Every year most people spend hours trying to make decisions as to which gifts they should buy for their Dads on their birthdays, Father’s Day and at Christmas. With every Dad having their own personalities, hobbies and jobs, finding the perfect gift isn’t always as easy as we might initially think it is. From practical to joke gifts, here is a list of some of the presents that might make a hit.
Tyre inflator Some Dads seem to prefer practical gifts that have a purpose. Tyre inflators, that they can keep inside their vehicle if they want to, mean they can check and correct the tyre pressure whenever they want to. No need for them to travel to the garage if they don’t need to, or to immediately need to call their recovery service providers if they can inflate their tyre and move to safety.
Fitness watches Want to keep track of how many steps they’ve been doing or calories they’ve burnt off whilst exercising? There are a growing number of watches available that let people keep on top of both these things, as well as other achievements. Some also have links to messages, phone calls and other information gathered on our phones. Depending on the amount of money you’re planning to spend, there appears to be plenty of options available.
Speakers From smart speakers that you can speak to make requests and waterproof transferable speakers, to practical and sound enriching speakers of various sizes, sound enhancers can be a great hit with many parents. This option can be practical and impressive, as well as having a wide cost range.
Money vouchers For lots of people, it doesn’t seem to matter how long they spend searching for the perfect gift they struggle to feel confident that they have found something that their Dad will be happy with. Some people are happy to pass cash on so their Dad can make his own choice, buying something that he chooses or keeping hold of it. Despite that, some people don’t like the idea for various reasons. The alternative option could to be get your Dad a voucher. From choosing a specific shop that sells items that relate to his hobbies or likes, to getting a voucher for an online retailer that covers a wide range of items, there appears to be many options available.
Drinks Everyday Dad is different. Some Dads enjoy drinking lagers, bitters, ciders and/or ales, whilst others enjoy spirits including drinks such as whiskeys and gins. On top of that, there are also parents who enjoy alcohol free drinks. If you know there are specific drinks that your Dad chooses and has a passion for, buying drinks can be an option that makes you feel more confident about your gift option. Additionally, if your Dad enjoys trying different brands related to his preferred drinks option, you have an opportunity to brave introducing him to a new product that could be an enormous success. From alcoholic to non-alcoholic drinks there are a huge number of options out there!
As well as a tyre inflator, what other gifts might Dads like for the car?
After chatting to lots of different people about what they have found to be the best gift they think they’ve got for their Dads, gadgets for cars seem to keep coming up in our conversations. So, when we’re thinking about what entities we should get as a gift for our Dads, maybe a practical item for the car could be one of our best presents. It may even become an option we are thinking about doing most of the time! Here’s a list of some of the possible car related products you might consider.
Tyre pumps Tyre pumps come with lots of practical uses. Going on a long journey in the car and want to check the tyre pressure is in line with the cars makers recommendations? Want to just do a regular review of the car? Concerned that the tyre pressure is too low? Having a tyre pump at home, some of which can be kept inside the car, means that Dad could modify his car’s tyre pressure whatever time or day he wishes to.
Screen covers We all know how irritating it can be to need to clear the windscreen of ice on cold days, especially when we are in a rush to ensure that we make it into work on time! Screen covers can protect the front windscreen from becoming completely covered in ice, meaning its more likely to take less time to get the car screen clear. To be even more useful, we all know hot the car becomes when it’s been sat in direct sunlight. Even though many cars have air conditioning available inside, it still takes an amount of time to lower the temperature. Using a screen cover can deflect some of the sun’s heat away from the car which reduces the amount by which the temperature increase inside.
Car wash kits Many people find clean cars look incredibly appealing. Having a car wash kit containing a whole range of items from protective car wash to polishing car wax, means Dads can keep their cars looking spick and span and often rather impressively clean. There are many different packs that can be bought from various places including online, local garages, high street stores and shops in car showrooms. With a fascinating number of different products, there’s the benefit of having a wide selection of choices available.
Dash cameras There seems to be a growing trend for owning car dash cameras to record journeys from A to B. Dads can be very confident drivers. Some of them find these products reassuring as they could record each journey that they make. This means that in a scenario such a traffic collision incident that they may be involved in or witness, they have a record of what occurred. These products appear to come in a range of shapes and sizes and with various features including cameras that can record the front and rear images. The prices vary.
Jump start kits Ever been outside to start the car and found the battery is lifeless? In the past using cable clamps from one car to another was commonly the only option available option other than calling out the breakdown service. Today there are a range of booster packs available that let you jump start your own vehicle without any other help necessarily being needed. Some even come along with lights to allow you to see inside the bonnet in the dark and make you more visible to others. A great treat for Dad if the car won’t start.
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Removals companies can be notoriously unhelpful – ending up with your belonging getting damaged, turning up late, going missing or even getting trapped in storage when you need them. Of course, damaged items are usually covered by insurance, but some things aren’t so easily replaced.