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We know that the tech category is the most stereotypical one for Father's Day, but there's a reason for that. Most dads love some kind of tech! The key is finding the tool he either never knew he wanted or doesn't already have. Sure, you may already know some of the items on this list, but some of these may come as a total surprise. We're sure you'll find your dad something he'll love.
AirPods Pro, Apple
140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 358-4600
So it's true that AirPods aren't exactly an original gift. But for the dad who doesn't already have a favorite audio player, AirPods can make all the difference. If you already have an iPhone or a Mac, these earphones pair seamlessly with your device. As an extra aside, they're an aesthetically appealing necessary. Just make sure you don't lose them!
Sharper Image Wireless Charging Pad and Sleep Sound system, Bed Bath & Beyond Local
111 Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota, (941) 355-4307
Our knee-jerk reaction for Father's Day is to get our dad something he can use almost immediately. This sleek wireless charging pad ($24.99) from the Sharper Image via Bed, Bath & Beyond certainly fills that niche. Although it comes in a variety of colors, we think your dad will like the simplicity of white or gray. Not only does this abandon the need for any cords, but it charges at high speeds. Go from 20 percent to 100 in the blink of an eye.
And if your dad is a light sleeper, Bed, Bath & Beyond may hold another gift for him. This Sleep Sound system ($54.99) is perfect for someone who wants to go to bed and wake up to the sound of a light breeze or a little white noise. This system is no standard machine--it will give your dad the chance to choose from 10 fan sounds and 10 ambient noises.
Chill Crew Neck Sweatshirt, Tesla
140 University Town Center Drive, #138, Sarasota, (941) 866-6597
OK, so we admit that this gift is a bit of a cheat to the category. But if your dad is the type to go on and on about Elon Musk at the dinner table, then this is the gift for him. If you can't get him a Tesla (and we would never suggest that), then allowing him to wear the logo everywhere he goes is the next best thing. We think this understated Tesla crew neck sweatshirt will do the trick.
5350 Fruitville Rd., Sarasota, (941) 379-6660
Have that one light switch in your house that you always hunt for in the middle of the night? If you do, then your dad certainly does. This General Electric smart plug will give him the ability to control that lamp (or whatever device he chooses) from the click of a phone. This plug is extra special because it can be used on outdoor lights, like Christmas lights or string lights. This is the epitome of a useful gift that we're sure your dad will love.
Vinturi Red Wine Aerator, Crate & Barrel
140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 702-9900
This Vinturi red wine aerator looks as good as it will make your wine taste. Instead of decanting your wine for an hour and a half, use this Vinturi device for just a few minutes to get the same effect. You'll get the perfect mix of air and your dad will revel in the way the same wine tastes completely new.