Father’s Day 2017 Gift Guide

by Alex ThatcherJune 12, 2017

8 Great Gifts Good Old Dad Will Love for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day right around the corner, you don’t have much time left to pick out a gift for dear old dad. Thankfully, our Father’s Day 2017 Gift Guide is here to take the guesswork out of your shopping. Here are eight gift ideas that aren’t only cool, but practical as well (because we all know dads like nothing more than practical gifts).
Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide

Amazon Echo

Amazon’s Echo is a great gift idea because it can do so much. It can play your dad’s favorite music and audiobooks. It can give your dad the latest news or weather. Your dad can order a pizza or anything from Amazon.com just by using his voice.

With Echo, he can even control the lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and other compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others. It can even tell your dad jokes that are just as bad as his, and it costs just $179.99.
Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide

iHome SmartPlug

In order for your dad to be able to control his lamps and other compliant devices using his smartphone, the Echo, or Google Assistant, he needs to plug those devices into an iHome SmartPlug. These little devices plug right into the home’s standard outlets, and they communicate with the control devices over the home’s Wi-Fi network.

Something else your dad will love about the SmartPlug is that it also provides power consumption stats for whatever’s plugged into it so your dad will have the data he needs to back up his rule for always turning the lights off when leaving a room.
Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide

Chromecast Audio

Are you trying to convince your dad to give up his old record or CD collection and embrace the simplicity of digital music but he refuses because he doesn’t want to listen to music through headphones? With Chromecast Audio, you can give him the solution he needs.

Just connect Chromecast Audio to any powered speaker or home audio system, and your dad can stream his favorite tunes from his smartphone over Wi-Fi. It might take some time to convert his music collection over to digital, but we guarantee he’s going to love it.
Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide

The Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector

Does the thought of his basement water pipes bursting or his hot water tank going kaput and spilling gallons of water all throughout the basement keep your old man awake at night? Give him the Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector and he’ll be able to finally rest easy.

This multi-function sensor detects major home problems like water leaks, humidity and freezing or high temperatures and when it detects a problem, your dad will be alerted right on his smartphone via the Roost app.
Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide

LIFX Lights

LIFX lights are another great gift idea that will probably make your pop cast a funny look your way, but give it time and you’ll stop over one day to find he can’t stop playing with all of the possibilities these LED lights have to offer.

Unlike a standard bulb, LIFX lights feature and incredible 1100 lumens, 16 million colors, and 1000 shades of warm to cool whites and they can be controlled right from his smartphone. But here’s the kicker – LIFX lights only use 11 watts of energy at full brightness AND they have a life span of 22.8 YEARS (based on 3 hours per day use).
Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide

The Breville Barista Express

If your dad won’t be caught dead in a Starbucks because he calls it “too trendy” but he still loves his coffee, give him the Barista Express by Breville. Once he gets the hang of it, he’ll be able to create great tasting espresso from bean to cup. And, if he asks what’s so great about it, just tell him it was named the “Winner of Best New Product—Coffee or Tea Preparation and Serving Equipment (Consumer)” by SCAA in 2013, and he’ll wind up repeating that to every one of his pals.
Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide

KettlePizza Pizza Oven

If your dad loves grilling outside so much that he breaks into a frown whenever mom says it’s pizza for dinner, we have the perfect gift idea. Give him a KettlePizza Pizza Oven and he can create award-winning pizzas outside on a backyard grill that’s especially made for pizza baking. It really is the best of both worlds, and not seeing your dad frown will be like giving a gift to yourself.
Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide

An Outdoor Pressure Washer

If your dad loves tinkering outside or working in the yard, then why not give him a brand new power washer this year so he can make the exterior of his home shine? He’ll find ways to use it that you couldn’t even imagine.
Father's Day 2017 Gift Guide

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About The Author
Alex Thatcher
Alex is a home staging guru who moonlights as a writer. She loves everything about interior design and loves working in the industry. Alex is an expert in finding what makes people light up when they walk into a room, and has made a living by creating interiors that are unique, warm and inviting. When she isn't arranging flowers or making sure she's found the right loveseat for prospective buyers, she writes about her passion — home design.