Holiday gift guide: 3 awesome gift ideas for dads
By Aimee Heckel
Dads can be tricky creatures to shop for. On one hand, many dads say they’ll be happy with whatever. They rarely create a Pinterest Christmas wish-list — yet so many of their “toys” are darn expensive.
As Black Friday creeps upon us, we confess: We have no idea what to get the dads in our lives. That’s why we’ve set out to scour the web and share our favorite unique, reasonably priced gift ideas with you.
1. The best gadget ever invented, according to other dudes — and Popular Science, which named this the best toy of the fair in 2011.
Imagine, just for a moment, a world in which your husband could own his very own teeny tiny awesome little tank that he could control with his smartphone. A wee little robotic tank to race and drive around and chase the cat with, and that said tank had a USB charger, so you wouldn’t have to take up stock in Energizer batteries.
Imagine a tiny little tank that only cost $24.95. Hello! Come to Daddy, TankBot.
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2. A stone drink dispenser. We’re not saying you should put an upside-down bottle of Dad’s favorite whiskey in here, but we’re also not saying you shouldn’t. Because lifting a bottle and pouring is so 2012. This piece of lazy awesomeness is ideal for a mancave, basement, wet bar, den, kitchen, desk, office — actually, maybe you should pick up a few of them. It sure beats a water cooler.
Pick up a whiskey cooler (let’s be honest; that’s what it is) for $125 at UncommonGoods.com.
3. It’s kind of a cross-breed between a teeny little tank and a whiskey fountain: a tiny baby keg. Baby, as in size. Not like, a keg… for your baby… You get it. So. This is a small beer dispenser, featuring a fancy temperature indicator and all kinds of lights and gadgets and manly joys. And beer. Fill it with the beer.
Find a Krups B100 BeerTender for $149 online at Krupsonlinestore.com.
Bonus: If you’re looking to save money on Dad’s gifts, chances are you also need to save on kids’ gifts. Here’s the link you need to bookmark so you never pay full price for kid items again.
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