Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you still don’t have something for dad, here are a few great ideas! Whether he is a “techie” dad, loves the outdoors, or is interested in art, check out the items below to match up your dad with the perfect gift.
Gift for Swimming & Active Dads – Uwater G4X Chrome 100% Waterproof MP3 Player & T3 Earphones
Fitness Technologies’ UwaterG4X Chrome - the world’s first chrome-plated action MP3 Player - 100% waterproof/sweatproof and the world’s smallest device of its kind, is perfect for active dads to listen to music while swimming, exercising, or boating. The UWaterG4X Chrome features patented Waterproof Audio Technologies (WAT) and a “Twist & Lock” Jack that not only completely seals water out, but also provides crucial long term protection against corrosion from sweat or salt water environments – a problem that often damages regular devices. Since the UwaterG4X Chrome is rated at the highest level IPX water submersion standard (IPX8-certified 100% waterproof up to 10 Feet/3 Meters underwater) and is also impact proof, you never have to worry about accidentally damaging your MP3 player. The UwaterG4X Chrome comes in a luxury gift box with waterproof earphones plus 4 sets of silicon eartips.
The UwaterG4X Chrome 100% Waterproof MP3 Player ($80) & UwaterT3 Earphones ($50) can be purchased at Fitness Technologies and other fine retailers.
Gift for Business Traveling Dads – ScanStik Pen-Sized Full Page Color Scanner
Perfect for dads who frequently travel on business, the PlanOn ScanStik is the world’s smallest full page color scanner. Pen-sized, fitting easily in a bag, briefcase, or drawer, ScanStik is fast — scanning a full page in 4 seconds — and easy to use with professional quality scans up to 600 dpi. The most compact full page color scanner available on the market, ScanStik quickly scans documents, photos, receipts, letters, and more for a portable “office in a pocket.” Unlike other pen-sized scanners that only scan a line at a time, the light-weight ScanStik scans the whole page at once just like a flat-bed scanner, but without the bulk.
Available at PlanOn for $169.99 or at leading retailers.
Gift for Techie Golfing Dads – SensoGlove Digital Golf Glove
SensoGlove, the world’s first digital golf glove, helps dads (from beginners to advanced) learn how to swing the club with built-in digital sensors that continuously read grip pressure to ensure a consistently accurate, smooth and powerful golf swing. Made of the highest quality cabretta leather, moms can quickly learn how to hold the club, avoiding bad habits and improving every part of their game, from backswing, downswing, impact, follow-through, driving, putting, and chipping.
Available at SensoGlove for $89 and through distributors, sales partners, and golf schools around the world.
Gift for “Music-Loving” Dads – foxL Bluetooth Speaker
Dads will be impressed with foxLv2, the world’s best sounding tiny hi-fi portable Bluetooth speaker for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android or other Bluetooth devices, developed by former NASA engineer/audio legend Dr. Godehard Guenther. Soundmatters foxLv2 Bluetooth is the first pocket-sized wireless speaker that audio purist fathers will love, with a range of unique sound features. The perfect travel companion, dads can bring foxL with them wherever they go on the road to listen to high quality music in a hotel room, at the beach, for presentations, as well as to listen to music in every room in the house without a stereo.
Available at Soundmatters for $199 and online retailers, including Amazon.com, Frontgate.com, Magellans.com, Thinkgeek.com and more.
Gift for Dads Who Want to be Fit – iBike POWERHOUSE Cycling Fitness System
Velocomp’s iBike POWERHOUSE™ complete fitness system for your bike is the only fitness system that helps dad get into shape by combining precision cycling power measurement with a personalized cycling program designed around his fitness level and goals to give him maximum results in the minimum amount of time. The revolutionary iBike POWERHOUSE works with any iPhone or iPod touch to measure, guide, and motivate dad to achieve important health, appearance, and fitness goals on his bike. Available at Apple Stores and online at, iBike POWERHOUSE includes a water and shock resistant case with patented electronics that perform all cycling measurements, a handle bar mount that securely attaches the case to any bike, a wireless speed/cadence sensor, the iBike POWERHOUSE app that tracks performance, cycling speed, distance, time, calories, shows maps, a built-in calendar that keeps track of cycling and fitness stats, and two built-in fitness plans: iSlim® and CycleMAX® so dad can get started right away. Additional fitness plans are available on iTunes: Express FitnessTM, Brazilian Butt®, Weekend WarriorTM and Zero to 20TM (miles in 3 weeks).
Available at the iBike Store, Target, the Apple Store and other retailers for $279.
Gift for Dads that Read – SolarKindle
SolarKindle, the world’s first solar powered e-reader, lets dads read for 3 months unplugged with an LED reading lamp that makes it easy for dads to read books and magazines on the Kindle or Kindle touch without using the Kindle’s battery. SolarKindle includes a much-needed pop-up LED reading lamp for reading day or night, illuminating the Kindle for easier reading for up to 50 hours without using the Kindle’s main battery.
Available at SolarFocus or on Amazon for $79.99
For “Grilling” Moms – iGrill Bluetooth Meat Thermometer
Grilling season is here! iGrill is the world’s first wireless cooking thermometer for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch via long-range Bluetooth (over 200 feet) and App-enabled connection. iGrill from iDevices turns your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into your own personal sous-chef, enabling you to multitask between your oven/grill and guests with the peace of mind that your food is perfectly cooked, at target temperature and safe for consumption.
Available at iGrill for $79.99 or at the Apple Store.
Gift for Artsy Dads – ArtRage for iPad, iPhone or Home Computer
ArtRage for iPad lets fathers become digital artists with their iPad. Upgraded for the new iPad’s full Retina high-res display, Ambient Design’s ArtRage for iPad lets creative dads actually paint on the iPad canvas with oil painting effects that smear and blend and watercolor strokes that merge to create soft, wet gradations (also available for iPhone and Mac/Windows desktop computers).
FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL: from May 21 to June 17, ArtRage for iPad will be priced at $6.99 available through Apple iTunes Store.
Pricing: $6.99 for iPad, $1.99 for iPhone, $29.90 for ArtRage 3.5 Studio for Mac/Windows, $59.90 for ArtRage 3.5 Studio Pro for Mac/Windows
Gift for “Peace-Seeking” Dads – Kidz Gear Apple Wired Headphones
Dads will appreciate the Kidz Gear Apple Wired Headphones for Kids to help keep kids quiet and busy while playing with their Apple devices at home or on vacation. This Apple-specific version of the popular Kidz Gear Headphones features unique “KidzControl™” Volume Limiting Technology for a safe listening experience while helping to protect children’s hearing, an Inline Microphone, and a Remote with controls for Track Up, Track Down, and more.
Available at GearForKidz, Amazon and the Apple Store for $29.95
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Ends 6/22/2012 at 11:59 PM ET. Open to US Only.
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Disclosure: I will receive some of the products mentioned in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other manner. The opinions expressed above are my own and any claims should be verified on the sponsor’s site.