7 Techy Father’s Day Gifts for 7 Typical Dad Stereotypes

Published by Designzillas on June 11, 2014

This Sunday is Father’s Day. You forgot didn’t you?

NEVER FEAR! No matter what kind of dad/husband/brother/son/really awesome friend you have, there’s bound to be something on this list of gift ideas that will make their eyes light up like the eternal flame of awesome masculinity this Daddy’s Day.

This Sunday is Father’s Day. You forgot didn’t you?

NEVER FEAR! No matter what kind of dad/husband/brother/son/really awesome friend you have, there’s bound to be something on this list of gift ideas that will make their eyes light up like  the eternal flame of awesome masculinity this Daddy’s Day.

Check out these tech-y Father’s Day gifts for 7 of the most common “Pops” stereotypes we could think of:

For the “Strictly Business” Father

Does your dad sleep in his pinstripe suit? Is he constantly saying words like “ROI” and “profit margin?” If this is your dad, listen up. Everyone and their mother is talking about “wearables” these days. Tech you can wear! How exciting. But really, the Pebble Steel Smartwatch is actually pretty cool. It’s not your normal Pebble Smartwatch, oh no. This one is steel. It will look super classy with all of his ties, cuff links, and shiny leather shoes. It even comes with ultra-manly leather and metal interchangeable bands, depending on which mood he’s in that morning. The battery lasts for around 5-7 days and the watch works with all kinds of Pebble apps. That’s right: he can use his watch to check his stocks and his e-mails. Just when you thought you couldn’t get any more connected, well, you can.

For the Master Griller

Maybe your dad doesn’t feel right at home in a conference room, surrounded by terrified faces. Maybe he shines brightest where the flame is hottest. That’s right: your dad likes to cook steaks. And it just got so much easier. With the iGrill2 Bluetooth Smart Meat Thermometer, your dad will know dinner is done way before the smell of juicy, red meat can sing its way through your backdoor. Why? Because his smartphone will tell him. It’ll also tell him new recipes that he’ll be reluctant to try and give him the option to set temperature alarms so he doesn’t burn the house down. And no Smart Meat Thermometer would be complete without the ability to tweet about it. That’s right — it has social sharing capabilities too.

For the Hipster Dad Who Cares Too Much About Local Craft Beer

Is your dad a beer bully? Does he scoff at Bud Light drinkers and call them mean names? He needs the Randall 3.0 by Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales. This thing looks like something you’d plug into your toilet, but it actually lets you create your very own custom, artisan, boutique brews. All dad has to do is insert hops, coffee beans, spices, or his favorite Velvet Underground record into the first chamber, and a little bit of ice into the second. The hose funnels his beer of choice into the chambers, creating a wondrous, new, “unique” tasting mixture that he can brag about to all of his friends. This one doesn’t have social sharing though. We know; we’re surprised too.

For the Manly Gardener

Do you hate doing yard work? Have years of making your husband turn the sprinklers on in 900 degree heat made him just actually, maybe a little bit fond of doing it? If your husband isn’t ashamed to get out there and plant some pretty flowers every now and then, he’ll probably really enjoy the Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler System. With this, he won’t have to go out there in 900 degree heat to turn on the sprinklers anymore. He might learn to miss the annoying task he once grew so fond of, but you’ll love the hundreds of dollars you save on water bills. Seriously, this thing lets you turn sprinkles on and off with your smartphone, from miles away. It even knows all about the weather and temperatures and stuff. And it’s easily installed so he won’t break anything.

For the Father Who Watches Too Much ESPN

If your dad is anything like mine, he spends a lot of time yelling at televised football games and scaring the dog. Maybe with this nifty little gadget, you can stop him from letting out his athletic frustrations on the TV and get him out there to experience them firsthand. Zepp Labs’ Golf Swing Analyzer is a small little gadget that attaches to his golf glove. It uses really technological stuff to capture his swing speeds and other data, and then sends it on over to his smartphone so he can look at it and blame the golfball instead of his own skills. But it doesn’t only work for golf — your dad can check out his tennis and baseball swings as well. One step closer to the Hall of Fame.

For the Husband Who Won’t Shut Up About His Car

Does your husband spend more time doting on his silver Garage-Goddess than hanging out with the kids or taking you out for a romantic dinner every once-in-a-friggen-while? If you’re nodding enthusiastically, it’s Father’s Day. Indulge his obsessions just this one time. Buy him the GoLinkiPod Cable so that he can know exactly what’s going on under that pretty little hood. The cable simply connects to the car and a smartphone and an app tells him all kinds of car-related things. When the “Check Engine” light comes on, he can figure out the precise reason and piss off impress the mechanic with his vast knowledge of car anatomy.

For the Dad Who Prefers Sleeping on Dirt Over a Nice, Warm Mattress

Your dad loves the great outdoors. He wears the smells of pine, sunshine, and animal feces like the most exotic cologne in the department store. With the Bison Airlighter, all that time spent igniting a campfire can now be spent pretending to be Ellen Ripley, flame-throwing the crap out of the mother of all Aliens. This lighter is no ordinary lighter. It jets a 4-inch flame that instantly ignites charcoal and wood in just 10 seconds. The 4-inch burst of flame is then followed by a stream of air to spread the flame around the surface of the campfire. It could probably do a lot of damage around flammable materials. But your dad won’t do that; he’s mature.

Happy Father’s Day!

This Father’s Day, get your dad, husband, brother, son or friend something unnecessarily tech-y that he can show off to all of his friends. They’ll all be jealous that he has such an awesome kid, partner, sister, parent, or friend. Trust us, while most of us could do without these gadgets, they’re all pretty sweet and your dad is a cool guy. Treat him to something awesome.


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