Practical Father's Day Gift Ideas

We shortlisted the best things you can give to dads of all ages on this special day.
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It's almost September, and you know what that means. Here comes the sun. Spring is in the air. Footy Finals. But not so fast. 

Father’s Day is just around the corner, too.  

Have you thought about what to give The Man yet? 

Our advice: Get him something he can really use. 

Here are some ideas. 


Manuals and handbooks 

Indulge his inner engineer with these reference materials that even the pros use themselves. You can even buy the most popular ones as a set and still have some change to spare. 

Our top picks:

electrical black bookengineers black bookfasteners black book


Metabo power tools 

If he is a shopaholic handyman, then he will certainly be excited to add a Metabo to his collection. 

The newest brand in our roster of power tools is selling like crazy, and for good reason. The products from this German tool maker are known to be of high-quality and very portable, as a lot of their power tools are battery-operated. 

Our top picks:

Metabo 12V PowerMaxx LED Portable LampMetabo 18V 60Nm Drill Screwdriver With Quick-ChangeMetabo 18V Brushless Multi-Tool Kit


Material handling products 

These hand trucks, skates, toolboxes, trolleys, winches and similar equipment are designed to help him move things easily and safely. (Although as an extra precaution, make sure he’s wearing gloves.) 

There are even mobile workbenches for when he needs a new one, or compartments and organisers to accommodate his expanding handyman collection. 

So, if he is someone who does a lot of moving in and around the house, garage or shed, there’s something here for him. 

Our top picks: 

Challenger Hand Winch with Brake ManualEzylok Mobile WorkbenchTrax ARX-400MT Magnetic Tray



We’ll also let you in on a little secret: We can never have too many tools. 

You’ll never go wrong with any of these: 

(You can also get machining equipment at big discounts.)

Our top picks:

Grip® Professional Tool BagAuzGrip® DC Long Probe Circuit TesterChampion BGAUGE Digital Tyre Pressure Gauge


Welding safety accessories 

If he’s the type who welds, then he probably already has a decent welder so you don’t want to give him something that will be redundant (or doesn’t match the required specifications for his welding kit). 

You can play it safe though with these welding accessories and equipment designed to keep him safe on the job.

Our top picks:

bosssafe welding glassesFrontier Welder Reinforced Palm Aramid Gauntlet GlovesStrong Hand Welding Table


Automotive finish products and chemicals 

Dirt, grime and rust can easily build upon various surfaces inside and out of the vehicle. While you may argue that a quick visit to the car wash can solve that, he often wants to do car care himself, especially if he has a lot of leisure to spend at the garage. 

You can't go wrong with these automotive finish products. Or perhaps he'd prefer these specialty fluids and lubricants if he's the DIY kind of guy when it comes to the engine bay. 

Note: Some products are meant to be used with extra caution, so make sure he has a knack for cars.

Our top picks:

beaver jax bottle jackcrc maf throttle body cleanerre-po paint doctor


Torches and headlamps 

Spring, Father's Day and camping usually go together, and we all missed spending family time outdoors. Make sure to bring some torches and headlamps and handheld flashlights when you plan a trip to the woods. 

The best thing is that these lights never go out of season, thanks to their all-round utility.

Our top picks:

macnaught pocket flood lightnextorch trek led headlampcoast rechargeable headlamp


Gift vouchers 

gift voucherIf in doubt, let him decide what he wants. 

You can't go wrong with an AIMS Gift Voucher for his DIY handyman and industrial supply needs. 

Electronic gift vouchers can be purchased in any amount, in increments of $1.00 and they never expire. 


We hope this list can help you decide what you want to buy the engineer, handyman, welder, car guy and camp leader of the house.

Happy Father's Day from AIMS Industrial Supplies! 


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