5 Best Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

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Another season is here and with it another special holiday where we get to celebrate the wonderful men in our lives. In this case, we celebrate our dads.

So what do you get the man who works hard to help put food on your table, pay the bills and make sure you have a little spending money?

Here are five of the best gift ideas for Father’s Day.

Killer Gadget: GOFAR OBD2 Scanner and Mileage Tracker

You may never have had to worry about this but regular vehicle maintenance is crucial as it will save your dad from unwanted car problems, reduce his fuel costs, increase his safety on the road and even help reduce the depreciation value of his car.


GOFAR is essentially a leave-in OBD device that will make his car smarter as it monitors his car’s health and instantly notifies him of any problems it detects. It also allows him to set reminders for important vehicle check-ups such as servicing, insurance, and registration.

Why is GOFAR Such a Great Gift?

Because it will give him so much cool info about his car that he’ll start sounding like a mechanic or pit lane expert every time you get together!

And all he needs is his smartphone. The GOFAR Adapter plugs into the vehicle’s diagnostic port (near the steering wheel usually). His car’s data is then sent from the Adapter to the free GOFAR app on his phone.

This gift is useful because it constantly monitor’s his car’s health and instantly alerts him to any problems it detects. Just like having a mechanic in his pocket. How awesome is that?

And it will make it easy for your dad to track every one of his trips so that he has a complete mileage record at tax time. He will also be able to set up location tags to automatically classify trips according to destination and further customise it to match either a personal or business situation.

Other features such as speed reduction alerts and handy reminders will keep him safe while on the road (so you worry less about him when he drives long distances for work). And it can also help avoid accident costs and annoying parking fines.

The multi-car support feature enables your dad to check the health status and data of multiple connected cars from his phone (so he too can feel safe about you and the rest of the family behind the wheel).

The fill-up log helps in monitoring fuel usage so your dad can use less fuel and save money. And the tracker will help him find his car in the event that he forgets where he parked it.

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Brett shares his experience, “I’ve been using GOFAR for 4 months now and it’s been great. I especially like the log book feature as I can export it straight to my accountant for tax purposes.”

Your Dad: Master Brewer

How about giving your old man a chance to enjoy creating his own beer from scratch with the PicoBrew Model C that brews up to five litres of beer at a time!

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Using the Pico Pak kits containing all-natural grains and yeast, your dad can select award-winning beers from a growing list of over 180 large and small breweries around the world, all available on the pico brew marketplace.

He can also fine-tune the ABV (alcohol content) and IBU (bitterness level) of any Pico Pak to his liking and enjoy a simple clean-up with built-in steam cleaning and dishwasher-safe components.

Just remember that the Pico Pak kits are sold separately.

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Max C says, “I am now on my third batch of beer with the PicoBrew C and loving every part of the process (ok, maybe I’m enjoying the drinking part more than the other parts but it’s all fun).

The manual is very clear but the online videos have worked even better for getting me up and running. Setup was very simple and once you explore the different parts that come in the box it all starts to make sense how it works and what the different parts are for.”

Retro Backlit Keyboard

Take your father down memory lane with this luxury backlit mechanical keyboard that comes in either black or copper.

With a design inspired by vintage typewriters and crafted with ultramodern features, the Azio Retro Classic is the perfect mix of past, present, and future that your dad will love.

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The genuine leather or wood top plate gives the keyboard a luxurious feel and the backlit mechanical keys are tuned to be “clicky” in memory of vintage typewriters. The keyboard frame is also forged with aluminium alloy for long-lasting usage.

This device fully supports Windows or Mac and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth or wired via USB (the PC and Mac replacement keycaps are included).

It also has an in-built large 5,000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery that enables it to last up to a year on a single charge without a backlight and one to two months with backlight.

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Geoffrey shares his experience, “I just got the Artisan board and I love it. I have trained in touch-typing almost 60 years ago and used my Grandpa’s old Royal typewriter through high school and college.

This is the best keyboard I’ve typed on in 25 years! It has a righteous feel and my speed has really picked up in the one day I’ve been using this copper clad beast. Besides being great for typing the keyboard is nicely crafted and a real joy to behold. “Shiney” if you know what I mean.”

Ultra Old-School Polaroid Original Camera

Keeping up with the vintage theme, here is a truly old-school camera that will take your dad down Memory Lane.

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This lovingly refurbished Polaroid SX-70 still has its manual controls and iconic fold-down design.

Introduced in 1972, the Polaroid SX-70 was the first instant SLR camera ever created and the first to use this brand’s now-iconic instant film, which brings photos to life the moment they leave the camera.

Each vintage camera has been uniquely restored at the hands of a dedicated specialist and is compatible with both colour and B&W film.

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Bluetooth Dumbbells: Replaces 30 Dumbbells

Perhaps your dad is looking to get back in shape or amp up his existing exercise routine. Then how about getting him a set of dumbbells that will replace up to 30 old dumbbells and take up far less space?

The Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells replace an entire rack of weights in a compact design that fits into the corner of any room. The dumbbells are integrated with Bluetooth technology that takes the guesswork out of strength training.

Bowflex SelectTech
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The accompanying Three Dimensional Training (3DT) application allows your father to track and record sets, repetitions, and weight. And tap into the advanced video coaching to ensure he is perfect every single time!

The weights are perfect for arm exercises such as dumbbell rows, dumbbell curls, dumbbell pullovers, dumbbell deadlifts, dumbbell flys, dumbbell bench press, and lateral dumbbell raises.

He simply selects the weight he wants with a turn of the handle, ranging from 5 lbs to 60 lbs and the unique mechanism safely locks in the weight selected.

The durable moulding around the metal plates also provides for a smooth lift-off and quieter workouts so your dad can exercise inside without all the racket.

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One satisfied user had this to say, “I love these dumbbells even more than I expected. I was interested in them mainly because they were easily adjustable with a single turn of the handgrip instead of the need to select both ends of each dumbbell.

Beyond that, using the app keeps track of your workouts and motivates you. The workouts have videos, timers and rep counts which help keep you on track. You don’t have to do a lot of thinking but just follow the lead and it shows you a video while you are doing the exercise.”

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