Every Decorator Dad is familiar with the questions that come at this time of year. “What would you like for Christmas?” The truth is, we never know the answer as it’s not something we often think about.
Shopping is never our strong point, whereas if we need something practical, the chances are we already have it.
That’s why Decorator Dad is here to help.
The next time you’re asked what you’d like for Christmas just point them to our Decorator Dad’s Christmas wishlist. We’ve reviewed every item on the list so you won’t be disappointed!
Let’s get started, with a cracking product from Screwfix
The Ultimate Planer
Titan TTB579PLN 204mm Planer Thicknesser 230V: £149.99
Compact yet powerful planer thicknesser. Jointer makes the wood board edge straight, planer makes the wood board surface flat and to the desired width and thickness. Supplied with vacuum adaptor to connect with suitable vacuum cleaner for dust collection, promoting a clean and safe work area.
Keeping the Workshop Secure – Panasonic Smart Home Security System
See our featured video!
It’s the latest technology designed to give the busy professional peace of mind. Whether you want to keep an eye on the dog walker and cleaner, or you want to be sure there’s not been a domestic disaster whilst you are away, you can check from your smartphone or tablet wherever you are. It also works as a child monitoring system, making it easy for parents to keep an eye on their children or nannies whilst they are away.
· The indoor camera can by synched with the door sensor to capture footage of anyone entering or exiting your home. It is also a way of ensuring your oldest child has made it home safely from school
· The camera has a built-in temperature sensor whose range limits can be individually set. You can programme the camera to send you an alert should the temperature drop too low, for example, allowing you to deal with pipes before they even burst. It will also alert you if the temperature has increased above a set threshold in your baby’s room
· The camera can also be used as a listen-in and communication device, as it has built-in speakers and sound sensors. You can communicate with anyone within earshot, or make sure your baby is sleeping soundly
· Smart plugs can be set to turn lamps on and off at different times every day, as well as be individually controlled from the app on your smartphone. This is ideal for holiday time, when you want your home to look occupied
· The door and window sensors will also remind you to close them before leaving the house, or alert you if your toddler wanders outside unsupervised
· The outdoor camera can be used to ‘answer’ the door when you aren’t there. Expecting a delivery whilst you’re away? No problem. With motion and sound detection plus two-way communication you can instruct the delivery person to leave the package with a neighbour saving you the hassle of visiting the depot to collect it on your return
· The outdoor camera can be used to watch over the garden too. It has night vision built-in as well so it will work even during the darkest days of British summer
The system is super easy to set up and runs over DECT ULE technology (not WiFi) to keep your images safe from hacking.
The Most Practical Man Bag
Case Logic’s new commuter bags that capture a genuine balance of style and function by blending contemporary design with relevant features.
· The medium style daypack securely stores a 15’’ laptop and 10.1’’ tablet with internal and external accessory compartments.
· Its genuine leather bottom, front magnetic closures, padded back panel and shoulder straps allow for a stylish and comfortable carry.
· The large style daypack also offers thickly padded laptop and tablet compartments.
· Available in two sizes (14” and 15.6”) and three colours (Graphite, Dress Blue and Petrol Green).
RRP: 14”: £69.99 and 15.6”: £74.99
Hornby Santa Express
If you’ve ever fancied a train set this is a good place to start as the relatively cheap Hornby track and train has everything you need to add some transport to your workshop or shed!
Great for keeping the kids entertained when they disturb you too, this is a perfect present for you!
A Great Stocking Filler – Sugru
The Credit Card Tool
Personalised Wallet Tool Card For Dad – £9.99
If you REALLY must have socks, ask for this!
Henry J Socks Subscription Service
Never have a hole in your socks again with high quality socks delivered direct to your door every month.
What a great idea. Very easy to sign up and they come in a neat package you’ll be jealous of!
Henry J Socks – the perfect Christmas gift for the man who has everything
It’s the age-old question, and now we’ve answered your holiday gifting prayers.
Forget the latest gadgets and gizmos – stylish men’s sock company Henry J Socks have now launched their sock subscription service, perfect for the “hard to buy for” on your list.
The Sock Subscription service promises to deliver attractively packaged fresh pairs every month – from as little as £4.99.
Offering exclusive designs, featuring bright spots, stripes and bold block colours, there’s a pair for every man wanting to look their best this holiday season.
Perfect for a Secret Santa, or as a stocking filler for someone special– no matter who you are buying for, you can guarantee that you’ll be giving them a colourful Christmas morning with Henry J Socks.
To send as a gift just sign up for a subscription at www.henryjsocks.co.uk and enter the lucky recipients name and address.
The socks are available in average (6-10) and Large (11-16). They are made of 80% Cotton, 17% Polyamide and 3% Elastane to ensure optimum comfort.
Samuel Windsor FlatCap and Accessories
While out in your workshop, barn or shed, you need to keep the cold out but still want to look dapper and that’s where Samuel Windsor comes in. With a wide range of brilliant accessories, you can wrap up warm and try out some new trends in style.
Keep Your Gadgets Together with Leitz
The Leitz Complete iPad Privacy Slim Folio Case provides all rounded secrecy for when you want to look like your working hard, but candy crush is calling. Available via Amazon for around £50, the case gives instant discreet viewing to users simply by sliding in the privacy filter. Anyone looking from either side will be prevented from viewing the display tablet and will merely see a tinted screen. When finished, the filter can be easily stored into the integrated pocket and is kept clean between uses thanks to the green polyester material inside. The touchscreen operation remains fully functional and responsive with full access to all sensors, connection and controls. The built-in, multi angle stand allows users to select the ideal viewing angle whilst the writing stand ensures comfort for ergonomic typing.
Leitz Complete XL Universal Multicharger is available via Amazon for around £50 and has four USB ports allowing users to charge up to three mobile devices and one tablet all at the same time. Available in black or white, the Leitz Complete Multi-charger XL is compatible with most MP3 players, smart phones, digital cameras and other portable devices that use a USB input to charge. The extra-large base ensures even the largest device has a safe space to charge. Included with the Multi-charger are three extra short Micro USB connection cables. The Click-and-Charge detachable cable reels allow quick installation and removal of the cables with little hassle.
Pig and a Pint! The Snaffling Pig Company
We love these pork scratchings, they taste amazing and come in VERY generous sizes. What better way to snack in front of the footy?
Pig & Pint Extravaganza: £23.99
Bread and butter, fish and chips, sausages and mash, some combos are just meant to be. Crackling and beer is no exception, they’re foodie soul mates that are sure to please all those who are lucky enough to have escaped Santa’s ‘naughty’ list this year.
A Gift Jar of crackling of your choice is combined with four of the award winning Hogs Back Brewery’s most popular tipples.by