Today Show: Christmas Gifts for Dad
This morning on the Today Show I did something a little bit different, as a husband and a father I know how much of a hassle it can be buying gifts for blokes at Christmas,
Here's my list of the top gifts for men this Christmas:
Slippers and Aprons
There's no explanation needed - for the dorky dads out there that love a good slipper and a funny apron - head to giftsforblokes.com.au
Chewbacca Slippers RRP - $34.99 <http://www.giftsforblokes.com.au/chewbacca-slippers/>
Darth Vader Slippers - RRP $39.99 <http://www.giftsforblokes.com.au/darth-vader-slippers/>
Funny aprons - RRP $29.99 <http://www.giftsforblokes.com.au/outdoor_living/>
Sony Waterproof Earphones - RRP $99 <http://www.sony.com.au/product/nwz-w273>
Enjoy swimming? Here's a walkman that will double the fun. An ideal music companion, the W270 is waterproof so you can take your favourite tunes anywhere you go, even underwater
Waterproof up to a dept of 2 metres. If you're rushed for time, give your Walkman W270 a quick 3 minutes charge and enjoy an hour of non-stop music playback. Enjoy easy transfer of your MP3, WMA, AAC-LC and Linear PCM audio files with Windows Media Player and iTunes. You can also transfer your music files conveniently through drag-and-drop on your PC.
Pillow Mates to hold the stubby - RRP $39.95 <http://www.giftsforblokes.com.au/pocket-pillow-mates/>
Is it time for the bloke to relax in front of the telly? And of course he needs "the remote" and his favourite beverage nearby…and now he can. The Pocket Pillow Mates look just look a comfy cushion (and they are) but flip them over and there are 2 handy insulated pockets, one for the "remoate" and/or his phone and another for his drink (can or bottle). With all the excitement of Christmas - this is the perfect gift to give you husband / dad / brother a time out.
DEXTER Season 1 -8 complete box set - RRP $228.99 - Available from JB HiFi
Whilst we're talking about relaxing in front of the telly - another fantastic gift for dad is a good box set…Dexter is a fantastic show - this box set contains season 1-8 so it'll keep dad busy!
BEST RESTAURANTS OF AUSTRALIA GIFT CARD
Choose from over 600 restaurants across Australia, purchase in denominations between $25 - $1000 - Participating outlets: Coles, Australia Post, Big W & Kmart or through www.bestrestaurants.com.au/giftcards <http://www.bestrestaurants.com.au/giftcards> This gift card is a perfect last minute gift for dad! (and mum). Put anywhere between $25-$1000 on the card and send mum and dad off to a date to one of 600 restaurants across Australia
Chillsner Beer Chiller - RRP $39.95 // <http://www.latestbuy.com.au/chillsner-beer-chiller.html>
Planning an afternoon of hanging out & having a beer? What could be worse than finding out that you forgot to chill the beer? The Chillsner Beer Chiller is a unique product allows you to chill your beer bottle simply by inserting it into the bottle. All you have to do is freeze this cool product for around 45 minutes, insert it into your beer bottle and press it to create an airtight seal. That's it, just sit back and enjoy a sip of your perfectly chilled beer.Once this device is frozen, the one-of-a-kind gel turns it into a super-cool cooling machine. Thanks to its four flow vents you get a smooth and consistent flow each time you take a sip. What's more, its stainless steel body makes cleaning up a breeze.
BBQ CITY GRILL - RRP $179 <http://www.outdoorchef.com.au/barbecues/city-grill/>
What man doesn't love a BBQ? The City Grill BBQ by Outdoor Chef is sure to be dad's best friend this summer. Compact, simple design, optimal for use where space is limited. Single-burner system with integrated rotatable funnel for direct and indirect barbecuing
About Charlie Brown
Charlie Brown is one of Australia's foremost commentators on consumer lifestyle technology. He publishes, produces and hosts CyberShack, is Channel 9's technology expert, and hosts Life & Technology and 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.
Charlie is able to communicate, educate and inspire a huge audience, without confusing technological jargon.
Life & Technology is on the air Sunday mornings at 10am on 2GB and NewsTalk 4BC.