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Wouldn’t you like to know what real fathers offer as Father’s Day gift ideas? I don’t know about you, but I’ve settled into an annual golf shirt rut. There’s no element of surprise or creativity and it’s time to change it up. But what to get?
After consulting with a diverse group of men on the subject of Father’s Day gifts, I’ve assembled a list of 10 things they really wish for. Real suggestions from real men. I made this list because I needed it, but I know you’ll find some fresh ideas too.
Every recommendation is affordable ($19 – $60) and has a great (at least 4/5 star) consumer rating. Nothing too expensive, but definitely no junk. Every recommendation is affordable ($19 - $60) and has a great (at least 4/5 star) consumer rating. Click To Tweet
Boys LOVE their electronic toys. We don’t judge them for that. The electronic device they want is a virtual reality headset for a next gen, 3D experience. This model has multi-focal technology and high-resolution lenses with a padded seal for comfort and complete darkness. Also AV integration headset.
Compatible with smartphones from suitable for smartphones from 4.7 to 6.2 inches. Apps available on the App Store (iTunes) & Google Play. 100% RISK-FREE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE – Backed by a 100% warranty.
Men (most) are meat-eaters! And a melt-in-your-mouth steak is one of one of life’s delicious pleasures. Omaha Steaks has made a name for itself providing top-notch steaks your man can apply his grilling skills to. This package comes with 2 (5 oz.) Filet Mignons and 2 (5 oz.) Top Sirloins. Consumers rate them 4.5 out of 5 stars!
Men feel responsible for the security of their family and home. He’d like to have eyes on them at all times and can’t. But a security camera would help. He can check on his home from work, on vacation, or anywhere. This easy-set-up model has HD video streaming and 2-way audio via your smartphone, tablet, Mac or PC. Motion detection with activity alerts, night vision, and two-way audio for communication. Horizontal and vertical rotation for 360 degree view.
Price: $39.99 ($20 less than last year!)
These are my husband’s favorite shorts! Why? Because they’re comfy as all get out yet practical (two side pockets for keys and change and a zippered rear pocket for your wallet) and stylish. My man lives in them. Yours will want to, too. They’re a tad pricey but worth it. The quality is outstanding.
Aaaaand just like that, we’re back to toys. What can they say? Guys want drones with cameras because they want to see stuff from up high. So let them do it with a budget model that still gets really good reviews. HD camera for indoor or outdoor use. Gyro stabilization and flashing light for night flying.
Price: $27.49 (And here’s a link for the $2.25 set of 4 replacement blades. Because accidents happen.)
Here’s the guy’s confession: They want the cologne because YOU want them to want cologne. And making you happy makes them happy. Since this is the cologne so many women like, this is what they want to have. All 1.7 fluid ounces.
One guy, on a road trip, had to find a McDonalds and sit there for an hour to charge his dead
The men are going hipster. They want to start a vinyl record collection but need something to play it on. This 3-speed turntable has built-in speakers AND a USB port & cable to convert vinyl records to digital format. (That’s pretty cool!) Also has an auxiliary input jack for iPod or MP3. Line-out jacks and stereo headphone jack in case the rest of the fam doesn’t share his taste in music. Amazon best-seller.
I was bound and determined to keep any barbecue items off this gift guide. Haven’t they been done to death already? Then one of the guys said his little girl got a wire bristle from his old grill brush jammed up her gum. It stuck onto the grill and got into her hamburger. Ouch! So this brush makes the list because it has no metal bristles to come off and potentially hurt your child. Plus, it lasts 5 times longer than a bristle brush. Guaranteed.
Price: $19.95, but perhaps priceless
This is kind of a toy, but not. It’s sports equipment. It’s going to get his game to PGA level so he needs it. It features 3 chipping baskets to challenge his skill and is great for right or left handed golfers of any skill level.