Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for 2018

Being a dad is no easy job. From round-the-clock providence of food, shelter, education and enrichment through childhood, adolescence and beyond, loving dads invest heavily in their families. So, for all he’s done to sustain us and guide us in the right direction, doesn’t dad deserve a truly amazing and special gift this Father’s Day?

Sure, you could always head down to the T-shirt pavilion like you did last year and the year before that, picking up a few packs of socks and briefs — dad would certainly be honored, humbled, and cozy!

Or, you could impress dad this year and get him a gift that’s not only certain to delight, but that’s as unique, intriguing and memorable as your relationship with him. Because when it comes down to holidays that celebrate parents, it’s usually dad who gets the short end of the stick. This year, show the fathers in your life they’re special with a gift that’s as great as he is.

21 Chefman Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill

 

4.5/5★★★★☆Chefman Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill

Your dad doesn’t need to suffer over smoke and a hot grill to enjoy BBQ. This grill lets him cook safely indoors with a smoke-free design, and use the temperature control knob to grill different food. Your dad can complete entire meals on the large surface, and clean it easily with the dishwasher-safe design. There are also important safety features, like cool-touch handles and overheat auto shut-off protection. Buy here for $39 — for 51% off the original price.

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  • Prepare complete meals with its 150 in² cooking surface.
  • Clean faster with dishwasher-safe design & removable non-stick drip tray.

 

20 Real Maine Lobster 3/5★★★☆☆Real Maine Lobster

Cooking food that still moves is kind of a lost art — and what better day than Father’s Day to eat some delicious lobster, and reclaim that primal urge? But mostly, it’s an excuse to eat lobster. You get fresh, hand-selected lobsters delivered straight to your door. This pack includes four for you to grill, broil, boil or drench in butter. Eat well for $89.99 — for 50% off the original price.

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  • Guaranteed fresh & hand-selected daily.
  • Includes 4 live Maine lobsters (1.1-lb to 1.2-lb each).
  • Ships directly to your door.

 

19 Turntable with Stereo Speakers

5/5★★★★★Conversion Turntable with Stereo Speakers

Your dad shouldn’t get rid of his ultra-amazing vinyl collection — but he should safeguard it too, with digital copies that can be preserved forever. This simple, all-in-one turntable makes it easy to enjoy your dad’s records and convert them to digital music files for storage on your computer. There’s also a built-in 1/8″ auxiliary input to convert from other audio sources like cassettes. Plus, the software automatically separates tracks into individual files. Get it here for $65.99 — for 34% off the original price.

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  • Conversion software lets you digitize your record or cassette library with ease.
  • Software automatically separates tracks into individual files.
  • Connects directly to your home stereo system using standard RCA outputs.

 

18 Kinkajou Bottle Cutting and Candle Making Kit 5/5★★★★★Kinkajou Bottle Cutting and Candle Making Kit

Do you and your dad love to enjoy artisan brews or bottles of wine? There’s a way to preserve those bottles without stacking them around the house, and turn them into unique art and glassware. This DIY kit helps you turn your favorites into candles and glasses to decorate your home. And they’re perfect to give away as gifts, too. Buy this kit here for $59.99 — for 31% off the original price.

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  • Includes Bottle Cutting & Candle Making kits.
  • Designed to cut round bottles from 43 to 102mm.
  • Perfect for creating custom drinking glass sets.

 

17 Bionic Bird: The Furtive Drone

3.5/5★★★☆☆Bionic Bird Drone

Don’t just get your dad any drone — this one looks like a bird, one that’s so convincing it’ll fool you into believing it’s the real thing. It’s a remarkable piece of engineering that can be directly controlled from your phone. It charges up in 12 minutes, and you can fly with total control indoors or outside at speeds of up to 20 km/h. Buy one here for $99.95 — for 33% off the original price.

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  • Perch & charge your Bionic Bird in just 12 minutes on the portable egg.
  • Recharge your bird about 12 times on a single egg charge.
  • Pilot the bird with your smartphone.
  • Fly total control indoors or outside at speeds of up to 20 km/h.

 

16 Rolo Travel Bag 5/5★★★★★Rolo Travel Bag

Help your dad get organized and keep track of all those socks that tend to go missing when you gift him this travel bag. It includes separated mesh pockets and a 360-degree hanging hook, helping it work just like a closet on the go. It’s easy to roll up, and can work as a shoulder bag or backpack. Plus, it’s economic: your dad can save space when he travels. Get one here for $42.99 — for 14% off the original price.

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  • Made of waterproof nylon.
  • Includes two large & two small mesh pockets.
  • Easy to roll up.
  • Acts as a portable wardrobe with included hanger.
  • Works as a shoulder bag or hooks on your backpack.

 

15 iRest Lap Stand 5/5★★★★★iRest Lap Stand

Your dad is probably glued to his iPad most of the time. This stand helps him alleviate hand fatigue from holding the iPad while elevating the screen, so there’s no uncomfortable neck strain going on. Your dad can tilt your iPad to whatever angle works the best, and get a precise viewing angle. Get one here for $39.99 — for 19% off the original price.

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  • Angle-adjustable stand up to 60º ensures you get a precise viewing angle.
  • Tilts your iPad w/ a simple push/pull.
  • Raises iPad screen by about 3″ so it’s easy on your neck.
  • Works on both lap & desk.
  • Holds iPad in portrait or landscape mode.
  • Anodized aluminum design matches your iPad.

 

14 UO Smart Beam Laser HD Projector with Accessory Set 3/5★★★☆☆UO Smart Beam Laser HD Projector

Help your dad relive the good old days with this amazing two-inch cube projector. You can cast everything from 150 inches in HD on any kind of surface, from movies to slideshows. It doesn’t need to warm up or cool down and is designed to be lightweight and easy for travel. Get it here for $365 — for 23% off the original price.

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  • Projects 150 inches of HD onto any surface.
  • Uses LCoS laser technology.
  • Doesn’t require warm up or cool down time.
  • Designed to be lightweight & small for easy travel.

 

13 Emergency Multi-Function Radio & Flashlight

 

4.5/5★★★★☆Emergency Multi-Function Radio & Flashlight

We all know dads love to be prepared for anything, even states of emergency. This slick multi-function radio is perfect for natural disasters or even camping trips. It plays the NOAA weather broadcast 24 hours/day and is energetically self-sufficient, drawing power from solar panels or a built-in hand crank so you’ll never have to worry about recharging. It even lets you charge USB devices with the onboard battery Buy one here for $28 — for 68% off the original price.

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  • Multi-band tuner w/ AM, FM, WB radio.
  • Large solar panel on top of radio & built-in hand crank allow you to charge without batteries.
  • Charges USB devices w/ the onboard battery.
  • Handheld & easily packaged so you can access it quickly when you need.

 

12 Picbot Face Tracking Automated Smartphone Mount 5/5★★★★★Picbot Face Tracking Smartphone Mount

Though Face ID will always be an Apple exclusive technology, now it’s possible to bring a [very, very similar] facial recognition and imaging technology. Enter Picbot, which combines the power of advanced facial-tracking software with quality imaging and a unique mount design that allows you to connect your phone, so that its display follows you as you move about. Making reading recipes, or recording a vlog better and easier than ever before.

With Picbot, dad will be able to capture crisp, vivid photos in 360-degree panorama, time-lapse and a variety of other modes, or choose from a bevy of filters onboard to enhance the quality of his natural shots. Picbot allows dad to get creative, comes with a standard 1/4” thread mount for tripods and stands, as well as a wireless controller for adjusting aspects of the camera including zoom, focus, orientation and more from up to 30-feet away. Get it here for $112.99 (43% OFF)

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  • Built-in facial tracking software follows your face to get the perfect exposure.
  • Full-featured app lets you employ timelapse, panorama, smile detection, photo filters & more.
  • Swivels a full 360º allowing you to take panoramas & timelapse photos.

 

11 Takieso Marble Wireless Charger

4.2/5★★★★☆Takieso Marble Wireless Charger

While the technology has been around on high-end Samsung devices for years, now that Apple’s iPhone has adopted wireless charging technology it’s becoming all the rage. Of course, when it comes to selecting a wireless charger for your iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X or other Android device, there are plenty of options to choose from — but for dad, the undisputed ‘rock’ of the family, no wireless charging solution is more fitting than the Takieso Marble Wireless Charger.

Constructed of premium, natural marble material fabricated via multi-milling processes, this sharp-looking wireless charging pod is as versatile as it is aesthetically charming. In-built smart technologies provide the rock-solid pad with automatic temperature control, surge protection and more, while an in-built LED smart light indicates when the power is on and the device’s current charging status. Get it here for $69 in White or Black (18% OFF)

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  • Charges your smartphone by just resting it on the pad.
  • Integrated smart technology provides temperature control, over-surge protection, short-circuit prevention, & more.
  • Automatically disconnected when your device is fully charged.

 

10 Zmodo Pivot 1080p Wireless All-in-One Security Camera System 4/5★★★★☆Zmodo Pivot 1080p Wireless Security Camera System

Possibly nothing is more important to your dad than maintaining the security of his home, whether you’re still living there rent-free or not! Why not equip him, then, with some of the most effective tools on the market by getting him a Zmodo Pivot home security camera system this Father’s Day.

Lauded and highly-recommended by tech pundits with CNET, TechCrunch and others, the Zmodo Pivot is a powerful all-in-one HD camera system that not only affords you access to the full 360-degrees of a room, but as a home security hub, also allows you to connect other smart devices in the house like window and door sensors.

With its fully-rotational 1080p HD camera, powerful suite of in-built security tools including the Pivot mobile app, and whopping 16 GB of in-built storage allowing dad to record and save days worth of live video, there’s no doubt Zmodo Pivot is one of the most innovative, comprehensive, and yet affordable home security systems available today.

Get it here for $74.99 (25% OFF)

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  • Cover your entire space w/ a wide-angle, rotating 1080p camera.
  • Record days of video w/ 16GB of built-in storage, without having to pay additional fees.
  • Receive phone alerts when motion is detected.
  • Customize which areas on your live view will trigger a motion detection alert.
  • Connect other smart devices through the Pivot hub.
  • Enjoy temperature & humidity readings, a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and two-way audio to talk to family at home.

 

9 Bluetooth Hi-Fi SoundBar with Remote 4/5★★★★☆Bluetooth Hi-Fi SoundBar with Remote

Whether he’s at home grilling in the backyard, stuck at the office late or even just getting ready for a night out, there’s no place dad wouldn’t want to listen to his tunes, right? So, this Father’s Day, why not give him the ultimate freedom to take the music with him whenever and wherever he goes using the Neva Tech Bluetooth Hi-Fi SoundBar.

Its fully portable, rechargeable and versatile design make this Bluetooth Hi-Fi sound bar the perfect companion whether dad is at home, at the beach or whether he just wants to boogie anywhere in-between. Featuring dual built-in bass diaphragms and enhanced Bluetooth 4.0+EDR technology, this speaker churns out crisp, pure sound from a variety of connectable sources including your smartphone or tablet. An included remote control makes powering and controlling this speaker a breeze from up to 30-feet away. Get it here for just $40 (60% OFF)

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  • Play music from your smartphone wirelessly.
  • Connect to TVs or other monitors w/ AUX/RCA cable for enhanced watching & gaming sound quality.
  • Change the track or adjust volume w/ the remote.

 

8 1080p HD Waterproof Wi-Fi Wireless Endoscopic Camera 5/5★★★★★1080p HD Waterproof Wi-Fi Endoscopic Camera

Whether your dad is a tech expert, novice or merely a handy-man with a steady hand, there’s no telling how efficient he could truly be having a device like the Neva Tech waterproof wireless endoscopic camera on hand.

Peer into the smallest places with this powerful, fully-adjustable LED-lit camera tool that can bend and twist and slither its way into essentially anywhere, giving its user (your dad) a far better view of their target on a Bluetooth-connected smartphone or tablet. Boasting an 8-way adjustable LED lens, this waterproof, 1080p HD camera can go where not many cameras are capable of going.

Got a clogged drain? Check engine light come on? Whatever you need to view on the small or large stage, this endoscopic HD camera has your back and all other angles.

Get it here for $49.99 (50% OFF)

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  • Length: 3 m.
  • Video resolution: 1080p HD
  • IP68 waterproof rating.
  • Adjustable LED.

 

7 FenSens Smart License Plate Frame

4/5★★★★☆FenSens Smart License Plate Frame

Is dad still cruising around in the same old jalopy he used to drop you off at school in? Oi vey! Well, the car itself may have a few good years left, but there’s no doubt the technology inside it is aged. Luckily, the market is flooded with third-party accessories like the FenSens Smart License Plate Frame which are designed to bring newer, innovative technologies to older but still functional vehicles.

And for dads with an older whip who’re looking to get smart this year, there’s no other alternative to this fabulous smart license plate frame. Once installed on dads car (takes 5 minutes!) he’ll be able to connect his smartphone and receive instant alerts when he’s getting too close to people or objects. The rich mobile app launches instantly, providing audio, visual & vibration alerts for objects detected in front of and/or behind his vehicle.

Featuring 100% weather-resistant construction, intuitive theft prevention features built in, and complete hands-free usage, the FenSens Smart License Plate Frame is a must-have for anyone (especially any dad) who’s looking to be more aware of their surroundings while buckled in behind the wheel.

Get if here for $134.99 (10% OFF)

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  • Installs in 5 minutes w/ no wiring or professional help needed.
  • Provides instant audio, visual & vibration alerts for objects detected in front or behind your vehicle.
  • Launches the app hands-free, even if your phone is in your pocket.
  • Keeps itself safe thanks to anti-theft features that track your vehicle or device.
  • Stands up to any weather for long-lasting use.

 

6 Dyson V6 Bagless Cordless Handheld Vacuum with HEPA Filter

5/5★★★★★Dyson V6 Bagless Cordless Handheld Vacuum

Any dad who’s ever taken his kids through a fast food drive-thru will assure you, though even if in retrospect, how badly they wish they had a Dyson V6 handheld vacuum either in the car with them or at home waiting on the charger. Of course, not every dad knows that with its patent-pending Cyclonic technology, removable, rinsable HEPA filter and powerful Dyson V6 motor, this 100% cordless and portable vacuum is as capable as it is clever.

At the heart of it all is the Dyson V6 motor spinning at up to 110,000 rpm to create powerful, two-tiered cyclonic suction. Whether you’re looking to clean the stairs, upholstery or carpets in your car, or even hard to reach places where the sun doesn’t shine often, the Dyson V6 Bagless Cordless Handheld Vacuum with HEPA Filter offers 3x more suction power that traditional handheld vacuum cleaners.

Get it here for $179.99 (10% OFF)

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  • Cleans stairs, upholstery & hard-to-reach areas w/ powerful suction.
  • Cyclonic technology separates dirt from the air so filters don’t clog while suction is 3x more powerful than other handhelds.
  • Rinsable HEPA filter traps dust, pet dander & pollen, preventing it from escaping back to the air.

 

5 KeySmart Pro with Tile™ Smart Location

4.5/5★★★★☆KeySmart Pro with Tile™ Smart Location

Before venturing out to buy a Father’s Day gift this year, ask dad ‘out of sheer curiosity’ how many times he’s lost his keys over the years… While his answer might startle you, you’ll both be happy to know that he’ll never have to worry about misplacing or losing his keys again once he has a device like the KeySmart Pro with Tile™ Smart Location in his pocket.

This innovative gadget combines the durable and organizational power of KeySmart’s award-winning key organizers with Tile’s location-based tracking technology — all bundled up in a sleek, easy-to-manage solution that’s capable of holding and organizing up to 10 keys. Easily locate your lost KeySmart Pro with Tile on a map using the Tile app on a connected iOS or Android device, and use a host of neat features like a powerful LED light, bottle opener, and a loop allowing dad to conveniently attach a car key fob on the end.

Get it here for $39.99 (33% OFF)

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  • Holds up to 10 keys in an easily carried sleeve.
  • Locates your keys on a map or rings your keys so you can hear them in their hiding place.
  • Works in reverse to ring your phone when you can’t find it, even if it’s on silent.
  • Includes a powerful LED light, bottle opener, & a loop piece to attach a car key fob.
  • Recharges via standard micro USB cable.

 

4 Jamstik+ Portable Smart Guitar 3/5★★★☆☆Jamstik+ Portable Smart Guitar

You’re never too old to learn something new, and this smart guitar is the perfect way to help your dad learn (even if he is terrible at using technology). Instead of investing in an expensive guitar and lessons from the jump, this gadget hooks up to your dad’s smartphone and the accompanying app to teach him real chords. The lessons are fun and interactive, and he’ll always play on real strings and frets, stimulating real-life play. Plus, it’s easy to pack up and take anywhere. Buy one here for $269.99 — for 10% off the original price.

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  • Follow the onscreen cues to learn chords & scales w/ ease.
  • Launch the jamTutor lessons app & learn through interactive video lessons & games.
  • Get real-time, onscreen feedback from sensors on the Jamstik+.
  • Learn guitar quickly in a simulated, encouraging environment.

 

3 PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock with 3 USB Ports

 

4/5★★★★☆PowerTime Apple Watch Charging Dock

Does your dad love gadgets? Then he’ll love this practical charging dock. It was designed to wirelessly charge Apple Watches, but can also charge three more USB-compatible devices, all in the same compact location. And thanks to a smart charging feature, you can safely charge multiple devices in the same place. Get one here for $34.99 — for 28% off the original price.

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  • Charge your Apple Watch & 3 more USB-compatible devices all in one place.
  • Avoid scratches with the silicon-based surface.
  • Utilize smart charging technology to deliver an optimized, safe charging speed to multiple devices at once.

 

2 Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds

4.5/5★★★★★Cresuer Touchwave Bluetooth Earbuds

Help your dad get rid of those dinky earphones he usually uses, and upgrade to these sleek, wireless earbuds instead. While most wireless sets can be a little more challenging to use, these are so minimal, even the most technologically challenged can figure them out. Featuring Bluetooth 4.1, CVC Noise Cancellation and three different earpiece sizes, these earbuds deliver crisp, clear sound and fit snugly in any ear. Plus, all you have to do is lightly tap on the earpiece to change songs or take calls. Get them here for $42.99 — for 57% off the original price.

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  • Control songs or answer calls w/ a simple tap without any extra pressure on your ear
  • Make clear calls thanks to CVC Noise Cancellation technology & total noise isolation from silicone eartips
  • Keep your earbuds in place during hard workouts w/ three different sizes to choose from & sweat resistance
  • Listen to music for 3 hours on a single charge, or up to 12 hours when using the charging box
  • Charge the buds up to 4 full times while on the go w/ the wireless charging case.

 

1 iKlips DUO+ Dual Interface Flash Drive (64GB)

4.5/5★★★★☆iKlips DUO+ Dual Interface Flash Drive

This upgraded flash drive is designed to help your dad seamlessly share files between iPhone, iPad, Mac, and PC (you know — in case he’s still kind of wary of “the cloud”). This flash drive is made for Apple devices but also works with PCs, and allows you to view, backup and manage your galleries and data at extremely high speeds. In fact, you can transfer at up to 25 MB/s on Lightning devices and up to 130 MB/s on USB devices. Your dad can clip it on anywhere, and plug into your device through any case. Get one here for $84.99 — for 14% off the original price.

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  • Move videos, music, photos, & anything else between your Apple & PC devices with ease.
  • Transfer at up to 25 MB/s on Lightning devices & up to 130 MB/s on USB devices.
  • Clip on to your keychain or bag & carry easily thanks to the ergonomic, lightweight design.

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