Father's Day 2018 is the perfect opportunity to shower dad with gifts and the best way to do this is by getting dad the top gadgets and tech gifts available today.
June 17, 2018, is the one day when dads get the recognition for all of the great things that they do for the family all year. It is only fitting that a great dad receives a great gift.
Whether dad is a tech geek or a novice when it comes to consumer technology, there is something for every type of dad on this list. These gadgets include the best tablets, headphones, man grooming gear, office technology, smart home electronics, and more.
Americans celebrate Father's Day with lots of gifts. The National Retail Federation found that the average American spends $135 per person for Father's Day. This includes a total national spend of over $15 billion for this holiday. Most of the money will be spent on gifts, with about one-third being spent online. Since a lot of men enjoy technology, it makes perfect sense to get dad a tech-related gift.
We've compiled a list of the best gadgets and electronics for Father's Day 2018. The first five products on this list are priced under $50, the next 13 products are priced between $51-$100, and the rest of the products are priced upwards of $100 for those who want nothing but the very best for their dad.
Get your dad one of these gifts on this list and make Father's Day 2018 a day that he will never forget.
Special thanks to Jean-Pierre Chigne for contributions on this article.
PopSockets: Collapsible Grip & Stand for Phones and Tablets - Aluminum Grey ($12.24)
Nobody likes dropping their phones. It can result to scratches, scuffs, and in extreme cases the screen shattering. For Father’s Day don’t let your father continue to drop his phone. Make it easier for him to hold it with a popsocket. He will be able to hold his phone comfortably without the fear of dropping the phone once again. Popsockets fit comfortably behind the phone and can be popped back into place when it isn’t in use anymore.
OtterBox COMMUTER SERIES Case ($21.73)
No matter how careful a person is, s/he will always drop his/her phone at some point. This OtterBox commuter series case might be the best protection that you can get for your phone. It is thin, lightweight, and it includes the OtterBox limited lifetime warranty. It can protect your phone against all types of drops and bumps that life might bring. This OtterBox case comes in black. It is compatible with the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus, two of most popular phones today.
Tile Mate - Key Finder. Phone Finder. Anything Finder - 4 Pack ($39.99)
Losing your wallet, smartphone, or keys can be frustrating. For Father’s Day, give your father a device that will allow him to keep track of his keys, wallet, or anything else. With Tile Mate he won’t have to scan the entire home before he leaves for the day. If he can’t find the item that he is looking for and it is equipped with a Tile Mate, he can just pick up his smartphone and track the item using an app.
Philips Sonicare AirFloss Rechargeable Electric Flosser ($44.90)
The Philips Sonicare AirFloss Rechargeable Electric Flosser could possibly be the best dental care product for Father’s Day 2018. It is safe and gentle on gums to make for an easy mouth cleaning experience. This flosser can remove up to five times more plaque between teeth than a normal toothbrush could. It is also safe to use with implants, veneers, and orthodontics. Using this device could easily improve gum health in just a few short weeks.
Belkin BOOST UP 7.5 W Wireless Charging Pad ($49.99)
Wireless charging pads are one of the biggest gadget trends of 2018. Belkin designed this innovative wireless charging pad with Apple for the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X Plus. The device is also compatible with other phones from Samsung and Google. It allows users to charge their devices without having to remove any protective case. This wireless charging pad comes in white and there is an AC adapter with a 5-foot cord that comes with it.
Philips Norelco BG2039/42 Philips Multigroom Beard, Stubble and Body Trimmer ($54.95)
All impeccably groomed dads will greatly appreciate this gift for Father’s Day 2018. It is dual-sided so that men can trim and shave a beard without using multiple products. The trimmer includes a built-in trimming comb with five settings so that even the thickest hair will get trimmed. Dads can use it in the shower because it is water-resistant. There is also a 3D pivoting shaving head that allows dads to cut all lengths of hair with a single stroke.
Philips Hue Bloom Dimmable LED Smart Table Lamp, Works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant ($59.49)
For years, the closest way to control lights in a room was to use a device that detected clapping. Now lamps are able to connect to smart speakers like Google Assistant or Amazon’s Echo. The Philips Hue Bloom Dimmable LED Smart Table Lamp is able to connect with smart speakers and offer a range of colors of light. It is able to create indirect ambient lighting that allows features such as furniture to be highlighted.
EZVIZ Mini O 1080p - Wireless Wi-Fi Cloud Camera, Home Video Monitoring Security Camera, Works with Alexa - $59.99
Keeping the family safe or just checking up on what’s happening in your home when you’re not there can be a hassle. The EZVIZ Mini O 1080p with its motion activated camera makes it so convenient that your father won’t miss anything when he’s away from home. The EZVIZ Mini O is also equipped with a microphone and speaker so he’s able to talk even when he’s not there. It is also able to connect with Alexa so it will be voice controlled through an Echo.
Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa, 8" HD Display, 16 GB, Black ($59.99)
Amazon’s Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa is one of the best tablets of 2018. It sports a battery life of up to 12 hours and has 16 GB of internal storage. Dads can binge watch Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, HBO, and other great programming. With built-in Alexa capabilities, the Fire HD tablet allows Dad to ask Alexa about the news, the weather, and other important details. Users can also send messages or make video calls to other friends with it.
Sandisk Ultra 200GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter ($61.97)
Running out of space on your computer, smartphone, or other devices can create problems when you’re trying to save a file or a photo of a loved one. Let your father be able to save any file that he needs to save by getting the Sandisk Ultra 200GB Micro SDXC UHS-1 Card. Along with the vast amount of space, it also comes with an adapter that makes it easy to fit into any device with an SD card slot.
PANASONIC Wireless Retro Over-The-Ear Headphones with Bluetooth 24-Hour Playback Color Matte Black (RP-HTX80B-K) ($73.22)
Sound quality can be hard to find with the millions of options available due to the internet. The Panasonic RP-HTX80B-K feature high quality sound without having to untangle wires. They’re rechargeable and feature a 24-hour battery life when they are fully charged. The 40mm neodymium drivers can deliver rich bass with balanced audio. Your father will be able to listen to high quality audio anywhere he goes and be comfortable with super-soft cushioned ear pads.
Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope - $77.32
Trying to get a unique father’s day can be difficult, so why not look at the stars? Let your father be able to see out into space with the Celestron 21035 70mm Travel Scope. All of its optical elements are coated in glass that makes way for fresh, clear images. The altazimuth mount allows it to be easily pointed in any direction to locate objects in outer space. The travel scope also comes with a travel backpack that makes it easy to take anywhere.
Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse with FLOW Cross-Computer Control and File Sharing ($79.99)
Dad will be happy to know that a computer mouse in 2018 has way more capabilities than it did many years ago. This Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse can work on three computers at once, including both PCs and Macs. It gives the user the power to control many devices, and to copy and paste text between multiple computers. Logitech even includes a rechargeable battery that can be used for up to 70 days at a time.
Echo (2nd Generation) - Smart speaker with Alexa ($79.99)
Amazon’s second generation Echo might be one of the best smart home devices of 2018. It includes seven microphones with noise cancellation technology. The Echo includes built-in Alexa support. That means a user can ask Alexa to order pizza, change the channel on the TV, play a song, and send a message to a friend. The Amazon Echo also sports a 2.5-inch woofer that produces the highest-quality audio. It comes in charcoal fabric and it looks great in any home.
Samsung Gear VR w/Controller ($86.66)
Getting a virtual reality experience doesn’t mean having to leave home. For Father’s Day, get your dad a VR set that will let him experience new worlds, games, videos, and more. Using a Samsung Galaxy phone with a USB Type-C model, he’ll be able to connect to the Samsung Gear VR. Content on the VR set is powered by Oculus which offers hundreds of games and experiences. It also comes with a controller that allows the user to drop, point, select, and drag objects in the VR space.
Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0 ($89.99)
If your father can’t seem to fit every file, image, and video on his computer, perhaps it's time you give him something that will let him save everything. The Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable External Hard Drive will give your father enough space to save every file, image, video, and more. With its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port which can allow him to transfer data for up to 5 Gbit/s. He will be able to use it straight out of the box and simple drag and drop files onto the hard drive with no problems.
Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat for Smart Home, ST55, DIY Version ($94.04)
No smart home is complete without a smart thermostat and Emerson has one of the best versions for consumers today. This product is so good that USA Today named it the "Best Value" smart thermostat of 2017. It is compatible with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant. There is also free Sensi app available so that users can control the thermostat while they are away from home. The best thing about a smart thermostat is that it helps people save energy and money.
Jaybird X3 In-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headphones ($99.99)
For users who really like small wireless buds, you can’t go wrong with the Jaybird X3 In-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Sports Headphones. It is sweat-proof, which is perfect for sports or working out at the gym. The gadget allows the user to customize the audio quality and level. The battery life on these wireless buds is extremely long. All that you need is a 15-minute charge and it can be used up to eight hours. It is also very light and weighs 0.5 ounces.
DYMO LabelWriter Wireless Printer ($122.08)
Labels can be a necessity for many business but can also be useful around the house. For Father’s Day, think of your dad and address his labeling need with the DYMO LabelWriter Wireless Printer. The LabelWriter Wireless Printer is able to connect with devices over Wi-Fi, which cuts the need of looking for multiple wires. It can connect with Macs, PCs, smartphones, and tablets. It won’t need printer ink or toner since it uses thermal label printer technology.
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum ($127.94)
Dads are gamers, too, and this headset from Logitech is perfect for all gaming experiences. It boasts an incredible audio performance with stereo 7.1 Dolby® Surround sound. Logitech designed this headset to work on all major platforms, including PS3, PS4, Xbox, and PCs. What makes this headset stand out is the multiple source mixing that allows users to listen to music while playing a game. Users can also get up to 12 hours of wireless battery life.
Echo Spot - Black ($129.99)
Home assistant made everything easier so what else could improve a home assistant? A screen. The Echo Spot features a small screen that can allow your father to be able to get video flash briefings, weather forecasts, shopping lists, and more. He’ll be able to ask Alexa for help with any problem that he needs solving, along with connecting to his home to turn on the lights, show front door cameras, and lock doors. Its small size allows it to fit anywhere in the home.
VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer ($149.99)
Adding a boost to the audio system for a television or other home device can be confusing with the number of products out there. The VIZIO SB3821-C6 38-Inch 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer can add the boost to any device. It can blast audio at 100dB with less than 1 percent total harmonic distortion. The wireless subwoofer adds bass from anywhere in the room. It is able to connect wirelessly through Bluetooth which eliminates the need for so many wires
Nokia Body Cardio ($149.99)
There are body weight scales and then there’s the incredible Nokia Body Cardio scale. It is a Wi-Fi smart scale with an amazing design. Thanks to the patented body position detector that is built-in by Nokia, the device provides highly-accurate measurements for weight, trends, body fat, water percentage, and bone mass. It is also very user-friendly and easy to control. The scale is also compatible with Alexa and it can be controlled by your voice.
Garmin Vívosport Smart Activity Tracker ($149.99)
Garmin has one of the most underrated smartwatches in 2018 and dad will really like this one. It sports a sleek display size of 0.38 x 0.76 inches. Garmin packs the device with fitness tracking tools, such as Vo2 Max and fitness made estimates. It is also compatible with iPhone, Android, and Windows devices. If the device is being used in an outdoor setting, there is a built-in GPS so that a user can successfully track distance.
Apple MMEF2AM/A AirPods Wireless Bluetooth Headset - $159.00
Listening to music wireless has become much easier since Apple unveiled its AirPods. They’re able to connect through Bluetooth with any device. Battery life lasts for 5 hours, a 15-minute charge in the case would allow 3 hours of listening time if your father is on the run but still wants to listen to his favorite album or podcast. Instead of fiddling with a smartphone, audio on the AirPods starts when they’re put into your ears and pauses when they’re taken out.
GoPro HERO ($199.00)
The GoPro Hero is the perfect gift for dads who like outdoor activities. Thanks to the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities, it can connect to your GoPro app remotely. With the GoPro app, users can easily share their favorite videos with friends. There is a voice control mode so that users can use the GoPro Hero hands-free. The best feature on the GoPro Hero might be the 2-inch touch screen that allows users to frame the perfect shot.
Kwikset SmartCode 914 Keypad Smart Lock in Nickel + Amazon Cloud Cam ($210.00)
Being able to monitor the front door of your home is no longer a luxury reserved for those with expensive equipment. Using the Kwikset Smartcode 914 Keypad Smartlock with the Amazon Cloud Cam your father will be able to keep track of his front door with ease. Both can connect to the Amazon Key app that will give your father control access and give temporary, permanent, or recurring access to anyone from his smartphone. The Cloud Cam gives him access to see who’s there without having to worry about who’s on the other side of the door.
TCL 55S517 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV ($494.99)
If you’re thinking about giving your father a television for Father’s Day look no further than the TCL 55S517 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV. It’s smart functionality will give your father access to thousands of streaming channels and more than 50,000 movies and tv episodes using the Roku TV. He will be able to watch the images on the 4K Ultra HD screen accompanied with the Dolby Vision HDR that projects a clear, high quality picture.
LG 49UK6300PUE 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV ($496.99)
LG has the best value 4K ultra HD smart LED TV for consumers today. This 49-inch flat screen television includes artificial intelligence so that it can be connected to multiple smart devices at once to be the ultimate technology hub. Dads will love this television set, which is perfect for watching live sports, television shows, and movies. It includes a multi-format 4K high dynamic range. This television is the perfect addition for a living room, bedroom, or man cave.
DJI Mavic Air, Fly More Combo ($999.00)
Dads love drones and the DJI Mavic Air drone might be the best one on the market. In just eight seconds, the drone can compile 25 photos to create 32.0MP sphere panoramas. Users can control the drone from up to 6,562 feet away and the battery lasts up to 21 minutes. This drone also includes a special feature called SmartCapture, which allows users to control the DJI Mavic Air with just a few simple hand gestures.
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