Dads and Granddads over 50-years-old are confident and comfortable in their own skin and we cherish their unique personalities. Chances are they don't need another tie -- many men have given up wearing them except for the most solemn occasions. Looking for a gift he will actually enjoy? Here are eight distinctive picks that will show him he's number one on June 21st.
1. Does he appreciate a good deal?
These apps are available for iPhones and Androids for $2.00 or less:
iBird Pro, the BirdsEye and the Audubon Field Guide to North American Birds
Endomondo Sports Tracker
2. Is he nearing retirement and wondering "Now what?"
Energize Your Retirement: Stories of Passionate Pursuits by Christine Sparacino ($14.99) presents interviews with retirees across the country (ages 59-84) and is chock full of ideas of ways to be active and involved after a retirement. Find it on Amazon.
3. Is he fed up trying to find lost items?
Where's the Remote? ($25.95) If he loses his remote, keys, cell phone, pets or any other item, just push the button on the transmitter and the corresponding colored receiver will begin beeping! Its signal will penetrate through drawers, cushions, pillows, or even walls making it easy to find lost items. Find it on Amazon.
4. Does he love high-tech and BBQ?
Man-Law Digital BBQ Thermometer Tongs ($31.00). This handy grilling tool combines a BBQ thermometer with tongs! Set the on-board alarm to the temperature of your liking and the audible alert will let him know when the meat is done. Find on BBQGUYS.
5. Does he enjoy craft beer?
Beer Flight Sampler ($39.99) Numbered sampler glasses line up on acacia wood paddle to serve comparison sips of pilsners, ales, stouts and other brews. Find it on Amazon.
6. Is he a bike enthusiast?
Outdoor Rugged Bluetooth Speakers ($89.00) They are shaped like a water bottle and easily slide into his bike's water bottle holder. He can safely play music when he rides without using earphones. Find it on Man Cave America.
AC/DC Emergency Power Dome ($149.99) This tough, compact rechargeable battery is a powerful emergency AC and DC power source, auto jump-starter, 260 psi air compressor, and a built-in 5 LED utility light to light up your work area. Find it at Whatever Works.
NFL, MLB, or NCAA Microfiber Team Recliner ($699.99). This durable microfiber recliner features embroidered logo and logotype on both the headrest and footrest, so everyone knows which team you are rooting for. The padding is overstuffed, so you can spend your football Sundays in complete comfort, forgetting what it even feels like to be sore and stiff from sitting for so long! At Man Cave Authority.