Nothing says I love you like appealing to a bloke’s favourite hobby. Getting handy in the garden is a much-loved pastime between generations, and here at Hoselink, we have a wide range of tools and accessories to help you show your dad just how much you appreciate him.
It’s the big one, but what dad wouldn’t like a hose that gets the job done and packs itself away at the end? The Hoselink Retractable Hose Reel starts from $167 and is the ideal gift to give between siblings. Available to buy in 15m ($167), 20m ($187), 25m ($207) or 30m ($227) hose lengths, the reel will revolutionise the way you water. The hose reels are wall-mounted storage units with a high-quality kink-resistant hose inside, a specially designed ‘stop-anywhere’ locking mechanism and an automatic rewind system that neatly coils the hose into the reel on command. The Retractable Hose Reels come as a complete package including the spring-loaded hose reel and pre-fitted hose, Hoselink’s patented no-burst connectors, a Premium 7-Function Spray Gun, 2m leader hose and wall bracket for mounting. If you’ve not got a wall to mount it on, we’ve got you covered with our brand new Retractable Hose Reel Mounting Post ($24.90). The post can be set in the ground for a freestanding mounting option anywhere in the garden you have access to a tap.
If your dad likes his tools, then Hoselink’s range of cutting gadgets are an ideal gift. Our heavy-duty Lopper (RRP $69.90 - NOW $57.90) is perfect for chopping woody stems, small branches and heavy foliage – a great in-between when pruners are too weak, and an axe is too strong. The Loppers feature specially designed telescopic handles with six length settings for easy reach – no more back strain – a sharp Teflon-coated SK5 Japanese steel cutting blade and soft rubber grip handles. For tougher jobs, the Guillotine Lopper (RRP $64.90 - NOW $54.90) is a brilliant high-performing speciality tool able to cut through branches up to 45mm thick. With an extra-wide opening handle and hook-like cutting space, you’ll be able to chop through big branches without the need for a saw blade.
The relationship between a man and his car is a special one, and to help him take care of his ‘baby’ why not treat your dad to some of Hoselink’s brilliant car cleaning accessories? For washing, there’s the Extendable Cleaning Brush (RRP $42.90 - NOW $35.90), a soft-bristled brush attachment for your hose designed to deliver a stream of water and gentle scrubbing power as you wash the dirt away. The handle extends from 103cm to 168cm, ideal for cleaning the car roof, and a small water flow lever at the base allows the water pressure to be fully controlled. Soap can also be added to the bristles to help remove tough dirt.
For extra special car care, treat dad to the Wool Mitt & Super Soft Drying Towel Gift Set ($49.90) to give his motor the five-star finish. Made from 100% Australian ultra-soft Merino wool, the Wash Mitt (RRP $28.90 - NOW $23.90) is the safest and most gentle way to wash delicate paint jobs. Renowned for its dense, soft pile, the Wash Mitt works by gently lifting and trapping dirt without scratching the paintwork. With an elasticated cuff and a dedicated thumb area for maximum comfort, the mitt is also machine washable. For when the car is clean, use the Super Soft Drying Towel (RRP $25.90 - NOW $20.50) to buff to a gleaming, streak-free finish. Able to absorb over 10 times its weight in water, the thick towel’s seamless construction and soft microfiber edge ensures every surface is left bone dry. Both products are also sold separately.
If your dad has a boat, then gift the skipper a set of Hoselink’s Boat Ear Muffs. Available in Single-Feed ($17.90) for smaller outboard motors, or Dual-Feed ($29.90) for larger outboard engines and stern drives that have side water intakes on the lower unit, the ear muffs will effectively and securely flush the engine with fresh water. Perfect for removing salt, sand and silt to prevent corrosion, the ear muffs have been designed for use with your Hoselink-fitted hose to give you a secure, watertight connection.
As spring is almost upon us it’s a good time to invest in a solid sprinkler that will keep the garden hydrated month after month. Hoselink’s best-selling Oscillating Sprinkler (RRP $66.90 - NOW $58.50) promises to make Dad’s life easier, ideal for watering large sections of the garden or lawn with minimal effort. Performing well even with low water pressure, the Oscillating Sprinkler has a number of adjustable controls to help you select the strength of the water flow, customise the saturation level and alter the spray settings to suit narrow spaces or to fix the spray in one position. The sprinkler’s sturdy metal construction will keep it well in place, whilst the built-in cleaner and fine mesh filter will protect it use after use.
If your dad is often found hiding out in the shed, then a Quick-grip Tool Organiser (RRP $19.90 - NOW $14.90) to keep his man cave tidy is a good practical gift. Simply fix it to the wall and use to keep any long-handled tools organised for easy access. Push the tool in to secure and pull out to release – it’s that easy! No more messy piles of rakes and brooms.
For the ultimate greenhouse grow-your-own set up, treat your dad to the Hoselink Total Misting Package (RRP $89.90 - NOW $81.90), the all-in-one solution to keeping veggies cool and hydrated this summer. The fully customisable kit comes with a 15m long PVC tube, eight directional misting heads that emit a fine misting spray, a Misting Timer and Tap Connector. Create a misting environment perfect for salads and other veggies or use the kit to set up a cooling effect on an entertaining area or animal pen. The supplied hanging snap clips can be used to attach the tube to string, or use nails for a more permanent fixture.
For a gift under $40, look no further than the Water Wise Starter Kit (RRP $39.90 - NOW $35.90), the ultimate gift to get your dad set up with Hoselink’s failsafe ‘point and twist’, 100% watertight connectors. Throw away your leaking click-on fittings and use this all-inclusive kit on any standard 12mm garden hose for a hard-wearing connection guaranteed never to burst off. Built for tough Aussie conditions, the kit comes complete with an Accessory Connector with Swivel, Tap Connector, Hose End Connector, Hose Connector with Flow Control (turn off the water without going to the tap!) and the Premium 7-Function Spray Gun.