Father’s Day Gift Ideas From Bing

    June 13, 2011
    Josh Wolford

You now officially have less than a week the grab your pops something for Father’s Day. In my experience, at least, dads are much harder to buy for than moms. Plus, my mom will tell me she loves anything that I get her, even if it’s terrible. No such luck with my dad – he’ll tell it like it is.

“I don’t need another tie, and this one’s ugly anyways.”

So if you’re like me and need some gift ideas you might try out Microsoft’s recommendations, as Bing is turning you in the direction of their shopping feature. Here’s what they just tweeted:

The link will take to to the Bing shopping homepage, where you’ll be presented with help finding the right gift. Top 15 Gifts $50 and Under, Top 15 Gifts $25 and Under, and Gifts for Dad: Sports Fan to GrillMaster are just a few of the categories offered by Bing Shopping.

Less than a week until Father’s Day! If you’re struggling for ideas, Bing can help: http://binged.it/ilADhg ^bb 32 minutes ago via CoTweet · powered by @socialditto

Bing recently redesigned Bing Shopping, putting an emphasis on researching products before purchasing. They also made changes to the results, enlarging search images and enabling a price match feature as well as a similar searches section.

I’ve already found some tempered beer glasses that look pretty swanky, that I think my pops would enjoy. I’ve learned over the years that if you want to play it safe, buy him beer accessories.

Another interesting thing I’m just noticing about the new Bing Shopping site is how it has integrated with Facebook. As part of Bing’s Facebook integration, Friends’ birthdays have their own box on Bing Shopping. So not only will you know when they are, but can quickly grab them a gift if you so choose (if they deserve it).