Father’s Day is fast approaching, and the benefit of doing your shopping for the Old Man now rather than the day before is that you can afford to browse a bit. Take your time and meander. I’ve done all the research for you – here’s a little something to upgrade every kind of dad – in every price range:

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17!

Lenovo Mirage Solo Camera ($300) and VR Headset with Daydream($400):

This new point-and-shoot camera captures everything you see — in the way you see it — photos and video! You can then watch it on TV, see it on your smartphone (it makes family photos look like those “live” photos from the Harry Potter movies), or go all-in with the totally standalone Mirage VR headset. It’s the first time we’ve seen affordable, untethered VR geared for non-geeks – and it is AMAZING.

Save $50 when you buy them both together now.


Huawei MateBook X Pro Laptop ($1200):

This ultra-awesome laptop sports a recessed pop-up camera— and it is so freaking cool! This brand new, feather-light, crazy-fast, battery-lasts-all-day-for-real laptop fixes some of the biggest frustrations at a fraction of the cost of similar high-end laptops! There’s so much to “ooh and awe” over, including a larger screen, much longer battery life (12-hours of video, 14-hours of office work or browse the web for 15-hour), integrated fingerprint sensor, but the camera popping up out of the keyboard is where the magic really happens.

Buy it from Amazon now.

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 ($130):

Using this latest instant-camera is like bringing Instagram to life. The Instax Square SQ6 is the first square format instant camera, which has auto-exposure control so that your snaps are perfect every time. There’s even a selfie mode, for those who aren’t planning on staying behind the camera.

Buy it from Amazon now.


Nokia “Candy Bar” 3310 3G Phone ($60)

Iconic. This “not-so-smart phone” is making a giant comeback with its old-school ways, a handful of useful new features, and battery life of up to 27 days of standby time. It has lightweight apps for Twitter and Facebook, so you can update your social feeds to your heart’s content, and a built-in FM tuner so you can listen to music on the go. Oh, and it comes with the classic Snake game to keep you entertained if you truly get bored.

Buy it from Amazon now.

Boombox Memory Boxes($100-$295)

Grab the tissues, this is the ultimate tear-jerker gift! You and anyone else you want to invite, go to the BoomboxGifts website, where you can upload up to 150 photos and messages of meaningful memories to a private web page, then sit back while the memory-making magicians custom-design and print it all out on five-by-seven-inch cards that go into a gorgeous keepsake box of your choice. Emotional and unforgettable.

Buy it from Boombox.

GrowlerWerks uKeg 128 Pressurized Growler for Craft Beer ($199)

For dads and grads (over 21, of course) this elegant, pressurized growler can up his brew game overnight. It’s just perfect for impressing his friends during barbecue season. The uKeg 128 pressurized growler is a mini keg in the size of a full-gallon growler, keeping the beer cold and fresh on the go or at home. Durable, double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel. CO2 regulator cap with customizable tap handle and gauge. Brass carrying handle. Includes two 16 gram CO2 cartridges.

Buy it from Amazon here.

The Scratch & Sniff Guide to Beer Book (Around $15)

Discover a world of beer with this kitschy and cool handbook, packed with style guides, how-tos, anecdotes about the origins and evolution of both well-known and esoteric beers—and ten unique “scratch and sniff” stickers devoted to aromas inherent in your favorite brews. Because to truly know a beer, it isn’t enough to taste it. This guidebook bursts with fun information and factoids to dispense at your next bottle share—a wealth of insider knowledge that adds body, depth, and flavor to every page.

 Buy it from Amazon now.

Boosted Board Mini ($749)

The Boosted Mini is shorter and less expensive than its siblings in the electric skateboard family. This 29.5-inch long model offers a top speed of 18 mph and a range of 7 miles. The smaller size is easier to carry around and fits better under a desk.

Buy it from Boosted.

Wacaco Nanopresso portable mini-espresso maker ($65)

Just because you’re miles away from civilization, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an espresso! This portable espresso maker pulls shots without electricity or even a motor. You supply finely ground coffee, hot water, a cup and muscle to prime its manual pump. After that the Nanopresso does the rest.

Buy it from Amazon now.

Trekz Air Aftershokz ($180)

Trekz Air sit on your cheekbones, just in front of your ear and use bone conduction technology to transmit audio waves to the inner ears through the skull, bypassing the eardrums completely. That means, there’s nothing stuck in your ears, and you can still hear traffic, bikes on the trails, and even chat up your training partner – with your jams pumping in the background. They also let you make and take calls. Functional, flexible and featherweight design, these are truly next-generation headphones.

Buy it from Amazon here.

SmartHalo ($150)

SmartHalo lives on your handlebars and pairs with your smartphone to turn your bike into a smart bike. It includes turn-by-turn navigation, automatic light that turns on when it gets dark, an alarm with an internal motion sensor, tracks your fitness and goals, and pairs to your phone for calls and SMS notifications.

Buy it from Amazon here.

MOBOT Foam Roll Water Bottle ($49)

The Mobot is a foam roller water bottle. You read that right. This baby keeps you hydrated and gives you a massage! I freaking love this thing – and any seriously sporty dad will too. Mobot missed its calling. In a different time, it would have been the perfect late night infomercial product. It’s the love child of a Klean Kanteen, a Trigger Point foam roller and one of your crazy Aunt’s awesome flea market finds – in all the best ways!

Buy it from Amazon here.

Nuomi Fish Flops (Around $22)

Dare to be little eccentric, with these hilarious “fish flop” sandals. Perfect for that dad who loves to fish, or just a guy with a great sense of humor. And – they actually have an “MD” sole.(MD is a lightweight, elastic and shockproof material for making soles with high density, high elastic anti-skidding sole.)

 Buy it from Amazon here.


Wait a minute… still, don’t see anything perfect for him?

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