Whether you’re shopping for your kids’ dad, your own father, or both, the man in your life doesn’t make Father’s Day easy. Guys are notorious for claiming they don’t need anything, and they often refuse to give you a single hint of what to get them. In the past, this lead you to give questionable presents — many of which, like that bottle of cologne, are collecting dust somewhere inside his closet.
If you’re tired of giving disappointing gifts, then turn to the tech-side of life for inspiration. This tech-filled guide will help you find a fantastic Father’s Day present worthy of the man himself. From customized iPhone decals to practicaldevice trackers, there’s a trendy gift for every guy on your list.
An iPad or tablet stand
If dad’s a regular Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, you can up his culinary game with a stylish iPad stand fromCTA Digital. They combine functionality with fashion in their Apple Collection, using clean lines and minimal profiles that mimic the sleek look of his device. His iPad can fit snugly in the stand’s groove, displaying his favorite recipes in vertical or horizontal orientation at three different angles. Its bamboo construction looks smart in any kitcheneven when it’s not in use, as the stand moonlights knife block for his sharpest knives.
A black camo iPhone X skin
While the X is one of the greatest smartphones, it’s not particularly creative when it comes to looks. Black, shiny, and rectangular, the X shares its style with most handsets — Androids included. If you’re shopping for a man who’s interested in fashion, then a brand new iPhone X decal helps him overcome his handset’s pedestrian design. Black camo is the latest texture out of the dbrand mold, a company known for high quality iPhone X skins that both protect and stylize the handset. Its grey-scale pattern puts all other camos to shame and looks awfully sleek around the X. But don’t worry if he’s just not that into camo. There are other unique textures and colors available.
A retro grooming tool
Once pops gets to a certain age, his grooming routine includes regular nose-hair trimming. While this isn’t usually a cause for celebration, you can help make his task a little less annoying with the Atomic Trimmer. Nicknamed Fred, the Atomic Trimmer looks like a sci-fi gun out of the original Lost in Space — though its retro geek-chic design might stick out like a sore thumb in Netflix’s latest remake. Dad just has to press its trigger like he’s shooting aliens to engage the trimmer’s steel blades. Reviews suggest it works on even the most hirsute of men.
A device finder
If dad regularly loses his keys, his phone, and anything else he holds dear, a device finder like the Chipolo Plus tracker can help him find the latest missing item. This traceable disc syncs with his iPhone and uses Bluetooth to communicate with his belongings. All he has to do is connect the Chipolo Plus to the items he loses most often,then make sure the tracker’s connected to the app. The disc pings its location using his phone’s GPS to alert him when he comes within a 60-meter radius of his keys. If he finds his keys but not his phone, the Chipolo has a way to reverse the tracking, so his phone makes a noise until he finds it.
Just because you’re celebrating Father’s Day doesn’t mean you’re stuck shopping from the typical Father’s Day presents. Get something he’ll actually use. Leave the bad gifts behind for a tech-inspired present he’ll love.