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What to buy Dad for Father's Day (not another Bunnings voucher) 0

We've made Father's Day simple for you (oh and by the way it's on Sunday 6th September 2015).

Step 1 - Pick your Dad out from the 'List of possible Dad types'

Step 2 - Choose the gift that suits your budget (ie. how deserving is Dad this year). 

Step 3 - Buy online and we'll deliver it gift wrapped and ready to go

We've got plenty of other gifts in our online store, click here to see all Father's Day products.

Click here to check out some of our most popular Father's Day cards available online.

 

 

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List of possible Dad types

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Hipster Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: Rides a fixie / has a tattooed sleeve or a beard / only drinks single origin coffee 
A miniature version of his real one (skinny jeans, tattoo and beard not included)...
 
For the Phsycologist who also thinks he's a hipster...
 
A guide to the best coffee, for the city with the worlds best coffee...
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Big Kid Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: Still laughs at fart jokes / has a toy collection bigger than yours
 
If he farts anyway, he might as well become a master...
 
Available in sexy babe, bodybuilder & X-ray. If he acts a fool, make him dress like one...
 
The ultimate for any 'Big Kid'...
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Foodie Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: Only takes you to restaurants with a no-booking policy and a queue out the door 
For the Dad who knows his cuts of meat...
For when you're he's not eating out...
The Foodie's Bible...
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Golf Tragic Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: There's golf tee's EVERYWHERE / gets up early for 'work' but plays a cheeky 9-holes instead - needs physio for golf!
So he can read about playing golf while he's not playing golf...
Just so everyone at work knows he play golf...
A good read for when he's up all night watching golf on TV...
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Fisherman Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: Has a photo in his office of the biggest fish he's caught but no pictures of his family
For when he's at work and misses fishing...
So people know he's a fisherman, even when he's in a suit...
Something to help him plan the next fishing trip...
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Dapper Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: Spends longer getting ready than your mum / owns more hair product than you knew existed
Even if he's not, on Father's Day it's OK to pretend...
 
A grooming kit that doesn't look like you stole it of your wife/mum/gf...
From Handsome to eternity...
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D.I.Y God Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: Knows the isles of Bunnings intimately / fixes everything in the house (even the things that weren't broken)
We all know he's no expert...
 
A pen with ruler, scale, spirit level, screwdriver and stylus. Made by the Germans, obviously...
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Muso Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: Goes to more concerts than you do / still rocks out with the band occasionally 
Drumstick Pencil - $14.95
If he's always playing drum solos with his pen or pencil, indulge his fantasy...
 
If music is his life, this is for him...
 
Make plectrum's out of old credit cards...
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Smarty Pants Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: Has the answer to every question you've ever asked, and it's never 'to keep the rabbits out'.  

            
Einstein Socks - $29.95                                                    Math Socks - $29.95 
 
 
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Vino Loving Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: Can't remember your birthday, knows the year of every bottle in his cellar.   
Pump until the needle reaches the red zone to remove air and preserve taste...

For someone who wants to drink good wine, The Wine Opus gives them the names they need to know...

Any excuse to drink...

 

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Jet-Setting Dad

How to know if you're dealing with one: Always forgets his wedding anniversary, but knows his passport and frequent flyer numbers off by heart. 

Help Dad avoid excess baggage fees, it'll mean more money for presents for you...
Indestructible, practical and dependable, just like Dad...
Turn Dad's desk into a runway
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Meet the Team - Sophie 0

 

What is your favourite thing about your job?

I love when it's Christmas time! The carols, wrapping up all the presents and the excitement of the kids who come into the store.

 

What is your favourite product in the store?

Karlsson Copper Wall Clock

 

If you end up in hell what do you hope Satan will say when you arrive at the fiery gates?

Hopefully he'll tell me they've got WIFI

 

To what are you addicted?

Black jelly beans, and Keeping up with the Kardashians

 

What items are on you at all times?

Usually a few pieces of silver jewellery, a nude lipstick and my phone

 

What is your dream travel destination?

Prague in the winter. Really anywhere in Europe during winter.      

 

What smell do you love?

Lemon!!!!!

 

What words makes you cringe?

No particular word makes me cringe, but I don't like when people mispronounce 'H'

 

Pet Peeve?

People being late

 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully power walking around with a cute baby in the pram

 

Describe your dream home in 3 words

Is this a trick question? No one in my generation is ever going to own their own home!

Meet the Team - Pav 0

 

 

Started working with Homing Instincts: May 2015

 

Favourite Product in the store?

Scratch Travel Map

 

Card that best suits you?

'Queen of Fucking Everything'

 

What is your favourite things about your job?

When people come in completely clueless about what they are after, and leave the store having found something they never knew even existed, that's the most satisfying feeling.

 

If you end up in hell what do you hope Satan will say when you arrive at the fiery gates?

"Thank god you're here."

 

To what are you addicted?

That first morning coffee, straightening everything around me (it's somewhat of a problem), love

 

What items are on you at all times?

Earrings, iPod & a smile

 

What is your dream travel destination?

JAMAICA mun ;)

 

What smell do you love?

The smell of coffee in the morning makes my heart sing like nothing else. Also the smell of someone who's wearing perfume and just finished smoking a cigarette, that's nice.

 

What words makes you cringe?

Phlegm

 

Pet Peeve?

People who chew loudly with their mouth open.  Once I've heard it, it cannot be unheard.

 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully I'll have figured out what I want to contribute to the world and set myself up with a solid home.

 

Describe your dream home in 3 words

Warm, fun and soft (no hard edges! (basically a marshmallow))

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Meet the Team - Malinda 0

Malinda - Hawthorn Store Manager

 

When did you start with Homing Instincts?

September 2014

 

What is your favourite things about your job?

The friendly vibe you get when you walk into the store is my favourite thing about this job! Our amazing team and customers really make it a wonderful place to work!

 

Your favourite product in the store?

The copper trinket plates from Amalfi 

http://www.hominginstincts.com.au/products/lumini-copper-trinket-plates

 

 

The card that best suits you?

Are you Drunk? 

http://www.hominginstincts.com.au/products/are-you-drunk

 

 

If you end up in hell what do you hope satan will say when you arrive at the fiery gates?

Hey gal :)

 

To what are you addicted?

My top 3 addictions are: Shopping, talking & macaroons

 

What items are on you at all times?

You will never catch me without my phone, wearing something black or my eyelash extensions

 

What is your dream travel destination?

Would definitely have to say a big trip around the USA or Europe

 

What smell do you love?

The smell of mum

 

What words makes you cringe?

The words 'breath' and 'armpit' make me sick

 

Pet Peeve?

Unhygienic people, or when someone takes a sip of their drink whilst already having food in their mouth and then continue to chew

 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Healthy, Happy Financially Stable, Loving my career and hopefully a mother

 

Describe your dream home in 3 words

Crisp, Cosy and CLEAN

10 Reasons To Visit Warrandyte - Insiders Guide 0

 

Looking for ideas of what to do around Melbourne this weekend? There's a plenty of reasons why it's worth the trip out to Warrandyte (aside from visiting us)

 

1. The Drive. If you enjoy country drives and windy roads here's a nice scenic route to take you from Melbourne out to Yarra Glen via Warrandyte and back to the city. Drive time: 2hrs return.

2. Winter + Wine + Fireplace = Perfection. For lunch check out La Sala @ Olivigna. Highly recommend the Gnocci with Meatballs.

3. The Park. Did you know Warrandyte State Park is the closest State Park to Melbourne? It's a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. Beautiful landscape design.

4. The Market. On the first Saturday of every month you can check out the Warrandyte Market. Have a coffee, eat a Gozleme, buy something you didn't know you needed, repeat.

5. Walk The Dog. Go on, he'll thank you for it! Mattress recycling!

6. Coffee & Breakfast. Check out the recently opened Now and Not Yet (NANY) cafe.

7. Get Married. Okay so it's probably a bit short notice for THIS weekend, maybe you haven't met Mr or Mrs Right just yet but worth keeping in mind. Check out Farren and Matt's gorgeous Warrandyte Garden Wedding.

8. The Berries. If you're headed out this way during berry season it would be rude not to stop by the Warrandyte Berry Farm for home made ice cream and fresh strawberries.

9. Gold Panning. For something a bit left of centre... that's right ladies and gentlemen, you are allowed to pan for gold in Anderson's Creek! If 'Panning' (as insiders call it) is not your thing well you can watch other people trying to strike it lucky.

10. Homing Instincts. Sorry but we just had to. We're open on weekends, Saturday 10:00am - 5:30pm and Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm

 

Homing Instincts Warrandyte

Address - 270 Yarra Street, Warrandyte VIC 3113

Phone - (03) 9844 2883