The best 'out of the box' gifts for Father's Day

Some top plate ideas are available for Father's Day.
Some top plate ideas are available for Father's Day. Photo credit: KiwiPlates

Father's Day: The time to say thanks to dad for all the little things, like taking you to Saturday sport and loving the family dog he never wanted to get in the first place.

If you're a bit sick and tired of giving the same old stuff (a combination of socks and scorched almonds in my case) we've put together a gift guide of the best gifts that will make you son or daughter of the year!


If you're looking for a personalised gift for Dad, you actually can't get more personal than a personalised plate. Perfect for a Dad fantatcial about his favourite sporting team or hometown, or with a nickname the world needs to know. 

KiwiPlates has millions of combinations and more than 50 designs to choose from, so there's really something for every Dad.

Top plate ideas for Dad (that are still available):

  • F0OTBL
  • DR1VR
  • 1RNMN

But get in quick - those combinations probably won't last long! If you’re unsure of the right combination, gift vouchers are available starting from $100. 

Noel Leeming also has some great gift ideas, to get you started.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

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Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 Photo credit: Noel Leeming

Let dad shut out the jibber jabber of the rest of the household and really relax with these Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones. With 11 levels of noise cancellation, dad doesn't even have to take them off to tune back into conversation, (even if he wants to pretend otherwise).

You can control your content and make calls while your phone stays in your pocket. Think of them as smart headphones that let you keep your head up to the world with easy access to voice assistants. Or confidently take a call with the most powerful microphone system for voice pickup. 

Team them with a specialty Spotify playlist of all Dad's golden oldies to really nail it - with 20 hours of battery life he can get through a lot of Bruce Springsteen albums.


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Navman Photo credit: Noel Leeming

Remember how dad taught you to drive; patiently directing you where to go without while you nervously gripped the steering wheel? Now you can say thanks for the driving lessons by buying him his own personal Navman, which provides simple and clear navigation - sure to save a few "ask for directions" fights!

If you need a simple but quality dash cam, it works brilliantly, capturing crystal clear images and video with a Full HD 1080p camera and a 2" screen. In an accident it will record the direction of impact with a 3-Axis G-Shock sensor providing better detail of how a collision occurred and has Event Recording Mode and 130° Wide Angle glass lens. 

Fitbit Versa

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Fitbit Versa Photo credit: Noel Leeming

If dad has been making noises about losing a couple of kilos in the lead up to summer, help him along the way with a Fitbit. If he's used to the basic pedometers of old, he'll be blown away by this all-day smartwatch that will help him live his best live.

Lightweight and water-resistant, the Fitbit Versa offers personalised guidance, on-screen workouts and more. He can even run apps and music to help him reach his fitness goals.

The best part? It won't die every hour like his ancient smartphone. The Fitbit has a four day battery life so he can put it on and forget.

Even better, the whole family can get them and compete to reach the most steps! (Or, you know, just go on nice family walks if your family isn't as competitive as mine.)


Amazon Echo

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Amazon Echo speaker Photo credit: Noel Leeming

This personalised speaker you control with your voice will make Dad's home the smartest on the street. Perfect for a Dad who works from home (or one who just loves gadgetry), the Echo can play music, ask questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more - instantly.

Just be warned - there have been proven cases of Dad becoming more attached to the Echo then his family members and you might have to fight for his attention. I mean, can you give instant live rugby updates?  

This article was created for Noel Leeming and Kiwi Plates