Father’s Day is just around the corner. Have you picked up a gift for him yet? If he’s a big DIYer around the house, or would rather leave the heavy lifting and labour to the general contractors, then you’re guaranteed to find an idea here. We’ve rounded up the top gifts to satisfy any dad’s interests. Read about them, then hit the store before they sell out!
For the DIY Dad
If your dad would rather renovate and repair little things in and around the house himself, then he’s going to need the right tools to do it! We recommend the following gifts that will make those home renovation projects a bit easier and faster, leaving dad more time to enjoy the other gift ideas we have to offer!
New Tool Set
How will your father install wainscoting on the wall, or repair that broken step without a good set of tools? The DEWALT combo kit features a wide variety of state-of-the-art tools that are fit for any professional DIYer. It includes the following:
- Hammer drill;
- Impact driver;
- Reciprocating saw;
- Work light;
- Belt hook;
- Contractor bag.
He will be so excited about his new tool set, he’ll probably start using them right away! Maybe tell him to take it easy on Father’s Day.
Even if your dad loves DIYs, that doesn’t mean the home renovations projects are easy to do. That’s where the RIDGID table saw comes in. It’s an on-the-go work table that can be easily packed up and transported anywhere dad needs it. It has a pull-out handle, a table that extends, and the following built-in features:
- Table saw;
- Carbide tipped blade;
- Blade guard;
- Blade wrenches;
- Operator’s manual (make sure dad reads it!).
Sounds pretty handy, doesn’t it?
Does your father like spending time outdoors, taking care of the lawn and other greenery surrounding your home? Give him the proper tools to get the trees and bushes trimmed properly. A Ryobi trimmer combo kit is exactly what he will need to keep the outdoors looking spectacular. The lightweight trimmer converts to an edger, and the blower is light enough to use one hand. How easy is that?
- Holds its charge for long periods of time;
- Adjustable to fit user height;
- Comes with a user guide.
If you’re not sure what kind of tools your dad needs to keep his garden looking fresh, take a look at this video from Canadian Tire. The experts show us what tools work best!
If there are some projects that are too big for your dad to handle, give him the gift of our directory! We have lots of handyman service professionals who will be able to assist him in perfecting the house.
For the DIY dad that needs a break
Give your dad the tools he needs to control the sprinkler system from the comfort of his own home – or couch or man cave. RainMachine has devices that can be connected via Wi-Fi to adjust the sprinkler controls. It’s compatible with Android and iOS Apps and comes with a 2-year warranty. Your landscaping will thank you for the smart control system. Our home automation experts can help you get started!
Month of lawn-cutting
Even if your dad has a really awesome lawn mower, it’s always good to give him a break, right? Why not consider calling one of our landscaping contractors and hiring them for the season? To help make your decision, read through customer reviews and scroll through image galleries. We bet your dad will appreciate the outdoor help!
Beer fridge for man cave
If your dad has his very own man cave, it should be furnished with a mini fridge to house his favourite things: beer, snacks and whatever else his heart desires. Complete his Father’s Day and man cave with this unique gift. Better yet, find one that speaks to his personality. If he likes music, opt for one that looks like a speaker. The cool design on the right speaks to bold and fun dads!
For the Techie Dad
Tesla – yes, the motor company – released a line of batteries for homes that will relieve pressure from grids and generate energy. Your dad might find this cool:
- It stores sustainable and renewable energy, therefore can provide homeowners with long-term financial savings by charging during low-rate periods when demand for electricity is lower and discharging during high demand periods.
- It stores a surplus of energy when energy isn’t being used, and will kick in when energy is required.
Essentially, it gives your home the ability to become power independent since energy can be stored up during the day and used at night. That means the battery can grab power for your home from the electrical company at night when electricity rates are lower and use it during the day when you’d be spending top dollar for energy.
At the end of the day, you’ll spend less on your electricity bill overtime.”By pulling homes and businesses off the grid during peak hours, America’s electrical infrastructure would see greater stability. With enough people on board (and critical mass of adoption is obviously a ways into the future) we’d likely see fewer brownouts in our cities,” reads Tesla’s press release.
If your dad is constantly using electronic gadgets, playing on his phone, laptop or with the remote irrigation controls, then help keep them clean with cleaning putty! The name gives it away, doesn’t it? The putty morphs itself as you’re using it and conforms to the item you’re cleaning. It gets into cracks, crevices and easily removes dirt. The best part of it? It’s likely the cheapest item on our Father’s Day gift guide!
Glovebox Grab N Go
If your dad spends a lot of time driving you around, then give him the gift of the Canadian Tire Globebox Gran N Go organizer. It’ll help keep his electronics and techie gear in order while shuffling you back and forth from sports and music practices.
This video demonstrates how it works: