“What to get for dad this Thanksgiving / Hanukkah?”. If this is what you’re asking yourself, our gift specialists at Vivid’s Gift Ideas might just have the right answer for you.

We have handpicked the best gifts out of hundreds of products that will sure make dad happy this festive season. Read on for the 10 awesome gifts for dad.

1. Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast
Google Chromecast

With this helpful little device that costs $35, dad can stream online video and music to the TV from his tablet, phone, or laptop. It works for Android, iOS (Apple),  Chrome for Mac and Chrome for Windows.

Setting it up is as simple as hooking it up to the TV and connect to the home wifi.

2. Samsung UN32EH5300 32-Inch 1080p 60 Hz Smart LED HDTV

Is dad’s TV up for an upgrade? Or perhaps he could use another TV in his bedroom. In both cases, check out this Smart 32-incher from Samsung. With this high-definition LED television, you can use apps the way you would use a smartphone app. Stream Youtube, Hulu, and Netflix videos in HD with this bad boy.

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The TV cost a little bit less than $350. Yes it does come in biggest screen sizes in the same series but it will cost you more. For details of different models see the comparison table.

Samsung TV
Samsung TV UN32EH5300

 

3. Garmin Nüvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps
Garmin Nüvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS
Garmin Nüvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS

 

The succeeding model for the best-selling Garmn Nüvi 50LM. This is the same model that I’m currently using. The touchscreen has improved a lot over other models of older generation. It also does a great job with satellite reception whether you’re out in the country or midtown. Junction view is also supported.

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The Garmin Nüvi 52LM comes with lifetime map support.

4. All-New Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Paperwhite

I was going to recommend the Kindle Fire HD 7″ but later found out that the Kindle Paperwhite is a much better option for dads who read. The Kindle Paperwhite is not your regular tablets, it is a device designed for the best reading experience. The device is extremely light, in fact it is 30% lighter than an iPad mini so your hand won’t feel the burden even if you’re holding it for a long time.

The screen is really amazing. Screen glare virtually doesn’t exist even in direct sunlight. So dad can bring his reading material anywhere he goes, indoor or out.

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5. Victorinox Swiss Army Super Tinker Pocket Knife
Victorinox Swiss Army Super Tinker Pocket Knife
Victorinox Swiss Army Super Tinker Pocket Knife

A Swiss army knife comes in handy in many situations. This equipment of precision is handcrafted in Switzerland, measures 3-1/2 inches long and comes with lifetime warranty. It is of course made of stainless steel so you don’t have to worry about it getting rusty.

6. Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE
Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE
Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE

Priced at $129.99, this collapsible 36-inch propane grill is hard to beat. Suitable for any location, this grill ensues a happy barbecue party. This grill is small enough to fold into the trunk of an automobile.

 

7. Morning Mug – mug that changes color
Morning Mug
Morning Mug

This is not an expensive gift. In fact it costs only slightly less than $10 but imagine that surprise that dad will get when the mug changes from a sleepy face to a smiley face when he makes his morning coffee!

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8. Thermos Stainless Steel 16-Ounce Leak-Proof Travel Mug
Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Leak-Proof Travel Mug
Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Leak-Proof Travel Mug

Keep drinks hot for hours with this stylish 16-oz stainless steel travel mug by Thermos. Suitable for coffee and tea.

9. Mr. Coffee Programmable Coffeemaker
Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker
Mr. Coffee BVMC-SJX33GT 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker

At merely $24 this coffeemaker makes it to our top 10 list with ease. Make coffee with the press of one button. It is specially designed to keep coffee hot for hours. Extremely easy to clean. One of the best products in 2011 according to a leading consumer magazine.

If you are looking for something more advanced for your coffee-loving dad, checkout the K Cup Maker Keurig K65 and Espresso Machine Delonghi EC155.

 

10. Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc 4 Mens Electric Shaver with Dual Motor and Multi-Flex Pivoting Head
Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc 4 Mens Electric Shaver with Dual Motor and Multi-Flex Pivoting Head
Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc 4 Mens Electric Shaver with Dual Motor and Multi-Flex Pivoting Head

With this advanced shaver, dad can shave anywhere. The shaver can go on for hours with one charge. It is extremely easy to cleanup after shaving with its sonic vibration capability.

It does cost a little bit more but it makes a really awesome gift unless your dad is the kind of dad who only uses disposable shaver (or perhaps knife??). If that’s the case do me a favor and just get him a kindle.

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There you have it peeps: 10 super awesome gifts for super awesome dad. Is your dad a tea lover? or does he play PC games? Check out other posts at Vivid’s such as 8 Gift Ideas for PC Gamers and 10 Gift Ideas for Tea Lovers!

And let’s not forget about super awesome mom! We got you covered with 10 Awesome Gifts for Mom. Remember to check it out.

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