Your dad likely has fond memories of the Golden Age of radio. He may not understand a lot of the new technology, but radio he groks radio. And perhaps other than his boyhood Philco or Zenith, he'll never see a radio as beautiful until you give him a Tivoli Audio table radio – now with Bluetooth.
...and these in cherry. If you don't like noise cancelation or the battery dies, you can still listen to music and the volume dial on the inline control still works. The cups are twist and fold and lie flat for easy packing.