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Father’s Day Gift Ideas: For The Cool, The Geek, The Superdad

4 Comments 05 June 2010

You know, when I started thinking about writing a post for Father’s Day gift suggestions, I realized that (as a non-Father) I would be better off asking an expert. With that, we have the first ever post on Chic Shopper Chick to be written by a MAN. Be still my heart. In my defense, I picked the coolest man I know, who also happens to be wicked smart and a great father. If you don’t already know Morgan Brown, well, you most definitely should. So, without further ado, check out his recommendations for Father’s Day!

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With Father’s Day right around the corner it’s always fun to dream of those ideal gifts that you’d love to get as a Dad. Us dads love to think of all the gadgets and toys we’d rather get than the inevitable new tie – that safety blanket for loved ones who think that “Dad is impossible to shop for.” Well, I’m here to speak for all dads when I say we’re not that hard to shop for. Especially the geeky kind, like me. And to prove it I’ve listed the top five gifts on my wishlist for this Father’s Day. Hopefully you’ll find some inspiration for your gift to Dad here. If I can save just one dad from getting another tie, my work here will be done. So with that, let’s get started!

The iPad
(varies $499 – $729)
This is the priciest item on the list, but let’s face it, it’s the coolest gadget out there at the moment. If you’ve got a dad that travels for work consider the 3G version which gives him Internet access no matter where he is. It’ll be a gift for the whole family too, with games, books and video, there is something for everyone on this thing. Now that I think about it, you might need to pick up two.

SuperDad T-Shirt ($9)
We love to feel loved. And nothing says love like this SuperDad t-shirt in the original Superman font. It makes us feel super-cool, and at $9 you can’t go wrong. We don’t want to pat ourselves on the back, but it sure feels good to know that the people that we love think the world of us. (Note: Tee Fury t-shirts are only available for a day at a time. So, if you miss out on the SuperDad shirt you can always give dad this awesome 1-Up shirt and pay homage to his childhood superheros, Mario and Luigi.)

Geek Dad Book
Let’s face it, we all spend too much time in front of the TV, computer or video game system. Geek Dad is a book filled with fun ideas that dads can do with kids. They’re fun and educational and create some great bonding moments between father and son or daughter. Some of the activities include building the best slip ‘n slide ever and how to transform any room into a spaceship. Good times!

MAKE Magazine Subscription
If you’ve got a dad that’s the handy type consider getting him a subscription to MAKE magazine. Filled with tons of DIY (do-it-yourself) projects, this magazine will keep even the biggest tinkerer occupied year round. And the projects are cool too, like building a cat toy that updates Twitter when the cat pounces. It’s really the gift that gives year round.

National Wildlife Federation’s Be Out There Pledge
The NWF’s new Be Out There pledge is a pledge that families can take to spend more time outside with their kids. Plus they have great activity suggestions for the outdoors and a free newsletter you can sign up for to receive tips and ideas throughout the year. Take the pledge together and pair it with a season pass to your local parks and you’ll have a year’s worth of adventures awaiting you on any given weekend.

Bonus – Star Wars Cookie Cutter and Pancake Molds ($19.95)
Here’s a bonus idea that you can buy and use on Father’s Day. Grab these cool Star Wars cookie and pancake molds and surprise Dad with breakfast in bed. Nothing says love like Darth Vader and Yoda pancakes. Plus they’ll make for cool cookies and pancakes for the rest of the Star Wars fans in your family year round.

So there you have it, 6 ideas for dads that go above and beyond the traditional (and tired) tie. I hope these give you some inspiration for this Father’s Day and make your SuperDad’s day.

Your Comments

4 Comments so far

  1. Jennifer B says:

    Hahaha My husband would love the star wars cookie cutter and pancake molds!

  2. Thao says:

    I bought the Star Wars pancake molds and love them. I gave it to hubby already because I want him to make pancakes tomorrow!


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