Thursday, June 13, 2002
More Bang for Your Buck: Father's Day Gifts
Find cool gifts for dad that will cost you less than $50.
(WSVN) Father's Day is just 72 hours away, but what do you get the man who has everything? We have some great ideas, all under 50 bucks!
No matter how much times have changed, dads are always dependable. So this year, forget the usual gifts. Go for a gadget. We found some awesome ideas and they're all at a price that would make dad proud.
Scarlette Navas, Sharper Image, says, "I think any father will be happy if you give him something different this year."
And different they are. First we hit Sharper Image, for the father who loves to bar-b-que, there's the remote cooking thermometer.
"It will beep when the meat is done so you can use it outdoors or indoors."
There's also this funky flashlight. Just give it a good shake to turn it on - no batteries necessary. and for the dad who needs to cool down.
"You can put water in both sides, you put the battery one double A, and turn it on and you can put it around your neck and it will cool you off for 4 hours."
There's also this radio/spotlight. It can be charged with one battery, solar power or you can crank it.
"It will be great for south Florida because of the hurricanes, you can use it for camping, you can use if for emergencies in your car."
Our next stop, Burdines. Here, you can find the gift that fits any lifestyle including the athletic dad.
Melissa Goff, Burdines, says, "It has an actual talking pedometer - for dad to measure how far he's walked or ran in his workout then it's got the actual sports watch."
For the computer type, there's this mousepad, speaker phone, calculator combo and for the fishing father, there's this telescopic fishing set.
"It pops up to full size, you've got your lures, you've got your knives -- it's a perfect gift for under $20 for dad."
And at the perfect price -- Happy Father's Day shopping!