10 Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts

 June 18, 2016
Posted by jenn

I know, I know you may be running behind in getting your dad a gift. Check out these last minute gift ideas – Amazon often offers overnight delivery or locker delivery. Are you too late? Give him a card with a picture of your intended gift on the way.

 

Amazon Echo

If you’re like most Gen-Xers, you grew up watching your father sort through 8-tracks, records, cassette tapes, and CDs to find exactly what he wanted. Amazon Echo has fixed all that with voice recognition technology-all he has to do is call out the tune or the band, and his choice of providers (from Amazon Prime Music to Spotify to iHeartRadio-among others) will deliver it with immersive, omni-directional sound. Echo reports the weather and traffic; Echo will control lights and thermostats with compatible devices; Echo will order a pizza for you. Dad’s got an intern now, and its name is Echo.

 

Jabra Move Wireless Stereo Headset

Sure, Dad likes to listen to his moldy oldies-and he’s endured enough ribbing over the years for it. But, as Boomers downsize, there is another battle being waged every night: the volume of the t.v. He wants it up, and his better half wants it down. So, why don’t you give him a fighting chance of enjoying The Three Stooges? The Jabra Move Wireless Stereo Headset is durable, light-weight, and connects via Bluetooth to the smart-t.v. (not to mention phones, computers, and tablets).

Philips Sonicare 2 Series Sonic Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush

Do you think your father can achieve 31,000 brush strokes per minute, twice a day, to maintain proper dental health? If not, you may want to gift him the miracle of an electric toothbrush such as Philips’ Sonicare 2, which removes plaque at an alarming rate-and has a built-in timer, so you don’t under-brush (out of sheer boredom) or over-brush (potentially compromising gum health).

DEWALT DCD771C2 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit

Dad does a lot-and inevitably fixes a lot around the house. For years, DeWalt has made drills that stand the test of time, and the DeWalt DCD771C2 20-Volt Max Compact Drill (and Driver Kit) is no exception. The ½ inch single sleeve ratcheting chuck keeps the bit tightly secured, and the compact design makes it easy for Pops to get behind cabinets, shelves, and under decks with ease.

LG G Pad F 8.0

Is the conventional tablet too big, and the conventional smartphone too small for Dad’s tastes? LG’s G-Pad F 8.0 may be the perfect solution-offering the comfort of one and the mobility of the other. It’s a lightweight Android tablet (that rest easily in the hand as it does in the lap) with robust Web browsing, apps, and entertainment. Plus-and this is a big one-it has USB peripheral connectivity, so you’ll never hear, “Well, how do I hook this up to my keyboard?” The stylus pen also makes it easy to poke around, literally, and enjoy a vivid, HD display.

Kindle E-reader, 6″ Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi

The Kindle has become a household name for its reliability and readability. You won’t be getting a digital tan with the Kindle E-Reader 6″-which is glare-free and incredibly easy on the eyes. If your dad likes to hang out at the beach, not even the mighty sun will compromise the reading experience-and, it’s lighter than a paperback book. No social media, no Emails, no text messages-just pure reading enjoyment of more than one million titles priced individually at $2.99 or less.

Amazon Fire TV

If Dad isn’t streaming media, yet, you’re not doing your job as a dutiful spawn. The Amazon Fire TV is affordable and reliable, and offers more than 4,000 channels, apps, and games. Plus, all he has to do is shout the name of what he wants to watch and voice recognition technology magically delivers it. There is no earthly way he will get through more than 250,000 t.v. episodes and movies on Netflix, Amazon Video, HBO Go, Hulu, and other services-but he can sure try.

Fossil Q Founder Digital Display Stainless Steel Touchscreen Smartwatch

There’s “smart”-touchscreen and activity tracker-and then there’s “smart”-stainless steel case, bold markings, and elegant black watch face. Fossil’s Q Founder has a customizable display and straps, and its quartz movement makes it a legitimately functioning time keeper. Compatible with Android OS 4.4 or higher and iOS 8.2/iPhone 5 and above.

Innovative Technology ITCDS-5000 Classic Retro Bluetooth Stereo System

With its retro stylings, both Boomer Dads (who remember bulky sound systems) and Millennial Dads (who yearn for authenticity) can rock out with Innovative Technology’s ITCDS-5000. It’s got Bluetooth, it’s got a CD player-since even those are becoming “retro” now-and it’s got an auxiliary port for the record player you use all the time. Sorry, AM radio isn’t available on this model (only FM), but it definitely looks like an AM-Gold piece of machinery.

iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

After a lifetime of pushing the vacuum around, don’t you owe it to your father to give him a chance to kick back and watch a robot do the chores? iRobot Roomba 870 features its own iAdapt Navigation (since furniture sometimes moves around) and high efficiency filters to keep it from getting slowed down by pet hair. Schedule it to run every day or once a week, and the Roomba will happily follow orders. The age of the robot is here.
(The Street)

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