7 tech gifts for Father's Day that will keep you connected

Jun 12 2020, 2:00 pm

Time is passing by faster than ever as we spend more time at home social distancing. So it might come as a surprise that Father’s Day falls this month.

Sunday, June 21 is the national day to celebrate dadsĀ (brothers, sons, uncles, and grandpas) and everything they do for the family.

More often than not, dads are hard to read. And if you’ve ever bought yours a gift that was an instant epic fail (like socks or a cheap aftershave kit), you want to do it right this year.

Things are a little different right now; you might be celebrating with dad from a distance. And that’s okay. We’ve teamed up with Best Buy Canada to helpĀ keep you connected on Father’s Day — and decode what dad really wants.

Samsung Galaxy Buds In-Ear Headphones

Samsung Galaxy Buds In-Ear Sound Isolating Truly Wireless Headphones/Best Buy Canada

Not being able to go to the gym has meant more people taking up running. If the dad in your life is one of them, portability and sound quality are important so he never misses a beat.Ā Samsung Galaxy BudsĀ are Bluetooth-enabled and wireless so he can wear them out jogging, listen to a podcast, or make a call and enjoy expertly-engineered crystal-clear audio.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Nintendo Switch Lite/Best Buy Canada

Whether your dad is a total newbie or an avid gamer, theĀ Nintendo Switch LiteĀ is a great option in terms of its capabilities and compact size. It optimizes on-the-go play with a built-in control pad, and — best of all — it’s compatible with popular games likeĀ Super Mario OdysseyĀ and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Interested in going fishing with dad on an uninhabited island? Animal Crossing: New Horizons lets you do that, and it’s available now atĀ Best Buy.

Samsung QI Wireless Fast Charger Stand

Samsung QI Wireless Fast Charger Stand/Best Buy Canada

Ever been on a call with dad when he leaves to charge his phone on the other side of the room? To give dad more freedom when connecting with the family (and challenge him to try new technology), gift him thisĀ wireless fast charger. It’s compatible with most Samsung, Apple, andĀ Qi-enabled devices and it remotely powers up devices quickly so dad won’t have to move from his desk. Plus, an auto LED light will let him know when devices are fully charged.Ā 

Fossil Smartwatch with Heart Rate Tracker

Fossil FB-01 Hybrid 44mm Smartwatch with Heart Rate Tracker/Best Buy Canada

This stylish Bluetooth-enabled smartwatch has a heart rate monitor and fitness tracker, plus a classic aesthetic — it can be worn at the gym or during a meeting. It will help dad track the steps he walks and the calories he burns, and it pairs with his smartphone so he can still receive your texts on the move.

Canon IVY Mini Wireless Photo Printer

Canon IVY Mini Wireless Photo Printer/Best Buy Canada

Family photos are sometimes reserved for big occasions and holidays, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Whether dad has an interest in photography, or you want to create something meaningful together like a family tree, a wireless photo printer is the perfect tech tool. It lets the user print and share photos instantly when paired with a smartphone or another Bluetooth-enabled device. It also comes with a pack of 10 photo paper sheets for express printing action.

Sony Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Sony XB41 EXTRA BASS Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker/Best Buy Canada

Since BBQ season has arrived, dad is no doubt looking for reasons to fire up the grill and host a get-together in the backyard. Every good patio party needs a soundtrack, and thisĀ wireless Bluetooth speakerĀ can save him time and energy when setting up the music. With sensational sound capabilities, it can connect to other speakers so the family’s favourite songs can be played in multiple rooms. If a day at the beach beckons, that’s no problem — the speaker is waterproof and lightweight enough to bring along.

To ensure dad has his gift in time for Father’s Day, all products listed are available forĀ store-front pickup. SimplyĀ reserve a product online atĀ BestBuy.ca and the team will have it ready for you to collect within 30 minutes.

If none of the aforementioned products match your dad’s interests, don’t worry. Head over toĀ BestBuy.ca to check out the gift guideĀ which could help spark some ideas, or safely visit your nearest Best Buy store.

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