Father’s Day Gift Guide

Enjoy this list of seven super fun gifts that dad will love (and actually use!) for Father’s Day. Written by our guest contributor Rick Limpert, an Atlanta-based writer who covers the intersection of sports and technology.

No need to panic! Father’s Day is coming, but it’s never been easier to get a great gift for dad and show him how much you appreciate all he does. If you are searching for that perfect gift for a dad that lives OTP, here are some suggestions:

scoop otp11Mini Green Egg

Chances are dad has the “Cadillac” of grills in the backyard, but what would he take to the lake, tailgate or on that spur of the moment camping trip? Let me introduce you to the Mini Green Egg. Bet you didn’t even know that the Big Green Egg’s corporate headquarters is right here, OTP, in Norcross.

With a grid diameter of just 10 inches, the Mini Egg is the one and only perfect solution for picnics and tailgating when you want to take “The Ultimate Cooking Experience” on the road. It is also a popular size for grilling on apartment balconies or camping and boating, so leave those propane canisters at home and enjoy your favorite campfire meal on a Mini Egg. At one time, the Mini Egg can cook two chicken breasts, a few burgers, a sleeve of hot dogs or one large steak. Retails for $399.

Reks sunglasses33REKS Sunglasses

Whether dad hikes, bikes, plays golf or just mows the lawn, he needs to protect his eyes. REKS Optics is a new sunglass brand that is affordable and offers unprecedented durability when it comes to sun eyewear.

REKS offers six unbreakable classic frame styles to go along with a broad array of proprietary highest grade shatter-resistant polycarbonate lenses and performance coatings only found in the most expensive eyewear, REKS Optics has broken all the rules and created a new benchmark in form, function and affordability.

Reks 3Priced from $30-$60, REKS Optics sunglasses can be purchased at REKSOPTICS.com. Priced to be collected and designed to outlast every adventure, REKS Optics takes the angst out of enjoying high quality sunglasses for fear of them breaking. The sunglasses industry finally has a bold new player that changes the game in terms of quality, price, features, performance and style that dad will love.

REKS Optics has perfected the highest grade polycarbonate lenses for superior optical quality. Shatter-resistant, lightweight, and offering 100% UV 400 protection, these lenses are coupled with innovative unbreakable frames, making for the ultimate pair of sunglasses for any occasion, including a Father’s Day gift.

images-2Scooter’s Coffee

The Scooter’s coffee shop chain is coming to Atlanta in a big way and they all will be OTP. The Roswell location on Crossville Road offers a variety of gifts for the coffee-loving dad. From whole coffee beans, to single-serve cups, mugs and even gift cards.

At Scooter’s a friendly staff will greet you as your order your favorite hot brew, iced coffee, “Blender” beverage or smoothie. Don’t forget their wonderful teas, breakfast sandwiches and baked goods.

Scooter’s is currently open at 550 W. Crossville Road in Roswell and a location on Canton Road in  Marietta will soon open.

imgresDISH HopperGO

Dish Network wants dad to watch his favorite shows while on-the-go. So Dish has released its HopperGO device for just $99. The HopperGO will not cost any additional monthly fees.

“HopperGO is the perfect summer travel companion for nearly anyone, whether you’re road tripping, at the airport or lounging on a beach,” explains Vivek Khemka, DISH Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. “It manages the burden of storage, so forget about deleting apps or pictures to free up space on your phone or tablet for video.”

The 64 GB HopperGO will be a rechargeable battery-powered device that will hold up to 100 hours of recorded TV shows, movies and sporting events from a Hopper 3 or Hopper 2 DVR, for mobile offline viewing.

imgres-1Samsung Galazy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 available through Sprint for as low as $25.99/month. Also, with Sprint’s Galaxy Forever program, dad can upgrade to the latest Galaxy every year. Galaxy Forever is included when you lease a GS7 or even a GS7 edge. You can upgrade any time after 12 payments.

The Galaxy S7 is the smartphone your life can’t do without. A brilliant screen and a slim profile makes it stunning to the eye. Featuring the world’s first dual pixel camera, low-light photos are no longer a problem. Samsung smartphones come with fast, wireless charging, the S7’s 3,000 mAh battery recharges in no time. Expandable memory give you up to an additional 200 GB for pictures, videos, apps or games. It’s a great phone for the dad who spends a lot of time outdoors.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 smartphones both sport a new design, improved specs, and one highly-anticipated feature – water resistance. The device is classified as IP68, which means it can be submerged in water to a depth of roughly 1.5m for 30 minutes.

13312679_843085125797238_4671815290799115720_nTennis Trunk

Atlanta has more recreational tennis players than any other city in the nation, so it doesn’t matter if dad plays singles or doubles, he’ll appreciate the only tennis subscription box service on the market, Tennis Trunk.

The “subscription box” commerce industry is growing at a rate of almost 200% per year. The industry generated $5 billion in revenue in 2014, and there is a subscription box to satisfy every need and want.

Thanks to Tennis Trunk, tennis players no longer have to feel left out of the mix. I call it “tennis balls and more, right to your door,” but Tennis Trunk founder, Andres Vallejo, says it’s a tennis subscription box service that is, “for tennis players (and put together) by tennis players. Each box is a surprise, but it always includes tennis balls and an assortment of tennis accessories. Buy one box, or get dad a monthly subscription.

imgres-2Logitech Harmony Companion

If dad is “king of castle” let him control it with one remote. Logitech, the leading authority when it comes to remote controls has hit a grand slam with their Harmony Companion. Control home entertainment and automation devices using an easy-to-use Harmony remote or the handy Harmony App. Dad will be able to control all his home automation devices individually or in groups with dedicated home control buttons.

It’s easy to customize the dedicated media playback, cable/satellite, and DVR controls to your preferences. The Harmony Companion is perfect for the living room, man cave or office.  A bargain at $129.99.

Rick Limpert is an Atlanta-based writer that covers the intersection of sports and technology. You can follow him on Twitter at @RickRoswell. He has sports gadgets and tech segments on Radio 105.7 with Sully, on TV at NBC 11 Alive, and on  CBS WMAZ in Macon. 

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