Unbelievable as it may sound, the holidays are breathing down our necks again! It is once again time to strain our already overworked brains with ways to please our friend and loved ones. If you have not done it in the past, one avenue to take which may help with the stress of shopping is to shop online. No crowds, endless varieties of products and services, the perfect place to shop for those "hard to shop for" people in your life. And none of those people, generally speaking, are more difficult to shop for than dad! Here are 5 "must have" gift ideas that are available online that are sure to please.
If dad is a poker player, Friday nights are big nights for him. Friday only comes once a week, though, how can a poker fanatic get by for the other 6 days? Why not consider a hand held poker computer? These lightweight and portable games often allow you to play human or computer generated opponents. Some will actually speak to you and give you the odds based on the ist two cards. Virtually all models are customizable for modes of play and limits. Check them out, dad will love you for it!
Ever heard of a floating globe? These are gorgeous and fascinating additions to an office or den area. Computer balanced and suspended by a magnetic field, these globes are actually floating on "thin" air! Most models also feature magnets in the base to secure the globe when you turn it off. In addition to being beautiful, floating globes often feature very accurate cartography (map design) as well.
If dad likes to travel, typically he is used to handling cumbersome travel guides. YUCK!
A great solution can lie in the "palm of his hand!" Hand held travel computers are now available. They allow travelers to access information on hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, and tourist attractions in dozens of cities all around the world. This information has been compiled by noted travel authorities and is accurate and reliable. Make sure dad has one of these before his next trip!
Nothing is more of a chore than having to coil a hose and store it after use. Dad has had to hassle with this task for years. Relieve him of this irritating duty with a hose reel. Hose reels come in a variety of styles and features. Some hose reels stand alone, while others can be attached to a wall. Retrieval of the hose is accomplished either by a hand crank, or an automated foot petal. Dad will give you an especially big hug when he discovers the ease of using a hose reel!
The next time poker night comes around, make sure dad has an authentic "Las Vegas" style poker table. Poker tables accommodate up to 10 players, and most have authentic padded arm rests, and stain resistant surfaces. Make sure to consider on that folds up for easy storage. The more portable the table, generally speaking, the more practical the table for most homes. Who knows, maybe dad's game will improve with a new table.
Have fun. Investigate these gift ideas. Perhaps this Christmas when dad receives one of them, you will see a genuine look of appreciation that will make these holidays more memorable.