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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.

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!