12 Father’s Day Gift Ideas to Surprise Dad

Father’s Day is just a month away. On Sunday, June 21, you will spend time – virtually this year for most – with the men in your life, husbands, fathers and grandfathers. For the ones who are difficult to shop for, or for the ones who are quite unique, this list provides a wide range of gifts that all dads can appreciate. Instead of searching Google for “best tech gadgets for dad” or “gifts for dad 2020”, here is a list of personalized picks that may fetch a pretty penny but ones that will surely be appreciated.

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Founded in 2009, Barrington Watch Winders offer a wide range of functional and aesthetically pleasing watch winders for luxury automatic watches. Made from steel and tempered glass but covered in discrete leather-effect cladding, the 12 WATCH WINDER SAFE (£2,995.00) is the flagship of the Barrington range. With 12 programmable rotors, one for each watch, each rotor has four pre-programmed rotation settings making sure that every watch is in precise perpetual movement. The safe is accessed through a four-digit PIN and/or electronic access card and even has a motion detector alarm and internal motion sensing light. The safe has the ability to be fixed to the wall and comes with a spare external battery pack in case internal batteries fail. A great gift for dads, grandfathers, uncles and godfathers, this stylish and sleek watch winder will ensure that they are always on time and stylish in their most favorite timepiece.

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For the dad who can’t start his day without the perfect cup of coffee, Phillips’ Saeco Xelsis ($1,999.00) makes exquisite coffee, easily crafted to any dad’s tastes. This luxurious espresso maker can make 15 delicious espresso and coffee drinks, all fully customizable to your preferences with a simple press of a button. Using the touch screen with Coffee Equalizer™, dad can save his, and seven other user profiles, and adjust his levels of milk, heat, strength and adjust the grinders for the perfect cup. With Saeco Xelsis’ durable ceramic grinders, get superior taste for up to 20,000 cups and up to 5,000 cups without descaling thanks to its AquaClean filter. Furthermore, its Latte Perfetto technology heats and froths milk to deliver indulgent and consistent foam at the perfect temperature and can even two beverages at once. From a delicate latte macchiato, strong espresso and everything in between, the newest innovation from the Saeco, the inventor of the fully automatic espresso machine.

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Legacybox, the world’s largest digitizer of home media, brings people together during life’s biggest moments apart, by unlocking these moments trapped in aging media files that they have no way of viewing again. While dads across the country are feverishly cleaning out their garages, dens and other nooks and crannies in the house finding these treasures of the past, Legacybox presents a simple way for all members of the family to digitize and share these memories. Let Legacybox – available in a two item, 10 items, 20 items or the 40 item trunk ($1,020.00) – allow your dad to relive those special moments from when you were born, to losing your first tooth, screaming at a soccer game, crying at your graduation and more with their easy packing and barcode tracking system. This Father’s Day in order to combat missed moments of togetherness Legacybox is donating $50,000 in free digitizing kits to ship directly to loved ones, in order to help bring people together during life’s biggest moments apart. Register for #MemoriesUnlocked on Legacybox’s here.

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Cleaning couldn’t be any easier with the iRobot Roomba® s9+ robot vacuum ($1,099.99). Roomba® s9+ takes the time-consuming task of cleaning floors off dad’s to-do list thanks to its suite of groundbreaking technology which cleans deep into corners and along edges, maps your home and empties on its own. Using both iAdapt® 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM® and Imprint™ Link Technology, the smart robot vacuum maps every square inch of your home and allows for naming of zones, so it gives total control to choose which rooms are cleaned and when. Dad can feel comfortable lounging in his favorite chair with snacks and watching a game and with a quick click of a button on the iRobot HOME App, or control it hands-free with Alexa enabled devices and the Google Assistant, he can summon Roomba® s9+ to clean up any crumbs. The robot vacuum can even recognize areas that need more attention, prompting the robot to clean them more thoroughly, detect carpeted and wood floors, all while using hits three-stage cleaning system with 40-times the suction.

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If you aspire to have the perfectly manicured lawn, EGO’s Power+ 21' Select Cut™ Mower With Touch Drive™ Self-Propelled Technology ($599.00) is the mower for you. Powered by the industry's No. 1 rated and most powerful 56 volt, 7.5Ah ARC lithium™ battery, this mower delivers all the power, and performance of a premium gas mower without the noise, fuss or fumes. The EGO Select Cut is the first cordless lawn mower to have a multi-blade cutting system that allows you to choose between premium mulching or bagging performance. The mower starts at the press of a button and the self-propel function is easily engaged at the touch of your palm, you control the speed with an intuitive roll of the thumb. Each charge lasts one hour and the mower stores easily in a space no larger than the largest suitcase. Now dad can now be in complete control of how his lawn looks and look quite cool doing so as well, with this state-of-the-art mower, one of 40 plus tools in EGO's lawns and garden line.

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Therabody, has officially unveiled their latest products, its fourth generation of completely new and first-ever smart percussive therapy devices with QuietForce technology and Bluetooth capabilities, so dad doesn’t have to be in pain following any sort of physical activity. Delivering unrivaled and renowned Theragun power and speed, this and all other new-generation devices –Theragun Elite™, Theragun Prime™and the Theragun PRO™ – seamlessly integrate into the fully personalized app experience. The Therabody App delivers guided treatments uniquely suited to your behaviors, modalities and preferences. Theragun PRO™ ($599.00) is Therabody’s powerfully quiet, professional-grade performance hand-held percussive massage therapy device. This top-of-the-line device provides deep muscle treatment, a rotating arm, two swappable batteries for continuous run-time and an industry-leading two-year warranty. If dad needs to enhance muscle recovery, release stress and tension, or just soothe discomfort from a long day, this smart percussive therapy device is in a league of its own. 

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Will Leather Goods is a family-owned lifestyle brand based in Eugene, OR with over 30 years of experience of crafting quality leather products. With the belief in the eye of the individual, the Kent Messenger ($450.00) was designed for those who need function without compromising quality and beauty. Available in cognac, black or brown leather – with the option of an additional all-in-one leather care solution for $25.00 – the Kent Messenger is made from their legacy leather and will safeguard your dad’s belongings with its snap interior closure and side rain flaps. Able to fit a computer, work files and more, dads will look forward to bringing this statement bag to work and show off to colleagues. Will Leather Goods is also proud that with every purchase, up to 10% will be donated to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, each product comes with “Will’s Guarantee”, a lifetime guarantee which covers manufacturer defects in leather workmanship and hardware.

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Whether dad is working, gaming or anything in between, RESPAWN by OFM’s chairs and tables are designed to match everyone’s needs. From a heated conference call to an intense battle on any type of virtual battleground, the Respawn-200 Racing Style Gaming Chair ($255.99) allows dad to stay comfortable, calm and cool. Its mix of innovative mesh backing with a bonded leather seat, it provides ultimate support with maximum breathability to keep you cool. Additional features to ensure comfort include adjustable lumbar support and headrest pillow, reclining control and height and depth adjustable armrests. Pair this chair with the Respawn-3000 Gaming Computer Desk ($340.99), and help dad’s battle station by maximizing efficiency and taking advantage of popular modular sit-stand desks. With a pneumatic height-adjustable base (from 28” to 44”), speaker shelves, built-in cup holder among other features, dad will feel comfortable whether sitting or standing knowing that everything is within arm’s reach for whatever battle is coming.

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ECCO Men's S-Three Golf Shoes ($200.00) blend on-course performance with off-course style, so dad can look his best and play his best on the links. Launched this spring, the hybrid golf shoe is waterproof – thanks to GORE-TEX Technology – and delivers premium comfort from the clubhouse to the 18th hole. The shoe features a bold three-color zone using the latest ECCO Zonal Fluidform™ innovation, ensuring the right balance of cushioning and stability. These three zones were created to support where golfers put the most pressure – the heel engineered to ensure cushioning and comfort, middle for stability, and forefront for a balance of cushioning and rebound. Its E-DTS® traction system consists of approximately 100 TPU traction bars boasting 800 traction angles. Available in white, magnet and concrete, the shoe is available for purchase on ECCO’s website.

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Buttercloth is a men’s clothing line of shirts, polos and sweaters which rose to fame following a breakout success story in 2018 on the hit show, Shark Tank. Buttercloth was inspired by Tran who loathed wearing “stiff and scratchy” dress shirts, so he set out to create a soft fabric he named “Buttercloth” out of 100% long fiber cotton and a unique manufacturing process. Started in 2017 by Danh Tran, an immigrant from Vietnam who was designing and sewing his own clothes by the age of ten, Buttercloth’s dress shirts have been referred to by critics and shopper’s comments as the world’s most comfortable shirt. From popular dress shirts like the Gravel Canyon ($106.20) in steel grey and polos like the Avalanche ($86.40) in blue, the breathability of the shirts help keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, a 6-way stretch for maximum movement and comfort, wrinkle-free convenience, and an exclusive double-finished construction. Buttercloth’s line of dress shirts is a great gift for the man in your life who likes to look his best for work, on the go, or even a night on the town.

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For true performance during anything physical activity, without compromising any sound quality, Jabra’s Elite Sport ($219.99) wireless earbuds are the premier Bluetooth ear buds. Featuring superior sound quality for music and calls, Jabra’s cord-free design provide all-day comfort and secure fit with its customizable fitting options. No matter how vigorous your workout is, you have the option to wear one or both buds depending on your activity with dad’s favorite pump-up music or podcast still streaming with pristine quality. Each earbuds includes two microphones that work together to filter out background noise, so only your dad’s voice will be heard while on the treadmill, on a bike ride, or a leisurely walk around the neighborhood. With a portable charging case that gives 13.5 hours of power at your disposal, the earbuds can last as long as four-and-a-half hours. The earbuds also allow you to be more aware of your surroundings, as with a touch of a button, dad can conveniently filter in the sounds that surround him. To make the most out of the earbuds, connect to the Jabra Sport Life app tracks and analyzes your fitness and provides personalized audio coaching in real-time (thanks to its in-ear precision heart rate monitor) during your workout.

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Designed in New York City, COURANT is a line of wireless charging products that feature cutting edge hardware and are made from premium materials designed for seamless integration into your dad’s daily life. CATCH:3 ($175.00) is a great addition to any desk, made of premium pebble-grain Italian leather, it is COURANT’s largest charging device thanks to its spacious accessories compartment. CATCH:3 charges through most cases up to 3mm in thickness through its 3-coil Qi-certified fast wireless charging and has an additional USB-A port to connect other devices. When on-the-go, CARRY ($150.00) provides portable fast wireless charging with a wirelessly rechargeable power bank so dad’s don’t have to fret about hated mid-afternoon battery drain. Producing 8000 mAh, which is up to two full phone charges, phones are seamlessly able to be charged by simply stacking on top of the device. All COURANT products are compatible with Apple, Droid and all other Qi-compatible devices.

Jarone Ashkenazi

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