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Our Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Your DIY Dad

It's a fact - Dads love DIY - and there's nothing that brings more joy to a DIY dad than finishing a project. In this short blog we’re going to show you some fun Father’s day gift ideas that could make your dad's life easier and more hassle free during his daily life and home renovation endeavours. 


  1. Oscillating Multi-tool

The Oscillating Multi-tool is a handheld powertool that performs countless DIY tasks with ease. An oscillating multi-tool is one of the most versatile tools on the market and Dad'll wonder how he ever lived without it. From sanding to sawing to grinding, a multi-tool means less elbow grease as they cut through wooden floors, plaster board, skirting, architraves and more with speed and precision. Popular oscillating multi-tool brands include DeWalt and Makita and are available from many online stores and DIY shops. You can even find some DIY inspiration on Our Home Improvement Article Here!

Top Tip: When choosing a multi-tool, go cordless for convenience and freedom.


  1. Stud Detector 

Understanding what’s behind the walls is an important part of most of his jobs to ensure safety. Pipes, cables, timber joints and timber studs are hidden behind walls which makes them difficult to spot. DIY enthusiasts risk serious damage to themselves or their home by hitting water pipes and electric cables when drilling holes for shelving, TV brackets and framed pictures, if they can't be sure what they're about to drill into. This simple gadget lets Dad spot what’s behind the wall before drilling through into the unknown. 


If your DIY dad already has tools like this in his arsenal, maybe he's looking for something that makes his life a little easier? Perhaps he's a bit of a tech lover?


  1. Smart Thermostat

Smart homes are on the rise with more and more dads opting for energy efficient tech solutions to keep costs down. Dads tend to prefer brands they know and trust when purchasing new gadgets, which is why Wiser, the beautifully simple smart thermostat heating system from Drayton, is an ideal gadget gift for Father’s Day.  Drayton have been manufacturing heating controls for 70 years – if you look at your controls you may well  have spotted a Drayton product in the home.

Not only does the smart thermostat system from Wiser offer heating scheduling on your dad’s smartphone, it'll also let him set individual time and temperature schedules for every room in the house when using smart radiator thermostats. And it’s easy to install if the existing boiler controls already have a UK standard wallplate, so Dad could even set it up himself! 


Even if Dad's new to smart technology or using apps, our engineers have made controlling your heating remotely via the Wiser Heat app easy, with plenty of information on how the heating's performing as well as how much energy is being saved in the Wiser Insights & Heat Report. This is both a gift that keeps on giving and a real investment, and Dad will enjoy adding to his smart heating system with more Radiator Thermostats as well as Smart Plugs, he'll love the control he'll have over the system. Has he ever dreamed of voice-activated heating and appliances? Grant his wish today, as Wiser's compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

We'll show you how to find the right kit for your dad.


  1. Amazon Prime Subscription

An Amazon Prime subscription is an ideal way for dad to purchase his DIY gadgets on-the-go or at home, a one-stop shop with free next day delivery. If your Dad's new to Amazon, perhaps provide some written tips about products you know he'd like to let him see how diversethe offering is on amazon,from brands he trusts; he'll find anything his DIY heart desires! Did he know that he can buy any of the above any other of the other ideas on our list and Wiser smart heating controls with a touch of a button? 

Top tip: Upgrade your Dad’s DIY radio to a smart speaker, like Amazon Echo or Google Home to allow him to change his favourite music without having to get down from the ladder, or wash the paint off his hands. Did you know Wiser smart heating is compatible with Amazon and Google smart sepakers for voice-activated central heating?


  1. Clamp Bottle Opener

After Dad has built, made, and tinkered with just about every shelving unit in the house, drank three cups of coffee and put together more flat pack furniture than you know what to do with, it’s time for a well-earned beer. Introducing our final gift idea for Father’s Day, the clamp bottle opener, a fun way to crack open a cold one after a satisfying day of DIY.

There you have it, our top five gift ideas for DIY dads on Father’s Day. If you’ve got any other gadgets, gismos or bits of tech that you think should be on this list, let us know on social media and keep the ideas coming for everyone to enjoy! 

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You can also view more family-oriented articles, such as are piece on Why Families Disagree On Heating Their Homes, on the Wiser Blog.