8 Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Who Love Tools and Gadgets

Father’s Day is June 21, which means it’s time to start thinking about a gift for dear old dad. And while you could give your father yet another funny-looking tie or weird-smelling bottle of cologne, why not make this Father’s Day especially memorable by giving him something that he’ll actually use?  Here are eight awesome gadgets and tools that any dad would be excited to receive this Father’s Day.

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1. STANLEY STMT73795 Mixed Tool Set, 210-Piece

Chances are your father wasn’t just the man who raised you; he was also the handyman who made repairs around the house, and the mechanic who showed you how to change your car’s oil. So what better way to thank your dad for his years of showing you how to fix things than by giving him a brand-new set of tools? Featuring multiple types of wrenches, pliers, ratchets and more, this 210-Piece set has a tool for just about every job imaginable.

All of the sockets and drive tools in this stainless steel tool set feature SAE and metric-sized measurements and meet or exceed ANSI specifications. Additionally, all of the tools in this set fit neatly inside a molded case that only measures 33.2 x 18.4 x 2.7 inches when opened. Give your father a gift that will last a lifetime with the STANLEY STMT73795 Mixed Tool Set, 210-Piece.

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2. Roku 3 Streaming Media Player (4230R) With Voice Search (2015 model)

With the advent of Internet-based video streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Instant Video, we now have more media content options than ever before. Of course with more options comes more complexity, and some older folks (like dads) may yearn for the days when finding something to watch only required pointing and clicking a remote in the general direction of the TV. Fortunately, that simplicity is still possible, thanks to the Roku 3 Streaming Media Player.

The Roku 3 brings all the most popular video streaming services together into one easy-to-use device. Simply plug the Roku 3 into your HDTV, connect it to your Wi-Fi network, and you’re ready to watch over 2,000 channels of movies, TV shows, sports, and more. One of our favorite features is the ability to plug in an included set of headphones into the remote for late-night movie marathons that won’t wake the kids. If you want to give your father a gift that will keep him entertained for years to come, you can find the Roku 3 Streaming Media Player (4230R) With Voice Search (2015 model) here.

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3. Samsung UN40H5203 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV

If your dad is still hanging on to his old school box-set TV or if he just needs a bigger flat screen, this Father’s Day is the perfect time to find him an upgrade. This 40-inch television features 1080p resolution and true 16:9 aspect ratio that will make your dad’s favorite old movies look like they were made yesterday. The Samsung Smart LED TV  includes two HDMI inputs for attaching external media players, built-in Wi-Fi for streaming content directly to the screen, and a built-in digital tuner for receiving digital broadcasts. Although it includes a stand, it can also be mounted on the wall to save additional space. While not as cheap as some off-brands, the Samsung UN40H5203 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV is, in our opinion, well worth the extra cost.

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4. Philips Norelco Shaver 6100 (Model # 1150X/46)

Whether your dad rocks a goatee or likes to keep clean shaven, he will appreciate this ultramodern-looking electric shaver. Featuring the company’s patented Gyroflex 2D shaving head assembly and Super Lift & Cut action, the Philips Norelco Shaver 6100 is designed to follow the contours of your face for a close, easy shave. This cordless, rechargeable shaver works on both wet (gel or foam) and dry skin so whether your father likes to take his time grooming or just do quick shaves on the go, he will have the option to do both with this versatile device.

With its universal voltage function and 14-day battery charge life, this shaver is also perfect for dads that travel a lot. Shaver comes with a charging stand, precision trimmer attachment, and a cleaning brush. You can find the Philips Norelco Shaver 6100 (Model # 1150X/46) here.

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5. Fitbit Surge Fitness Watch with Heart Rate Monitor Large – Black

Although the Apple Watch may still be getting most of the ink in the press right now, Fitbit has long been a respected brand in the fitness-tracking segment of wearable tech products. The Fitbit Surge is the company’s latest entry into the market and includes all the usual fitness-tracking capabilities, as well as several advanced smartwatch features. Packed with multiple sensors that enable it to keep track of a user’s steps, distance, calories burned, sleep, and heart rate, the Fitbit Surge is the perfect gift for the technophile dad who wants to stay in shape.

Besides its many fitness-tracking capabilities, the Fitbit Surge also includes many advanced smartwatch features, such as the ability to pair with a smartphone running Android, iOS, or Windows Phone. Pairing it to a smartphone allows you to receive call and text notifications, and access music controls. However, unlike many other smartwatches, the Fitbit Surge has built-in GPS, which means that you don’t have to tether it to a smartphone in order to get accurate distance readings. While the Fitbit Surge is a little bit more expensive than most other basic activity trackers, we believe the additional smartwatch features justify the extra cost. Besides, can you really put a price limit on a father’s health and happiness? You can find the Fitbit Surge Fitness Watch with Heart Rate Monitor here.

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6. Nikon COOLSHOT 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder

Of course, not every dad is into jogging or working out to stay in shape. Many fathers’ idea of a workout is to spend a leisurely day at the golf course. If your dad enjoys hitting the links, this Nikon COOLSHOT 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder is guaranteed to put a smile on his face this Father’s Day. This compact and lightweight device provides accurate measurements up to 550 yards so that golfers can figure out exactly where they need to land a shot.

Push and release the power button to activate the rangefinder’s continuous measurement scanning feature that easily and quickly measures distances to multiple objects. For additional accuracy, Nikon’s revolutionary First Target Priority technology automatically gives users the distance reading of the closest target object among a group of objects. With a rainproof casing and size less than four inches long, the Nikon COOLSHOT 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder is the perfect gift for any man who wants to improve his golf game. You can find the Nikon COOLSHOT 20 Golf Laser Rangefinder here.

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7. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

While the small size of today’s digital media players makes them more portable than ever, there is often a trade-off in sound quality since those devices usually don’t have very large speakers. The Bose Sound Link Mini Bluetooth speaker enables you to enjoy full, high-quality sound without having to worry about lugging around a large stereo system. Weighing in at just 1.5 pounds, this lithium-ion battery-powered speaker is capable of wirelessly connecting to smartphones, laptops, tablets, and any other electronic devices that use the widespread Bluetooth communication protocol.

With up to seven hours of playtime per charge and a 30-foot range, this wireless speaker is the perfect accessory for dads that want an easy way to listen to music while they’re tinkering in the garage or doing some yard work. For added convenience, this device includes buttons for power and volume control on the speaker housing so it can be turned down or shut off without having to touch the media player. You can find the Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker here.

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8. Black & Decker LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver

Featuring an 11-position clutch for more precise control and a compact and lightweight design for use in confined spaces, this drill is the perfect Father’s Day gift for the “DIY” dad that always has a home improvement project in the works. The 20-volt MAX lithium-ion battery holds a charge longer than older NiCad batteries and is compatible with most other Black & Decker brand power and gardening tools — which means that your dad probably already has backup batteries for this drill. The drill comes with one double-ended bit, one LBX20 20-volt MAX lithium-ion battery, and a charger. You can find the Black & Decker LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver here.

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