Father’s Day is only 2 weeks away! All over the U.S., families will be celebrating the dads in their lives on Sunday, June 15th. Have you thought about what to get that special dad as a “thank you” for all he does throughout the year? I have to admit, I haven’t had much time to think about it yet, so I find it very helpful to have a handy gift guide to help me narrow my options, especially when that gift guide has a variety of categories and price ranges. That’s why I’m checking out Best Buy’s guide, “The Latest for the Greatest Dad“, to help me shop for Father’s Day gifts this year.
One of the reasons I like Best Buy’s gift guide is because it breaks down its list into personality types and also offers different budget options. So first you need to select which type best describes the dad you are shopping for out of the following:
- Entertainer: Gifts for the Dad who aspires to set up the ultimate man cave complete with gaming, sports, movies, listing to music, or just hanging out. This Dad loves to share so it also has everything at the ready for entertaining a crowd.
- Gizmo Guru: Gifts for the dad that always wants to take his tech to the next level with the latest and greatest – always connected, at home and on the go.
- Fitness Fanatic: Dad who doesn’t let age slow him down. He has no fear and loves adventure, but aspires to be/keep healthy as well. Dad uses technology in a wide range of ways in his active life both for himself and the family for instance; Go Pro and Fit Bit to track activity and recording adventures, to portable batteries for on the go fitness, camping while listening to music / watching movies on the smartphone.
- Memory Maker: For the Dad that makes sure that not only all the memories are captured and stored (video/photo) but keeps the family organized and under control. Gifts for him make his life easer; Dad pays the bills with laptop, videos kids, back up storage for pictures, prints out schedules for baseball practices and games, etc.
My husband could be described as a “Gizmo Guru”, because he loves technology and enjoys checking out the latest cutting edge electronic gadgets and gizmos, both to help him be more productive and also just for fun. He is head of the IT department at the company he works for, so he’s always looking for technology that will help him and everyone at the company do their jobs better and easier, but he also loves to kick back and relax and enjoy the fun side of technology at home. I know one of the items on Best Buy’s Gizmo Guru list that has been on his wish list is Microsoft’s XBox One console. He loves to play video games with our youngest and they both have been wanting one, so it is on my list of gifts to consider. (But don’t tell him this! It will be our little secret, okay?)
There are lots of items I’m sure he’d enjoy and find useful from the Gizmo Guru list, so I’m still trying to decide from all these great options:
Lenovo Yoga 2 2-in-1 Touch-Screen Laptop
Amazon Fire TV
Bose SoundTouch 20 Wi-Fi Music System – My husband loves Bose speakers and sound systems!
Nest Thermostat – He loves to save money and this thermostat is supposed to help you save on your electricity. Plus it looks “space-agey” cool!
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Action Camcorder – My husband enjoys kayaking so this would be be fun for him to use to record their trip down the river.
Mophie Space Pack
iPad Air with wifi + 4G LTE
1817061 – iPad Air Ultrathin Keyboard Folio Carbon
Xbox One Console – He’s been hinting for one of these since before they were available!
Xbox One Wireless Controller – Of course a new controller would go perfectly with a new console!
Nikon D5300 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens.
Logitech Harmony Wireless Smart Keyboard
PlayStation 4 console – My husband and son both have wanted a PS4 since before it came out too! Decisions, decisions!
PS4 Wireless Controller
Bose SoundLink Mobile III Speaker & Cover
Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Cancelling Earbud Headphones
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker & Travel Bag
Samsung Protective Wallet Case for Samsung Galaxy S 5
Mophie Juicepack Powerstation XL – He could always use more power for his tech!
Microsoft Surface Type Cover 2
HP Officejet 6600 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer
SanDisk Ultra Dual 32GB USB 2.0/Micro USB Flash Drive
Samsonite Premium Thin & Light Laptop Case
Targus Metro Rolling Laptop Case
Philips Hue Starter Kit
Breaking Bad Complete Series Blu-ray
$50 iTunes Card – This option would let him make the choice!
LG 60″ Class LED 1080p 240Hz Smart 3D HDTV
I’m also looking at gifts ideas that might be a little easier on the budget too. Fortunately, Best Buy has top gift ideas for under $100 and even top gift ideas for under $50. On these lists, I think my husband might most enjoy the Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth Earbud Headphones with Charging Case for $99.99 or the Star Wars Trilogy: Episodes I-III [2 discs] (Blu-ray Disc) for $39.99. Whatever your budget, you are sure to find something just right for the dad in your life.
Shopping for the perfect gift can be a challenge, but I’m glad Best Buy makes it so much easier, not only with their suggestions and recommendations but also by offering free shipping on qualified orders! And their low-price guarantee means you won’t have to shop all over town to find the best deal. You will know for certain you are getting the “best buy”! (See what I did there?)
What type of dad are you shopping for this year? Whether he’s a Gizmo Guru, like my husband, an Entertainer, a Fitness Fanatic, Memory Maker, or any other type, Best Buy has gift ideas for every dad on your list.
Want a chance to win a gift for Dad (or yourself)? Best Buy is hosting two Father’s Day Twitter Parties on Thursday June 5th at 7:00pm CST and Wednesday June 11th at 11:00am CST. Feel free to join one or both of these parties for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great products. Tweet #GreatestDad with your favorite Father’s Day Gift ideas from Best Buy to join the fun!
Happy Father’s Day to my husband, who is definitely the #GreatestDad to our children and an awesome husband!
Happy Father’s Day to my Daddy, to my Father-in-Law, and to all the dads who read MomRN and listen to the Ask MomRN Show!
Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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