So Father’s Day is coming up, but instead of buying your dad a flashy gadget that might just confound him, rather hook him up with one of these items that’ll be more fun than frustration!
PhoneSoap – $99.95
With COVID-19 and the concern around cleanliness, this is a gift that is more relevant than ever. The PhoneSoap device is an enclosed case that uses UV light to sanitise a phone, while also having a battery pack that will charge the phone simultaneously. So not only is the phone constantly clean and charged up (in case your dad feels like battery-charging is a hassle), but it’s also well protected in the case, so there’s no chance of chucking it down the driveway or sitting on it by accident!
Golf ball Monogram Stamper – £10.00
If your dad is a keen golfer, and loves to make things his own, then this Golfball Monogram Stamper is the perfect way for him to add his own little flair (and ownership) over his golf balls. Featuring a little self-inking stamper, your dad can then put his initials on his golf balls, allowing him to know whose is whose when he’s out golfing with his buddies. It includes 52 initials and letters, tweezers, and 5ml of quick-dry ink.
RocketBooks – various prices
Is your dad a guy that likes to take notes or make doodles with old school pen and paper? Then RocketBook will be the perfect combination of old school ergonomics with the advantage of cloud storage, allowing you to never lose important information. It combines a notebook and an app, where the app will scan the notes made in the notebook and save them to a cloud storage destination in a neat and cropped format. He’ll be able to take his notes in his own hand-writing, or make diagrams or sketches, and be able to beam them straight to a cloud-storage service like Google Drive, Evernote, or iCloud. The RocketBook even lets you use the pages repeatedly by erasing ink with moisture, and by using FriXion pens, he’ll never run out of pages.
Haynes Build Your Own Retro Radio – £22.00
Is your dad a little reluctant to get with the times and start using current generation technology? That’s alright, there are a few gadgets out there that still cater to those that enjoy analog over digital. This kit includes all the components and instructions to build a classic Haynes FM Radio, straight from the 1970s. So if he’s a little more Classic FM rather than Netflix, this should remind him of the days before technology became all confusing and temperamental.
Porsche Model Engine – £99
If your dad is a petrolhead with a healthy respect for the precision of German engineering, then this model kit might be right up his alley. Basically, a serious Lego set for adults, this 1:4 scale replica is of the classic 1966 Porsche 911’s flat six engine, with over 280 pieces and that’s fully functioning with authentic FX sounds. Building it is most of the fun, but afterwards he’ll have some of the glory of a Porsche engine, minus the absurdly expensive maintenance costs and exorbitant petrol consumption!
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