Father’s Day is just around the corner (OK, actually it’s June 17) and for this occasion we present the Top Marbles Gifts for Dads. What do you get for the father who has everything? Why, something cool to play with, of course! Marbles has multiple items that will make those brainy fathers jump for joy, and give them ideas for projects that will keep their hands full for weeks!
You know he’s got The Right Stuff, so why not make those childhood astronaut dreams come true, by giving him his own rocket to launch. How about 2 rockets? The Estes Tandem-X 1469 Launch Rocket Set is a kit that contains 2 high-performance rockets, launch pad, and controller! The kits come with step-by-step instructions, are easy to assemble, and once engines are added, blast off into the sky before the rocket’s parachute deploys and it floats gently back to earth.
Build A Robot
Some people see things like plastic CD cases and paper towel tubes as just garbage, the leftover refuse of more practical items. But with the MakeDo Kit’s fasteners, clips, and hinges will help turn recycled material into Dad’s very own robot. Artificial Intelligence sold separately, of course, but this will have him (and any other mad scientist in the family) working towards that robot army he swears will help around the house.
Geek Dad Fun
Ken Denmead of Wired magazine has put together some first-class project ideas and activities in his books, the original Geek Dad and its sequel, the Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun. His third collection takes an experimental turn, with the Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists. From growing Sea Monsters to extracting DNA to other fun experiments, this new volume is a welcome addition to the Geek Dad library.
Another great collection of awesome projects is Handy Dad, which contains step-by-step instructions for building everything from a Go Kart to a Treehouse to a Water Balloon Launcher, and while the projects can be challenging, any skill level will find something in their range that will delight and astound.
Just For Him
So far, our suggestions have been for products that Dads can make for kids…but what about something that’s just for him? We’re big fans of the Buck Stacking Game. This handsome eye-hand coordination game challenges dad to place antler pieces on the buck’s head, balancing them just so…stack ‘em all, and they hang there for all the world to see your prowess! Or keep the pieces nearby and challenge mom to a stacking race.
For the puzzle aficionado who has solved everything, learned every trick, and completed every task, there is the glory of the Isis Puzzle, gorgeously designed and heirloom-quality. The world’s most difficult puzzle, the Isis is a challenge for even the sharpest of minds, and its exquisite design and construction makes it a beautiful desktop objet d’art, even if you can never figure out the solution.
Whatever the interests are of the dad in your life, Marbles has the perfect gift! Help make this Father’s Day a success, and set the stage for a summer that’s packed with fun!
Tandem-X Rocket: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/estes-1469-tandem-x-launch-set
Buck Stacking Game: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/buck-stacking-game
The Isis Puzzle: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/the-isis-puzzle-titanium-edition
Gifts For Cool Dads: http://www.marblesthebrainstore.com/gifts-for?cat=91