Craft Gift Experiences for Dad in Sydney

Craft Gift Experiences for Dad in Sydney

Iain Wang

Tags: Gift Experiences for Dad

As a dad, how would I ideally like to spend Father’s Day? Or for that matter, any special occasion where I’m the focus of attention (birthdays, maybe anniversaries, and other milestone celebrations).

With family of course – that’s the very essence of what it means to be a dad.

I’d want to do something memorable, it’s supposed to be a special day after all.

And I already have enough things. I have enough clothes (I bought most of my clothes back when I was in my early to mid twenties, which I’m still happily wearing today – after all, the manufacturing of clothes is incredibly wasteful, where each cotton shirt takes 20,000 litres of water to produce, so I’d really rather not contribute further to my planet’s demise). I have enough electronics (I buy my gadgets when they’re fresh and leading edge, rather than waiting around for special occasions to be gifted). I have enough accessories (my smartphone is the ultimate accessory – there’s really no need for a watch, camera, etc).

Being a dad (or mum) can be pretty stressful. There’s a mortgage to pay (often a huge one if you’re in Sydney), a career to chase, and of course, kids to raise, at the very minimum.

I’m a curious person, and you might be fooled into thinking that I don’t have a creative side, given that I spend the majority of my time each week in a corporate-style job which is all about business, making sales, managing operations, etc. But I love to travel when I get the chance (and when budget allows), to give myself a new perspective, to experience something totally new and unexpected. For a special occasion though, I’m not always up for taking an extended break from work or to start dipping deeply into my family savings.

So I’d love a unique and relaxing experience to enjoy with my family. I’d love something which is pre-organised, where we can just show up; nobody likes to do laborious preparations.

What could be better than a craft workshop?

It’s more budget-friendly than a weekend away. It’s easy to organise (there’s nothing to organise really, someone just needs to book the tickets). And it’s perfect take a break, to leave all the stress behind, for at least a few hours, while we can happily be mesmerised by something which pleases my inquisitive spirit, like terrarium making, block printing, calligraphy, pottery, resin art, and all sorts of other wonderful crafts that I’ve never even heard of. By forcing me to focus on the task at hand, on learning and applying my skills in a hands-on environment, I’ll be in the moment with my family, enjoying some much-needed mindfulness.

Of course, sometimes dads can be tricky to gift for. Some work long hours, whether by passion or necessity, or may have shifting schedules, where you never really know when they’ll be available. Some can be a bit closed off, and you really wonder what they’re thinking, whether a fragrance making class would be too feminine or whether it would actually hit the spot. This is what gift cards were invented for. It’s a way of telling dad that you’ve thought of what he’d enjoy, but you just want to leave the specifics for him to choose. After all, surprises are nice, but they often don’t go to plan!

Inspired? Check out Classbento’s range of workshops, or grab a gift card. Classbento adds new classes every month, so if you don’t see something that dad would love right now, just check back again later. Give dad the great experience that he deserves.




Gift Experiences for Dad classes

Beginners Painting Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Breakfast Point

1 to 10

label $80

Japanese Cooking Class (Intermediate)

date_range Sat 16 Nov at 1pm

location_on Bondi Junction

1 to 15

label $133 - $150

5.0 (2)

2k

Japanese Cooking Class (Beginner)

date_range Sat 16 Nov at 10am

location_on Bondi Junction

1 to 15

label $133 - $150

5.0 (3)

2k

Singing Lessons

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Paddington

1

label $60

Natural Weight Loss with Japanese Superfoods 2

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Bondi Junction

10 to 15

label $133

5.0 (1)

2k

Shooting in Manual Mode Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Kellyville

1 to 6

label $120

Lampshade Making with Japanese Tenugui Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Comes to your venue

6 to 10

label $90

Power of Miso Making and Beyond Cooking Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Bondi Junction

10 to 15

label $133

5.0 (1)

2k

Lampshade Making Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Parramatta

1 to 10

label $135

5.0 (2)

2k

Smartphone Photography Course

date_range Runs regularly

location_on The Rocks

1 to 8

label $80 - $99

5.1 (25)

2k

Handplane Shaping for Bodysurfing Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Stanmore

1 to 5

label $250

5.0 (2)

Superfood Sushi Cooking Class

date_range 22 Sep, 30 Nov

location_on Bondi Junction

1 to 15

label $133 - $150

5.0 (1)

2k

Superfood Ramen Cooking Class

date_range 05 Oct, 01 Dec

location_on Bondi Junction

1 to 15

label $133 - $150

5.0 (4)

2k

Beginners Photography Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Sydney

1

label $150 - $200

4.8 (6)

Spanish Guitar Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Rozelle

1

label $50

Palette Knife Painting Workshop

date_range Sat 28 Sep at 10am

location_on Darlinghurst

1 to 15

label $125

5.0 (1)

2k

Shodo Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Chatswood

1 to 5

label $50

5.0 (31)

Makmak Raspberry Macaron Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Surry Hills

1 to 16

label $100

4.5 (13)

18k

Beginners Pottery Classes

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Crows Nest

1 to 30

label $180

4.9 (19)

2k

Pebble Painting Class

date_range Contact for details

location_on Ulladulla

2 to 5

label $65 - $75

Introduction to Pottery Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Rose Bay

1 to 2

label $170 - $220

5.0 (24)

Greenhouse Terrarium Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 12

label $130

4.9 (16)

1k

Latte Art Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Marrickville

1 to 8

label $89

4.4 (28)

10k

Barista Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Marrickville

1 to 6

label $119

4.8 (6)

10k

Espresso Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Marrickville

4 to 6

label $129

10k

4.9 (122+)

Tea Brewing Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Marrickville

1 to 6

label $55

10k

4.9 (122+)

Tea and Cheese Pairing Class

date_range Sat 28 Sep at 10:30am

location_on Balmain

1 to 30

label $50

4.8 (8)

Tea and Chocolate Pairing Workshop

date_range 12 Oct, 23 Nov

location_on Balmain

1 to 20

label $50

4.9 (9)

Creative Tea Blending Workshop

date_range Sat 9 Nov at 10:30am

location_on Balmain

1 to 20

label $50

4.8 (10)

Succulent Terrarium Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Redfern

1 to 12

label $110

5.0 (167)

1k

Kokedama Workshop

date_range 12 Oct, 26 Oct

location_on Redfern

1 to 10

label $110

5.0 (54)

1k

Make Your Own Fragrance / Perfume Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Lilyfield

1 to 40

label $99

4.7 (39)

Fun Chocolate Truffle Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Lilyfield

1 to 25

label $80

4.6 (32)

Soy Candle Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Annandale

1 to 15

label $159

4.9 (79)

1k

Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Lewisham

4 to 20

label $80

4.9 (14)

12k

Introduction to Brush Lettering Workshop

date_range Sat 28 Sep at 10:30am

location_on Redfern

1 to 15

label $100 - $120

4.9 (52)

2k

Fluid Art Workshop

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Newport

1 to 8

label $140 - $160

4.8 (4)

2k

Make Your Own Teapot Workshop

date_range Sun 5 Jan at 10am

location_on Bundeena

1 to 10

label $129 - $149

4.9 (36)

Introduction to Pottery Wheel Throwing Class

date_range Sun 5 Jan at 1pm

location_on Bundeena

1 to 6

label $129 - $149

4.9 (31)


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