UPDATE: We have released our New 2012 Father’s Day Gift Guide! Please click here to see the New Father’s Day Gift Guide 2012!
We are literally bursting with excitement here at Dad Does. The Dad who created the above Father’s Day graphic, had a huge smile on his face, and then actually exploded into a thousand little pieces. A real tragedy, he was great with the graphics.
We are of course excited because Father’s Day is Coming! June 19th, 2011 – not that we are counting.
Why This Father’s Day Gift Guide is Different?
It has come to my attention that we are not the only site in the world to offer a Father’s Day Gift Guide. Man, I really thought we had an original idea here – must be a spy in our company. Anyway, since we are not the only Father’s Day Gift Guide I guess we should explain why our Father’s Day Gift Guide is different…
Every Product Has Been Subject to our Full Hands On, Real World Review Process
We never recommend a product until we have had a chance to use it, test it and abuse it. No recommendations based on a press release or news story – every product on this list has been fully tested and evaluated by real Dads (and Moms). Read our full Product Review Pledge.
We Are Not Compensated In Any Way for the Products We Recommend
We never charge companies to do product reviews, that would completely kill our ability to do objective product reviews. In addition, we have no affiliate links, no advertising from companies we review, no hidden deals – just objective information.
Original Videos Showcasing The Products We Recommend
As great as our writers are, sometimes you just need to see the product in action. We offer videos that demonstrate the products we recommend.
Written By Dads and For Dads
Come on – who better to write a Father’s Day Gift Guide than a site named “Dad Does”. It is almost as if fate has determined that we need to write this guide!
More Bizarre Categories Than Any Other Father’s Day Gift List
I think I speak for all Dads when I say, “We are tired of ties!” Our guide has some more interesting ideas, like – “Gift Most Likely To Happily Drive Dad Insane“.
This is A Living List – Favorite It And Come Back Often
We will keep adding to this list right up until Father’s Day. Have something you think should be here? Just let us know in the comments or by email. Let’s jump in -
Gift Most Likely To Happily Drive Dad Insane
Tavern Puzzle Collection
Tavern Puzzles are reproductions of a type of puzzle traditionally forged by blacksmiths to amuse their friends at country taverns and inns. All the puzzles are handcrafted from mild steel and individually assembled in the USA. Each puzzle is mechanical in nature; removal of the object piece does not rely on force or trickery.
If the Dad in your life likes puzzles – these museum quality puzzles would make an incredible Father’s Day gift. Dad will love it, until he goes completely insane because he can’t solve it. At least he will go insane with a smile on his face..
Top Gift for the Sports Fan Dad Who Still Wants to Be a Kid
Lil’ Teammates Sports Figures
Lil’ Teammates are cute sports figures that are made for younger sports fans – kids ages 4-11. While our review showed that kids did love the figures, it was also clear that Dad’s loved them too! With over 200 figures to choose from, your only challenge will be deciding on which one Dad will love most.
Great Gift For the Gadget Dad That is Also The Klutz Dad
Seal Shield Waterproof Keyboard
Some Dads love gadgets. Some Dads love coffee. That is fine, unless said Dad is also one of those lovable Klutz Dads. While we can’t help this Dad out with all his gadgets, we can help him when it comes to his keyboard. Get the SealShield Waterproof keyboard and he can spill coffee on his keyboard all day. The keyboard is completely waterproof, you can even throw it in the dishwasher!
As an added bonus, when your incredibly cute, but also germ infested kids, start sneezing all over your keyboard you can just give the keyboard a quick bath. Kill two birds with one stone and bathe the kids and keyboard together – talk about a bath toy!
Price: Sells for about $30
Top Gift For The Dad Who Wants a Bionic Arm, But Can’t Afford One
Djubi – A New Twist on Catch
Djubi is impossible to pronounce, but incredibly fun to play. Djubi (for the record, pronounced joo-bee) comes with two special racquets and a ball with a rubber band like loop on top of it. You hook the ball on your racquet, pull it back and launch it over 100 feet to your son or daughter to catch.
Dad’s not getting any younger, but by giving him a toy that let’s him launch a ball 100 feet, he will feel like the athlete that he mistakenly thinks he once was.
Perfect Gift For The Dad Who Is Tired of Smearing Chemicals On His Face
Bulldog Natural Grooming Products
Shaving sucks. There I said it. Bad enough we have to waste 5 precious minutes shaving each morning, but to add insult to injury, most of us are covering our faces in chemicals (also know as shaving cream) and then raking a razor across our skin.
Show Dad you care about his sensitive skin and get him the Bulldog Natural Grooming products this year. They have natural versions of shave gel, moisturizer and even a face scrub. There really is no reason to continue the chemical assault on your face. Who says Dads don’t like a little pampering every now and then?
Price: Starts at about $6
Ultimate Gift For the Hot Head Dad
PolarPillow – Cool Touch Pillow
Is Dad always flipping his pillow trying to find the cool side? This Father’s Day, put an end to the pillow flipping! The Polar Pillow is filled with 200 ounces of super cool gel and weighs in at a whopping 12 pounds. What does all that weight and gel get you? A pillow that stays cool all night. Turn Dad from a hot head into a cool dude this Father’s Day.
For The Dad That Always Wanted to Be a Secret Agent
D-Link DCS-930L and DCS-932L Wireless N Cameras
A tool that can see in near total darkness. A device that can detect motion, sound an alarm and notify you by email. Pull out your phone and watch your kids beat each other up – live! Sound like something a secret agent would have? Not anymore.
The D-Link wireless N Cameras are a snap to setup and allow you to keep an eye on your kids, your home, or anything else you want via any web browser or the free iPhone or Android app. The DCS-932L model can see in near total darkness, while the DCS-930L is cheaper, but does not work in the dark. Give Dad a D-Link camera and let him pretend he is a secret agent for Father’s Day!
Full Review (and video) on the D-Link DCS-932L Wireless N Camera . Price – About $120
Full Review (and video) on the D-Link DCS-930L Wireless N Camera . Price – About $70