Apple iPad for $ 299 ($ 30 off): It’s nice to have an iPad around the house. They are great for email, streaming TV, reading, and a host of other activities. There are more amateur versions, but the standard iPad is probably pretty good. This is a fairly standard discount price on Amazon (it’s more expensive than Apple), but we’ve included it because it’s one of those great tech gifts for adults.
Other great deals for Dad
Stanley Adventure Cooler for $ 60 ($ 30 off): Not all coolers should be made of metal and have an integrated sound system and cup holder. The Stanley Adventure is tough, relatively light, and contains 21 cans of a wide variety of beverages, including lagers, IPA, carriers and stout. Alcohol-free drinks, I think.
Brooks B17 Leather Bicycle Saddle for $ 100 ($ 45 off): Refresh Dad’s bike with a top-quality saddle. Always made in England, the B17 has been Brooks ’best-selling saddle for over 100 years. It takes a while to get in, but as one of WIRED’s bike testers, I found it more comfortable than the plastic seats that come with most bikes.
Allen Edmonds 30-Percent-Off Sale: For 99 years, Allen Edmonds has been making handmade shoes in the United States. Although some models are now made overseas, many of their best-known models are still made right in Wisconsin. If dad needs a big step up in quality on the usual shoes from the department stores, consider measuring his feet flat and buying them a pair of AE. They will last for many, many years because they can be repaired and restored.
Victorinox Swiss Army Tinker Pocket Knife for $ 29 ($ 15 off): As I wrote in mine guide to the best multi-tools, Victorinox’s line of Swiss Army knives are all of great quality. I gave the Tinker Deluxe brand as the best pocket knife, but the Tinker lacks only the hook, scissors and mini pliers while still having the same fit and ending in an even finer size.