Dads are hard people to buy gifts for. When you ask them what they want, nine times out of ten the answer will be “nothing”. The thing about that answer is that it is genuinely true! Most dads I know love the joy and magic that Christmas brings to their family. They love the looks on faces when kids open their presents. They love being surrounded by loved ones, cooking up a feast and just generally soaking in the Christmas vibe!
But that doesn’t help you. Whether Dad thinks he wants something or not, you want to get him something. You want him to be surprised by the box under the tree and give him a little slice of that magic on Christmas Day!
As someone who reviews loads of dad-focussed products throughout the year, I like to think I know a thing or two about what dads like. The following are brilliant Christmas Gift Ideas for a wide range of Australian dads. I have given each of them a thorough workout, and many of them I use on a daily basis. Each one has left me thoroughly impressed – you can click through to the detailed review for each item to find out more!
Oh and dads, if you are reading this and see something great… don’t keep it a secret! There are people racking their brains trying to figure out what to get you – you may as well help them out!
Welcome to the Blog of Dad Brilliant Christmas Gift Ideas for Australian Dads – 2021!
Disclosure: Gifts in this guide were provided to Blog of Dad free of charge.
Brilliant Christmas Gift Ideas for Australian Dads – 2021
Cangshan J Series 3-Piece Starter Knife Set
Quality, sharp knives are one of the greatest tools that a dad can have in the kitchen. They make food preparation easier, faster and even safer! Also, they are pure joy to use and master. If Dad has been battling away in his kitchen with blunt, low-quality knives then he will surely appreciate the Cangshan J Series 3-Piece Starter Knife Set.
This set looks brilliant, thanks to the Damascus-patterned VG10 Japan Steel high-alloy blades and ultra-dense African Blackwood handles, and is beautifully presented in Walnut wood magnetic sheaths and a wooden gift box.
Beyond the brilliant looks, the Cangshan J Series 3-Piece Starter Knife Set delivers three versatile, hand-sharpened knives that are precise, easy and comfortable to use.
I have been thrilled by how sharp the Cangshan J Series 3-Piece Starter Knife Set is – you can find out more details in the review.
EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid wireless earbuds
Gamer dads, music lovers and fitness-focussed fathers all need quality audio. The EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Wireless Earbuds are a fantastic set of true wireless earbuds that pack a punch, as well as some hi-tech tricks for delivering a low latency listening experience! For mobile and PC gamers, this enables lag-free gaming and movie watching with impressively crisp and immersive audio.
It blows my mind how much high-quality sound can come out of such tiny buds, but these tiny true wireless wonders can produce more than enough! Their tiny size helps the EPOS GTW 270 earbuds to sit comfortably in the ear for extended listening, and the fit is snug enough to remain in place during exercise. The IPX 5 water resistance means that these earbuds can handle intense workouts with a bit of sweat!
I have been using the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid wireless earbuds as I work on my fitness, and while I relax on my phone or PC. You can find more of my thoughts about the GTW 270 Hybrid in my review.
Tanita BC-587 Glass Body Composition Monitor with high capacity
Every dad, from the marathon runners to the gym junkies to the just-getting-back-on-the fitness-horse dads should have a quality body composition monitor. These impressive pieces of bathroom tech are so much more than just a scale (although their precise mass measurements are extremely valuable). The Tanita BC-587 provides a comprehensive range of data about dad’s body composition, including weight, body fat percentage, total body water, muscle mass, BMR, metabolic age, visceral fat rating, physique rating and bone mass.
Tanita have a strong reputation as leaders in body composition monitoring and the BC-587 is built to perform. With a high weight capacity of 200kg and dual-frequency Biometric Impedance Analysis (BIA) for medical-grade accuracy, the body composition monitor helps users to see the impact of diet and/or fitness programs over time. Seeing such results (beyond simply weight fluctuation) can be very motivating for dads – wherever they are on their fitness journey!
The Tanita BC-587 Body Composition Monitor only recently arrived on my doorstep, so the detailed review will be up on Blog of Dad soon. In the meantime, to find out more about the Tanita BC-597 Glass Body Composition Monitor, you can head to the Tanita Website.
Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED Mechanical Keyboard
The Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED Mechanical Keyboard is superb gift for gamer dads, desk-working dads and every dad in between! I have had the pleasure of the G915 on my desk (I’m writing this guide on it right now!) for a couple of months and it is just at home typing word documents as it is destroying enemies on the battlefield!
The GL switches sound and feel great, with options to suit a range of different preferences. Typing is fast and precise, thanks to the tactile feedback that reassures with each key press. Meanwhile, keyboard gaming is elevated to a whole new level with LIGHTSPEED wireless technology delivering impressively fast and responsive wireless gaming action!
Individually backlit RGB keys and five dedicated Macro buttons means that the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED Mechanical Keyboard can be extensively customised to suit individual needs, while profiles deliver a fast and easy way to switch from professional office worker in the day to pro gamer at night!… Or even average gamer – I’m not here to judge.
Check out my thoughts about the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED Mechanical Keyboard in the detailed review.
CORSAIR SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS CHAMPION SERIES Gaming Mouse
The future of competitive gaming is wireless, and leading the charge into this brave new world is the brilliant CORSAIR SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS CHAMPION SERIES Gaming Mouse! This cracking wireless mouse is superbly lightweight, fast and responsive. It’s sleek black design looks good in any battlestation (whether for work or play) and the highly customisable settings should enable even the most picky users to tailor the experience to suit their needs.
Multiple connectivity options, including the CORSAIR 2.4GHz SLIPSTREAM connection, Bluetooth and cabled via USB Type-C ensure that just about anyone can access the goodness that the CORSAIR SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS CHAMPION SERIES Gaming Mouse has to offer! For those who choose one of the wireless options, battery anxiety is a thing of the past, with up to 60 – 90 hours of continuous use (depending on other settings) available to last through even the most epic of gaming sessions!
I have been using the CORSAIR SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS CHAMPION SERIES Gaming Mouse for work, rest and play over the past few weeks and it has blown me away! You can find out more of my thoughts on this brilliant gaming mouse in the detailed review.
Deezer Premium Subscription
Deezer was a revelation for me when I stumbled across it a couple of months ago. This premium music streaming service delivers impressively high fidelity FLAC music from a huge catalogue. The apps on PC and mobile are easy to navigate and packed with intelligent playlists and suggestions based on listening habits and user-selected favourite artists. My favourite feature – Flow – delivers a limitless playlist packed full of familiar and new listening.
Beyond the sound quality, Deezer offers excellent integration into smart home systems and many Fitbit smart watches. Downloadable, high fidelity music means that there are plenty of options for enjoying your favourite tunes even when network connectivity isn’t an option! Deezer is a perfect option for music enthusiast dads, karaoke kings (thanks to integrated lyrics), fitness focussed Fitbit dads and any dad who enjoys easy access to a wealth of great tunes!
GameSir G4 Pro Multi-Platform Game Controller
The GameSir G4 Pro is a multi-platform controller with plenty to like. I raved about it in my recent review and it has been a key part of my gaming enjoyment on both the PC and mobile ever since! The GameSir G4 Pro offers multiple connection options for iOS, Android, PC and Switch. It is impressively customisable, with XYAB buttons that can be switched and mobile software that can be used to completely remap buttons to suit games such as Call of Duty Mobile.
Great battery life, built in rumble and pleasing button and trigger feel round out the GameSir G4 Pro offering and make it a compelling choice for any dads seeking a multi-function controller!
I hadn’t even heard of GameSir until earlier this year when I stumbled upon their brilliant X2 Bluetooth controller. I’m sure glad I did, because GameSir have been an integral part of my gaming enjoyment since! Find out why I enjoy using the GameSir G4 Pro with my PC and mobile games in my detailed review.
Forza Horizon 5 Premium
It’s a great time to be a gamer dad, with a wealth of fantastic games releasing in the lead up to this Christmas. Leading the charge is Forza Horizon 5, which takes motoring enthusiasts on a wild ride through the Mexican countryside!
Racing is at the heart of Forza Horizon 5, but there is so much more to this outrageous festival of speed that will leave dads coming back again and again. There are missions to complete, incredible stunts to perform and a fantastic world of online action which is perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day. The Premium addition gives dad a head-start in the action, with a handy set of cars ready to add to the garage and some other serious perks to get the party started. Dad will also have access to the two expansion packs when they arrive, meaning that a gift of Forza Horizon 5 Premium is the gift that keeps on giving!
Forza Horizon 5 has been soaking up a substantial amount of my free time over the past few weeks. Find out more about why I love this game in my review.
Battlefield 2042 Gold Edition
Dads who love fast-paced action, strategy and teamwork should find plenty to like in Battlefield 2042! This near-future version of the incredibly popular Battlefield series takes players to a climate and war-ravaged version of Earth, where old enemies compete in new theatres to gain a tactical advantage and ultimately, win the battle!
There are new weapons, new abilities and new vehicles to enjoy, as well as stunning, huge environments to explore and master. Up to 128 players in a game is wild, and it certainly makes for some intense fire fights! There are new modes of play, which add depth and enjoyment to this latest iteration of the extremely highly regarded Battlefield series!
I will be publishing my detailed review of Battlefield 2042 any day now – just as soon as I can pull myself away from playing for long enough to actually finish writing it up! While you wait, you can check out the official website to find out more.