Gifts for Dad This Father's Day He'll Actually Like

Are you tired of buying gifts for your dad that you know he secretly hates? If you're ready to up your gift-giving game, you need to read this article.

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You just aced Mother’s Day and you’re breathing a sigh of relief. But just when you thought that the gift-giving holidays were done, you remember that Father’s Day is only a few weeks away. Before you break out into a cold sweat, grab some inspiration from these dad-approved ideas and give your father something this year that makes up for all the ugly ties and confusing arts & crafts gifts you’ve ever given him.

Otterbox Venture 45 Hard Cooler

If your dad likes to spend time outside, then this rough and tumble cooler is the perfect gift. It goes the extra mile, keeping everything from drinks to freshly caught fish cold for up to 14 days. With a capacity of 45 quarts, it’s more than spacious enough to hold provisions for a day at the beach or a weekend spent in the woods. The Otterbox cooler is ideal for camping thanks to the sturdy latches that will protect your snacks from hungry animals. Plus you get the added peace of mind from their limited lifetime warranty.

U-Turn Audio Orbit Special with Preamp

How does your dad listen to music? Does he prefer to keep everything digital? Or is he a true audiophile who believes that wax offers the purest listening experience. If he’s the latter, then get him this retro style turntable from U-Turn Audio. A hardwood walnut grain platform is contrasted against a clear acrylic platter for a sleek effect. But this isn’t a turntable just for show. It comes complete with a toner arm and Ortofon 2M red needles for a clean, warm sound. Switch between 33 and 45 rpm. And a cover helps to keep dust from getting into delicate parts.

Mike the Mason Perfect Shave Kit

You can’t go wrong with personal care gifts. If your dad is all about the perfect shave, this Mike the Mason shaving kit is the way to his heart. First, he’s going to love the rust-resistant razor that’s made with imported aluminum. The set includes a three-piece razor, additional blades, a razor stand, shaving brush, the “Game Changer” shaving soap and the Nick Brick. Just remember, this is a safety razor that’s meant for people experienced with using an exposed blade for wet shaves.

Geekee True Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth 5.0 Headphones

Some people gift-givingneed to listen to tunes no matter where they are. And for the fathers that fall into this category, the Geekee wireless Bluetooth headphones are your best bet. These headphones easily pair with other devices and are waterproof. So, if a morning jog is cut short because of an unexpected rainstorm or your dad sweats heavily, his music experience won’t be interrupted. At less than 4.5 grams, these in-ear headphones are the perfect, lightweight solution for people who want to use them for extended wear. Plus the carrying case also acts as a charger, helping to extend the original range of a single charge (from three to three and a half hours) to as much as 15 hours.

Insta360 ONE 4K Camera

Tech gifts are always the rage for Father’s Day, and this one is a great accessory that works with your dad’s iPhone or iPad. The camera connects via the Lightning port, giving your dad the option to shoot, share or record 4K quality footage directly through his iOS device. This camera is perfect for creating smooth 360-degree footage thanks to the stabilizing technology. But you don’t have to be an Apple user to enjoy this gadget. Android dads can still use the Insta360 ONE 4K camera by pairing it over Bluetooth.

Huawei Honor Band 4 Smart Bracelet

Has your dad decided to turn over a new leaf by getting and staying active? Then get him a fitness tracker like this Huawei Honor Band 4 Smart Bracelet. Your dad will get real-time data for sleep, and heart rate, and if he’s into swimming, this smart bracelet goes the extra mile. In addition to being water resistant in depths as low as 50 meters (~164 feet) below the surface, the Huawei bracelet can also track your swim. It includes a six-axis sensor that can detect the main stroke styles (butterfly, freestyle, breaststroke, and backstroke), as well as laps, distance, and speed. You can also adjust the smart bracelet to seven exercise modes for precise tracking results.

JJRC X6 Aircus 5G WIFI Dual GPS RC Drone

If your dad is a big kid at heart, then maybe it’s time to get him a drone. The JJRC X6 Aircus drone runs on 5G wifi for real-time transmission and features a number of intuitive modes for a more responsive experience. The two-axis self-stabilizing gimbal automatically positions the camera for optimal filming and shooting angles. Meanwhile, the 120-degree wide angle lens shoots in 1080 resolution across a range as far as 120 meters (~394 feet). A micro-USB charger allows for an on-the-go experience to charge anywhere. Choose from Follow Me mode or Smart Point-of-Interest for an intuitive, seamless experience. Most importantly, the JJRC drone features a brushless motor for a long lasting, energy efficient, and quiet experience.

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