Sharing 12 Super Cool Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Modern Dad. Although I typically share handmade gift ideas here on The Birch Cottage blog, I thought it would be really cool (and useful) to share with you some gift ideas for the modern dad.
Trying not to break the bank, while also trying to discover some truly cool, useful and thoughtful Father’s Day gift ideas for the modern dad, I did some searching and came up with these super cool gift ideas.
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12 Super Cool Gift Ideas for the Modern Dad
Digital TV Antenna
We gave up cable a long time ago when we purchased our first Roku. A few models later and we’re still using our Roku and subscribing to services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. But, what if we could watch TV for free? That’s where the Digital TV Antenna comes in. You simply pay one price for the “box”, connect it to your device, search for channels and you’re ready to watch – and all for free!
There are many makes and models out there, so do your research and buy the one that’s a good fit for your needs – or dad’s.
My husband has a similar device that he uses on all our vehicles. This device plugs into your car’s OBD (on-board diagnostic) port – the very same port mechanics use. According to FIXD, you simply connect the device to your car’s port, sync it with your phone (available for Android and iOS), and you get results immediately.
Peeps™ Eyeglass Cleaner
There is nothing more frustrating that dirty, streaky eyeglasses. You try to clean them with your shirt, only to make matters worse. You try cleaning wipes and your lenses are left streaky. Although I haven’t actually tried the Peeps Eyeglass Cleaner, they get rave reviews on Amazon. Plus the eyeglass cleaner comes in a handy little pocket-sized case. Perfect for dad’s who wear eyeglasses or sunglasses.
The KeySmart is a compact keychain and key organizer that accommodates up to 14 standard-sized house keys. There are four styles of the KeySmart to choose from: KeySmart Lite, KeySmart Extended, KeySmart Rugged and KeySmart Pro. They also come in several different colors. There’s certainly one that would make a great Father’s Day gift idea for your modern dad!
This Tactical Pen is really a multifunctional self defense pen that features a Tungsten Carbide Tip Glass Breaker, Nichia Tactical LED Flashlight, Heaven Writing Ballpoint Pen, Hex Wrench, Scraper, Bottle Opener and Screwdriver.
NOTE: I found this little humorous/not-so-humorous bit of advice from an Amazon reviewer: “Don’t tap the glass break end on your cell phone to see if it will work as a stylus. Spoiler alert – it won’t and it will crack it even with a gentle tap.”
This hidden camera couldn’t be easier to use. Simply plug it in to any wall outlet. It even includes a USB charging port. Keep an eye on your dogs (can’t wait to try this to see what Remo and Zoey are up to when we aren’t home), use it as a nanny cam or simply to provide a little piece of mind.
Plus, dad can pretend he’s James Bond and this is just another gadget in his spy arsenal!
Motion Sensor Toilet Night Light
Okay, I gotta admit, dad probably won’t be near as excited about this gift as you will! Just think about it, a motion sensor toilet night light. No more going to the bathroom in the dark for dad. It’s a gentle night light that won’t offend dad’s night vision and will help him to aim. It’s the Father’s Day gift idea for the modern dad that gives back (or doesn’t….).
PhoneSoap UV Cell Phone Sanitizer
A convenient and effective way to keep dad’s cell phone clean and sanitized. PhoneSoap has proven it kills 99.99% of bacteria with UV light on your cell phone. Don’t you hate smeary, dirty and germy cell phones? Those days are gone with PhoneSoap.
Digital Golf Shot Tracker
For the modern dad who loves to play golf, this digital golf shot tracker is just the Father’s Day gift idea! This digital tracker from Game Golf gives dad a way to track shot performance. Shot by shot, it records all the stats so he can visualize his game like never before!
RC Drone with Live View
If you’re gonna get dad a drone, get him one with the live view camera. We first bought our grandson a drone with video, but it wasn’t live view. The live view adds a coolness factor that feeds that desire to see things “now”. Even my husband loves playing with the RC drone.
USB Flash Drive Cuff Links
For the dad who likes to dress for the occasion and be prepared, these USB Flash Drive Cuff Links from Cuff-Daddy are sure to be a big hit! Each cuff is a 16GB flash drive, for a total storage capacity of 32GB. Who says technology can’t be stylish?!
Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer
I absolutely could not put together a Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the modern dad list without including my new favorite appliance. If the dad on your Father’s Day shopping list is a coffee lover, he’ll absolutely flip over the Ninja Coffee Bar! This coffee maker is just downright amazing. Whether dad loves rich aromatic, espresso-type, cappuccino or iced coffee – or some other specialty. This machine does it all and does it well!
By the way, I’ll be sharing soon some additional information on my Ninja Coffee Bar!
With these 12 super cool Father’s Day gift ideas for the modern dad, you’re sure to find that unique Father’s Day gift that Dad will truly enjoy!
The kids are gifting my husband a trip to French River for Father’s Day this year. We tried to keep it a surprise, but with all the preparation involved with such a trip, we just had to tell him. He is sooo excited! I think it will be a Father’s Day he (nor the kids) will soon forget!
Wishing your dad and all the dads the very fondest memories on Father’s Day!
Til next time…
P.S. If you’re looking for more Father’s Day inspiration, don’t forget about these ideas right here on The Birch Cottage blog!