Father’s Day can be a tough one. Sure, you could just pick up another tie with a card, but why not get him something more unique this year? To help you brainstorm some ideas, we’ve put together a list of suggestions that are sure to please any kind of dad (and any kind of budget, too)!
For the Nostalgic Music Lover
For the music lover dad, we have two great options that will quickly take your dad’s music collection from the past to present.
If your dad has an extensive cassette collection, he can finally convert them to MP3 files that he can listen to on his iPhone. We love the Arrela USB portable cassette converter because it’s easy to use and easy on the wallet at just under 20 bucks on Amazon.
On the other hand, if your dad still loves his vinyl, he might enjoy listening to his tunes on the go, too. We love the Crosley Spinnerette Portable USB Turntable because it has a great 1950s look and comes in either hot orange or navy blue, which are perfect options for the stylish dad. At $150, it won’t break the bank either.
Audio Technica also offers a USB turntable at just under $300, allowing your dad to listen to his favorite tunes of yesteryear, then rip them to MP3 for easy access on his desktop or smartphone. Both turntables are great options for getting your dad into the post-vinyl era.
For the Foodie Dad
If cooking is a way of life for your dad, not just a favorite pastime, you’ll want to explore these top gifts.
Dads are always striving for grilling perfection, so iGrill2 Bluetooth Thermometer is perfect for making sure meat is grilled evenly all over. The four probe capability tracks more than one temperature at once including two pro-level meat probes that resist higher heat and stem. With a 150 foot Bluetooth Smart range, dads can get back to entertaining their guests quickly, while keeping a close watch on the temperature progression on their mobile device.
If your dad loves sipping beer more than barbecuing, perhaps you give him the gift of his own homebrew kit. Whether you dad is a newbie or an expert, Northern Brewer offers the best kits for any level of experience.
For the Photographer
If your dad is really photo savvy, chances are good that he shoots with 35-millimetre film. Now, the iPhone and Android Film Scanner will allow him to carry his pictures on his smartphone. This film scanner is easy to use — no cumbersome equipment required. It allows the dad in your life to take his photos on the go and share them easily on social media.
If your dad has a million digital pictures that he would like to print, a wireless printer is a perfect gift for Father’s Day. The Canon PIXMA MG7720 Red Wireless is just under $150 and will allow your dad to print all of his priceless pictures from your latest family trip.
For the Handyman
Of course, many dads already have a tool-kit, but for those that could use a spare travelling set or a set that fills in the pieces, this Stanley Homeowners Tool Kit is a steal. At just under $40, this affordable option is a great gift idea for all dads and comes with a whopping 65 pieces. It’s so popular that it is a best seller on Amazon.
If you are looking for something even more inclusive, you can check out Stanley’s 210 piece set for $100, however, this kit is sure to include anything you’d ever need.
Keep your Dad Safe and Off the Ladder
Cleaning gutters is not only a dirty and disgusting task – it’s dangerous, too!
Protect your dad this Father’s Day by eliminating gutter cleaning from his to-do list forever. With LeafFilter, your dad will never have to climb the ladder ever again to clean the gutters. Instead, the micro mesh system keeps out leaves, debris, shingle grit, pine needles – everything but water from entering and clogging his gutters. This way, your dad will enjoy all new found free time that he will get from never having to worry about his gutters.