WASHINGTON - Finding a gift for mom is easy. But Father's Day takes some thought, especially if you want to avoid buying him yet another tie.
What's hot this year? Maybe you should buy a gift for the grill. It's the kind of gift that keeps on giving. And, you can never go wrong with a tech gift.
- Cuisinart has a 14-piece grill set for about $40.
- The iGrill is a Bluetooth-enabled meat thermometer that communicates with Apple devices. The basic one is $100.
- A Grill Daddy will make clean up easier. It's a steel-bristled brush that sells for about $60.
High Tech Gadgets
- Dad can mash up a few tunes with the Gemini Firstmix DJ Software Controller. Look out. He could become a real mix master with this $100 toy.
- You can't go wrong with iPad gadgets. Consider a two iPad-sized stickers with a family photo from erincondren.com. The cost is about $25.
- A GorillaPod is a flexible tripod dad could use for his digital camera. GorillaPods start at $30.
Other Gift Ideas
- Customize a travel mug, stationary or a T-shirt for dad at InkGarden.com.
- Consider tours and other gifts that tap into dad's adventurous spirit.
A number of online sites are offering deals for Father's Day. Here are some of them:
- L.L. Bean always offers free shipping.
- Dell offers free shippinng on laptops and desktops. Use the shipping code: HLSKSR06S9ZG0F.
- Sierra Trading Post will ship for free, if you spend $100. Use the free shipping code: ALFREESHIP1.
- Kodak Gallery offers half off expedited shipping with orders of $50. Use free shipping code: QUICKSHIP50.
- Lowes gives you free shipping on orders of $49 or more.
- Overstock.com offers free shipping.
- The NorthFace gives you free shipping, if you spend $125.
- Omaha Steaks gives you half off on shipping.
- Gander Mountain is offering free shipping on all orders.
- Macy's is offering free shipping.
Andrea Woroch, a consumer savings expert, contributed to this report. For more savings tips, follow her on Twitter at @AndreaWoroch.
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