Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for Father’s Day 2014? As a father and husband, I often find myself shrugging my shoulders when my wife asks what I want for the day dedicated to dads. Truth be told, I’m easy to shop for, but sometimes I need a push in the right direction. For example, my wife showed me a website similar to https://www.drdrone.ca/ and let me choose a drone that I wanted. I would have never thought about owning a drone before, but once she suggested it, I was really excited!
Likewise, once she nudged me in the direction of a pool, the cue sports played on a table with six pockets along the rails–yes, I am talking about that! Once I participated in the game a few times, I instantly wanted to buy a pool table (of course, before bringing this home, I had to first learn “how much room do you need for a pool table“), a cue, and the balls required. Surprisingly, I did not know that I would develop a soft place for the game.
The key takeaway is, whatever you buy, the alpha males in your family would take! However, if you still question your judgement or the skills to find a gift for your husband or father, then this list of tech gadgets, power tools, and other gifts, will hopefully help you secure the perfect last-minute Father’s Day gift for your loved one.
DEWALT DCD760KL 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Cordless Compact Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver Kit
The name DeWALT is synonymous with quality, and this drill is no exception. The torque adjustment on my DeWALT cordless drill is exceptional, allowing me to drill into even the softest of wood without issue. DeWALT has also come leaps and bounds with its lithium ion battery technology, allowing for quicker charger times, with longer battery life. The drill is lightweight and is built to last, something you do not see in all everyday tools.
- Lightweight design (4.0 lbs) minimizes user fatigue
- Dual speed range 0-500/0-1700 rpm delivers optimal performance
- LED worklight provides increased visibility in confined spaces
- Compact batteries (DC9181) are compatible with the existing system of DEWALT 18-volt power tools produced since 1996
- Compact size (8.2-inch) allows users to fit into tight spaces;
Buy the DEWALT DCD760KL 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Cordless Compact Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver Kit from Amazon. As an added bonus, Amazon is offering $20 off any DeWALT purchase of $100 or more through Father’s Day 2014.
Belkin WeMo Switch
Is your husband or dad a big fan of electronics? The Belkin WeMo Switch is a super hot item at the moment. While creating a “smart home” can literally cost thousands of dollars, this magical little switch turns any piece of electronic equipment into a smartphone controlled device. Users can switch on a lamp, turn off the coffee maker, and so much more. The $39.99 item is powered by Apple iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
- Turn electronics on or off from anywhere. Perfect for lamps and space heaters!
- You’ve already got everything you need: WeMo works with your existing Wi-Fi router and any Apple iOS (v5 or higher) and Android smartphones and tablets
- Modular system – You can add additional WeMo Switches and WeMo Motion sensors easily, any time. Control as much or as little of your house as you want to.
- Operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet, at home and away
- Included: WeMo Switch, Electrical Rating 120V/15A/60Hz/1800W
Buy the Belkin WeMo Switch from Amazon. A quick tip: You can also buy motion activation switches and other WeMo add-ons that give more functionality to this already useful device.
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband
Is your husband, partner, or parent active and always on the go? The Fitbit Flex Wireless Activiy + Sleep Wristband is a must have device that helps dad and his partner. The device not only monitors dad’s daily physical activities; it also features a vibrating alarm that does not disturb a partner while laying in bed. Check out some of the amazing features this piece of wearable tech also features.
- Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes
- Monitor how long and well you sleep
- Wakes you (and not your partner) with a silent wake alarm
- LED lights show how your day is stacking up against your goal
- Slim, comfortable and easy to wear (sold with both large and small wristbands included)
- Includes small and large wristbands
At the time of this post, you can purchase the Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband on Amazon for just under $100.
Victorinox Champion Plus Knife
Sometimes you cannot beat the classics, and, if you live with a DIY dad, he will love the convenience of the Victorinox Champion Plus Knife. In the true styling of a Swiss Army knife, this tool features a ton of useful additions. Whether the dad in your life wants to hunt, fish, go hiking, or fix something around the house, this useful tool will cost you less than $50 while providing plenty of useful tools.
- Complete set of Swiss Army tools to use while camping, hiking, fishing, and more
- Contains 30 stainless-steel tools, with 60-plus individual parts
- Does not include pliers as a tool
- Includes screwdrivers, can/bottle opener, files, hooks, saws, and much more
- Housed in famous Swiss Army body, with nylon handle and aluminum frame
- Precision crafted in Switzerland; measures 3-1/2 inches long; lifetime warranty
The Victorinox Champion Plus Knife is typically available on Amazon with free Prime shipping for just $49.99. Get it before Father’s Day and Amazon has reduced the price to just $36.99 at the time of this posting.
Callaway Pro Caddie Ball Shagger or Feeder
Does the dad in your life love to golf? Does he have a putting green setup in his office? Does he hit a golf course whenever they can? The Callaway Pro Caddie Ball Shagger or Feeder is the perfect gift for the golf obsessed father in your life. The caddy carries up to 35 balls and can be setup for manual hand use or club release. With four and a half stars on Amazon, this item is popular among dads who have setup a virtual golf simulators, although it can also be easily used on any course.
- Collects and holds 35 balls
- Conveniently feeds one ball at a time with a simple tap of your club
- Encourages golfers to slow down and focus on one shot at a time
- Unique patented design
- Perfect for all levels of golfers
The Callaway Pro Caddie Ball Shagger or Feeder is available on Amazon for just $23.99 at the time of this posting.
Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter
Does the dad in your life love to barbecue? Does he use charcoal instead of propane? If so, he will love the Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter. This chimney starter is made from aluminized steel and features a stay-cool thermoplastic handle. Simply place charcoal in the top of the chimney and place paper in the bottom, light the paper, and your charcoal will soon be blazing hot and ready to barbecue with.
- Chimney starter system lights charcoal quickly and evenly
- Made from aluminized steel with a stay-cool thermoplastic handle
- Holds enough briquettes for a 22-1/2-inch kettle grill
- Cone bottom ensures a fast start; eliminates need for lighter fluid
- Measures 7-1/2 by 7-1/2 by 12 inches
The Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter is an Amazon Father’s Day special right now and will only cost you $14.99 at the time of this posting.
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18.5 Inch
Weber is the only company that mad my list of top Father’s Day 2014 gifts two times because the company deserves major props in the BBQ space. The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker has a 5 out of 5 rating with 465 customer reviews. The ratings are based on the ability to hold an entire turkey and ham at the same time along with a built in thermometer, and porcelain-enameled steel design.
- The Weber Smokey Mountain charcoal smoker helps you achieve an authentic smokehouse flavor at home
- It can accommodate a whole turkey and an entire ham at the same time
- Made of porcelain-enameled steel, this smoker comes with 2 nickel-plated 18-1/2-inch-wide cooking grates
- Includes a water pan, thermometer, individual vents on bowl and lid, heat-resistant nylon handle, and cover
- Measures approximately 19 by 19 by 41 inches; 10-year limited warranty
The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18.5 Inch is listed at $299.99 on Amazon. The price is not low, but the tastes are incredible.
Keter Rattan Cool Bar
Is it a bar? A table? Or a cooler? In truth, the Keter Rattan Cool Bar is all three. If the special dad in your life likes to relax by the pool or enjoy a cocktail on the patio, he will love this product. The cool bar converts from a carry friendly cooler into a cocktail table in a matter of seconds while keeping drinks cool for hours. If your Father’s Day celebration is about celebrating your dad, why not let him celebrate with a cold six pack or a chilled bottle of their favorite spirit. A sophisticated gift for a sophisticated dad.
- Cooler, cocktail table all in one
- Keeps drinks ice cold for hours
- Easily pull up table top and lock in place
- Ideal for BBQ
- Drain plug for easy clean up
The Keter Rattan Cool Bar is priced at just over $100 on Amazon. A tip from users: Do not try to close this table with drinks on top. Remove them, close the table, and then place them back in position.
Vivere UHSDO9 Double Hammock with Space-Saving Steel Stand
Do you want dad to relax on Father’s Day? Then why not provide him with one of the best selling hammocks on Amazon? The Vivere UHSDO9 Double Hammock with Space-Saving Steel Stand is made from 100-percent cotton, and it ships with a stand and carrying case included.
- Double hammock with space-saving stand
- Hammock is 100-Percent cotton
- Space-saving 9-Foot stand is constructed of heavy duty steel and assembles in minutes without any tools
- Carrying case is included
- Hammock bed is 63 x 94-Inch, with a total length of 130-Inch; accommodates two adults, 450-Pound capacity
The Vivere UHSDO9 Double Hammock with Space-Saving Steel Stand is available on Amazon for $135.00, and it tends to sell out quickly. Pro tip: There are various color options to choose from, and several of the colors are $5 to $10 cheaper to purchase.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Does the dad in your life like to camp or go hiking? What happens if he gets lost in the wilderness or if he does not have the space to carry a full water filtration system? Thanks to the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, he can now stay safe — even with limited space.
- Award-winning LifeStraw has been used by millions around the globe since 2005
- Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction) and surpasses EPA standards for water filters
- Removes minimum 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction) and filters to an amazing 0.2 microns
- Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water WITHOUT iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals
- Comes in a sealed bag, perfect for storing for emergencies
The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is very reasonable priced at $19.95 on Amazon.
Which gift would the father in your life love?
DEWALT DCD760KL 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Cordless Compact Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver Kit: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41fJ1uI5oVL._SX425_.jpg
Belkin WeMo Switch: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61ByAcJ%2BgmL._SL1500_.jpg
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61WBQ16TK7L._SL1500_.jpg
Victorinox Champion Plus Knife: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41fzJK1OFlL.jpg
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Weber 7416 Rapidfire Chimney Starter: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81sgx9cNr4L._SL1500_.jpg
Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 18.5 Inch: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81jntjIUxkL._SL1500_.jpg
Keter Rattan Cool Bar: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81vdy5Ar3ZL._SL1500_.jpg
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