What to Get a Father This Year

Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, and you might be wondering what gift to get the precious Daddy in your life. Don’t worry–I dug through my own wish list and will share some of the best picks today. Most are not frugal, but all would be unforgettable.

  1. ASUS Zenbook 256 GB SSD 13.3” Laptop. This little powerhouse is similar to the Acer Aspire One I currently own, but very light and thin, and equipped with a solid state drive and other performance enhancers that make almost any computer task quick and easy.
  2. Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones. One example are these Sennheiser PXC 310 BT. Wireless functionality ensures that you can move around your home or office with ease, and noise cancelling safeguards your focus.
  3. Kindle Touch. I used to be against Kindles because I prefer to get my books for free at the library, rather than being encouraged to buy even more of them at $9.99 a pop. But the convenience of carrying a Kindle around is undeniable, and our local library now rents books via Kindle. Win-win!
  4. Rosetta Stone. Continuing my list of very expensive things I will probably never own is the leader in language learning, Rosetta Stone. My wife uses the Polish Level 1 once in a while to learn a few words, and my personal “wish list” package is the Spanish (Latin American) Level 1-5 Set. Retail price: $399.
  5. Tickets. I love a good concert, baseball game or celebrity presentation. (One of my favorite shows to date was an Alton Brown cooking demonstration at our local performance hall.) This one takes a bit of “knowing your audience,” but thankfully the gift-worthy Dads in our lives are usually very close family and friends.
  6. Reversible Double Griddle: I’m looking for a way to do mass production in the kitchen, and this is one idea. This combines two burners into what is hopefully a single, even-heat cooking surface. Reversible models are best, since you can “grill” or use the flat side for pancakes and the like. Most of the models are 16-20″ long, though I’d prefer longer in an ideal world. Non-stick seems to be the way to go, and the models have to be matched to the type of stove top you own (glass, ceramic, gas, etc.). This one is a good example for flat cooking surfaces.

That’s on my short and sweet wish list. Dads–what’s on yours?

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5 thoughts on “What to Get a Father This Year

  1. Mrs. SPF and I decided on a $35 limit for Mothers/Fathers day gifts. I don’t think your wish list would fit, unless we saved for a while. Nice list though.

  2. Nice list for a dream, but like SPF, we go for small gifts on these types of holidays. A book (paper, audible or downloadable), a subscription, or a set of tickets (preferably through a discount service like Groupon, LivingSocial or Goldstar.) What about a special home-cooked dinner (of your favorites) or that adorable cake pictured on your post?

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