Everyone seems to forget fathers day is on the way, right up until the very last second. With so many dads out there, there is a near universal distaste for ‘whatever the cornershop had’, and this year its time to change that.
Dads almost always love gadgets and gizmos they can fiddle with and proudly show off, while instinctively not having the smallest understanding as to how they function. As the children of many different generations of wonderful fathers, we owe them this minor liberty.
We know that many out there will be looking for decent gifts with a very short timeframe, as is the way with celebrations that involve gift giving, so we have collected some great options that your dad will very likely love to have.
Dads love TV, find us a dad who doesn’t want to spend hours upon hours watching retro crime dramas and we’ll show you a living LIAR!. Amazon Fire lets your beloved dad stream all the TV he can handle through a number of free and premium apps. You may have to spend several soul crushing hours setting it up for him, but he’ll be a very happy man.
Any father likes to have memories of their lovely children, or horrible Satan babies, whatever floats his boat. Therefore the dad is naturally drawn towards photography, to immortalise every shameful thing you have ever done. Rather than being forced to drag around some monstrous camera with him wherever he goes, why not go for the OlloClip. With a bunch of different lens options including zoom and fisheye for those gnarly sick kickleflips dads spent most of their day doing, a phone can be a worthy tool for the job.
Surprise your dad by giving him a French handcrafted doomdays device made form the souls of a thousand devil worshippers. Or it might just be a really cool hard drive. With 1TB of space and USB 3.0, the LaCie Sphère is as functional as it is gorgeous. It might be a bit costly for a fathersday gift, but remember, if it wasn’t for your dad you wouldn’t exist. Don’t tell your mother.
A green thumb is a dad standard code of conduct, so why no make keeping the overgrown tropical mess of a garden he owns somewhat more manageable. The GreenIQ can be connected to a number of devices that control irrigation and lighting, all from a humble smartphone. Set sunrise and sunset schedules to keep your back lawn running like some kind of beautiful dystopian corporate nightmare.
Dad rock has become a genre in of itself, and the roaming dad gains power and confidence from really awful glam metal bands from the 70s. With the PSYC speaker, you can give him a highly portable and cost effective speaker that will get him from A to B performing some of the worst dancing the world has ever seen. Bluetooth controls and a sturdy build quality are just the icing on the cake.