Your dad was the one who probably bought you your first soccer ball, the one who stood on the sidelines at your sports games, picked you up from your first party (and probably subsequently scolded you for attending said party), and taught you a plethora of valuable life lessons.
Now, since your dad has probably given you a lifetime of sage advice, we’re here with some sage advice of our own: it’s time to trade in that tie you get him every year for some out-of-the-box gift ideas. We’ve put together a list of 13 gift ideas every father would love, you can click the links in this article to buy them.
1. Butcher Box (Say No To Factory Farms)
Does your dad love to bring out the BBQ and grill some meat? Then this could be the perfect gift for him. Butcher Box is a subscription service that delivers amazing, humanely raised grass-fed beef, heritage breed pork and organic pastured chicken right to your doorstep. Not only will your dad love the exceptional cuts of meat, but your purchase will help put an end to factory farming forever. You can also choose other meat-lovers’ delights like steaks, bacon and breakfast sausage.
2. Dodow – Give The Gift Of A Good Nights Sleep
Maybe your dad has a hard time getting a good nights sleep. If that’s the case then this newly released gadget called Dodow could be the answer. It’s completely disrupting the billion dollar sleeping pill industry in America. Instead of taking harmful and toxic pills to try and fall asleep (that often have you feeling groggy the next morning), millions of Americans are now turning to Dodow. Not only does it help you fall asleep quicker, but it also improves the actual quality of your sleep so that you wake up completely refreshed and ready to start the day!
3. KeySmart – The Future of Keychains
If your dad is anything like mine, he’s in need of something to replace that bulky, disorganized keychain he’s carrying around.
That’s where the KeySmart comes in. This handy key organizer offers a simple, elegant solution for organizing your keys – allowing you to eliminate your keychain for good.
Let’s start with the basics: this durable key holder can hold up to 14 keys in a compact fashion, and is durable to boot. It consists of two 3mm thick plates made of aircraft grade aluminum, meaning you won’t have to worry about handling it with kid gloves.
No surprise, then, that we also guarantee that the KeySmart will take anything life throws at it. Take it anywhere – from work, to the beach, and much more – knowing it won’t get dented or scratch easily.
You won’t have to worry about the contents of your pockets getting scratched, either! For instance, you can rest assured your keys won’t scratch your phone. And as an added bonus, you’ll be able to walk around without being heard a mile away due to your keys jingling and jangling about – as they would on a conventional keychain.
And how’s this for ultimate convenience? The KeySmart boasts a built-in clip that allows you to attach it to any pocket, belt, or bag. (If you’d prefer to go without the clip, you can easily remove it.) You can even customize your KeySmart by adding accessories like USB drives and bottle openers to it, all available separately on the KeySmart website.
4. Peeps — NASA Technology For Cleaner Glasses
Chances are your dad wears glasses and is probably annoyed with having to clean them all the time. The Peeps eyeglass cleaner is designed specifically for cleaning eyeglasses, sunglasses, and reading glasses. Peeps uses a unique invisible carbon cleaning compound to safely and easily clean your glasses from oily fingerprint smudges to dust and facial oils. The Peeps glasses cleaner is the safest and most tested lens cleaning technology in the world. In fact, the technology is literally out of this world – being the only cleaners on the Space Station used for lens cleaning by NASA. It’s easy to use, compact and never expires! The perfect size eye wear cleaner to take with you – it measures approximately 4x1x1 inches and is available in 7 different colors. They are now shipping worldwide.
5. Dollar Shave Club – A Perfect Shave Every Single Time
Dollar Shave Club really uprooted the grooming game with its monthly subscription service. You can opt in for the products you think your dad needs the most (like razors and blades) and have flexibility on delivery. Dollar Shave has expanded into the non-shaving world, too, so you aren’t limited to just hair removal. The company also offers shampoos, lotions, and body wipes. This is the perfect fathers day subscription!
6. XY Find It – He’ll Never Lose His Keys Again
Let’s face it, as our parents get older, they seem to misplace things more often. But when you attach this coin-size tracking device to an item and lose the item, you have a 20,000-times chance of getting it back. The accompanying app enlists the network of 20,000 XY Find It users to locate your lost bag, bike or dog. You can also track your lost wallet (or whatever) yourself. The XY Find It app displays how far you are from your keys or purse you dropped, and it will sound the alarm to help you pinpoint its exact location. If you realize you left your bag in another location, all other XY Find It users in the network are notified, and when one passes your missing article, you’ll get an update sent to your phone. What if you can’t find your phone? Use XY Find It to ring it, even if it’s on silent mode, and you’ll find your phone fast. XY Find It helps you keep your stuff…especially if you’re a chronic (keys/wallet/bike/car/bag) misplacer.
7. Fixd — Car Diagnostic Tool
Dad’s love to pretend to know all about cars, but that doesn’t mean they can’t use a little help now and then. Have you ever gone to an auto repair shop for an oil change, only to have the mechanic say you need a new transmission? Or has the mysterious “check engine” light come on, and next thing you know the mechanic has a list of expensive engine parts that need replacing? Unfortunately, mechanics know taking advantage of people is easy, given their lack of knowledge about car maintenance needs. But there’s a new device you can carry with you in your car to tell you exactly what’s wrong with it. If you own a car built after 1996 then you can use this brilliant new device called Fixd to instantly diagnose any car problems. This means the next time your “Check Engine Light” happens to come on, you’ll know exactly what the issue is and the Mechanics won’t be able to lie to you! Your dad will be able to use the Fixd device to make sure he gets a good deal on repairs.
8. MindInsole – A Foot Massage All Day Long
Aging isn’t fun, and a lot of dads don’t like to admit their body isn’t quite what it was when they were young. But who can say no to a foot massage? Foot pain, no matter how much or how little it hurts, it sets a precedent for underlying health issues to come.
Taking inspiration from the ancient practice of reflexology, MindInsole will massage your way to better health. The magnetized insoles will stimulate precise pressure points on the soles of your feet to relieve strains, reduce pain, and boost your energy levels.
On each insole, there are 400 accupoints to target key areas of your body. Reduce your back pain and release harmful toxins from your body – MindInsole is just like having a massage therapist wherever you go.
9. TC1200 Flashlights — A Serious Flashlight For A Serious Dad!
A strong flashlight isn’t something you’d think would make a good gift idea. But this specific flashlight isn’t just your run of the mill ordinary flashlight. The perfect flashlight for emergency situations is the TC1200 Flashlight. This was built to withstand anything! You might be thinking that you already have a flashlight. But do the U.S. Navy Seals and the U.S. Coast Guard rely on the kind of flashlight you have? The TC1200 Flashlight uses military-grade LED technology that can illuminate a field or blanket a work area with 1200 lumens of light. It can also blind an attacker. The skin is tough aircraft-grade-aluminum. Throw it, drive over it—it’ll still work. Drop it in six feet of water—it’ll still work. This tough gadget is also versatile. It comes with a strobe setting if you are stranded and need to signal for help, and you can zoom and focus its LED beam to see far, far away. 3 AAA batteries give it 1,000 hours of life. That makes it ideal for reliable, abundant light during a prolonged natural disaster or emergency…and for lots of everyday uses. This is standard gear if you want to be prepared for anything. They even have a father’s day special sale going on right now!
10. SkyWire Antenna — The Gift of Free TV
How would your dad feel about saving over $100 month by not having to pay for cable TV anymore? Probably pretty good, right? You just need to get him the right antenna — SkyWire’s indoor antenna. No subscription fee. No installation fee. No satellite dish. Attach the sleek antenna to your wall or hide it under a cabinet or behind a picture — as long as there is a good signal — and enjoy watching leading networks, including 90 of the top 100 programs. All for free! (Yes, it’s legal.) You also get free DVR capability with an on-screen channel guide.
11. Glowbowl Fresh — Light & Air Freshener
Bathroom trips at night can be a real pain in the you know what. Having to get out of bed, stumbling around to find the light only to be fully woken up when you finally turn it on. As my dad gets older, he has to go to the bathroom at least twice a night. So this year I purchased something for him that he’ll actually use. It’s called the Glowbowl, and it’s a motion activated gadget that sits inside the toilet bowl. When you enter the washroom, the toilet lights up (you can set whichever color you want). It also has a built in air-freshener to leave the bathroom smelling great.
12. NightSight Driving Glasses – What A Difference
Seriously, did you know that the vast majority of car accidents happen at night and right before dawn? A lot of that has to do with glare and the problems with vision many people experience. Maybe that’s the reason these driving glasses are selling by the truckload. Night Sight HD promises to reduce night driving glare and eye strain, and it will dramatically improve seeing at night during snow or rainy conditions. It lets you see enhanced colour, is durable, lightweight and is fully equipped with polarized lenses. Unlike clip-ons it protects your eyes from all sides, and you can just slide it over your existing prescription lenses. Whether driving, reading or golfing, these versatile goggles make seeing a whole new experience, and is the perfect gift for dad.
13. ViZR – Turn A Smartphone Into A Heads Up Display
Get your dad into the future with this new gadget. This brilliant device turns your smartphone into a heads up display for your car. It’s called VIZR – and although it was only just released, it’s taken the Internet by storm. All you have to do is take it out of the box and place it on your dash, place your smartphone on top of it and let it do all the navigating while you drive. It’s a transparent display that works in any weather, day or night. It also fits any smartphone no matter the size, and it’s slip resistant. Best of all, there are tons of apps available that you can use to see traffic conditions, a speedometer, street maps & much more. You can use it in any car – it has an ultra-grip mat that leaves no messy residue on the dash. We can see this being one of the most purchased gifts this year, so check it out while it’s still available.