By Joshua Estrin.
Father’s Day comes along every year and no matter how well versed one may be in time management, the scramble to find the perfect gift is something many of us face. As men move into the new millennium, with a willingness to leave the iconic “Man-Cave” in exchange for “Manscaping”, the possibilities are endless. The challenges, however, remain the same; what to get the man who has everything or who is simply impossible to buy for? These items might just do the trick, and while not your everyday picks, they speak to the individuality that makes each dad extra special.
Mix it Up With SMEG ($459.95)
Let him tackle kitchen tasks for chefs of all skill levels. From homemade dough to sumptuous desserts with SMEG’s retro-inspired, 5-quart stand mixer. This kitchen workhorse has 10 variable speeds, smooth start function, and a direct drive motor. Complete with stainless steel bowl, steel wire whisk, aluminum flat beater, and aluminum dough hook.
T-fal’s 10 -in-1 multicooker ($99)
For the Minimalist Foodie Dad: A Multifunctional all in one cooker that can replace multiple gadgets in the kitchen to make delicious everyday meals. It even comes with a cookbook brimming with ideas. The 10 cooking programs can make rice, yogurt, slow cook stews and soups, bake bread, and also crust and fry dishes as well.
Waterpik’s Cordless Plus Water flosser ($54.99)
For the obsessively hygienic dad: Though 90% of Americans don’t floss, it’s been clinically proven that flossing has a multitude of long term health benefits. Waterpik’s Cordless Plus Water flosser is not only a convenient and easy way to floss it’s up to 3x as effective as string floss and promotes healthier gums.
Polk MagniFi One ($299.95)
Polk has done it right with its latest home theater sound bar, the MagniFi One delivers room-filling sound. Its VoiceAdjust™ technology vividly increases vocals independently to offer clean, crisp dialogue. With separate controls for Voice, Bass, and Master Volume via a simple easy-to-use remote, listeners will enjoy music, movies and games with unrivaled clarity.
W7 Wireless Speaker by Definitive Technology ($399.00)
With aesthetics that are as beautiful as the sounds it reproduces, the W7 is an ultra-compact, audiophile-grade wireless speaker for those who demand only the best. Unlike most compact speakers it crystal clear highs and powerful bass. The best part, it allows for the streaming from smartphones, tablets or computers to any room in the house wirelessly thanks to Play-FI™ technology.
Portable Projection Power – Touchjet Pond™ ($599)
Quit craning to view tiny screens. Touchjet Pond™ portable projector turns any flat surface into an 80” touchscreen. Palm-sized and under ten ounces, this interactive Android PC with built-in WiFi packs a viewing punch. Access 800,000+ apps, view movies, or connect to a smartphone for super-sized viewing pleasure.
Pocket Size Pro Pics ($499)
Professional quality photos from a camera that easily slips into his pocket – the DxO ONE. Capture life on the go with this remarkably compact camera that delivers impressive image quality. View, control, shoot and share instantly through social media with the powerful, compact, lightweight ONE.
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 ($899)
Give the tech savvy dad on the go the gift of portable power computing with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 that is as light as a tablet with the complete functionality of a full powered laptop that runs Windows 10. Featuring a state of the art 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, multiple applications can run at once without sacrificing productivity.