This Father’s Day is all set to arrive on June 18th, 2017, this year. Most fathers would no doubt love to look forward to this particular day, where they will be pampered and most probably be treated to a great meal before the day is over. Or that he will need to pay for his family’s meal, either way, it is a time to celebrate for the whole family. Surely dad has more than enough of his fair share of ties, belts and wallets amassed over the years. Here is a list of top 10 Father’s Day gift ideas that might just help jolt you out of your slumber, and remember: no matter how good the gifts listed in are, they are not going to appear on your doorstep magically without requiring you to do anything. Shop for the gifts early, and you will be able to eliminate all of the unwanted stress without missing a beat.
Dobby Pocket Selfie Drone
The $349 Dobby Pocket Selfie Drone is pretty much self explanatory. Most of us would love to have a drone, as it makes us part of the “in” crowd. Not only that, being a pocket drone means you are able to bring it with you just about where you are, ready and waiting to be able to capture whatever scenes that you would like to preserve for eternity. Not only that, since this is a Selfie Drone, it is ideal to capture some really great looking selfies from unique angles, something that even the best dual lens camera with a selfie stick is unable to deliver.
Husky Virtually Unbreakable Aluminum Flashlights
There is a saying in the Malay archipelago that goes something like this when paraphrased, “Accidents arrived unexpectedly.” Well, it pays to be prepared always, and if you tend to love going for hikes and other kinds of outdoor activities, then a flashlight can be considered to be one of the most essential items to carry on such trips. You can never quite tell just when you might get lost, and when night falls, it is always nice to have a flashlight, and a durable one at that. Enter the Husky Virtually Unbreakable Aluminum Flashlights that will retail from $9 to $34, depending on the model that would suit you best.
Moskito Smartphone Controlled Plane
Back when you were a child, do you remember using sheets of paper to fold a paper airplane, holding competitions with the rest of your peers to see which particular paper airplane is able to fly the farthest? The $49 Moskito Smartphone Controlled Plane brings on a modern take to that idea, and it is cheap enough to be an impulse purchase so that dad can have his second childhood.
RIDGID 18 Volt Wet/Dry Hand Vacuum
Now here is a hand vacuum that would come in handy in just about any situation, be it wet or dry. Small enough to be portable, it works in cars and vehicles to get rid of all kinds of pesky dirt and trash. The $79 RIDGID 18 Volt Wet/Dry Hand Vacuum is also not going to shirk away from wet conditions, letting you get rid of hair on the bathroom floor or in the sink which is still wet from your bath without missing a beat. Being cordless also means it is easy to bring around wherever you are.
OnVocal OV Wearable Assistant
The $399 OnVocal OV Wearable Assistant might be a bit more expensive and out of your budget if you have a very tight amount of money to work around with each month, but if dad is tech savvy, then he would surely appreciate this Alexa-enabled stereo Bluetooth headphones. Compatible with Alexa, Siri and Google when you give voice commands, you will also be able to enjoy your favorite music for 8 hours on a single charge, too.
TruMedic IS-3000 Pro InstaShiatsu+ Full Body Massager
Just how long does it take for a full body massager to pay itself back? The $169 TruMedic IS-3000 Pro InstaShiatsu+ Full Body Massager is a good example of that, where it should be able to pay itself up in just a few sessions. While there is nothing quite like having actual, human hands to get the massaging sessions done, but when you need instant relief without having to make a prior booking, this is it -- perfect for dad to relieve his back from all of his years of hard work.
WindPouch Lite Inflatable Hammock
Know that dad has a couple of trees in the backyard that are perfectly spaced apart so that they are ideal to tie a hammock in between? The $49 WindPouch Lite Inflatable Hammock is the perfect deal as well, and is small enough to be stashed away when not in use, and lightweight in nature. Best of all is, it does not need to have the perfectly spaced trees, since there is no need to hang it up to enjoy the benefits of a hammock.
Sumo Gigantor Bean Bag
Granted, bean bags tend to be the domain of the young and athletic, as they do not provide good posture support. However, if you know of a young dad (or are one yourself) and think that the $429 Sumo Gigantor Bean Bag is the perfect addition to complete your living room, you are probably right. Do expect to get many a sweet naps from this bad boy in the years to come.
Google Home or Amazon Echo
Make the home a smarter one (although all homes are already smart enough with a decent set of parents running them), with the aid of either Google Home or Amazon Echo. Depending on which retailer you would like to purchase it from, the prices will vary, but either way, they are the perfect introduction to a smarter home where voice control rules many aspects -- and could be a glimpse into what the future would look like.
Maybe dad is a bit bored, and he is also plain sick of Sudoku. Why not provide him with some sort of brain food in the form of the $159 Cozmo Robo? The Cozmo Robo is compatible with both iOS and Android devices, where it will work with the free downloadable Cozmo app. New games and upgrades will be unlocked the time spent playing it, and it is not only durable, but also rigorously tested to prevent any security breaches in terms of privacy. The Cozmo SDK Beta comes across as a connected robotics platform for makers, hobbyists, educators and researchers.