We round up some of the things you might want to buy for others (or yourself!) this holiday season.
We here at Working Dads understand almost zilch about cars and this is particularly the case when you start worrying about internal electronic problems rather than just the tyre pressure. You can hire someone to come to your house and attempt to diagnose the issue (been there), or now you can do that yourself.
Using this scanner and an app, you can tap into a whole range of fault codes and data and hopefully understand what you’ve got to do to get your car back on the road. It’s simple and cheap – cheaper than a mechanic anyway! It works across Android and iOS.
Get it here.
Finding the perfect backpack for your child is next to impossible thanks to their endless demands and whims, but Osprey’s quality offering is definitely an excellent option. This is for smaller children, but there is also the DAYLITE with a laptop sleeve and then the Nebula strand for older kids. They’re well-made, in good colours, with lots of pockets and comfortable to wear.
Find them here.
Tomy have always been at the heart of good kids’ toys and they’ve got a good selection for all ages this Christmas. We’ve been playing with Bluey in the bath and then there’s the Megasketcher for those with a more artistic bent. Ours is a bit more squiggly than the picture here, but it’s quite addictive.
You can find these and more at all good toy shops.
We’ve been having a riot in our house with a pair of these – water blasters that fire ‘gellets’ aka small non-toxic, all-natural balls that dissolve on impact. You charge up the blasters using USB-C and then can change the settings to fire individual gellets or use semi-automatic mode.
Whatever you decide, they’re super-fun and whole load better than traditional water pistols.
Get them here.
Storage! Are you using the Christmas break to doing a bit of a house clear-up? These easily put-upable (that’s definitely a word) shelves which perfectly fit a bunch of clear boxes are an excellent shout. Could be shed stuff, could be toys. Could be tax returns, could be…you get the drift.
Check them out.
Journalist is a guided journal that helps men to support their mental health and wellness. It provides 12 weeks of daily prompts that will take them through a journey of self-discovery in support of their mental health and wellness self-care. The journal looks great, with good colours and fits snugly into any work bag. We recommend it.
Get one here.