Monday, May 5, 2014

Gift Ideas for Dad

My dad with my little brother and our
dog, Mugger, in 1971.
Whether you're looking for ideas for Father's Day, dad's birthday, or "just because," it seems that men are often much harder to shop for than women.  And if your dad is one of those guys who already "has everything" ... well, it's just that much harder to think of some unique gift ideas for dad.

Today, I'll try to help with a few ideas, whether your father is a dog-lover or not.

If your dad or someone else in the family is a camera bug, you may have a lot of old home movies, photographs, or slides sitting around.  If they're in VHS, film reel, prints, or slide form, you may be concerned that, over time, those memories will degrade or you may no longer have the equipment to even watch or view them anymore.  

In that case, you have a few options. You can buy a DVD recorder that will allow you to transfer VHS to DVD; you can take your photos, slides, video tapes or film reels to Walgreens, Walmart, or other photo service business and have them transferred to DVD; or you can use a service like and have your old movies and photos available both online and on DVD, if you choose.
My older brother, a puppy, and I in 1967.

When you place an order with YesVideo, you get:
  • A private, online account with unlimited video storage
  • Editing & trimming tools that make it easy to create custom DVDs
  • Free iPhone & iPad apps so you can access your movies anywhere
  • Online sharing via email & Facebook
Your videos will be online & your originals will be shipped back to you, usually within 14 business days, depending on the size of your order and the quality of the original medium.

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Another unique gift, perfect for Father's Day, or dad's birthday is the Jacob Bromwell Original Popcorn Popper.  Made in the U.S.A. for 195 years, this American classic pops corn over an open fire or kitchen stove top.  With just a bit of oil and some salt, you can create new family memories together, whether it's movie night or during summer camping trips.

The Bromwell high-quality popcorn popper's 3.5 quart capacity lets you evenly pop popcorn over an open fire, as well as a stove top (gas, wood, or electric).
  • Unlike microwave popcorn with low popping ratio, their popcorn popper features automatic steam venting and promises super fast and consistent popcorn every time.
  • Durable, non-electric, and fun for the entire family.
  • A wood handle keeps your hands cool.
  • Free instruction & recipe pamphlet included.
  • Built out of quality stainless steel and guaranteed not to rust.
  • Backed by Jacob Bromwell's 100% Lifetime Guarantee, so you can buy with confidence.
  • Still Made in the USA, even after all these years. Buy American and save jobs.

Original Popcorn Popper Original Popcorn Popper
Works over a campfire or the kitchen stove. You're not still making popcorn in the microwave, are you? Ahh, the sweet smell of freshly popped popcorn over the open fire. With the kiddos crunching and laughing away, there's no better way to bring family and friends together than the good ol' fashioned way. Our Original Popcorn Popper is a durable customer favorite, especially with families. Kids love watching the kernels magically transform into fluffy popcorn, whether it's used over an open fire or kitchen stovetop. You'll love knowing that it's still 100% made in America and now in its 195th year of production, having maintained its original design since it was given the gift of life in the early 1800s. So for movie night at home, or ghost stories around the campfire, make your popcorn the original way, with a bit of oil, a pinch of salt, and a dash of nostalgia.

Another great source for gifts for dad is Smoky Mountain Knife Works. Don't let the name mislead you.  They offer much more than just knives ... 
Winchester Camper's Kit
Winchester Camper's Kit

Smoky Mountain Knife Works carries Sporting Goods; Martial Arts and Self-Defense products; Movie Memorabilia; Collectibles; Kitchen items, including over 100 types of sauces, jams, honey, and relishes; Tactical gear; Hunting, Fishing, Camping, and Outdoor gear; Pocket Knives; Apparel and Accessories; Books and Video; Lighters; Flashlights; Fantasy items, and more.  

Their prices range from under $24.00 to $300 and up, so you're apt to find the perfect gift for the special man in your life.

*Disclaimer:  I may earn a small commission from any purchase you make through any of the links within this article or anywhere else on this blog.  Be assured, however, that my commission does not affect (increase) the prices you pay.*

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