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9 Gifts for Great Dads
Metalux Shop Light With Bluetooth Speaker
Flood Dad’s shop with light and sound! This 4-foot, 3,200-lumen LED shop light includes a Bluetooth wireless speaker, so Dad can easily connect his phone and listen to his favorite music or podcast while he works. Chains, hooks, and snap brackets are included for installation. $59.95 at Mills Fleet Farm.
Help Dad get his wad of keys under control! This compact key organizer holds 10 keys, which fold out for easy use. It also features a bottle opener and LED flashlight. The built-in Tile smart locator lets you track missing keys via an app on your phone and emits a sound to help you find them. On the other hand, if you lose your phone, press the button on your KeySmart, and your phone will ring, even if it’s on silent. $59.99 at Amazon. Less expensive versions without the smart locator are also available.
Rubbermaid Marine Cooler
Forget those fancy-name-brand, super-high-priced coolers! The 150-quart Marine Cooler from Rubbermaid has thick insulation that keeps ice frozen up to seven days in 90°F. temperatures. It can hold either 250 pounds of fish with 30 pounds of ice or 252 cans of Dad’s favorite beverage with ice. $99.97 at Home Depot.
Trying to remove stripped, rusted, or corroded screws or rounded nuts can be incredibly frustrating. These 6.25-inch extraction pliers have concave jaws with vertical and horizontal serrations, which grab onto tough-to-grip screws and nuts. Next time Dad has to battle a stripped screw, he’ll be happy to have this in his toolbox! $29.97 at Amazon.
ReelSonar iBobber Wireless Bluetooth Smart Fish Finder
Whether Dad is fishing from shore or in a boat or kayak, this bobber-shape fish finder will help him reel in the lunkers! Using patented sonar fish identifier technology, the device provides accurate readings down to 135 feet. Using Bluetooth technology, Dad can see where the fish are on his Android or iOS phone with a free app. He can also use the app to mark his favorite fishing spots. $79.98 at Amazon.
This handy gadget transforms from a creeper to a chair with one easy motion, so Dad will always be comfortable while he’s working on his truck or machinery. It features six swivel castors and steel frame construction, and supports up to 300 pounds. $39.99 at Mills Fleet Farm.
24-Pocket Duluth Trading Rigger Bag
There’s nothing that frustrates Dad more than having to go back to the shop for a tool. With this tough bag, he can easily take everything he needs with him, whatever the job may be. The 15×8×7-inch bag features 24 pockets around the outside for all kinds of tools and supplies, and the open center compartment holds bigger items. $24.95 at Duluth Trading.
If smartphones aren’t Dad’s (or Grandpa’s) thing, you can give him the power of smart technology in an easy-to-use assistant, Alexa. He can ask Alexa anything, from the weather forecast to the latest headlines. The Spot can also be used to make video calls to friends and relatives, and it shows video on its screen. The Spot is about the size of a baseball, and it’s easy to set up with home WiFi. $129.99 at Amazon.
Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite
This 30-inch propane smoker features a heat-saving, two-door design and 717 square inches of cooking space on four removable cooking racks. Dad can use the bottom door to add wood and water to the smoker without affecting the temperature of the cooking space. $189.99 at Bass Pro Shops.