Gifts for men

Fun Gifts For Dad This Christmas

We write a lot about kids here at Parenting is Hard.  Today I’m going to write about some of the things that I find amusing and that I would enjoy getting for the holidays or my birthday.   So much of our lives as parents is dedicated to the kids and it’s rare when I take some time to indulge in the things that I like or buy myself something that I’ve been wanting.

So I spent some time the past couple of days browsing around trying to find things that I would like to have and that I think my fellow men would like to have too.  So here is a little glimpse into some of the things the men in your life would like to get.  Hope you enjoy.  Let me know what I missed in the comments below.

1) Rubie’s Costume Co Jurassic World T-Rex Inflatable Costume, Multi, One Size

You won’t have to invent time travel to see dinosaurs because we’ve brought them straight to you. Enjoy this inflatable T-Rex costume and indulge yourself in this both hilarious and detailed costume that is sure to impress. With this inflatable design, you are still flexible enough to perform even your favorite tasks still in costume! Don’t believe us? Just check Youtube! These open-faced designs allow for maximum field of vision, and our sound effects in the gloves allow for maximum fun this year! Get your stubby arms on one of these amazing T-Rex costumes this season!

2) Introducing Echo Plus with built-in Hub – Silver + Philips Hue Bulb included

  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa—a cloud-based voice service—to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more—instantly. With the built-in hub you can directly set up and control your smart home devices.
  • Alexa can control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, locks, garage doors, sprinklers, and more. Set up devices from Philips Hue, GE, Kwikset, and others without the need for a separate hub. Just ask Alexa to discover your connected devices.
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on your Echo devices in different rooms. Echo Plus can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° audio
  • With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction—even while music is playing
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills. Just ask Alexa to control your TV, request an Uber, order a pizza, and more.

3) Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player

  • The next generation of our bestselling Fire TV Stick. The most powerful streaming media stick under $50–now with the Alexa Voice Remote.
  • Enjoy tens of thousands of channels, apps, and Alexa skills including Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, NBC, WatchESPN, Disney, and more. Subscription fees may apply.
  • Launch and control content with the included Alexa Voice Remote. Simply say, “Play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” and Alexa will respond instantly. Plus, play music, find movie showtimes, order a pizza, and more—just ask.
  • No cable or satellite? No problem. Watch the best of live TV and sports from AMC, HGTV, ESPN, FOX, and others with a subscription to DIRECTV NOW, or top-rated primetime shows with CBS All Access.
  • Find the best way to watch with universal search results from over 190 channels and apps including Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video.
  • Prime membership unlocks thousands of movies and TV episodes, including Thursday Night Football, Amazon Original Series, Amazon Channels, and ad-free listening to millions of songs with Prime Music.
  • Pick up where you left off. Bring hit shows and movies with you when you travel. Plug Fire TV Stick into any TV’s HDMI port, connect to Wi-Fi, and continue watching.
  • Play current favorites or quickly discover what to watch next directly from the Home screen.

4) Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE, Black

Stop manhandling those heavy, bulky backyard beasts and show off as the grill master with the Coleman RoadTrip LXE Propane Grill. It’s easy to tote around and set up. Just fold it up, roll it with one hand to your favorite cooking spot and set it up in a matter of seconds with the lift and lock system. The grill comes equipped with durable cast-iron grilling surfaces. (Coleman RoadTrip pot support and griddles are available separately.) When you’re ready to grill, push a button to ignite the InstaStart matchless lighting system. Cook for more than an hour on one propane cylinder with 20,000 BTUs of power on 285 sq. in. (1838.7 sq. cm)  of cooking surface. It’s perfect for BBQs, picnics, tailgating, camping or a night on the patio. When you’re ready to leave, it folds down small enough to fit in the back of most car trunks.

5) Sony XB950B1 Extra Bass Wireless Headphones with App Control, Black (2017 model)

Feel the freedom and love the bass with these Bluetooth1 headphones with EXTRA BASS that deliver powerful, clear sound and up to 18 hours of battery life3. Find the perfect sound for each song with the Sony Headphones Connect app2, while you enjoy broad frequency response for the ultimate listening experience. Even take hands-free calls with the built-in mic. Freedom has never sounded better.

6) Columbia Men’s Glennaker Lake Packable Rain Jacket, Black/Grill, Small

Classic mountaineering-inspired design lines in a tried-and-true waterproof fabric-this lightweight nylon rain jacket is an everyday favorite thanks to its stylish, efficient, and comfortable take on protecting you from the wind and wet weather.

7) YETI Rambler Colster Can and Bottle Holder

The YETI Colster is like a stainless steel bear hug (or can cooler) for your sodas or longnecks. The Load-and-Lock Gasket secures your drink in place while the Colster’s double-wall vacuum insulation keeps your beer or soda frosty longer. Plus, it has a No Sweat Design, which means you say adios to damp or frostbitten hands.

The YETI Colster stands 4 7/8 in high and a diameter of 3 1/2 in. All YETI Colsters are sized to fit in standard sized cup holders.

18/8 STAINLESS STEEL Made with kitchen-grade stainless steel, so they’re puncture- and rust-resistant.

DOUBLE-WALL VACUUM INSULATION Keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot until the last sip.

NO SWEAT DESIGN Keeps fingers dry and unfrostbitten.

The Rambler family is now sporting DuraCoat Color, the durable new look available for your Tumbler, Colster, or Bottle. YETI DuraCoat Color is available in four different shades: Seafoam, Tahoe Blue, Black, and Olive Green. It’s designed to go on strong, and we think it’s pretty good looking to boot, making it perfect for our stainless steel drinking vessels. It won’t fade, peel, or crack through extended field use, and our DuraCoat Color provides additional grip to the Rambler’s exterior. So whether you have your sights set on a Seafoam 20 oz. Tumbler or a Tahoe Blue Colster, our DuraCoat Color will hold up through the life of your warranty.

 
Mr. Beer’s Premium Gold Edition Complete Homebrewing Kit provides aspiring brewers with our patented brewing equipment and high-quality ingredients that simplify the homebrewing process. Our patented brewing system includes a compact, lightweight fermenter that is modeled after the design of professional brewing equipment. Eleven 25 oz. reusable and shatterproof bottles that are specially designed for carbonating beer. We also include a can of brewing extract – a concentrated form of all natural malted barley and hops – produced in a state-of-the-art facility by Australia’s oldest family owned brewery, as well as No-Rinse Cleanser and unique Carbonation Drops to simplify the sanitization and carbonation process. This Kit includes our Classic American Light and Oktoberfest Lager Refills.

Automate your lighting experience with Philips Hue and control your lights from home or away. Create light schedules from the Philips Hue App and never come home to a dark house. Requiring the Hue Bridge (sold separately) for the full Hue experience, these bulbs fit standard-size table lamps. Install the LED lights as you would install ordinary bulbs and pair them with the Hue Bridge, which allows you to control smart-bulb-equipped lamps and overhead lights via the Philips Hue App. Easily expand your lighting system with accessories (sold separately), such as a Hue Dimmer Switch, Hue Tap, or Hue Motion Sensor. Pair it for automation with your existing Nest or SmartThings system. This box includes four Philips Hue White A19 Energy Star Certified Standard light bulbs, manual, and two-year warranty.

The Masterbuilt 30″ digital electric smoker is perfect for the beginner or the pro. You’ll achieve competition-ready results in your own backyard, without the hassle of charcoal or propane. Simply plug this smoker in, set the digital controls, & it does the work! Masterbuilt makes smoking simple.

I hope this gives you some inspiration while you shop for the men in your life.  This is just a taste of the items that your men will love.  Look out for more like this in the coming posts.  Happy Shopping.