Courant CATCH:3 Classics Charging Tray ($140)
Who says high-tech can't look old school? This elegant and unassuming leather device and accessories valet is for discerning dads who need a home to rest and charge their smartphones or other wireless devices. The CATCH:3 fits neatly on a bedside table to offer a home for his most essential items and features a USB-A port for additional devices. And it can also be monogrammed for that personal Father's Day touch.
Sony WH-1000XM5 Noise-Cancelling Headphones ($400)
For fathers seeking a little peace and quiet, Sony's topflight WH-1000XM5 noise-cancelling headphones from Sony are a lightweight, long-lasting option when you want the world to go away. When it's time to make a call, four beamforming microphones ensure crystal-clear hands-free calling, while noise-canceling options make it possible to automatically optimize noise permeability based on the wearing conditions and environment.
Fitbit Charge 5 ($150)
For dads looking to stay fit, the Fitbit Charge 5 fitness tracker scores with excellent ergonomics and a sporty design, although a premium subscription is required for some features — even for those that were previously free. In contrast to the predecessor, some changes have been made around the display in this model — the physical button has been omitted, and the screen is also now twice as bright as on the predecessor.
Meater Wireless Smart Thermometer ($120)
Ideal for the grillmeister at home, the wireless Meater thermometer is connected to a smartphone or tablet, allowing the head chef to select the desired cooking level and move onto other tasks. Two temperature sensors monitor the core temperature of the food and the ambient temperature simultaneously, while an algorithm determines the estimated duration of the cooking process and rest time.
Google Nest Hub Smart Display ($100)
The Google Nest Hub lets you stream Netflix series or listen to music through YouTube Music, Spotify, Apple Music, or other supported streaming services with the enhanced speaker, as well as create groups with voice-controlled Nest speakers and displays. With a flick of your wrist, Motion Sense lets you jump to your favorite track or pause videos with a simple gesture.
Twelve South AirFly Pro ($55)
Help Dad say goodbye to the near-useless "complimentary" headphones ladled out on airplanes and enable a synch-up to his WH-1000XM5s (see above) with this tiny device, which plugs into the earphone jack on the plane and connects via Bluetooth to both the in-flight entertainment system and wireless headphones. The AirFly Pro has a battery life of more than 25 hours to cover even the longest flight.
DJI Osmo Mobile 6 ($160)
Perfect for the budding filmmaker father, the DJI Osmo Mobile 6 three-axis gimbal stabilizer is portable and foldable, suitable for iPhone and Android devices, and allows users to capture smooth, stabilized videos of family, friends, or fishing trips — to throw three use cases out there. The upgraded ActiveTrack feature enables users to follow subjects more smoothly and keep them center frame, while the paired app gives you discrete control over a multitude of functions and customization options.
JBL Pulse 5 ($200)
The JBL Pulse 5 is a powerful and compact portable speaker that ups the entertainment ante with a 360-degree light show in eye-catching colors. An app lets you adjust the lights to your own mood or beat of the music, and the Pulse 5 boasts water and dust protection and 12-hour battery life for all-day pool-side party vibes.
Apple Vision Pro ($3,499)
OK, OK, so it might not be ready in time for Father's Day 2023, but we can imagine there are more than a few dads out there who are itching to get their hands on the Cupertino gadget master's first foray into "spatial computing" — maybe a $3,500 Apple gift card will tide the old man over until the device goes on sale next year.