I’m kind of tempted to pick him up a
Press-Bot, though. It screws into the ubiquitous Nalgene brand water bottle and enables you to make your very own coffee on the go. It’s a pretty awesome little design that also lets you brew loose leaf tea (my own hot beverage of choice) and ought to come in useful for all those campers and hikers out there who can’t get moving down the trail without a cup.
The Press-Bot fits some other wide-mouth water bottles, but they recommend Nalgene “we have found they are consistantly the best quality wide mouth bottles on the market.” The Press-Bot costs $20.
Now all I have to do is buy my dad a Nalgene and, um, take him camping. Then again, maybe this is more trouble than it’s worth.