They're moments away from lighting the tree in Rockefeller Center in New York City, and you know what that means… you've got just 25 shopping days until Christmas, and just over two weeks until Hanukkah (which begins on the 16th). But fear not — our Holiday Gift Guide continues, and this week we'll help with suggestions for Dad.
Most fathers already have more than enough ties, and there are better ways to say "World's Greatest Dad" than a cheesy mug. And even if your father couldn't set the clock on that old VCR, and doesn't know Bluetooth from Blu-ray, there are plenty of simple-to-use gadgets that will prove your pop is indeed the world's greatest!
InFocus Play Big IN76 Projector
No matter what age, guys to love big TVs… moms, not so much. So to make your father's holiday but still stay on mom's good side, leave the TV at the store and pick up this sleek front projector. HDTV-ready (that's 720p
, hoss) and compatible with DVD players, this projector will turn any room into a home theater.Price:
Panasonic Retro Piano Painted Headphones
Available with five different colored earcups, the Panasonic RP-HTX7 features retro style brushed-metal furnishings, leather headband and a lengthy 4-foot cable. While the look is a blast from the past, these headphones use modern audio technology to deliver crisp, clear sound no matter whether you're listening to music of yesteryear or today. Price:
Axion Geo-632 Personal Navigation Unit
Getting lost is no fun, but for some reason most fathers (males, actually) won't ask for directions. This GPS device includes points of interest, detour routing, a SD card slot for software updates, and a 3.5-inch LCD screen. It even doubles an MP3 player and photo viewer. The Geo-632 offers 2D, 3D, and pan-viewing modes, with visual and auditory updates so you'll never have to ask for directions again.Price:
Acer Ferrari 5000 Laptop
No one wants to see dad go through a midlife crisis, but maybe this speedy laptop will offer enough thrills to keep the old man content. Using the same carbon-fiber casing developed for Formula One racing, the Ferrari 5000 comes in one chic package, with plenty of power under the hood, including a dual-core AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology processor, plus Bluetooth VoIP phone
Cardo Scala Rider FM Headset
Trying to answer a cell phone while speeding down the highway isn't easy (and in some states illegal), and it's even harder for those riding a motorcycle. But your hog-riding dad will be reachable on his cell if he has this Bluetooth headset that attaches easily to most helmets. It offers seven hours of talk time and also works as an FM radio. Perfect for those dads who think they're still born to be wild. Price:
For more great gift ideas, check out SCI FI's comprehensive Holiday Gift Guide for something for everyone on your list.