I’m still trying to milk Mother’s Day for all it’s special perks, but Father’s Day is approaching, so I better shift out of getting and into giving right quick. Dad seems infinitely simpler than mom— a new razor, a fresh pair of kicks, or a good bottle of Scotch might be the surefire ways to his heart. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t up the ante by offering up some luxurious versions of dad’s simple pleasures. A cool tech toy that will improve his golf swing, or bring his vinyl collection into 2017, or even a best-of-class razor set are all sure to please dad this holiday.
1. Take the music anywhere
This top-rated portable Bluetooth speaker is handsome enough for the bedroom, but can go anywhere with dad: rubber-capping and splash-proofing make it a good companion on hikes, bikes, at the beach or in the garage.
2. Put some grill marks on that steak
This pan can help dad get those sought-after grill marks any time of year, not just when the weather is nice enough to BBQ outside.
3. A close shave
Elevating his everyday chore to something special is what a good gift is all about. This weighted, chrome-plated, double edge razor comes with extra blades, a blade guard and a polishing kit.
4. Travel in style
Water-resistant lining makes it practical for all of dad’s toiletries, but the military-inspired design makes it rugged and stylish.
5. Summer kicks
You know that all the cool dad’s are wearing these leather high top sneakers. This collab with J. Crew has clean lines that are perfect for summer.
6. Great WiFi in every room (finally!)
This top-rated mesh WiFi system will send screaming-fast internet to every corner of dad’s castle. Now he can read all his fishing blogs in the basement.
7. Keep the time and look good doing it
If dad won’t miss the waterproof feature of the Series 2, this more affordable Apple Watch Series 1 has all the bells and whistles he’ll need to stay on top of his notifications, track his steps, and even call an Uber.
8. A personal valet just for his phone and watch
A charging valet befitting of all dad’s devices, this stand can charge his current-model iPhone as well as an magnetic plate to charge his Apple Watch.
9. The spirit of the day
Get dad a great bottle of that something he loves with a gift card from this booze delivery service. From fine wines to kegs of craft brew, they have something for every palette. Sadly, this great service is not available to every part of the country. Check their locations to see if you're covered.
10. Organize in style
Buttery leather and cord organization come together in a holy union of tech organization. This rugged yet sophisticated roll-up case prevents clutter and tangles while discreetly storing all the cables you might need.
11. Play the old favorites, and convert them to digital
This isn’t Grandpa’s old record player: The Crosley executive takes your dad’s favorite LPs and rips them into digital files for more convenient listening.
12. Hone those golf skills
Dad will flip over this sensor that will evaluate his golf swing and coach him to PGA glory.
13. I dare you to show me the Dad that doesn't love Nintendo
If you can get your hands on this highly sought-after game console, you’ll laugh your way through games like 1-2 Switch, where you can compete in cow milking, ping pong, and a shootout.
14. A secret decoder ring for his car
This device plugs into dad’s jalopy and makes it a smart car— use the app to add features like engine trouble diagnostics, crash detection and real-time vehicle location (so he can remember where he parked).
15. VR video for anyone with a Samsung Galaxy phone
One of the most user-friendly headsets—a great place to start if dad wants to dip his toe in virtual reality. All you need is a Samsung Galaxy phone to get started.
16. Always know who's outside
Let dad keep an eye on his castle from anywhere with this outdoor camera that’s easy to install, and connects to an app— motion sensors send alerts to let you know someone is lurking (or help you track that raccoon that keeps eating your garbage).
17. The best new craft brewery might be in your own basement
KID: Dad, now you can brew your own beer at home, with the exact flavor profile you prefer.
DAD: Smiles big.
18. Toy cars for the 21st century
This innovative game lets you take command of a robotic racing car using your mobile device. The cars stay on track as you race toward the finish line. For dads with kids, or even dads that never lost their inner child.
19. Never lose your keys, or phone, again
If dad is forever looking for his keys (His glasses? The remote?), then Tile lost and found trackers are a true expression of your love. Clip or stick them onto almost anything at all, then a network of users helps you keep an eye on your things while you navigate the world.
20. The frames make the man
With their classic shapes, timeless finishes and great prices, Warby Parker has taken the eyeglasses industry by storm. Get Dad a gift card and he’ll be able to try selected styles on at home for a stress-free purchase. Plus, each pair purchased gets someone in need a pair they desperately need.
21. The power mouse for power users
The Ferrari of mice: An ergonomic shape with unique thumbwheel lets you navigate vertically or horizontally without moving, and the batteries last for 40 days on a single charge. Plus, Dad can use it anywhere, even on glass.
Please note that the prices above are based on information available at the time of publication.