Gifts for guys
Best presents for dads, sons and the men in your life
Dad, pop, son, husband, brother, boyfriend, uncle – the number one man in your life deserves to be spoilt with choice.
November 2020 | 11 minutes read
Gifts for him
Gifting all wrapped up
Buying a present can be tricky for the man who has everything. The good news is, we’ve taken the challenge out of shopping for his gift by rounding up our top 10 favourites.
Our one-stop gifting destination is made for all kinds of dads, husbands, brothers, boyfriends, and sons. Whether it’s for his birthday, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, or just because, you’ll want to surprise him with what he really wants.
Treat him to the latest 5G phone
In an age of hi-tech gadgets and cutting-edge devices, there’s no better treat than the latest mobile phone. He’s sure to appreciate an easy-to-use but hardy phone that will see him through the day. The question is, which brand and model stands out from the pack?
You’ll want to consider a 5G-ready device so he can easily connect and enjoy access to a more efficient network. Samsung has a range of high-end devices that combine 5G capabilities with impressive specs like a triple rear camera, stunning AMOLED display, and superior chipset for a smoother browsing experience.
If he's an Apple fan, he'll be thrilled to unwrap a new iPhone 12 Pro - superfast 5G, A14 Bionic chip, next-level low light photography, and stunning Super Retina XDR display that goes edge to edge. Make his everyday, extraordinary.
You can opt to build the ultimate mobile package. Choose the right phone then add a mobile plan that suits his needs. With no lock-in contracts, our new month-to-month plans offer flexibility and peace of mind. If you decide to cancel, simply pay out the remaining cost of the device.
If that doesn’t appeal, you can purchase most phones outright with a one-off payment then explore our Pre-Paid mobile options. We’ve got a plan that offers great value for everyday use, or a long-life plan if he doesn’t use his phone often.
Discover a few of the latest phones in market that we've picked for you.
iPhone 12 Pro
5G speed. A14 Bionic, the fastest chip in a smartphone. And a Pro camera system that takes low-light photography to the next level.
Google Pixel 5
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G
Choose a tablet for work and play
His time is precious but with the right tech by his side, the small moments in between can be a little more entertaining. Whether he’s a boyfriend who games, a dad who loves to read, a husband who’s a movie buff or a son looking for a creative outlet, tablets are the perfect all-in-one sidekick.
These days, the latest gadgets in the market have remarkable, laptop-like capabilities with the portability of a mobile phone. Immersive screen displays coupled with theatre-like stereo systems make these tablets the go-to for entertainment.
Using it for work? Next-level note-taking functions come built into each system. You can add a smart keyboard and a Pen or Pencil for added comfort when it comes time to work the boardroom or classroom.
For Apple lovers, one of the latest iPads will do the trick. If he’s more of an Android fan, our range of Samsung Galaxy Tabs are sure to get him excited. Whichever you decide on, these gadgets are sure to keep him productive and informed while he’s on-the-go. Simply wrap up one of the latest and it’s sure to be his new favourite toy.
Apple iPad 8th Gen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
Keep him healthy and connected
When it comes to accessories, it can be a struggle finding the right one for the men in your life. Luckily, wearables are some of today’s most trendy pieces and commonly at the top of everyone’s wishlist. If you’re after a foolproof gift, a smartwatch is the way to his heart.
Our range of smartwatches are made to move alongside an active and energetic dad, husband, brother and son. Not only will it seamlessly connect to his phone, it’ll get him to build healthy habits that stick. Elevated activity tracking and heart rate monitoring capabilities will help him get fit and stay healthy. Some higher end models in the market are even water resistant for those who love to swim or surf.
From no-frills motivation companions to the latest in cutting-edge technology, we’ve got wearables in all shapes, sizes and price points.
Apple Watch Series 6
Fitbit Versa 2 Smartwatch
Samsung Galaxy Watch
Get him gaming on Australia's best network
If you’ve got a game boy in the house, chances are you’ll want to gear him up with the right kit. It’s also a great opportunity for pro-gamer dads and sons to get the family playing along. These days, games can be considered mentally stimulating and engaging while also making participants better decision makers.
Uplift his down-time with the new Xbox Series X. A serious power player in the console game, he’ll be playing with 12 teraflops of raw graphic processing power for action like never before. Superior speeds also mean more playing and less waiting with seamless movement between games.
For next-gen performance, look no further than the Xbox Series S, the smallest Xbox ever. An all-digital platform, this sleek console is the future of gaming with disc-free play that doesn’t compromise speed and performance.
Both bundles are part of Xbox All Access, which you'll be able to get with Telstra. An all-inclusive pass that comes with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate monthly subscription and access to over 100 games, EA play and online multiplayer. The opportunities are endless with such an impressive line-up of games.
Satisfy the die hard sports fan
Got a sports fanatic on your hands? Score the winning point with this present. With over 15,000 hours of on-demand sports content, a subscription to Kayo Sports will keep him occupied with all his favourite matches and events.
Stream sports live with an incredible line-up from the AFL, Rugby League, NBA, Supercars, Big Bash, ATP, UFC and so much more. Watch them on-demand or on replay, on-the-go or on the big screen; one thing’s for sure, he’ll never miss another game.
If he’s already a Telstra customer, he’ll be able to stream live sport fast and data-free. From AFL to NRL, netball to AFLW, all he has to do is download the respective official apps and he won’t be watching from the sidelines anymore.
Surprise the movie buff
On his special day, invite Hollywood into your home. For the movie buff and binge expert, a streaming subscription is just the gift he’ll appreciate.
Give him over 10,000 movies to choose from – the more, the merrier. With BINGE, he’ll get to enjoy the new unturnoffable streaming platform with a seemingly endless supply of content. From award-winning dramas to laugh out loud comedies, there’s bound to be entertainment for every mood. Not convinced? We’ve rounded up a list of top 10 reasons to love BINGE.
For added variety, turn to Foxtel Now. It’s the flexible, more accessible way to stream Foxtel TV series, movies and sports on his devices. Traditional Foxtel requires an iQ box – Foxtel Now doesn’t. The best part? He’ll still have access to the shows he loves. Simply choose a pack that matches his viewing habits and you’ve got yourself a very happy camper.
Make life easier for your guy on-the-go
Do you have a boyfriend, uncle or cousin who’s always on the move? Then a mobile broadband device would make the perfect present for the guy who’s constantly going places.
Our range of portable modems, dongles and devices are made for today’s fast-paced world. Speed and connectivity are key - with access to mobile broadband, he'll be in his own hotspot bubble.
We’ve got data plans for outright devices or repayment options if you’d rather put him on a month-to-month contract. Discover all your options in our mobile broadband hub.
Bring him a wireless world of sound
Whether he’s always on-the-go or a Sunday morning chiller, he’ll want his sounds with him every step of the way. Music may be his jam, or he may prefer tuning in to a serialised podcast – regardless of what his audio preferences are, he’ll appreciate a good set of headphones or speakers to complement that.
Listen to his hints and discover a wireless world of sound. You’ll find noise-cancelling headphones, professional earbuds, Bluetooth-enabled speakers and even smart home devices with in-built speakers. Our range of headphones and speakers include some of the best brands in the market, such as Jabra, JBL, Sennheiser, Beats and more.
So put a smile on his face the next time you surprise him with a gift. The only thing that sounds sweeter than his favourite tunes is hearing ‘I love you’ from you.
Apple AirPods with Charging Case
Mix and match for the guy who has everything
What’s better than technology? Tech savvy sidekicks, of course. Keep his days in check with a few handy helpers to make his life that little bit easier – our Internet of Things catalogue is made for the man who has everything.
You’ll find boys’ toys that will keep him entertained for hours on end. The DJI Mavic Mini drone is a classic example of the perfect creative companion. Capturing moments while flying, he can explore his backyard or take it out for a test flight in the country.
For the man who forgets where he leaves his things, investing in a Telstra Locator might just be the gift that keeps on giving. The Bluetooth Tag simply attaches to small things like keys or wallets while the Wi-Fi Tag goes on to larger items such as equipment or pets. Attach and locate – it’s that simple.
Mix and match these tech accessories based on the devices he has in his arsenal. Here are some of the latest to hit the market.
Apple Pencil 2nd Generation
Sprout Dual Wireless Charger
Give him better coverage in the great outdoors
Do you have an adventurer on your hands? Does he love to off road and travel to remote destinations? Is the great outdoors his second home? Well, good news because we’ve got a selection of gadgets we know 4WD and camping enthusiasts will really appreciate.
It may be an unconventional present, but network coverage extension devices are just the thing you’ll need to keep him in his comfort zone. Also known as ‘repeaters’, these extension devices allow connection from further away than normally possible, or in areas where signal may struggle to penetrate – such as indoors, or in hilly or dense terrain.
Not only will they maximise rural and regional coverage, they can also be used to improve in-building signal performance – a win-win for any situation, and definitely one to gift your resident outdoorsman.