Gift Guide 2013
Nanoblock Puzzles, $21.59-$299.99, Jazams, 25 Palmer Sq. E
Bring out the childish geekiness in Dad this Christmas with none other than this adorable toy! A crossover of miniature Lego and puzzle, Nanoblocks come in a huge variety of subjects: zoo animals, modes of transportation, musical instruments, famous landmarks and more. The puzzles come in different levels of difficulty and can easily be addicting for both adults and children (cue Christmas-time family activity! You’re welcome). Nanoblocks also come in all different sizes with a wide price range.
Princeton Record Exchange, $1-$15, 20 S Tulane St.
Yes, we realize that this is not a gift — take it as a cornucopia of gifts! Christmas aside, the Princeton Record Exchange is in general an endless storehouse of possibilities for CDs, vinyls and DVDs of all genres and ages. Whether it’s currently popular albums or the most obscure of fourth-hand Motown LPs, P-Rex has it all. For those with musical dads, this inconspicuous shop will not disappoint. As the name suggests, customers are also welcome to bring in their own music and DVDs in exchange for store credit or cash.
Kinto Carat Coffeemaker, $65, Greendesign, 42 Witherspoon St.
For those with a higher budget and dads who are particular about the source of their caffeine, the Kinto Carat coffeemaker is the perfect new kitchen accessory/proof of filial affection. Minimalistic in style and precise in method, this coffeemaker — famed in Japan as a staple for coffee purist that uses a “pour-over” method that does not require a filter and allows for close monitoring of brewing temperature. This little beauty of glass and stainless steel is available online on Amazon as well as in Greendesign, an eco-friendly product store.