Father’s Day can be tough. Sometimes it seems that “the usual” Father’s Day gifts are hopelessly outdated. Slippers? Cologne? Why are we trying to turn our father into Ward Cleaver?
Fortunately, we’ve got some ideas that are sure to do right by Dad this Father’s Day.
A fridge of one’s own
Standing just two and a half feet tall, the Haier 150-Can Beverage Cooler is perfect for your dad’s man-cave, or anywhere else he finds himself in need of a “cold one.” With a glass door and automatic interior lighting, he won’t have to guess what’s in there.
Put Dad on the open road
Remember the day that Dad bought you your first bike? Maybe it’s time to return the favor this Father’s Day. The GMC Denali 700C 21-Speed Road Bike, available from Wal-Mart, is built around a lightweight aluminum frame and features a Shimano Revo shifter for shifting gears without taking your hands off the handle bars. Some assembly required.
For the constant gardener
There’s a reason Father’s Day coincides with the start of summer. What better way to tell Dad to get out there and cut the grass than with the gift of a new lawnmower? And, the 40-Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Walk-Behind Lawnmower from Ryobi makes cutting the grass a snap, thanks to an instant-starting mechanism and whisper-quiet engine. You might even get a thank you from Dad’s neighbors!
Laptop for Pops
A computer can be a tricky purchase, particularly when you’re making it for someone other than yourself. Still, it’s hard to imagine anyone not falling in love with HP Pavilion’s X2 “Two-in-One” laptop. It boasts a ten-inch touch-screen display that is one of the thinnest, most energy-efficient on the market. A detachable keyboard and soft cover means Dad can take it anywhere.
No more keys-hunting expeditions
Is your father the absent-minded type, one of those people who spends fifteen minutes looking for his keys every morning? Simply secure Bluetooth’s Tracking Tag to those items that keep getting lost—keys, wallet, TV remote—so that Dad will be able to find them immediately, thanks to Bluetooth technology.
Rekindle Dad’s love affair with vinyl
Crosley’s Cruiser Turntable—a portable, belt-drive record player available in seven different colors—is perfect for intimate listening parties, or whenever Dad wants to see if his old Santana and Creedence LPs still sound as groovy as the day they came out.