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Tie Tech: The Digitwirl Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide – Need I even say it? Ties are so passé, it’s not even funny. Unless your dad is rooted firmly in the dark ages, chances are he’ll want a little less “tie” and a little more “high tech” this father’s day. A little clueless about what the man wants? No worries— here’s a parade of the latest and greatest dad-friendly gadgets and apps.

father's day gift guide for tech lovers

Father’s Day Gift Guide for tech lovers

You can view the slideshow over on the Digitwirl site to see ALL of the awesome picks – Father’s Day Gift Guide. But here are a few of my total favorites from their list of super cool gadgets and gear that will be perfectly suited for any dad in your life this Father’s Day. I found great gifts for my brother, my dad, Abby’s daddy, and even grandpa! I call that smart shopping – thanks Digitwirl!

  • Is it cold in here? Not anymore, thanks to the Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s easy to program, but it’s so much more— it actually learns your habits, and creates your home’s unique thermal profile that helps you save energy. Plus, it’s beautifully designed so that while dad will love it for it’s utter geekiness, full of knobs and buttons that make it intimidating. Is it cold in here? Not anymore, thanks to this sweet gadget.
  • Grillin’ Guy: If your man has a thing for setting meat on fire, the iGrill Digital Grilling Thermometer will be the way to his heart. This digital probe thermometer tracks the internal temperature of whatever you’ve got cooking and let’s your iPad or iPhone know when it’s cooked to perfection. Now you can mingle with your guests and never worry that you’re dinner’s too raw or charred beyond recognition.
  • You say Nikki Minaj. He says Nikki Sixx: You say Deadmau5, he says Doobie Brothers. Before you call the whole thing off, get a Spotify Premium Membership. Millions of tracks from all decades, available for streaming on any device. The free version is cool, but premium gets you better sound quality, no ads, and the ability to listen offline.
  • Capturing Memories: If dad’s idea of a good time involves extreme weather or extreme sports, he’ll want a camera that can keep up with his adventures without getting in the way. He can mount the ContourROAM Hands-free HD Camcorder to his helmet, handlebars or ski tips and then, with the push of a button, capture beautiful HD video from a unique first-person perspective. When he’s done being a daredevil, he can strap it to the stroller and capture your toddler eating ice cream on the way home from the parlor. Priceless.

Check out all ten great gift ideas in the slideshow on the site. And for more of the coolest Father’s Day ideas, check out my Pinterest board. You’ll find loads of “Manly” recipes featuring bacon, cheese, and beer. Super sweet crafts and gifts that kids can create for dad. And cool gift ideas that you can order online to surprise your special mister.

What are YOU getting the special dads in YOUR life this year? Share some fun ideas in the comments!

carley knoblock bioDigitwirl is the weekly web show that offers simple solutions to modern day problems. In 3 minutes, Digitwirl brings busy women the very best time, money, and sanity-saving technology, and then teaches them how to use it, step-by-step. Digitwirl was created by technology lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, who uses lots of technology to manage her busy life as mom of two and entrepreneur. Become a subscriber to get weekly show alerts and exclusive deals at, or follow Digitwirl on Twitter at @digitwirl.



  1. Hubby needs that grilling app!

  2. Great ideas! Thank you! My dad is a total geek. :)

  3. Forget dad, I want that thermostat! LOL

  4. My dad will be getting a phone call, which is all that he wants…my husband is a big boy, and I told him that since he has the checkbook, he can’t pick up his own gift:-)

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