Father’s Day Gift Guide 2017: 20 gadget gift ideas

From action packed movies to retro phones, here’s our list of the top gifts for your dad this Father’s Day

When you were growing up, your dad undoubtedly spent years ferrying you around, buying you nice things, maybe even rescuing you from your first hangover. (No? Just us then.) Now, it’s time to pay him back in the annual spending ritual that is Father’s Day.

We've scoured all the websites, played with all the gadgets, and read all of the many, many press releases (seriously: stop sending us Father's Day press releases) to compile this list of the best gift ideas for Father's Day. And what's even better, they'll all be delivered straight to your door. 

So relax, order your dad one of these amazing gifts, and come Father's Day, the best dad in the world will be calling you the best son/daughter in the world. 

MERGE VR (₹7,398)

Fancy giving your dad a taste of VR for a fraction of the price of a Oculus Rift or HTC Vive? Well, as long as he's got a recent iOS or Android smartphone, he can with the Merge VR headset. Simply head to the VR Start website and you can check out hours of free games, videos and other VR experiences.

The headset itself is also suitable for children over 10 years of age, which is unlikely to be an issue for your dad, but it does mean he can be the cool granddad/uncle at family gatherings and impress the kids with his new-fangled tech toys. 

Buy the Merge VR googles here from Amazon India

LEEF IBRIDGE 3 (₹ 6,290)

Phone storage is often a major bugbear thanks to handsets that come with too few gigabytes on board, and free cloud storage that's too limited to provide a decent alternative.

One answer is the Leef iBridge 3, which is a memory stick that plugs straight into an Apple phone's Lightning port. No more messing about connecting to computers to save your photos, or not being able to store your favourite album when you're going abroad.

Buy the Leef iBridge 3 here from Amazon India

Alessi Pulcina Espresso Coffee Maker (₹8,786)

This coffee maker is the triple-threat. It makes great coffee, it looks lovely and it costs less than a daily dose of Starbucks. The aluminium construction exudes quality, while the clever internal heater prevents coffee from filtering through. If your dad buys quality coffee, then this is the way to drink it. 

Buy the Alessi Pulcina Espresso Coffee Maker here from Amazon India

Twelve South PlugBug World Travel Charger (₹5,400)

If your dad's the travelling type, you don't want him having to faff around with different travel adaptors every time he packs his suitcase. This multi-country travel adaptor fits on to a MacBook charger, meaning you can use Apple's ubiqutous line of laptops anywhere from Albania to Zimbabwe. What's more, it also has a USB socket, so you can charge your phone at the same time. Never again will your dad have to traipse down to the Apple Store in Moscow to ask for a new charger in broken Russian.

Buy the Twelve South PlugBug world here from Amazon India

QUEST EXPEDITIONS (from ₹3,500)

The best gift you can give an adrenaline junky is the gift of experience.

So the next time you hit the beach, don't just feed that thriving pot belly. Indulge yourself in some electrifying water sports instead. Quest Expeditions has just the right tools to help you pick up a new set of aquatic skills.

 

Try all the watersport activities by Quest-Expeditions here 

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