When gift cards, wallets, and cologne become far too boring and much less than what your dad truly deserves, consider one of these gift options when deciding how to treat your dad to something special and unique.
Cobra Radar Detector
For dads with a need for speed, but not so much of a need to get pulled over, a Cobra Radar Detector may be the perfect gift. Cobra offers a wide array of detectors for all budgets starting at $59 for the ESD 7570 or up to $299 for the DSP 9200 BT or SSR 80.
The DSP 9200 BT is equipped with a multitude of features that puts basic radar detectors to shame, most noticeably is its capability to connect to Cobra’s iRadar Community app via Bluetooth. In addition to a wide variety of monitoring features including red light, trap, and speed camera notifications, the app also offers real time reporting capabilities from other users as well as basic navigation control, car finder, and music control.
Custom Engraved Hammer
Allow the favorite man in your life to get his hands dirty in style with a wide selection of custom engraved tools from RusticCraft. Whether your dad is more of a builder or a lumberjack, RusticCraft has the perfect selection.
They offer a wide variety of personalized axes including a half hatchet, hunter axe, camper’s axe, double and single bit long axes, log splitting axe, fire axe, flathead, and many others.
A great selection of claw hammers are also available, including an adorable father and son set equipped with both a full size and mini hammer. Most of these items range between $100 - $200.
With a $3500 price tag, the Jura Z6 may quite possibly be the best non-commercial coffee machine on the market. The Z6 is well known for its pulse extraction process which in turn offers some of the finest ristretto or espresso for your favorite dad to wake up to every morning. The Z6 also offers an onboard Intelligent Water System with automatic filter detection, as well as a customizable milk crowning feature – where the milk temperature can be set by the user.
Along with many other fantastic functions, this Swiss made coffee machine packs everything it has to offer into a sleek and modern design that will exquisitely satisfy dad’s coffee fix.
Looking to offer dad more of an unforgettable experience as opposed to a tangible item? A heart pounding race car driving experience from Cloud 9 Living may be the perfect gift. These experiences put dad right next to famous racecar drivers for a high-speed ride along, or even offer the opportunity to be in the hot seat and drive the car himself.
Cloud 9 has teamed with professional drivers and professional courses throughout the country to offer a once in a lifetime experience that can be customized to your dad’s liking. If choosing to take hold of the wheel himself, your dad will receive one-on-one training from some of the best known drivers in the sport before suiting up and burning some rubber himself.
For the technology savvy dads, consider the up and coming Oculus Rift VR Goggles to give your dad an out of this world (literally) experience while gaming. With its built in OLED display and IR LED sensors, the Oculus Rift offers close to real life experiences for its users. While your dad may look a bit goofy while wearing them, the virtual reality experience is well worth the trade off.
If you already own a compatible Windows PC or Xbox One unit, the goggles themselves run about $600. Purchasing a companion PC or Xbox obviously would raise the price tag a bit, but still a gift that is sure to be enjoyed and appreciated.
It’s always a good time to think outside the box. Dad is a very special person in a family’s life and showing you care by going the extra mile in thinking of a gift that creates experiences is a gesture that he will remember for a lifetime.
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