6 Things To Consider When Buying Tech For Dad
When it comes to giving gifts to dads, it’s always a tricky situation. On the one hand, no matter what you give him, he seems to like it with all his heart. On the other hand, some gifts are always relegated to the back of the closet, never to be seen again until it’s time to clean the house.
This conundrum gets even worse when you give him tech. Because while he may actually like the idea of it, operating it and using the tech thing is not something he’s fully prepared to do. So to guide you with your gift this Father’s Day, here are some tips you can consider when buying him tech.
Give him something he can use
This is so basic that we sometimes forget it. When it comes to tech, it isn’t essential whether you’re giving the latest or the most advanced. Most of the time, especially with dads, functionality wins over everything.
For example, you could buy your dad some wireless Bluetooth headphones for his morning music moments. That’s cool and very exciting. But maybe, a new tabletop radio is what he actually wants. It might seem very bare and simple to you but maybe this is what hed needs during his morning cup of coffee.
Or, if you can’t really give up on the Bluetooth, you can find a middle ground with a Bluetooth boombox with FM radio. Just be sure to have patience because you need to.
Give him tech that’s easy to use
When giving tech to dad, always remember you are not always around to help him set it up. So, your tech gifts have to be very simple, or else, be ready to get a lot of phone calls from your father. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though, right?
If he’s a serious music lover and loves listening to his bands, a good choice would be wireless digital speakers that’s essentially plug and play right after the initial pairing.
This is pretty simple as long as he can follow simple instructions. So results may vary.
Give him something that he can use for his other hobbies
Any kind of gadget or tech, whether it’s a gift or not, should be functional for more than a week or so. For example, why spend money on a random techie gift that he’ll only find amusing for a little over a week.
It would be better to give your dad something to improve or enhance his hobbies. For example, if dad loves fishing or the great outdoors, why not give him a drone to play with? With a simple drone he can easily capture a lot of awesome scenic videos that he’d surely boast to his friends on social media.
You can also give him a hunting VR toy just for fun.
Give him tech that will make his life easier
All gadgets are made to make our lives easier. Same with techie gifts for dad. If a gadget doesn’t make your father’s day better, what’s the point? There’s nothing more annoying than a dad complaining about a gift. So let’s make sure he loves it more than he hates it.
One gift idea that comes to mind is a smartwatch. It’s easy to use, fun, and can make life easier for any dad. It’d be pretty hard to complain about this one.
Plus, it’ll help monitor his health, so that’s one less thing that the family needs to worry about.
Give him a gift that the entire family will love
Finally, when all else fails, give your father a techie gift that the entire family will love. Sure, father’s day is his day and all that, but it’d be a waste of good tech if daddy doesn’t really like the gift. But remember, this is only Plan B, and you’re buying for him, not for you.
So don’t buy him a retro gaming system when you know full well that he hates video games. Sure, everybody loves video games but still, the tech gift is supposed to be for him. If he’s an OG gamer, though, go ahead and buy him an arcade machine, he’ll love you the most, and that’s guaranteed.