It is notoriously difficult to pick out the right gift for Dad for Fathers Day. What sort of Father’s Day gift do you get for the guy who has everything? You could just get him another gift certificate for Lowes, or another tie. How about getting Dad something the whole family can enjoy together? Here are a few of the best Father’s Day gift ideas.
Drone (or Quadcoptor)
Father’s are really just big kids at heart who love to play with cool gadgets and toys. And the coolest of those right now is a drone.
First time buying a drone? Check out our Drone Buying Guide for help deciding which drone would make the best Father’s Day gift for Dad.
Recommended Drones for Beginners
Best drone for beginners: UDI 818A-1
The UDI 818A-1 is a tough little drone that is easy to fly, resilient enough to hold up fairly well for a beginner learning to fly (and crash) and is cheap enough that you won’t be absolutely devasted in the event of a catastrophic mishap. The UDI U818A-1 is a lot of fun to fly. It is easy to set up, comes completely assembled in the box and ready to fly after fully charging the battery (about 2 hours), and the controls are simple enough to start enjoying it immediately. It has a four-loop style frame that protects the large rotors in the event of a crash, and the rotors are cheap enough and easy to replace if they get damaged. This quadcopter is flies well, has a great range of features for the price, and is great for learning on and getting used to the controls. The U818A controller is nice for the price and is equipped with an LCD monitor for on-screen menu display and FPV capabilities. The flight time on a fully charged battery isn’t so great (only 7-9 minutes), but the batteries are swappable, so you can have extra charged batteries on-hand to keep flying. This lightweight quadcopter also has the capability to perform limited stunts such as a 360° inversion flip, but it is not recommened until you are more experienced. The U818A comes with a camera, and the newest models have an improved an HD camera and are capable of storing videos and hundreds of pictures on the 1 Gig SD card.
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Skywatching is an activity the whole family can enjoy and learn from in the process. In the Finger Lakes, a summer night sky filled with stars is a wonderous sight to see. You can see the Milky Way and constellations easily with the naked eye, but a close up view of the moon or stars with a backyard telescope gives you a whole new glimpse into another world.
Backyard telescopes come in various sizes and price ranges. Our Telescope Buying Guide can narrow down the choices to the one that will be the perfect gift for Dad on Father’s Day.
A nice pair of binoculars can be used for skywatching, bird watching, people watching, hunting, or just looking out across the lake. Our Binoculars Buying Guide can help you choose the right pair of binoculars that Dad will love as the perfect Father’s Day gift.
Best Budget Binoculars
The options for quality are pretty limited for under $200, but if an inexpensive, basic pair of binoculars is all you really need, than here is a good option…
Dad will love a pair of these inexpensive binoculars. Use them at home for bird-watching, skywatching, fishing, and wildlife viewing. They are good to have with you for use on small boats, inflatables, canoes and kayaks or as a backup to your primary marine binoculars. These budget binoculars are rugged, rubber armored and water resistant, and they have an impact-resistant housing and nitrogen gas charged interior. They are easy to focus providing a good range of vision and clarity. The wide field of vision reduces movement.
- Splash Proof
- Rubber Armored Body
- Magnification: 7x
- Light Transmission Efficiency: >70%
- Eye Relief: 27.4mm
- Prism Type: BAK-4 Porro
- Field of View @ 100yds: 342′
Check Prices on West Marine Coastal 100 7 x 50 Binoculars
The Bushnell brand is quality, and the Bushnell H20 is waterproof, fog-proof and is a good choice for a pair of budget priced binoculars.
Best Binoculars under 300 dollars
If you are willing to spend a little more, you get improved value for your money.
Carson 3D ED
At less than $300, the Carson 3D ED binocular with ED glass and optics that are comparable to more expensive binoculars, these offer good value for money.
Bushnell Legend Ultra HD
Another popular pair of binoculars with high definition ED glass in the under $300 range is the Bushnell Legend Ultra HD.
After a long day at work, what Father (or mother, for that matter) wouldn’t want to come home to a nice, relaxing massage in a comfortable shiatzu massage lounge chair. For Father’s Day, give your Dad the gift of rest and relaxation and make him very happy.