Best gifts for Fathers Day

Ideas

As a father, I can tell you I am hard to shop for, because one, I usually get the things I want myself, and two, I have expensive tastes. That's fine, but in case anyone else has no clue what their father might like, here are some great ideas, based on my own tastes.

 

1. EGO 21 inch Self Propelled Electric Battery Powered Lawnmower

I've always wanted an electric lawnmower, but my hilly yard requires a self propelled mower. This year, EGO released a larger self propelled version of their beloved mower, with a 56 volt lithium ion battery for long run times, fast charging and plenty of power. Not only that, but their batteries are cross compatible across their entire line of outdoor tools (which are also great ideas if you're not ready to spend $560 on a lawn mower).

 

Need more affordable options?

EGO Power+ 15 inch string trimmer

EGO Power+ 3 speed cordless blower

 

2. DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter drone

The newest DJI phanton is an incredible quadcopter that takes breathtaking professional quality video and is extremely easy to fly. Highly recommended for anyone that wants to get some amazing aerial shots.

 

Need more affordable options?

Hubsan X4 mini quadcopter

Parrot AR Drone

 

3. Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Kit

Virtual Reality is finally here for the masses. The Oculous Rift headset lets you immerse yourself in very realistic games and environments in a way we used to only dream of. It's pretty pricy to buy the headset, controller, microphone and a computer capable of running it, but if you can get your hands on one, it is an amazing experience.

 

Need more affordable options?

Samsung Gear VR

Google Cardboard viewer for all smartphones

 

4. Nest Cam security camera

Keep watch over your house with the Nest Cam. FOrmerly known as Dropcam and now owned by Google, the Nest Cam is a great way to make sure everything is safe at home while you're away, or to catch someone, or something, getting into your stuff. I've personally caught someone smashing my mailbox, which ended up paying for one of mine! The Nest Cam lets you view live HD video for free, or with the added subscription plans, lets you view all video from the past week or month. 

 

Need affordable options?

D-Link DCS-932L Day & Night Camera

Foscam FI8910W Pan & Tilt IP/Network Camera

 

5. Porter Cable 20V Lithium Ion 6 tool combo set

This tool set comes with just about everything your handyman might need to get jobs done around the house or on the jobsite. The lithium ion batteries last much longer than the old batteries and charge more quickly as well, and 20 volts means more power! Kit comes with:

  • Drill/Driver
  • Impact Driver
  • Circular Saw
  • Reciprocating Saw
  • Oscillating Tool
  • FLashlight
  • USB Charging Device
  • 2 Batteries, Charger, Bag and accessories

 

Need affordable options?

Porter Cable 20V Lithium Ion Drill + Impact Driver combo set