Father’s Day is less than a week away. If you’re still looking for a gift idea, check out my Father’s Day Gift Ideas Guide below. BTW, if your kids can’t see their dad in person, try using Skype to connect your children with their dad on Father’s Day.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas Guide
I love my FireTV (review). I think most dads will too. For those who don’t know, FireTV is Amazon’s device for connecting your HDTV to online content. The tiny box will stream movies, music, and photos to your TV. In addition, you can also play video games with FireTV. The box only measures 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.7″ (115 mm x 115 mm x 17.5 mm), so it hardly takes up any space. With Amazon Fire TV, you can stream movies and TV shows up to 1080p HD. The device also supports Dolby Digital Plus up to 7.1 via HDMI or optical out.
The Kindle Fire HDX is Amazon’s tablet. This model features a 8.9″ HDX display (2560×1600) with unsurpassed pixel density (339 PPI) and perfect color accuracy (100% sRGB) for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD. It has an ultra-fast 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 GPU for fast, fluid gaming and video. The Kindle Fire HDX also includes 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash, ultra-fast web browsing, built-in OfficeSuite, and e-mail and calendar support for Gmail, Outlook, and more. There are also over 100,000 apps and games available in the Amazon Appstore, including a new paid app for free every day.
If the dad in your life is a movie buff, here are some Blu-rays to consider:
- Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
- Thor: The Dark World (review)
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (review)
- 47 Ronin (review)
- Robocop (review)
- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (review)
- The Book Thief (review)
- Delivery Man (review)
- The Birdcage (review)
- Out of the Furnace (review)
If your dad or husband is into supernatural books, I recommend the Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher. Harry is a smart-ass wizard who has a knack for getting into trouble. The books are fast-paced and hard to put down. The latest book is Skin Game (Dresden Files), which was released recently. If the dad in your life has not read any of the Harry Dresden books, you should get him book one: Storm Front (Dresden Files).
I love my Kindle Paperwhite (review). I really do. The Paperwhite is now my favorite gadget for reading. My previous favorite e-reader was the Nook Color. It’s a nice device, but it’s more of a mini-tablet than a e-reader because it’s a little too heavy and big for holding when you’re doing a lot of reading in one sitting. In comparison, the Kindle Paperwhite is light and I can easily hold it with one hand. In addition, I can easily flip the page back and forth just by tapping the page with my thumb instead of having to swipe.
British Sterling H.I.M. Reserve and H.I.M. Private Stock Cologne
British Sterling H.I.M. Cologne is very affordable with a price tag of only $24.99 per bottle. In addition, the cologne isn’t hard to find — it’s available at stores like WalMart, Kmart and Rite Aid. British Sterling Cologne is a wonderful gift for the dad who loves to smell good. The company recently released two modern fragrances: H.I.M. Reserve and H.I.M. Private Stock. Reserve is a provocative oriental blend of fresh citruses, bold spices and sensual woods. Private Stock is a showcase of fresh citruses combined with crisp woods, aromatic spices and rich undertones.