12 Gifts For Dad That Your Family Can Actually Use
Finding the perfect gift for dad can be tough. While it's great to send your dad on a golf trip for the weekend or buy him another sports drama to add to his DVD collection, why not buy gifts for your dad that the whole family can use? With these fun games and gadgets, your dad will have something new and exciting to play with while your family reaps the benefits of extra bonding time with a new kitchen gadget or creative activity.
If your dad's constantly breaking into old '80s hair band power ballads, gift him a smart phone-friendly karaoke machine that's compatible with the guitar he hasn't used since senior year of college. You'll make hilarious new family memories that will definitely be documented somewhere on social media (sorry, not sorry for the Snapchat stories, Dad). If your dad's always trying to cook up something new for the family in the kitchen, snag him a pizza oven kit that has him whipping up wood-fired pizzas from home. If he's a beer guy, get him a mini draft system that can sit comfortably on the kitchen counter.
Here are 12 gift ideas that will take the stress out of shopping for your favorite guy — and give your family a little something fun to enjoy.
A Mini Game Set For Some Friendly Competition
Mini Table Top Foosball , $20, Amazon
What dad doesn't love a little friendly competition? Have fun bonding with your dad over a game of foosball with this mini tabletop game set. It's the perfect size to take with you on family BBQs or to set up on the coffee table while you're watching the big game. Bonus: all the tools are included to make assembling this game a breeze for your dad.
An All-In-One Karaoke System To Rock Our With Your Dad
Memorex Karaoke System , $80, Amazon
If your dad's always bursting into rock classics at family parties, in the shower, or in public (you've totally given up on being embarrassed), it's time to give him the gift of an all-in-one karaoke machine. This karaoke system lets you stream any playlist from your smart phone or tablet and can connect with instruments if your dad wants to break out his keyboard or guitar skills during your duet. The stand's built-in speakers give crisp audio that will have your old man performing encores and getting the whole family on their feet — and on their Snapchat story game.
A Mini Beer Tap System That Fits Perfectly In Your Kitchen
This home beer tap system holds a 5-liter Heineken draught keg and has a silent cooling system that gives your dad the ability to adjust his beer's temperature. He'll love looking like a pro when he can easily insert the keg in fewer than 15 seconds. The gadget pressurize the keg for perfect pours, and the beer stays fresh for up to 30 days. Not only will you and your family have delicious brews to share over take-out, but it's also no trouble to clean.
A Light-Up Cornhole Board For Glow-In-The-Dark Fun
This fun twist on an outdoor game classic will give your dad (and you) a reason to invite some friends over on a warm night. These two wooden, LED light-up cornhole game boards come with eight light-up toss bags and a storage pouch for easy storing. Have some 9 volt batteries on hand so your dad won't have to worry about ending the game early.
A Fruit Soft-Serve Machine For Family Nights
Give your dad an ice cream maker with a fun and nutritious twist. This easy-to-use soft serve machine takes frozen bananas (or other fruits) and churns them into a smooth and delicious frozen treat. Set up a toppings bar, and then have a fun family ice cream night when the weather gets warm. Your dad won't mind dish duty with this appliance's parts — they're all dishwasher safe.
An All-In-One Streaming Device To Upgrade Your TV Nights
Amazon Fire TV , $100, Amazon
Your dad will love instant access to his favorite shows and movies right through your TV with this tiny streaming box. At your next family event, he can stream music from a customized playlist or share pictures from family vacation right on your TV. As an added bonus, offer to let Dad choose your next movie with access to Netflix, Hulu, or HBO GO — watching Rocky again will make his night.
A Pizza Oven Kit For Creating Custom Pies
Your dad won't need to drive to the local pizza shop the next time your family decides on Friday night pizza feast. This handy, stainless steel pizza oven kit comes with convenient handles, a thermometer and an aluminum pan, turning 18.5-inch or 22.5-inch kettle grills into a charcoal- or wood-burning pizza oven. You'll have fun creating custom pizzas together as a family and your dad will love feeling like your family's own personal pizza chef. One user said it's so easy that the first pizza she ever cooked on this oven came out "like a pro."
An Extra Challenging Scrabble Board For The Wordsmith Dad
Tile Lock Super Scrabble , $28, Amazon
If your dad's been bragging for years about being a Scrabble pro, put his words to the test with a new challenge in an extended Scrabble board. This game includes 441 letter spaces, 200 letter tiles, and a special "lock in" feature that keeps your tiles in place when you rotate the board for a better view. It's a game-changing feature (literally) that prevents someone accidentally reaching over the board and knocking letters out of place.
An Inflatable Movie Screen For An Outdoor Movie Night
There's a good chance your dad grew up going to drive-in theaters, so an inflatable outdoor screen will give him all the feels. The screen self-inflates, sets up in minutes, and comes with all of the stakes and tethers needed for a quick and easy set-up. All that's left to do is lay some blankets in the backyard, grab a projector, and enjoy a warm summer night outside. Users give this screen top ratings for compact storage and for giving them a simple way to enjoy family movies on summer nights.
A Popcorn Maker For A Drive-In Approved Snack
Every outdoor movie night needs the perfect snack, and this vintage-inspired popcorn maker is just that. It looks straight out of the 1900s — something any history buff dad will appreciate. Plus, this tabletop popper has a stainless steel kettle with a built-in stirring system that makes enough popcorn to feed your hungry fam. You'll all love kicking back together and enjoying this classic snack from an even more classic-looking machine. Bonus: This popcorn maker has a tilting door in the front for mess-free snack serving.
A Hammock Chair Swing To Relax With Your Dad
Your dad will love a gift that allows him to kick back and relax — and the rest of your family will want to join him. Give him the gift of two of these hanging hammock chair swings so you won't need to kick him out of his new comfy chair. He'll love having someone to bond with while he reclines in the back support cushions and lounges during a light, nap-inducing swing. This swing comes with two cushions and can be hung indoors or outdoors.
A Retro Candy Set To Bring Back Sweet Memories
Your dad will love telling you and your family stories of his childhood as you all taste fun treats from when he was a kid. This retro candy capsule from Dylan's Candy Bar features popular sweet treats from the 1960s, including Razzles and Lemonheads, in a fun capsule-shaped container. Not only will you be giving your dad a gift that will satisfy his sweet tooth, but you'll all get to catch up over candy.
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