Great ideas for Father's Day gifts are as wide and varied as father's themselves. That's why we reached out to several fathers and asked them what they'd like to see instead of another plaid tie this Father's Day.  Below you will find the Top Five that they came up with.  We've tried to include only top quality products who's customer service received as high of marks as their products, as well as a wide variety of price ranges to accommodate everyone's budget.

1)   Your Grandfather's Flashlights Just Got Overhauled-Guardian 1300XL-Z Tactical Flashight With Zoom Focus


Suggested Retail: $179.99 Sale Until Father's Day: $69.99

Seems as though in the old days most dads would be happy to receive a simple D cell battery operated flashlight, but like I said that was the old days.  What if you could give your father a flashlight that could light a path 200 plus yards away? Well you can, and that’s not all. The new Supernova Guardian 1300XL-Z Professional Series Ultra Bright Tactical LED Flashlight with Rechargeable Lithium Battery and BrightStart Technology is like having a burning torch at your fingertips. The Guardian 1300XL-Z is Supernova's Professional Series Tactical LED Flashlight and combines the latest in LED lighting technology along with unsurpassed performance and capabilities.

Features include:

  • Ultra Bright CREE XM-L T6 LED Bulb with 1300 Lumens Output  100% No Questions Asked Guarantee
  • 5 Operating Modes with BrightStart Memory Technology: Full - Medium - Low - Strobe - SOS
  • Self Defense Features include Disorienting Strobe Mode and Stainless Steel Ridged Strike Bezel
  • Includes 1 Lithium 18650 Batteries + Micro-USB CHarging Cable & Adapter
  • Smooth Brushed Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy Finish and Waterproof Casing for All Weather Use

Review

If Odin had a flashlight, this would be it.

Yikes! This thing is powerful. Seconds after turning it on while letting the dog out, I sliced my neighbor's storage shed in half, lasered three toes from my left foot, had a reason to change my pit bull's name from `Nads to Tripod, and started the rooster crowing. Oh yeah, and a very deep voice said, "Redox, I am your father."

Maybe your needs are different than mine. Maybe you don't want the firepower to knock UFOs out of the sky, bring down Bigfoot or boil Loch Ness dry so we can finally find that damn serpent. Ok, fine, then I won't tell you the code that you must enter via the power button to invoke "Nova Mode."

See? Now all you have is an awesomely bright, tank-tough flashlight that you never have to buy batteries for. That'll learn ya.

2) Classic Design Meets Today's Audio Technology

Marley Bluetooth Speaker
Suggested Retail: $219.99

Dad may be getting older but it does not mean he doesn’t want to rock it out sometimes. Out of all the portable speakers out there (and there are a ton) the dads we spoke with screamed out for this one, and for good reason. The House of Marley EM-JA006-MI Get Together Portable Bluetooth Audio System

The House of Marley Get Together Portable Bluetooth Audio System features amazingly detailed audio performance from the two-channel, two-way design. The Get Together system is housed in a custom-tuned bass-reflex enclosure with a solid bamboo baffle and REWIND covered rear housing. The Get Together is powered by internal 8-hour lithium ion battery so you can bring your music on the go. Bluetooth wireless connectivity allows simple and easy linking to hundreds of personal audio devices, so you can play your music wirelessly from your iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, or any other device with Bluetooth capability.

Review:

This is the best speaker I have ever owned

This is the best speaker I have ever owned. I received it as a gift and, while my initial thought was that it was beautiful and would look perfect in my house, I was worried about the sound quality. In my past experiences good looking sound systems do not equate to good sound. I am a little bit of a sound snob and was blown away by the high quality sound emanating from this portable speaker. Seriously, it captured nuances that even my larger, more expensive speakers do not. What's great about this also is that it functions as as everyday speaker in your home, but is also perfect (and not too heavy) to take to the beach, camping trips, etc.

 

I love this speaker so much I am getting it as a gift for various close family members and friends. Very highly recommend!!

 

3)  Shouldn't Every Dad Have Their Own Drone?

Phantom Drone
Suggested Retail: $1,399.99

Suggested Retail Price $1399.00

Sure your dad could be like so many other dads, cutting the grass, grilling the steaks…but what about the inner child in him? Fulfill his flying paper airplane dreams with this bad boy! The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0 Quadcopter with FPV HD Video Camera and 3-Axis Gimbal (White)by DJI

The Phantom 2 Vision+ from DJI brings ready-to-fly into the professional realm. With its 3-axis gimbal supporting an all new custom 1080p video camera with Wi-Fi first-person-view (FPV) on your iOS or Android device, you'll be creating super smooth cinema-quality videos in minutes. The Vision+ eliminates setup headaches with the gimbal and camera already securely mounted and aligned at the factory. Just open the box, charge the batteries and screw on the props. This is the highest quality ready-to-fly solution ever made and will quickly become the standard for independent film makers, journalists, farmers, emergency personnel, extreme sports enthusiasts and aviation hobbyists. NOTE: This is version V2.0 of the Phantom 2 Vision+ and includes upgraded motors, propellers, and a new remote control transmitter that has a rechargeable battery built in.

Review:

A Terrific Drone. Easy to control, great photos, and 20 minutes of flying time

I didn't really know what I was doing when I bought this drone but I lucked out. Of the current generation of camera drones under $2,000, this is really the best. It is also about the only one that someone who is not an experienced pilot can fly and maintain stability for good picture taking and not crashing. If you take your hands off the controls completely, it hovers right where it is. It flys for a full 20 minutes on a single charge--longer than most of the lesser priced drones. You can easily use it with your iPhone or tablet computer as well. If you lose sight or control, it will automatically fly back to the exact place it launched from and land. I know a marine biologist why takes this drone in a Kayak a mile of so off shore, launches this drone, photographs the mating and other behavior of sea turtles where she can see what the camera is shooting so she can move the drone to the best places and get the best angles. Then she can fly the drone back to her Kayak--only 2 feet wide--and land the drone right in the small boat. She never flew anything before.

 

4)  Only The Brightest Led Lantern For Your Pop!

Suggested Retail Price $149.97 Sale Price until Father's Day: $79.97

 

Father’s Day would not be complete for many dads across the country without a gift they would not be expecting and is truly like no other. No we are not talking 4UHD TV or 64 Mustang, nah we are talking about the Supernova Titan TM Limited Edition Power Bank and Flashlight with "Limited Edition DAD" Shot Glass

This is not only an item for fathers to display on their mantel or office desk, but it is an item that can be used in emergencies, trips or everyday travel (we are talking the power bank & flashlight, though we must admit at times a shot glass definitely can come in handy in emergency situations). The technology behind this handheld power bank allows for 2 full recharges on your USB powered devices. Limited edition means just that, there are just 1000 of these superb devices being made. Aptly named Titan for it's superior construction and durability, this power bank features a zoomable flash light with an extreme bright 180 Lumen Led Light. Coupled with with a convex protective lens this hand held warrior is the perfect edition for the collector in your life.

Review

Never Expected So Much!

My son bought this for me when I turned 50, boy was I surprised. He knew that I loved flashlights, so he literally knocked it out of the park. When I realized it was a power bank I was blown away. BTW, my fiftieth birthday was spent in the Grand Canyon...so having this item was perfect. Not only did it power up my wife's dead phone but it also charged my youngest boys Ipad. Our evening hike with the light was perfect, great wide spread and easy operation for me too...I am not exactly a techy! Love it!

Since only 1,000 are being made, you'd better act fast if you want to get one for your dear old dad, or just for yourself. ;)

5)  Relive Your Childhood With A Big Wheel

Triton Pro Three Wheeler
Suggested Retail: $499.99

Who says you can't go home? You can, and you can in style. The Mobo Triton Pro - The Ultimate Three Wheeled Cruiser (Adult) will let you relive your childhood in style. It has steel construction, which makes it sturdy and durable. The tricycle is available in multiple finishes that you can choose from. It has an extended front part with a big tire and two smaller rear tires. This Triton Pro - The Ultimate Three Wheeled Cruiser (Adult) from Mobo has wheels without chain. It has a cushioned and laid-back seat design with handles on both sides that help the rider improve his hand-eye coordination. The tricycle also retains its quality even after being in use for a long time as it is weather and water resistant.

Features:

  • Safety flag included for optimal visibility
  • Ergonomically designed cruiser
  • Recumbent style design reduces shoulder and arm stress
  • Innovative steering system with no balance needed
  • Sturdy adjustable frame that fits most riders
  • Low-to-the-ground frame for optimal stability
  • Enhances hand-eye coordination and increases arm and leg muscle strength
  • Free wheel construction without chain
  • Comfortable cushioned seat
  • Stylish look with appealing graphics
  • Recommended age: 13 and Up
  • Single speed
  • Rear steering handlebars
  • Hand caliper brake system
  • Best to ride on flat and smooth surfaces

Review

Great Bike!

This bike has helped me improve my exercise. It feels like sitting in a comfort chair riding outside. It's great bike to ride pleasure outside. Good on the my back, arms and neck. Easy to use. The other great thing about this bike is when you coast down hill you can pedal backwards which is great for exercising more parts of your body. My dog runs beside me so he gets exercise also. Best bike for the money. Everyone wants to try it out and enjoys the comfy ride.
I had someone else put it together. They thought the bike was really cool and I let them take it for a spin. Best purchase I've made. Cant wait to ride every night. Its so much fun.

I would recommend getting a taller flag so cars can see you

 

Buying Father's Day Gifts

These gift ideas are all available on different sites, including  Amazon.com & Wayfair.com, where more information, reviews and exact costs can be found. Prices noted here were at time of publication and can not be guaranteed. Where available sale price has been included.