10 Gadgets Dad Needs for Father's Day
Father's Day brought in nearly $11 billion in spending last year, according to research firm IBISWorld, but how much of it went toward something he even remembers? Nearly $1.4 billion spent on clothes? That's just another tie in the rack. Another $1.3 billion on gift cards? We're sure he appreciates the whole 30 seconds it took to grab him one from the drugstore.
The man occasionally wants something that's not going to just make his life easier, but that he'll enjoy. Something he stands a chance of using through next Father's Day or the one after that. No, discount tickets to see his favorite team destroy a league cellar-dweller in late September don't count. We took a little shopping trip and found 10 gifts and gadgets that have a chance of holding his interest long after his Fudgie The Whale ice cream cake melts:
Not every father is the most handy individual in the world. Some of them just barely manage to get their light-beer tallboy open on the train ride home. That's the guy the Kelvin.23 was made for. Inside a rugged aluminum exterior roughly the size of a car key fob, there's a screwdriver with 16 interchangeable heads, an LED flashlight, a five-foot tape measure, a level and a hammer. He's not going to build cabinetry with this thing, but if he can use it to tweak a loose hinge on his glasses or pound a raised nail in an office floorboard, it'll be worth the investment.