This year, it’s going to be different. No more lame gifts that Dad doesn’t really care about. No more gifts that get used once and then put away forever. You want to give a gift that genuinely makes your Dad excited and that he will use over and over again! What you need are some ideas for great Birthday gifts for Dad that are amazing with just the right amount of fun to make them endure well past his Birthday.
There are lots of different kinds of gifts organized by age, cost, and interests for example. The problem is that very few of these gifts are amazing. Many can even be popular, but they don’t have that certain pop that would make your Pop sit up and take notice. They may be good for some as Birthday Gifts for Dad, but they’re not good enough for us!
It’s time to step it up a notch and add gifts to your Birthday Gifts for Dad list that will really be appreciated and that he will even be excited about. How do you find gifts like that? It can actually be pretty difficult to do. You can use the internet, but where do you go and how do you choose a gift? That’s where our list comes in. We’ve done the research for you and found what we believe are some of the most fun and amazing gifts out there for Dad’s Birthday.
Some are popular and some you’ve probably never heard of. They cross all ages, all categories, and cover every price range. One thing is for certain, they are all gifts that any Dad would be excited to receive. And they’re not just for Dads. Any of these would be great, gifts for boys, gifts for men, gifts for Grandpa, gifts for husband, best friend gifts, novelty gifts, unique gifts, gifts for boyfriend, cool gifts, or even Christmas gifts for just about anyone!
Take a look at our list and see if one or more of these great gifts is the perfect one for your Dad’s Birthday!
Birthday Gifts for Dad: 27 Great Gifts He Will Love
Adults and children alike love the world’s you can explore with an Xbox One Game Console + Kinect. Whether it’s driving, hand-to-hand combat, huge battles on Earth or other planets, or even one of the countless simulations from construction equipment to 747’s, there is something for everyone in the Xbox world. If you haven’t seen video games lately, you’re in for a big surprise. They have gotten more and more realistic to the point it is close to real life and sometimes it almost rivals real life. And then there are all the motion-enhanced games that you can use with Microsoft Kinect. Motion adds one more dimension of realism to many games. If several of your friends and family get Xbox One for Christmas, you can have some real fun matching up as teams online and sharing adventures. We call them games, but they’re really exciting, thought-provoking, and immersive simulations that are also fun and challenging. You may find it difficult to come back to your life once you’ve plunged yourself deep into the Xbox One world. If you’re worried about Dad being too old for Xbox One, you shouldn’t be. Xbox One is literally for all ages and if they can hold a controller or understand how to play, Xbox One will be your Dad’s new favorite pastime! If you even think that they might like the motion input and output that Kinect provides, be sure and by the bundle to save money.
If your Dad has an Xbox or PlayStation, they are a great choice to give an X Rocker 51396 Pro Series Pedestal 2.1 Video Gaming Chair! It’s really the perfect accessory for any gamer and it can even be connected to other chairs for amazing realistic action. All the connections are provided to send any audio source directly to the chair to be pumped out of two headrest speakers and a subwoofer so you can not only hear the music and heart-pounding action, but you can feel it too. This is a very comfortable chair complete with a raised pedestal and gunstock arms for hours of fatigue-free game play. When he’s not playing it makes a great chair for listening to music, reading, watching your favorite TV, or just relaxing. Your Dad will be the envy of every game-player they know!
When you think of the fun game Laser Tag, you usually think of headset and body armor-clad combatants shooting at each other and dying laser blast deaths with the sound of lasers hitting their targets. But, there is another way to play where you defend a target from the enemy in addition to being able to shoot each other. In order to do that you need to buy two gifts. The first is a multiplayer set of laser weapons, ideally for three or four players and the second is a Light Strike Intelligent Targeting System (ITS). One of the best sets of weapons out there is the Wowwee Special Edition Multiplayer Laser Tag Combo Set for One to Three Players and the best ITS is the Wowwee Light Strike Intelligent Targeting System.
The laser weapon set includes a red, yellow, and orange light assault striker and 3 individual targets and can be used by itself to conquer individual challenges, play one-on-one, or create the ultimate in team battles. Completely customizable with built-in weapon features and separate attachments, you can even activate a shield to reduce damage or shoot forever with unlimited ammo. The interactive lights and sound put you in the middle of the battle.
The other gift you need is the Intelligent Targeting System. This is really cool. Your Dad and his friends and family can play capture the flag against this smart system that even rotates for an added challenge. It comes with multiple built-in games that reward winning teams with strategic advantages and when you put it in Sentry Mode, it scans for enemies and blasts them. Bomb Mode sends out explosive bursts of damage to enemies. It even comes with Medic Mode that regenerates health. Interactive lights and sound work perfectly with the laser weapons.
With the popularity of smartphones and tablets has come a problem. Namely it’s hard to enter a lot of data into one of these devices using just the built-in keyboards. As they take over many of the tasks of your PC, it’s essential to have a way to input all of the data and text easily like you can with your computer, but in such a way that you can take whatever device you use with you. The keyboard device needs to be as portable as your tablet. The new, revolutionary way to enter text into your portable device is with a virtual keyboard. That’s right, you don’t even have to take a keyboard with you at all. You just take a small portable projector with you that projects the keyboard right on the surface in front of you and you type away. It’s Bluetooth compatible and connects directly to your device and takes the place of the built-in keyboard in your portable device.
Along with newer smartphone technology has come the era of the dead smartphone. Battery life has just not seemed to keep pace with all that you want to do with your phone. My phone will not last a complete day without recharging and I don’t think my phone uses all that much power. I can only imagine the power problems of some of the closer-to-tablet sized phones available now. No doubt your Dad knows the pain of running out of juice and so do all of your family and friends. That’s what makes the Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 Compact External Battery such a great gift. It’s highly compact and portable and can charge two devices at once using its two USB ports. It has special technology built in that detects and regulates the charging rate to the maximum your device can handle which means much faster charging times. It also has a monster capacity of 13,000 mAh which can recharge your phone several times before it needs recharging itself. Give your Dad the peace of mind of never a dead cellphone battery by giving a great, portable external battery.
Eating healthy is essential in these days of higher levels of obesity and what seems like a plague of health problems. your Dad probably likes fried foods as much as anyone, but the calories and fat don’t help the waistline or the cholesterol. If you’re trying to eat healthier, you can believe that your Dad is, too. Let’s face it, we’re all busy and on the run, and it’s just easier to grab fast food burgers and fries than it is to make healthy food at home. Until now, those great tasting fried foods made it hard to embrace eating healthy because they are some of your favorites. What if you could have your fried food while eating healthier? Can you really eat fries without all the fat and oil that makes it so unhealthy? The latest appliances are the oil-less air fryers. You could really give one of these to anyone on your list, including Dad, and they would love it. How does it work? An oil-less air fryer creates high-speed air cycling of continuously heated air and multi-surface air flow to provide comprehensive heating to cook food without oil or grease. Your Dad will get real fried food that tastes great without the unhealthy oil and fat. Give your Dad a gift that will fit right in with their healthier lifestyle. He will thank you for it!!
A little more mundane than some of the latest tech gifts, this gift choice will nonetheless thrill any Dad who receives it. Unlike your BBQ grill or oven, the Pizzacraft Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven can reach temperatures up to 700 degrees F, heats up in only 10 minutes, and can cook a large pizza in only 5 minutes. It’s also portable so you can take it to the game, camping, or picnics and make some of the best pizza you’ll ever taste exactly the way you want it. It uses a single propane tank to develop temperatures you can’t reach in your kitchen and propane makes the whole process easy and fast. It features a dual-layer, interlocking cordierite pizza stone with a heat-diffusing hollow core that ensures an evenly-baked crust and uses a reflective heat shield that makes sure your toppings cook at the same rate at the crust. More than great pizza, your Dad can make some great memories with his very own professional pizza oven.
If you’re thinking about a game for your Dad, then you might as well get him the most popular new game in the world, Cards Against Humanity, and one that’s soon to become his favorite game. It’s a simple game which is probably why so many love it. Each round consists of a player asking a question from one of the black cards and everyone else in the game tries to answer with their funniest white card. It’s billed as the party game for horrible people, but it’s mostly just fun. If your Dad is looking for a new party game that will liven up any get together then this is definitely the one to get.
Your Dad wants to share his music with friends or family at a party, the beach, or other social gathering but the speakers on his phone or MP3 player just don’t do the music justice. That’s where a portable Bluetooth speaker comes in. With plenty of volume and high quality audio, the highly portable, rugged, and waterproof JoyiQi Portable Outdoor Sport Boombox Bluetooth Speaker is the answer and a great gift for any Dad. There are plenty of Bluetooth speakers available, but only a few are rugged enough for outdoor use or are designed to be taken anywhere. This model is very affordable and can take the abuse of traveling to the beach, pool, or other social spot without batting an eye. No wires and 8 hours of music without recharging are just two of its great features. Give your music-loving Dad the ability to take his tunes with him and share with everyone.
Brand new and ready for Dad’s Birthday is the capable Samsung Galaxy Tab S2. It features the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and either an 8-inch or 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display that rivals the quality, brightness and color of anything else out there. With typical Samsung quality, a fast and amazing Octacore processor featuring both quad 1.9GHz and quad 1.3GHz processors, and included 32 GB of memory (upgradable to 128GB), speed and performance will never be in question. Special features allow communication between Samsung smartphones and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 that just makes life easier. If you’re planning to give a tech gift and your Dad doesn’t have a tablet, this is a great new one that will keep him on the cutting edge. You really can’t ask more from a tablet and if your Dad is already into the Android ecosystem, it’s really a no-brainer!
Waterproof Bluetooth portable speakers like the Ivation Acoustix All-Terrain Bluetooth Speakers have become all the rage because they provide a fun way to share music at parties and other social gatherings without having to worry about damage to the speaker or inadvertently getting it wet. Headphones and ear buds are still popular, but people are realizing that it’s much more satisfying to share music with others than to just listen to it solo. Also, headphones just won’t fill your party with music.
What do you do if your car didn’t come with a GPS Navigation system? You could use your phone, but nothing beats a dedicated GPS with a larger screen ready-to-go in your car. Of all the GPS manufacturers, Garmin is leading the way with some of the best GPS systems that now all come with Lifetime Maps. That means that your Dad will get a free update to their maps each time one is made available by Garmin. Whenever your Dad is exploring a new destination it would be helpful for him to be able to find his way around reliably and to find other points-of-interest right from his car. The Garmin nuvi 55LM is the perfect solution and gift for him. With a large 5-inch touchscreen, turn-by-turn voice prompts, and lifetime maps, it will be right at home in Dad’s car providing navigation and points-of-interest information right when he needs it for years to come…although he won’t probably ask for it!
Maybe your Dad lived through the 70’s and by now thought boom boxes were long gone, but the truth is they have never gone away, just gotten more modern and technologically advanced. The G-Project G-Boom Wireless Bluetooth Boom Box Speaker is a great example of the advancements that have been made. Winner of “Speaker of the Year” from iLounge, this model can really pump out the music wirelessly streaming from any Bluetooth-enabled device and its comes with a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery that provides up to 6 hours of on-the-go listening. It’s also very rugged with a super tough external housing and protective rubber base. It even doubles as a charging source thanks to a built-in USB charging port. It’s true, they’re not as giant-sized as they once were and they don’t have huge speakers and a lot of chrome plastic adorning them, but these modern versions are Bluetooth-capable, ruggedized, and can still pump out loud music which is what your Dad probably wants anyway. Great for parties or anywhere he wants to boom out his favorite music for all to enjoy. Get your special Dad the gift of boom.
This is a serious gift for your Dad who loves Apple products or wants a super portable, lightweight, laptop with an intuitive operating system. The Apple MacBook Air MJVE2LL/A 13.3-Inch Laptop with 128 GB of solid state storage is that serious gift you’re looking for. Sure to be one of your Dad’s favorite gifts, it runs rings around PC laptops in build quality and ease-of-use. It has it all for under $1000 including a fast 1.6 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, long battery life, and a beautiful display. As a gift it’s hard to beat, but you may find yourself wanting one as well. Get this lightweight, powerful, beautiful gift for your Dad and change his life.
We all love snacks including your Dad, but with snacks usually comes a lot of sugar, probably some fat, and the ability to make you sick if you eat too much. That’s where the Healthy Snacks In-a-Box gift box comes in. It’s a delightful mix of sweet and savory snacks with 45 single-serve items that are sure to include something for everyone to love. Perfect as a gift for Dad, you can also get them for businesses, work meetings, office break rooms, student care packages, sports team snacks, parties and many more events. Don’t let the healthy twist fool you, these are great-tasting all-healthy snacks that won’t let you down as the perfect snack-lover gift. Your Dad can take them hunting, to the beach, or anywhere he get’s a snack attack without feeling guilty about enjoying a snack.
Kids and kids-at-heart, like your Dad, love to battle each other and their family and friends. This realistic toy will make everyone in the family want to play. It’s basically a tracking anti-helo defense system that tries to ward off a yellow disc-firing helicopter and how successful you are is up to the operator. Fortunately, built-in robotics tracking helps the tracker find and lock-on to the enemy. There are three ways to play which keeps the fighting interesting and you can engage the enemy in single player or multi-player modes. Both the tracker and the helo can be controlled independently and with other Air Hogs toys, you can engage more than just the tracker. Don’t be surprised if this ends up being one of your Dad’s favorite gifts. It’s just that much fun!
When I was a kid, we had walkie-talkies and they were supposed to be fun and work for a mile, but in reality we were lucky if they would work between our yards and they weren’t rechargeable and battery life was horrible. So what’s changed that we would recommend a two-way radio as a gift for your Dad? Well times have changed like with most technology and two-way radios are back in as the communication method of choice when engaging in many outdoor adventures. The Motorola MS355 R FRS Waterproof Two-Way 35-Mile Radio Pack in Camo is the perfect example. First of all what about that 35-mile range? That’s amazing! Instead of two channels either of which could be full of static or others talking, these have many more to insure clear communications. They are also IP67 waterproof which means you could actually submerge one of these underwater for up to 30 minutes without leaks and keep right on using it. Also, they float! Safety, security, and reliable communication are all important when camping, hiking, or during any outdoor activity and these will make the perfect gift for your adventurous Dad.
On the opposite side of the fence from MacBooks are the Surface tablet/laptops from Microsoft who claims that they can almost replace your laptop. So realistically these are tablets with keyboards, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. It will make a great gift for your Dad, particularly if he is already a PC and Windows user. One of the most powerful, portable systems out there, it also makes a great gift for college students, business professionals, weekend warriors, and others who need a highly portable, powerful, tablet that can do nearly everything their desktop or larger laptop can do. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has the advantage over Apple’s MacBook Air in that it is convertible to a tablet which makes it more flexible in a variety of situations and it comes with a touchscreen display. It’s also less expensive but comes with similar technology like an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, a beautiful 12-inch touchscreen display, and now Windows 10 or newer is available. This is a great gift for any Dad who needs the portability for work or play.
Sure to be a hit with any Dad is the Apple iPad Air 2 tablet complete with a slew of technologically advanced features like the famous Retina Display, solid state storage, and Apple’s newest 8 MP iSight camera. With a long 10-hour battery life your friend or family member will be using it all day for work or play. It can’t be beat for ease-of-use, particularly if your Dad already has an iPhone or iPod and is entrenched in the Apple ecosystem. There is a reason why this pure tablet is so popular and it has a lot to do with build quality, features, ease-of-use, and capability. For music, images, video, or surfing the net, this is a great gift that can’t be beat. The Gold Version is a beautiful thing and it comes with a fast, fast A8X 64-bit processor with a built-in motion-coprocessor, a lighter and slimmer physique and, a bright and crystal-clear 2048×1536 Retina Display. One of the most wished-for gifts, get Dad the gift he really wants!
We all get bugs or flies in the house from time to time and the venerable fly swatter still seems to be the weapon of choice when trying to get rid of them. It seems like Dad is usually the one who has to step in and save the day. Thank goodness someone has invented something as effective as a fly swatter, but way more fun to use to kill those pesky bugs. The all-new Bug-A-Salt 2.0 Salt Gun Fly Swatter just may be the perfect weapon to kill not just flies, but other bugs like mosquitoes as well. This model kills them effectively up to 3 feet so Dad doesn’t even have to get that close and it’s very easy to use. Simply fill the chamber with salt, pump the handle, and fire away. It comes with a real safety to prevent accidents by pets and younger family members and you get about 50 shots before you have to reload. Maybe best of all, you get the kill without all the mess. No bug guts to deal with. Give Dad the power to kill bugs with from a distance with a single fun pull of the trigger.
Traxxas is one of the premier developers and builders of upscale RC vehicles. The newest version of its popular LaTrax Teton 4WD Monster Truck, is truly an outstanding example of their craft. Known for being rugged, this model has all-weather electronics and even a waterproof speed control. Realistic oil-damped shocks make quick work of rough terrain and keep the Teton on solid footing. If you’re planning to give an RC gift to your Dad and he likes trucks, this is the one for him.
We carry a camera with us all the time because we carry our smartphone, but what we don’t carry is a way to see more distant objects close up to enjoy their beauty or action. Sure you can zoom with your phone, but that zoom is tremendously limited and ultimately not very clear. Plus, if you’re getting your phone out to see at a distance during wet or otherwise humid conditions, you probably won’t see anything at all through the fogged lens while taking the risk of dropping and destroying your phone. That’s where a pair of Bushnell H2O Waterproof/Fogproof Roof Prism Binoculars comes in. If your Dad is a sports or outdoor enthusiast, give him something he can easily take to sporting events, on vacation, camping, fishing, hunting, or other outdoor activities so he can see all of the beauty and action up close without worrying about damaging or getting it wet. Not all binoculars are the same. Make sure you give a ruggedized set that is waterproof and fog-proof so that Dad can get the best image under any environmental conditions or even when on the water. Help him enjoy his outdoor adventures more. Give Dad a great set of ruggedized binoculars to bring it all into focus!
The Roku 3 may be our favorite TV-related home entertainment tool. We absolutely love that we can watch our favorite new shows, binge watch older series that we never got to see, or watch new movies at very reasonable prices from a variety of streaming sources like Amazon and Netflix with just a few clicks. This is the cream of the crop when it comes to streaming media. It has a lot of great features you can’t find on other players including voice search, full HD 1080p resolution, faster performance, dual-band extended range Wi-Fi, and even headphones that plug into the remote jack for silent operation. If you have a TV-fanatic Dad on your list, he absolutely needs the Roku 3. It is the standard by which all media players are judged and he will love it!
What could be more fun than finding a rare coin, ring, or other treasure on the beach, in your yard, or at a sporting event? After all, there is a little treasure hunter inside each of us including your Dad. As kids we made games of hunting for buried treasure, digging for gold, finding a giant diamond in our backyard, or uncovering some really valuable ancient artifact somewhere in the junk of our world. Now you can give a gift that may actually make some of those dreams come true. The Bounty Hunter TimeRanger Metal Detector is just the thing. Don’t give him a metal detector that he will use once and put away forever, get him a professional-grade model that actually gives him a fighting chance to find some treasure. This model is Bounty Hunter’s top of the line and has an incredible array of features designed to offer the excitement, fun, and even profit of true detecting. It has a large multi-function LCD readout with a touchpad control that displays target ID, depth, sensitivity level, a ground balance monitor, iron level discrimination, and battery level. What all that means is that it keeps your Dad in the know and is fully intuitive for professionals and beginners alike. It alerts you with sound and the display when you find something interesting and is powerful enough to search deeper than other metal detectors. It’s capable of many modes to reject uninteresting items that you know are garbage while focusing in on the really important finds. Keep your Dad’s dream of treasure alive with this really fun gift.
If you’re giving a GoPro Hero or you want the ultimate gift to take your Dad’s GoPro Hero to the next level, then the XProHeli ProPack XP2 Quadcopter definitely needs consideration. It’s not for the faint of heart, weighing in at over $2400, but it is a professional system and you may have already deduced that quadcopters are all the rage right now. The uses for this quadcopter are almost endless and particularly if your Dad is an action sports or adventure enthusiast, this model will help them capture the action where it might be difficult to do any other way. Whether on a mountain or cliff, driving, motorcycling, skateboarding or any other form of action sports, a professional-level quadcopter will give him the perfect vantage point for the best shots. He can even take this model to the next level and start any number of businesses like filming weddings to make some money on the side. The action video arena is an expensive one, but this is a fine example of a professional model.
If your Dad craves action and adventure, he probably also needs a capable, reliable way to save those exciting special moments for posterity. After all, what’s the good of doing something out there without a way to share it with each other and friends? Well, you may be thinking that he can just use his smartphone, but I can assure you that mobile phones and basic cameras are not up to the task of capturing high-quality action video outdoors and don’t have the attachments and accessories necessary to properly record many possible scenarios. Enter the GoPro HERO4 Black 4K Action Camera. This camera is designed especially for action camera work with a compact, lightweight form factor, tough exterior, waterproof capability, built-in Wi-Fi, wide-angle capability, and stunning sound quality. There is no doubt that your action Dad will know about the GoPro Hero and if he doesn’t have one he already wants one. Get him the undisputed king of professional and amateur action videos everywhere. It will be his favorite Birthday gift.
If your Dad is planning a trip to an exotic destination or even already live where scuba diving and snorkeling are some of the premier pastimes, then the GoMax GoPro Dive Scuba Diving/Snorkeling Mask with GoPro Mount could be the perfect gift choice. It’s true that the mask requires a GoPro camera to take pictures and GoPro cameras are not cheap, but if he already has one or has access to one, then he is all set to capture amazing shots of that exotic destination. How many times has someone you know gone snorkeling and tried to describe all the unbelievable beauty that they witnessed only to have it fall short because it’s simply too indescribable? Now your Dad can use video or pictures to show his adventures in full color and not have to explain a thing. This mask is flexible enough to be used while scuba diving or while snorkeling depending on the skillset or desires of your Dad. Just imagine him bringing back amazing pictures of reefs, ship wrecks, sea life, or other amazing images thanks to you! Make his next snorkeling trip his best one ever by allowing Dad to share beautiful pictures with all his friends and family!
There you have it. Some of the most fun and amazing gifts out there for Dad! For the most part, they won’t break the bank, but as you might expect, new and exciting can cost more money as well. If you pick a gift from our list, your Dad will thank you and be excited! These are gifts that he will use over and over again and think of you!
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