Father's Day gifts don't have to be boring. Sure, new work shirts are useful, but how much joy does a button down shirt really bring? With Father's Day coming up on June 20, now's the time to figure out a gift that might cost more than a shirt, but will definitely be more exciting.
We put together a list of unique gifts to get for the guy in your life who could use some cool new tech or lifestyle gear. From phone and iPad cases to smart home devices to a pellet grill, there's something for all dads.
Whether you're buying for your dad, your husband or partner, or a dad you just really like a lot, there's bound to be something on this list that'll be a good fit.
Check it out:
Aura Digital Frame - $179
A digital frame is perfect for the guy who takes lots of pictures and can't ever decide on just one to display. This minimalist frame with a sleep design from Aura uses AI to group similar photos, and it intuitively pairs two related portrait photos side-by-side so there isn't an awkward space if the photo isn't horizontal.
iKettle Smart Kettle - $99
There are so many benefits to this smart kettle, especially for dads who need to get up in the middle of the night to warm up a bottle for the baby. With iKettle, he can boil the water from bed, minimizing his time out of bed. It's also great for the parent who works from home and wants to have a cup of tea without leaving their desk and waiting for the water to heat up.
Flexispot Kana Bamboo Standing Desk - $449.99
This is the ultimate desk for a home office... or even an office in an actual office building. (Remember those?) It's made of bamboo, so the wood is natural, stunning, and extra smooth. But the coolest part of the desk is its ability to move up and down from a seated height to standing height. The controls can be set so all you have to do is hit a button and the table goes where you want it. It's a great way to give your body a break from sitting all day while still being able to get your work done.
TCL TAB - $199.99
Here's the perfect productivity tablet for dads on the go. It's also great for those whose kids are constantly demanding to play on an app or stream videos on a tablet that definitely doesn't belong to them. It has an 8" FHD+ display with integrated Eye Care Mode. The TCL TAB Family Edition includes a kid-friendly UI and added parental controls for parents with younger children.
CASETiFY Phone Case - $45+
For the guy who has an iPhone 12 and is pretty pumped about it, these lightweight matte bumpers keep the phone safe from drops, stains, and germs with built-in shock absorbing material and an antimicrobial coating. They're made with 50 percent recycled materials and are available in a clear backplate to show off the phones true hue. They're no frills, cool looking cases.
Traeger Ranger Pellet Grill - $399
Is it too cliché to include a grill on this list? How about a travel pellet grill that comes with a cast iron griddle? Okay, cool, because here it is. This Traeger grill is perfect for the guy who loves to camp, fish, tailgate, or grill at home. The grill doesn't take up too much space, and it sears the perfect meat, fish, veggies, eggs, etc. It has a built-in timer, meat probe, a digital arc controller, an unbeatable wood-fired flavor, and a keep warm mode to keep the food warm until it's ready to be eaten.
Fluidmaster Soft Spa Bidet - $399
The Soft Spa 9500 Bidet is heaven on a toilet. Seriously after reading about its magic, we can't promise that you won't want one for yourself. You've been warned.
The bidet has so many features, including water temperature and pressure controls, dryer speeds, an ergonomic, temperature-controlled comfort seat, a night light, a soft-close lid, and a deodorizer. Basically, it's what every man (and woman) has ever wanted out of a toilet.
Okay, if having the world's greatest toilet is his thing, and you have an extra few grand to spend, this toilet with touchless technology is the one. This toilet can basically do everything except refill the toilet paper for you. It has a self rising toilet seat that opens when you approach, a built-in UV sterilizer that automatically cleans the nozzle after each use, and it has a hands-free automatic flush in case flushing gets to be too much trouble. But that's not all — it also has kick control lets you lift the lid and flush the toilet with a kick. The seat can be heated and the bidet feature cleans your tushy so you don't have to.
Is it magic? No, it's technology. But it sure as shit feels like it.
Ring Alarm Security System - $159.99+
If he already have Ring cameras in or outside his home, this alarm system is the perfect way to add an extra element of safety — whether he's home or away. The system offers a great way to know when kids have opened the door or when there's an intruder. When the alarm is triggered, a notification is sent to the connected smartphones.
You can buy alarm kits or mix and match an alarm keypad, motion detectors, range extender, and sensors depending on the size of the home. There's an option to sign up for Ring Protect Plus, which offers 24/7 professional monitoring and alerts emergency services with the touch of a button.
Oakywood Felt iPad Case - $55
This iPad case is truly one of a kind. It's made of merino wool felt and of washpapa, a washable paper textile found in Poland that mimics the look and feel of natural rawhide leather, making it an eco-friendly leather alternative. The case has an exterior pocket that works great for storing cables, business cards, or other small items. It's available in sizes for iPad and MacBook.
August WiFi Smart Lock - $229.99
A great gift for any guy looking to upgrade his deadbolt to a smart lock. There are lots of perks with this WiFi-enabled lock that attaches to the existing deadbolt, including the ability to remotely lock or unlock the door, check the door status, and grant virtual guest keys. The door can be accessed using a smartphone, Apple Watch, the door's original key, or by using a keypad (purchased separately).
PhoneSoap Go - $99.95
It's never been so in style to be a germaphobe. PhoneSoap Go is a travel phone sanitizer and phone charger, designed to be taken wherever you go. The rechargeable device uses UV light to disinfect any phone — even inside its case. Simply place the phone inside, and the device takes about 10 minutes to zap away 99.99 percent of germs. The battery lasts up to 45 sanitizing cycles or four full phone charges.