The Gadget Lover’s Guide to Father’s Day: Tech and Car Gifts He’ll Adore

Zippy Sandler
14 min readJun 5, 2024

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This Father’s Day, celebrate the gadget-loving dad with gifts that speak to his passion for innovation and tech. In “The Gadget Lover’s Guide to Father’s Day: Tech and Car Gifts He’ll Adore,” we’ve handpicked a selection of must-have items that combine functionality with cutting-edge design. Whether he’s a tech enthusiast who loves exploring the latest gadgets or a car lover who enjoys enhancing his driving experience, this guide has something special for every kind of dad. From devices that seamlessly integrate into his daily routine to advanced car accessories that bring convenience and style to every ride, these gifts are sure to delight. Get ready to impress your dad with thoughtful, exciting presents that cater to his love for all things tech and automotive. Let’s explore the best gifts that will make this Father’s Day truly unforgettable.

LOUNGE-IT

Distractions while driving are dangerous. That includes looking down at the map on your phone. Forget those worries, and keep your eyes on the road using the LOUNGE-IT car phone holder.

Keep the phone at eye level with the mirror mount. Enjoy the convenience of a magnetic cradle. No clips, clamps, or straps — just set the phone down and it’s held in place. The distinct ‘rests’ keep the phone secure and prevent it from sliding off (a common problem with magnets alone).

Gary S., a happy customer from VA, said: “Finally! A phone holder that doesn’t rely on adhesive! Love the new LOUNGE-IT car phone holder. I have bought and then thrown away two phone holders I got on Amazon of a totally different design — they stuck to the dash with suction backed up by sticky adhesive. Not this one — it is sturdily built, attaches positively, and stays there.”

The LOUNGE-IT works with virtually any smartphone. The required metal plate does not block Qi and MagSafe charging thanks to the unique two-position cradle design.

See the cell phone holder that’s secure, convenient, and visible HERE. Get the LOUNGE-IT and focus on the road ahead!

  • Get 40% off the LOUNGE-IT when you purchase The ADDVISOR Plus and the LOUNGE-IT.
  • Bundle discount code: DriveSafer

TWISTLOCK

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The TwistLock Beverage Locking System was originally designed by an aviation and aerospace company to prevent dangerous and costly spills in the cockpit. After the initial release, pilots started demanding the same convenience in their everyday life. With its intuitive locking mechanism, you just twist the cup into the base to lock it down and say goodbye to spills.

For a Father’s Day gift, the Tumbler + Mini Disc Locking Cup Holder is one of the most popular and versatile combinations offered. Backed by a 2-year unconditional warranty, the MiniDisc Locking Cup Holder can be easily secured onto any flat surface thanks to the included self-tapping screws and double-sided adhesive. Your dad can use it on his boat, tractor, paddle board, workstation, cooler, truck, or nearly anywhere else — even when the terrain gets rough or the waves get choppy.

  • Available at SipTwistGo
  • View the full product line and see all the different options available.
  • 20% off Discount with Code — SPILLFREE20

Be Smart Get Prepared Kits by Total Resources International

LONE WOLF, WATERPROOF

Lone Wolf 1 Person / 1 Day Survival Kit by Be Smart Get Prepared, 20 Pieces –

Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Travel, Outdoor

The Lone Wolf 1 Person / 1 Day Survival Kit by Be Smart Get Prepared, 20 pieces is designed to treat minor cuts, scrapes, and abrasions with a special focus on emergency survival tools. We provide you with tools to cover the 6 essentials of emergency: Water, Food, First Aid, Protection, Communication and light. Be prepared for any emergency situation or natural disaster with U.S. Coast Guard-approved food and water, assorted bandages, emergency blanket, whistle, face masks, and a personal survival guide. The water-resistant dry bag is engineered with a 4-in-1 multifunctional survival tool (whistle, compass, flint, striker) and even provides extra storage for personal belongings. The compact size allows it to easily be stored. From the leading and most trusted manufacturer of first aid kits in the USA, Total Resources International.

PACKIT

Meet your cool new outdoor companion — a cooler that actually cools without ice! Pack up to (15) 12 oz cans or a few meals to take to the beach, an outdoor concert or even a hike. This fully freezable, collapsible cooler keeps it all cold on the go without needing any ice or ice packs! The wide shoulder strap can be adjusted to wear cross-body for hands-free carrying.

The Freezable 15-Can Zuma Cooler is designed with PackIt’s patented EcoFreeze™ technology: freezable gel built-into the walls of the can cooler. The smart design eliminates the need for separate ice packs or gel packs. It chills cold cans for 8 hours (depending on external temperatures). The Coolest Cooler: it’s freezable, it’s reusable, and we think it’s really cool.

Aluratek Digital Frame

Aluratek’s 17-inch Wi-Fi Digital Photo Frame with Touchscreen LCD Display is a wonderful way to bring your treasured memories to life with incredible image clarity in rich and vibrant colors on the true color LCD panel at 1280 x 960 resolution at an ideal 4:3 aspect ratio. The functional and stylish frame makes a great addition to any room of your house or office.

Aluratek digital photo frames make a great gift for grandparents, moms, and just about anyone who would like to share in your family’s most memorable moments. Display photos from your most recent vacation, graduations, anniversaries, and birthdays and relive them over and over again.

20,000 mAh Portable Battery Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Aluratek’s 20000 mAh Portable Battery Charger with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 utilizes the latest in lithium-ion rechargeable battery technology offering a superior power capacity to quickly recharge your portable USB devices 4x faster than regular battery chargers*. Small enough to fit in your backpack or laptop bag, this portable battery charger is perfect for on-the-go charging when you don’t have the convenience of an AC outlet nearby. With dual USB ports, you can charge two devices simultaneously including smartphones, tablets, and other USB-powered devices. Includes LED charge status indicators so know how much battery power is remaining. Recharges in 8 hours.

With 20000 mAh capacity, your battery life will be extended by the following percentages based on the mAh capacity of your device: Apple iPhone X / XS — up to 5.2 charges, Apple iPhone 8 — up to 5.8 charges, Apple iPhone XR / XS Max — up to 4.3 charges, Samsung Galaxy S9: up to 4.3 charges.

  • Available at Aluratek
  • 25% off for Father’s Day through the June 16th
  • *Only with compatible devices

ErgoFlip EcoSmart Mouse

Compatible with multiple devices, it supports up to 4000 DPI to deliver gaming-level performance and has built-in infrared optical tracking BlueTrace technology, which provides accurate control across a myriad of surfaces.* As an additional benefit, this mouse features DefenseGuard™ Antimicrobial Protection, which helps to create a cleaner surface by preventing the growth of microorganisms and works continuously for the life of the product.**

The Targus® ErgoFlip™ EcoSmart™ Mouse uniquely combines ergonomics with a sustainable, ambidextrous design that can be easily converted from left-hand to right-hand use with a simple twist of the top. This eco-friendly, patent-pending mouse is made with post-consumer recycled plastic, comes in packaging from recycled materials, and uses Bluetooth® low energy technology to reduce power consumption, making it an ideal choice for today’s eco-friendly professionals.

  • * BlueTrace technology may not work on some glass or mirrored surfaces.
  • ** Antimicrobial protection is limited to the device itself. This mouse has been infused with an antimicrobial additive. Active ingredient: Silver Phosphate Glass (nano-). EPA Est/ 99234-CA-1
  • MODEL NUMBER: AMB586GL — Available at Targus

15.6" Cypress Hero Backpack with EcoSmart

Made from recyclable materials on the inside and out. Using fabric woven from recycled water bottles, 26 to be exact, the 15.6” Cypress™ Hero Backpack with EcoSmart® is thoughtfully designed to protect your work essentials while also protecting the environment.

Built to fit 15.6” laptops, this EcoSmart bag features a dedicated padded compartment to cradle your laptop, plus boasts a large main compartment, a secondary compartment with a workstation, and a convenient front quick-stash pocket to provide you enough room for your everyday essentials.

Its smart design also features adjustable, ergonomic shoulder straps and a padded back panel to ensure a comfortable fit, as well as a pass-through trolley strap for easy transport on luggage.

The Bottle Reborn
This bag was designed with the environment in mind. By using GRS-certified recycled materials, 26 plastic bottles were kept out of our waterways and landfills, shredded into small flakes, re-polymerized into plastic chips, and heated and spun into yarn that was stitched, and sewn into the fabric of this EcoSmart bag.

Ergonomic Comfort
Designed for your everyday commute, we’ve made the Cypress Hero Backpack with EcoSmart comfortable to carry with airflow padding to maximize air circulation between the bag and your back, plus ergonomic, padded shoulder straps.

  • MODEL NUMBER: TBB586GL — Available from Targus

Eargasm

Eargasm High Fidelity Earplugs offer Dad an effective solution for protecting your hearing while maintaining sound clarity. Designed with hypoallergenic silicone for comfort, these earplugs reduce noise by up to 21dB, allowing you to enjoy music and conversations without the risk of ear damage. Each set includes multiple shell sizes for a custom fit, a pair of filters, and a carrying case, making them convenient for use at concerts, festivals, or any noisy environment. Their discreet design ensures they are barely noticeable when worn.

These are the ultimate solution for protecting Dad’s hearing without compromising on sound quality or style! Whether he’s jamming out at a concert, mowing the grass, or just trying to catch some Z’s, Eargasm’s innovative technology has him covered.

Eargasm earplugs offer effective noise reduction to prevent issues like tinnitus while preserving the richness of sound.

Vornado BXR HD

Drop BXR HD onto Dad’s workbench to create a wide path of fast-moving, cooling airflow. Take advantage of the tilt feature to tailor the airflow to the perfect angle. BXR HD’s design makes it easy to drop powerful airflow into any project or workspace. The tower configuration is a great way to ventilate air through a doorway or take up minimal space when working in tight quarters. In either position, BXR HD punches out serious airflow at 1300 FPM. BXR HD makes moving from place to place easily with minimal hassle. The integrated cord wrap keeps the extended-length 8-foot cord from becoming a drag. The BXR HD is the perfect gift for the DIY dad!

  • Powerful, fast-moving cooling airflow.
  • Multi-position and tilt- can be vertical or horizontal to customize airflow (the images above show the BXR HD vertically and horizontally).
  • Heavy-duty design
  • Three fan speeds.
  • IP54 dust-protected water-resistant motor.
  • Eight-foot grounded power cord with an integrated cord wrap.

He’ll never complain about how hot it is in the garage again.

  • Available on Amazon for $79.99

Rhino

Rhino USA Ratchet Tie Down Straps for the offroad dad

Rhino USA is a small family business founded by a father and two sons from Temecula, California. Our mission is to design and distribute Superior Powersports Accessories that will last a lifetime!

We love the outdoors, the freedom of riding motorcycles, going off-roading, boating, hiking, drinking beer around the campfire and living life to the fullest!

Whatever you do, the Rhino Team is 100% committed to helping you blaze your own trail.

With an unlimited lifetime guarantee these strongest ratchets online had taken TikTok by storm with millions of views.

  • AMERICAN OWNED, FAMILY OPERATED — Join the Rhino Family & Support a USA-based Father/Son Business!
  • INSTANT SELF-RETRACTING STRAP — Easily Retract Excess Strap Length with the Click of a Button
  • SUPERIOR QUALITY MATERIALS — Anodized Ratchet, Ergonomic Padded Handle & Coated Full Bend S Hooks

Review: Can’t recommend this highly enough. Bought myself a set and one for my father. These are rugged, the clasps make it easy to use single-person, and they work to hold the gear in place. High quality, great product

  • Available on Amazon Prime with next-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive within 5 days (as of May 2024)

Team Obisidan

Outdoor Storage or Transportation Bike Covers — for the cycling dad

Waterproof, Heavy Duty, 600D Oxford Ripstop Bike Covers for up to 3 bikes.

600D: Thick cover with transparent features for tail light visibility. Durable diamond ripstop fabric with double stitching and heat-sealed seams offer superior bike protection. Fits platform-style hitch racks on cars, and RVs. For travel use

Effective Protection: The weatherproof cycling tarp with PU coating protects your bike from the sun, rain, wind, snow, ice, dust, dirt, and hail. Covers the entire bike including wheels, ideal for travel and use in all weather conditions

Secure & Durable: For all bikes: mountain, road, hybrid, cruiser, electric, city, BMX, etc. Cover bikes fully, adjust drawstring cords, and connect buckles for a snug fit. Knot extra drawstring, use cargo net to reduce tearing during transportation

Review: This is a High-Quality Multi-Featured Cover. Great Protection For Storage or Transport. It is Easy to Remove and Fits over my E-Bike Perfectly, so the Sizing is Correct. I haven’t used it to Transport as of yet, but I’m Confident that it will Hold Up Well on the Back of my SUV Platform Trailer, using the Fasteners & Grommets Provided. All & All this is a Really Nice, Strong, Protective Bike Cover that will Remain that way for the Long Haul. I Highly Recommend This One To Protect your Bike. JM

  • Available on Amazon Prime with next-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive within 5 days (as of May 2024)

Pebblebee

Stay connected to what matters most with Pebblebee’s versatile range of trackers no matter which phone you have. Whether you choose Apple Find My or Google Find My Device network-compatible trackers, you get the benefit of global range, so you can rest easy knowing your items are always within reach. Choose the size tracker to suit your specific needs so you can keep track of everything that matters to you.

UVCeed

The UVCeed was designed by a doctor and father of 6 kids who knows a thing or two about germs. Zap 99.9% of all the bad stuff from your smartphone. UVCeed is an always-with-you disinfectant device that replaces toxic chemicals and wasteful bleach wipes made from harmful microplastics.

New Adult GoKits from Keep>Going First Aid

Dad will appreciate the brand-new Adult GoKits from Keep>Going First Aid! The handy, compact Keep>Going First Aid Kit has 130 pieces of essential first aid supplies. From burn relief to bandages, he will be ready for anything! TSA-approved, the lightweight kit is packaged in an organized, stylish water, & stain-resistant case for at home or on the go. They’ve thought of everything so Dad can fix any problem and Keep>Going! The Adult GoKit is available in 6 designs that Dad will love, including Star-Spangled, The Traveler, Fierce Red, Jet Black, Royal Blue, and Seafoam Green. $39.99

Mohu Leaf Stitch Indoor TV Antenna

Styles change, and trends evolve. Our signature LEAF antenna has been often imitated, never — really — duplicated, and we are committed to offering the number one indoor TV antenna. Introducing the Mohu Leaf Stitch Amplified TV antenna! This antenna brings a modern aesthetic to the original flat indoor antenna and offers a 60-mile range with new and improved amplification from the Jolt Switch in-line USB amplifier. Mindful design has a warm grey tweed texture that complements any aesthetic. Multi-directional UHF and Hi-VHF antenna elements offer high-quality reception from the front and back of the antenna. High-performance coaxial cable is attached to the antenna for optimal function and fewer opportunities for signal interruption. Hang on a wall or window away from metal for the best reception. Easy setup and low profile of both antenna and amplifier make this free TV system perfect for city, suburban, and single-TV homes and compact living spaces like dorms and apartments. Enjoy watching free broadcast TV channels with the next generation of ultra-thin indoor TV antennas.

  • Available on Amazon
  • Use code DADGRAD20 to save 20% until 6/17

Antennas Direct ClearStream Eclipse 2

Loops are so nice, we made them twice! Back by popular demand, we are very pleased to reintroduce the ClearStream ECLIPSE 2 amplified HDTV antenna, now with a better boost and even better signal thanks to the Jolt Switch USB in-line amplifier. Our signature double-loop is engineered in a paper-thin design that offers powerful outdoor reception indoors. Reversible — show the black or white side or paint to match any aesthetic. Multi-directional UHF elements are specifically made to reach the core DTV frequencies broadcast in North America, so you will receive the most over-the-air TV channels available in your area. Easy, low-profile installation makes this indoor antenna perfect for compact living spaces, dorm rooms, apartments, and RVs — Take your free TV reception just about anywhere.

  • Available on Amazon
  • Use code DAD20 until 6/17 to save 20%

Silvertree Reach

Silvertree Reach is a wrist-worn safety mobile app that offers support to seniors living an independent, active lifestyle while allowing them to stay connected to their loved ones. The user-friendly technology of Silvertree Reach offers safety features through their state-of-the-art technology such as Automatic Fall Detection, Location Sharing, a 24/7 Emergency Call Center, Virtual Hugs, and a 10-day battery life; 3–4x longer than competitor rechargeable devices. Silvertree Reach advocates for an independent lifestyle while providing protection and ease of mind.

Diabetes-Friendly Wound Care Kit

Total Resources International (TRI), under the Be Smart Get Prepared national brand, proudly announces participation in the Better Choices for Life program offered by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to debut the Tender Lovin’ Diabetes- Friendly Wound Care Kit, 70 pcs. This kit is a breakthrough in wound care for people with diabetes, offering comprehensive solutions for wound stages 1, 2, and 3.
Crafted for ease and effectiveness, the kit includes foldable hook-and-loop fastener strips and organized compartments, making it compact and convenient for various settings — from home to travel. The Tender Lovin’ kit follows a 4-step approach:

Clean, Treat, Protect, and Secure.

It is packed with essential items such as sterile gauze pads, SILVEX Wound Gel with Patented Nano Silver Technology, silicone foam dressings, and more. The kit’s SILVEX Wound Gel is a standout, using Nano Silver Technology to inhibit germ growth and enhance healing. The Silicone Foam Dressing offers optimal wound protection by sealing out contaminants while allowing oxygen in, making it suitable for diverse wound types.

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Zippy Sandler

70-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!