The holidays are just around the corner, and let’s be honest, it can be a rough time of year for dads. I know – I am one. And when I’m not shoveling snow from my driveway, I’m chopping wood for the fire, hanging storm windows, or scraping ice off the car.
Okay, I live in a warm-weather city and don’t have to do any of those things. But, there are a lot of hardworking fathers who’ve earned some truly excellent gifts this holiday season. Assuming you haven’t completed your shopping already (And we all know you haven’t!), check out our list of great holiday gift ideas for dad.
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Star Wars At-Home Arcade
Is dad a Star Wars
nerd fan? Does he like video games? If you’re willing to spend a few hundred bucks this year, the Star Wars At-Home Arcade could be the toy you’re looking for. It has a real feel flight yoke and control buttons, the artwork from the original arcade machine on the cabinet and riser, a full color 17” display, and dual speakers. And it features the original arcade versions of the classic games based on Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. Available at WalMart, GameStop, and other major retailers. For more information check out: Star Wars At-Home Arcade
Jaybird Vista True Wireless Bluetooth Sport Waterproof Earbuds
If dad likes to talk on the phone or listen to music when he works out, these waterproof and sweatproof earbuds are a great choice. According to Amazon, Vista’s cutting-edge JBS1 wireless technology ensures crystal-clear sound for both music and calls, with a reliable connection that pairs easily with your phone. Dad will get 6 hours of audio on a full charge. In fact, it only takes five minutes to quick charge the earbuds for one hour of playtime. And these buds are so small and light, Dad will barely know he’s wearing them! For more information click here Jaybird Vista True Wireless Bluetooth Sport Waterproof Earbuds.
Crafthouse by Fortessa Cocktail Smoking Box
This is the perfect conversation piece for the dad who likes to entertain. Created by world-champion bartender Charles Jolly, the Crafthouse Cocktail Smoking Box is great for infusing both cocktails and food with a smoky flavor. It includes a handheld smoker with smoking wood chips, and a stainless steel frame with glass sides and a walnut base. According to Williams Sonoma, this finely made barware tool combines “vintage flair with modern ergonomics” and allows you to make seriously good cocktails without being a pro. Here’s here to find additional details: Crafthouse by Fortessa Cocktail Smoking Box
Vupoint Solutions Magic Wand Portable Scanner
Does dad still have old pics in photo albums? Is he still using a slow flatbed scanner? This handheld scanner will allow him to easily and quickly scan, archive and organize photos, recipes, work documents, and anything else he wants to digitize. The VuPoint Scanner operates on a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery, can save files onto a memory card up to 32GB, and has a 1.5-inch class color LCD panel to preview scans. Reviewer Jim on Amazon says, “1500 photos later, I am amazed at the speed, quality, and reliability of this product.” To learn more visit VuPoint Solutions Magic Wand Portable Scanner.
Dad Established Oversized Beer Mug
Maybe you’re on a budget, or maybe you just want to get dad a more personalized gift. These beer mugs are great stocking stuffers, provided that you have some pretty big stockings. Personal Creations professionally sandblasts the mug with any title (i.e. Dad, Grandpa) and up to 12 “established” dates – in other words, the birthdates of his kids or grandkids. Holds 25 ounces of beer, or any other libation that dad might enjoy. One reviewer says she bought it for her husband, and the expression on his face alone was worth the purchase! Ready to order? Visit Dad Established Oversized Beer Mug.
Holiday Gift Ideas for Dad: Bonus Gift
I have no doubt some of you are just gonna buy dad a tie. There’s nothing wrong with that, so long as it’s this one.