By JO ABI
My dad is the most difficult person to buy presents for. He has everything and leads a very simple life. So the presents we buy him on Father’s Day tend to be the same each year.
My biggest present fail with my dad was definitely the crappy tool box I bought him one year. It was made of hard plastic. I thought he’d love it. It turns out he’s a tool-box-snob and Snap On or similar should have been at the top of my list.
My husband, on the other hand, is easy to buy presents for – if money were no object! Everything he wants is expensive and he has hardly any free time. Kite-surfing-lessons? He was thrilled with this expensive gift but I booked his lessons for a location an hour’s drive away and he didn’t ever make it.
So I have done the hard work for you (and for me). I have laboured over this Father’s Day Gift Guide so you can choose something they will love. And if they don’t like the gift they receive, then the Darrell Lea Dad’s Bag should soften the blow. Socks on their own = crap present. Socks with a Darrell Lea Dad’sBag = brilliant present.
1. Adrenalin anyone?
What’s better than a day of race car riding or sky diving? A free pair of Bonds undies. Adrenalin has a great website offering all sorts of experiences and for Father’s Day the Bonds undies are included in the package. There are even land adventures like Quad Biking and Full Day Paint Ball. Prices vary depending on the experience with the website quoting possible prices as $0 – $1000! Love it.
2. A very unnecessarily high-powered torch
My husband’s favourite parenting tool is his unnecessarily high-powered torch. There’s no fumbling for light switches for us. When our children cry during the night I know I can keep sleeping if I hear my husband click his torch on because that’s how I know he’s happy to get up and tend to them.
It’s brighter than our actual lights and hurts when it shines in your eyes but it is his favourite toy. The one time he misplaced it he was a little panicky. The LED Torch Shop has a great online store. He’d probably prefer to browse because there are SO MANY different kinds of torches and they might be a little specific in what they prefer.