The Genius's Father's Day Gift Guide from Toolstop

Father's Day is that one special day of the year when dads get the recognition and adoration they deserve. And that's the way it should be (even though some would argue that every day is father's day).

However, we want to add a twist to this year's Father's Day.

We're going to present you with a list of gifts from our dedicated Father's Day catergory page, but we're going to show you how to get these gifts working on your behalf.

It's genius, albeit evil genius.

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Ok, so we're going to present you with a scenario. You need some DIY work done in your spare bedroom. You've got new blinds that need fitting, carpet that needs laying and woodwork that needs painting.

Now, like most of us, you can't be bothered with the hassle of doing all these little jobs. And that's what fathers are for, after all.

By following our evil genius plan you'll be able to make your dad happy, and show your appreciation, but also get these DIY jobs done all at the same time.

Youngman 310898 Odd Job Multi Purpose Trade Work Platform - get it here

Those blinds aren't going to hang themselves and of course to do so, some sort of ladder or platform is going to be needed. You've got to think of old dad's health and safety, after all.
youngman platform father's day gift idea

This work platfrom from Youngman is perfect! It's designed for painting and decorating applications, and it's ideal for placing beneath the window to allow your dad to safely reach where the blinds need fixing! The base is big and broad and the work platform is large and tough.

Plus they fold up into a nice compact size to make them easy for your dad to store in his garage or shed, ready for the next time you've got some handy DIY jobs for him.

Makita DHP453RFX 18V Li-Ion Cordless Combi Drill, Fast Charger and Metal Carry Case - get it here

Obviously you can't expect dad to put the blinds up using elbow grease alone. That's not fair. So you're going to need to supply him with a decent combi-drill.

And that's why this great Father's Day gift of the DHP453 from Makita is perfect.

Makita DHP453RFX 18V Li-Ion Cordless Combi Drill, Fast Charger and Metal Carry Case - See more at:

Dad will be able to choose between the 2 speeds and 16 torque positions so that he's got the right speed and torque for driving the screws for the blind's brackets, and of course as it's a combi-drill he won't have any excuse for not drilling holes into your brick wall thanks to the 6000bpm!

And look how perfectly the metal carry case matches the work platform!

Harris 12191 Smoothglide 15 Piece Paint Brush - get it here

harris 15 piece paint brush set father's day gift ideaSo, now your super-dad is up on the Youngman's platform, you can get him to touch up that patchy paintwork.

That's where these fantastic Smoothglide paint brushes come in. Harris brushes are made in Britain and you can read all about how great they are here.

But what makes them such a wonderful Father's Day gift for your industrious dad is this set contains 15 different sizes of brush, perfect for loads of different paint jobs.

Plus the bristles are sythetic and they hold as much paint as natural bristles, but are really easy to clean.

Kunys KP-315 Durable Dense Foam Kneepads - get them here

knee pads father's day giftSo, now that the blinds are up and the paintwork is looking fab, what about that carpet? Obviously you could get down on your hands and knees and lay that carpet, but it's Father's Day!

Time for another gift and another opportunity for dad to put it to use straight away. Foam kneepads.

Of course, dad's not getting any younger and his years of playing 5-a-side football have taken their toll on his knees. But that won't be a worthy excuse for him to get out of helping you get the carpet down now that you've given him the practical gift of knee pads!

They're made from durable foam and benefit from a 1 1/4" elasticated strap to keep them in place. Plus they serve the dual purpose of allowing him to get back on the skateboard again!*

*Don't let him get back on the skateboard again.

Flymo Chevron 34VC Electric Wheeled Lawn Mower - get it here

Let's run through those DIY jobs:

  • blinds fitted: Check, thanks to the Youngman platform and the Makita combi-drill
  • paint work spruced up: Check, thanks to the Harris brush set
  • carpet fitted: Check and dad's knees are still in one piece thanks to the Kunys knee pads

There's just one last job that's been needing taken care of since the start of May. The grass needs cut. It's so long that the kids are afraid of the lions, tigers and bears hiding in it.
Flymo Chevron 34VC Electric Wheeled Lawn Mower

That's where our last gift in the Father's Day Gift List is perfect. The Flymo Chevron packs a 1400W motor, so it'll make short work of the jungle that was once your lawn. The collection box is a huge 40 litres and there's even a handy window on it so that dad can see when it's time to empty it!

Plus, it's lightweight and compact. He won't put his back out when he's using it, and then he'll easily be able to store in the back of his car to take home (and then bring back in a couple of weeks to repeat the process).

Dad's happy and feeling appreciated, if a little tired. And you're happy! You've seen the joy on your wonderful father's face, plus you got all those annoying little jobs taken care of. Bonus.

You can see the full list of gifts we've selected for Father's Day by clicking here.

Tell us the gifts you'll be getting your father this year in the comments section below, and be sure to share this guide with your friends!

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