Late on Dad Gifts? Here’s Our It’s-Really-Not-Too-Late Updated 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Dad will love this year’s selection of extraordinarily awesome gifts that you thought of all by yourself
Published on Jun 18, 2023

Here are some very select items that Dad will love this year.  While this list is small, it is hand-picked and curated by Pasadena Now staff, and will be updated up until a few days before Father’s Day, so that someone online can ship it right over to Dad, and no one needs to know you waited until the last minute. Dad will know, but he’s cool like that. Because he’s Dad. 

The gifts range from experiences and memories to cool gadgets and gizmos, from the musical to the personal and the scientific. Because he’s Dad. 

Let’s peruse, shall we?


Making Remarkable Even More Remarkable

When we first highlighted the Remarkable Tablet during the holidays last year, it was already pretty cool—a basic digital tablet notebook that allowed one to write on the pad with a digital pencil and then convert that writing to actual text that could be emailed or saved to your cloud.

Thus, Dad, for example, could combine the best of comfortable handwriting with the practical ease of having his notes digitally available.

Now, remarkable just got more remarkable. Remarkable has introduced its new Type Folio, a keyboard case that now allows typing right off the bat, with no jarring distractions like notifications or texts from a cousin that just bought a new used car, or a stranger that wants you to bet on Cricket games in Australia. You get the idea.

Remarkable calls this its  “Typewriter for the digital age.”

The  Type Folio features a pared-down physical design, minimalistic formatting options, and pages as long or as short as required. It’s a tablet created for distraction-free writing, that allows you to be surrounded by ideas, and not notifications. 

With the Type Folio, Dad can combine typing and freehand, and add extra thoughts and comments in the margins, sketch between paragraphs, or highlight passages with a highlighting marker while typing. 

Remarkable’s “Canvas” display, which mimics the tactile feel and immediate response of paper, means Dad can type without glare or eye strain.

It’s  handwriting, typing, and sketching in one place, seamlessly integrated. The remarkable also has note and file syncing between the tablet and its apps for MacOS, Windows 10, iOS, and Android.

Again, it’s pretty remarkable. See for yourself right here.


Hai! I’m More Than a Shower Head

Dad appreciates a good shower after a hard day’s Zoom meeting. 

Now he can bring his shower to something more than just a shower, but a wondrous place, with hai’s home hydrotherapy shower system. 

Say what? 

Hai infusions’ smart shower head fuses together the hai smart shower with special capsules to create an aromatherapeutic experience that delivers vitamins and essential oils right through the  water’s stream for a completely unique shower experience.

There’s also a water-powered Bluetooth & hai LED which connects with their companion app. The Bluetooth tracks your shower usage overtime with the app, and a personalized LED alert signal lets you know when the water is warm and ready,  or  when you’ve reached your target limit.  

Dad can use the mist mode to create a lot more steam to enhance the shower head’s aromatherapeutic effects or use the higher pressure setting to totally work the wet, later, rinse, repeat thing.

Dad is more than a dad, and hai is more than just a showerhead. Check it all out right here


As Cool as Dad Gets

We like a lot of Pasadena shops, even the chain ones. One that we really like and that we try to feature each season is Warby Parker. Because what is cooler than sunglasses?

 We try not to indulge in expensive sunglasses too often, since we tend to lose them too often. But your Dad doesn’t. Because he’s Dad. And he watches his sunglasses carefully and keeps them in their case. That’s how he rolls.

That settled, how about Warby Parker’s Montague model?  

Montague is a mixed-material classic aviator style with an elevated frame construction—quite literally. The high-up, elongated end pieces lift the temples away from the lenses, creating a “floating” effect.

The frames are made from hand-polished cellulose acetate and stainless steel,  and assembled with Akulon-coated screws for durability.

Prescription lenses, should Dad so desire, are made from polycarbonate, the most impact-resistant material for sunglasses; and the  non-prescription lenses are made from CR-39 for maximum clarity and color.

The Montague also includes scratch-resistant lenses that block 100% of UV rays. That’s pretty cool. Check them out here.


Wash that Phone, Daddy-o!

Try not to think about this, but Dad’s phone collects a lot of bacteria. No reflection on Dad, that’s just the way the world is. Dirt and grim and bacteria everywhere you look.

In fact, did you know that most phones carry 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom?

Meanwhile, at the same time, however, per se as such, the latest edition of the best-selling classic, PhoneSoap 3 UV Phone Sanitizer & Charger, kills 99.99%† of bacteria and viruses on phones, keys and more in just 10 minutes. 

This thing is backed by 10 years in UV-C technology, PhoneSoap 3 has been sold by the millions for good reason. No one likes a dirty phone.

It’s available in white, black, silver, periwinkle, gold, orchid and aqua for $79.95, and even better, its on sale at Amazon, for 59.95. Clean up Dad’s act.


Don’t Let Dad Lose His Grip

If you have earbuds of any kind, Setex® wired or wireless earbud grips are a thing dad wishes he had.

He can keep his earbuds tightly secured to his ears, whether he’s sitting still, working out, biking, or on the move at work. 

The Setex grips are available for a whole long list of various models, including Bose QuietComfort, Google Pixel Buds, Jabra Elite 75t & 85t, Samsung Galaxy Buds Live & Pro, Sennheiser CX 400BT, Skullcandy Sesh Evo, Tranya T10, Apple® Airpods® (whew!) and Airpods Pro. Dad’s days of only one earbud are over. $9.99. Also on Amazon.


Stop in The Name of Champagne

Dad cannot drink that whole bottle of champagne, not even on a bet. 

So fortunately, Kloveo has created the perfect champagne and sparkling wine stopper to give as a gift. 

A chrome-plated stainless steel body and hinge construction make this the most durable sparkling wine stopper on the market. Kloveo also makes champagne glasses, a must-have for Dad’s dinner on that very special day. 

Available right here at Amazon.


Father’s Day Cruise

Dads dig boats and water, and not having to do anything but  sit back and enjoy, at least sometimes. Take him on a Premier Marina del Rey Father’s Day Brunch Cruise for an afternoon on the ocean with the familia, in the Marina del Rey Harbor. 

Get on his good side again as you indulge in delicious cocktails, chef-prepared menus, and the attentive service that he deserves. Our DJ sets the mood while you soak in the Marina del Rey skyline from an intimate, climate-controlled interior and open-air rooftop decks, with a 360-degree view of the harbor.

He might have to drive the family there and home, but on that water, the afternoon is all his. More information is available right here.


A Summer Party at the Hollywood Bowl

It doesn’t have to be loud to be cool. And it doesn’t really have to be jazz to be jazz. Take Dad to see an array of jazz, Latin and soul artists on his weekend at the Hollywood Bowl Jazz Festival.

Is there anything more awesome than a summer night at Hollywood Bowl? Order dinner to pick up or grab something there, and just immerse yourself in the cool of it all.

Hosted by Arsenio Hall, the show features Bell Biv DeVoe, Kamasi Washington, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Samara Joy, Aziza, Poncho Sanchez, Lionel Loueke and Gretchen Parlato, Herbie Hancock, along with the  Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble at UCLA.

These are music history nights with legendary musicians on every line of the musical style scale.  Check it out right here


NUX Rocks

Just because Dad’s not fronting that big, loud heavy metal band anymore (or maybe he still is, and that’s cool), he sometimes wants a little amplifier that he can keep in the trunk of the car, always charged, for when he’s in an acoustic mood, and hankering to rock his folk version of  Greta Van Fleet’s “Black Smoke Rising.” 

The NUX AC-25 is a compact acoustic amplifier with a built-in rechargeable battery that can run for 4 hours for some serious busking. That’s way more than enough time for Dad to kick out the folk jams. Besides, the game is gonna be on soon. 

The AC-25 rocks a 6.5″ speaker, some modeling preamps, reverb, a Bluetooth Audio Stream, and its own builtin drum machine, all available and tweakable through the Stageman App on his phone. 

The dual channel configuration means he can plug in a mic, as well as his acoustic guitar. Got jams he wants to play along to? The Nux AC-25 also allows him to stream those through the amp. Basically, he is the whole band. Which he always is anyway, because He’s Dad. Rock out right here.


Let There be Devos

Sometimes, when Dad is taking everyone camping in the Great Outdoors and fussing with this light, and that lantern, and that fire, and oh yeah, bears, don’t you think he would love a street light that he could just take out of a bag, open up and turn on, like he’s camping right outside a Dude Burger on Walnut, instead of deep in the Angeles Forest wilderness? 

Well, this is what we mean: 

The Devos Light Ranger is a high-power USB-C rechargeable LED lantern with a telescoping pole that reaches nearly nine feet, and a steady tripod. It provides an overhead area lighting for camping, RV stuff, outdoor cooking, backyard sports and any other outdoor activity at night. The LightRanger is also perfect for emergency preparedness (power outages), home improvement and construction projects. Its elevated light illuminates a dramatically larger area (60 ft diameter), with a brightness up to 1200 lumens. That’s bright.

The new 4-section pole adjusts from 32″ to 104″ and collapses down to only 36.5″. It has a 3.75 hour run-time on maximum brightness (1200 lumens) and 80 hrs on minimum brightness (60 lumens).

Its USB-C fast charge gets to 60% in one hour and 100% in only 3.5 hours. The Light Ranger is also IPX6 Waterproof, and the powerful Li-ion battery can also charge other devices, like Dad’s phone.

The adjustable stand keeps bugs up and away by elevating the light source. How ‘bout that? See the light right here.


Elevate Dad’s Zoom Appearances

Dad hasn’t totally gone back to the office yet, and he still needs to look his best on Zoom more often than not. That calls for serious pro lighting. 

The Cordless Ring Light Pro from LumeCube, with premium Edge-Lit technology will elevate Dad’s look by providing a soft, balanced and flattering  light that’s easy on his eyes. It not only comes with a built-in rechargeable battery, wireless remote control and a pretty cool premium travel case, its 256 inward-facing LEDs with built-in diffusion will provide perfectly balanced light, reduce shadows and eliminate harsh bright spots.

The Ring Light Pro features a wide range of customizable color temperatures from cool blue to warm amber, and the wireless control of it all keeps Dad in front of the light and focused on his message, and not on wires, or dashing from behind the light to his desk. Dad deserves to look his best. Help him along right here


Quiet, Please,  Dad is Podcasting

Dad has a message and it needs to get out to his peeps. That’s why he has a podcast, kids. And in order to do it properly, he needs some great equipment. 

Cue the Donner PC-02 Integrated Podcast Workstation. 

The PC-02 is an integrated podcast workstation and mixing console that contains hybrid XLR/jack connectors, high gain – low noise preamps with 48V phantom power, 5 physical motorized faders, studio-grade DSP processors, and nine programmable pads for automating mixing functions, with onboard recording and Bluetooth capability. 

Dad knows what that all means, don’t worry. 

The PC-02 is also equipped with ten separate voice effects including Noise Gate, Compressor, De-esser, EQ , Reverb, Delay, Autotune, Pitch, Megaphone, and RobotTalk. Again, Dad knows.

With an all-in-one solution for live streaming and podcasting, the PC-02 with its 4 channel mixer console lets Dad control the mic, his instruments, his music, his talk, and even a full band performance for the perfect broadcast mix. You can rock the pod right here.

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