With the Holiday season looming just over the imminent horizon, you’re probably already hard at work trying to figure out exactly what to get each person on your shopping list.
Maybe some organic coffee for mom, oh, and that new Call of Duty video game for the brother. But what about Dad? What on Earth could he possibly want — aside, of course, from the boring old bulk packages of socks and underwear that have been a staple of his holiday gift since as long as I can remember.
After all, I mean, “Dad” is a pretty big role to fill, isn’t it? For all that he does and all he contributes to the family, doesn’t he deserve something a little more, uhh, manly? As more and more Dads become acclimated with the technology trends of the 21st century, perhaps it’s time to ditch the traditional undergarment mainstays of old and aim as high as he truly deserves by getting him what he really wants. Something with a touch screen, perhaps, or a bunch of buttons to push, or, better yet, something that’s rugged and effectively makes Dad’s favorite gadget waterproof and indestructible by the forces of nature.
We’ve compiled a list of gizmos and gadgets that we think the Dad in your life will love, appreciate, and get plenty of use from for years to come!
Rugged Cases for Dad’s iPhone or iPad
Let’s face it — we’ve all dropped our iPhone or iPad a time or two before, so why not protect them, especially Dad’s, from being potentially doomed? To that end, LifeProof — makers of some of the most rugged, gadget protecting outerwear around, is currently having a sale on the company’s entire line of iPhone and iPad cases, all of which are waterproof, drop proof, and several that even provide extended battery life via built-in packs of their own. iPhone cases range from $26.99 to $100, and iPad cases range anywhere from $35.99 to $130. Check them out, here.
Every Dad has a timepiece, but not all timepieces are created equal. And they don’t all connect seamlessly to Dad’s iPhone, or feature a touchscreen display. So why not get Pops the Apple Watch and usher him into the latest trend in wrist wear? Fortunately, as we mentioned in our iDrop Black Friday Deals, Target is gearing up to offer a special Black Friday sale on the Apple Watch, where buyers will get a $100 Target gift-card with purchase.
See our recent write-up of The Hottest Black Friday Tech Deals for a few other neat ideas and great deals!
Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers and Headphones
Maybe the Dad in your life works outdoors a lot, or goes to the gym on a daily basis? In either case, a waterproof Bluetooth wireless speaker would make a fantastic gift for the outdoor working, music loving Dad in your life. Or perhaps a set of sweat proof wireless headphones for the gym? Take a look at these great deals on Bluetooth compatible wireless speakers, And these Plantronics sweat-proof headphones that are currently 36% off!
Laptops, iPads, Mac Desktops
What about if you want to shower that hard-working Dad of yours with the best of the best in current tech? A new Macbook or Macbook Pro, maybe? An iPad, or, heck, how about that new Retina 5K iMac? Well, if you’re willing to take the dive, of course, B&H Photo/Video and MacMall are currently offering some great discounts on the latest Mac systems that are sure to boost Dad’s productivity to new levels.
This is, of course, just a small compilation of potential gift ideas, and the options out there are pretty much endless. It’s always the thought that counts above all else, sure, but why not make Dad’s day, or even his whole year, with one of these great gifts that he’ll love for many more to come.