Top Five Gifts For Father's Day

Posted: May 28 2009, 2:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 10:46am CDT , in Shopping Tips


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Mother's Day has come and gone and for many across the country graduation day is over. That means the next gift giving holiday is all about dad. Father's Day is right around the corner and it's never too early to start looking for the perfect gift to make dad happy. Trust me when I say pop doesn’t want a tie. I am going to run down the top five coolest gifts for Father's Day to make things easy for you. Read on to find the perfect gift for dad.

Amazon Kindle

If dad is a reader, the coolest gadget you can get him is the Amazon Kindle 2. The e-reader has enough space for an entire library of books and dad can download new titles in seconds from anywhere with a free integrated 3G Internet connection.

The slim little device is under 1/3 of an inch thick and weighs only 10.2 ounces. The e-Ink display shows 16 shades of gray and the device has enough battery life for days of reading between charges. Bestseller books are as low as $9.99 each for the device. Depending on your budget, you can get the standard 6-inch screen Kindle for $359 or the new larger 9.7-inch screen Kindle for $489.

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Sony PS3 Console

If dad likes to play games the Sony PS3 is a great gift that the entire family can enjoy. The system offers some of the coolest video games around and doubles as a Blu-ray disc player. Not just any Blu-ray player mind you, but one of the best on the market thanks to its ability to be upgraded online via the frequent Sony updates for the machine. Even if dad isn’t that into games, the PS3 will find a welcome spot in the home theater.

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UFC 2009 Undisputed Video Game

If dad is a gamer with an Xbox 360 or PS3 already in the home and a fan of fighting games or the UFC, the new UFC 2009 Undisputed video game is a fantastic gift idea. Undisputed is hands down one of the best fighting games ever made and tons of fun. The controls are complex but once mastered they offer the widest range of moves you will find this side of taking up martial arts in the real world. The game is also cheap making this a great budget Father's Day gift idea.

Buy your own copy of UFC 2009 Undisputed here.

Acer Aspire One 10-inch Netbook

If dad is needing a new computer and wants something that is light and easy to carry, the Acer Aspire One 10.1-inch netbook is a great option. The Aspire One line is the top selling netbooks in the world and for $329 you can get a machine with nice features. Features include a 6-cell battery, Windows XP Home, Intel Atom N270 CPU, 160GB HDD, and 1GB of RAM. The netbook has enough power for 99% of the computing tasks users want to do.

Buy your own Acer Aspire One 10.1-inch netbook here.

Samsung 52-inch 1080p HDTV

If your budget is big enough and you really want to make dad happy, the ultimate Father's Day gift is the Samsung LN52A650 52-inch 1080p 120Hz HDTV with red touch of color. The set offers full 1080p HD video and 120Hz refresh rate for smooth video playback. For home theater systems with lots of components, the set has four HDMI ports. Other features include a 50000:1 contrast ratio, 4ms panel response time, InfoLink RSS feed capability, and side USB ports for connecting devices directly to the TV. The only downside is that the set sells for $2249.

Buy your own Samsung LN52A650 52-inch HDTV here.

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