The Frequent Traveler
Budget: Cocoon Grid-It! Accessory Organizer, $19.99
Traveling with phone cables, charging cables, earbuds, and other accessories can turn even the most organized bag into a tangled mess. Cocoon’s elastic-strap-based organizer is perfect for keeping things handy and in place.
Budget: Typo Nine to Five 13 Inch Laptop Satchel, $25
Help your dad ditch his old grandpa-looking briefcase with something fit for an urban traveler. In addition to space for a 13-inch laptop, this bag has extra pockets for headphones and chargers.
Splurge: RHA T10 High Fidelity, Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphone, $189.95
These stainless steel earbuds block out noise, making them perfect for getting work done — or trying to catch some ZZZs — on noisy flights.
Splurge: , $215
If pops has been hesitant to come around to the wearable-tech game, try gifting this analog timepiece. It has a classic feel but also boasts smartwatch capabilities like calorie tracking, activity monitoring, and color-coded notifications.
Fossil Q54 Pilot Stainless Steel Smartwatch, $215, available at .
The New Dad (Or, Boy At Heart)
Budget: Super Mario Bros. Magnets, $10
Even if he doesn’t still own a Game Boy, he can appreciate (and reminisce) with these magnets, which let you build a whole Mario world on your refrigerator.
Budget: Nerf Super Soaker Alphafire Blaster 4-Pack, $18.99
Families of any age can appreciate a good water gun fight on a hot June day. And a pack of four means everyone can partake.
Splurge: Wilson X Connected Basketball, $199.99
Even if the little ones are too little to enjoy this yet, dad can hit the court to test his shots with this Bluetooth basketball. The simulated crowd noise and countdown clock in the app willtotally make him feel like Steph Curry.
Budget: Table8 App Subscription, $95
A subscription to Table8 will give your dad access to exclusive chef events, discounted dinners, and reservations at hard-to-book restaurants in cities around the country.
Splurge: Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker, $167.95
This pizza maker has a built-in pizza stone and helps you set the perfect temperature for however thick or thin you want your crust.
The Photo Enthusiast
Budget: iPhone and Android Film Scanner, $59
If your dad is really photo savvy, chances are good that he shoots with 35-millimeter film. Now, everyone can check out his skills. This film scanner lets him transfer the film right onto his smartphone, so those photos are social media sharable, too.
Budget: Podo Stick and Shoot Camera, $99
If your adventures aren’t quite GoPro material, you can use this pint-size shooter, instead. This tiny camera has a reusable, sticky backing, so dad can put it on any surface, high or low, to capture shots. Its accompanying app has tons of controls, including timers and time-lapse settings.
Splurge: Canon PIXMA MG7720 Red Wireless, $139.99
This wireless printer will let your dad print out high-quality copies of all his boating pictures — or the 3,000 photos he took at your family reunion.
The Home Handyman
Budget: Stanley 65-Piece Homeowner’s Tool Kit, $39.99
Many dads already have a tool kit, but if your dad’s is missing pieces or if he could use a spare set to keep in your summer house, this one is a very affordable option. For just under $40, you get 65 tools that will cover all dad’s handyman bases.
Budget: Elgato Eve Wireless Outdoor Weather Sensor, $49.95
Put this smart sensor outside, then connect it to your smartphone or tablet to get an accurate read on the weather from the comfort of…anywhere that’s not outside.
Splurge: Leatherman Charge TTI, $170.85
Carrying your toolbox around isn’t always practical. When that’s the case, it’s time for a multitool, and Leatherman’s TTI is one of the most robust, high-quality options out there. It folds up to fit in his pocket and contains over 15 tools that he can show off to all his friends.
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