Fathers Day Buying Guide

 
 
By Kyle Monson  |  Posted 2006-06-09 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Every dad is different, so why do Father's Day gifts always tend to be the same?

Every dad is different, so why do Fathers Day gifts always tend to be the same? Golf-motif paperweights and ties are nice, but were betting he would appreciate something more, well, personal, or in the case of technology…customized.

Weve got plenty of suggestions, which weve divided into categories for easy perusal. Would the man in your life prefer a sleek portable entertainment device, or a NASCAR-themed desktop PC? Read our descriptions and gift ideas and then go out and get him a gift hell love.

THE YOUNG AND HIP DAD
This guy puts family first, style second. Hes not too old to appreciate a good video game from time to time, and he has as much consumer-tech knowledge as anyone. This might make him a discerning tech user, but dont worry: Hell be happy with any of these gift ideas.
 
  THE SPORTY AND OUTDOORSY DAD
The sporty dad is intent on staying up with his favorite teams, whether that means getting a game score delivered to his phone or radio, or watching the game in person. If dads active, chances are the family is too, so a good camera that can capture action shots will definitely come in handy.
THE FAMILY SYSADMIN DAD
This dad is the familys resident geek, and he loves equipping his home with useful technology, whether its a wireless network or a home theater system. He knows tech through and through, and wants to stay up to date with cutting-edge gadgets.
 



  THE TECH NEWBIE DAD
The tech newbie can frustrate the rest of the family: Hes the grandpa that wont turn on his cell phone, the dad that doesnt answer his e-mail, or the brother that wont switch to a digital camera. Weve got approachable, affordable gift ideas for each.



THE EXECUTIVE TRAVELER DAD
This guys job has him jetting around the world, spending a lot of time in airport lobbies and on planes. Hell appreciate gadgets that help him in his work, but let him relax, as well—especially in stressful environs.
 
Read the full story on PCMag.com: Fathers Day Buying Guide
 
 
 
 

Kyle Monson is the Associate Editor for PCMag.com. He oversees and edits PCMag.com's product news coverage and several newsletters, and helps out with site maintenance and editing. He also occasionally takes on feature projects like the Top 100 Web Sites and writes reviews and news stories for the magazine whenever he has time.

Kyle is also the Founding Editor of AppScout, a PCMag.com-affiliated blog covering software and Web applications.

Before joining the PC Magazine staff, Kyle wrote for Newsweek and several daily newspapers. He has a BA in Communications (Print Journalism) from Brigham Young University.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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