Your kids’ dad is the best. He’s involved in their lives, offering his loving and protective guidance every step of the way, but he isn’t afraid to let his inner kid loose to have fun when the kids are bouncing off the walls. With all that he does for your family, you want to show him how much everyone loves him. The trick: finding trendy, fun, and practical tech gift idea. It doesn’t matter if he regularly geeks out over the latest gadgets or if can barely work his iPhone, there’s a tech gift idea that’s perfect for your partner this Father’s Day. Scroll down to find something that will simultaneously spoil and impress dad on Father’s Day with these cool tech gift ideas.
A charger for the critically low battery
Tell us if you’ve heard this one before: your kids are at the park and their dad wants to take a stealthy pic of them playing. But at only 1% battery, his smartphone doesn’t have the juice to open up the camera. Next thing you know, his phone’s dead and the picture-perfect moment is lost.
If dad has a habit of showing up to life with a critically low battery, make sure you add an Anker PowerCore to your list. Unlike many portable batteries, the Anker comes with a honking 20,100mAh battery. That means he can charge his phone, tablet, or wearable tech multiple times before its reserves run dry. It also comes with two USB ports, so he can charge two devices at the same time. Though it has a blocky design, its quick charging powers are worth it for the man who’s always low on juice. It’s the ideal tech gift idea for every dad!
Aninsta-printer for the novice photographer
To be fair to your partner, once he has batteries to operate his camera, the pics he manages to snap are beautiful, one-of-a-kind snapshots of your loving family. The only problem with his camera being on his phone is that you don’t get to see these pics as often as you’d like.
It’s up to dad to share these photos—unless you get him the Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer. It’s a portable device that syncs with his smartphone to print 2×3 Polaroids. It uses Polaroid’s patented ZINK technology to produce smudge-proof pictures. Standing for Zero Ink, it also makes running out of ink a thing of the past — just like waiting for the photomat to print your roll of film.
However, if he’s expressed interest in printing his snaps in a larger format, you can opt for a Snapfish gift card this Father’s Day. Snapfish is an online printing service that can print his best shots on paper, cards, canvas, and even puzzles. Try printing a family portrait on a puzzle and spend the day solving it together. This is another great tech gift idea that almost all dads will love.
A sleek BBQ briefcase for the grill master
Barbeque. James Barbeque. That’s the kind of introduction he’ll have to make for himself as he arrives at the picnic table with this BBQ grill briefcase in hand. Its sleek, stainless steel body looks like it belongs in the hands of a sophisticated British spy — not a dad on a weekend picnic in the park. This portable table-top grill makes it possible for dad to cook the perfect steak, satay, or roast vegetables wherever he can set this briefcase down. All he needs is a bag of charcoal briquettes and a lighter, and he’ll be ready to start grilling. Pair it with the smart thermometer from MorPilot, and he’ll deliver his dish cooked to perfection.
A skin for his gadgets
If dad is a self-professed tech geek, then he probably already has an arsenal of gadgets. Whether he has a brand new iPhone X or the Galaxy S9, a MacBook Pro Retina or a Razor Blade laptop, there’s a skin (or decal) for his rig when you shop from dbrand. They’ve become synonymous with precision-cut, custom-made skin for the hottest tech, so you can find a skin that fits each gadget down to the micro-millimeter.
They’re also known for their premium designs. With an exclusive partnership with 3M vinyl, they can deliver the trendiest, customizable skins. Take the time to shop from their catalog with your kids and make it a family project to create a unique look for dad’s tech. The newest skins from dbrand include a black camo design that’s blowing up Twitter. But if dad isn’t into camo, there are textures like dragon skin Galaxy S9 skins, bamboo MacBook skins, and true color carbon fiber iPhone skins to choose from.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s a good thing you’re shopping already. Don’t waste any time finding the perfect gift for the special man in your family. Whether he’s a techie or not, he’ll love to be surprised by these tech gift ideas this year.