So 2020 has been an unprecedented year with the Covid-19 Outbreak which has caused so much heartache for families all over the world. However, something unexpected has happened we got a chance to spend time with our families and see how important they all are. So with Fathers Day this Sunday. Why not buy him something nice to show how much you care.
Here are some ideas for getting your dad the perfect gift:
New Phone for Dad?
Nokia 7.2 Smartphone- £199 – available to buy from Nokia.com/phones
Chip in with your siblings and treat your dad to a brand-new phone this Father’s Day. Is he a photography fanatic? The Nokia 7.2 has a triple-lens camera set up, featuring professional-looking camera effects such as Bokeh blur, beautification and wide-lens – great for capturing stunning pictures which will last a lifetime. Check out the stunning Cyan Green colour with a smooth matte finish. What’s more, with Nokia phones he’s guaranteed two years of security and software updates – so his phone just keeps on getting better and better.
Samsung S20 / S20+ 5G – The Galaxy S20 range is available from https://www.samsung.com/uk/smartphones/galaxy-s20/buy/ and selected retailers available from £799 to £999.
One of the most popular smartphone brands in the world Samsung as the S20 & S20+ 5G. This phone delivers connectivity faster than its rivals allowing you to connect with Dad this Sunday. The S20 range offers industry-leading camera and the single take option makes it simple and easy to capture memories. This phone has a big battery meaning you can use it all day.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 – Available via mi.com/uk, from £459 (RRP)The Xiaomi Note 10 is the world’s first penta camera set up and boasts a 5MP telephoto camera with 50x Zoom a 12MP portrait camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and the 108MP ultra-high-resolution camera all in one device. 5260mAh high-capacity battery with a 30W fast charger included so that he can stay connected all day long. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730G chipset, the strongest in the Qualcomm 7 Series, the Mi Note 10 provides a fast user experience for all operations, from daily use to gaming.
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Packed with all the latest features and dual camera technology, the Samsung Galaxy A20e has an incredible 13MP & 5MP dual rear camera and 8MP front-facing selfie camera – perfect for capturing those all-important selfies and group photos.
Doogee N100 Rugged Smartphone- Available for £159 via Amazon
Enjoy the ultra-long battery life of 10000mAh high-density battery. With the quick charger, 10000 mAh is charged in just 3.5 hours. OTG reverse charging can also be supported. The N100 also uses super stable Sony IMX230 stacking image sensor. The combination of 6P lenses and F2.0 aperture shoot beautiful photos. You can see the same camera setup on Huawei flagship phones. DOOGEE also applied the large F/2.0 aperture on N100 for any light condition, even in the night. In order to get the perfect balance of low power consumption and powerful performance, DOOGEE applied the upgraded Octa-core 5oc processor. The performance cluster clocked at up to 2.0GHz and the integrated ARM G-71 MP2 GPU is clocked at up to 770MHz. Together with the ATL high-density battery, the N100 offers the perfect experience for heavy users.
For the over 60 dads in your life
Doro 8050 Smartphone – Available for £200 via Amazon If you have a father like mine who technology is not his cup of tea. The Doro 8050 makes technology for a senior simple. With easy to use and large clear icons on its menu. It also comes with google assistant all on a 5.7 display. The Doro 8050 also has GPS functionality to allow for the family to check the location of the user. It also comes with the assistance button will automatically call and send an SMS alert, which will include information of the user’s location to your pre-selected contacts. This phone is also hearing aid compatible and meets the M3/T4 level. This phone has 13 hours talk time with a standby time of 330 hours.
Nokia 1.3 £64 – available to buy from Nokia.com/phones
If you’re looking for a first-time smartphone for grandad this Father’s Day, the Nokia 1.3 is a great option. Delivering modern technology and the brand-new Android 10 (Go edition) OS, at a more accessible price point at just £79.99 – a really affordable option which will last the test of time, as the Nokia 1.3 comes with guaranteed monthly security updates for three years and OS updates for two years. The large, bright HD+ edge-to-edge screen makes for a clear, easy viewing experience. The Nokia 1.3 is also one of the first smartphones to launch with Android 10 (Go edition), benefitting from more speed, more security and millions of useful apps.
Portable Audio Products for Dad
Jabra Elite 85h Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones- £169 available from Amazon
If you are looking for a pair of quality of headphones that are not just quality feel but sound fantastic the Jabra Elite 85H. These Headphones come with Smart Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) for a superior music sound. These headphones come with 36 hours battery life and on-ear direction meaning if you take the headphones off they automatically switch off and pop them back on and the music restarts. You also get to use your phone’s voice assistant and the Sound+ App from Jabra.
Rock Jaw T5 Ultra Connect Wireless Earphones – £52.49 via Amazon
UK Brand Rock Jaw is a family-run brand that has a focus on portable audio products. The T5 is the crown in the Jewel with 11+ Hours of playtime, Lightweight and with a design that won’t fall out of your ears. For what we thought about these check out the review.
Panasonic RZ-S500W True wireless earbuds – Available for £169 amazon.co.uk
The new RZ-S500W true wireless earbuds from Panasonic. The perfect companion whether working from home in a busy household, on a commute, or out for a daily run, they offer industry-leading noise cancelling performance, a total of 19.5 hours of battery life with the charging case, and touch sensor controls which allow access to Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. The earbuds also boast a unique antenna design for improved Bluetooth connection stability – keeping you connected where ever you may be, while also allowing you to customise your listening experience through the Panasonic Audio Connect App. Available in Dusty White and Deep Black.
Urbanista Athens – True Wireless Earbuds – Available for £89.25 from Amazon
Whilst your Dad might not be able to go to the gym this Father’s Day, he may like to enjoy running, cycling or some entertainment on his daily walk. Urbanista Athens true wireless sports headphones are the perfect workout companion. They have an IP67 fully waterproof rating so you can sweat, swim or shower with these headphones and they have 8 hours of charging time and a total of 32 hours charge from the case, that means Dad won’t need to look around for his charger for a while.
Skullcandy Push Ultra Available for £119.99 from Skullcandy.co.uk
Push Ultra is Skullcandy’s brand new listening experience within its growing Adventure Audio category – the ultimate companion for any adventure or workout. The earbud features a moldable ear hook for an ultra-secure customized fit, with a convenient Stay-Aware earbud design. Housed in a thoughtfully designed protective wireless charging case, Push Ultra is loaded with up to 40 hours of listening time (6 hours in each earbud and an additional 34 hours in the charging case).
The buds are IP67 sweatproof, waterproof and dustproof, Tile™ enabled and have full controls on each bud that allow for solo bud use. For a zero boundary, max performance listening experience, look no further than Push Ultra. The sweat, water, and dustproof earbud that can stand up to the sweatiest endeavours and be submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. With the rapid-charging capability of 2 hours of charge in 10 minutes, Push Ultra is available for £119.99 in True Black, Electric Yellow and Bleached Blue.
Audio for the Home for Dad
For an added touch of luxury this Father’s Day, the LSX ‘Soundwave’ combines Terence Conran design with the advanced technology and the true wireless, high-resolution stereo experience of the original LSX. The LSX Soundwave satisfies those looking for both a powerful speaker and a standout piece for their home – the ideal combination of both style and functionality.
Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i – Hi-Res Music Speaker – Available for £299 from Amazon
The Bluesound Pulse Flex 2i is an Award-Winning, portable wireless multi-room music streaming speaker. Pair them together for stereo sound. Simply plug it in and connect it to your WiFi and control from anywhere in your home. Connect to your Amazon Echo or via AirPlay 2, letting you play music directly from your voice/device. Compatible with all your favourite streaming services including; Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, Deezer – all in 24-bit, high resolution.
Sharp HT- SBW460 Soundbar – Cost £299 Available on amazon.co.uk
No cinema? No problem. Sharp’s 3.1 soundbar with built-in Dolby Atmos is the perfect system for surround sound enthusiasts. Affordably priced but still strong enough for you to experience cinema-style sound in your home, the 3.1 comes with expertly designed audio quality encapsulated in an elegant design. With a dominant 440W max power output including a wireless subwoofer as well as an additional centre speaker channel dedicated to clear-voice reproduction, you can experience movies with crystal clear sound exactly as the filmmakers intended. Just as easy to use as the 5.1, the 3.1 comes with 2 HDMI inputs and outputs and connections via Bluetooth, digital optical, aux, coax and USB, ensuring multi-functional proficiency.
– RRP £99.99 – Available from uk.jamaudio.com
Dad can enjoy his digital or analogue music collections in one place with this fun turntable. Vinyls can be converted to mp3 or WAV when plugged into a PC or Mac, and these files can then be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet for on-the-go listening. What’’s more, this turntable comes equipped with wireless connectivity that lets Dad stream records wirelessly to any Bluetooth speaker. The built-in dust cover means that Dad’s prized possession will always be protected!
Something for the home for Dad
Smeg ECF01 Espresso Machine – £319.95 via www.smeguk.comInspired by the Italian’s love of coffee, Smeg’s ECF01 Espresso Coffee Machine boasts the same iconic retro styling as other appliances in Smeg’s range, allowing you to mix-and-match your favourites for a chic kitchen set-up. This new appliance adds a touch of style to your morning cappuccino. Whether you prefer an espresso, cappuccino, latte or latte macchiato, the ECF01 allows you to create and enjoy your coffee of choice in the comfort of your own home.
– Hexagons- £179.99 via https://nanoleaf.me/en/
Canadian smart home authority Nanoleaf will add to its extensive range with the launch of its new Hexagon tiles. Experience unique settings such as ‘Study’ or ‘Sunrise’. With a modular design, the touch-sensitive panels can transform everyday lighting into an immersive, tactile experience. There are over 16 million customisable colour combinations to choose from – plus, they can be used to cover the walls and ceiling of an entire room, and even react to music via a built-in Rhythm module.
All three Roku streaming players boast a critically acclaimed operating system built around simplicity. No techy language, no countless cords or lengthy manuals – simply plug in and enjoy the 8,000+ channels available in the UK (including Apple TV+ and Disney+). The Roku Express is perfect for first-time streaming dads, the Premiere is a mid-range gadget great for the family living room, and the Streaming Stick+ is the top of the range gear, supporting 4K and HDR and surround-sound audio. Roku has recently announced the all-new The Roku Channel, which lets you access a wide variety of FREE content with over 10,000 films, episodes and documentaries to choose from! Your dad can sit back and tell the Roku voice-controlled remote to pick up Top Gear where he last left off.
Fitness Gadgets for Dad
Activ5 Fitness System- £129.99 – Available from Amazon.co.uk, Harrods and Smartech Selfridges
A great gift for any dad that likes to keep fit and healthy, the Activ5 is a portable fitness device that enables anyone with a smartphone to exercise anywhere, anytime. Activ5 helps to:
- Tone and strengthen muscles with results showing that users can increase strength by 30% in just 6 weeks
- Personalise 100+ exercises to your fitness level, track progress and exercise while playing games
- Do full-body isometric exercises and workouts – 5 minutes of isometric exercise can be the equivalent of 25-minutes of gym machine exercises
- Track results on the companion Activ5 app, available on iOS and Android
Xiaomi mi Smart Band 4 via mi.com/uk, from £34.99
Give your dad a chance to get fit with the mi smart band 4 that offers 20 days of battery from a single charge you can track his activities, sleep, step count, heart rate. The touch display is a full colour that also allows for calls, text and app notifications.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour Edition 40mm Black £299 or 44mm £319
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Under Armour edition is the perfect all-round fitness gift. This limited edition, stylish, sleek and versatile fitness-focused smartwatch can track every movement – so if Dad is an avid runner, then look no further. This recently launched smartwatch is for those who want to take their training to the next level, providing a connected running experience, which unlocks performance advantages that help optimise form, only available on the Under Armour Edition.
Nurvv Run Insoles & Coaching Trackers and App- £249.99 Available from runnersneed.com
The super comfy insoles have 32 sensors, capturing 1,000 times per second with 99% accuracy and its lightweight GPS trackers mean they work anywhere. The Nurvv app tells you exactly how you can improve, even coming with personalised workouts with in-run audio and visual cues to provide instant feedback on stocking to pace or setting new PBs. It even tells you how sustainable your running is based on your technique and is constantly being updated to add new features.
Looking for something a little different for Dad
Kodak Luma 350 Portable Smart Projector – £369.99 from Argos.com
The LUMA 350 is the newest addition to the KODAK LUMA family, joining the LUMA 75 and LUMA 150 projectors. The lightweight, pocket-sized projector allows you to stream clear images and videos in stunning 4K anywhere you go and on to any surface. Set up your own cinema at home, indulge in that family and friend time. This cool, lightweight, pocket-sized projector allows you to stream clear images and videos in stunning 4K anywhere you go, and onto any surface. A great gift for dad on Father’s Day! Whether you are streaming or gaming, the ANDROID OS enables you to access wireless networks or hotspots, so you can download and use a variety of applications by accessing the onboard app store. The USB, WIFI, BLUETOOTH and HDMI connections make it easy to play files from a computer, smartphone, tablet, or any other compatible multimedia device. In addition, you can download or stream videos in a web browser or on multimedia applications such as YOUTUBE, VIMEO, NETFLIX, etc. The KODAK LUMA 350 4K projector puts the power of a home theatre in the palm of your hand, and enables effortless streaming, conferencing and gaming. Connect via a compatible mobile device or computer using WIFI, AIRPLAY, MIRACAST, USB, BLUETOOTH, and HDMI cable for seamless screen mirroring.
KODAK SMILE Classic Instant Print Digital Camera – £149.99 available from Amazon.co.uk
Has lockdown turned your dad into a budding photographer? This combines the contemporary technology of instant printing into a retro camera body for a nostalgic look and feel with modern features. The camera is equipped with a pop-up viewfinder, an automatic single strobe flash, a MicroSD card slot, a 10-second time and AR capabilities. The 3.51 x 4.25-inch KODAK ZINK® Sticky-Backed Photo Paper prints instantly from the camera after a picture is taken. You can also print pictures from your smartphone by connecting it to the camera via BLUETOOTH Technology and the free KODAK Instant Print Companion app. Before printing, the images can be edited and enhanced in the app, as well as embedded with a 30-second video using the camera’s AR feature for some added fun. The video can be viewed using the app.
Pocketalk S Portable translator – Price: £259 – Available from Amazon UK
The perfect gift for a travel mad dad, Pocketalk S is a multi-sensory, two-way translation device designed for easy naturally flowing conversations, even in noisy environments. With a sleek design encompassing a large touchscreen, two high-quality speakers, noise-cancelling microphones and a text-to-translate camera, Pocketalk S is able to create connections across 74 different languages in over 130 countries and regions. By utilising the best translation engines from around the world, Pocketalk S provides a consistently accurate translation for deciphering public transportation signs, menus, and creates the best experience by picking up localised dialects and slang.
Juice Work From Home Bundle- £36.38 via www.juice.co.ukWith lots of dads having to learn to work from home, they might not have had a chance to set up properly. Mobile Accessory company Juice has the answer. Juice Work from Home Bundle is made up of the following:
- The Juice® 3-in-1 Cable,
- The 5W juice® Wireless Charging Disc
- The Triple juice® Charger, specifically designed to provide dad with all their charging needs.
Available from www.juice.co.uk
This Father’s Day, reunite Dad with his misplaced belongings with the ultimate gift for finding. Tile Mate is ideal for locating the most frequently lost item – keys, and to celebrate Tile has introduced a limited edition version of Mate – making your gift even more personal! Here’s how Tile works – ring it when you’ve misplaced something if it’s close by, and if you fear you’ve left your belonging further away, check where your item was last seen on a map. This allows you to tap into Tile’s community, the world’s largest lost-and-found network, which will anonymously help find the lost or stolen item almost anywhere in the world. You can even use Tile in reverse to call your phone – even when it’s on silent.