Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, June 21st, and if you’re still in the dark as to what to buy for you dad, use this handy guide. The gifts on here will make anything from your siblings look like that ashtray they made when they got a hold of clay at the age of five.
Mortal Kombat X
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Mortal Kombat is a series that any age can enjoy… provided they have proper parental guidance. Older players will love seeing how far the series has come on from sprites trading fatalities in the arcade, younger players will enjoy the depth of combat – something earlier iterations lacked. It also helps that there is a growing competitive community based around Mortal Kombat X in South Africa.
Ion Quickplay LP Turntable
First you convinced dad to ditch all his old music equipment for CDs, then you told him to throw all of that away and go digital. Now you can come full circle and go back to vinyl. Not only is this turntable cheap, it looks awesome and will play all the vinyl in the attic or basement. Furthermore, it comes with everything you’d need to convert those vinyl records into digital files. Don’t forget that you can pick up brand new records at almost any shopping centre with Musica and Look & Listen now stocking them.
Zalman K500 Mechanical Keyboard
If you have never used a mechanical keyboard yourself, you may want to pick up a couple of Zalman K500, especially while they’re this cheap. It’s an ideal entry into the mechanical keyboard realm, and when dad (or you) are hooked, see what your next purchase will be.
Rocksmith 2014 with Bundle Guitar
You’re never too old to learn to play guitar, and we bet inside every dad is there’s a Dave Grohl trying to get out. Heck, everyone wants to be Dave Grohl. This gift has everything: a real guitar (an Epiphone Les Paul Junior), a guitar strap, picks, a cable to connect it to a PS3 or Xbox 360 and the Rocksmith 2014 game to teach him how it all comes together. Don’t be surprised if he’s buying some new amps instead of a Corvette in a few years’ time. “This isn’t a stage son! This is who I am now!”
One of the best entry-level telescopes for any budding astronomer. With robots landing on comets and a planet in our solar system being entirely inhabited with objects from Earth, now is a great time get into star gazing. Plus, if he discovers aliens or a new planet , you can say you helped.