Last month we took time to celebrate all that is wonderful about mom by formulating a list of gift ideas worthy of our Mother’s Day Shopping Guide. And now, with Father’s Day quickly approaching, it’s time now to honor dear old dad for the countless years of chauffeuring you and your crew around town, for the nurturing talks on life as an adult, on top of everything else he does for you and your family on a daily.
If your father is anything like mine, any present he received in years past was likely met with a warm smile and convincing reassurances that such a gift was exactly what he had been looking for. Great at masking his true feelings at the light-up neck tie you picked out as a prideful 4th grader, it’s his willingness to validate your shopping effort as a success is what truly endears dad to us—his offspring. With that in mind, we searched far and wide for noteworthy gift ideas dad will surely get a kick out of.
From forward-thinking tech to fashionable accessories, we got you and your old man covered.
Panasonic Arc5 Shaver
So much more than your prototypical electric shaver, this offering from Panasonic comes complete with a one-touch docking station that automatically cleans, dries and charges for ease of use. Other noteworthy features include a 5-blade shaving system and a 14,000 cpm linear motor. Shop here.
Fossil Gen 4 Explorist HR Smartwatch
Ideal for the active excursionist, this nifty smartwatch courtesy of Fossil not only tracks heart rate and other key health statistics, but also boasts Google pay capabilities, an internal GPS system, goal-setting network, music storage, in addition to email and incoming call functionality. Available here for purchase.
Bose Noise-Masking Sleepbuds
Strategically moonlighting as tiny music headphones, Bose, instead, brings to the table these new noise-masking sleepbuds—different from its own noise-cancelling technology. Powered through an internal sleep app, the tech specialists engineered a plethora of soothing sounds that can help drown out snoring partners and noisy neighbors en route to enjoying a healthy night’s rest. Pick up a pair here.
Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
Star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters, Adam Savage’s Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It offers insight on his creative processes and inspiration. The beloved tech/science figure offers words of encouragement for those interested in pursuing their lifelong dreams. Grab a copy via Amazon.
Fjallraven Kanken No.2 Backpack
Perfect for camping, hiking and inner-city commuting, this Fjallraven Kanken carryall will provide your father with a fashionable accessory that effectively intersects both style and substance. Available in a rash of color schemes, each comes equipped with a seat pad, front zipped pocket and stylish leather trim. Available for purchase now.
Utility Docking Station
Keeping dad organized just became a lot easier with this utility docking station. Painstakingly handcrafted using high quality birch plywood, the apparatus helps store such belongings as wallets, keys, jewelry, and pens, while also acting as a charging base for your phone. Up for grabs now via Amazon.
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