Creative Vado HD
If your old man is still lugging around a gigantic tape-based camcorder, it's time to lighten his load. The $180 Creative Vado HD offers excellent low-light performance, simple exposure controls, and a surprisingly good wide-angle lens in a pocket-friendly package that's easy on the budget.
On the train, at the game, or at the kids' school recital, the $200 Flo TV Personal Television delivers a constant stream of live sports, movies, news, and network channels. Now there's no need for Dad to play hooky from work to catch all of the World Cup or the World Series. And if your pop isn't in the market for another handheld device, you can sign him up for the smartphone version of the Flo TV service on AT&T or Verizon.