at some of the other local cafes and restaurants currently offering pickup and delivery.

  • Bean Central
    Bean Central’s offering the dads of Queanbeyan a special gift pack complete with a special coffee mug and an assortment of Bean Central produce including their bodacious butterscotch, cheeky chip salt and little kicker chilli sauce. Alternatively, spoil your dad with a pamper hamper of sweet, savoury or a mixture of treats.
  • Kings Junction
    Kings Junction is offering personalised hamper gift packages for the dads of Bungendore and surrounds. Mix and match everything from socks and jocks to candles and plants, with sweet and savoury snacks and drink options ranging from whisky and bourbon to a range of wines.
  • Le Tres Bon
    Looking for more of a sit-down lunch to celebrate Father’s Day? Le Tres Bon have created an irresistible set menu of three courses for the special day, available for pickup in Bungendore, with a special two-course menu available for the little ones.
  • Mona Farm
    Mona Farm’s Executive Chef, Tristan Rebbettes, has created a delicious ‘Sizzle & Serve’ BBQ Kit which contains everything you need for the perfect dad’s day-in. Featuring Tristan’s signature ‘smoke & fire’ techniques, these delicious home BBQ kits include 7hr smoked brisket & kranskies, Mona Farm’s apple crumble & a range of ready-to-eat sides, condiments and more. You can also upgrade your order with a bottle of wine or a six pack of craft beer.
  • PRONTO by Trecento
    You still have a chance to pre-order a grazing box filled with Italian treats from the recently opened PRONTO by Trecento in Queanbeyan. Pre-orders are available until Thursday, 2nd September and range from grazing boxes and honey gift boxes to an entire set menu.
  • Vanilla at Altenburg
    Braidwood’s Vanilla at Altenburg is taking bookings until Thursday, 2nd September, for their special Father’s Day buffet menu. Choose a two or three course menu of your liking from a range of options.

To drink

Raise a glass to the special day with locally produced cool-climate wines, available for pickup and delivery. See below for the offers for the day, or find more information about the locally made wines available in Queanbeyan-Palerang in our wine guide.

  • Contentious Character
    Contentious Character Winery in Wamboin has put together a Father’s Day gift hamper for the dads and father-figures who dance to the beat of their own drum, including wine, chocolate and more, all delivered straight to his doorstep.
  • Corang Estate
    Corang Estate have a range of premium cool climate wines available for delivery in ACT and NSW for free until the end of the month.
  • Lark Hill Winery
    Lark Hill Winery’s biodynamic wines are also available for purchase. For Bungendore locals, the cellar door is also currently open for takeaway wine sales.
  • Norton Road Wines
    If your dad is a fan of the low and slow American BBQ at Norton Road Wines, grab one of their gift vouchers to use later for Biggies BBQ food, platters, takeaway or Norton Road Wines.
  • Sapling Yard
    Sapling Yard’s handcrafted cool-climate wines are also available for delivery through the online shop.

To buy

There’s an abundance of online shopping you can still do online from the local shops in Queanbeyan-Palerang. For more options on what to buy for your dad this year, check out our guide to shopping local online, or see local special offers below.

  • Delizia Naturally
    Treat the special man in your life with a useful, zero-waste self-care gift pack. Delizia’s gift packs include Sharp Shave bar, tin and shaving brush, orange and tea tree tallow soap and a soap saver bag/loofah, or moisturising cream, a 3-in-1 shaving bar, shampoo bar and body bar, and lip balm.
  • Garlicious Grown
    Does your dad know his way around the kitchen? Gift him a chance to show off his culinary skills with a Garlicious Grown gift pack, complete with their award-winning 50g unpeeled black garlic cloves, 25g plain black garlic powder, and Black Garlic Aioli. You can also add in their Little Black Garlic Recipe book.

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