We've all been there - one second you're waving goodbye to winter, then before you know it, it's Christmas Eve and there's still one name left on your Christmas shopping list: Dad. There's nothing else for it but a cheap bottle of wine and, in a moment of Christmas shopping insanity, a pair of novelty socks. Have you prepared your Christmas gift ideas for your dad?
Who are we kidding? Dad gets the raw end of the deal every Year. But now it's time to think outside the socks and jocks, and make up for all those wasted years by spoiling him with something he truly deserves.
To help you out, we've come up with five awesome Christmas gift ideas Dad will love. And the best part is you don't have to shove your way through the Christmas crowds to get hold of them. Simply jump onto the 'net in the comfort of your own home (wearing your Christmas socks, if you like) and, in the true spirit of Christmas, wait for all to be delivered to your door.
Here are our top 5 Christmas gift ideas for your dad:
1. Portable Welding Machine: If your dad likes to dabble in a bit of welding, the RAZORWELD MIG165 is the gift for him. The new inverter-based portable MIG welding machine with added (MMA) Stick function is both lightweight and portable. Plus it has great versatility thanks to its 240v single-phase functionality. With this piece of kit, Dad will have even more reason to stay in the shed! Available for $675 from ewelders.com.au
2. Portable generator: Is your dad into boating, fishing, camping, DIY or anything else outdoorsy? Maybe he's embarking on his first adventure as a Grey Nomad? We've got just the present to see his face light up. The Yamaha EF 2000iS Inverter Generator is a camping and outdoor favourite. Not only is it super quiet and ultra light, it also delivers 'pure sine wave' power so Dad can run all his sensitive electronics, wherever he may be. Available for $1,599 from mygenerator.com.au
3. Digital BBQ Tongs: Whether your dad is a wannabe gourmet or master of the grill, these Digital BBQ Tongs are the perfect stocking filler. The built-in thermometer probe pierces the meat, reads the temperature and displays it on the digital screen on the handle. You'll never have to suffer through undercooked meat again! Available for only $39 from allbbqs.com.au
4. Walking Poles: Inspire the adventurer in your old man with a pair of advanced walking poles. These lightweight Telescopic Walking Poles will take stress of his joints and increase stability on the trail, whatever the terrain. Plus,?the anti-shock mechanism reduces stress on knees, thighs, shoulder and back. This would be a nice Christmas gift ideas for your dad if he loves hiking, going out and enjoy walking. Available for just $89.99 from southernexposurecamping.com.au
5. Portable Gazebo: The entertainer dad will love the Expanda Shade Folding Gazebo. Packed away in a handy carry bag, this gazebo comes with an aluminium frame and smart blue waterproof cover that spans 3 metres by 3 metres. You can bet your dad will want to bring it along to every family gathering! Available for $97 from cheapsheds.com.au
DISCLAIMER* Please note, this advice is general in nature and we strongly recommend consulting the product manual and where relevant, a professional installer.