Gifts for men, whether for Father’s Day, his birthday or another occasion, usually fall into certain categories: a tie or wallet, barbecue tools, technology-related, golf accessories, picture frames or clothes. These are fine options that are sure to be treasured. But if really want to show dad he’s one of a kind, there are some great options out there that show your creativity and thought.
Tranquilease Club Seat with Liion Battery
$85.06 (list price is $119.95)
The Tranquilease Club Seat is patented portable heated cushion sure to keep him warm at the stadium for 3 to 4 hours. The self-contained cushion warms the back and the butt with its state-of-the-art rechargeable li-ion battery and charging adapter. No more microwave packs! There’s even a massage option. Perfect for spectator sports, fishing and other outdoor activities. The lightweight design and padded carrying strap make the club seat easy to store and carry.
Prices range from $40 on up
Think of these as gift baskets for big boys, particularly ones not in the same town as you so you need to ship something (they even ship to APO and FPO addresses). The content is geared toward a variety of interests and tastes. For example, the “Slaughterhouse Crate” contains more than a pound of succulent beef jerky in plethora of flavors. Then there’s the “Legends of Baseball” tribute crate. You can choose from 15 classic teams, like the 1927 Yankees, the 1969 Mets, and the 1908 Cubs. Of course, I noticed no Dodger teams represented! The crate includes vintage pint glasses honoring their chosen team, historic jersey numbers etched into the coasters, along with some timeless stadium snacks.
Most iPad covers are functional but not fun. This one turns his iPad into a 21st century foosball table. Places the iPad (original, 2 or 3) in the try with the adaptor and begin play. There are four spinners on each side, score counters at the end and a great combination of tactile and digital fun. Note: The Uncommongoods Web site here has lots of other interesting options too!
Stock Car or Indy Car Ride Along (or Other Cool Adventures)
Prices vary by city
Cloud9 Living offers thrilling adventures for everyone in 46 major U.S. city areas. He can ride in the passenger seat of a 600 horsepower Indy-style car, ride in a Sprint Cup style stock car (or for more money be the driver!) or let his inner child play with real heavy construction machinery. There’s hang gliding classes, private dinner cruises, windsurfing and wakeboarding, food tours, lesson with a PGA pro, and countless other options. For a lot of money, he can even be a fighter pilot for a day.