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Motorcycle Dads. 10 cool gift ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day in Australia is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. It’s just around the corner so if you’re struggling to think a of a gift for the motorcycling dad in your life, we got you sista! Here are 10 Father’s Day gift ideas that you still have time to organise.

1. A cool motorcycle tee

No doubt the motorcycle dad in your life has a gazillion motorcycle tees. I bet they’re either butt-ugly or falling apart so badly, they would serve better as a chain cleaning rag!

Grab Dad a t-shirt that looks great, fits well and is a design that reflects his unique moto-personality.

Check out 

Get your order in quick. If you need it in time for Father’s Day, let Annya know. She’s the queen of fast turnarounds when a deadline is at stake.

Because Tribal Moto is a proud sponsor of Girl Moto, use discount code GIRLMOTO at checkout to receive 20% off orders over $45.  Oh… and while you’re there, don’t forget to order a Girl Moto tee for yourself (wink wink).

2. A motorcycle book

On the surface this sounds like an easy, sure-fire gift purchase. But go searching for “motorcycle books” and you will find over 400 physical book titles, over 600 e-book titles and more than 30 audio-books. Hmmmm… how to pick?

I suggest breaking down the topic of interest into 3-4 categories then search from there. For example, try searching mechanics, racing, history or even classic bikes, depending on what your moto-dad is in to.

3. A place to call home… for his motorcycle key!

If your moto-dad is anything like any number of the men in my life, then he is probably always forgetting where he put his bike key after the last ride.

Why not buy him a unique dish or container that he can keep on his bedside table. Then, train him to use it! Tell him he’ll break your heart if he doesn’t remember to store his motorcycle key in it every time he comes home from a ride.

4. Motorbike cleaning kit

Pop down to your local auto-store and grab him the full kit and kaboodle. Most car or bike stores will carry a good range of wash, polish, chain cleaner, chain lube and tyre cleaner. Grab some micro-fibre cloths, a sponge and a bucket and create a little hamper of cleaning gear by wrapping it all together with some cellophane and ribbon. 

Side-note… some people are particular about brands, so maybe you need to have a little sneak around his garage first to see what he’s already using.

5. Make him some memories 

Well… get out his old memories and make them new again. Why not create him a photobook of motorcycle pics that he’s taken over the years. If you can’t get to his pics, contact his mates, and ask them to send you the pics they have of him and his bike. I bet they will have plenty.

If it’s too late to create a photo book online, take your digital photos to an on-demand printing store (eg. Big W prints while you wait), print up a bunch and make a photo collage by pinning the photos to a cork board.  

6. Get him customised with some bike decals

Ok, ok… I know how this looks. I’m suggesting Tribal Moto… AGAIN! But there’s a good reason for it. Did I mention Annya is the queen of turn-around times? 

Tribal Moto also make a range of decals that Dad can add to his bike or helmet. Perhaps he would like something simple like a pinstripe to run along his tyre guard? Or perhaps he’s a motorcycle “heartbeat” kinda guy. 

Whatever his style, check out the decals on offer and get your order in quick sticks. 

And so that I don’t have to suggest Tribal Moto for a third time, you should also know they do BBQ aprons, caps, tote bags, face masks and kids tees (in case bubba wants to match with Dadda). Oh… and while you’re there, don’t forget to order a Girl Moto decal for yourself (wink, wink, WINK!). Remember that discount code too….

Girl Moto Decals hot off the press

7. Give him access to all the parts

I know gift vouchers can be considered impersonal. So I’m not suggesting a Bunnings Gift Voucher. I am suggesting very specifically a bike parts gift voucher. 

Yes… there is such a thing. Give him permission to spend his $$$ on bike parts with a gift voucher from This online store is offered by Iron and Resin Garage and the range of parts available to order is NEXT LEVEL! 

Email Bruce and Luke and let them know Girl Moto said to contact them for a voucher…

8. Buy him a Guardian Bell

These little bells, known in the motorcycling world as Gremlin Bells, Guardian Bells, or Spirit Bells, are a good luck charm for motorcycle riders. The bell is said to protect the owner during their travels. The “rules” are that they should be gifted to the rider by someone who loves them. They are then attached to the bike, so the rider is always protected.

Start Googling for them or check out e-Bay. If you miss the boat on shipping, call your local bike shop as some do stock them.

9. Apple-TV Subscription to watch Ewan and Charley

My most favourite motorcycle series ever is “Long Way Down”, “Long Way Round” and “Long Way Up” with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. All three series are currently steaming on Apple-TV. Get the moto-dad in your life an Apple-TV subscription and make sure he watches what I think are the three best motorcycle-based series ever made. Make sure he shares his log-in because I promise, you will want to watch these too!

10. Pull out the big guns

If budget is no issue, get yourself down to an audio-visual store and buy your moto-dad an action camera. These days Go Pro and Insta 360 are all the go. Speak to the pros at JB Hi-Fi and they’ll sort you out with the latest tech. Expect to pay up to $1000 to get the full set-up.

Happy shopping!

If you have great Father’s Day gift ideas or if you liked one of these suggestions, comment below to tell us!

Loren is our Girl Moto founder and editor. Several years into her leadership role with East Coast Female Rides (ECFR), Loren felt a desire to bring a female-focussed publication to life. One that would serve to unite Girl Moto's around the world. With a background in business finance, marketing and copywriting, Loren actually creates Girl Moto content as an excuse to call riding motorcycles "work". When not being Girl Moto, you will find Loren enjoying downtime with her family, riding with her ECFR tribe or feeding her obsession for travel and good food, with a healthy side-serve of beach vibes, whenever possible.


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