- Jul 31, 2013
Father's Day Gift Guide
1. Navigation System
What: TomTom XL 335 GPS Receiver.
How Much: $89.99
Why: Let's face it, your dad's no Christopher Columbus. Well, actually, maybe he is, if he manages to get to some places by accident. Save his pride, and your mother's sanity: Get a $30 discount on the TomTom at Radio Shack by typing in promo code FATHERGEARS.
2. In-Car Humidor
How Much: $885
Why: Your cigar-loving father needs someplace to store his stogies in his ride. This one has tire-inspired rubber siding and marries Cuban flare with Ferrari style. It'll make your dad feel more like a "baller" than a pending retiree.
Two other options:
What: Porsche Humidor
How Much: $360 (3-finger Robusto Travel Case)-$700 (carbon-fiber wrapped, Spanish cedar-lined humidor)
What: Lamborghini Humidors
How Much: $34.99 (travel case)-$249.99 (120-cigar humidor)
3. Exotic Car Rentals
What: A short-term rental of a Bentley, Maserati, Ferrari, Aston Martin.
How much: $2,000-$7,000
Where: Gotham Dream Cars (in NYC), or a similar venue in your location
Why: Give dad a taste of the luxurious even if his commute may be a little more mundane. Zoom around with him for some quality (and highly-stylized) bonding time.
BMW M6 Cabriolet will cost $290.71/day $2,035.00/week. Each additional day costs $249.00/day
Bentley Continental GT $571.14/day $3,998.00/week. Each additional days costs $500
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder $928.57/day $6,500.00/week. Each additional day costs $800.00.
4. Driving Gloves
What: BMW M Gloves
Why: He may not get all that much time to hit the track, but on the daily drive to and from work, you'll make him feel like F-1 driver Michael Schumacher.
5. Driving School
What: Porsche Club of America's Driver's Education Program
How Much: $200 for a day of instruction and track time but can vary by region
Where: Porsche's web site
Why: Allows dad to learn first-hand about the capabilities of high-performance vehicles while burning some rubber.
6. Seatbelt belts
What: Belts made from seatbelts
How Much: $22-$24
Why: Get dad in nerdy stylish fashion by getting him a classic-looking Cadillac seatbelt officially licensed from GM. Check out the other brands Pure Detroit offers like the chic Mustang belt.
7. Car Computer Mouse
How Much: $55.00
Why: Does dad not get enough of his vehicle at the wheel? Does he need some more of it at work or home? Get him this car-shaped mouse with an opening trunk to store batteries and a receiver, a spare tire scroll wheel, and wireless functionality. Can you resist having the Mini Cooper literally at your finger tips?
8. Alternate Navigation Voices
What: TomTom's Original Homer Simpson
How Much: About $13.00
Why: Just plain hilarious. It beats that computerized monotone voice and says things like, "Wohoo. You have reached your destination! And you can hold your head up high, because you are a genius." You can also get Darth Vader, Yoda, Dennis Hopper, Mr. T, John Cleese, Kitt, and others. Check out the TomTom site for more.
9. Hertz Rental
What: Hertz Adrenaline Collection
How Much: About $550 per week
Why: Save $50 on a weekly rental of a Hertz Adrenaline Collection car by using the code PC#155676 in the reservation. Let dad enjoy the performance of muscle cars like the Chevy Camaro SS, Ford Mustang 5.0 GT Premium, and Dodge Challenger R/T.