The Top Ten Things that Fashionable Dads Actually want for Christmas Part 6
The Sound of Silence
What I mean is a bit of peace and quiet to enjoy our own music loudly and in the best quality surround sound possible – Duke’s sing-along CD’s are now pretty much the only things played in the car, and he has developed an annoying habit of turning down the radio if he doesn’t like the songs being played in the kitchen. So on those rare moments when we can agree on tuneage, or he is out, and I am in, here are some of my choices for best sound related gifts.
Base Six-speaker system
No wires or big horrible flashy lights for little fingers to disconnect, try and eat or generally scare their mummies with – no need for additional speakers or sub-woofers just sleek and sexy state-of-the-art HD Sound of the highest quality brought to life. The bass is really in your face with this via www.goodmans.co.uk with an RRP of £169.99.
Even when I manage to get some sleep, it always takes me a bit of time to nod off – so the Sound Asleep Pillow is ideal. A pillow that wirelessly connects to your iPhone and plays music or reads you a bedtime story. Adjustable volume means your partner can sleep in peace. You could, if you wanted to, leave it on and learn a language as you sleep without the chance of strangling yourself with headphone wires – Genius idea from the www.thebeddingcompany.co.uk RRP £8.99
Spending hours on the commute to work, or when you need to get away at work from all the young people’s music booming all around you? Need a perfectly ideal (but not socially acceptable) escape route to wear when ‘Er Indoors has the NCT group round for coffee and a “quick chat” (translation: a 4-hour moan about us fella’s while the toddlers run riot around the house)? Then a decent pair of headphones should be on the list.
There is wealth to choose from, but a quick look brought me to these beauties from Ted Baker. Not only are they nice looking, but they also come across as something more sophisticated and substantial than Dre’s latest pocket-busting hipster-swinging headphones. These are just the ticket, “to hear the drummer get wicked” not quite the cheapest on the market, but if you feel like treating yourself, then you could do a lot whole worse. www.tedbaker.com RRP £179.00
Make sure to pop by tomorrow for part 7 as I countdown “The Top Ten Things that Fashionable Dads Actually want for Christmas.”