Fathers Day is almost here, and although buying gifts for ‘dads’ can sometimes be hard, I find it quite easy for us. My husband is the kind of guy who will tell you exactly what he wants when asked about gifts – and he hates surprises! He often needs new tools, or parts for his truck, and will never ask me for socks and jocks. I also have to give him exact present ideas for myself, because once year he got my a frying pan and he’s never lived it down. We now have a rule – NO household appliances for personal gifts! I don’t care if its a $2000 cooking apparatus, if it makes your dinner too, it’s not my birthday present.
I do try to come keep some sort of element of surprise to his gifts because I personally love surprises, so I often scroll his eBay wish list, or ask him to give me a few ideas at once so I can choose from the list. If he isn’t specific about branding, using the Bunnings website (or whatever website he wants something from) and changing that filter to “lowest to highest” and choosing a mid range product is my usual hunting technique (unlike my clothes shopping when I obvi filter for the cheapest .. or flick to the expensive stuff just to ogle!).
This year I’m teaming up with Ryobi to give you guys the chance to win an epic 4 Piece Kit worth $399 AUD to give to your husband (or dad!), because you know this is an absolute winner for any dad from the renovators, the experts or the men who just need to be able to feel handy and fix a few things around the house. Ryobi has a ONE+ range which features over 70 tools and have a 6 year warranty on their ONE+ range! The range is huge in its variety and has everything from your home DIY, to camping, automotive and gardening! My favourites from the range include:
+ I personally have the 4 Piece Kit (up for grabs in the competition I’m running) and I find not only are all the tools handy, but it comes with a n awesome tool bag I can fit my other Ryobi tools inside as well. Chris also loves using all of these pieces (even though I tell him they’re MY tools now and he must ask!)
+ The 18V ONE+ Multi Tool – Such a cool little tool I saw in action before I got it for myself can be used for huge variety of things like cutting, sanding and grinding. We used this to cut the ply wood when making the kids new built in wardrobe, you can see the pictures and vids in my Instagram ‘Projects’ highlights.
+The ONE+ Volume inflater, simply because this would save so much time every time we need to pump up an air mattress or the pool in Summer, or any of the kids blow up toys!
+And finally you guys know I love the ONE+ Airstrike Brad Nailer which we used for our wedding a lot when decorating!
Other things I like about the ONE+ range are the fact that the batteries are all interchangeable and means you can click in and out from each tool into the next one for ease fuse.
Ryobi have created a gift guide on their website for Fathers Day this year, where the page asks you if the gift is for you or someone else, gives you a list of ‘Interested” (i.e Camping, Automotive) and asks for your budget. It then gives you a personalised page of gift ideas, which is super handy – you can give it a go here.
The competition is being run on my social media (Facebook and Instagram) with one winner being chose, and I want to hear ‘What’s the best or worst gift you’ve ever received from a spouse’. The ONE+ 4 piece kit includes the below (and will be posted to you):
- 1 x 18V ONE+ drill driver
- 1 x 18V ONE+ impact driver
- 1 x 18V ONE+ circular saw
- 1 x 18V ONE+ angle grinder
- 2 x 2.5Ah lithium+ batteries
- 1 x ONE+ fast charger
- 1 x nylon bag for easy transportation and storage
*All ONE+, 36V and 12V tools are now eligible for a 6-year replacement warranty with registration.