Nothing beats gadgets when it comes to a gift for dad. Believe it or not, gadgets cater to all types of dads. So what’s the best gadget you can gift your dad? Well, that depends on many factors. Every dad has a thing for gadgets but not every gadget suits every dad.
Does your dad travel a lot? If so, something to relax him – such as an MP3 player – would be good. A wide range of MP3 players are available, so choose wisely. If your father is a photography enthusiast, how about gifting him an SLR camera? SLRs are the best bet for the avid photographer - your dad can experiment with different lenses, angles, and lightings, always learning and always having fun!
If your dad has retired from work, how about a pedometer? It’s a great device to carry while on a walk. And counting steps is much easier than counting calories. MP3 players incorporating a pedometer have also become available recently. The device I read about (from Oregon Scientific) costs US$ 150 and can be ordered over the Internet.
Most dads I know are also part-time electricians and carpenters. For such dads, there’s the complete toolkit – incorporating everything he’ll ever need to fix things around the house.
If your dad’s a busy bee and is constantly on the move, a PDA would be great. Today’s PDAs incorporate an organizer, phone, Internet connectivity – all bundled into one sleek device. Perfect!
For the weight-watcher dad, there’s the tummy twister. Those who have tried know the difficulty in shedding those pounds around the waist. Well, the body “revolutions” a tummy twister extracts will slim down the biggest of waistlines. These gadgets are pretty inexpensive too, costing US$ 10-15 on an average.
The above options cover a range of “dads.” Know your dad well, so choosing should be easy.
We’ve identified some gadgets for dependable dad. The best, of course, is the one your dad would like best. Tell us about the gadgets you’ve gifted your dad.