Looking for tech gifts for dad but you can’t decide? We know how difficult it is to get gifts when you’re bombarded with so many choices. That’s why we narrowed down the choices for those who want to buy gifts for their father.
While the article says it’s for the techie father, the tech items we’ve included here also work for dads who are not so in-tune with technological advancements. Surprise your father on his birthday, Christmas, father’s day, or even if there’s no occasion.
Show your love and appreciation through these tech gifts for dad. You may also want to check out these tech gifts for men.
Cool Gifts for the Techie Dad
There are lots of cool gifts out there. Because of this, it can be difficult to choose what gift to get for our fathers. So we made our own list to give our dear readers an idea of what gifts or what kind of gifts to get for the techie dad.
Here are our top picks.
1. Rachio Smart Lawn Sprinkler Controller – $146.38
Does your dad mow and sprinkle the lawn? If he does, help him make his task easier and save water with the help of this Rachio Smart Lawn Sprinkler Controller. It’s a smart controller designed to automate lawn watering. For instance, your dad can input the plant type and sun exposure so that the sprinkler will automatically adjust the amount of water it will release. It can even skip watering when it’s raining because it’s smart enough to check the weather.
- Set up your own schedules and inputs
- Sprinklers the lawn remotely through your device
- Rachio Weather Intelligence (comprehensive weather data)
- Works with Google Home and Alexa
- Great customer support
Download the app so you can control this device from your tablet, phone or laptop.
2. Nest Learning Thermostat – $189
The Nest Learning Thermostat is a nice surprise for dads who are fascinated about smart homes. Even if your dad is not that techie, it’s okay. This is because this thermostat is very easy to use and control. It can auto-schedule it learns the program you want and adjusts itself to warm your home accordingly. It even turns itself off when there’s nobody home.
- Home-Away assist
- WiFi thermostat
Here are other smart home thermostats for Android.
3. Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3 – $298
Does your dad enjoy listening to music using headphones? Make him happy by giving this Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones for his birthday, father’s day, Christmas or any occasion. Built for smart listening, this headphone comes with mic and Alexa voice control. With this, your dad can listen to music anywhere and it in hi-resolution free from any unnecessary noise. It’s ergonomically designed to fit comfortably for listening comfort.
- Digital noise-cancelling
- Alexa-enabled (voice control)
- Premium sound quality
- Comfortable to wear
Need more headphone options? Check out these Android headphones.
4. Sony Digital Paper – $698
If your dad loves reading newspapers, books, articles and what, or loves carrying notebooks to scribble and write something on, then this Sony Digital Tablet is definitely an ideal gift. This thinnest tablet offers a generous space for your father to write and scribble ideas wherever. It allows pen or pencil-style writing and has no glare. Reading and writing using this tablet feel very much like doing it on paper but a techy twist.
However, this tablet is on the expensive side. But if you end up getting this, we recommend that you also look into these free book reading apps.
- Projected capacitive touchscreen
- Thin and lightweight
- High-contrast and no glare
- Drag and drop feature (for easy transfers)
5. BioLite Campstove 2 – $124.45
Many dads love going fishing, hunting or simply doing outdoor activities and drinking beer with their buddies on weekends. This makes the BioLite CampStove 2 a very useful gift for fathers. It can burn twigs, sticks and other renewable biomass. You can then grill up to 4 burgers and boil 1L water. At the same time, you can charge devices because this stove generates 3W power.
- LED dashboard for feedback and control
- For cooking meals, boiling water and charging devices
- Smokeless fire
- Turns heat into electricity
6. Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Turntable – $149
If your father is an audiophile or if he has a collection of vinyl records, then this Audio-Technica turntable will definitely make him happy. A fully automatic belt-drive turntable that plays 33-1/3 and 45RPM vinyl records. It can be wirelessly connected to audio systems, speakers or headphones via Bluetooth. Considering the great features it offers, this is an affordable smart turntable.
- Anti-resonance and die-cast aluminum construction
- Integral AT Dual Magnet phono cartridge
- Replaceable diamond stylus
- Designed for quick connections (Bluetooth)
Tech Gifts for Dad Under $100
If you want cheaper options, we have made a list for that too. Below are a few cool tech gifts for dads that will cost you under $100.
Check them out.
1. Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand
The Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charger Stand is an affordable gift option that will put a smile to your dad’s face. Even if you’re dad is not that techie, as long as he owns a smartphone, he will find this item useful. It works with most wirelessly-charged smartphones including Samsung flagship phones. You don’t even have to take off the phone’s cover. It’s case-friendly.
- Portrait and landscape mode
- High-speed charging
- PowerLine Micro USB Cable
Related: Samsung Wireless Chargers with Stand
2. Tile Mate Key Finder
Does your dad keep on misplacing his keys, wallet or phone? Help him find these small items easier by giving him this Tile Mate Finder. This Bluetooth tracker can be easily attached to any item your dad often loses or misplaces: a key, phone, bag, wallet, anything. You can use your phone to track the Tile Mate, or you can press the Tile Mate button if you can’t find your phone. It works both ways.
- 88 decibel melody
- Can be easily attached to anything
3. Etekcity Smart Plug
This Etekcity Smart Plug lets your dad control any electronics or appliances at home from anywhere through his smartphone. You can even schedule when a particular appliance turns off and on automatically. Easy and smart, this item is compatible with Alexa and Google voice. It doubles as multiple smart controls and energy monitor.
- Energy monitoring feature
- Alex and Google Home compatibility
- Wireless control
It comes with a VeSync app to centralize your access.
4. Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
The Amazon Echo Dot, which is now on its 3rd gen, is one of the cheapest and popular smart speakers in the market. If your dad loves listening to music and anything smart, then this gift will surely make him happy. With this, he can stream music and control the speaker remotely through his voice (with the help of Alexa). This can also be connected to other speakers.
- Voice control the smart home
- Alexa integrated
- Voice control the music
- Connectible with other speakers
Show Some Love to Your Dad with These Tech Gifts
There are many ways to show your appreciation and love for your dad. If you really want to give him an everlasting gift, other than techy stuff, then creating memories and spending time with him is the sure way to do it. Giving him the gift of forever – a collection of photos, videos, and a lifetime of memories is a priceless gift that any Dad could receive.
Short on budget? Just graduated and have no funds to buy your awesome Dad some gift? Then how about going with the classic Picture Frame gift for your Dad?
While most Dads won’t appreciate this never-dying classic gift, some would surely love to get some but just can’t seem to buy one on their own.
Picture frames are a great gift for Dads who love to display certificates, family pictures, achievements, and more.
Ultimately, if your dad is a techie or if he’s fascinated about technology and stuff, then getting him tech gifts is a great idea. But the most important thing is that you give it wholeheartedly. More than the gift, it’s the act of giving.
If you’re looking for gifts for teenagers, you can also check out our list.
Do you have any other gift ideas for dad? Feel free to leave us a comment below.
This post originally appeared at joyofandroid.com, published with permission.