Dads Day Gift Guide

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PHOENIX - Father’s Day is June 19th, so it is just around the corner.  I did some shopping to see what fun gifts are out there based on personality types.  Read on to see if there are some helpful gift ideas for the Dad on your list.

For the NBA Fan and Hands-Free Fan

*Phoenix Suns (or any other of the NBA teams) Earloomz Bluetooth Earpiece ($59.99) is the perfect spirited gift for any NBA fan, especially for a busy Dad on the go.  Lightweight and comfortable, I tested the hands-free device and I give it a thumbs up.  It worked perfectly with my cell phone and I like having my hands free when I need to be on the phone.

In addition to NBA team logos, Earloomz also offers the earpiece in artistic and fashion designs, as well as popular film and TV themes like Star Trek.  Musical styles that sport Lady Gaga and Elvis are also available.  For more information, visit www.earloomz.com.

For the Picture Sharing Pop

*Kodak Playfull Video Camera/Camera Video ($149.95) is Kodak’s new video camera that gives Dad a one-touch upload share button.  With one click, your picture taking pop can send family videos and pictures through email, Twitter, Orkut, YouTube, Facebook, Kodak Gallery and more.  It is also extremely light-weight and easy to use.  I put this to the test and I was pleased with the ease of picture sharing and the vibrant video.  For more information, visit www.kodak.com.

For the Military Man and/or Sentimental Dad

*Hallmark’s Dad & Me Conversations To Keep Recordable Book ($24.95) is the perfect present for the Dad who has to be away in the military.  And this thoughtful gift also works for the sentimental Dad, too.  We bought our copy at Walgreens and my daughter and I had fun recording her sweet voice in the book that asks her all about her Dad.  Plus, it is pretty special to have a book that will preserve her childhood voice forever.

For the Coffee & Tea Lover

*Keurig Platinum B70 Gourmet Single Cup Home Brewing System ($179.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond) brews both hot and cold gourmet coffees, iced tea, hot cocoa and more.  Our family loves ours!  Plus choose from a big variety of beverages with the Brew Over Ice K-Cup portion packets that are sold at Sam’s Club, Bed, Bath and Beyond and on line at www.BrewOverIce.com. I also found this same coffee maker online for $159.95 at www.costco.com.  Tasty flavors include Southern Sweet Black Tea, Nantucket Blend Iced Coffee, Celestial Sweet Raspberry Black Tea and many more.  This is one gift that both Dad and Mom will enjoy.


For the Well Groomed Guy


*Remington Professional Beard & Goatee Groomer ($34.99) is what funnyman Will Ferrell used to shave Conan’s beard on live TV, so it is fun and functional to give to your guy.  This shaver provides the flexibility to create shapes and fine lines using the detail blade or craft perfectly straight lines and edges with the extra wide T-blade.  I found one for my husband on www.amazon.com.

For the Fisherman

*50 Fly-tying Patterns In a Box ($4.98 on sale at Barnes & Noble) contain 50 cards that feature tried and tested fly patterns for anglers who want to try to their own dry and wet flies.  Unique and cheap, this is a good gift for the fly fisherman in the family.

For the Fitness Fanatic and/or Music Lover

*Yurbuds Ironman Series Performance Raising Earphones ($49.99 at Best Buy) are a bit pricy for earphones, but these babies stay in your ear!  Hikers, bikers, runners and exercising Dads who need their music to move will love the Ironman series. 

For the Tool Time Guy


*Popular Mechanics 75 Tools Every Man Needs And How To Use Them Like A Pro book ($14.95 at Barnes & Noble) contains just what the title says it does.  This is a useful guide to all things tools for the tool guy in the house.

For the Golf Guy

*Clubhouse Golf Magnetic Dartboard Game ($19.99 at Golfsmith) is the perfect game and home sport décor accessory for the golf guy that has everything.  With 12 magnetic safety darts, the front side is a golf game that comes with an 18-hole scorecard and the flip side is a traditional dart board.  The price is right, too.

So what ever personality the Dad in your life sports, hopefully there was a helpful idea here to make your Father’s Day gift search a little easier.  What unique gift ideas do you have for Dad?  Share here in the comments section and Happy Father’s Day to the guy in your life.