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Forgot a gift? E-Gift Cards to the Rescue

No more excuses people – the concept of I left the gift at home doesnt work… just sneak off to the bathroom use your smartphone and order an e-gift card – have it dropped right into their email inbox.

Even on Christmas day or while spinning the dreidel, you can literally order an online E-Gift Card and have it delivered within an hour!!  Or perhaps you really just don’t know what to get your step-dad who has everything (and I do mean everything), just get him an e-gift card and your done.

Sears E- Gift Cards can be delivered via email, printed out, or mailed the old fashioned way

Last Minute Shopping Ideas: Brookstone gifts for everyone!

When you start running out of time – you start thinking of places where you can cross of the most amount of people at one time… Brookstone is pretty awesome at doing just that.

For Kids: Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank with Night Vision

The Rover Spy Tank is App-Controlled by your iPod touch (2nd, 3rd and 4th generation), iPhone device, or iPad tablet. It generates its own Wi-Fi wireless connection for your smart device (no frequency interference!). The impressive wireless range lets it travel up to 200 ft. unobstructed, up to 100 ft. around walls into other rooms. Navigate it with the on-screen driving arrows or use the G-Drive Mode that uses your device’s accelerometer like a steering wheel in your hand. Now on sale for $99.99 its a steal! and the kids will LOVE IT! Remember they also need a iOS device first… otherwise this gift will get pricey when they ask you to buy it as well! I personally tested this bad boy out and its SWEET!

For lazy no good Just eat cereal all day college kid: Obol, the Never-Soggy Cereal Bowl

Obol’s unique Swoop n Scoop design lets you enjoy cereal or anything crispy until the last bite.
And with its easy-to-hold, textured non-slip grip and rim, you can eat wherever you like–in bed or while watching a movie. Kids love Obol! And moms will, too. It’s made in the USA from BPA-free, unbreakable polypropylene–and it’s dishwasher-safe.


For Mom: Aqua-Jet Foot Spa

Slip your feet in and two powerful water jets get to work right away. Just choose your speed, sit back and enjoy as it works to increase circulation, relieve tight muscles and relax tired feet. But the relief doesn’t end there—two rolling nodes provide kneading massage to your arches leaving no tired muscle untouched.

Most important part of this one is to give her time to use it.

For me dad: Brookstone Anti-Snore Pillow

Built-in support system cradles your head and neck, to help keep your chin out and your airway more open.
At first glance, the pillow looks–and feels–like a pressure-relieving memory foam neck pillow. Inside, an innovative support system cradles your head and neck, keeping your chin out to help keep your airway more open. Back sleeper or side sleeper, it makes no difference. You get the sleep support and comfort you need, and your partner can finally sleep through a quiet night, too. To customize the support level of the pillow to your specific size, simply unzip the removable, washable outer cover to access the three removable support pads. Pillow fits into a standard pillow case.

For toddlers: Boogie Board Large

The pressure-sensitive LCD surface displays lines of different thickness–just like pen and paper. Jot down thoughts with the included stylus or other suitable instrument (even your fingernail!). You can also erase at the touch of a button. Worried you’ll accidentally erase? The erase-lock switch on the side prevents accidental erasure. Ultra-thin, the Boogie Board 10.5 size is only ½” thick—saving space while also saving reams of waste paper from impacting the environment. Convenient stylus holder built-in on the top. One-touch erase button clears the screen, 2 replaceable AAAA batteries (last for tens of thousands of erases) and cleaning cloth included. < I’ve seen this now 4 times in the airport stores and I’ve played with it for 10 minutes each thinking how much my toddler son would love drawing on this!

For in-laws: Mini Flask (wait this might be better suited as a present to yourself)


Obol’s unique Swoop n Scoop® design lets you enjoy cereal or anything crispy until the last bite.
And with its easy-to-hold, textured non-slip grip and rim, you can eat wherever you like–in bed or while watching a movie. Kids love Obol®! And moms will, too. It’s made in the USA from BPA-free, unbreakable polypropylene–and it’s dishwasher-safe.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas: Jawbone JAMBOX and ERA – Giveaway

Jambox by Jawbone


Its getting close to the wire and I wanted to show off some items that you can pretty much just walk into a store and pickup within 15 minutes and have a pretty sweet gift.  Let me introduce you too…

JAMBOX by Jawbone [amazon]

JAMBOX by Jawbone is a portable, wireless speaker that packs a jaw-droppingly loud punch — wirelessly delivering audio for any dad’s favorite music, movie, games from their iPod, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

  • JAMBOX will give Dad the freedom to play his favorite audio in the places he enjoys it most – whether cranking the sound on his favorite war flick, listening to Kenny G while grilling out back, or rocking out to The Beach Boys aboard his fishing boat.  [*Disclaimer: Jawbone is not responsible for your dad’s dance moves!]
  • JAMBOX comes in four brilliant colors (we recommend Gray or Black for Dad) and SRP is $199.

Jawbone ERA [amazon]

Give your dad an extra hand with Jawbone ERA: a hands-free, stylish headset that comes in four bright colors and designs.

  • It lends an extra hand to any super-dad – whether he’s on a business trip, cooking dinner or coaching T-ball.
  • ERA uses voice-to-text technology that allows dads to dial, email, text or Tweet – just by using his voice. It can also stream music or give turn by turn GPS directions right to the ear. SRP is $129.

Both products are available at www.jawbone.com and select Best Buy and Apple Stores across the country. Please let us know what you think…

We’re giving away a Jambox – which sounds really cool – cause I can always use more volume from those iPad speakers!!!

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 24th, 2011.
Tell us who would be rocking out to the JAMBOX if you won it and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email). We’ll randomly pick someone to win.

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @jawbone @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/lR8vvL and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

Example: I want to win the @jawbone #FathersDay #JAMBOX from @dadarocks  – http://dad.tc/lR8vvL

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for following them on twitter – twitter.com/jawbone

You get 1 extra entry for becoming a FAN on Facebook – facebook.com/DaDaRocks you must comment that you’re a fan

You will have 24 hours to reply before we pick another winner!

Disclaimer: Thanks to Jawbone for providing the prize for this raffle, no other compensation was provided.


Mother’s Day is here now what?

With Mother’s day finally here – I hope you atleast got a card… I hope that your child have made cards (if you didnt buy them make one!)…

Here are a few last minute gift ideas for anyone…

The Starbucks package…  Start with a gift card, add a mug or a travel mug, drop them into a bag add some tissue paper and a card and bingo.  Going for the added special flavor add into the package a high end bag of coffee or tea.

Next up for the women who loves the gym (cause if she doesnt this would be calling them fat otherwise)…

The Gym package… Head over to her gym (she doesnt have one is a sure sign this isnt the right gift for her), add some training sessions, then get her a new gym outfit, new shoes, ect… Maybe she’s into yoga a new yoga mat is always nice and now easier and easier to find – I highly suggest Lululemon Athletica www.lululemon.com for both the outfit and the yoga mat.

Next up for the women who loves to relax and be pampered…

The day spa package… Find a good nearby spa (or one that your wife goes to) and get a giftcard for a message, facial, and whatever else they suggest. Add a $20 bill into the envelope for tips and you’re good to go.

How about the expecting Mom (or just plain expecting)…

You can pick up a book Portraits of Pregnancy: The Birth of a Mother this is great if you add it to a gift certificate for a photo shoot – there are tons of amazing photographers out there – ie. my amazing wife Suzanne Cohen Photography an expecting mother shoot is a one time thing as no two pregnancies will be the same.  Plus in 30 years they’ll look great at a wedding slideshow.

Finally the coupon book…

This isn’t one you should buy in the store but you should create 12 coupons (hopefully one that makes sense for each month) with something special on them – 1 pair of new shoes, 1 new outfit, 1 shopping trip where I wont complain about how long it takes to try on the outfits, 1 night out (without the kids), 1 movie date, 1 rated x night – I’m sure you get it by now… but have fun with it and make it things she’ll really want.

Dont forget the basics work too…

Flowers, Candy, Jewelry, and Wine seem to be the staples around here.


What are your gift suggestions for the future?