FATHERS DAY Kangaroo Island Style


Have you got Dad a gift yet?

At Emu Ridge we are making it easy for you to find your dad the perfect gift this Fathers Day thanks to our wide range of gift ideas online. You’re sure to find something that will make your dad smile. We will also expertly tailor a gift to suit your  individual requirements,  full of excellent local produce.

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We love supporting local KI Businesses and have put together this delicious hamper of local KI produce for him to enjoy on his special day. Remember we are happy to put together anything you would like in a gift hamper.

A perfect mix of all of Dads delicious delights, including:

  • Emu Ridge Massage Oil
  • KI Colony Cove Draught Cider
  • KI Brewery Pale Ale
  • Ildoura Fruits Tomato Sauce
  • Emu Ridge Eucalyptus and Honey Lollies
  • Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Oil
  • KI Fresh Garlic Salt Flakes
  • KI Sea Salt Chilli
  • KI Smoked Kalamata Olives
  • KI Quick Oats

Priced at just $85 you can order online and have it delivered to your door:

Father’s Day Hamper Or we will make a gift box just for you with the products that you would like! Just ask.

Or phone us 8553 8228 or email on info@emuridge.com.au.

Pick up or delivery locally on KI also available.


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As a thank you to our valued customers for supporting our family owned Aussie Business, we would like to offer 10% Discount on any of our Emu Ridge products. So stock up on this great offer it ends on the .

Just pop DAD10 in the Coupon Code at checkout to receive your discount!  Hurry is ends on the 31st. Shop link.

Thanks again and we look forward to your continued support.


Gift Vouchers are always a great option to, you will find them on our online shop

We also have Gift Vouchers available that can be used in our Cafe the Bar or Shop. To order one of our unique gift packs or gift boxes, visit our online store

We have a wide range of great gift packs and boxes for sale in store and online. They are a unique Australian made gift for that special someone. We will also expertly tailor a gift to suit your  individual requirements,  full of excellent local produce. We provide customised  gift hampers as well. So if you have a special occasion for someone coming up and would like a gift basket and are not sure what to choose, we are here to help you with heaps of gift ideas. If you would like something delivered on Kangaroo Island we are happy to hand deliver your voucher or gift if it is within the Kingscote area. Otherwise we can arrange delivery for you at a small cost. All other orders are delivered by Australia Post.

How did Father’s Day begin?

In 1909, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd decided to create an official Father’s Day after listening to Anna Jarvis (an American woman who created Mother’s Day) giving a Mother’s Day sermon at church.

Dodd was a true believer in Father’s Day because she loved her father, William Jackson Smart who raised his six children by himself.

Dodd first suggested that the date of Father’s Day could be on her father’s birthday, 5 June. However, the first ever Father’s Day ended up being celebrated on the third Sunday of June, 19 June 1910.

Makers of ties, socks, hats, golf clubs and other gifts used Father’s Day to sell their product as the perfect Father’s Day gift (and still do today!).

Father’s Day around the world

Father’s Day is celebrated on different days of the year by different countries. Some countries celebrate in June, while others celebrate in March or September.

Father’s Day in Australia

In Australia, Father’s Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of September. On this day we celebrate the love and dedication of fathers, step-fathers, guardians, fathers-in-law, uncles and grandfathers and thank them for being our teacher, carer, friend and role model.


In Germany, Father’s Day is the same day as Ascension Day, which is a public holiday on the Thursday, 40 days after Easter. For this reason, the day is sometimes also known as Vatertag meaning ‘Father’s Day’ or Maennertagor Herrentag meaning ‘Men’s Day’. Traditionally, men go on walks through fields, pulling wagons and praying for a good harvest.


In Italy, Roman Catholics celebrate fathers on Saint Joseph’s Day which is 19 March. This day is celebrated with a traditional feast of bread, soup, macaroni, stuffed artichokes and a Saint Joseph’s Sfinge (a cream puff filled with ricotta, topped with fruit such as cherries and orange).


In Thailand, Father’s Day is the same day as the King’s birthday. On this day, Thai people give a Canna flower (‘Dok put ta ruk sa’ in Thai) to their fathers or grandfathers and wear yellow (the King’s colour). There are religious ceremonies all over Thailand and at night there are fireworks and celebrations in the street.