You know the mainstream devices out there so let me show you some innovative gadget gift ideas for Dad slightly off the beaten path. Here’s a look at some unique, useful and fun products.
1. THE ESTES® SYNCRO™ RADIO-CONTROL DRONE
For a much cheaper tiny take anywhere have a blast fun toy drone check this out.
It’s a postage stamp-sized, remote control drone that won the Best Toy Award at the 2014 Nuremberg International Toy Fair and UK Toy Fair for its aerial antics. Providing a ridiculous amount of fun the Syncro soars and hovers wherever you send it, levels itself with a built-in gyroscope, includes LEDs for low-light flying, and weighs less than half an ounce so it doesn’t do major damage if it crashes. $30 More Info: http://amzn.to/1B4SGc7
2. BABY SUSHER GADGET
Technology to the rescue! Help Dad keep his sanity when he is alone with the baby. According to reviews this device does help soothe fussy babies. With loud, rhythmic shushing noises, the Baby Shusher draws on ancient, time-tested practices. Baby Shusher allows you to set either a 15-minute option or a 30-minute option and it has built-in volume control so that it’s louder than baby’s cries, which is proven to help calm babies. $31 More Info: http://bit.ly/1tyWHS9
So much fun! Smartphone-controlled airplane. Just download the free app and connect the plane to your phone with Bluetooth. The SmartPlane responds to the hand movements of the pilot in real-time so you can easily tilt, turn, and increase the throttle. This was named Best Tech Toy at London’s Toy Fair 2014. $48 More Info: http://bit.ly/1JDE0nk
4. THE BARMAN
The Barman Smart Cocktail Mixer and App are the only system Dad will need to make the perfect drink anytime, anywhere. First, use the free, wireless cocktail-mixing platform for your smartphone to select your glass size and your drink — with hundreds of preloaded recipes, the ability to learn any drink you create, and a dedicated function that tells you what you can make with what you have on hand, it’s always got you covered. Then, the Barman Scale will use its patented, state-of-the-art technology to tell you what to pour, when to start pouring, and when to stop — and gives you your own light show while doing it. $55 More Info: http://bit.ly/1Gqcar
5. SPHERO DARKSIDE OLLIE
It’s just wired into guys… We love remote controlled gadgets. This thing is fun! Darkside Ollie rolls at speeds of up to 14 mph and connects instantly to your phone or tablet via Bluetooth with a range of up to 100 feet. You can turn on a dime with Nubby Tires, take them off to drift like a street racer and jump downstairs for a whole house race. $130 More Info: http://bit.ly/1f3YCZc
6. PARROT ROLLING SPIDER MINI DRONE
Another great remote control gadget. This is an ultra-compact drone controlled by smartphone. It flies indoors and outdoors with surprising speed and stability. Acrobatic tricks are available from the free app
He does front and rear loops in one click. With its removable wheels, it runs from floor to ceiling and walls. $100 More Info: http://bit.ly/1f3Zdda
7. PARROT JUMPING SUMO MINI DRONE
This land based drone is a blast! Control it with your smartphone. See what it sees with live video stream from the sumo’s built in camera. Parrot Jumping Sumo is a responsive bot with a strong personality which rolls, rushes, zig-zags, circles, takes turns at 90°. In a flash, it leaps up to 80 cm in height! It rolls over virtually any surface and can jump straight up or jump forward. $130 http://bit.ly/1S65686
8. INNO FLASK POCKET BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
This is so cool. INNOFLASK is in a new class of audio device. Small in size and in a firm case no larger than a sunglass case, the InnoFLASK offers great portable sound. This is easy to set up and play in a hotel room, garage, garden setting or on the go. The stylish hard case makes it easy and convenient.
$130 More Info: http://bit.ly/1GtuG2F
9. SECRET AGENT ALARM CLOCK
Let your pops feel cool with this fun unique alarm clock. Simply put it under your pillow and whatever time you set it to go off it will vibrate, instantly shaking, not stirring you awake. In the shape of a Walther PPK/S hand gun, this firearm won’t cause any harm! Once awake, press the trigger and shoot it at the wall to reveal the time in bright red LED lights or stop the alarm. If you just want to know the time, pull the trigger and it will project for 30 seconds onto anything you point it at.
$25 More Info: http://bit.ly/1JLnEY5
10. IDEVICES: IGRILL²
From the novice griller to the pro, sit back while this Bluetooth Smart meat thermometer alerts you when your meat is at the perfect temp. Pair with mobile device thru app and monitor your meat from afar. Four probes allow you to monitor temperatures of four separate meats simultaneously with app
Customized temperature alerts tell you when your food reaches the perfect temperature
$100 More Info: http://www.iDevicesInc.com
11. QUIRKY REFUEL SMART PROPANE TANK GAUGE
Nothing puts the kabosh on Dad’s cookout faster than an empty propane tank. With Refuel, he’ll never get caught off guard by said BBQ bummer again. This super smart propane tank gauge connects to the Wink app on your mobile device so no matter where he is, he’ll always know when it’s time to refuel.
$50 More Info: http://bit.ly/1I2Uu2k
The downside of grilling.. Cleaning the grill. GrillBot is on it. The world’s first automatic grill cleaning robot! It will give Dad more time to enjoy your friends, family, and the party! Simply place the grillbot on your grill, press a button and you’re done! The grillbot does all the grill cleaning for you. No more scrubbing! Grillbot is easy-to-use and fun to watch — a fully-automated device that makes grill cleaning possible with just the push of a button. $120 More Info: http://grillbots.com/
13. FISH HUNTER
Help dad find those fish hi-tech style with this completely portable smartphone fish finder. It is wireless gps gadget that measures water depth, surface water temperature and helps you pinpoint fish. Information is transmitted to a smartphone app. Using a high frequency transducer, securely wrapped inside a sealed, waterproof silicone-polymer case , the FishHunter fish finder provides superior resolution and accuracy in all marine weather conditions. $170 More Info: http://bit.ly/1QT8y3h
Help dad improve his golf game with this gadget. SwingTIP is the industry’s most affordable, effective and easy-to-use mobile golf swing analysis and training tool on the market. It’s a Bluetooth-enabled motion sensing device that clips onto your golf club shaft. It works with a free mobile so it can capture, record and analyze your swing to display a 3D animation and video recording of your swing alongside key impact metrics and instructor-style analysis to fix his swing. $100 More Info: http://bit.ly/1i7cSLG
15. GHOST AERIAL PLUS DRONE
This is pricey… but this drone will have all the other dads with their toy drones jealous!
Controlled by an intuitive iPhone app, with unique features like tilt mode and auto-following, it provides users with a fun flying experience and professional levels of camera control. The Aerial Plus gives you all that you need to capture your GHOST flights in stunning high resolution. Aerial Plus give you the Gimbal, the made-for-purpose Ehang Sports camera, and a Micro SD card for storing your images, making this package the ultimate in drone experience. $679 More Info: http://bit.ly/1Ta7ZGr
16. ELECTROHOME: SIGNATURE RETRO HIFI STEREO SYSTEM
High quality vinyl record, CD and MP3 player with AM/FM radio encased in a classic retro design. Made with real wood and rich walnut finish, amber lighting on the tuning dial and antiqued patina faceplate to personify a truly vintage system Includes USB port and AUX input for any music playing device including iOS and Android smartphones and tabletsBuilt-in MP3 encoder to record MP3’s to any USB storage device without the use of a computer. $200 More Info: http://www.electrohome.com
17. SUPERSTAR BACKFLOAT FROM MONSTER
If Dad is hitting the ocean, lake, pool, or bathtub this summer this Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker that Floats can help him truly relax.. or Rock Out! BackFloat portable speakers are extremely potent, packing a punch at very high volume levels without distortion, even as they float around the pool or tub.
$150 – More info: http://bit.ly/1F6ZdxS
18. SNAPBOX CUSTOMIZED PHOTO PILLOW-
This one’s a little on the softer side. Appeal to the sentimental Dad by giving him the gift of you on a pillow. A special memory preserved in comfort. Photos are printed in high quality on a luxurious faux suede cushion, with clear color vibrancy. Inside, each pillow cushion is filled with 100% allergy friendly material. Both cushion and cover are machine washable without compromising the quality of the print
$35 More Info: http://bit.ly/1MmJjoA
19. IMPECCA THE ALERT BAND FATIGUE DETECTOR
This might be dorky. But as a Dad I can say we are always tired! Burnt out! If your father has a long commute in the car this just might save his life. You wear it like a headband while driving. Comfortable, Lightweight Bluetooth Device Monitors Driver’s Brainwaves to Detect Fatigue with Real-Time Alerts Sent to Androids or iPhones to Wake Up Driver 3-5 Minutes Before Falling Asleep – 90% Accurate.
$250 More Info: http://bit.ly/1L2oIJd
20. IGROW ANTI-BALDING LASER HELMET
Seriously, you know Dad wants this. He won’t buy it for himself. But It’s every guys fear.. . Balding! Gadget to the rescue! I have spoken to a transplant specialist and a dermatologist who both say this device can work depending on the type of balding. It’s the same thing as expensive in office laser treatments but you do it at home. And it is FDA approved. $695 igrowlaser.com
21. JUNOPOWER: JUNOJUMPR
Literally the most useful gadget ever. Back-up battery charger for phones or tablets and it can jump Dad’s car battery if it dies. This is the World’s thinnest car battery jump starter that keeps your automobile and mobile devices powered up when you need them. Capable of jumping a completely dead car battery in minutes. $100 More info: http://www.JunoPower.com
22. ZYMATIC BY PICOBREW
This one is for fun… don’t drop $2k this Father’s Day… But if you have that kind of cash to spare.. This is the ultimate kitchen appliance for dad. A high tech personal automated home brewery system. It makes the process a lot faster, easier and more consistent. Now anyone can join the micro beer craze $2,000 More Info: http://bit.ly/1BZp8rA
23. NINTENDO 3DS XL HAND HELD NEW GAMING SYSTEM
Here’s a great alternative to gaming on a phone or tablet. A great way to kill time. They keep making these things better. If Dad says he doesn’t want one. He is lying. This new 2015 version of the classic ‘Nintendo Ds’ is so much fun and so much more powerful than the one he played when he was younger. New Nintendo 3DS XL features a wider range of controls with the addition of a C Stick and ZL/ZR buttons, super-stable 3D via face-tracking technology and built-in NFC functionality that allows for communication with amiibo figures. $200 More Info: http://bit.ly/167iDJb
24. ONANOFF SOUNDCOVER IPAD CASE W/BUILT IN SPEAKERS
Delivers awesome sound! That’s thanks largely to the 360 degree sound delivered by the SoundCover. In normal use, the built-in iPad speakers face away from the user, which diminishes the user experience. In contrast, the SoundCover’s patented flat speaker technology produces a 360 degree audio field, allowing room-filling music that goes louder, deeper and richer than most speakers of similar dimensions. $200 More Info: http://bit.ly/1MJBhae
25. FLY6 REAR-FACING BIKE CAM
Great for Cycling Dads Fly6 Replaces your existing tail-light and records in real-time what happens
behind you, so you can ride on worry free. Fly6 is a combination bike tail-light and always-on, rear-facing HD safety camera that records in real-time what happens behind the rider. You can liken it to a seat belt for bicycles — there is no reason NOT to use one and the benefits are huge. $170 More Info: http://bit.ly/1FSMrDY
26. SMFX PLUG & PLAY SMART LIGHTBULB
These are fun. Easy to use. Make Dad feel like a tech whiz. LED, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth enabled, smart bulb that is controlled by your smartphone. Simply place the bulb in any existing Edison socket and you are in control of 16 million colors! Whether you’re using the alarm feature to make easing into the morning easier, hosting your own custom light show while synching to your music, or choosing your own custom color for a room. $39 More Info: http://bit.ly/1B7CmXY
27. 14 PIECE PORTABLE TOOLKIT
The NewerTech 14-Piece Portable Toolkit is perfect for the techie tinkering Dad on the go.
The 14-Piece Portable Toolkit is ideal for the technician on the go. Included in the kit are all the tools necessary to open the majority of laptop computers and small electronics. The screwdrivers feature hardened, magnetic screwdriver blades. The toolkit includes a pair of non-marring, destructible nylon pry tools* (a.k.a. “spudgers”) and black nylon probe / stick for opening i-Devices and other difficult-to-open but easy-to-scratch items. $20 More Info: http://bit.ly/1FSY8e3
28. LOGITECH HARMONY ULTIMATE HOME REMOTE CONTROL
If Dad loves the latest connected home gadgets, get him the one device that works with everything in the living room and beyond . with a large 2.4” touchscreen for simple tap and point gesture commands, Dad can control his entertainment system and any compatible home automation device, from Philips Hue lights to Lutron shades, with one sleek remote. With the optionalHarmony Smartphone App, he can even turn his smartphone into a personal universal remote. $350 More Info: http://bit.ly/1oXQasD
29. KENSINGTON 5200 USB Mobile Charger FOR PHONES OR TABLETS
You can’t go wrong with this $40 gift. Very sleek portable pocket power. Keep Dad charged on the go. The high-grade LG® battery cell and high-quality components ensure your device charges safely and efficiently. With PowerWhiz™ Technology, the charger automatically detects your device and provides the fastest charge possible. $40 More Info: http://bit.ly/1GzFgaw
30. ADORAMA FLASHPOINT 144 LED BI-COLOR ON-CAMERA LIGHT
For that shutterbug Dad this is a great affordable top of the dslr camera (or video camera) light to improve those pictures!
$50 More Info: http://bit.ly/1HsPus3
31. DYSON AMO5 HOT + COOL FAN
It’s a heater and a fan. Looks cool. Easy to clean. Safe: no fan blades. Energy efficient. Looks great on a desk or in the corner of the office. Heats rooms quickly and evenly. And in warmer weather, it cools you effectively. In heating mode, the intelligent thermostat monitors the room to reach and maintain the target temperature – no wasted energy. $400 More Info: http://bit.ly/1FTcTgN
32. GEAR CIRLE BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES
Great for active Dads. The avid gym-goer will love the sweat-resistant, Bluetooth-enabled headphones. They can make and receive calls, send text messages and listen to music while never missing a rep.
The unique design of the Gear Circle keeps your music and your calls conveniently around your neck.
$100 More Info: http://bit.ly/1FHUXqc
33. MIKEY DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDER FOR SMARTPHONE OR TABLET
Blue Microphone’s Mikey Digital is an ultra-compact stereo condenser microphone that turns your iPhone or iPad into the sleekest mobile recording device around. Capture pristine recordings of live music, audio for video, podcasts, interviews, guitar and vocals—and whatever else you can imagine—whenever and wherever inspiration strikes. And it’s Lightning compatible, so you can just plug in and go. $100 More Info: http://bit.ly/1S5TIZF
34. IRIG MIC FIELD
Why not make those home videos with quality! Here is another compact add-on to Dad’s smartphone or tablet for professional audio recording. Anyone can make high-quality stereo recordings while on the move: Introducing iRig Mic Field, the pocket-sized digital stereo microphone for Apple’s range of Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. $89 More Info: http://bit.ly/1zFMqTR
35. HELIOS SMART
For the outdoors dad on the go this pocket-sized solar powered back up battery charger can keep Dad juiced up all day and night. It charges 3X faster than any other portable solar charger, making it the first realistic solar charging option for on-the-go use. In just 90 minutes of direct sunlight the Helios captures enough energy to fully charge a standard smartphone. Standard solar chargers require 9-10 hours of sunlight. $120 More info: http://bit.ly/1Ko3cNI
If your dad is the extreme hiking camping outdoors type this little crazy gadget could save his life. It’s a personal water filter on the go to remove bacteria and protozoa from backcountry water it allows the user to drink any water source from anywhere. Cleans and purifies the liquid as it’s sucked up. $25 more info: http://bit.ly/1kwy1cd
37. MOSHI URBANA SLIM LAPTOP BRIEFCASE BAG
A slim, modern laptop briefcase bag which includes dedicated pockets for a laptop (up to 15”), tablet, battery pack and cables. The padded ViscoStrap helps alleviate up to 30 percent of instantaneous load while you’re walking and can be removed for a more traditional hand-carry briefcase option.
$150 More Info: http://bit.ly/1B3CgkB
38. TIFFEN DOMKE CAMERA BAGS
Rugged and offer total protection of Dad’s camera gear. They come in all colors, shapes and sizes. These are fully customizable. These are the best of the best. Great for on the go throw over shoulder.. or for travel. Great all around camera bag. (Prices Vary) More Info: http://bit.ly/1QpHkGx
39. POWERSKIN RECHARGEABLE BATTERY SMARTPHONE CASE
They make these for all kinds of smartphones iPhones or Android etc… These are great. Lightweight cases that also act as back-up power for you are on the go. The best type of case to have.
$80 More Info: http://bit.ly/1JLvRM3
40. IBATTZ MOJO REFUEL INVICTUS RECHARGEABLE BATTERY SMARTPHONE CASE
Here is another good smartphone back-up battery power case with some unique features. Packs 3200mAh of spare battery power, delivers the largest recharge (127% ) to date, and is designed around an interchangeable battery module, meaning users can swap a dead battery for a fully charged unit without removing the entire case. $100 More Info: http://bit.ly/1FRC9qG
41. LEVEL ON WIRELESS HEADPHONES
Samsung’s Level On premium stereo headphones combine comfort, compact style and an exceptional sound system for an immersive experience that every music-loving grad will appreciate. This new wireless version of the popular Level On headphone connects through Bluetooth and eliminates annoying wires and tangles. Dual diaphragm design with large 40mm drivers provides powerful bass at any volume. $250 More Info: http://bit.ly/1MpGrYm
42. INNO HUG HEADPHONES
I love these because they don’t mess up your hair! Wrap around back of the head style. Noise cancellation, the InnoHUG offers a great design that fits snugly over the ears. With great acoustic features, the InnoHUG is an affordable alternative with great colors, removable covers, and unique design add to the appeal of InnoHUG. $150 More Info: http://bit.ly/1BouNGh
43. LG TONE INFINIM
Keep Dad looking cool. Get rid of that dorky Bluetooth earpiece and give him this. It sits around the neck, just the earbuds go in ear. Ergonomically designed, Bluetooth wireless headset from LG allows you to take hands-free calls and listen to music while on the go. Easily access volume controls with the jog button, and pair your Tone Infinim with ANY Bluetooth enabled device. Users can count on up to 14 hours of listening time and 17 hours of talk time. $150 More Info: http://bit.ly/17VxzuK
44. TYLT VU WIRELESS CHARGING CAR MOUNT
Simply place your smartphone on this wireless charger that doubles as a hands-free car mount to initiate charging – no need to plug in your phone. Plus an additional USB port to charge a second device. 180-degree rotating mount enables phone positioning in horizontal or landscape view. Mount the device to your dashboard or windshield with the extra strong suction cup, and tap the button on the back to release your phone for quick grab & go. $80 More Info: http://www.tylt.com/vu-car/
45. KENSINGTON KEYFOLIO THIN X2 IPAD AIR KEYBOARD CASE
Affordable and offers an exceptionally light, thin, and form-fitting design that maintains the sleek profile of the iPad Air. Protective hard-shell exterior, QuickFold™ design allows users to hide the keyboard beneath iPad to quickly and easily transition from typing to viewing mode.Magnetic closure for a safe and secure fit. $70 More Info: http://bit.ly/1I2PvPk
46. ZVOX SOUNDBASE 350
Blows Dad’s ears off and Enhance his favorite sports, TV shows, or movies in the living room with this convenient all-in-one Home Theater Sound Bar that can fit Under Your TV. Built-in Bluetooth for wireless audio streaming from your phone or tablet. Internal Subwoofers for deep bass Virtual surround sound fills the room without any additional speakers. AccuVoice feature delivers super-clear voice reproduction Loudness control technology ¬ eliminates the loud commercials.
$250 More info: http://bit.ly/1yJqeJj
47. MONSTER SOUNDSTAGE WIRELESS HOME SPEAKER SYSTEM
Another great option in high performance sound for the home. Multi-room speaker system. Revolutionary design. Game-changing wireless connectivity. Unparalleled sonic performance. SoundStage™ will alter the way you listen to music at home forever. No more boxy multi-room speakers. With a small footprint, SoundStage™ fits anywhere.
$230+ More Info: http://bit.ly/1FQ3SVH
48. LOGITECH WIRELESS TOUCH KEYBOARD K400 PLUS
The most advanced living room keyboard yet, enabling the easiest and most familiar navigation of your PC-to-TV connection. With an increased Bluetooth range of 33-feet, quick access to media keys and a familiar keyboard layout that features all the keys you’re used to, and an improved battery life of 18-months, this keyboard lets you relax with control of your home entertainment at your fingertips.
$40 More Info: http://bit.ly/1TbC5Jr
49. CHROMECAST MEDIA STREAMING PLAYER
Really give dad control of the remote. With Chromecast, Dad’s phone and tablet become his remote, his volume controls, and his tools for viewing and sharing what he wants, when he wants. It’s great for lounging on the couch or entertaining with apps like Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, HBO GO®, WatchESPN and Google Play. $35 More Info: http://bit.ly/1DPoVvZ
50. LEPOW POKI BACK-UP BATTERY FOR SMARTPHONE
A stylish, ultra slim and lightweight portable charger¬ with as much charging capacity as similar, heavier products. Charges compatible devices differently for optimum charging speed and capacity.
Compatible with several devices, including iPhone, iPod, SAMSUNG, HTC, PSP, etc.
$20 More Info: http://bit.ly/1cxdr58
51. D-LINK HD WI-FI CAMERA (DCS-935L)
With the latest generation 802.11AC wireless technology. Thecamera is a robust and affordable surveillance solution for home and small businesses, offering advanced monitoring features including sound and motion detection, triggered alerts, and day/night viewing. Features an expanded viewing area with a 78ohorizontal field of view along with crisp HD 720p video quality for clear and detailed security footage. $120 More Info: http://bit.ly/1S5zbEz
52. DROP CAM HOME VIDEO MONITORING
Another good web cam I recommend. Check in from anywhere. Even when you’re miles away, keep an eye on your home, kids and mischievous pets in beautiful HD. Dropcam is a super simple home monitoring system With an expansive 130-degree field of view and 8x zoom, this camera offers a stunning live streaming experience. $200 dropcam.com
53. CANARY SMART HOME SECURITY VIDEO MONITORING
One more web cam I recommend for those protective Dads. Canary is a complete home security system packed into a single device. It adapts to your home over time, and sends intelligent notifications with HD video directly to your smartphone. That way, you’re never surprised when you walk through the door. Protecting your home and family doesn’t need to be complicated. Canary sets up in minutes. No contracts or monthly fees required $250 More Info: http://canary.is/
54. FLUANCE: FI30 WOOD SPEAKER SYSTEM
High performance bluetooth speaker system features audiophile sound quality in a sleek, solid wood cabinet design. Two finely tuned bass ports control low frequency and improve efficiency
Dual woven glass fiber composite full range drivers execute a faster response resulting in a broader dynamic range integrated power amplifier executes extreme accuracy for powerful and well-defined sound throughout the listening area. $150 more info: www.fluance.com
55. SAMSUNG TAB S 8.4 TABLET
Super AMOLED 8.4-inch display for bright and vivid graphics. Use two apps at the same time with Multi Window. Lightweight, ultra-thin design for portability. Fingerprint scanner for security. Multi-User and Kids Modes allows for sharing the tablet across the whole family. Up to nine hours of battery life, and even more with Ultra Power Saving mode. $400 More Info: http://bit.ly/1nozusx
56. TYLT’S RIBBN CAR CHARGER
This is a great accessory for the car. The RIBBN is made of smooth, durable TPU coated in silicone and comes in a variety of bright colors. RIBBN has a 4.8-amp output that can charge two smartphones or even two tablets simultaneously and a longer 3-foot cable that reaches to the backseat. The RIBBN plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and comes with a built-in micro-USB or Apple Lightning (MFi certified) adapter plus an additional USB port for charging a second device $30 More Info: http://bit.ly/1FJEl1j
57. ELECTRIC SCOOTER
If money is no object and you want to spoil Dad with a fun techie gadget this is it.
The M5 Eco Reco electric scooter will have him be the envy of all the tech hipsters.
Emits zero exhaust and gives off no CO2 emissions. It can reach top speeds of 20 mph, and contains an LFP rechargeable battery, which is the best high-density battery available. The M5 also has a new rear-suspension system, which allows it to give you a much smoother ride. $1,250 http://bit.ly/1DQwIra
58. NEWERTECH NUGREEN LED DESK LAMP
Good for long nights working… Or next to his bed for reading. Energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly, safe, cool touch flexible lamp features light similar to natural daylight with 50 LEDs for 45,000 hours of use. Lamp turns on with a gentle fingertip touch and mercury-free bulbs can be recycled.
59. SCAN MY PHOTOS
This is such a cool gift for anyone that has that box of old printed pictures loose, sitting in photobooks or negatives collecting dust. Nowadays we only see the pictures on our computer or devices but what about all the pictures we took before the digital revolution? The online service ‘ScanMyPhotos’ can solve this. They scan your old pics and turn them into digital images you can store and view. You can gift this service by ordering someone a pre-paid scanning box. It holds around 1,800 photos and includes free 3-way shipping and a 5-10 day turnaround time – for just $99 scanmyphotos.com
60. POLAROID ZIP POCKET PRINTER
It’s back! Fun instant prints with Polaroid from your phone or tablet. Dad can Print directly from his mobile phone or tablet to this tiny gadget in less than 60 seconds via Bluetooth. Gives you 2×3” full-color, smudge-proof photos with a sticky back for extra fun. $130 http://bit.ly/1vpEfwB