Why is it that all dads seem to be fascinated by all things technology-related? Give my husband anything with a digital screen or a memory card and I can guarantee that he'll immediately be interested in it. I can always tell if it's a really good item if my husband calls his dad to talk about it!
Haiden, Piper and I recently headed to WalMart to see if we could find any electronic items that would suit James, my husband. Of course, I knew that we'd find a plethora of products he'd love, but I was definitely interested in seeing what they had to offer. You might be surprised to know that WalMart's electronic department carries some of the trendiest and most-wanted gadgets around!
Here are a few things I know James would go gaga for:
This is a no-brainer. What dad doesn't want an iPad? I just want to share, however, that I had no idea that WalMart even carried iPads! What a pleasant surprise to see their brightly-lit display cases and prominent signs announcing that they were authorized Apple resellers. Even better, there was a nice selection of accessories and iPad gear so I could come home with everything I needed for my husband to start using his brand new iPad right away.
My husband is a movie buff. He'll give any movie a chance, including all those romantic comedies and ridiculous Will Ferrell flicks I tend to gravitate to! He's be thrilled if he could upgrade our standard DVD player to a Blu-Ray player. Not only could he start watching all his favorites in high-definition, he could also stream Netflix movies without having to haul his laptop around the house and hook it up.
Of course, there are a few things that I want James to have that he probably doesn't even know he wants! Here are my thoughts for gifts that would surprise him:
James is always driving himself crazy with not being able to find his iPod charger. Plus, he's always downloading songs he wants me to hear, and the tinny little speaker on his iPod Touch makes me not want to listen to the songs at all! Getting a quality iHome speaker/charger combo would make him very happy.
My husband isn't an avid reader, but he does pick up books from time to time. He also has downtime during his day where an e-reader would come in handy. The Kindle is supposed to be the top-notch electronic reading device, and I think he'd feel much more awesome reading any book on a Kindle!
That's just a small sample of the electronic items I'd love to give my husband for Father's Day!
Now, my dad is also a gadget-lover, but his tech-desires are much more low-key. In fact, the greatest electronic gift I ever gave him was just this last year: I gifted my dad with a cell phone of his very own!
Dad had previously carried a cell for work, but he turned it in when he stopped working. After a stretch of time hearing him talk about how much he wanted a phone, I found a great deal and got one for him. It was really funny when I called him a few weeks after giving him the phone and he said I was the first person to call him on it!
I admit, I have yet to buy a Father's Day gift for my dad this year, but I'm sure it will be something gadgety that he'll be thrilled to receive.
Happy Father's Day!
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Walmart and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.