If you found my first post useful (“Fatherhood²: Top Gifts for Dads this Christmas – Part 1“) you’ll be pleased to hear I’ve decided to offer up a few more suggestions – most of which should still be available for delivery before the big day….
Han in Carbonite business card holder, ~£10
Credit for discovering this one has to go to my fellow dad blogger Chris, aka DadNCharge – Chris shared it on Facebook and I instantly fell in love with it! It would make a brilliant gift for the Star Wars fan in your life – and if that isn’t good enough, you can also get Han Solo in Carbonite ice cube trays, iPhone covers and more.
So you need never be without a tiny reminder of Han’s time on Tatooine in your pocket. You can’t say fairer than that now, can you?
Smartphone Induction Speaker, ~£20
There are a few variations of this available, but all of them work on the same principal – induction. What that means, in a nutshell, is that you don’t need to plug anything in – simply play music on your smartphone, lay it on the speaker and listen to the magic.
Perfect for holidays or other situations where you don’t want to lug a stereo around – and ideal for those of us who can’t manage to keep wires and cables untangled for long.
Chillsner Beer Chiller, £25
If you don’t like warm beer (and let’s face it, who DOES?) this could be just the gift you need. Stick the ‘Chillsner’ into the freezer for a few hours to get it to temperature then bung it in your beer, to instantly add a chill to even the warmest and clammiest of beers.
You can use it for other drinks as well, though there’s a similar wine-themed gadget called a ‘Corksickle’ that you could also buy. I’ve tried them myself, and can vouch for their effectiveness personally!
Wireless Weather Station, £25
If you have somebody in your life (as I do) who takes a keen interest in the weather, you could do a lot worse than investing in a weather station to entertain them. This example goes for around twenty five quid, so it’s certainly not got all the bells and whistles you COULD get in a weather station – but it looks like a great ‘starter’ for gently getting in to the world of weather forecasting…
The BioLite Camp Stove, £135
Regular readers will know that we’ve taken quite a shine to camping in the last 6 months, so this one is at the top of my own wishlist from Santa. It’s quite a nifty little invention, taking camping stoves to a whole new level. As well as burning wood and other biomass fuels (no need for cannisters here), the fire actually supplies electricity to a built-in unit, which you can use to charge a phone or similar devices. It also provides power to a small fan which helps get the fire going – leaving you very little to do except turn the sausages now and then…!