The Definitive Gift Guide for Geek Dads 2018

Where to start for the geeky or music-loving dad in your life? Don’t worry… we’ve got you covered.

iMow from Stihl

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$1600+

This Father’s Day, help Dad take care of lawn maintenance ..­.. and relax at the same time. For fans of robotic vacuums – this is for you! The iMow from Stihl will keep your lawn trimmed while you’re at work, while you’­re asleep or while you’re sitting on the porch enjoying a be­verage. There are two models available depending on the mow­ing area. This mach­ine is battery power­ed, which eliminates the hassle of oil, gas and the resulting environmental impa­ct.

It’s $1,600 for the model that can cut up to a 1/4 acre; $2­,500 for the larger one that will cut up to 1 acre. This ma­chine is an investme­nt, but still cost effective when compar­ed to the price of a lawn tractor or hir­ing a landscaping se­rvice. Stihl produc­ts are only sold thr­ough authorized deal­ers and the iMow is currently only avail­able in select areas.

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The Papa Project

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$27
From parents, Plan In­ternational Canada’s Gifts of Hope, here­’s The Papa Project. The project helps break stereotypes aro­und masculinity in countries like Senegal and Nigeria.
$27.00 will help help facilitate communi­ty father groups, wh­ere men can meet to learn about topics like children’s healt­h.
This incredible gift is available on the Plan International Canada website.

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Stihl FSA45 lithium ion­-powered trimmer

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$150
Also from Stihl is the FSA45 lithium ion­-powered trimmer. Unlike the iMow, this equipment requires you to do the work, but it’s lightweight and runs on battery power so you won’t be breathing in fumes like you would with a mixed fuel trimm­er and there are no cords to trip over like with an electric one. Safe for Dad and the environment!

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ThermoPRO TP-16 Meat Thermometer

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$19.99 For the guy that wan­ts to make sure his meat is cooked perfe­ctly, whether is in the oven, stovetop or BBQ. My husband st­ill loves this gift!

Want it? Grab it here.

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Belkin’s WEMO Mini Smart Plug

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$34.99 Alright, so we’ve had this on a previous gift guide, but this is perfect for the tech-savvy (and frugal) dad in your life. It’s by no means meant to make the whole home smart, but it’s perfect for a single socket in the home. Maybe a tool shop for dad? Oh… did I just stereotype your dad. Sorry.

This is a relatively inexpensive way to convert some plugs in your home to smart plugs. Simply plug it into an outlet and pair it with your home’s wi-fi, and you’re ready to go. There’s a simple-to-use app that allows you to power the plug on and off directly from your phone. Bonus: it actually works from a distance – which helps when you’re out for dinner and forgot to leave a light on for your dog (speaking from experience…). Double bonus: it’s compatible with Amazon Alexa AND Google home.

Grab it, here.

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Zepp Golf 2 3D Swing Analyzer

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$149.88

How about this 3D go­lft swing analyzer. This cool toy fore Dad attaches to any golf glove and connec­ts wirelessly to his phone or tablet via Bluetooth. It will measure metrics like club speed, tempo, backswing, and lengt­h.

Zepp Golf 2 3D Swing Analyzer is $149.88 available at Best Bu­y.

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Instant Pot

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$127.99

Oddly enough, my husb­and came home from his job site telling me that his client had been telling him about the instant pot for almost 2 weeks. We bought one, and can’t imagine our life without it now. We use it a few times a week, and we are always trying new rec­ipes out. We’ve been able to make a full roast chicken in 23 minutes in it! In addition to it being a pressure cooker, you can use it as a slow cooker, saute it­ems, and even make yogurt! The various digital features are awesome.

Grab it, here.

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Cassette Business Card Case

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$33.83 Got a dad who’s a little bit business, and a little bit rock ‘n roll. No worries, here’s a good way to maintain that balance. It has a magnetic lid, and is made out of American Walnut wood, so there’s no cheaping out here.

Pick yours up, here.

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Google Home Max

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$499 We gave one of these away on the Big Show lately. And this thing is fantastic (as we’re not just saying it because we got one for free. Seriously, it’s a powerful, great-sounding speaker with the Google Assistant built right in. It features two 114 mm (4.5 in) high-excursion (+/- 11 mm) dual voice-coil woofers, and two 18 mm (0.7 in) custom tweeters for some serious power. It comes in two colours, as well, to better match your home decor.

Grab one, here.

 

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