Top Ten Gifts for Dad
This Father’s Day, show Dad how special he is by treating him to something he will really love—and use.
The Google Nest Hub may be the perfect gift for smart dads everywhere. This digital assistant is like a brain for the home; it lets Dad control smart devices, stream music, and access a wealth of information with only the sound of his voice. He can dim the lights with a simple swipe down the screen and see who’s at the front door or in the family room with connected security cameras. He can start his day with a personalized routine that may begin with the weather, his schedule, the news, and any other personalized information he chooses to set up. He can make phone calls, lock the doors, and turn off the lights—and, he can even use the Hub to order pizza. Or, if he’s feeling adventurous, he can use the Hub’s screen to watch a video and make that pizza from scratch.
Fire Made Smarter
Outdoorsy dads will appreciate the option to build a fire out of whatever kindling is available, all while charging devices at the same time. The BioLite BaseCamp Wood Burning Stove System converts fire power from solid biomass materials, like fallen branches, into usable electricity via a thermoelectric generator. The included gooseneck USB light also plugs in to illuminate the 13.25-inch diameter cooking surface while Dad cooks his catch of the day. The legs adjust and fold for convenience, and a lever adjusts the flame to grill or boil. And, Dad can monitor the power and fire levels through the smart LED dashboard. Built to last, the durable stove is constructed of stainless steel, cast iron, and high-temperature plastic to withstand every camping trip.
A Man-Cave Must-Have
Now, Dad can watch the game in multiple rooms with the feature-packed Yamaha 7.2 Channel 4K Ultra HD Music Cast AV Receiver with Alexa Compatibility. Alexa-enabled MusicCast is a wireless, multi-room audio feature that lets you listen to the same or different music in each room. Backed by Dolby Atmos and DTS:X, sound is richer, fuller, and multidimensional for a powerful listening experience. The receiver supports 3D Cinema DSP sound, and DSP Adjustment creates sound fields (like you would find in concert halls and movie theaters) for a true home theater experience. A phono input lets Dad listen to his vinyl collection, or he can cast from an iOS device. And, of course, the receiver includes full 4K Ultra HD support. No man-cave would be complete without this essential.
The Wearable Toolbox
If Dad is handy, he will love the convenience of having 29 tools in one on his wrist. If he isn’t handy, he (and everyone else) could benefit from the Leatherman Tread 29-in-1 Multi-Tool in Stainless Steel, which includes multiple tools in each stainless steel bracelet link—think Allen wrenches, hex drives, box wrenches, screwdrivers, a sim card tool, bottle opener, cutting hook, an oxygen tank wrench, and even a carbide glass breaker. It’s adjustable to accommodate any wrist size and is fully customizable with the links Dad needs most.
Calling All Grill Masters
If your dad is legendary for his juicy steaks and savory burgers, look no further than the Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium Grill Set. Experts of the grill will love the larger profile of the tools, which accommodate larger cuts of meat, and the gorgeous waterproof Pakka wood handles resist splitting and are balanced and comfortable to hold. The stainless steel tool set includes a chef’s spatula, tongs, a chef’s fork, four skewers, a grill brush, and two replacement brush heads, all included in a convenient leather carrying case that keeps them all in one place. Think of this as the gift that keeps on giving.
Your Backup Behind the Wheel
Safety-conscious dads everywhere will rest easier knowing that the Boss Vehicle Dash DVR System is there to automatically record what happens on the road with features like Motion Detect and Emergency Event Recording. When the camera senses abrupt movement, like an accident, it flags the event on the recording. A date and time stamp log provides evidence in case Dad ever needs it. Touchscreen controls and a multi-angle mounting system add convenience, and the included SD card holds 8GB of data.
Intelligent Temperature Control
Ever since Dyson introduced bladeless fan technology in 2009, fans just haven’t been the same. The beauty of the Dyson Pure Hot + Cold Link Fan/Heater is multifold—it’s bladeless (increasing safety and pushing out 15 times more air than traditional fans), it both heats and cools, and it purifies the air. The fan/heater’s intelligent purification technology captures ultra-fine particles like pet dander, bacteria, and pollen—which is probably why it’s Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. It also monitors what needs purifying and responds accordingly by adjusting the filtration. Dad will love the health benefits as well as the night-time mode feature, which uses quiet settings and a dimmed display. The fan/heater also works with Alexa, allowing voice control.
Designed specifically for hikers, the CamelBak Fourteener 24 Hydration Pack is engineered to provide an ideal balance of weight, ventilation, and overall comfort. The 3-liter reservoir ensures Dad stays hydrated on the trail and keeps him comfortable with the Air Support back panel. An assortment of pockets, compartments, and lash points in the dual-wing belt ensure there is a place for everything he might need, and the placement of compartments keeps the load balanced and stable. The design makes trekking poles easy to attach and remove. CamelBak also makes hydration packs for cyclists, mountain bikers, and runners.
Security at Your Doorstep
The perfect gift for security-conscious dads, the Google Nest Hello Smart Video Doorbell Camera lets Dad know when someone’s at the door, even if they don’t ring. He can talk to visitors with the HD Talk and Listen feature, and access video streaming, video recording, and mobile notifications. With a subscription to Google Nest Aware, he’ll be informed if the person is someone he knows or a stranger. Plus, the camera captures images that let him see a person from head to toe and packages on the ground. For added convenience, if Dad has a Google Home Mini, it will announce when he has a visitor.
Just the Music, Please
Perfect for dads who work out or are always on the go, the Sony Noise Canceling Truly Wireless Earbuds utilize digital noise cancellation to drown out ambient sounds. Compatible with Android and Apple cell phones, they let dad take calls and listen to up to 3 hours of music without the wires. Silicon support fittings mean the earbuds fit securely within the ear so they stay in place even when there is a lot of movement. And, they are made of water-resistant materials so they stay put when splashes and sweat are a factor.