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    I Made My Husband Write This Gift Guide For Father's Day

    You forgot Father's Day is just a week away, didn't you?

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    Yeah, I know. Father's Day, already?

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    I swear I always forget it's coming up, though it's the same date every year.

    In lieu of throwing wild guesses out into the universe about what fathers might want to be gifted this year, I asked my husband/baby daddy to share a handful of his favourite things*. Here's hoping the fathers in your life like them, too!

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    *All items are located locally, so if you hurry, you can get them by Father's Day!

    1. This compact breathalyser, which will ensure he doesn't go over the speed limit after an afternoon of toasting fatherhood.

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    Using the same pro-grade technology used by hospitals, clinics and law enforcement, this palm-sized breathalyser is easy as to use. Needing only two AAA batteries and ten seconds to analyse your breath, your BAC results will be displayed on its screen, ensuring you're always safe when drinking.

    Promising review: "I am super cautious, and even after one drink and several hours, I am still paranoid about driving. This sneaky gadget is great to put my mind at ease as I know I am below the legal limit."

    —Ed Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $128.97.

    2. This cast iron pan, which is an essential for steak lovers (aka my husband).

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    Cast iron pans are the preferred pans of many professional chefs, due to the even distribution of heat across the entire surface and unparalleled heat retention. This one even comes with lips on either side for easy pouring.

    Promising review: "Usually, when you put cold meat down, the pan will drop in temperature as a result and then need to climb back up. The heat retention is so good on cast iron that it won't be affected."

    —Ed Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $39.99.

    3. These noise-cancelling Sony headphones, which is the perfect gift if your dad is an audiophile like this guy.

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    Fitted with industry-leading digital noise cancelling, touch control and compatibility with Alexa Assistant — so you can carry your virtual helper with you wherever you go.

    Promising review: "These were day and night compared to my old headphones. I was suddenly hearing new depth to songs I have listened to a million times. The noise cancellation is also fantastic."

    —Ed Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $348.

    4. Alternatively, these Sound PEATS wireless earbuds, which my husband always takes off my hands when he's forgotten his headphones.

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    With just a touch of a single earbud, you'll have access to excellent sound quality to take calls and listen to music for around four hours per charge.

    Promising review: "These are great, affordable alternatives to the famous ones from...you know. I keep them on me for the times when I don't want to cart my over-ear headphones around."

    —Ed Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $37.39.

    5. These clear acetate frames with rose lenses, because sometimes it's nice to swap out your trademark aviators.

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    Constructed from lightweight, yet sturdy acetate, Hawkers sunnies come in many different colours and styles. My husband is currently wearing this colour combination to death (and I don't mind it!).

    Plus, buy two or more of selected discounted sunnies now, and you get an extra 10% off!

    Promising review: "I have a few pairs of Hawker sunnies. I find sunglasses, in general, are either super expensive or poor quality. I like Hawkers as they're good quality, yet don't burn a hole in the pocket".

    Buy it from Hawkers for $29.99.

    6. This balaclava, which will come in handy, should he have taken up running in isolation like my husband.

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    Constructed from four-way stretch performance fabric, it is made to fit over every face and be worn in more than one way.

    Promising review: "I've always been reluctant to go on my daily walk during the cold seasons. This has been a lifesaver, as my mouth and nose don't freeze anymore. I will say, you get used to the amused looks you inevitably get."

    —Ed Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $15.98 .

    7. This fitness tracker, because now more than ever, we all need to be mindful of our health.

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    Featuring a long, touch colour screen, you can sight your calls, messages and other notifications without having to pull your phone out of your pocket. Fitted with a physical activity tracker, it can also be used when doing laps of the pool. So slim and comfortable, your dad won't mind wearing this to bed, which will monitor heart rate and sleep health.

    Promising review: "I got this as it was a lot cheaper than the other options on the market, yet doesn't lack any essential features. I only have to charge it once every few weeks, too, which is awesome."

    —Ed Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $37.11.

    8. These compression sleeves, which are a godsend for dads who like to run.

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    Constructed from a nylon-spandex blended material, these compression sleeves are excellent for maintaining a firm pressure on calves, helping to prevent calf strain and shin splits. They also hasten recovery time after injury by delivering more oxygen to your muscles and removing any lactic acid build up.

    Promising review: "I find my calves always hurt after walking, and my attempts to convince Mariela to massage them are never successful. I had never used compression sleeves, so didn't know what to expect, but these are great for relieving discomfort after being on my feet all day."

    —Ed Summerhays

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $9.99.

    9. And lastly, this Instant Pot, which has proved to be a welcome addition to our kitchen appliances collection.

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    A 7-in-1 appliance — yes, seven — you're able to do all the things with just a single appliance, saving storage space, washing up time and (as we've been particularly curious to find out) master all the cooking techniques.

    Promising review: "I was reluctant to betray my slow cooker, but ever since Mariela brought this home, I've been using it a lot. When our rice cooker died, I almost replaced it, but then I realised this has a rice function, too. Cooks it to perfection every time."

    —Ed Summerhays

    Read more about my experience cooking with the Instant Pot here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia from $189.

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