When Emma asks me what I want for Christmas, I usually reply with a very helpful “nothing”. When pushed, I might go as far as to suggest some new socks and undies. Needless to say, Emma finds these answers infuriating.
But this year is different. This year I have taken the time to sit down and search the internet for the absolute best Christmas presents for dads. I have thought long and hard about what I really want and I have reached out to the best of the best brands, to see if they thought their products worthy of a place on what can only be described as The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Australian Dads!
So whether you are a dad, or someone who needs to buy a present for a dad, read on! Here you will find some of the best gifts for dads that money can buy. There is something brilliant here for just about every dad!
Disclosure: These amazing gifts were provided free of charge to Blog of Dad to review, and to feature in this guide. Merry Christmas to me!
The Active (and Want-To-Be-Active) Dad
Maintaining an active lifestyle can be a big challenge for any father. Thankfully, the Fitbit Blaze is here to help give dads the encouragement and data they need to stay healthy. It’s a truly amazing device – heart-rate monitoring, step counter, calorie tracking, exercise tracking and my personal favourite – sleep tracking. The Fitbit Blaze also pairs with your mobile phone to offer Smartwatch-style notifications and music control.
The Fitbit Blaze is particularly great for working dads who require a watch that is as suitable for the boardroom as it is for the running track. It can easily be customised to suit individual tastes and needs, through a selection of easy-to-swap bands (sold separately) and included watch faces.
The Fitbit Blaze is a great present for any dad this Christmas, from the Wannabe Weekend Warrior to the Full-time Fitness Fanatic! Visit the Fitbit Website to purchase a Fitbit Blaze or to see the extensive range of other great Fitbit products. They have one to suit every dad!
The Music-Loving Dad
Spotify Premium – 1 Year Subscription
Regular readers of Blog of Dad know about my love of Spotify Premium. It was absolutely invaluable on our Japan adventures and it has continued to be an integral part of our daily lives since we returned. We originally used Spotify Premium to make travel bearable for Hannah, but the truth is that I have used it for myself just as much as I did for her.
Spotify Premium is a no-brainer for any music-loving dad. Unlimited, high-quality and add-free access to almost any song you can think of is pretty hard to beat. Personally I love listening to all my old favourites (I have already rediscovered some long-lost gems from my days as a 90s youth), but I’ve also found some great new music.
Visit the Spotify Website for more information about Spotify Gift Cards, or look out for them in a wide range of local stores.
The Commuter Dad
Puro Sound Labs BT5200 Studio Grade Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
Any dad who has ever had the pleasure of a public transport commute will be able to tell you the value of a good set of headphones. These gems from Puro Sound Labs are pretty hard to beat. The sound quality is absolutely fantastic! Pair them with a Spotify Premium subscription, download the highest quality version of your favourite songs then sit back and hear the music properly for what may well be the first time in your life. Make the morning commute enjoyable!
Advanced volume monitoring helps you to keep your music at safe listening levels, while passive ambient noise reduction helps to cut out the dreary sounds of the Monday morning commute and fully immerse you in your music.
Visit the Puro Sound Labs Website to purchase the amazing BT5200 headphones for dad this Christmas.
The Kitchen Superstar Dad
WÜSTHOF 4680/16 – 16 cm Cleaver
The right equipment in the kitchen can make the difference between a chore and a pleasure. Few things make more of a difference than having the right blades. I’ve been using WÜSTHOF knives for several years now, so they were a no-brainer when it came to adding a cleaver to my collection.
The WÜSTHOF 4680/16 cleaver makes light work of some of the more difficult tasks in the kitchen. It’s great for breaking up whole chickens, but my absolute favourite use for it is on hard vegetables. Working with pumpkin has never been so easy! All of a sudden I wonder how I have managed for so long without a decent cleaver in my life!
If you are looking for an excellent cleaver, visit the WÜSTHOF website and check it out. If you are just starting out and after some more general-purpose knives, WÜSTHOF also have an excellent collection of those. WÜSTHOF knives make an excellent Christmas present!
The Groomed Dad
Panasonic Rechargeable Shaver
Hipster beards may come and go, but a smooth, clean shave will never go out of fashion. Give the dad in your life the hint he needs to get rid of that face fur for good! Panasonic electric razors are all about looking sharp and shaving with ease. The 3-blade ES-SL33 that Panasonic sent me for this Christmas guide can be used wet or dry, and it has a great system for easy cleaning.
Panasonic are renowned for making high-quality electric razors. They have a wide range of shavers to suit the shaving needs of any dad. Check out their extensive range on the Panasonic website, and buy dad the gift of a silky-smooth face this Christmas!
The Downtime Dad
“Umm… surely this belongs on the Toddler Gift Guide…” I hear you say. You’re right of course, DUPLO is the perfect present for you to buy for your toddler.
So why is it on The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Australian Dads? Because DUPLO is the ultimate present to buy for your toddler that is really just as much for you!
When I sit down and play DUPLO with Hannah, I am immediately transported to another world – a place I used to inhabit long ago! Put DULPO under the Christmas Tree for your child, then join in and relive your own childhood!
The wonderful people at LEGO sent me (okay, technically it is for Hannah) the Fun Family Fair set, which is brilliant! Check out the full range of amazing DUPLO sets on the LEGO shop website. There’s something to suit the tastes of every dad (…and toddler)!
There you have it. An ultimate selection of brilliant gift ideas, even if I do say so myself! The only problem for me is, thanks to these great brands providing me with the gifts, I don’t have anything left to tell Emma to buy for me. I guess it’s going to be another year of telling Emma “nothing for me” after all. At least you won’t have that problem.