GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Even if kids and significant others scramble (See WAITED UNTIL THE MIDNIGHT HOUR ON MOTHER’S DAY 2012?), Moms usually get acknowledged big time on Mother’s day. According to a ManoftheHouse.com survey—Dads not so much. Or, at least that is how the Dad’s in survey felt.
With that in mind, Frugalista gives you Frugalista Gift ideas for Dads two weeks ahead of the date. No excuses, you have plenty of time to shop. (Unless, of course, you go with the International item on the list.)
Your Dad travel often in the car? Consider the Quality Roadside Emergency Tool and Auto Kit. It’s full of useful tools for almost any event, including jumper cables.
Another consideration: The Iain Sinclair CardSharp2 credit card utility knife (International order)
However Dad hangs outside—walking, running, biking—the Swiss+Tech BodyGard Survivor Self-Powered Emergency Radio might be a welcome addition. This hand held device charges cell phones, etc. Dad can’t get lost with the compass, signaling mirror, emergency flashers, LED flashlight, and more. At any rate, he’ll have fun fiddling with all the devices even if he only walks around the neighborhood.
Another consideration: Omron 3 Series + Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Upper Arm
Have a Dad who’s always starting something in the kitchen? Or, offering new and different food presentations? He might then love the Discover Spain Sampler. It offers an introduction to Spanish food and showcases five of Spain’s best ready to serve dishes. No cooking involved. Simply superb taste sensation and excellent cuisine. Includes Serrano ham, dry-cured chorizo sausages, and Spanish Marcona almonds, wood fire roasted piquillo peppers, and Peregrino anchovy stuffed olives. Tiendo has a wide selection of foods. Dad might discover this as a go-to place for future finds.
Another consideration: Good Meat: The Complete Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Meat by Deborah Krasner
Dad young enough (actual or in spirit) to still want to amp up the volume? The iFrogz Boost Near-Field Audio Speaker amplifies any nearby speaker or device (e.g. iPhone) and fills the room with his tunes. No wires, Bluetooth or syncing necessary. Battery operated for 15 full hours. Or, Dad can use the convenient USB cord.
Another consideration: The Flipside 2x Wallet protecting his RIFD cards from theft
This family tableau will work well for the Dad actively involved with the children or has one on the way. The family sculpture is carved from
soapstone. This sculpture makes a lovely piece of art in the home or at the office. A memorable reminder of the beauty of his family.
Bonus: If Dad is into sustainability and free trade, this gift hits both marks. The sculpture’s available through Serrv.Org for $40 US
Another consideration: 100 Years of the New York Yankees DVD
Does he ramp up for the tailgate party every other weekend? Love to hang out at the beach or camp? The Grande Chef Portable Chill and Grill BBQ Set with Chiller is a great gift if so. This two-in-one grill and cooler combo has heavy-duty insulation and lots of room. The grill is portable and easy to store. It even has an ash catcher.
$26 at Amazon
Another consideration: The nanoSTRIKER fire starter
If Dad’s a master griller, you’ll find some great gift selections 18 Frugalista Gifts for Grill Masters.
Happy Frugalista shopping! (Don’t forget the card)
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