Smart Gadgets to Make Dad’s Life More Enjoyable
If you have an amazing father figure in your life, show your appreciation with one of these hand-picked Father’s Day gifts.
Father’s Day is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the fatherly figure in your life. If you’re stumped for gift ideas, but know your dad loves to tool around with new technology maybe one of these great tech gifts will help inspire you!
Start a smart home project: Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo is a great gift for any tech-savvy dads who want to dabble in smart home upgrades. The 2nd generation Echo speaker is a good starting point with options to bundle in some smart bulbs or a smart plug.
Toddler or teenager, it doesn’t matter. Every dad needs some peace and quiet occasionally, and the only way he might get it is a good pair of noise canceling headphones. Bose QuietComfort 35 Series 2 are arguably the best you can get when it comes to canceling noise, and they sound good too. They’ll help any dad relax, even if the world around him never does. For a more affordable option (that still rocks), try the Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 or Voyager 8200.
Minimalist Slim Wallet
If the father you know needs a serious wallet makeover, the Ridge Wallet is a great choice. It clamps together with a unique elastic design to hold anywhere from one to 12 cards, plus some cash in a money clip on one side. A groove on one edge lets you press out the card or cards you want and the frame is made of metal with a lifetime guarantee. If rigidness isn’t of interest, try the Big Skinny Wallet.
Sonos One (Gen 1)
The Sonos One is one of our favorite smart speakers you can buy, and one of the easiest to use. It sounds amazing for its size and has Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice controls built in. Sonos’s app connects to every audio service, and you can stream directly from apps like Spotify. Sonos speakers also work together, letting Dad create a network of speakers around the house. This model is mostly identical to the Sonos One Gen 2.
Give dad the gift of sleep. The Google Home Mini has a lot of uses, but it’s also one of our favorite white noise machines. Just have him say “Hey Google, play rain sounds” or “white noise” or “fan sounds.” There’s a whole list of relaxing sounds any Google Assistant speaker can make. Anything that helps Dad, or anyone he loves, sleep a little easier is worth its weight in gold.