Christmas is a time for celebration and sharing. It is characterized by parties as well as gift giving. Thus, dads should also get some gifts on Christmas as well. It is therefore important to know what you are searching for when getting a gift for your dad. So, what to get your dad for Christmas 2014. Below are a few examples of best Christmas gift ideas for dad 2014 that will put a smile on his face.
The Ariete Steakhouse Grill
If he loves barbecue steak, this is the ultimate gift for him. The Ariete Steakhouse grill has a unique construction in that it grills the meat upright. Thus the grill has vertical burners. This design helps it to effectively burn both sides of the steak and drain fat from it at the same time. Moreover, this grill gets super hot. This means that the steak gets a nice crusted sear on it. It is amazing value for money in that is costs only $266.
The Gyro Swing golf club
This is the ultimate gift for dads who golf. The ultimate hope for a golfer is that the ball sails away in a sweet straight line down the fairway. Getting to achieve this fairly tough and requires hours of practice. The Gyro Swing golf club helps you to achieve this with minimal effort. It fixes your swing by making use of the laws of physics to ensure that the club swings in straight sweep. It is an amazing gift and costs only $219.99.
The iPhone Naked Case
If your dad uses an iPhone, then this case is the best thing that has ever happened to his phone. This is a very thin, clear casing that he can fit his iPhone into. He can touch his iPhone screen right through the case. As such, once fitted on, the case is a permanent fixture. For only $35, you can impress your dad and have him impress his friends with it. You can find some Christmas gifts for tech loving dads 2014 through this link.
The Pantman F5 Pant Press
This is a digital pant pressing device that presses slacks and suit pants in a jiffy. It features a hot-board and a hard wood cover that will press a pair of pants in seconds. The Pantman F5 Press has guides to help your dad fix the pants. After pressing them, they will look like they are straight from the tailor’s shop. For $229, you can buy this ingenious device for your dad.
The Kensington Portable Power Outlet
Sometimes your dad finds himself in need to charge up his phone and laptop but there are no available outlets. This handy device will save him the stress of missed calls and unfinished work. It has 2 USB charge outlets and 3 AC outlets. Once the electronics are charged, he can tuck it away feeling satisfied. For $24.99, this is a great gift for a dad.
15 tool gift ideas for your dad this Christmas
A good hammer tops the list. For your first hammer, I recommend getting a 16 ounce claw hammer. It’s the most versatile of all the hammers available. Be sure to purchase a good quality hammer too. Trying to save a few bucks on an item you’ll use for the rest of your life doesn’t make sense. Also remember that a hammer is an heirloom. I don’t know one tool guy that doesn’t have his fathers hammer after he passes. You’ll be amazed at how many memories that hammer will hold.
2. Screwdriver Set
The absolute minimum number of screwdrivers you need is two. A Phillips and a Flathead. I highly recommend purchasing a screwdriver set that includes a variety of different lengths as well as one or two specialty drivers. Remember, unless you lose them or start using them as a pry bar or chisel, these will last a lifetime, so purchase a good quality set. An additional $50 is nothing when spread over 50+ years.
3. Tape Measure
A tape measure is another must have tool. You’ll use it to center pictures on the wall, make sure furniture will fit, determine how much carpet you’ll need, etc… To start, get at least a 25 footer. I really like the FatMax tape measures by Stanley. I’ve had one for several years and it still works as good as the day I bought it. The spring in the cheaper ones tend to wear out faster and they won’t retract. Once that happens, it’s time for a new tape measure. You can either buy a nice one that will last for several years or buy a cheap one every few years.
Now that we’re acquiring all these tools, we need a place to put them. That “tool drawer” in the kitchen can only hold so much. It’s time for a toolbox. There are many different types to choose from, but for your first toolbox, I recommend getting a basic metal design. The new plastic ones look nice and are a little lighter, but they won’t stand the test of time. Like the hammer, your toolbox will be passed on for generations. As your collection grows, you’ll end up with several toolboxes, but make sure your first/primary box is good quality metal.
5. Pliers Set
Like with screwdrivers, I recommend purchasing a set when it comes to pliers. The adjustable pliers are king, but a good set will include needle nose, cutters, linemans, etc… You’ll need them all eventually and it’s cheaper to purchase them as a set.
6. Utility Knife
Once you own a utility knife, you’ll be surprised at how often you use it. It’s great for cutting open boxes, trimming shims, cutting carpet, pulling up blue painters tape and on and on and on. Be sure to get one that allows you to change the blade quickly and easily without any tools.
7. Putty Knife
A good putty knife is essential when doing any type of drywall or patch work, but it also has other household uses. It’s great for scraping off the grass from under the mower deck as well as acting as a guard when painting. I own several different sizes, but a 3″ to 4″ putty knife is your best choice if you can only get one.
8. Hand Saw
Every now and then you’re going to come across a project where you to to cut some wood. Whether that’s cutting a limb off a tree or rough cutting a piece of lumber. A handsaw is not the ideal tool to use, but it will get the job done.
9. Adjustable Wrench
An adjustable wrench is another must have tool. You’ll find yourself grabbing for it with a lot of your plumbing projects. It can be used on toilet bolts, sink drains, connecting the water hoses for the washer and refrigerator and many other nut and bolt combinations. This is another instance where multiple sizes comes in handy, but get a middle of the road size and you’ll be good most of the time.
10. Cordless Drill
Once you own a cordless drill you’ll wonder how you ever did things without it. From driving screws into fencing or decking to pre-drilling holes to adding attachments to it to clean your wheels, it’s a huge time saver. I’m a DeWalt fan, so I went with the 18v lithium ion model. Whatever you do, plan ahead and stick with one brand. Eventually you’ll want other power tools and you’ll want to be able to use the same battery with all your tools.
11. Drill Bits
Drill bits are items that should be used more often than they are. In many cases, it’s essential to pre-drill a hole before trying to drive in a screw. If you try to drive the screw without pre-drilling, you risk splitting the wood or not being able to drive the screw in far enough. When in doubt, pre-drill it out!
When you start hanging things on the wall, installing cabinets or even laying tile flooring, you want to make sure things are level. A good 2 foot level will get the job done in most cases, but having a variety of sizes is always nice.
13. Stud Finder
A good stud finder will let you know where to hang a mirror or shelves before you put 5 holes in the wall. I recommend getting one that also finds electrical wires. I’ve seen simple projects turn into big projects after a screw or nail hit a wire.
14. Socket Set
If you ever need to do work on your vehicle, you’ll want a good socket set. I recommend getting one with a 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ drives. Also, buy the biggest socket set you can afford. Buying the sockets one at a time can get really expensive. It’s also a huge pain when you find you only have one size smaller and one size larger socket than you need. Like most of these tools, but it right the first time because a good set will last a life time.
15. Wire Strippers
If you get into switching out light switches and receptacles, installing new light fixtures or adding new speakers or a head unit to your vehicle, you’ll need a pair of wire strippers. They allow you to easily remove the protective coating from the wire as well as crimp the different connectors available.