BlackBerry Accessories

Save 20% on all BlackBerry Accessories!

BlackBerry Accessories

Last chance to save 20% on accessories at ShopCrackBerry!

BlackBerry Accessories

Boss Alert! Last chance to save 20% on BlackBerry accessories!

BlackBerry Apps

A selection of handy apps all within Gadget Box for BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry Apps

Expensify now available for BlackBerry 10 and the BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry Apps

Tweetings for Twitter released for BlackBerry 10 devices

BlackBerry Accessories

BlackBerry Z10 Accessory Roundup

Contests

Enter to win a free copy of CAMultimate Camera Tools for your OS 6/7 BlackBerry!

News & Rumors

First look: Flip Case for the BlackBerry Z10

News & Rumors

10 on 10 - Box giving BlackBerry 10 users 10GB of storage for free

News & Rumors

First Look: Transform Shell for the BlackBerry Z10

News & Rumors

Download ESPN ScoreCenter for your BlackBerry 10 device!

News & Rumors

First Look: BlackBerry Z10 cases

BlackBerry Apps

Need a GTD organizer to sort out your to-dos? Check out Wise Tasks for BlackBerry smartphones

BlackBerry Accessories

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Mini Keyboard with Convertible Case!

BlackBerry Accessories

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Enter to win a case for your BlackBerry smartphone or PlayBook!

PlayBook Apps

Instantly shuffle your music library with Next Songs for the BlackBerry PlayBook

CrackBerry Polls

What type of case would you most like to see included with your BlackBerry 10 phone?

BlackBerry Accessories

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win a BlackBerry Music Gateway!

BlackBerry Accessories

Weekly Accessory Roundup - Win your choice of iStabilizer

< >

CrackBerry Father's Day gift guide

father's day gift guide banner
By Michael Hepples on 14 Jun 2010 01:41 pm EDT
0
loading...
0
loading...
0
loading...

The day is fast approaching when we honor the men in our lives that hold the title of Father. Dads can be harder to buy for than Moms, so I put together what I hope will be a helpful guide to aid in your Father's Day shopping this year. Most of the suggestions have come from our very own mod team, to whom I owe a great thank you for all their helpful input. Naturally, seeing as how this is a BlackBerry community, most of what you'll find in the guide is related in some way, shape or form.

Am I really buying this for him, or me?

bbbold

Number one on the list is a bit of a no-brainer. Why not a new BlackBerry device? Is your Dad woefully behind the times, still rocking an old school dumbphone? Perhaps he is already a BlackBerry addict, but is between upgrades on his contract. Why not surprise him this Father's Day with a shiny new device? I gave my own Dad an early Father's Day gift this year, hooking him up with an old 8900 I had sitting at home, and the last couple of weeks has been fantastic keeping in touch through BBM. Of course, you may want to do what I forgot to do, and give him some reading material that does more than the stock manual. I would personally recommend "My BlackBerry Curve by Craig Johnston" if you happen to go the Curve route, and Made Simple Learning has an excellent series covering many other devices.

Where Did He Go?

geocache navigator

Is your Dad an outdoors type? If he is, Chrisy has suggested Geocache Navigator, a great little app that sources it's information from geocaching.com, helping you keep track of your geocaching activities, locate new caches, and get a host of other information right at your fingertips. Ideal for the seasoned and rookie geocacher alike, the app is available in App World for a one-time cost of $19.99.

Wake Up and smell the...

keurig


I'm a Dad myself, and the first thing I do every morning is pick up my BlackBerry, then pour a cup of coffee to enjoy while catching up on emails, tweets and BBMs. Why not make that morning start just a little more enjoyable with a Keurig coffee maker, suggested by Jeff H. For anyone that loves coffee, the Keurig is a surefire hit, and a good backup if you're reading this and looking to buy for a Dad that is as big a BlackBerry addict as yourself. With a wide variety of styles and functions to choose from, there is something to fit every Dad's needs.

Little help?

If you have a Dad like mine, who may not be as BB-saavy, why not just be a good kid and load him up with all the goodies to be found for free right here on CrackBerry? Get him a few ringtones, some wallpapers, and maybe even a theme, then hit the app page for some must-have apps like Score Mobile, or Viigo. Yes, it's the cheap option, but throw in a few lawn-mowings, and maybe even a gutter-cleaning, and you have a happy Dad at the end of the day.

Some of these accessories could soon be Dad's favorite for charging, protection or that extra juice to get through the day:

 Charging Pod  BlackBerry Skin Case  Seidio Extended Battery

BlackBerry Charging Pod
See all charging pods

BlackBerry Cases
See all BlackBerry cases 

Extended Battery
See all extended batteries

You can never go wrong with a new accessory, so why not take a browse through the CB store, and pick up a new case, or maybe a nice dock for Dad to display his BlackBerry while charging? Heck, while you're at it, buy him the dock, then pick up Wallpaper Changer for $1.99 (until June 12), so he can rotate different family photos as his wallpaper on his device.

Fore! 

golf

It may be stereotypical, but golf seems to come up when we think of Father's Day. If your Dad is an avid golfer (or maybe just a fan of exercise and frustration) you can make his day with a new driver, like the Calloway Hyper X Tour Driver, recommended by amazinglygraceless. While he will likely be absolutely tickled pink at the new club, rushing out to the course to give it a whirl, improve the experience with a couple simple apps. BBGPSGolf is a solid addition to any device, and if his favorite course isn't included, he can have a great time mapping it himself. If you are looking for a paid application with a few more features, check out WeGolf in App World, which offers features such as a range finder, scorecard, and even live scoring posted to the web so he can really rub it in when he wins.

King of the Grill

grilling

My Dad is the undisputed master of the BBQ in our family, and he has everything down to an art, whether it be burgers, steaks, chicken, or anything else he might get in his head to create that day. When he's in the middle of flipping, basting, and adjusting the position of the food, his hands are full (the beer in his other hand has nothing to do with it, of course). Help him out with a new Bluetooth headset, so he can give you that important phone call to invite you over for some of that grilled goodness. I personally recommend the BlueAnt Q1, which will allow  him to answer and make calls with the touch of a button while he's busy. You can check out my full review of the headset here, it's a solid investment for $89.95 in the CB store.

No matter what you decide to get your Dad this Father's Day, make it a great one. I hope this guide has either helped you find the perfect gift, or at least inspired you to think a little bit outside the box this year. If you happen to be a Dad reading this, you have my encouragement to "accidentally" send this article to every member of your immediate family.

Reader comments

CrackBerry Father's Day gift guide

9 Comments

I told my family I wanted a gift certificate to the Crackberry.com app store so I could download all the themes and apps I want for Father's Day, but alas... you can't get them... What;s up with that?

I am a dad of 3 wonderful kids. 2 of them have blackberry's. its the only way to stay in contact with them most of the time.
The certificate would be great to share with my whole family..
Thanks!!

I would love to win the is my first year being a fathers day to a lovely little two year one thanks pick me I'm new dad this year happy fathers day have a great day

I would love to win the is my first year being a fathers day to a lovely little two year one thanks pick me I'm new dad this year happy fathers day have a great day

My dad is an awesome Blackberry user. He took ill, and wasn't expected to recover. He has some limitations, however he does his best, and finds that technology helps him to keep track of appts and important dates, so that he doesn't miss an important family event. We love you dad, you're the best!

It allows me to keep track of all the extra activities the kids and family have and aloows me to easily invited others to come join in the events without making mmulitile calls. Just one message and everyone has the info.