7 Gift Ideas for Different Dad Types


Despite what you might have heard, dads are complicated creatures. Like the rest of us, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with personalities and interests to match. That being true, shopping for dads can sometimes be tough. One tie, as it turns out, does not fit all. To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of gifts sure to please every type of father, no matter where his interests might lie.

Bose® QuietComfort 35™ Bluetooth Headphones

One thing dads always seem to agree about is that things were better in “their day.” Better sports, better movies, and most of all, better music. If your father is someone who enjoys his tunes (but not necessarily yours), why not gift him a nice set of noise-canceling headphones? Our pick? The Bose QuietComfort 35. Universally beloved, the QuietComfort 35 headphones have it all: wireless capability, incredible sound quality, and a super-comfy fit with on-device controls. Plus, advanced noise-canceling technology means dad can listen to the Golden Age of Radio without having to endure any of our modern-day racket.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones

Google Home

Dads are a lot like superheroes: they protect, provide, and show us right from wrong. But even with a superhuman effort, no one dad can do everything. After all, even Superman needed some help now and then. If your dad would benefit from a little everyday assistance, consider the Google Home. Using integrated Wi-Fi and voice recognition technology, this compact AI assistant can play music on command, check weather and sports scores, answer pressing questions, and so much more. This Father’s Day, get dad the sidekick he needs (and deserves).

Google Home

Apple Watch Series 2

For a dad on the go, consider a gift that galvanizes his gallivanting. The Apple Watch is a sharp-looking wearable that combines multiple devices into one. Part wristwatch, part smartphone, the Watch can help dads manage busy schedules, stay on top of their fitness, remember appointments, sends messages, and more. Plus, the newer Apple Watch Series 2 comes with a built-in GPS sensor, so dad can navigate without using his phone or that 12-year-old MapQuest printout he still has buried in his glove compartment.

Apple Watch Series 2 42mm Smartwatch

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Digital Camera

For the photog father, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III is truly a do-everything camera. Billed as a “DSLR killer,” the Cyber-shot’s many features include a 20.1MP 1" Exmor CMOS Sensor, Zeiss lens, and super zoom-in capabilities to 600mm. It’s fast, easy to use, and features a rugged design, meant to last. Great for action photos at the kids’ ballgames, family portraits, and all sorts of travel photo needs, this is the shooter your dad dreams about.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Digital Camera

Fitbit Charge 2

Whether he's a fitness fanatic or desperate to deny his developing dad-bod, an activity tracker is the way to go for fathers focused on fitness. The Fitbit Charge 2 offers dads everything they need to stay on top of their health: it counts steps, the distance traveled, number of calories burned, and more. It even provides continuous heart-rate data, thanks to its built-in PurePulse sensor. Multi-sport tracking is on board, so dads can record more than just their steps. Best of all, the Charge 2’s sleek, streamlined design looks great on any wrist and is sure to satisfy even the most sartorial sect of sires.

Fitbit Charge 2 Fitness Wristband

Lenovo Yoga Book

For the multi-faceted dad who loves to multi-task, the Lenovo Yoga Book lets fathers do it all. From taking handwritten notes and creating drawings using the included Real Pen to web browsing and Xbox game streaming, the Yoga Book offers fathers a solution for every type of challenge. This Windows 10 Home system features a bright, 10.1" Full HD-compatible WUXGA display and a 360° hinge that allows dads to use it as either a notebook or tablet. When it’s time to get some serious work done, an on-demand Halo keyboard is also available. With the Lenovo Yoga Book, you’ll be giving dad the power and functionality of multiple devices conveniently packed into one.

Lenovo 10.1" Yoga Book Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook

DJI Spark

While so-called “Helicopter Dads” might get a bad rap, “Drone Dads” never will. If your father is a flight fan, how about picking him up a brand-new drone? DJI’s just-released Spark boasts many features that rival its big brother, the Mavic Pro, only in a much smaller form factor. Its compact dimensions are what allow the Spark to fly where other advanced drones can’t, while still being able to shoot high-definition photos and videos, thanks in part to an advanced camera setup that includes a gimbal-stabilized camera with 1/2.3" CMOS sensor.

DJI Spark Quadcopter

There you have it: 7 gift ideas that should hopefully help when shopping for dad this Father’s Day. If nothing on our list jumps out at you, be sure to check out B&H for plenty of other great gift ideas. Or, if you’re in Manhattan, come by and see us at the B&H Photo SuperStore, located at 420 Ninth Avenue.

Happy Father’s Day!