Gift Guide

Father's Day Gifts For the Tech-y Dad

We know technology is the most stereotypical gift for Father's Day, but there's a reason for that. Here are some gadgets your dad will love.

By Elizabeth Djinis May 24, 2022

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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.

Apple AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro

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!

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Sharper Image wireless charging pad.

Sharper Image wireless charging pad.

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.

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Tesla Chill crewneck sweatshirt

Tesla Chill crewneck sweatshirt

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.

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General Electric CYNC Smart Outdoor Plug.

General Electric CYNC Smart Outdoor Plug.


General Electric CYNC Smart Outdoor Plug, Target


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.

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Create & Barrel Vinturi Red Wine Aerator.

Crate & Barrel Vinturi Red Wine Aerator.

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.

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