By: Graham Ray
If you really love Dear Old Dad, you won’t get him some boring tie again for Father’s Day. You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a rockin’ gift for the Old Man. Here are some affordable gift ideas…
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Big Bang for Your Buck: If you can muster up the loot – or maybe get Mom or a sibling to go halfsies with you — you can log on to Best Buy (up to 7% Cashback for V.I.P.’s) and get him this awesome 5.1-Channel Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer and Rear Satellite Speakers from Vizio for $299 – a great value at a $50 discount.
Widely respected tech website Cnet says the Vizio system offers “unparalleled home theater sonics from a soundbar.” The wireless subwoofer is über convenient — you can place it anywhere in the room — and the rear speakers connect to the subwoofer, not the 40-inch soundbar itself, so there are no ugly wires trailing from the front of the room to the back (you’re welcome, Mom).
The system also has a convenient “Night” feature that minimizes noise: Dad can watch his favorite late-night sporting events or action movies without the booming bass from touchdowns and explosions waking up the rest of the house!
Go Budget: If Dad doesn’t have a smart TV – heck, even if he does — the Roku Streaming Stick is simply unbeatable among its class of streaming devices. Best Buy offers the stick for just $39.99, and you get up to 7% Cashback on your purchases through DubLi. The Roku Stick comes with the best remote in the business, and gives you access to more than 2,000 channels, including favorites like: Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, Amazon, HBO GO and more!
The super-portability is great; as long as you have wireless capability, you can move the stick to any TV in the house and set it up in just seconds. Especially for retired dads, watching Netflix can become almost like a second career!
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Does your dad still think Brut 33, English Leather or Old Spice are cool? Time to bring Pop into the 21st century with a slightly more, ahem, modern scent.
It seems like scents go in and out of style faster than pop music, but here’s one that’s a must. And bonus points, it’s British. Burberry Brit Cologne for Men isn’t quite as pricey as some other colognes on the market, and the woody, downright masculine scent makes it a hit for just about any father. FragranceNet.com (1%/7% Cashback) offers the 3.4 oz. bottle for just $44.99, with free U.S. shipping!
Another “sexy” scent – sorry for using that word in reference to Dad – is Acqua di Gio from Giorgio Armani, which starts at only $34.99 from Target (1%/7% Cashback). The scent is light and natural, and your pop just might be the hippest on his block when he busts out this fragrance; he’ll certainly be in demand in his own household.
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You don’t have to spend thousands on a watch to look good (I’m looking at you, Rolex). Plenty of cool watches are available for fractions of what you might spend on a name brand. With the internet at your fingertips, you can always find him a great watch, even on a budget. Target (1%/7% Cashback) offers this super affordable and fashion-forward Men’s Mossimo® East West Case Analog Watch. For just $15.99, Dad gets a cool-looking black metal watch with removable links; it’s not just another run-of-the-mill overpriced gold or silver timepiece.
If your budget allows, check out the Nixon ‘Sentry’ Bracelet Watch in gunmetal – a pretty awesome color, and a dope watch. Ok, maybe I’m a bit biased, but I’ve gotten a ton of compliments since receiving this watch as a gift for Christmas. You can get this one for $250 – wayyy less than a Rolex — along with up to 9.2% Cashback, from Nordstrom.
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If you’re not sure what to get him, then let Target (up to 7% Cashback) do the work for you. They carry several special Father’s Day baskets for as little as $29.99, depending on the Old Man’s personal preferences.
For less than $50 you can get the “Dad is the Ultimate Cut Above” basket, which includes a delightful mix of meats, cheeses and other assorted snacks, a cheese knife and a wood cutting board! And for a limited time, Target is including an extra discount – just add the basket to your cart to see what your new low price is!
Face it, most Dads love to chow down, and this classy basket of goodies will make him feel a bit like an aristocrat while he’s noshing.
No matter what you get for your favorite dad this Father’s Day, remember that you can save time and money when you do your shopping through DubLi!
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