7 Fantastic Father's Day Gift Ideas
We know you care a lot about your dad, but when it comes to Father’s Day, it's easy to get stumped by what to give as a gift. Don’t be—we here at Techlicious have combed through the options to find the best tech gifts for dads available this year.
SoundPEATS Q30 Plus Headphones
Is Dad still using the default Apple headphones that came with his iPhone? This Father’s Day, consider upgrading him to Bluetooth headphones. For less than $30, the SoundPEATS Q30 Plus has tons of surprisingly high-end features, including noise-cancellation, 5 ear tips and three types of ear hooks to provide a comfortable fit, sweat resistance for workouts, and a built-in microphone and controls. Noise cancellation is a feature usually seen only on higher-priced headphones. While these don't have the best noise cancellation you can get, it's great to find the feature at such a low price.
These headphones come with a carrying case, so Dad can toss them in his pocket without tangling or losing them. A few color options are available, including black, white, red, and blue. Price: $29.99 on SoundPEATS Audio, check price on Amazon
Vizio SB3621n-E8 Sound Bar
If Dad loves music and movies, a sound bar is a perfect gift. With the Vizio SB3621n-E8 sound bar, he can enjoy dynamic sound without distortion at high volume. Integrated Bluetooth and Google Cast make it easy to stream music wirelessly from apps like Spotify. And for movies, the sound bar delivers a surprisingly good degree of stereo separation to create an immersive surround sound experience. The Vizio SB3621-D6 gets top marks from professional reviewers and consumer alike. You can pick it up for less than $200 and vastly improve Dad's audio experience. Price: $149.99 on Vizio or Walmart.
Lenovo Smart Clock
Lenovo's new Smart Clock delivers just what Dad needs to get his day started the right way. Based on Google Assistant, the 5.5-inch clock can wake him to his favorite music or a simulated sunrise and then provide pertinent information for the day. He can get the forecast, a personalized traffic report to work, upcoming appointments, top news, and more. The stylish clock has a soft cloth finish, which makes it easy to fit into his decor. On the alarm clock front, he can set a schedule for alarms or have Google Assistant prompt him when he goes to bed. And if he likes to snooze, a swift smack on top of the clock will earn him a few more minutes of sleep. Price: $79.99 on Lenovo
Garmin vivosmart 4
If your father is the active type, he might appreciate a top-quality fitness tracker this year for Father’s Day. We think the Garmin vivosmart 4 stands out in the category thanks to fitness tracking capabilities such as auto exercise recognition, connection to GPS for real-time stats, cardio fitness levels, a built-in heart rate monitor, sleep tracking functions (including sleep stages) and seven-day battery life. It also has what Garmin calls a body battery, which lets you know if you should rest or go for a run. We like how the LCD screen of this Garmin can show texts, calendar alerts, and caller ID—Dad can see who’s calling during his workouts without needing to mess with his paired smartphone.
SimpliSafe DIY Home Security Kit
Make Dad’s life a little easier with the SimpliSafe DIY home security kit. With a battery-powered keypad, a base station with an audible alarm, motion sensors and open/close sensors, Dad will get an alert when the kids get home, or something goes wrong. And if he's at home, he'll hear the high-decibel alarm. You can opt into professional security monitoring for $14.99 per month — no contract. For more protection, you can add on leak detectors, security cameras, glass break sensors, among other components. The SimpliSafe security kit also works with Alexa and Google Assistant to check the status of the alarm and arm the system.
If your dad isn’t addicted to binge-watching dramas on Netflix, Hulu or HBO Go yet;, he will be once you gift him Roku Express for Father’s Day. Roku is our favorite streaming media player because it gets more than 3,500 channels of content—more than any of the competition. Roku’s easy-to-use interface includes a top-notch universal search that finds shows and movies without making you search through every streaming service individually. All of that for under $30 (on sale for $24.99 on Roku, check price on Amazon) makes the Roku a must-buy. If you’re shopping for someone with a 4K TV, upgrade to the Roku Premiere for $69 at Amazon.
Specter WaveCel Road Helmet
Upgrade Dad's ride with the Trek's Specter WaveCel Road Helmet. This attractive helmet is 48 times more effective than standard EPS foam at preventing concussions from common cycling accidents, reducing them by up to 98%, and independent test bears that out. The key is a new plastic insert that has a cell structure that's engineered to absorb and redistrubte force if he hits his head in an accident. The liner moves indepent from the rest of the helmet, first absorbing the impact and then gliding to redistribute the energy. Price: $149.99 on Trek
[Images credits: Father's Day gift via BigStockPhoto, SoundPEATS, Vizio, Techlicious, Garmin, Lenovo, SimpliSafe, Roku]