Whether your dad loves the latest gadgets or is a fan of smart home devices, technology is a great gift to give any dad this June. Here we take a look at some of the gadgets and accessories that will make the best tech gifts for father’s day.
These products range in price, so even if you are on a tight budget, you will find something in our best gifts for dads options.
The Amazon Echo makes it on to our great gifts for dads list thanks to its multi-functionality. Dad will be able to request his favourite songs, call hands-free, and control other smart home devices using voice commands. The speaker connects to the Alexa Voice Service to give access to endless information, such as the latest sports scores or weather. Impressive technology with Dolby processing makes this speaker loud and clear and multiple microphones will pick up voice commands from across the room.
The Amazon Echo allows you to:
- Voice control music on Amazon Music, Spotify, or Apple Music
- Access news, weather, and other information
- Schedule appointments and set alarms
- Call other Echo devices
- Track fitness
- Play games
The latest Apple Watch is the ultimate Father’s Day gift and one that any Apple fan would be over the moon to receive. The Apple Watch 4 series has the largest display ever used on an Apple Watch. Due to its size, this amazing screen is very easy to use and will help Dad monitor his heart rate and track his fitness goals. A personalised coach will keep him motivated and he can post and brag about his achievements. Siri is on board for helping with lots of different voice-assisted tasks and messages and phone calls can be taken on the watch. The Apple Watch has many different watch face options and there are a number of different watch strap styles to choose from.
The Apple Watch includes:
- Fitness tracking
- Heart rate monitor
- Automatic workout detection
- Personalised coaching
- Siri Shortcuts
- Access to Apple Music
- Calls and messaging apps
If the Apple Series 4 is out of your price range, you can choose to buy the more affordable Apple Watch Series 3. This model still has a lot of the same great features as the latest one. It has a more compact display and will still provide lots of fitness tracking and access to apps.
Price: From £399
If fitness has become a priority for your dad this year, then a fitness tracker is a perfect tech product for a Father’s Day gift. The FitBit Inspire HR can track all workouts and give feedback on heart rate zones. The fitness tracker will automatically detect when any workout is started and show steps, distance, and calories burned. This FitBit is waterproof allowing it to track swimming statistics too.
Some of the top features of the FitBit Inspire HR are:
- Tracks active minutes, calories burned, steps, and distance
- 24/7 heart rate monitoring for maximising your workouts
- Sleep tracking showing REM sleep, light sleep, and deep sleep periods
- Up to 5 days of battery life from one charge
- Water resistant
Give dad the gift of music with a Bluetooth speaker, this JBL BoomBox will play all of his favourite tunes with impressive sound quality. The huge battery lasts for up to 24 hours after each charge, so your dad can get his groove on for as long as he wants. This is one of the best wireless speakers on the market and includes indoor and outdoor modes for optimal sound.
The JBL BoomBox speaker features include:
- JBL Bass! For richer sounds and deeper bass
- Dual USB charging port
- Connect up to two devices
- Fully waterproof (IPX7)
What more could dad enjoy than being able to control the lights in the home and garden from his smartphone? If your dad is always having to remind you to turn off the lights when you leave the room, he is going to love the Phillips Hue range. You can choose LED colour changing bulbs or standard white bulbs, which can be used in one or multiple rooms in the house. The lights are controlled using a smartphone. Switch them on, switch them off, set timers or change through the colours all at the touch of a button.
The Phillips Hue range includes:
- LED Smart Light Strips
- LED colour-changing bulbs
- Outdoor lights with sensors
- Mood lamps
- Table lamps
Price: Starter kit from £85
As wireless charging becomes more prevalent, the need for wireless charging pads in your house will be on the rise. This affordable charging mat allows you to give dad his very own charging spot for his wireless charging enabled devices. The low price doesn’t mean you won’t get good quality as this mat provides fast charging for Android and Apple phones.
Reasons why dad will love this charging pad include:
- Fast charging
- Wide compatibility
- Protection from overheating and overcurrent
- LED indicator light shows charging or standby status
For any music fan, decent quality earphones are a must when enjoying music on the move. These earbuds from Sony deliver amazing noise cancelling and smart auto-settings that adapt as the earbuds are regularly used. A rechargeable carry case allows the earbuds to be placed inside and recharged when away from a power source, which is a great feature of convenience. If your dad loves listening to music and his current headphones need a serious upgrade, then these Sony earbuds will be greatly received.
The top features of the Sony wireless earbuds are:
- Advanced noise cancellation
- Listening settings optimised based on use
- Wire-free calls and music
- Up to 9 hours battery life using a rechargeable carry case
Really knock dad’s socks off with this gift! This levitating Bluetooth speaker will become dad's new party trick and one you won't mind him showing off. With a futuristic design and amazing sound quality, this levitating speaker is a unique gift for Father's Day. As the speaker levitates it doesn't lose sound through vibration or friction, and this is essential for a cleaner and smoother sound. The Bluetooth speaker can be connected to a smartphone for receiving handsfree calls or for listening to music.
The features of the levitating speaker include:
- An amazing futuristic design
- Connects via Bluetooth
- Connect a phone or tablet
- Electromagnetic base
Is your dad a Star Wars fan? There are thousands of Star Wars related fathers day gifts available but what’s better than the complete film collection? With new films such as The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, Solo and Rogue One now out, your Dad’s DVD and Bluray collection may need a bit of an update. DVD’s and Bluray’s cost £5-15 each - a great solution for those who want to keep fathers day cheap.
Price: Around £5 per DVD and £12 per Bluray
These are just some of the best tech gifts that you could choose to give this Father’s Day. If you are still unsure about what gift to give your dad this year, you could also consider a digital camera, mug, cufflinks, alcohol or even a security camera.