Here’s what I wish they’d buy me for Father’s Day

August 9th, 2017

Appliance Talk

What I'd really like for fathers day


Yes, I love this stuff…

Before I get started, let’s get the formalities out of the way. No, I’m not ungrateful and, yes, I love whatever my kids buy or make me for Father’s Day. Even if it’s just this:

Real life father's day gifts

But I’d love some of this stuff too…

But I have to be honest; I wouldn’t complain if they also got me something cool I could use. Preferably powered.

And because I’m pretty sure I’m not the only dad in Australia who’d like a gift that comes with a warranty, I thought I’d compile a bit of a wishlist. Maybe your dad (or hubby) might like something on this list too…

A Weber Baby Q LPG BBQ

Well, obviously. If I’m expected to cook at a picnic, I want to do it on a cool BBQ. I don’t know any of the features of this Weber Baby Q Q1000, but I don’t care. I want it!

Weber Baby Q Q1000 BBQ

And while you’re at it, you may as well throw in these goodies too. Better to be safe than sorry.

Weber Q cartWeber Q coverWeber Baby Q pizza stone and tray


A big, smart, 4K TV

The last TV I bought was a 50 inch SD plasma, and I think it cost me nearly $4,000! So when you think about it, this Hisense 55 inch 4K smart TV is a much more sensible purchase. Bigger, better and half the price! It’s a smart TV too, so I’d no longer have to troubleshoot the PS3, Apple TV and Chromecast connections, or explain (again) how to use the universal remote to switch those external devices on.

Hisense 55 Inch 139cm Smart 4K Ultra HD LED TV

And if you twisted my arm, I’m sure I’d accept one of these to go along with it:

Panasonic SC-HTB18GN-K soundbarSony HTCT80 soundbarSamsung HW-M360 sound bar


Another portable speaker

I already have a portable speaker, but it’s a big ‘un, it’s mains powered, and it’s really heavy. So it’s not really what I’d call ‘portable’. Plus it’s more for parties – it’s overkill when it’s just the family over. So I could do with something smaller. I love JBL and I’ve done a bit of research on the Flip 3, and it looks just right. Apparently it’s not quite as loud as the UE Boom 2 (which is fine, because I have loud covered already), but it’s better at bass, which is what I prefer. It’s also splash-proof, has a 10-hour battery life, has a good wireless range, and can connect with other JBL speakers, if I decide to get more.

JBL Flip3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker


Some new wireless headphones

Don’t ask me to explain it, but sometimes the family doesn’t want to hear Comfortably Numb cranked up to 11. So these JBL wireless headphones definitely make my shortlist. (Also my kids broke my last headphones, so I think they owe me!)

JBL Wireless Over Ear Headphones


A pressure cooker

I’m one of those dads who quite likes to cook. Especially with my kids, and especially a good ragu or stroganoff. But I’m also one of those dads who tends to leave it ‘til the last minute. So a pressure cooker like this Kambrook KPR620BSS would be right up my alley. With one of these, I reckon I could sleep in ‘til 10 on Saturday morning, watch a bit of the UFC ‘til lunch, and still have plenty of time to shop and cook in the afternoon.

Kambrook Express Pressure Cooker

I know exactly what I’d cook too, because I just read this great blog post!…

What to cook in a pressure cooker and how


My very own beer fridge

And what’s a good ragu without a great beer or three? Preparing dinner with an ice-cold brew in hand is one life’s greatest pleasures, in my humble opinion. But our fridge is chock-full of groceries, so there’s never enough room for my liquid gold. This Lemair beer fridge would do the trick nicely.

Lemair Beverage Centre beer fridge

DISCLAIMER: I’d never sully it with Coke and Heineken. I’d have it full of these instead (Lord Nelson Three Sheets Pale Ale – my favourite!):

Lord Nelson beer for beer fridge


A wine storage cabinet

Have to say, I do like a good Shiraz too. Especially with a hearty osso bucco. So this Delonghi wine cabinet would be very welcome.

Delonghi Wine Storage Cabinet


A condenser dryer (Yes, really!)

I don’t do the laundry in our house, so this one may seem strange. But hear me out. We currently have a vented dryer; it’s supposed to be connected to an external exhaust, but ours isn’t, so it just vents moist air straight into the laundry. This means the laundry walls are always damp, and covered in lint. Now I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to remove lint from a damp wall, but it doesn’t just dust it off. You really have to hook in with a wet cloth. So whenever my wife says, “Honey, I need your muscles…”, I know this is exactly what she has in store for me. This is Fisher & Paykel condenser dryer is much better. It collects all the moisture from the clothes, and stores it in a bottle that you tip out every now and then.

8kg Fisher Paykel Condenser Dryer


A vacuum beardtrimmer

My wife’s a hairdresser, so I don’t really NEED this beardtrimmer. But I’d certainly feel more manly if I had it. The same way I feel like a rugged outdoorsman when I go camping with all the right gear.

Philips BT7201 Series 7000 Beard trimmer


An easy-to-use coffee machine

I’ve had enough instant to last me a lifetime, and I don’t like pod coffee. So… this Delonghi coffee machine, please!

Delonghi ECAM35055B Dinamica Coffee Machine


So what are you going to buy me for Father’s Day this year, kids honey?

Plenty of choices above, my dear. So I’m afraid there’s no excuse for socks and undies, this year. 😉

I’m really looking forward to September 3 now!

I'm a copywriter, husband and father of three. I think most new appliances are pretty cool (yes, even dryers) but I'm particularly fond of anything in the audio-visual and cooking categories.

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