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MAN WEEK - Father's Day Giveaway!


29th August, 2011
Lucy Feagins
Monday 29th August 2011

Father's Day Giveaway prize pool!

At last count The Design Files readership demographic was around 93% female.  So I'm not quite sure why or how the idea of 'man week' popped into my mind.  Nevertheless, all the stylish / design savvy blokes I mentioned it to seemed to think it was an awesome idea... so here we are launching MAN WEEK -  a whole week of posts dedicated to the fellas out there!  I figure even the ladies would welcome some ideas about gifts and shopping spots for the important men in our lives (be they brothers, fathers, boyfriends, friends or work colleagues).

With Father's Day just under a week away it seemed opportune timing to kick things off with a very special FATHER'S DAY GIVEAWAY!   Eleven fabulous manly prizes have been offered by a group of generous local designers and retailers - and in keeping with tradition we'll draw eleven winners for this bumper giveaway!

Father's Day Giveaway Prize Pool

'My Tattooed Dad' book by Daniel Nesquens from Metropolis Bookshop - rrp $28.95

Exentri Wallet from Patrick Leigh - rrp $119.95

Forage Liberty print Bow Tie from Cottage Industry (to bring out the 'hipster' in any Dad!) - rrp $65.00

Crumpler 'Boston Heist' 24.5 litre briefcase bag / carry-on with padded laptop pocket.  The ultimate man bag! - rrp $225.00

Coffee Supreme coffee + cups pack - containing 3 x 250gm Single Origin Coffees (Costa Rican Don Jose Honey Prep, Costa Rican Brumas Del Zurqui,  Kenyan Kichwa AA), a pair of ceramic coffee cups and saucers + Coffee Supreme tote bag - rrp $80.00

BYO Coffee Cup family pack including Papa cup (12 oz), Mama Cup (8 oz) and new Bubbacino cup! - rrp $39.00

Swiss Army blanket Smartphone Pouch from Safari Living - rrp $45.00

NoteMaker Manly stationery pack including DODOcase for iPad in black leather / navy interior, O-Check leather pencil case, 2 x Delfonics Wooden Ball Point Pens and 2 x Koh-I-Noor versatile leadholder mechanical pencils with sharpener - total rrp $213.70

Feathered Cufflinks by Deeana Michela from Lord Coconut - rrp $180.00

2 Pairs Men's Hi-Hobes shoes from Hobes - one pair in chocolate brown, one in black - total rrp $318.00

Super stylish Filippa K silk navy tie from fabulous Melbourne menswear store Swensk - rrp $129.00

To be in the running to win something lovely for your Dad (or perhaps yourself!) simply leave your comment on this post before 10.00pm tonight.  Eleven winners will be drawn at random and contacted by email tomorrow!

Huge thanks to all the generous retailers and designers listed above for providing this fabulous giveaway line-up.  Do share the love by visiting their respective websites for many more manly gift ideas!

*UPDATE this giveaway has now been drawn!  Winning comments were as follows - Comment #327 - Ros Strong, #272 - Rachel,  #396 - Em Alderson, #156 - Nick Stone, #278 - Amy Stoneham, #567 - Karen Gaunson, #294 - Bianca Dal, #501 - Alyce Bailey, #357 - Paul Dimond, #234 - Roland Giddings,  #198 - Leeann Phillips.  Winners should have received an email this morning (it's a group email so check your bulk mail if you don't see it!).  Thanks SO MUCH everyone for the massive response - and of course thanks once again to all the fab retailers who supported this giveaway!

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