With summer finally here, it’s that special time of year where it’s time to start thinking about the best gifts for Dads and grads again! But where should you start when picking the perfect present? We’ve compiled a few suggestions to help get your gift list started.
To begin with, if there’s one thing Dads and grads can agree on, it’s that Batman is the coolest caped crusader out there. Both will love his latest must-see video game adventure Batman: Arkham Knight, which you can pre-order at GameStop right now! As a special bonus for pre-ordering there, you’ll also receive the exclusive Red Hood and Harley Quinn Story Packs.
Another great reason to pre-order this weekend: it’s Batman Collectibles Weekend, so you can pick up exclusive t-shirts, a variety of action figures, and even a Batarang replica in store too.
And if you’relooking for a great Father’s Day gift that’s super affordable, you can also grab a pre-owned X-Box 360 at GameStop for under $60 after a mail-in rebate – it’s a great deal for anyone on your list this summer.
Of course tons of dads love playing golf too, right? So whether that special dad in your life is an experienced player or new to the sport, the TomTom Golfer GPS watch makes a great gift option as well.
It comes pre-loaded with data for over 38,000 of golf courses around the world. You can literally take it with you anywhere and know every inch of the course you’re on, and with its simple one-button control and extra-large display, it couldn’t be easier to use either.
It’s one of the only watches out there that combines preloaded distances, unique hazard graphics of each course, and wireless updates – who could ask for more? You can get it for a special Father’s Day price of $199 until July 12, available at TomTom.com and Amazon.
And we want to make sure we keep our dads and grads looking good on and off the golf course, right? Luckily, the gift of grooming is one that never goes out of style.
Two things guys should always look for in a grooming device are power and precision, and the Wahl Elite Pro Clipper and Lithium Ion+ Trimmer deliver on both. They offer twice the torque and feature Wahl’s patented ground-blade technology for a smooth, even cut every time.
In addition to their sleek, stylish design, they come with all the guide combs and accessories guys need to look sharp, whether it’s at home, at work, or heading off to college. And it’s an easy gift because you can find them at major retailers nationwide.
As you can see, there are tons of great gifts available for Dads and grads this holiday season – all of the above provide a great place to get started!
How can you stay more productive while on the road this holiday season, even if you don’t consider yourself a technology expert? It’s a great question, and one we’re proud to have teamed up with our friends at Hyatt Place to answer as part of its Seamless Travel Series. If you’re a road warrior hoping to stay up to speed, take a look at the following video from an appearance on The Daily Buzz TV show in which we provide some handy hints, tips and expert advice, as well as suggestions about the latest and greatest new gadgets and apps, that can help high-tech travelers stay ahead of the curve.
Also, a few simple ideas to keep in mind right from the get-go:
- Get connected to cloud computing services so you can share your desktop and files online virtually anytime, anywhere you travel from nearly any device
- Pack extra batteries, recharging energy cases, and long-lasting laptops along on your travels so you don’t have to worry about your plans short-circuiting last-minute
- Grab apps that can help you manage your flight schedules, reservations, and appointments on the fly
- Book a hotel that with lots of amenities – for example, Hyatt Place doesn’t just offer WiFi… it offers free, dependable, high-speed WiFi throughout the hotel, as well as in-room USB ports and lots of comfortable workspaces if you need them. If you forget your phone charger, you can also grab a loaner unit from its Odds & Ends program.
- Pack multi-purpose gizmos like eReaders that let you run apps that let you perform all sorts of functions for work and play, so you only have to cram one gadget into your carry-on – that way, you can stay productive or access music, movies and games to unwind with right from the same screen.
As you can see, technology can make life much simpler and more seamless for today’s traveler. All it takes to get synced up these days? A few minutes of your time, which high-tech solutions can help you get back 10X over with little effort – call them the holiday gift that keeps on giving.
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Dozens of great gift ideas are available for Father’s Day 2014: It’s picking the best ones from all those choices that’s the tricky part! Happily, with the help of some of our friends at several leading firms, we’ve had a chance to sit down and hash out a number of promising new picks that are guaranteed to make Dad’s entire summer. Whatever his interests, whether they lean towards movies, music, or high-tech gadgets, the following five choices are sure to get his attention – and go over about 800X better than a tie or singing greeting card.
For starters, if you want to put a smile on Dad’s face (and keep it happy and healthy), check out the Oral-B Black 7000 power brush. It has a sleek design which removes up to 100 percent more plaque than a regular toothbrush. Oral-B also has a great Power of Dad campaign going on right now at PowerofDad.com – you can share all your favorite photos and moments with dad using hash tag power of dad.
Now whether he loves listening to music or sports, or watching videos on the go, your father will also dig the LG GRUVE headphones. In addition to delivering awesome HD sound quality, they are super comfortable and block out unwanted noise. The headphones can also be used wirelessly with any Bluetooth-enabled device or wired with an auxiliary cable. You can answer calls and hear texts in between listening to your favorite songs, a feature Dad will definitely dig.
If your father plans to enjoy some summer travel this season, he’ll also want to stay in touch with family and friends, and magicJack is a great way for him to stay plugged in for less than $3 a month. The new magicjack GO uses any broadband connection for improved call quality and free international calls to the U.S. so it’s perfect for summer travel. He’ll also dig the free magicApp for smartphones and tablets which lets him take his home or office number wherever he goes.
And while on-the-go, you can help Dad stay connected with his favorite electronics at home. With the D-Link wi-fi smart plug you can easily control your home devices, wherever you are. With the mydlink Wifi Smart Plug app, you can create on/off schedules for your electronics and keep an eye on power consumption at home. Also no need to worry about overheating appliances – with the built-in thermal sensor, the smart plug will automatically turn them off it they get too hot.
Of course, every dad loves a good laugh as well. Johnny Knoxville has an all-new movie called Bad Grandpa .5, which is a follow-up to the hit comedy Bad Grandpa. It’s available to download NOW and is loaded with never-before-seen pranks and hilarious behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. It’s pretty hilarious, and something your dad (and your grandpa) will really enjoy.
As you can see, there are plenty of great gifts available for Father’s Day 2014 – we wish you and your family a wonderful time!