Birthdays. Christmas. Birthdays. And almost certainly Father’s Day. Here is that line again.
“Oh, I don’t need anything,” he said, turning on the TV channel. “It’s just another day for me.”
Dad thinks so too. I know because I wrote the script. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy anything for the man in your life.
That’s why I researched and read, and to the best of my ability, I also thought about what gifts to buy for a dad who doesn’t want anything. I’m a dad myself and I hope somewhere in the list below you find something for the dad who has it all – or at least said he does.
If a dad isn’t a grill, he risks losing his dad’s license, right? And we never utter the word “propane” within a mile of Papa.
Light up her world with the Traeger Pro Series 575 Wood Pellet Grill
Traeger TFB57GZEO Pro Series 575 Grill, Smoker
Throughout my grilling history, I have struggled to keep the right coals right – essential for a good barbecue. But according to its manufacturers, the Traeger Pro Series 575 has a direct drive system that efficiently feeds pellets to the fire, achieving consistent temperature and smoke levels. Wow.
And it does not stop there. With this cute piece of metal to grill you can cook from almost anywhere thanks to a special app on your smartphone.
Barbecue Grill Light and Fan
If dad enjoys cooking after the sun goes down and prefers to breathe fresh air rather than smoke, he’ll appreciate the cordless barbecue light and fan. This handy gadget features two LED lights that swivel to illuminate the cooking action, as well as four fans to blow out smoke.
According to Sharper Image, the lights and fans move independently of each other and fit most non-kettle style grills.
Wireless fire starter torch
Spark your relationship (and dad’s with the grill) with the Wireless Firestarter Torch. It’s safe, refillable, cleaner than the old-fashioned methods (like those long nose lighters from the supermarket), and it’s battery-friendly.
Plus, according to the manufacturer, it can light your coals in under 20 seconds.
Wireless smart meat thermometer with long range Bluetooth connectivity and assisted cooking
For the multitasking barbecue chef, the Yummly Smart Meat Thermometer with Long-Range Bluetooth Connectivity and Assisted Cooking is a bite to eat, but will help create delicious bite-size appetizers without being tethered to the grill.
According to Yummly, this amazing little tool will monitor the temperature of meat up to 150 feet away, via a free app on your smartphone or tablet. And get this: it lets you know when to flip your burgers or hot dogs, or have the steaks. There are also preset assisted cooking programs for perfect fish and poultry. Who needs to guess when you have an app to calculate everything?
For me, the hunt stops when looking for a parking space or at one of those bar games where you spot the difference between two photos. But billions of dads hunt. If your father is among them, let’s send him to smile in the woods.
LLBean 8 ” Men’s Boots: The Original Duck Boot
Make her feet thankful with a pair of LL Bean duck boots. These legendary boots saw the light of day in 1912 and made their manufacturers famous. With their full grain leather uppers, rubber soles and steel shank for support, they have become so synonymous with quality that they are popular with non-hunters.
As the Bean family will tell you again, “Chances are you only need one pair.”
All Terrain 360 Degree Swivel Seat Hunting Chair
While we’re in the neighborhood, just because he has straight boots on doesn’t mean he has to be on his feet all day. Refer to the Chama All Terrain Swivel Hunting Chair.
Some would argue that having a comfortable, water-repellent, lightweight (8 lb, 6 oz.) Chair that swivels 360 degrees is not “rough”. But hey, this is no ordinary folding chair. While it rests on its perch, it is supported by a UV and tear resistant denier fabric. The chair’s legs, legs and swivel hub are made of high quality aluminum and glass injected nylon.
Top it all off with a handy carry bag and you are a very happy hunter.
Every man has a hobby – or at least would love to have one. Photography was my hobby which turned into a profession, now a hobby again. Helping dad take better photos is a great plan – so he has a great excuse not to be in the picture at all of those important events.
Canon PowerShot SX540 Digital Camera with 50x Optical Zoom
For under $ 300, the Canon SX 540 HS digital camera is a good place to start. Canon is the clear leader in quality cameras, especially in this price range.
Features of the SX 540 include a large 20.1 megapixel CMOS sensor (for exceptional sharpness and quality), a built-in flash, an incredible 50x long-range optical zoom and an easy-to-read 3-inch LCD monitor.
And of course, it’s small, light, and super easy to use.
BeerDroid Fully Automated Beer Brewing System
Coffee is great for the morning – in fact, it’s much better than beer. But you get the idea. Brewing beer is a hobby.
The BeerDroid is said to be the world’s first fully automated personal brewing system, producing up to 2.6 gallons at a time. Inspired by some of the world’s most popular beers, the system includes American Pale Ale “BrewPrint” for easy understanding and flawless step-by-step production.
BeerDroid is connected to Wi-Fi (isn’t that all?), Allowing you to monitor your brew and keep you up to date with every step of the process, like the patented end of fermentation (EOF), which automatically detects when your froth is at home is ready for keging.
2 Subscription Kit-Blue Oyster + Lion’s Mane
With a subscription to two kits for growing Blue Mushrooms and Lion’s Mane Mushrooms, Dad can provide the chokes for his own steak dinner, especially if he keeps his Dark Man Cave like a real cave.
In addition to appearing in gourmet stores, Lion’s Mane mushrooms (this is what they look like) are believed by some to offer health, disease, and memory loss benefits. Remember to spray the little guys every now and then.
Deep, sometimes gloomy, but generally not mysterious, the caveman is the inner sanctum where Dads go to yell at athletes on TV and recharge their daddy’s batteries.
Putt-A-Bout Grassroots By Three Putting Green
If Dad is a golfer – or wants to be – he’ll love the Putt-A-Bout Grassroots By Three Putting Green (easier to write than say), available on Amazon.
With the time he spends on this affordable 9-by-3-foot indoor aid, he probably won’t be doing The Masters, but he’ll at least have a little fun. And there’s encouragement from the (look for it) smiley face built into the other end of the green.
It’s hard to go wrong with improved sound. Meet the Sonos Roam versatile speaker.
This cordless wonder is weatherproof and mobile, so it’s perfect for the outdoors or the office (if the boss allows it), and certainly his man cave.
In addition, the sweet-sounding little puppy is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi compatible, so he can feed directly from his smartphone, join an array of similar speakers, respond to voice commands (from Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant) and much more.
Palo Alto [LP]
For a unique musical treat, Thelonious Monks’ famous 1968 Palo Alto concert recently became available on vinyl and CD. It was an event that hardly took place.
A student at Palo Alto High School in Northern California invited the great jazzman to perform at his school, thinking from the start that Monk would never come.
As it turned out, the pianist was scheduled to attend a jazz workshop in San Francisco around the same time and, to everyone’s surprise, accepted the child’s invitation.
Today, some 53 years later, Dad can enjoy this miracle concert.