This year, Father’s Day falls on June 16 and before that day approaches a lot of people are looking for inspirations on what to give their dads. Depending on whether your dad is a sporty type or a gadget freak; there will surely be something on this list for him. Most people are not as sentimental when it comes to their fathers, compared to their mothers, but this is one day where you can express your heartfelt gratitude to the person who provided for all your basic needs and more. In order to help you on your gift quest; here are 25 awesome gift ideas for Father’s Day 2013, which are not the usual hideous tie, power tools on sale or handmade cards.
Though there are lots of family tree products in the market right now, one of the most unique gift ideas you can give your dad on Father’s Day involves DNA testing
. For as low as $300, you can let your dad explore his ancestry via DNA testing in order to find out his racial profile and the origin of his ancestors. This will be of great value not only for your dad but for the whole family as you further research your family history.
If you are looking for a gift that cannot possibly fit in a box, experience gifts
are the best option. These types of gifts have a number of options to choose from based on your father’s interest, location and price range. Besides ninja lessons (and what dad would not want ninja lessons), dads can go white water rafting for that once in a lifetime exhilarating experience if he is the outdoor-type of person. And what’s even better is the whole family can join him, too! (that means you).
For busy dads who find it hard to wake up especially on Monday mornings; you have a lot of alarm clocks to choose from. However, you might want to consider giving him a Clocky alarm clock
. These clever alarm clock roll off the bedside table when the buzzer sounds, and will keep on rolling until your dad catches it. This is perfect for those sleepyheads who need an activity that will get them going in the morning (and its also perfect for some comedic relief).
You can give your dad the Sony Ericsson Xperia S LT26
this Father’s Day which will allow him to call and send text messages as well. Your dad will be thrilled to get this new phone which enables him to shoot videos of his grand kids and post them online so all his friends can see it.
Is your dad fond of grilling steaks during reunions and at the opening of the Super Bowl (or any other event he can possibly think of)? If so, consider buying him the Grill Alert Talking Remote Meat Thermometer
. This clever device announces when just about any meat is perfectly cooked. It comes with a wireless, belt-clip monitor and its easy to use. All your dad has to do is select the meat type, choose the cooking temperature and then close the grill. This will give your dad more time to enjoy the party, less time at the grill, and an opportunity to boast of his latest toy.
Since Father’s Day usually falls in the summer, this can be a great day to bond at the beach or start a new summer fun tradition which hopefully involves water battles. And what better water arsenal is there then the Tornado Soaker Tornado Strike
from Nerf. This Super Soaker is a great water weapon of choice as it holds 35 ounces of water in its detachable water stock and shoots water up 25 feet. Your Dad will feel like the king of his backyard hill.
Regardless if your dad is a pro or just an amateur when it comes to digital photography, he will surely need a tripod to secure his compact camera anywhere he goes. With the Gorillapod
, dads will surely have the coolest stuff to increase their creative options. Compact, lightweight, bendable, and easy to carry; he just needs to use the universal ¼-20 screw to attach it to the camera and then wrap its three flexible segmented legs securely to anything that is convenient.
Dads who are into bird-watching will surely need a high-tech binocular during their expeditions. A excellent option is the Canon’s IS 10 x 30 binocular
, which uses ‘Vari-Angle Prisms’ besides the traditional porro prisms. With its new image stabilization technology, the binocular can compensate for minor shakes to keep images crisp and clear.
If your dad is a trekker, he will surely benefit from wearing cushiony, light Trekker sandals
for all seasons. This cool massage-bead embedded slip-on was made for comfort and convenience, which makes it perfect for therapeutic walks; it can also be used for daily walking or as your dad walks the dogs for their morning exercise.
If your dad is a mechanic or uses tools as his livelihood; hes probably very meticulous with his tools. Some men prefer to have their own tools when working and though some can be found in the local hardware store, there are specialized tools that have to be custom-built. For as low as$ 20, your dad can have the Craftsman Lighted Pliers
, which includes an LED that shines a bright beam at what he is attempting to grasp; thereby expanding the utility of an established tool.
Depending on your dad’s favorite hobby or sport, you can assemble all the goods that he needs to enjoy them and beautifully wrapped them in a gift basket
. This can also include his favorite drinks, snacks or stuff that a sports fan need. You can also include a ticket to his favorite game or a sports memorabilia signed by his favorite player. Going the extra mile will also add to the sentimentality of this simple gift.
Safety is paramount when working with welding equipment. Key to a safety protocol is the proper use of head gear. But just because a head gear is meant for safety, it doesn’t mean it has to be dull. Quite the contrary, as the ArcOne Python welding helmet
shows, safety can be quite entertaining. Your dad is worth keeping safe…in style.
If your father is prone to nicks and burns while shaving, you can give him a shaving gift set
that includes a badger brush, stand, and a handle for a razor. Throw in some shaving cream and aftershave lotions to complete the ultimate shaving kit set. Your dad will feel (and look) like a new man.
Is your father fond of star-gazing? Once retired, dads can easily try out new things and go through lots of hobbies to occupy their time. Now is also the best time for them to rekindle their passion for astronomy, but instead of visiting observatories; they can set out on their own adventure and bring along a Celestron Nexstar 4SE Computerized Telescope
. This awesome gadget will allow your father to view Mars and its moons and even Saturn with its rings. It is also equipped with a camera mount and shutter release for easy astrophotography.
Make your father feel that he is truly the most awesome dad in the world on Father’s Day with this Super Dad t-shirt
. It features the classic Superman logo printed on the front, which was officially licensed, and the word ‘dad’ underneath in 100% cotton shirt. You can also have a customized t-shirts made from your dad’s favorite expression and have it made for all the people who will join the Father’s Day celebration.
Dads love multi-functional tools and will surely like it if they are handy as well. The Victorinox Swiss Army knives
have been a popular gift for dads for ages because of the variety of their functions. These knives come in many different sizes and shapes and have a wide range of options from screwdrivers, wine openers, personal grooming tools, etc. besides the knife itself, making it perfect to carry in all types of adventure.
Dads will never get enough of wallets in their life. A repository not only of their money and credit cards, it can also contain wallet-size photos of their family that they love to show off to other people. You can now replace the most used accessory of your dad, besides his belt with the Ralph Lauren Men Big Pony logo lambskin billfold wallet
. For most dads, their wallet is not just an accessory but a statement of their awesomeness.
For dads that take pride of their gadgets and devices, they will surely be thrilled to receive the QuietComfort 15 headphones
from Bose. Equipped with noise reduction technology, they will hear more of their music and videos with less noise from the outside a great music experience. The headphones are made from lightweight materials for that comfortable fit even if they are listening for hours. Just make sure that moms will not get angry for his seeming lack of attention.
Fathers around the world take pride of their home entertainment systems, so they might need a little help when it comes to its upgrade. Give him a Roku HD Streaming Player
on Father’s Day so he can watch over 100,000 movies and TV shows from Netflix, Hulu, etc., or listen to their iTune playlists via Pandora. This little box also allows streaming news, major sports, and other shows right when they want to. Your dad will surely be instantly glued to this.
Handy equipment when you are on the road, this will surely benefit dads who are fond of going for a weekend getaway in their RVs or SUVs. The nuvi 1370T
will get you the most value for your money as it is loaded with more maps, from North America to Europe, and has a widescreen for easy viewing. This GPS device also features lane assist, hands-free calling options, pedestrian navigation options, subscription-free traffic alerts and ecoRoute for a more efficient route.
Perfect for outdoor use during adventures or for simple gatherings, this is ideal for the steaks go-to guy. Whether it is grilling burgers, fish, barbecues or vegetables; these tasks are usually handed out to dads. To make his job a lot easier, you can give him a mobile charcoal grill
that has a generous grilling area. You can also add a portable LED light for your mobile charcoal grill, so your dad can cook anywhere and anytime they want to.
Just like wallets, watches are the most common accessories for dads. While there are so many watches to choose from including sport watches to waterproof watches, dads will need a stylish watch that they can use on a daily basis. For this kind of watch you may want to choose Seiko’s Men’s Kinetic stainless steel watch
that has many high-tech features behind its stylish exterior.
Besides the ever-present tents, most dads who love going out to an outdoor adventure will surely love to lounge in comfort. The MAC hammock
will work for this as it is crafted from 600D-coated fabric to make it more durable and long-lasting. It also comes with a carry bag and an extra long steel frame for stability. This is perfect for an afternoon nap or for anglers who are waiting for their baits to catch some fish.
If you can splurge, you can buy your father a complete golf set
. This will eliminate the need of your father having to rent equipment. Dads who are into golf will surely get a kick out of this gift once they received their complete golf set, which will make them ready to hit the course with confidence.
When there is time to kill, dads will appreciate it if they have something to kill time with. These manly pursuits may involve impaling a target with a sharp pointy object from a distance with the aid of a dartboard
. But even if your dad feels benevolent and non malicious towards time, he will still appreciate a good game of darts.