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Stop in at GameStop for all the gaming gifts

gamestoplogo_blackredWe love GameStop… We shop there pretty regularly, well till the point where the staff knows our name. When GameStop asked to sponsor a post about holiday gifts from GameStop – I was like absolutely.

Lets start with the items that Marc found while shopping at GameStop.

img_0958First stop was Pokemon – while the card game is awesome and really started Marc on his path to Pokemon fandom, the newest videos game Pokemon Moon and Pokemon Sun both made his list.  Then he ran over to the Pokemon Z-Ring set by TOMY and asked for an additional pack of crystals for it too.

img_0938My Daughter Harper – Loves the princess gear at GameStop so while she doesnt play the video games she does love their toys.  She picked up a Princess Peach amiibo figure and it’ll just be good for her imagination play.  She found a Funko Pop from Disney’s Beauty & the Beast Belle and quickly added that to her cart. She also picked up a new cup with Belle the Princess on it as well.

img_0925My youngest Daughter Harlow – is only 1 and a half, so she heads to the stuffed animals and finds the largest pikachu stuffed animal she can hold. She nuzzles with that for a minute walks it over to Harper’s cart and drops it in before making seeing the Princess Zelda plush and doesnt let that go… not even to head to the check out.

While that kids had fun – I still shopped for myself – looking at the Xbox One S – which are $50 now till chrismas.  I picked out the new Gears of War 4 Xbox One S because its the limited edition Deep Blue only at GameStop.

img_0944Here are some of the amazing video games – I picked up for Marc for his Nintendo 3DS…

Marc is a superfan of Skylanders Imaginators, but didnt have the Dark starter pack so we got that for him.  Now go brings his skylanders where ever he goes…

Marc is also getting into Yo-Kai Watch so picking up the new Yo-Kai Watch 2 game was pretty easy.

Then of course being a big Nintendo fan we got the newest Super Mario game… Super Mario Maker.

I also highly recommend Just Dance 2017 – its a game the whole family can play!

And be sure to check out the weekly ads for GameStop here.

img_0956Finally our friends at GameStop are offering a lucky reader a $50 GameStop gift card.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. December 21st, 2016.

You must comment telling us what would you buy from GameStop? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

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Example: I want to win the @gamestop $50 gift card from @dadarocks http://dad.am/2gP23IH #holidayGC

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Disclosure: Contest limited to USA. Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.

The best tech gifts from Logitech for Father’s Day 2016 #LogiSmiles

For those Dads that love Technology, I’ve got some amazing picks from Logitech that you might want to grab for that special husband or father in your life. Not to be out done my friends over at Logitech want to see someone win all four of these prizes! (skip to the bottom to see how to enter to win!)

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Logitech Harmony Elite  [amazon]
If Dad loves the latest connected home gadgets, get him the one device that works with everything in the living room and beyond – the Logitech Harmony Elite ($349.99). With a large 2.4” touchscreen for simple tap and point gesture commands, Dad can control his entertainment system and any compatible home automation device, from Philips Hue lights to Lutron shades, with one sleek remote. With the optional Harmony Smartphone App, he can even turn his smartphone into a personal universal remote. Furthermore, he can create customized Harmony Activities to fit his lifestyle, so his “Good Morning” setting could automatically turn on the light next to his side of the bed, open the shades in the living room, turn on the morning news on mute and start the coffee pot, all without waking the family.

919GC-5CXxL._SL1500_Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse  [amazon]
With hand-sculpted comfort contour, the perfectly sculpted, hand crafted shape* of this comfort mouse supports your hand and wrist in a comfortable, natural position. Experience fine-motion control and fluid experience with well-positioned buttons and wheels. Featuring a speed-adaptive scroll wheel, scroll through long documents or web pages faster and easier. The precision wheel auto-shifts from click-to-click to hyper-fast scroll. And the unique thumb wheel, let’s you experience side-to-side scrolling with a stroke of your thumb.

91IzReQbtrL._SL1500_Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum Surround Sound Gaming Headset   [amazon]
Patent pending advanced Pro-G audio drivers are made with hybrid mesh materials that provide the audiophile-like performance gaming fans have been demanding. From your favorite music to expansive game soundtracks, the Pro-G drivers deliver both clean and accurate highs as well as a deep rich bass that you would expect from premium headphones. Experience incredible 7.1 surround sound with Dolbyreg; or DTS Headphone:X Surround Sound,* creating lifelike in-game special awareness, allowing you to clearly hear enemies sneaking around or special ability cues.

91gQ5c-nICL._SL1500_Logitech ZeroTouch   [amazon]
ZeroTouch is a smart car phone holder with voice-command app that gives you the best features of a connected car. After installing the app, just snap your Android phone to the universal magnetic car phone holder and speak freely so you can keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. Place calls easily with voice-activated calling, voice to text, reply to incoming messages, control music, navigate or share your location — all without ever touching your phone.

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 15th, 2016.

You must comment telling us who you’d want to win all these prizes for and why they’re an awesome dad? please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email)

  • You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: #LogiSmiles @logitech @dadarocks http://dad.am/25WaBAk — and you must also leave comment on this blog with the link to your tweet.

    Example: I want to win all the tech gifts for #fathersday from @logitech #LogiSmiles from @dadarocks  – http://dad.am/25WaBAk

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You will have 6 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclosure: Contest limited to USA. Must be 18+ years old to enter to win.

Cool things to get to give as Fathers Day gifts

We’re over the tie by this point, right? World’s best dad mug but you only need one… so what else is there, try these gift ideas on for size.

unnamedNew sneakers from New Balance’s newest addition to the Vazee collection. The Vazee Prism running shoe was engineered for those always in beta and constantly pushing to be better. Featuring a medial post for extra stability when you need it the most, the Vazee Prism was designed optimal speed and the superior support required for all the miles you have planned.

nanotex-sheetsNew bed sheets that help cool off, Nanotex sheets use  Coolest Comfort and Wrinkle Defense technology help you stay dry and comfortable all night long, while keeping smooth and strong. Their advanced moisture wicking system pulls moisture away from your skin and keeps you dry, helping balance your body temperature. These life-changing sheets are available at retail stores such as Wal-Mart and Cabela’s and in multiple colors (Coffee, Cream, Mocha, Aqua, Ivory and Taupe).

unnamedNeed help locating your car when you park in that giant mall parking lot? how about getting an actual charge from your car charger well then the ZUS Car Finder and Smart Car Charger is the solution for you. The ZUS chargers 2x faster then typical car chargers it split plug design give you two USB ports to plug 2 different devices into.  Plus remember when I said if you needed help finding your car… ZUS saves your car’s location automatically. To find your car, open the ZUS app and be guided back to your car.

tile-on-key-chain_centerIf you cant find your car then most likely I’m betting you’re always loosing your keys. Tile is the solution for that problem. This little square that you sync to your phone can be found within 30 feet with the simple touch of a button on your app.  Plus if you miss place your phone you can tap the tile and it’ll ring your phone (if the app is open in the backround). They sell them in different counts cause it doesnt just have to be keys a little tape or glue and you can stick it to a remote control or place one in a wallet maybe even hide one in your kids favorite stuffed animal 🙂 For more info on Tile check out their website or purchase from amazon.

61uaiTkIRSL._SL1000_If you’re an Amazon fan and have a Amazon Prime account then you need the Amazon Echo, not only can it play music off of the amazon music access that you get from being a prime member you can also ask alexa for the weather, to add diapers to your cart – while say youre in the middle of changing the last diaper, plus dozens of other cool commands. I was recently gifted one from my friends at Huggies and its pretty awesome. The Amazon Echo comes in 3 different sizes the original amazon echo, the echo dot, and a portable version called amazon tap.

The 2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Samsung NX500Samsung NX500 Mirrorless Camera
The NX500 is defined by its advanced 28.2MP APS-C, BSI CMOS Sensor. Delivering up to 9 frames per second bursting with sharp detail and intense colors. The large sensor is ideal for creating detailed images and stunning 4k/UHD video.

Philips ShoqBox Mini
This rugged and water resistant portable wireless speaker can go wherever you want to go, in and out, up and down, rain and shine. It sounds as powerful as it is tough.

TabloTV
Tablo is a 2-Tuner Over-The-Air (OTA) DVR for Cord-Cutters using HDTV antennas to access broadcast TV signals. All Tablo units include dual band Wi-Fi enabling Tablo and the antenna to be placed in an optimal location for OTA reception. Browse, record and stream up to two simultaneous live or recorded HDTV programs on your iPad, Android tablet, laptop, smartphone, or your big screen TV using Roku, Chrome cast or Apple TV.

 

Roku 3 (2015 model)
Roku 3 is the fastest, most powerful Roku player. Enjoy more than 2,000 streaming channels offering access to 250,000+ movies and TV episodes, plus games, music, sports, and more

Plantronics Marque 2 (bluetooth headset)
Plantronics Marque 2 M165 Bluetooth headset is the perfect companion for smartphones, with universal-fit conformable gel eartips, a DeepSleep power-saving mode and dual microphones that reduce background and wind noise for crisp, clear call quality. Listen to music or stream audio and Internet radio, manage your calls without pressing buttons – just say “Answer” or “Ignore”.

Plantronics BackBeat PRO (noise canceling headphones)
Wireless, active noise canceling headphones + mic. Music makes any moment more personal.Every day, we stream our digital music to create a personal soundtrack while at home, work, running errands, and even while traveling.

Bose SoundSport (in-ear headphones)
SoundSport In-Ear Headphones energize your workout with full, balanced sound that conventional sports earbuds can’t match. And because they’re sweat-resistant and have proprietary StayHear tips, they survive and stay comfortably in place during vigorous exercises.

Izzi Gadgets (amazing iPhone cases for the Photographer)
You get five pro-grade interchangeable lenses with the twist of the rotating carousel, and your phone is safe from any bending. Life is better REMIXed.

WakaWaka solar powered charger (with a buy one give one twist)
The WakaWaka Power+ (WWP+) is the new version of the highly acclaimed, durable, lightweight and compact solar charger that is capable of charging virtually any type of smartphone or small electronic device within just a few hours and providing up to 150 hours of safe, sustainable light. Chargeable by the sun via a built-in high-efficiency solar panel and patented Intimation Sun Boost Chip, or through a standard wall outlet.

Ventev Powercell
This combination wall charger and backup battery is the ideal travel charger. The Ventev power cell 6000+ is a dual output, 6000mAh portable charger which has integrated folding AC prongs. No need to carry a wall charger for your backup battery. Charge your phone and tablet while plugged into the wall or with the power stored in the onboard battery. The battery delivers 25 hours of talk, 18 hours of internet, 20 hours of video use, plus 100 hours of audio playback.

Apple iPhone 6 / Samsung S6 Edge  / HTC One M9
Every year or two its time to get a new device sometimes we’re the last to get an upgrade ourselves… so check out these 3 options for new mobile phones.

Logitech Harmony Ultimate Home Remote
One remote to rule them all… Powerful home entertainment and automation control: One remote easily controls entertainment devices along with connected lights, locks, thermostats, blinds, sensors, and more

Western Digital My Passport X
My Passport X from WD expands your Xbox One or PC gaming experience. Connect this portable and powerful drive to immediately add storage capacity to your console. My Passport X is performance-tweaked to meet the desires of serious gamers.

D-Link  AC3200 ULTRA Performance Wi-Fi Router
You’re connecting more devices than ever to your home network. Smartphones, laptops, tablets, phones, Smart TVs, game consoles and more – all at the same time. That’s why we created the new AC3200 Ultra Wi-Fi Router. With Tri-Band Technology and speeds up to 3.2GGbps, it delivers the necessary ultra-performance to power even the most demanding connected homes.

The Selfie Stick
This selfie stick is heads above others – it collapsable head makes it fold up into next to nothing… while there are bluetooth versions out there and they look so slick. Take it from an owner – stick to the cabled one… no pairing the extra 4 seconds to plug the wire into the headphone port wont make you miss the moment unlike pairing with bluetooth.

The Best Video Games Gifts for Older Kids (and Dads)

Even though we may be a bit older than the kids you typically think of playing video games, for teens, twentysomethings, and even dads, video games are always going to be a popular choice. So if you’re still searching for the perfect gift this holiday season, check out our top picks for video games, head down to your local GameStop, and pick one out– we guarantee yours will be the favorite present!

 

150017bDestiny, $44.99, PS4

Everything changed with the arrival of the Traveler. It sparked a Golden Age when our civilization spanned our solar system, but it didn’t last. Something hit us, knocked us down. The survivors built a city beneath the Traveler, and have begun to explore our old worlds, only to find them filled with deadly foes. You are a Guardian of the last safe city on Earth, able to wield incredible power. Defend the City. Defeat our enemies. Reclaim all that we have lost. Be brave. From the team that brought you Halo: Combat Evolved, this is Destiny.

Also available on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS3.

 

150062bAssassin’s Creed Unity, $49.99, PS4

Paris, 1789 – The French Revolution turns a once-magnificent city into a place of terror and chaos. Its cobblestone streets run red with the blood of commoners who dared to rise up against the oppressive aristocracy. As the nation tears itself apart, a young man named Arno will embark on an extraordinary journey to expose the true powers behind the Revolution. His pursuit will throw him into the middle of a ruthless struggle for the fate of a nation, and transform him into a true Master Assassin. Assassin’s Creed Unity builds on the proud tradition of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and delivers next-generation gameplay, brilliant story, and the kind of action and adventure that only an Assassin’s Creed game can offer up.

Also available on Xbox One.

 

107446b1Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, $39.99, Xbox One

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, developed by Sledgehammer Games (co-developers of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3), harnesses the first three-year, all next-gen development cycle in franchise history. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare envisions the powerful battlegrounds of the future, where both technology and tactic have evolved to usher in a new era of combat for the franchise. Delivering a stunning performance, Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey stars as Jonathan Irons – one of the most powerful men in the world – shaping this chilling vision of the future of war. Whether you’re in the mood for gripping story, epic multiplayer, or a bit of both, Advanced Warfare is the game to get!

Also available on Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4.

 

102047bGrand Theft Auto V, $59.99, Xbox One

If you’re a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series, you’re in luck. Rockstar Games’ critically acclaimed open-world comes to a new generation with the remastered edition of Grand Theft Auto V. Enter the lives of three very different criminals, Michael, Franklin and Trevor, as they risk everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life. Explore the stunning world of Los Santos and Blaine County in the ultimate Grand Theft Auto V experience, featuring a range of technical upgrades and enhancements for new and returning players. In addition to increased draw distances and higher resolution, players can expect a range of additions and improvements including new weapons, vehicles and activities, additional wildlife, denser traffic, enhanced weather effects, and more! Grand Theft Auto V also comes with Grand Theft Auto Online, the dynamic and ever-evolving Grand Theft Auto universe with online play– now for up to 30 players. And don’t worry if you’ve already played the game on Xbox 360 or Ps3 already– your existing online character and progression will carry over, and there’s special content available for returning players as well!

Also available on PS4.

 

210063bMiddle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, $59.99, Xbox 360

In Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, based on the popular Lord of the Rings books and films, you are Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gate, keeping watch over Mordor which has remained undisturbed for ages. In the blink of an eye, everything is taken from you – your friends, your family, and even your own life. Resurrected by a vengeful spirit, you must now embark on a relentless vendetta against those who have wronged you. Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle in Middle-earth. Shadow of Mordor also introduces the acclaimed “Nemesis System,” enlivening the game world with enemies that can remember their encounters with you, rank up, and most importantly, hold a grudge. It brings a new level of immersion and detail to video gaming that is nothing short of revolutionary.

Also available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS3, and PS4.

 

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Dragon Age Inquisition Deluxe Edition, $59.99, PS4

In this follow-up to the acclaimed Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2, wield the power of the Inquisition over the course of an epic character-driven story, and lead a perilous journey of discovery through the Dragon Age. Discover the ultimate Dragon Age: Inquisition experience with the Deluxe Edition which includes the legendary Skyhold Throne, great-horned Red Hart, ominous Bog Unicorn, digital soundtrack, and more! Intensify your battle readiness with the mighty Flames of the Inquisition weapons, armor, and armored mount!

 

Also available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS3.

 

106748bSunset Overdrive, $39.99, Xbox One

Unlike many of the games out right now, Sunset Overdrive delivers a fun and frantic romp that combines witty and irreverent humor, wild action, and great third-person shooting for a game you won’t want to miss! A contaminated energy drink has transformed most of the population of Sunset City into toxic mutants. For many it’s the end of the world, but for you it’s a dream come true. Your old boss? Dead. Your boring job? Gone. Transform the open world into your tactical playground by grinding, vaulting and wall-running across the city while using a devastating, unconventional arsenal. With hyper-agility, unique weapons, and customizable special abilities, Sunset Overdrive rewrites the rules of traditional shooters and delivers an explosive, irreverent, stylish, and totally unique adventure exclusively to Xbox One.

 

101903bHalo: The Master Chief Collection, $59.99, Xbox One

Xbox fans rejoice! For the first time ever, The Master Chief’s entire story is on one console. Featuring a re-mastered Halo 2: Anniversary, along with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4, new digital series, Halo: Nightfall, and access to the Halo 5: Guardians Beta, this is the definitive Halo experience. This is the definitive gift this holiday season for fans of Halo, Xbox, and first-person-shooter overall.

 

Only available on Xbox One.

 

101410b1Far Cry 4, $59.99, PS4

In the sequel to the #1 rated shooter of 2012, Far Cry 3, you are thrown headfirst into Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence under the shadow of the towering Himalayas. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min. Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat. Be sure to pick up Far Cry 4 this holiday season for an adventure you won’t soon forget!

Also available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PS3.

 

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The Last Of Us Remastered, $49.99, PS4

Prepare yourselves to re-live the breathtaking story in an all-new way– the winner of over 200 Game of the Year awards, The Last of Us has been rebuilt for the PlayStation 4. Now featuring full 1080p, higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, and several other gameplay improvements, experience The Last of Us like never before. 20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilization, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons, and whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the U.S. The Last of Us Remastered includes the Abandoned Territories Map Pack, Reclaimed Territories Map Pack, and the critically acclaimed The Last of Us: Left Behind Single Player campaign that combines themes of survival, loyalty, and love with tense, survival-action gameplay. Joel and Ellie, brought together by harsh circumstance, must survive a brutal journey across the US in a dangerous post-pandemic world. It’s a gripping and emotional journey that will change how you look at video games.

Only available on PS4.

 

Holiday Dads and Husbands Gift Guide 2014

The holiday season’s upon us, and as a dad and husband myself, I know what’s hot for those groups this year– so if you’re trying to sort through all the products out there and pick out a good present for your husband/help the kids pick out a present for dad, these are the ones you want. Let us help you figure it all out– check out our top picks for husbands’/dads’ gifts in 2014:

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Philips Norelco S9311/87 Shaver 9300, $219.95

Give dad the gift of a clean shave– with the Philips Norelco Shaver 9300, Philips Norelco’s most advanced shaver yet. With the unique Contour Detect Technology, each shaving head independently moves in 8 directions to follow your face’s every curve. This improved contouring helps cut up to 20% more hair in a single pass. The newly designed V-Track Precision Blades collect hair in the optimal cutting position, resulting in a more comfortable shave that’s 30% closer! Each box comes with a full shaving kit, including the Shaver 9300, SmartClean system, cleaning cartridge, SmartClick precision trimmer, power cord, and travel case.

 

41qFp+YG-2LLomography Konstruktor Super Kit, $44.99

For the dad who’s into photography and building, the Konstruktor takes DIY to a whole new level. This camera kit lets you build your very own fully-working 35mm plastic SLR camera from scratch. This kit includes two amazing lenses that can shoot as close as 5cm to 15cm! The Konstruktor also includes a 50mm f/10 lens with shallow depth of field, perfect for portraiture. For quite an inexpensive price (especially for SLR cameras), the Konstruktor is a really cool gift for dad this holiday season!

 

71HTM501dyL._SL1500_ Martian Watches Notifier Smartwatch (Black), $114.11

The Martian Watches Notifier Smartwatch is an attractive, colorful analog wristwatch that works with select Android and Apple iOS phones. It features an integrated OLED readout that acts as a hands-free gateway to the world, keeping you well informed while your phone remains in a pocket, purse or backpack. Excellent for the dad who loves integrating tech into every facet of his life!

 

 

 

81GyVQkh-oL._SL1500_Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Compact System Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 “S” Lens

This holiday season, help dad take exceptionally detailed photos and videos–and share them easily with friends–using the Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Smart 4K Camera! This digital camera contains a 28.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and lets you record videos in 4K resolution, which is four times as detailed as Full HD. Fast auto-focus allows you to shoot continuously, while Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC capabilities let you connect to other devices. The bundle includes a 16-50mm lens, a grip, an extra battery, and an external charger.

 

 

71z7QuVZJiL._SL1200_Samsung UN60H6350 60-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV

What dad doesn’t love watching some TV? Get your dad the best this holiday season– The faster and smarter Samsung H6350 Smart LED TV. An upgraded Smart Hub organizes your content to make finding what you’re looking for easier and more intuitive than ever. This TV is backed by a lightning-fast quad core processor, which reduces lag and accelerates load and smoother navigation.

 

 

 

 

overview_hero_heroMacBook Air, $899

The latest MacBook Air is perfect for dads who want convenience and style in their laptop experience. It’s the epitome of the sleek and efficient design Apple is known for, measuring in at 0.68 inches thick and only 2.38 pounds! And its 12-hour battery life ensures that dads on the go can take it anywhere without having to worry too much about charging. It’s a great pick that’s sure to put a smile on dad’s face this year.

 

 

 

 81hNGveV6fL._SL1500_OtterBox Cases, Prices Vary

Help dad protect his gadgets on the go– get him an OtterBox case! Whether you’re looking for protection from drops, bumps, shock, scratches, dust and debris, or even water damage, OtterBox has you covered (literally!) And don’t fret over wondering if there’s a case for dad’s particular phone… from iPhone 6 to Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, and more, OtterBox has cases for most major models available now.

 

 

 

dslr-led-ring-light-045c.0000001396198745Oh! Wow. Ring Light, $99.00

If you thought ring flashes were only for fancy photo shoots or for making circular reflections in sunglasses in rap videos, you thought wrong! Ring flashes are no longer reserved for big budget photogs. The Oh! Wow. Ring Light is a ring flash and constant light that fits your Canon or Nikon DSLR and your budget. Simply plug it into your hot shoe and pop it onto the front of your lens for even lighting with 3 brightness options. Since the light comes from all around your lens (and not just from above) it cuts down on harsh shadows, making the Oh! Wow. Ring Light perfect for portraits, indoor party pix, even macros. Switch to constant mode for shooting video. Or pop it off your camera and place it anywhere you’d like a little extra light. Get creative! Get fancy with your next photo shoot, or make circular reflections in sunglasses in your rap videos.

 

81BHp6bDXtL._SL1500_Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone (Brushed Aluminum), $48.35

Does dad want to start a podcast? This is the perfect microphone to get him! Finally, a USB mic that’s not only easy to use, but sounds as good on your desktop as it does in a professional recording studio. Meet the Snowball, the world’s first professional USB mic. Whether you’re recording a guitar at your kitchen table or a complete band in the studio, the Snowball can capture it with detail unheard of before in a USB mic. The Snowball is a direct plug n’ play mic that connects to either a Mac or PC – no additional software is needed. With its dual capsule design and unique three-pattern switch (cardioid, cardioid with -10dB pad and omni), the Snowball can handle everything from soft vocals to the loudest garage band and it’s ideal for podcasting. Check it out and you’ll see why it’s the coolest mic in town.

 

61d4yQznZpL._SL1000_Gecko Grip Gloves, $24.67

If you’ve got a grill, dad’s almost definitely the master of it– and though it’s not quite grilling season yet, I’m sure any dad would be thrilled to get some Gecko Grip Gloves this holiday season. The Gecko Gloves provide two handed protection against burns, are water proof even in boiling water, protect up to 425 degrees and unlike other gloves the Gecko Gloves retain their grip due to the textured surface. The Gecko Glove five fingered set of two gloves allows dad to handle entire whole chickens, hams, turkeys and roasts during and after cooking, to stop dropping food from the point of meat forks and prongs! Gecko Gloves replace your cloth oven mitts that aren’t water proof and never look clean after the first wash. Simply wash the Gecko Gloves with your dishes or in your dishwasher! They retain their vivid color and never lose their shape! Dad will surely love a pair of these!

 

71+LLugaeJL._SL1500_ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen Instant Read Digital Cooking Thermometer, $96.00

While we’re on the topic of grilling and cooking, how about a good cooking thermometer for dad? The ThermoWorks Super-Fast Thermapen is a favorite among restaurant chains, health inspectors and quality managers worldwide.  The clever fold-away probe and the simple pocket design replace more costly and bulky handheld thermometers while using the same professional thermocouple technology. The Thermapen features a robust, splash-proof design with molded-in seals to protect the thermometer from wet hands and kitchen splashes. Even more accurate than before and slightly faster! Our proprietary circuit yields accuracies better than ±0.7°F. That includes all errors! (many competitors don’t include the probe error in their spec.) Each unit comes with a NIST-Traceable certificate of calibration showing test results for the individual thermometer. Resolution is now 0.1° over the full range. Improvements in the probe technology now yield a blazing fast speed of 3 seconds to a full temperature reading. NO CABLES! The components most likely to fail in a commercial thermometer are the cable and its connector. Also, the typical handheld meter and probe combination requires two hands. What do you do with the cable when you’re through with it? The competition want you to wrap it around the meter, which is time consuming and a natural trap for grime and bacteria! The one-handed Thermapen eliminates frayed cables, snags, germ traps and wasted time while freeing your second hand. It’s convenient, easy, and effective for dad to use– a great choice!

 

ml574bo_nb_14_iNew Balance Sneakers, Prices Vary

What dad doesn’t need a new pair of sneakers to replace the beaten-up old pair he’s wearing around? Get him some New Balance Sneakers this holiday season– whether built for running, outdoor, sports, or performance, these shoes will make dad’s day. You can even customize them to fit his exact style!

 

 

2313382_fpxPolo Ralph Lauren Classic-Fit Mesh Polo, $59.99

Also in regard to dad’s style, I’m sure he’d love a new polo shirt, especially a Classic-Fit Mesh Polo from Ralph Lauren! Available in a variety of colors, this polo is comfortable, fashionable, and a steal for $59.99 (down from $85.00) through January 15– get your dad one today!

Holiday Moms and Wives Gift Guide 2014

The holiday season’s upon us, and as a dad and husband myself, I know it’s not always the easiest to sort through all the products out there and pick out a good present for your wife/help the kids pick out a present for mom. Let us help you figure it all out– check out our top picks for wives’/moms’ gifts in 2014:

black-fas-slate-01-sm._V325436165_Fire HD 7 Tablet, $114.00

If you’re looking for a new tablet for mom this holiday season, the Amazon Fire HD 7 Tablet is the one to pick! The Fire HD 7 comes packed with excellent features– front and rear facing cameras, unlimited cloud storage, a fast quad core processor (up to 15GHz!), and a great selection of digital content– that are sure to make it a staple of everyday life for mom. Pick one up today and make the 2014 holiday season her best ever!

 

 

81U5ubdCU+L._SL1500_Samsung NX Mini EV-NXF1ZZB4HUS Wireless Smart 20.5MP Compact System Camera with 2.96-inch LCD (White), $539

Want the customization and quality of a DSLR with the on-the-go simplicity of a pocket digital camera? Samsung’s NX Mini is the world’s slimmest and lightest interchangeable lens camera, giving you great quality images with rich color, without compromising portable design. The large 1-inch 20.5MP BSI CMOS Sensor delivers shots which are bursting with sharp detail even in low light. The ultra slim & light design with a solid premium metal body makes the NX mini is exquisitely modern with just the perfect touch of analogue. And if you’re big on social media interaction (who isn’t these days?) the camera’s Smart Wi-Fi features let you share a just a quick touch!

 

61-kGdREtPL._SL1000_Keurig K550 2.0 Brewer (Black), $174.99

What mom doesn’t love (and deserve) a good cup of coffee in the morning? The Keurig K550 2.0 Brewer allows you to brew larger amounts of coffee than a standard Keurig, so there’s plenty for mom to share too (maybe!) This coffeemaker puts your preference first, allowing you to brew over 250 varieties of beverages, including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and more. This high tech coffeemaker also includes a large customizable color touch screen display. The standard kit includes a 4 cup starter carafe, 4 k-carafe packs, 6 KCup packs and 2.0 Water filter starter kit with one filter– everything you need to start brewing right out of the box!

 

71l5eM53K4L._SL1500_Dyson DC59 Motorhead Cordless Album, $420.11

The Dyson DC59 Motorhead is the latest Dyson Digital Slim cordless vacuum. It out-cleans most full-size vacuums across hard floors and carpets– without the hassle of a cord! In addition to its awesome cordless technology, the Motorhead also has a direct-drive motor in the cleaner head (hence its name). It generates 75% more brush bar power than Dyson’s DC59 Animal, and its centralized weight pushes the nylon bristles deeper into the carpet to remove ground-in dirt. The cleaner head also has rows of ultra-fine, anti-static carbon fiber filaments to remove fine dust from hard floors. And because there’s no belt needed to drive the motor, the entire width of the cleaner head can be used for cleaning – increasing coverage. As an added bonus, the Dyson DC59 Motorhead comes with additional tools for specialized cleaning– mom’s sure to love one this holiday season!

 

V420883The Pillow Talk Tank Pajama, $39.50

Perfect for when it’s time to kick back and relax, the supersoft crossback top and pj pant of our Pillowtalk Tank Pajama set are cute, comfy and just right for late-night—or all day—lounging. Glam graphics and punchy prints will make this duo your wife’s favorite way to unwind. The supersoft cotton pj pants and tank top combo also comes with  a matching eye mask to make naptime even more relaxing for the woman you love. Surprise her this holiday season with a set of these pajamas and the gift of an afternoon or evening off– she’ll be thrilled!

 

 

U3550_copy_2_largeHelen Ficalora “Mom” Disk Charm with Diamond, $205-215

A sweet gift for mom from the kids, the Helen Ficalora “Mom” Disk Charm with a Diamond comes in three varieties– 14K yellow gold, 14K white gold, and 14K pink gold– so you can pick the one that matches mom’s style the best! Just one of the wide array of Helen Ficalora Must-Haves, this charm would fit perfectly on a necklace or accent bracelet, and looks elegant and amazing whichever way mom chooses to wear it!

 

 

13071380KitchenAid Artisan Design Series 5 Qt Stand Mixer, $299.99

Just what mom needs in the flurry of holiday cooking, the KitchenAid Artisan Designer Series stand mixer performs various functions, from whipping to blending. This stand mixer has 10 speed settings, which can be adjusted as per the requirement. It has a 5-quart glass bowl, in which your food is processed to perfection. The included accessories like dough hooks, whisk and flat beaters enhance the functionality. The KitchenAid 325-watt stand mixer has a tilt-back head that lets you access the mixture easily. This mixer has a non-slip base that provides maximum grip during its operation. Some of its parts are dishwasher safe, so maintenance will be a snap!

 

 

groovebooksGroovebook Photo Albums, $2.99 per book

Does your wife take a ton of cell phone photos? Groovebook is an app that prints up to 100 of your mobile photos every month, creates a beautiful 4.5″ by 6.5″ photo album  from them, and mails it to you! Photos are printed on glossy paper, and each page is perforated for easy removal. You can choose which photos get used (and how many of each) and after your selection, receive your Groovebook in the mail within 10-12 days! You’ll never need to go to the store for professional-looking prints again!

 

 

s1562149-main-hero-300 (1)Sephora Favorites Rollerball Collection for Her, $85.00

The Sephora Favorites Rollerball Collection for Her is a collection of some of Sephora’s most popular women’s scents, each one enchanting, stylish, and luxurious. Inside this box, you’ll find five samples, including some of our most sought-after women’s fragrances plus a stylish Beauty Pouch. Choose your favorite, and then take the included scent certificate to any US Sephora store to redeem for a full-size bottle of your favorite featured fragrance at no extra cost! It’s a great way for your wife to sample some of Sephora’s best before picking her new favorite!

 

 

heroSpaWeek Gift Cards, $25, $50, $100, or Choose Your Own

What mom doesn’t deserve some pampering from time to time? Give her the gift of wellness this holiday season with a gift card from SpaWeek.com! Available in whatever denomination you choose, SpaWeek’s gift cards are accepted at over 8000 locations nationwide– so mom can choose just where to take her day off!

 

 

 

logo2Wine of the Month Club, Prices Vary

Specializing in value-oriented wines, the Wine of the Month Club is open to anyone who has an appreciation of fine wine and is interested in a monthly wine club service.  They offer quality wine delivered to your door, guaranteed!
The search for wine club selections never ends. Each month they taste over 400 Italian wines, German wines, California wines, Argentinean wines, Chilean wines, and wines from all the other regions of the world—and just two are selected to represent the best wine values in the world. This holiday season, give your wife a membership to the Wine of the Month Club, America’s favorite wine club.

 

gourmet-cheese-of-the-month-clubGourmet Cheese of the Month Club, $33.95/mo.

A perfect pairing with the Wine of the Month Club, a subscription to the Gourmet Cheese of the Month Club will give your wife a tasty cheese in the mail every month! Every month, the club sends you three approx. ½ lb. Artisan Cheeses, as well as a monthly newsletter with detailed tasting notes, cheese profiles, cheesemaker histories, and serving suggestions. The Gourmet Cheese Club offers a variety of traditionally made, farmhouse cheeses from around the world every month, delivering hand-cut selections that have been carefully tended and aged directly to your door!

 

 

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Surprise your wife this holiday season with a great getaway! Whatever exotic location you’ve got in mind, JetSetVacations.com has you covered– and for a great price too! Browse their hot deals for a last minute sale or choose your own vacation destination and book in advance… either way, JetSetVacations.com will help you find the best deals out there.

 

 

51PSk07lzqL._SL1500_PowerBeats2 Wireless In-Ear Earphones (Pink), $199.00

As earphones engineered for athletes, PowerBeats are the only Bluetooth enabled earphone designed to deliver premium sound on the court, in the gym, or on the streets. Stylish and functional, mom will love some PowerBeats to wear while working out or running– get her a pair of them this holiday season!

 

 

717WWq0PXzL._SL1500_Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool Fan Heater (Blue), $319.00

A great choice for keeping the temperature in mom’s room just right, the Dyson Hot + Cool fan heater provides the fastest whole room heating in winter and high velocity air to cool in summer. It uses Air Multiplier technology to amplify surrounding air for long-range heat projection and to produce powerful airflow for personal cooling. There are no blades – just an uninterrupted stream of smooth air. In heater mode, two PTC ceramic plates heat the air as it’s projected into the room. These plates never exceed 392-DegreeF, so they don’t burn dust and there’s no worrying burning smell. The temperature can be set to the degree, from 33F to 99F and the airflow velocity can be precisely adjusted – either at the base of the machine or from the remote control, which attaches to the machine magnetically. The Dyson Hot + Cool fan heater draws in up to 6 gallons of air per second, generating high airflow and air velocity, for improved personal cooling. The machine cuts out automatically if it’s tipped over and there are no visible heating elements or blades. Both visually appealing and effective, the Dyson Hot+Cool fan heater is a perfect pick for mom this holiday season.

 

DSC_4131-2A Photo Session With Suzanne Cohen Photography, Prices Vary

Near and dear to my heart, Suzanne Cohen Photography is a great choice for your family’s holiday photo session– and what better gift is there for mom than gorgeous and high-quality pictures of her family? Suzanne uses her unique perspective to capture even the smallest moment transcending a stunning portrait that will be cherished and admired through time.  Using New York City as her backdrop, Suzanne uses her photoshoots to capture her clients, big and small, in a natural and beautiful state. If you’re in the New York City area and want some family photos for mom this holiday season, Suzanne Cohen Photography is the place to go!

 

Holiday Kids Gift Guide 2014: Everyone!

The holiday season’s upon us, and with all the toys and games out there, it can certainly be tricky to sort through all the products and pick out a good present. Let us help you figure it all out– check out our top picks for kids’ gifts in 2014 (and be sure to check out our gift guides for boys and girls as well!)

blue-ket-slate-01-sm._V334782830_Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet, $119.00

Looking for a durable and dependable tablet for your kids this holiday season? Check out the Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet! It’s got the technical specs covered– featuring a quad-core processor for great performance, a vivid HD display, front and rear-facing cameras, and Dolby Audio– and it also comes with an unprecedented 2-year worry-free guarantee from Amazon, as well as a year of Amazon FreeTime! The Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet includes a sturdy, lightweight “kid-proof” case so you don’t have to worry about your little ones breaking it… and with a free year of Amazon FreeTime, they’ll have tons of fun with unlimited access to 5,000 books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games—at no additional cost! The Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet is a great tablet for you to give your kids without having to worry about damage, add-ons, or accessories.

 

71sBGniBgVL._SL1253_Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack, $54.99 

For the first time ever, the full Skylanders console video gameplay experience is available on your tablet device! Now kids can bring the Skylanders to life, defeat villains and trap them wherever you go using the ALL NEW Wireless Traptanium Portal and Wireless Game Controller that comes with the Tablet Starter Pack. In Skylanders: Trap Team, Kaos has blown up the walls of the feared Cloudcracker Prison, freeing the most notorious villains in Skylands. It’s up to the Skylanders to find and capture them. Using Traptanium, a magic material that can harness the power of the Elements, your kids have the amazing ability to trap the villains and return them to Skylands to fight on the good side! As always with Skylanders, it’s a fantastic game and a holiday favorite with kids!

 

pTRU1-16177804dtMinecraft– Core Player Survival Pack, $16.99

Everybody loves Minecraft, and with Jazwares’ new toys based on the game, your kids can bring their favorite elements of Minecraft into the real world! The Core Player Survival Pack includes Steve (the game’s main character) in his basic leather armor, as well as the game’s iconic Pick axe, Sword, Workbench, Bed, Chest (that opens to hold items!), and Torch. It’s got everything a Minecraft player could want to start their real-life Minecraft play!

 

91-PuN8LrGL._SL1500_Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Starter Pack, $59.96

Though its big draw is the addition of the new Marvel Super Heroes (like The AvengersGuardians of the Galaxyand Spider-Man) there’s plenty of Disney fun for everyone to enjoy in the new Disney Infinity 2.0! Featuring new characters like princess Merida from Disney/Pixar’s Brave, Tinker Bell, Donald Duck, Aladdin and Jasmine, and more, Disney Infinity 2.0 is a great choice for all the kids on your list this year! Kids will love the game’s myriad opportunities to explore and build worlds based on their favorite Disney and Marvel movies and tv shows!

 

81FzDq36oRL._SL1500_Boom Boom Balloon Board Game, $15.26

What’s the hottest board game this holiday season? It’s SpinMaster’s Boom Boom Balloon, the crazy game where you take turns keeping the balloon from popping! Roll the die, and carefully push in a stick until it clicks. Watch as the balloon changes shape – will the next click make it pop? It’s the ultimate game of anticipation where you never know when the balloon will go BOOM! Pick one up and share some fun with your family by playing it after your holiday dinner– what a treat!

 

 

Disney-Frozen-Snow-Cone-Maker--pTRU1-19228710dtDisney Frozen Snow Cone Maker Olaf, $26.99

This holiday season, your little one can enjoy the magic of transforming ice cubes into tasty treats with the Disney Frozen Snow Cone Maker based on the loveable snowman Olaf. First, simply add the flavor powder and water to the flavor bottle to make a delicious, sugar-free syrup. Add ice cubes to the snow cone maker and crank the handle to make “snow,” to which your child can then add as much flavor as he or she wants. Ideal for making Frozen treats in summer or any time of the year, the snow cone maker is styled to look like Olaf from the hit Disney film for a toy that will melt hearts. It’ll surely become a year-round staple in your house if you’ve got kids who love Frozen (and who doesn’t?)

 

Razor-PowerRider-360--pTRU1-17640924dtRazor PowerRider 360, $159.99

Your young rider will love the 360° electrical ride of the Razor PowerRider 360 Electric Three-Wheeler, which features dual inclined rear caster wheels for great drifting and 360° spinning action. The hand-operated front brake provides sure stopping, and the high-impact front wheel gives stability and power. Your young one can ride for up to 30 minutes per charge at speeds of up to 9 mph for three-wheeling fun– if you pick one of these up this holiday season, your child will be itching for the second the warmer weather hits so they can test it out!

 

 

Fisher-Price-Power-Wheels-Teenage-Mutant--pTRU1-18183745dtFisher-Price Power Wheels Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dune Racer, $249.99

Another great ride-on to check out this holiday season, the Fisher-Price Power Wheels Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Dune Racer is designed for up to two riders and designed with two forward speeds and a reverse speed. This battery-powered ride-on is built with safety concerns in mind, and features a Power-Lock brake system and metal sidebars for your child to hold onto for support. The racer’s Monster Traction system allows the car to safely travel across wet and rough terrain, providing for an excellent and fun ride no matter where your child is driving it. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles graphics and colors, along with the faux chrome wheels and grille, help your little one drive in style!

 

Crayola-Light-Designers---See--pTRU1-16740156dtCrayola Light Designers– See-Thru Light Designer, $14.98

This holiday season, splurge on your child’s creativity– with the Crayola See-Thru Light Designer! The Light Designer provides a fun, interactive creative experience that lets children add real-life objects to their art! The two reusable transparent panels provide plenty of space to draw and doodle light-up art. To take the fun to the next level, your child can place objects, pictures, or even family and friends behind the panels to combine their art with real life. A great choice for ages six and up, the See-Thru Light Designer takes three AA batteries (sold separately) and comes with four markers.

 

bemo-phoneBemo, $129

Ever wanted a good quality camera that’s easy for kids to control and can withstand the treatment they’d give it? Bemo to the rescue! This camera is designed to fit in the palm of your hand and shoot with a single touch.
Each camera is rugged, water-resistant, wonderfully portable and comes in three fun-loving colors: Moroccan Red, Manhattan Black, and Mykonos Blue. Whether you clip it on, keep it close with the lanyard, or slip it easily into your pocket, Bemo lets you capture the everyday, the epic, and everything in between. Get one for your kids this holiday season (or buy one for yourself too– we won’t judge!)

 

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MiP RC Robot, $89.99

Any kid would love a robot as a present, and this holiday season, WowWee’s RC Robot MiP is just the robot for the job! MiP has an inquisitive and responsive personality communicated through motion, sounds, and RGB LED eyes. With his unique dual wheel balancing, MiP is able to navigate his surroundings, follow hand gestures, and even follow objects around! Unique dual-wheel balancing, fast speeds, on the dime turning, and hand gesture command recognition makes MiP a fantastic robotic friend for all!  Also included is a tray accessory that can be plugged in so you can watch MiP balance multiple objects while moving or standing still.  MiP has multiple robotic modes including Roam, Stacking, Dance, and Programming.