Need help figuring out what to get your dad for Father’s Day on June 17? Here are a few ideas to make shopping a bit easier for you. Keep checking back, I’ll feature plenty more until the big day.

For dads into sound

If your dad still has stacks of vinyl records from the Ice Age, but nothing to play them on, you could put a big smile on his face this Father’s Day with the latest turntable models from Pyle Audio that cleverly blend retro with new tech. Not only do they spin records, but the handsome turntables feature USB ports allowing dad to transfer his analog music to digital files. Some play CDs and MP3s, and others include a built-in AM/FM radio. Take a look.


The PLTTB8UI classic vinyl turntable offers a portable suitcase-style turntable with a pair of fold-out side speakers. A perfect fit for the dad who likes to listen to Ol’ Blue Eyes while keeping connected to his smartphone and  emails. You can buy it through amazon  for $147.86, free shipping with Super Saver Shipping. (I have no idea where Amazon got the list price of $417.99 when Pyle has the MSRP at $196.57.)


The curvy PTCD8US two-speed retro style turntable  plays 33 and 45 RPM records while giving a nod to high tech with a wireless remote and built-in USB and SD card slots. It also sports an AM/FM radio. Perfect for the dad who appreciates classic styling with new technology.  It’s available in black or silver through amazon for  $131.78, free shipping with Super Saver Shipping.


If your father has a bit of Gomez Addams in him, then the PTCDS5U, which offers the same features as the PTCD8US above, but with a Gothic bent, might be just the ticket. Also available through amazon, $156.52, free shipping with Super Saver Shipping. All of these turntables are available with gift wrapping, and you can have them delivered directly to your father’s doorstep.

Wait, there’s more

 Your dad can be the first on his block wearing Griffin Technology’s just-launched eco-friendly WoodTones earbuds with polished housings made of reclaimed wood from furniture manufacturing. Just think, maybe a tiny piece of someone’s dining room set went into making a pair of these earbuds. Unusually good looking, the earbuds also boast powerful, clear sound from the 8mm neodymium magnet drivers, and they’re so lightweight that dad can wear them for extended periods of time. To ensure a perfect fit, WoodTones come with soft silicone ear cushions in three sizes. They’re packaged in a natural hemp drawstring carrying pouch and sell for $29.99 through Griffin Technology.