Apple iPad for $ 299 ($ 30 off): It’s nice to have an iPad at home. They are great for emailing, TV streaming, reading, and many other tasks. There are more sophisticated versions, but the standard iPad is probably good enough. This is a pretty standard discounted price on Amazon (it’s more expensive at Apple), but we’ve included it because it’s one of those great tech giveaways for adults.
Other great deals for dad
Stanley Adventure Cooler for $ 60 ($ 30 off): Not all coolers need to be metal and have a built-in audio system and cup holders. The Stanley Adventure is sturdy, relatively light, and holds 21 cans of a wide variety of drinks, such as lagers, IPAs, porters and stouts. And the soft drinks, I guess.
Brooks B17 Leather Bike Saddle for $ 100 ($ 45 off): Upgrade daddy’s bike with a premium saddle. Still made in England, the B17 has been Brooks’ best-selling saddle for over 100 years. The break-in takes a bit of time, but as a WIRED bike tester I found it more comfortable than the plastic seats that come with most bikes.
Sale at 30% off Allen Edmonds: For 99 years Allen Edmonds has been making shoes by hand in the United States. Although some models are now made overseas, many of its best-known models are still made in Wisconsin. If dad needs a big improvement in quality over regular department store shoes, consider secretly measuring his feet and buying him a pair of AEs. They will last for many years as they can be resole and restored.
Victorinox Swiss Army Tinker pocket knife for $ 29 ($ 15 off): As I wrote in my guide to the best multi-tools, the Victorinox range of Swiss Army knives is all of high quality. I gave the Tinker Deluxe top marks as the best pocket knife, but the Tinker only lacks the hook, scissors and mini pliers while having the same fit and finish in an even slimmer size.