Father’s Day is nearly here, and there’s a good chance you’re still scrambling to find the perfect gift. Dads are notoriously hard to buy for, so we asked a bunch of the guys at Abt what they’d want to receive this year, and we put together this list. We even got a few fathers to model for us in these pics!
These days, just about everyone has some form of activity tracker on their wrist, thanks to the popularity of devices like the FitBit or Apple Watch. Upgrading your dad to something like a Garmin smartwatch can take his tracking and connectivity to the next level. Garmin activity trackers are available in a ton of variants, each offering a suite of unique technologie that you won’t find in a typical smartwatch. Look for watches with built-in altimeters for dads who love the mountains, wave and tide charts for the seafaring fathers, and if Dad loves the links, consider a Garmin golf watch with thousands of preloaded course maps and the ability to display wind speed and direction.
Name a more iconic duo than dads and grills. If it’s time to upgrade Dad’s backyard cooker, there’s no better place to buy an new outdoor grill than Abt. With hundreds of models of grills and smokers available from more than a dozen brands, we’ve got the perfect grill for Dad. And if he’s happy with his current grill, he probably won’t say “no” to some new accessories, like a set of grilling utensils, a high-tech grilling thermometer, or some new flavors of smoker pellets.
Part of the Dad Code involves dancing like a goofball whenever possible, and a backyard BBQ is the perfect opportunity. Those sweet dance moves need a soundtrack, which is task met handily by a portable Bluetooth speaker. There are seemingly endless amounts of these speakers on the market today, and they all tend to sound pretty great. So if you’re stuck on a few models and can’t decide which would be a better gift for Dad, consider his style. Is your dad a rocker at heart, longing for those glory days? A Marshall portable speaker will be his jam. Not only do they sound great, but they’ve also inherited the aesthetics of their amplifier ancestors, sporting awesome retro designs that would have looked right at home on the stage at Woodstock. If Dad’s got more of a modern sensibility, go for one of the many Sonos speakers, whose clean lines would look great in an office setting.
A pair of stylish sunglasses are a great gift for just about anyone, especially dads. Whether he’s in the car, on the links, or at the grill, Dad should be shielding his eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Yes, it’s always tough to shop for Dad when style is on the line. But with perennially popular designs like the iconic Ray-Ban Wayfarers or the classic aviator sunglasses, there are lots of can’t-lose options.
If Dad has motorcycle aspirations but isn’t interested in the increased risk or expenses, he just might love n electric scooter. The Segway Ninebot KickScooter is a compact scooter that packs some surprising power. It might sound like something Dad would scoff at, until he takes his first ride. The KickScooter Max accelerates quicker than he’d ever expect, and can hit a top speed of 18.6 mph. A single charge is good for up to 40 miles of cruising. And while they’re tons of fun, electric scooters can also be practical commuting options, easily replacing what would normally be a short car trip.