Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to get your dad for Father’s Day. If your dad likes music, though, you’ve got nothing to worry about! I’ve hand selected some of the very best gifts you can give a music lover for Father’s Day this year.
PlusDeck 2c. This full-logic tape (yup, tape) deck fits into a free 5.25″ bay on your desktop computer, allowing your dad to listen to his cassette tapes as well as convert them to digital music files! A perfect way to salvage that huge tape collection from the 80s. Available for $109.99
Philips Deluxe Noise Canceling Headphones These babies will make your dad happy when traveling and at home. These high end headphones utilize advanced technology to achieve 80% noise reduction. They also include super-soft ear cushions for hours of comfort, a carrying case, audio jack adaptor, and batteries! Talk about a great gift! Available for $79.99
Ion USB Turntable. An essential item for anyone owning a vinyl collection, this pro-quality turntable includes the capability to connect to your dad’s computer and digitally capture all his tunes. The Ion includes all the cables you need to connect it to his computer all well as the home stereo system. It even comes bundled with the Open Source Audacity application, which allows for high-speed recording, noise removal and digital remastering of your dad’s record collection. Available for $99.99.
AmazonMP3 Giftcard. Treat your music loving dad to a giftcard to Amazon.com, where he can choose from millons of high quality, DRM-free songs for immediate download. Individual songs average around 89 cents, with albums running around $8-10. Amazon provides substantial savings over iTunes, plus you’re not encumbered by silly restrictions on how many times you can burn your files or how many computers you can place them. Your dad will love that! Available anywhere from $5 to $5,000
TicketMaster Giftcard. Treat your Dad to a show of his choice with a giftcard from TicketMaster. Perfect for the Dad that enjoys concerts and live music! Available in denominations from $25 to $250
The Pocket DJ. This book by renowned music journalist Sarah Lewitinn is a great introduction to essential song lists for major artists and genres. In addition, it covers how to think about and select appropriate playlists for all occasions. If your Dad likes to play DJ at your parties, you can’t go wrong! Available for $9.95
Cowon D2 MP3 Player. Cowon has reputation for producing some of the very best mp3 players out there, with sound quality that often surpasses what your dad would get with an iPod. This slick and modern unit features a bright, 16 million color touch screen, video playback capability, and 4GB of storage with an expansion slot for more! Available for $142.99, 8GB model available for $179.99
Have fun getting your dad something he’ll love almost as much as his music!