14 great last-minute Father’s Day gifts

This story is part of 2020 Father’s Day Gift Guide, with our top picks for dads who love technology.

Father’s Day is held every year on the third Sunday in June. So why are we always so ill-prepared for this? I have a theory: after starting the reward center in our brain by getting a great gift for Mother’s Day, we feel such a sense of accomplishment that we wait too long to get something for Pop. And here we are, once again, with Father’s Day coming this weekend. This year, however, I’ve put together a handful of great gift ideas that have the added benefit of being in stock and being able to be delivered on time for the big day. Can you be a hero on mom and dad’s day? Yes you can.

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Amazon lowered the price of the Apple Watch Series 5 by 40mm to its all-time low – only $ 300. It’s $ 100 off, making it a practical option if you’re looking for a gift that Dad will truly remember. Of course, the 5 series is the first model with a screen always on. If you think your father can live without it, you have to keep in mind that you can Apple Watch Series 3 for $ 229.

Read our review of the Apple Watch Series 5.

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What could be more practical than an echo point in the shape of a washer? How about an echo point with an LED clock display? This handy little gadget is back at its lowest price ever, so you can save $ 25 while plunging Dad into the 21st century.

Read our review Echo Dot with clock (3rd generation).

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The list of WF-1000XM3 headphones for $ 230, but priced at $ 178, they are undoubtedly the best value in wireless headphones. To soften the tuning, the WF-1000XM3 has active noise cancellation technology to reduce ambient noise.

Read our Sony WF-1000XM3 review.

Sony

The WF-XB700 is in the company’s Extra Bass range and costs $ 130. As the name suggests, these are the real wireless headphones you should consider if you like thick bass sound in your music.

Read our first Sony WF-XB700 Extra Bass plug.

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The WF-SP800N is the Sony version of true wireless noise canceling sports headphones. They offer very good sound, solid noise cancellation, water resistance and good call quality.

Read our review on the Sony WF-SP800N.

Topgolf

Entertainment complexes – from your standard Dave & Buster to miniature golf courses to Disney Land – have been hit hard by coronavirus and the need for social distancing. As recreation centers begin to reopen temporarily, there has been a word “dad” everywhere: Topgolf, which offers high-tech virtual golf games that you can pair with its full menu of food and drink. Now until Father’s Day, if you buy a $ 50 gift card, Topgolf will add $ 10 to the card for free.

 

Amazon’s Echo Studio is, by far, the best smart speaker in the business, but it’s a tough sell at $ 200. How would you feel about $ 170 – and get a free Philips Hue smart bulb for your problem?

Read the review from Amazon Echo Studio.

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Amazon’s Fire TV Cube lets you control the power, sources, and volume of your TV, soundbar, or AV receiver from across the room, using only voice commands. It’s a great alternative to a standard universal remote control, and right now it’s less than $ 10 from its lowest price ever.

Read our Amazon Fire TV Cube review.

Bose

The Bose QuietComfort 35 II is on sale for as little as $ 236 in rose gold, which is close to its lowest price ever for that color. You can also get the earphones in black and silver, although these models are priced at $ 50.

Read our Bose QuietComfort 35 II review.

Bose

The Bose SoundSport Free is a set of true wireless headphones that deliver richer sound than Apple AirPods and a more secure fit. The heads are water resistant and durable, the battery life is decent and a charging case provides two additional charges on the go.

Read our review of Bose Soundsport Free.

Chef at home

Does your father prepare most of the meals at his house? If so, he might be a little tired of the sitch dinner this required almost all meals to be prepared and eaten at home. Why not lighten his dinner load by starting it on a meal kit delivery service? Thanks to Father’s Day, one of the best offers is that of Home Chef, where you can save $ 45 – or $ 15 per box for the first three deliveries.

Learn more about Home Chef in our overview of 5 meal kit delivery services.

Bose

The first portable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker from Bose goes hand in hand with the Sonos Move. If Dad has other Bose Home Wi-Fi speakers, he can combine them to create a multiroom audio configuration.

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The Bose Home Speaker 300 offers the choice between Alexa or Google Assistant. He is able to play loud enough and record voice commands. The Bose Home Speaker 300 is a flexible smart speaker with excellent voice assistant performance.

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