Father's Day gifts for the gadget-mad dad
Father’s Day falls on Sunday 17th June this year, leaving you with plenty of time to purchase the perfect present. But what do you buy Dad for Father’s Day if his sock drawer is full to the brim and he already owns the DVDs of all his favourite stand-up comedians? Well, if he’s a self-confessed gadget geek, we’ve got some gift ideas he’s bound to love!
So, whether you’re buying for your dad or husband (on your kids’ behalf!), here’s Team GP’s round-up of gadgets we think will make the ultimate Father’s Day gift, whatever he’s into…
For the part-time chef
What is it with dads and barbecues!? If he’s already a proud owner of an all-singing, all-dancing barbie, why not complement his collection this summer with LaHacienda Camping Firebowl with Grill? The folding legs and carry bag will give him the freedom to grill in locations other than the garden, whether it’s during your next camping trip or picnic in the park!
For the weekend sportsman
If dad fancies himself as the new Tiger Woods, the Garmin Approach® G8 will totally transform his time spent on the course. This clever piece of tech informs golfers on everything from distance to target (adjusted for up or downhill shots) to club suggestions and direction of green when the view is impaired. It comes loaded with 40,000 international courses, with the built-in Wi-Fi providing free course updates for life. It’s a little pricey, so you might want to chip in with your siblings – or opt for a cheaper alternative like the Garmin Approach S4 GPS watch.
For the well-groomed dad
For dads with a sense of humour, and with facial hair escaping from their nostrils and ears, this Fancii Nose And Ear Hair Trimmer is a top gift idea! Suitable for wet and dry trimming, it features quality stainless steel precision blades and an LCD screen with battery level indicator. You won’t need to worry about wrapping it up either, as it’s delivered in a luxury gift box. Plus, it has its own leather travel pouch, to make sure dad looks dapper on your next holiday.
For the DIY enthusiast
Once he goes laser, he’ll never go back...position pictures and shelves, lay tiles and so much more with the Laser Leveller Multi-Tool. This nifty gadget comes with a suction cap for wall positioning, spirit level and a 10-inch locking tape measure. If ‘handyman’ is his middle name, we’re certain this leveller will take pride of place in his toolbox.
For the happy camper
Your dad may be a well-equipped camper, but does he have a trusty torch to stop him fumbling to the loos in the dead of night!? The GP beam Every Day Carry is a robust yet compact torch, perfect for keeping in his rucksack during the day, and slipping in his sleeping bag pocket overnight. It runs for around three hours at 100% with a beam distance of 85 metres, and has a high/low brightness setting. There’s even an SOS function, just in case his escapades send him a little too far afield one evening!
For the music-lover
If your dad has owned the same headphones for as long as you can remember, give him an upgrade with these Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H5 earphones. Their long-lasting battery provides up to five hours or power with each charge, while the splash- and dust-resistant earbuds magnetically connect to preserve power and hang securely around the neck. These earphones have been tuned by acclaimed sound engineers, making dad’s playlists sound better than ever.
One more thing…
To make sure your dad or husband can use his gadget straight away, remember to include a set of batteries for the tech that needs them. We recommend our ReCyko+ Pro batteries, which offer a super long service life, even for high-drain devices. Just make sure you pick up one of our chargers so that he can boost them again and again!