Gear Diary’s 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide and Giveaway

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With Father’s Day quickly approaching, there’s no greater time than now to show the dad in your life that you appreciate them. Here is an assortment of our favorite products and gifts for your consideration. Be sure to check out our giveaway at the end!

Bluegrass Hive & Honey

Bluegrass Hive & Honey

This men’s grooming brand is really the bee’s knees! Pamper your dad with products made from locally sourced Bluegrass beeswax. This men’s beauty brand is giving men the ability to have the best beards yet. From Beard Balm to Beard Oil, Bluegrass Hive & Honey has you covered when it comes to maintaining your beard. They have personally handcraft their premium beard oils, beard balms, and beard waxes and methodically select ingredients to create products that help hydrate, strengthen, condition, and protect your beard and skin. Most of their items are priced well under $20, and a Beard Grooming box set, like the one pictured above, sells for under $40.

Lenovo Legion 5 15” Gaming System in Phantom Black

Lenovo Legion 5 15” Gaming System in Phantom Black

Does Dad need an upgrade to his gaming computer? Maybe it’s time to blow his mind with a Lenovo Legion 5 15” Gaming System in Phantom Black! This $1149 laptop boasts 16GB RAM, a 512GB SSD, an AMD Ryzen 7.4800H, 2.9Ghz processor, and a 15.6″ FHD IPS, 120Hz display.

This fast and responsive gaming computer has a run-time of up to five hours, during which it will keep cool due to the fabulous Legion Coldfront 2.0 system, which cools and dissipates heat via a dual-channel thermal mechanism of 67 liquid crystal polymer-coated fan blades and dedicated copper heat pipes. Intrigued? Dad will be, too!

You can get a system just like the one we are giving away at the end of this Father’s Day Gift Guide at Amazon for $1149, or you can get one of the ready-to-ship versions directly from Lenovo.

Anker Nebula Capsule II R2-D2 Edition Smart Mini Projector

Anker Nebula Capsule II R2-D2 Edition

Is Dad a Star Wars fan? And does he love to arrange impromptu movie nights even when the family is camping or hanging out in the backyard? If so, he’s going to love the $559.99 Anker Nebula Capsule II R2-D2 Edition. Slightly larger than a soda can, this portable projector runs Android TV natively, or he can cast content to it from his Android phone with Chromecast. Built-in ports on the back include 3.5mm AUX-out if he wants to add another speaker, HDMI so he can project movies he has on his laptop if he’d like, Type-A USB for movies he’s got on a flash drive, and a Type-C for PD charging.

It’s an all-in-one solution that includes a built-in 8W 360º speaker, so he can set it on a flat surface or use its tripod mount to project bright and crisp 720p movies up to 100 inches diagonally onto any flat surface — including the side of a tent or a wall on the back of the house. If there’s no power source nearby, it’s no problem! The Anker Nebula Capsule II R2-D2 Edition Smart Mini Projector’s internal battery lasts up to two-and-a-half hours, so it’s perfect for a movie night virtually anywhere!

It doesn’t just look like R2-D2, though; when Dad turns it on, he’ll be greeted with R2’s iconic robotic chirps. With this particular projector in his arsenal, movie night just got a lot more flexible and fun!

The Lutron Caseta Outdoor Smart Plug

So many of the things in Dad’s home are smart, but wouldn’t it be cool if the exterior of his home was smart, too? Imagine if Dad could control his backyard landscaping lights, the lights he has hanging under his patio, his pond, holiday inflatables, up to 1000? of holiday lights, or other outdoor items with Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Homekit. With the new $79.95 Lutron Caseta Outdoor Smart Plug, he can. And he’ll thank you for being so thoughtful!

Einova Wireless Charging Stones

Einova Wireless Charging Stones

This year, surprise Dad with a unique slab of rock that has secret charging powers. Einova Wireless Charging Stones are made from real marble and stone, and they can be used to recharge any Qi-enabled device — including the newest iPhones and Samsung phones — by simply setting dad’s device on the stone surface. The chargers are available in black marble, white marble, sandstone, travertine stone, and lava stone, and each one is unique due to the natural swirls and patterns on the stone. Prices range from $59.99 to $69.99, depending on the stone material selected.

Thrive Market

Thrive Market

Regardless of whether your dad taught you to ride a bike or is helping you raise your own child, there aren’t many better ways of celebrating dad than with Thrive Market. With products like the $11.40 Ursa Major’s Fortifying Face Balm to protect Dad’s face, or even a $79.99 NutriBullet 900-Watt Pro for them to make themselves smoothies to go in the morning, there are plenty of products from Thrive Market to choose from. I purchased my father the $119.99 “Build Your Own Meat & Seafood Box” which will allow him to customize up to six different varieties of land or sea products that will safely arrive at his front door in time for grilling and cooking on Father’s Day.

For the dad who’s harder to buy for, you can always consider the Thrive Market eGift Card.

Sense Energy Monitor

Sense Energy Monitor

For the Dad who turns out the lights when he leaves a room, the $299 Sense home energy monitor is the latest in smart home technology that tracks and reports energy usage, helping to reduce high utility bills. Like a fitness tracker for the home, the Sense app tells Dad what’s on, what’s off, how much energy the home is using, and how much it costs.  He can see how much electricity is wasted by an inefficient water heater and set goals to reduce usage. He can also set alerts to tell him when the sump pump turns on, the garage door opens, or the coffeemaker is still warming an hour after coffee time.

Sense can make home maintenance easier, too. It constantly tracks the home’s power quality to help diagnose electrical problems. The Sense app tells you if your HVAC system uses more or less electricity than similar homes. For the smart home guy, Sense works with Google Home and Alexa, and it integrates with some smart plugs and smart lights.

Sense installs in the home’s electrical panel and uses machine learning algorithms to identify and track individual devices. As soon as it’s installed, Sense samples the home’s energy 1 million times every second, continuously tracking how much energy the home is using and giving the homeowner immediate feedback about potential energy drains in their home.

To celebrate Father’s Day, the Sense monitor will be $60 off from June 10, 2021 to June 22, 2021.

Joel Nolan Candles

Joel Nolan Candles

Your father figure will think of you every time they light up your space with a great-smelling candle to set the mood for a productive day! Joel Nolan crafts luxury candles in three different scent profiles priced at $59 each: Maverick (lime, lychee, rose, and lilac), Chatsworth (bergamot & sandalwood), and 191 Sutter (orange, petitgrain, neroli), Whether you’re looking for something warm and cozy or clean and fresh, Joel Nolan delivers in quality!

Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell

Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell

Give Dad a smart video doorbell that will work even if his house isn’t wired for a doorbell! The $179.99 Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell will allow dad to keep an eye on who’s at his doorstep with the convenience of a wire-free, battery-operated video doorbell that offers a 180º viewing angle so he can see visitors from head to toe. He’ll be able to answer the doorbell from anywhere with live audio and video through the Arlo app, and he’ll get instant alerts on his phone when any motion is detected. He’ll even be able to trigger an alarm if he wants unwanted visitors to scram. With no wiring required, he may want one of these for his man-cave!

Joolz

Joolz Aer
All parents on the go love this stroller! Joolz is the stroller brand with the vision of positive design. It is a parent-approved, award-winning brand recognized across the globe for superior safety, functionality, and style. The brand currently makes four models of strollers with unique features to fit different lifestyles. The $399 Joolz Aer is one of the styles that will take you just about anywhere with ease. The Aer weighs only 13.4 pounds, has a one-handed quick fold, is made with premium, eco-friendly fabric, and has an extra-large sun hood rated UPF 50+; the Aer even has an adapter to work with your car seat!

Linksoul Bamboo 5-Pocket Pant

Is Dad still rocking his, well … dad jeans? Help him slip into something a bit more flattering and comfortable by treating him to a pair of Linksoul Bamboo 5-Pocket Pants. These $130 pants add bamboo to a stretch canvas, so they are sturdy, light, and incredibly comfortable; they look modern and slim without being too slim. Dan works hard! Treat him to some comfy pants that look great and feel great, too! Best of all, Judie’s husband Kev approves!

SideTrak 12″ Slide Portable Monitor

SideTrak 12" Slide Portable Monitor

Help dad out with his work-from-home setup with the efficient $399 SideTrak 12″ Slide Portable Monitor. It securely attaches to the back of dad’s laptop to combine the productivity of working on two screens with the portability of a laptop! This is a gift that will improve his productivity wherever he does his best work; best of all, it only takes a matter of seconds to install.

Sleep Number True Temp Bedding

The Sleep Number True Temp bedding collection features 37.5 technology (made from volcanic sand particles), which keeps Dad (and his bed-mate) from feeling too hot or cold throughout the night. Their data shows 80% of couples sleep too hot or too cold, so this is their way of helping Dad get a deeper, more restful, and comfortable sleep.

Three of the noteworthy items in the Sleep Number True Temp Collection include the $199.99 True Temp Weighted Blanket (available in 12 pounds or 20 pounds), which provides the calming effects of deep pressure stimulation to help reduce stress and promote relaxation.  The glass bead-filled inner blanket’s no-shift channel construction holds the blanket in place for soothing, even weight distribution, while inner ties keep the weighted blanket from shifting. Sleep Number suggests getting the one that is closest to 10% of Dad’s body weight for best calming results.

The Sleep Number collection of True Temp Pillows (priced from $99.99 to $159.99 depending upon the style and size pillow ordered), comes in standard or king sizes and offers three different models (Classic, Countour, and Ultimate) so that whether Dad’s a back sleeper, a side sleeper, or even a stomach sleeper, he’ll get the support he needs all night long. These pillows have a cool-to-the-touch cover combined with soft fiberfill and supportive foam for maximum comfort.

And finally, there’s the True Temp Sheet Set (priced at $199.99 to $319.99 depending upon size), which includes an oversized flat sheet, a fitted sheet with SmartFit design, and two pillowcases. These sheets are soft, and they continuously adapt to maintain Dad’s ideal microclimate, for a comfortable sleep all night long.

LastObject

LastObject

Surprise Dad with something that he might never think he’d never need but that he’ll probably use more than anything else on this list — products from LastObject. Whether he’s going on a business trip or a trip to the supermarket, the reusable products from LastObject will suit his fancy. Their $24 LastTissue is a modern take on a handkerchief that comes complete with six reusable tissues made of 100% organic cotton that sit in a silicon carrying case, saving the planet from more than 3,100 single-use tissues.

The company’s latest product is very fitting for the times — the $19 LastMask X Spray, a reusable kit that lets dad stay protected on the go. It comes with a face mask and a refillable sanitizer spray, complete with a carrying case that can all be washed and repacked. The mask itself meets WHO guidelines for fabric masks and can be machine washed a total of 500 times!

Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS

Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS

If Dad’s an avid golfer, he’s going to be impressed by how the $129.99 Bushnell Phantom 2 GPS improves his time spent on the links. This compact device comes pre-loaded with over 38,000 courses and offers distance measuring with Dynamic Green Mapping. It gives up to six hazard/layup distances per hole, and it has auto course and auto hole recognition. With a battery life that lasts 18 hours or more, he can attach it to his golf cart with the integrated BITE magnetic cart mount and not worry about charging it for at least a couple of days.

Eyelinez

Eyelinez

If Dad is never sure where he’s supposed to be looking during his family video calls, he’s going to love Eyelinez. Eyelinez creates small stickers to fit over his webcam or tablet to help him stay centered, engaged, and focused during video calls. Eyelinez makes connecting with the camera natural because it’s another face, another pair of eyes. Eyelinez is a great way to know where to look during video calls; each pack of Eyelinez includes five sizes, with five colors of each to ensure there’s an Eyelinez that works for Dad no matter what device he’s using. At $7.99 for a set, they are affordable, too.

Chocograms

Chocograms

Chocograms is a woman-owned business whipping up customizable chocolates and treats for every occasion. The brand offers cute chocolate-centered gifts, including those that come in reusable tins, glasses, or mugs. Dad will enjoy whatever you pick for him, from hot chocolate bombs to DIY Belgian chocolate bark kits to candy-filled chocolate spheres. These handmade, small-batch chocolates are sure to please your dad’s chocolate fascination and make the sweetest gift on Father’s Day. Prices range from $5.99 to $24.99, so there is something for every budget.

PetCanva

PetCanva

Do you sometimes think your Dad prefers his other kid … you know, his dog? If that’s the case, then he’s going to love PetCanva. They’re a custom digital printing company that works with real artists to create portraits of your pets and put them on everyday gadgets and home decorations, such as fleece blankets, iPhone cases, totes, apparel, puzzles, and even pillows! Real-life artists design pet Canva’s products to ensure each one-of-a-kind creation is a high-quality, authentic representation of the animal, ensuring pet owners experience the joy of celebrating their pets memorably and specially.

All you have to do is upload a favorite photo of Dad’s pet, choose the products you want to create, and PetCanva’s creative team will start creating. Prices range from $29.95 to $99.95, depending on the item you choose. They also offer gift cards, if you aren’t sure what dad would like most.

Pop on the Block

Pop on the Block

We know the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, right? Gift Dad an assortment of popcorn flavors and see happiness erupt! A family-owned small business, Pop on the Block offers more than 50 flavors to entice all palates with spicy, savory, and sweet concoctions such as pumpkin pie, cotton candy, buffalo wing, cinnamon whiskey, watermelon, bacon cheddar, almost naked (for those that prefer no flavoring), and many more. They use high-quality, non-GMO, and Kosher ingredients at our gourmet popcorn store.

In addition to their various flavors, they offer bundled party favors and assorted gifts and baskets for popcorn and novelty chocolate lovers. Prices range from $3.99 for a single flavor two-cup snack-sized portion to $49.99 for an 8-flavor sampler pack of five-cup bags.

Brewferm Beer Making Starter Kit

Brewferm Beer Making Starter Kit

If Dad has always expressed an interest in brewing his own beer (or if he has great stories about that friend in college who used to do it back in the day), you can get him set up with everything he needs to make his own craft beer right at home with a $99 Brewferm Beer Making Starter Kit! Brewferm makes crafting delicious Belgian drafts easy with kits in four beer varieties that take the guesswork out.

Each kit comes with all the equipment he’ll need to clean, ferment, and cap his pints, as well as all the ingredients carefully pre-measured and ready to brew. Dad just has to add sugar and water and then follow the instructions. When Dad’s ready for more, he can simply order another batch of his desired mix; there are lots of $29.99 mix varieties to choose from, and each mix makes 20-30 pints!

Pixel Eyewear Blue Light Glasses

Pixel Eyewear Blue Light Glasses

For the techie dad! Safeguard his eyes while wearing stylish blue light glasses from Pixel Eyewear. Pixel Eyewear provides breakthrough lens technology that filters 50 percent of blue light and up to 95 percent at the strongest wavelengths, without the yellow tint. Their lenses also contain nanotechnology that reduces smudges and repels water and dust. Each lens has an anti-reflective coating for comfort, eliminating computer glare and reducing the stress on your eyes. Prices range from $75 to $95 for non-Rx computer glasses, and they even have prescription computer glasses for $125.

MunchPak

MunchPak

The last year has made traveling impossible, but as things start opening up, it’s time to start thinking about where your next adventure with Dad might be. Get inspired by taking Dad on the trip they deserve with a snack food tour of the world via MunchPak. MunchPak is a subscription snack box that takes snacks from all over the world and delivers them to your doorstep; they are also available to give as a one-time gift. Not only is MunchPak convenient, but it introduces people to snacks they have never heard of from places all around the world — MunchPak guarantees that you don’t have these snacks at home. Pricing starts at $9.95/month or $16.95 for a one-time gift.

TCL TAB

TCL TAB

The $199.99 TCL TAB is the perfect productivity tablet for dads on the go, pairing a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon Octa-core processor and a large 5500 mAh battery in a lightweight design. Dad can stream videos or work comfortably for hours on the spacious 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.

CBDistillery

500mg CBDistillery CBD Balm

Warm weather means more time outside. More time outside means sore and achy muscles. CBDistillery offers a range of excellent products that contain CBD. There’s not only the $45 1000mg CBD Relief Stick we shared in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide, but they also offer CBD Salve. It packs 500 MG of CBD  in a light, good smelling balm; we tried it over the weekend, and it is amazing. A 1-ounce tub is usually $60, but it’s currently on sale for $50.

If dad is achy AND has trouble falling asleep, consider getting him some of CBDDistillery’s 30mg Broad Spectrum CDB Sleep Gummies. The combination of CBD and Melatonin has been a huge help since we received some samples a few weeks ago. A 30 count bottle is normally $70 but is currently on sale for $60.

All CBDistillery products are third-party lab-tested to ensure the highest quality and consistent serving sizes. CBDistillery products are made using U.S. Hemp Authority-certified non-GMO industrial hemp grown in the USA using natural farming practices.

ScanSnap iX 1600 Scanner

ScanSnap iX 1600 Scanner

ScanSnap’s latest and greatest scanner may not be the most sentimental gift, but it is a great way to help dad get organized. The latest generation of Fujitsu scanners, the $399.99 ScanSnap iX 1600, connects to Dad’s mobile device wirelessly, works seamlessly with various cloud services, and gives clean, clear scans in mere seconds. Once dad gets one, he’ll wonder how he ever stayed organized without it.

Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

The Nest Hub was already an excellent, small, smart speaker with a touchscreen. While not as responsive as Amazon’s Alexa devices, the Nest Hub has always been a great way to bring Google Assistant to your night table.

The $99.99 second-generation Nest Hub was released a few weeks ago. It looks similar, but it has some key improvements to its internals that make it more responsive, better sounding, and better able to listen and respond. Perhaps the biggest change is that the new Nest Hub can now track Dad’s sleep. No, it doesn’t do as deep a dive as specialized sleep watches do, but as we will show in the full review early next week, it is an excellent way to keep an eye on sleep patterns.

Opolis Optics

Opolis Optics

Opolis Optics is a socially-driven lifestyle brand at the forefront of upcycled eyewear. Protect your beautiful eyes from UV rays while feeling good by knowing that each pair is from recycled plastics and materials from our oceans and landfills.  One water bottle equals one upcycled pair of sustainable Opolis sunglass frames; their goal is to contribute globally to reducing plastic polluters. The trailblazing founders traveled the world, fell in love with the planet, and found a way to make sustainable sunglasses along the way. Teaming up with local recycled plastic material manufacturers based in Bali, Manila, and Nairobi, Opolis Optics also donates to environmental NGOs through 1% For The Planet. Their sunglasses sell for $188.

Coalatree Men’s Switchback Shirt

Coalatree Switchback Shirt

We know dad loves his coffee in the morning. With the Coalatree Men’s Switchback Shirt, he can have his coffee first thing and then wear coffee all day. You see, the Coalatree Switchback Shirt is made from recycled coffee grounds. We’re serious! Spent coffee grounds are mixed and melted down with recycled plastic bottles, and then the mixture is used to create the fibers. Each shirt contains the equivalent of three cups of coffee and ten plastic bottles.

The unique materials offer several benefits. Not only does the shirt keep waste from landfills, but it also blocks UV rays. That’s important as this summer promises to be a hot one. Thanks to the unique material, the shirt is also odor and wrinkle-resistant. Add in a hidden zipper pocket for keeping wallets or cash safe and the material’s stain resistance, and you have a low-maintenance shirt he’ll wear all summer long.

AirVape X

AirVape X

If dad enjoys vaping essential herbs or lives in a state that has recently made changes to certain laws, the AirVape X is a great gift. At just $139, it is small and sleek, and it looks amazing. This truly is what a vape would look like if Apple tasked their design with creating a vape along the lines of their aesthetics and ease of use.

The AirVape X uses a combination of conduction and convection technologies, resulting in the device reaching the proper temperature in just twenty seconds. The small size (It weighs just 3.2 oz and measures a mere 4.1” long by 1.85” wide by .48” thick), cool design, striking colors, and ease of use make this an amazing portable vape. Add in the fact that it includes the X Shell smell proof and water-resistant case, and Dad will have the ideal vape for summer … and beyond.

Nocs Provision Standard Issue Binoculars

Nocs Provision Standard Issue Binoculars

Maybe you don’t want dad to see what you’re up to from a distance, but when he’s out on his own, imagine if his go-bag for hiking was stocked with 8x the magnification and a pair of Nocs Provisions Standard Issue Binoculars? With Nocs Provision’s binoculars, distant approaches can now be mapped, the bustling life of summer documented, and curiosities of the neighborhood answered. These $95 binoculars are lightweight, waterproof, and they have a sleek and stylish design, making all dads happy.

Rise Gardens

Rise Gardens

Rise Gardens use smart hydroponic technology for self-watering and self-fertilizing capabilities, so even if Dad doesn’t have a green thumb, he can still manage to grow healthy produce on his own. Wi-Fi enabled and app-controlled, this sophisticated system is simple enough even for a gardening newbie. The proprietary LED lights, and PH balance sensors provide easy ongoing maintenance as well helping to ensure Dad reaps the benefits of a flourishing garden. They have several models available with pricing from $318.96 to $949.99 — everything from one that will fit on his countertop to one that can grow enough produce to feed a family — right in his kitchen!

BlendJet 2

BlendJet 2

I reviewed the BlendJet some months ago; the small, battery-operated blender does exactly what it promises and can go anywhere. Paired with the company’s JetPacks, you can have a smoothy anywhere. Now the company has released an updated version. BlendJet 2 is larger, quieter, has more power, has measurement markers built-in, and is still just as portable.

The BlendJet 2 has a 16-ounce capacity, USB-C charging, and is water-resistant. And while the BlendJet 2 can be used to make any smoothy or blended drink you want, adding in their JetPack ready-to-blend smoothy pouches, and you have a cool, fruity drink anywhere, any time. (And, since it is finally summer, we recommend getting dad some NEFT Vodka so he can add his “special sauce” to beverages when blending for adults.

REALFORCE R2 PFU Limited Edition Keyboard

REALFORCE R2 PFU Limited Edition Keyboard

If Dad’s a gamer, he’ll love the $348 REALFORCE R2 PFU Limited Edition Keyboard. Its ergonomic frame is designed to bring maximum comfort to hands and wrists, and it has silent key switches that allow for up to 25% faster keying than other brands. The keyboard additionally offers actuation point adjustments to improve gaming speeds and accuracy, with an extremely smooth keypress experience.

Brandless Chop To It Knife Bundle

Brandless Chop To It Knife Bundle

Who says you need to spend a bundle to get Dad a nice set of knives? Any way you slice it, his kitchen is in for a sharp upgrade with Brandless’s new chef-ready Chop To It Knife Bundle! The Brandless Chop to It Knife Bundle includes a Bread Knife, a Nakiri Knife, a Santoku Knife, a Paring Knife, a Chef’s Knife, a Carving Knife, a Honing Steel, and Knife Blade Covers (two large and two small).

Brandless’s ultra-sharp stainless steel knife bundle will have him slicing, chopping, peeling, and dicing like a pro. Their knives are perfect for a wide range of culinary tasks with full-tang construction and comfortable non-slip handles. These knives are ultra-sharp, made of stainless steel with riveted handles, and have comfortable non-slip grips. You can get him the entire set for just $68 (!).

Yaber Portable Projectors

Yaber V6

Every Man cave deserves a great projector screen. Sure, you can always get a standard Television, but Yaber‘s affordable projectors have Bluetooth compatibility to connect your phone or any other device to stream games, movies, and more for less than $300. The latest model, the $299.99 Yaber V6, comes with the ability to be suspended from the ceiling or even on a tabletop at an angle to give you the perfect picture every time.

Nomad Metal Bands for Apple Watch

Nomad Metal Bands for Apple Watch

If Dad has an Apple Watch, and you want to splurge on a gift for him, check out Nomad’s brand new metal bands for Apple Watch. Available in steel and titanium, Nomad has re-envisioned the excellent metal bands we reviewed two years ago and given them, among other things, a brand new clasp. It looks amazing and makes putting on and taking off the watch easier than ever.

These bands aren’t inexpensive at $149.95 for the steel band and $249.95 for the titanium. But if dad loves the look and feel of refined, luxury accessories, he will flip out when he opens the box. The new bands are gorgeous and functional, and they will take dad’s Apple Watch to a new level.

Nixplay

Nixplay

Nixplay is one of the most popular digital photo frames on the market, and it’s with good reason. The frames are capable of sharing precious moments with loved ones no matter where you are with the ability to share with their NixPlay Plus subscribing, offering a total of 50 GB of photo storage, longer video uploads, and 80% off printed photos through Nixplay’s Fuji Prints services. This is an ideal gift for a daddy returning to the office or to use at home as a frame showing all of the photos of the little ones he loves.

The limited-edition white editions of the Nixplay Smart Frames are available in four sizes (9.7″, 10.1″, 13.3″, and 15.6″), four colors (Black, Silver, Wood, and now White), and they vary between HD, Full-HD, and 2K resolutions. Each frame is designed with Nixplay’s patented power cord that doubles as an adjustable stand. Nixplay’s frames are compatible with Dropbox, Google Photos, Facebook & Instagram, and can hear Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant commands. Their new white edition 10.1″ Smart Frame is discounted exclusively for NixPlay Plus members at $99.99 while supplies last.

Scosche FrescheAir Portable HEPA Air Purifier/Deodorizer

Scosche FrescheAir Portable HEPA Air Purifier/Deodorizer

As the pandemic begins to wane, dad is probably spending more time in the car. The Scosche FrescheAir Portable HEPA Air Purifier/Deodorizer will keep the air in the car (or in the office) fresh. The $99.99 accessory has a 3-stage HEPA filter that collects 99.5% small particles, dust, and pollen.

The touchless controls allow him to select one of two fan speeds by simply waving a hand over the FrescheAir. It ships with a 24W dual port USB car charger so you can breathe easily and still keep your phone charged. The FrescheAir is a small device, but it promises to neutralize odors, leaving clean, fresh-smelling air.

Alcatel LINKZONE 2

Alcatel LINKZONE 2

If Dad needs a way to stay connected when working on his laptop or tablet away from home, the $90 Alcatel LINKZONE 2 can help! It’s a portable hotspot that ensures uninterrupted internet access, whether on the go or at home, with up to 161 connected spots available. The Alcatel LINKZONE 2 achieves maximum download speeds of up to 150Mbps for maximum work efficiency, and thanks to its 24-hour 4400mAh battery, Dad can work, stream, and play without any interruptions. The Alcatel LINKZONE 2 also comes paired with a dedicated website management tool where Dad can manage, check messages, track data usage, and adjust router settings for the device.

HEYKUBE

HEYKUBE

Does Dad still lament that he was never able to solve a Rubik’s Cube back in the day? Now he can give it his best shot again, with a little guidance! The $99 HEYKUBE is the 3X3 puzzle cube everyone knows, but it’s better and wayyyy less frustrating. Designed with every user in mind, HEYKUBE has a computer built into it; Dad can simply turn each side, and the embedded directional LEDs are there to help him go in the right direction when he hits a tough spot.

YADEA Electric Kick Scooter KS5

YADEA Electric Kick Scooter KS5

If your dad is a bit on the adventurous side, you might want to consider getting him the $699 YADEA Electric Kick Scooter KS5. This rugged, motorized kick scooter reaches a maximum speed of 18.6 miles per hour, has a 25 range, and comes packed with tech that even includes Bluetooth so the scooter can be adjusted using a free app.

The scooter is rugged and powerful but folds for easy transport. That makes it ideal if Dad is back to commuting and needs to get to the train each morning.

MOFT Snap Tablet Stand

MOFT Snap Tablet Stand

If dad has a tablet and has a habit of awkwardly standing it up using random objects because he’s “too cool” for a case, the $39 MOFT Snap Tablet Stand might appeal! It offers six hands-free viewing angles in portrait and landscape, perfect for watching movies, drawing with an Apple Pencil, or just allowing Dad’s creative juices to flow. It’s also the first and only switch-friendly with the Apple Magic Keyboard kickstand on the market. The Snap Tablet Stand is available in Jet Black, Cool Gray, Wanderlust Blue, and Sunset Orange.

Brown Sugar Bourbon’s BSB 103

Brown Sugar Bourbon's BSB 103

The only overproof flavored whiskey on the market, Brown Sugar Bourbon’s BSB 103 combines a smooth and sweet combination of warm brown sugar and cinnamon. Heavily endorsed and owned by Jamie Foxx, the $24.99 BSB 103 is going to be a must-have in Dad’s liquor cabinet. Perfect for the dad who just wants the day off, a bottle of BSB 103 will make you the favorite child for the day. You can find it at your favorite liquor store or have it delivered from Drizzly.

omnicharge Omni Mobile Pocket-Sized Laptop Power Bank

OMNI MOBILE Pocket-Sized Laptop Power Bank

The 12,800mAh omnicharge Omni Mobile Pocket-Sized Laptop Power Bank strikes the perfect balance between size and capacity – powering any mobile device, and when needed, giving laptops a boost with a USB-C port. Dad will never run out of battery before a big game or concerts again with lightning speed charging through a high-powered USB 3.0 port and a wireless charging port to keep him cheering and rocking out even longer.

If you’re worried that the $79.99 Omni Mobile 12,800mAh power pack won’t have enough ports or mobile power for Dad, you can opt instead for the $129.99 Omni Mobile 25,600, which offers twice as much battery power for long-haul flights or extended trips and is equipped with even more power output options to charge all the pro devices he needs.

Solento Tequila

Solento Tequila

 

Solento is an award-winning, USDA-certified organic tequila range made in small batches from a single estate in Jalisco. Founded in 2019 by filmmaker and surfer Taylor Steele, Solento (or “slow sun” in Spanish) is a sippable mindset that invites space for conversations that elevate and inspire. Three versions – Blanco, Reposado, and Añejo – are crafted from certified organic agave grown leisurely under the Mexican sun for seven years. Prices range from $59.99 to $89.99, depending on your location and the version you purchase.

Broken Top Candle Company Juniper Smoke Candle

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Broken Top Candle Company has the perfect campfire-eque scent in their $26 Juniper Smoke Candle for dads who don’t like flowery scents. It has very strong notes of smoke, a dab of juniper, and hardwoods. In other words, it’s perfect for your rugged pops!

Bad Ace Charcoal Scrub and Moisturizer

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At $45, Bad Ace’s duo of facial products is the ACE up dad’s sleeve for a clean, fresh start! Their face wash is a multi-purpose creamy wash that leaves the skin feeling clean without any film or dryness. It’s a high-quality charcoal powder and natural walnut shell scrubs to remove any dirt, oils, dead skin cells, blackheads, or impurities from the skin. The moisturizer is an everyday formula with charcoal that helps the skin fight against irritants and give off a healthy complexion. Antioxidants from the black hoof mushroom help protect against sunlight and skin damage.

Groove Life Zeus Ring

Groove Life Zeus Ring

If Dad works with his hands, plays sports, hunts, or does other activities where wearing his metal wedding ring might be uncomfortable or even dangerous — but he likes wearing a ring — get him the $49.95 Groove Life Zeus Ring!

The Zeus Ring is a high-performance silicone band designed to keep up with Dad while doing all of his hands-on work or favorite hands-on activities. The Zeus ring has three layers: an ultra-durable outer band, a concealed patented nylon band with safety break technology, and a breathable, smooth silicone inner band for comfort.

Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW True Wireless Earphones

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Dad more than likely needs a new pair of earbuds to drown out all of the Dad Duties he doesn’t plan on doing for Father’s Day, so why not get him the perfect pair of in-ear headphones for the job? The $119 Audio-Technica TH-CKS5TW true wireless in-ear headphones eliminate all connecting wires for unmatched on-the-go listening convenience.

The ATH-CKS5TW offers a convenient Auto Power On/Off feature that automatically turns the headphones on and connects to a paired smartphone or other devices when they’re removed from their charging/carrying case. The buds provide 15 hours of continuous playback, and the included charging case adds another 30 hours; they’re available in black, blue, and Khaki.

Cardo PACKTALK BOLD

If dad’s idea of fun is getting on his motorcycle and riding with a friend, give him a way to communicate with his buddy while they’re riding that doesn’t involve making a call. The Cardo PACKTALK BOLD uses Dynamic Mesh Communication (DMC) to solve the usual Bluetooth pains to make PACKTALK BOLD into the most capable motorcycle communication system in the world.

Dad just has to set his intercom once and forget about it. It’s that simple. PACKTALK BOLD has a range of up to a mile, and the mesh system will work with anywhere from two to fifteen riders at once. A single Cardo PACKTALK BOLD sells for $339.95, and a set of two pre-paired PACKTALK BOLDs sells for $599.95.

FaceSecret Pillowcases

FaceSecret Pillowcases

Give Dad the gift of smooth skin and non-flyaway hair with a $23.99 satin pillowcase from FaceSecret. These satin pillowcases are available in a traditional slip-on style, or they have the perfect solution for travel — a pillowcase that can easily be slipped over and secured to the one in his hotel. Either way, he’ll enjoy his best night’s sleep!

NomadIQ Portable Grill

nomadIQ Portable Grill

NomadIQ is reinventing the idea of portable grills with no more lugging around a large, bulky grill or bags of charcoal. The $299.99 nomadIQ is a lightweight and portable propane grill that weighs only 12 pounds while providing all the features of a full-size grill, including 226 square inches of ceramic-coated non-stick grates and two 5,000BTU burners. The perfect grill to take anywhere, the nomadIQ is great for small patios, decks, or Dad’s RV.

Nextbase 622GW 4K Dash Cam

Whether Dad likes to record some of his more epic road trips or just wants the added security that a dashcam can provide, he’s going to love the $399.99 Nextbase 622GW 4K Dash Cam. With an abundance of the world’s firsts, including Image Stabilisation, what3words, and stunning 4K image quality, the 622GW is the most in-demand Dash Cam in the world today.

The Nextbase 622GW 4K Dash Cam records at 30fps, and it can capture license plates and finer detail with stunning results. It’s also the world’s first Dash Cam to use what3words, providing you with his exact location within a square to help emergency services or loved ones locate him — no data connection required. Digital Image Stabilization reduces vibrations from his vehicle to ensure crystal clear, smooth image quality that reveals the details he needs, from license plates to road signs.

SOUNDBOKS3

SOUNDBOKS3

We’ve reviewed SOUNDBOKS before and loved it, so it’s no surprise it’s made its way on this list. The completely redesigned third edition of the SOUNDBOKS features concert-level volumes at 126 dB, TeamUP wireless connectivity that allows up to five SOUNDBOKS speakers to pair effortlessly, and a rechargeable battery that can last up to 40 hours. At $999, it’s perfect for the Dads who plan on grilling, camping, or hanging out on Father’s Day.

Zeno Gym

Zeno Gym

Bring the gym experience home for your dad with Zeno‘s $799 all-in-one resistance bench. Dad can now perform over 100+ workouts from bench presses to leg lifts to fully tone his entire body, burn fat and improve flexibility. The package includes the bench, three pairs of bands (50 lbs, 30 lbs, 15 lbs), six D-rings for resistant band attachments, two handles, two ankle straps, and an accessories bag.

Heathmade

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Founded and created by a ten-year-old, Heathmade provides the best quality ingredients in its products. Dad will love their $34 Manly Travel Set, which comes complete with their 1 oz alcohol-free MANLY Hand Sanitizer, MANLY Lotion Bar, their Vegan PURE Lip Balm, and REMEDY — a multifunctional face & body balm for cuts, scrapes, burn, and bruises. Now dad can start and finish the day feeling calm and confident with the scent of sharp & earthy bay leaf, smoky tobacco, and relaxing lavender.

Neft Vodka

Neft Vodka

A Super-premium sipping vodka that doesn’t need to be mixed with anything to be enjoyed, NEFT vodka comes in a portable, unbreakable barrel that ensures it’s kept chilled for up to six hours. With its clean ingredients, NEFT’s gluten-free, non-GMO ancient rye grains were farmed in lower Saxony, paired with oxygen-rich spring water from the Austrian Alps — resulting in a pure taste for the tongue, complete with a rounded earthiness and smooth finish. The 750ML bottle retails for $36.99, and it makes a great dad gift!

Soft Spa 9500 Bidet by Fluidmaster

Soft Spa 9500 Bidet by Fluidmaster

Did the great toilet paper shortage of 2020 leave Dad willing to try one of those “new-fangled European bidets”? If so, he’s going to love the $399.99 Soft Spa 9500 Bidet by Fluidmaster — no toilet paper required! Made to provide a more hygienic, clean, and refreshing solution in the bathroom, the feature-rich Soft Spa 9500 Bidet leverages Fluidmaster’s 60-year history of innovation. Complete with water temperature and pressure controls, adjustable dryer speeds, an ergonomic, temperature-controlled comfort seat, and more, the bidet features a sleek design that won’t shift under your bum.

Its features include automatic front and rear cleaning cycles with oscillation, water temperature, and pressure control, adjustable dryer speeds and temperature control, a sleek design with an ergonomic comfort seat, adjustable temperature control, and night light and soft-close lid for round-the-clock use. Dad can control this bidet via a push button at the bidet’s base or via a wireless remote. As long as he’s got a nearby electrical outlet, he’ll be able to enable allllll the amenities.

MyBevi

MyBevi

Perfect for the traveling Dad, MyBevi is a must-have gift! Dad will love their collection of stainless steel tumblers that are made to endure all weather conditions and activities. He can get his coffee fix for the day or quench his thirst with ice-cold water. Eco-conscious consumers will be glad to know that this small family business is doing its part to provide sustainable solutions for a healthier future for our planet. MyBevi makes it easy to reduce waste and mindfully adhere to an eco-friendly lifestyle that becomes a part of your everyday routine with reasonably priced tumblers, bottles, and canteens.

Bite Away

Bite Away

Is your dad the kind of guy who walks outside and immediately gets attacked by 30 different kinds of biting and stinging bugs? Help him enjoy the summer more by getting him bite away. Rather than being a messy topical cream that he has to slather over his painful new bump, the $39.99 bite away will give him instant itch relief by using a pulse of advanced, heat-based therapy on the affected area. After getting bit or stung, all Dad has to do is press the bite away’s button and apply just a few seconds of targeted heat from the device’s ceramic surface — it can reduce swelling and remove the itch or pain from insect bites so he can go on about his day.

 

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Lenovo Legion 5 15” Gaming System in Phantom Black

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Greg Alston
Diehard Apple fanboy, and lover of all things tech. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife, family, and friends, live sporting events, good bourbon, Tetris, and pizza. In that order.