Top 10 Toys for Dad
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
May 24, 2012
Filed Under Holidays
Contributed by Info Guru Oliver VanDervoort
Whether talking about getting a present for his birthday, or father’s day or Christmas, shopping for dad can be a real hassle.
What do you get for the man who seemingly has everything? There are any number of different areas in which the loving son or daughter can get for dear ole’ dad but there are only a few gifts which would count as the “top toys” for presents when it comes to your pops.
Here’s the definitive list of Top 10 Toys for Dad.
10. HTC Smartphones
If your pops is any kind of technophile then he is going to want the best smartphone out there. State-of-the-art phones won’t require you to stand in line for the latest trendy toys…instead you can just buy the very best of phone technology and let the hipsters camp out for their status-symbol phones. The ability to take pictures and movies, make calls and download all kinds of apps makes this among the Top 10 toys for Dad.
For some reason the iPod Touch has lost a bit of luster over the years, perhaps because of the arrival of the iPhone and Apple’s crowning achievement in their iPad tablet. Still, the newest iPod Touch can do everything the iPhone can do, without needing to sign up with a cellular provider. If Dad’s already got a cell phone he likes, than you can’t go wrong with the iPod.
8. Heart Rate Watch
Maybe your dad loves technology but he also likes to get his workout on. A heart rate watch is the best of both worlds as papa can check the time while he goes jogging and track his fitness levels. This particular gift isn’t for someone who doesn’t have a real interest in using it, but if they like gifts that combine the two worlds, he’ll love this.
7. Golf Swing Analyzer
It seems to be somewhat stereotypical that all fathers love playing golf, but that stereotype comes from somewhere. The Golf Swing Analyzer makes the list because every golfer wants to shave a few swings off their game (even if they say they don’t care about scores!) This is one of the coolest golf aids around.
6. Digital Camera
The camera is another one of those presents that seems like an old reliable. But with all the bells and whistles available on today’s cameras, it might just be the perfect toy for dad. Choose a point-and-shoot for dads who just want to grab quick photos of their kids or grandkids. But for the dad who loves the art of it, opt for a higher end digital camera with interchangeable lenses and lots of fun accessories.
5. Xbox 360
While some people consider video games to be in the realm of the child, more and more adults are playing video games. Rated as the best of the best for gaming consoles, the Xbox 360 makes this list because it can be paired with the Kinect, meaning that dad can take a more active role in his video game playing.
4. Garmin GPS
While all sorts of devices are equipped with GPS these days, not all of them can do what GPS devices can. Being able to have a device that will make sure pops never gets lost makes this a top gift for any occasion.
3. Metal Detector
Things to play with at home are all well and good, but there’s nothing quite like helping dad get out and find treasures in the real world instead of on the computer screen. A metal detector can be the way to get dad heading to the beach, the park or just around the local neighborhood. He’ll love the goodies he uncovers, and you’ll feel good knowing you’re keeping dad fit.
Let dad release his inner warrior with a complete paint ball set. Add in some passes to the local paintball course for him and his buddies (or join him yourself) and you’ll have a winner in your search for the perfect toys for dad.
The iPad is still the king of the tablet industry and for good reason. The newest version is actually the iPad Air and with each iteration the iPad gets a little better. Dad’s gonna love it if you get him an iPad.