Father’s Day is coming on Sunday, June 21, but if you’re still scratching your head about what to get for dad (don’t worry, we’ve all been there), then it’s not too late to score a gift. Let us help you out: Below, we’ve rounded up a basketful of some great deals on all sorts of stuff for techie dads. Better still, these last-minute Father’s Day gifts all offer next-day delivery, so they’ll still arrive in time if you order now.
Amazon Echo Dot — $30, was $50
Despite its compact design, the Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker puts out some impressive, room-filling sound that’s so good you might even forget about its built-in Alexa capabilities. This pint-sized device lets you ask questions, perform internet searches, shop on Amazon, and control music and media playback with your voice (meaning it’s simple enough that even tech-averse dads can use it), and at this price, you’re not going to find a better deal if you’re after a cheap last-minute Father’s Day gift: A $20 discount knocks the Echo Dot down to just $30 right now.
Google Chromecast Ultra — $60, was $70
If you (or rather, your dad) owns a 4K TV, you need a streaming device to match. Enter the Chromecast Ultra 4K streaming player, which is arguably the cheapest way to turn your Ultra HD TV into a 4K smart TV. It’s simple to set up and easy to use, offers great support for modern HDR content, and utilizes powerful dual-band Wi-Fi for a strong wireless connection. This Father’s Day deal knocks $10 off the price, letting you score the Chromecast Ultra for $60; as a nice bonus, you also get 30 free days of HBO Max.
Amazon Kindle — $65, was $90
There are plenty of advanced (and expensive) e-book readers today, but sometimes, you can’t beat an original. Amazon’s latest refresh of its classic Kindle has everything you need in an e-reader and nothing you don’t: It’s light, the E Ink display is gorgeous and easy on the eyes, offers great battery life, and now has a built-in front light for late-night reading sessions. It’s also affordable even at its normal price of $90, but a $25 discount lets you grab this last-minute Father’s Day gift for just $65 — the perfect present for any book-loving dad.
Fitbit Versa 2 — $150, was $200
If dad’s an active guy but is not quite sold on the idea of a smartwatch, then a fitness tracker like the Fitbit Versa 2 might just change his mind. As one of Fitbit’s flagship smart wearables, the Versa 2 packs an impressive array of health- and fitness-centric functions including automatic exercise detection and tracking, sleep quality monitoring when worn at night, all-day activity tracking, and a built-in heart rate monitor. It works with Android and iOS devices and features a nice always-on AMOLED touch display, too. This last-minute Father’s Day gift can be dad’s for $150 ($50 off).
Apple AirPods Pro — $220, was $250
There are many great true wireless earbuds on the market in 2020, but the Apple AirPods are still the king — and the new AirPods Pro are even better. They deliver clear and crisp sound, isolate ambient noise to allow you to enjoy music and take calls without distractions, and are comfortable in the hear for hours at a time. They also come with a wireless charging case, which is an upgrade you have to pay for with the standard AirPods. They’re the priciest of the AirPods, but a nice $30 Father’s Day discount lets you grab a pair for dad for $220.
Apple iPad 10.2 — $250, was $330
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The Apple iPad is still the best tablet for most people (even folks who don’t normally favor Apple gadgets like iPhones) and the latest refresh is a steal at this price. This updated 2019 model boasts a gorgeous 10.2-inch Retina display — a half-inch bigger compared to the previous version thanks to trimmed-down bezels — and offers great performance for web browsing, streaming, and mobile gaming. It’s a great value even at its normal price of $330, but this fantastic deal knocks it down to $250, making it the perfect last-minute Father’s Day gift for any tech-loving dad.
Apple iPad 10.2 (32GB, Wi-Fi) — $250, was $330:
Apple iPad 10.2 (128GB, Wi-Fi) — $330, was $430:
Bose 700 Noise-Canceling Headphones — $300, was $400
Even if you’re not an audiophile, you’re probably familiar with Bose, and the Bose 700 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are a shining example of that well-earned pedigree. They’re light and comfortable, they sound incredible, they offer industry-leading noise-canceling for distraction-free listening, and even feature a built-in mic for taking calls and for voice control. They’re wireless, too, making them ideal for travel with the included case. Just in time for Father’s Day, you can grab a pair of these for $$300 after a tidy $100 price cut.
Apple Watch Series 5 — $299, was $399
The Apple Watch Series 5 is Apple’s best smartwatch yet — and given that the Apple Watch was already the best smartwatch on the market, the Series 5 is pretty much the best one you can buy, period. It’s sleek, intuitive, and comes loaded with a full suite of handy apps and features including fantastic fitness- and health-tracking functions. It’s also been on sale lately for the lowest price we’ve ever seen: If you’ve got a dad who’s a techie, then the 40mm Series 5 can be yours for just $299 ($100 off) ahead of Father’s Day.
Apple Watch Series 5 (40mm, GPS) — $299, was $399:
Apple Watch Series 5 (44mm, GPS) — $329, was $429:
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