9 Last minute Gift Ideas for Dad w/ Reviews

by superexhausted on June 11, 2012

The following are great Last Minute Gift Ideas for Dad!  I have reviewed all these gift a and would not recommend them if I did not think they are a great addition to any household and a Proven Dad winner.

Dad Father Gifts Under $10

Op Water Shoes- $8.95 Available at Walmart water shoes

  • These are a gift dad did not know he needs but will use when playing with the kids  whether it is in the back yard for sprinkler fun, at the beach, or in a stream flipping rocks.
  • gripping bottoms
  • pull elastic fasteners with toggle
  • easy slip
  • great price so they can be tossed at the end of the season when they get well lets say not so fresh

Review: My husband loves them he already used them at the local creek looking for frogs!

Rayovac LED Flashlight  $4.48 at walmart


  • Flashlights are great gifts to give dad from kids
  • Fashlights are affordable and you are always looking for one
  • The convenient small size of this flashlight is a welcome addition to any home.. lets hope the kids dont steel it.

Fathers Dad Gifts under $40

CamelBak® eddy™ Water Bottle $15.99at REI water bottle

  • Spill proof bottle
  • bite water tip faster flow
  • dish washer safe
  • CamelBak® Got Your Bak Lifetime Guarantee

Review: I have been using this water bottle and the CamelBak insulated Grove bottle $30  for over a month , at first it was odd almost like a sippy cup for adults  but now I am addicted to it I cant leave home without the water bottle. It is convenient and easy carry.  You can hook it to a carabiner hook and to a belt buckle great gift for anyone.

Rayovac Rechargeable Charger with Batteries: 13.99 usb chargers and batteries

We are always looking for chargers and batteries.

Review: This is a much needed gift for the Dad who has everything,  My husband loves his xbox but the chargers and remotes eat battieres great to have some rechargables on hand.

Rayovac USB Wall and Car Charger Combo Pack walmart

The power converters also a great dad gift in fact. The second he saw the package he said I needed one of these and took it (I have not seen it since I assume it is in his car.. I am glad I got a picture.

SportLine Pocket Snapshot Pedometer $29.99 amazon pedometer

This is a great gift for the Dad who want to know how active he is.  He can put it in his pocket every day and forget it.

  • monitors speed
  • amount of steps
  • calculates calories burned
  • tracks time spent moving every day
  • simple easy to use
  • everything is on one screen
  • great entry pedometer
  • This is a pocket version so bulky no clip

Review:  I have placed this Pedometer in my pocket,  I like how simple it is to use but very accurate unlike less expensive ones I know this pedometer is tell me real info I want to know.  It is small non cumbersome.  I know my husband is going to love using it.

Mens health Turn key resistance bands 29.99

  •  Resistance band you’ll ever need to build learner, tighter muscles
  • Patented Turn-Key Technology adjusts from 0 to 5 feet in seconds no extra bands
  •  Padded swivel handles provide a comfortable grip
  • Quick resistance
  • CD is included so you can have a n effective work out with instruction

Review: very easy to use really can feel the burn in my body when I am done working out.  I love the fact they are nosmall and easy I been bring them on trip it take for a quick 10 min workout.

Dad Superhero Cape– Babypop 35.00dad in a dad superhero cape

how could I leave one of my great own Dad Superhero capes off the list

  • easy clean wash and dry
  • velcro closure
  • light weight so great for pretend of to wear while running a marathon
  • bright colors!

Dad Father Gifts Items over $50

Igloo Ice Cube Cooler-$69.99 also available at lowes and walmart ice cooler for drinks and food

  • Wheeled cooler 60 quart
  • telescoping handle that you can pull or push
  • 4 drink holders on top to use as a table
  • the right height to be used as an extra seat

Review: My husband picked this out he says the study handle is great he loves how easy it is to move around and the great quality of an igloo.  Cant wait to use it on the beach with the big tires.

Sportline Cardio Heart Rate monitor 69.99: heart rate monitor watch

  • watch with heart rate moitor
  • Calorie and fat buring Tracker
  • Fat Burn zone
  • work out memory
  • Lap counter
  • Stop Watch Custom user profile
  • ECG accurate Heart Rate Monitor
  • Time date and alarmheart monitor watch

Review:  I have been using this watch for the past month and I have to say I love it.  I use it when doing Zumba and running.  It tells me to push it more.  I often work,  I love the fat burning zone because I usually give up when I feel the burn the watch tells me to keep going.  The Heart Rate monitor makes me feel like I have some one watching out for me, so I have safe work out.  This is a great gift for any Dad,  if they just started working out or a long time fitness guy.

Disclosure:  Some of the products above were provided to me by the companies,  and some I have purchased but all the opinions stated above are honest and true and written by me Sherry Aikens

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Diane June 13, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I love my Camelbak bottle! Found them at Dick’s and Target for much less than $30. Great list! Especially that cape! :-)


superexhausted June 13, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I love my also, the Camelbak Goove bottle has the filter and insulated, so it is a little more than the basic bottle, I have to check them out at target if they are cheaper, I need to get more, my son is obsessed with mine.


Darla June 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm

My favorite on your list is the fabulous cape! My second fave is the usb car charger. Will be getting one of those immediately. (For me, but don’t tell.)


superexhausted June 13, 2012 at 11:05 pm

the usb car charger is a great self bought gift enjoy!


Alison Shaffer June 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm

love the H20 shoes, and the pedometer is pretty cool I might get that for me! ha ha.
great ideas for Dad’s and Grandpas too. thanks for sharing and the photos are a big help to see what the gift idea is!


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