Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Top  Shelf Gifts for Top Dads

Us dads don’t ask for much. Most will tell you that all they want this Father’s Day is a cuddle, some quality time with the family and perhaps an afternoon in front of the football. We would be genuine when we say that too – we love our families more than anything.

That doesn’t mean dads don’t deserve something a little special on Father’s Day. While they don’t ask for much, there are some surprises that the dad in your life would be blown away to receive alongside a cup of coffee and an adorably handcrafted card from their tiny tot.

Need some inspiration? I’ve got you covered. I have put together a fine collection of gifts to suit the needs and likes of just about any dad. This is a Father’s Day gift guide to the best-of-the-best – the top shelf gifts that stand out as being truly amazing!

Why not surprise that incredible man they call Dad, this Father’s Day?



Is the dad in your life the master of the kitchen? If so, he probably appreciates a sharp knife.

Knives don’t get much better than the WÜSTHOF EPICURE Santoku knife! The EPICURE Santoku is the ultimate combination of Japanese tradition and German engineering. It is the creation of the legendary knife-makers, WÜSTHOF, and it is brilliant! The EPICURE Santoku is razor sharp, incredibly balanced and extremely comfortable to hold and use. It is my new favourite general-purpose knife in my kitchen. For the home cook, there is no more valuable tool than a knife like this!

Best of all, a WÜSTHOF-wielding dad may just be inspired to go that extra mile in the kitchen and create some truly incredible food! That sounds like win-win to me!

You can find my detailed thoughts about the WÜSTHOF EPICURE Santoku knife here, or you can head straight over to the Everten Online store.


Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Wireless Earbuds

Beoplay E8

This is the perfect present for the music-loving commuter or fitness fanatic dad. The Beoplay E8 wireless earbuds are made by the venerable speaker manufacturers, Bang & Olufsen. These guys know sound, and they know how to deliver it to your ears with clarity, depth and precision.

The Beoplay E8 earbuds are equally suited to the running track or gym as they are to the daily commute, thanks to their moisture resistance and comfortable, yet secure fit. I have been running with them regularly for the past few months and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Through all the blood, sweat and tears they haven’t missed a beat – in fact the Beoplay E8 wireless earbuds have been a key motivating factor as I work towards realising my City2Surf dream.

I have written about my first impressions of the Beoplay E8 Wireless Earbuds, and you can find them on the Beoplay website.

UPDATE – Bang & Olufsen have just announced a Special Edition of the magnificent Beoplay E8 in Racing Green. Inspired by one of the most iconic colours in the motor racing world, British Racing Green, these earbuds would be a brilliant choice for any father who is a fan of motor racing!


Amazfit Stratos Multisport GPS Smartwatch

Amazfit Stratos

If the E8s are the ultimate earbuds for the fitness-focussed father, then the Amazfit Stratos is the watch to pair them with. This amazing multisport GPS smartwatch has blown me away with its comprehensive exercise tracking and long list of features. Stratos is equally at home on the track as it is in the boardroom – it looks great and functions brilliantly. I absolutely love having the Amazfit Stratos on my wrist each day.

Best of all, the Amazfit Stratos features onboard GPS and music storage, so dad can finally be free from the bulky mobile strapped to his arm when he heads out for a run!

You can read my first impressions of the Amazfit Stratos here, or head over to the Amazfit website, where the discount code “SUMMER” currently gets you a 25% discount on all purchases!


Oral-B GENIUS 9000

Oral-B GENIUS 9000

The Oral-B 9000 is definitely a choice for the dad who likes to take care of himself. Research increasingly indicates that oral hygiene plays a huge part in overall health, so why not help the dad in your house to feel great with the best toothbrush in the business?

The Oral-B GENIUS 9000 takes brushing to the next level. It is packed full of smarts that ensure dad’s pearly-whites are sparkling fresh after each brush. Best of all, its powerful motor and innovative brush heads provide that feeling of a fresh-from-the-dentist deep clean, after each and every brush. I’ve always looked after my teeth (never had a cavity, thanks for asking!), but they have never felt so clean as they do now that I use the GENIUS 9000 twice a day. I think it’s fantastic, and there is no going back to a manual toothbrush now!

You can find out more about this amazing electric toothbrush on the Oral-B website.


Sonos One – Alexa-Enabled Smart Speaker

Sonos One with Alexa

Another gift for the music-lover, the Sonos One is big on sound and big on smarts. It packs the quality wireless sound that is synonymous with Sonos, but also includes the latest in voce-assisted control, thanks to Amazon’s Alexa. The Sonos One can make music easy for all dads, no matter their tastes. Just pair it with a Spotify Premium account and the whole world of music is his!

I’ve raved about this incredible speaker for the last few weeks, and for good reason. The Sonos One now brings me excellent music on a daily basis.

You can read my full review of the Sonos One here, or head over to the Sonos Website.


Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control

Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control

Give Dad ultimate control! The Logitech Harmony Elite lives up to its Elite name – it can be used to control just about anything. Not only can the Harmony Elite be programmed to control home entertainment devices, it can also be used to control the ever-growing smart devices in your house. Pack away all those remote controls scattered around the living room and enjoy the pure simplicity of controlling multiple devices at the same time, with the touch of a button.

The Harmony Elite is compatible with over 270,000 entertainment and smart home devices, so chances are it will work with whatever setup the father in your life has going on!

Best of all, the Harmony Elite works with Alexa, so pair it with a smart speaker like the Ultimate Ears Blast (below) for the ultimate in connected home control. That’s right – dad won’t even have to lift a finger to have total control of his domain, thanks to this futuristic setup!

The Logitech Harmony Elite has to be seen to be believed – find out more on the official website.

Head on over to the Logitech website to find out more about this incredible remote control. You can even check to see if it is compatible with your devices!


Ultimate Ears Blast – Alexa-Enabled Portable Speaker

Ultimate Ears Blast

If dad likes to take his music with him, the Ultimate Ears Blast may be just what he needs.  The Ultimate Ears Blast brings great-sounding music to dads ears. It also packs Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa.

The Ultimate Ears Blast is portable and water resistant, which makes it ideal for those fun times with the whole family. Take it to the pool, ask Alexa to play your favourite family playlist from Spotify Premium, and get the party started! The Ultimate Ears Blast sounds good, it looks good and can go wherever dad goes.

You can find out more about this incredible, super-portable Alexa-enabled speaker on the Ultimate Ears website.


I’d like to offer a massive Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome dads out there! Enjoy the day that celebrates all the wonderful things you do – you deserve it!


Disclosure – The products presented in this father’s day gift guide were provided to Blog of Dad, free of charge. The thoughts presented in this guide are entirely my own, based on my experience with the products. For more information, please see my disclosure statement.

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16 thoughts on “Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

  • August 4, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Great list! I’ve just started noticing in Facebook groups mums are starting to ask “What’s everyone buying for Father’s Day?”. I love the idea of the wireless ear buds for my husband, as he loves to watch Netflix on his phone while putting the kids to bed. Sorted!

    • August 4, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      That’s a great idea! The E8s would be especially good for that, because he can use transparency mode to keep half an ear on the kids (or tune them out completely, whatever)!

  • August 4, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Great list! My hubby would love the speakers!

    • August 4, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      I am loving them both. The Sonos is my go-to in the kitchen area and the Ultimate Ears follow me everywhere else!

  • August 4, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Some lovely stuff there. I’d love the Ear Buds but I’d be worried I’d lose them

    • August 4, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      I was a bit worried too, but they sit really well in my ear and you store them in a handy case (which is also the recharger) when not in use.

  • August 5, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Thanks for the reminder that Father’s Day is approaching soon! My boy is still little so we usually buy a Dad themed kids book to go in the present too so they can share something together. Some great ideas here, thanks!

    • August 5, 2018 at 5:29 pm

      Stay tuned! Themed Kid’s books coming soon.

  • August 5, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Fab gift guide loving the earbuds Thank you for linking to #Thatfridaylinky please come back next week

    • August 6, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Excellent choice sir! Now may I suggest regularly dropping hints until it magically appears on Father’s Day!

  • August 6, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    I think every Aussie dad should have a big knife so that if they ever get threatened in public with a smaller, inferior knife they can recreate the scene from Crocodile Dundee 2 about what is and is not a knife.

    • August 6, 2018 at 9:35 pm

      I’m almost certain that’s frowned upon by Australian law enforcement. It is, however, amazingly good for food preparation!

  • August 8, 2018 at 4:00 am

    Ooooooo the toothbrush and the knife get my vote. OH is forever sharpening our knives and I know that he loves his electric toothbrush which is actually looking a bit tired now. Thanks for this

  • August 14, 2018 at 5:52 am

    This is such a great list! Finally from a dad!! 🙂 My husband is dying for a Sonos One – Alexa-Enabled Smart Speaker… TIme to start shopping! #globalblogging


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