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Father's Day Market Gift Ideas 2023

Buying the perfect gift for that special someone in your life this Father’s Day just got a whole lot easier, thanks to our handy Market Gift Guide. 

With so much on offer from our Traders, we’ve gathered up a list of our favourite present ideas that are sure to make his day memorable. And if you have a little extra time, go for a wander along the aisles and explore all the hidden treasures of the Market (and maybe grab a little something extra for yourself whilst you’re at it!).

Discovery Trail Tickets

If Dad loves good food and is interested in learning how to cook and serve unfamiliar produce, a ticket to one of our Prahran Market Discovery Trails is the perfect gift for him! Trails run monthly on Saturday mornings (1 hour duration) and tickets cost $25pp, which includes a personal tour guide, food tastings, Prahran Market jute reusable shopping bag, a coffee, exclusive market insights, and more! Head here to book Dad in for one of our upcoming trails.

A Buzz, Clip or Trim

If he likes to be clean-shaven, treat him to a fresh fade or style cut at Barber of Prahran on Commercial Rd. Babak and the crew also offer a range of specialist treatments and products to give his beard the proper care it deserves, including shampoos, conditioners, oils and waxes.

For the Green-thumb

If Dad loves all things gardening, Christina at Prahran Garden Centre on Elizabeth St will be your new best friend. From gardening tools to planters, seeds, indoor and outdoor plants and terrariums, Christina and team can help you find a green gift he’ll love.

A Sweet Treat

Satisfy his sweet tooth with a decadent dessert from our Market eateries. Sweet Greek’s famous Rocky Road and gluten-free cakes are sure to put a smile on Dad’s face, whilst the tarts and petit gateau at Stir the Pot are almost too pretty to eat (almost!). If you want to surprise Dad with something he maybe hasn’t tried before, we’d suggest heading to Farini in Harvest Hall for some freshly-piped, Sicilian ricotta cannoli and traditional biscotti – trust us, he won’t be disappointed.

Father’s Day Breakfast

If you’re looking to spend some quality time with Dad this Father’s Day why not gift him a delicious breakfast or brunch, enjoyed right here at the Market? 

Q Le Baker’s sweet Danishes and Olive Fougasse are hard to pass up, especially when paired with a freshly-made brew made by the team. If Dad prefers a cooked breakfast, make an online booking at Oltre Alimentari on Commercial Rd. With menu items like Breakfast Bruschetta with eggs, Fagioli (Baked Italian cannellini beans, melted Asiago cheese, roasted guanciale, egg and sourdough bread) and Frittata (Free range eggs, heirloom tomatoes, parmesan cheese, peas, spinach, sourdough toasted bread, 24 month aged San Daniele prosciutto), he’ll be well fed and feeling spoilt.

For the Chef 

Everyone knows a good knife is essential in any food lover’s kitchen, and if Dad’s knives are looking (and acting) well-used, visit Terry at Prahran Market Hardware and give them a new lease of life. What’s more is you can get them sharpened while you grab a bite and shop – nice! Or, for a new set of high quality knives and other kitchen and cooking staples, The Essential Ingredient is your one-stop-shop.

Coffee-loving Dads

Dad can’t go a day without a cup of coffee? Whether he likes a strong brew in the morning or something a little lighter in flavour, you’ll find the perfect bag of coffee beans at Market Lane Coffee or Jasper Coffee. Both Traders also sell coffee-related equipment too, such as coffee machines, filters, grinders and mugs.

Cards and wrap 

Once you’ve sorted out the gift part it’s time to think about presentation and the perfect card. Donnally Variety Shop and Prahran Market Lotto both stock a great selection of Father’s Day cards, gift bags and wrapping paper, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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