This year, Father's Day lands on June 18. As a dad myself, I'll tell you that getting an awesome gift from my kids is really the deciding factor in how great of a day this is. Well not really… but sort of. All dads are different, of course, but there are still plenty of "safe bet" gift ideas. Gift cards and straight-up cash come to immediate mind, but also gadgets that anyone would appreciate like earbuds, tablets, TVs, speakers, phones, and so forth. If you have a gamer dad you can't go wrong with the latest video game drops like Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo 4, or God of War (the ultimate dad game).
I've gone ahead and listed a bunch of items that would make great dad gifts. This is certainly a biased list coming from a dad who loves everything tech and gaming related, but it could be a springboard for your own personalized gift shopping. Note that this list is far from complete, and I'll continue to add deals as we get closer to Father's Day. For even more suggestions, check out our 61 top picks for Father's Day gifts right now.
The Ultimate Gift for Your Gaming Dad
If your dad likes playing video games and he doesn't own of the "big three" consoles, well then there's your perfect gift for him right there. The PS5, Xbox Series X, and most definitely Nintendo Switch have been out long enough to have built up really incredible libraries of games. If he has those systems, well there are other really great systems he might not be as familiar with like the VR-ready Meta Quest 2. And with any of these deals right here, they won't bust your wallet as much as they normally would.
Plug & Play SONOS Soundbars and Speakers
To celebrate Father's Day, Best Buy is offering 25% off select Sonos soundbars and portable speakers. If you're looking for an easy solution to add great sound to your home, then you've probably already heard of Sonos. Sonos speakers are very easy to set up, don't take up large amounts of space, and most importantly, offer distortion-free room-filling audio. They certainly make a great gift for dads who take pride in their home theater setup. The only caveat is that Sonos speakers aren't inexpensive and discounts don't come around as often as we'd like. Fortunately, the deals today are the best we've seen so far this year to watch
Sonos Ray Wireless Soundbar 20% off $279.99$223.20Sonos Beam (Gen 2) Soundbar 30% off $499.99$350.19Sonos Arc Soundbar 20% off $899.99$719.20Sonos Sub (Gen 3) Wireless Subwoofer 26% off $799.99$590.19Sonos One SL Wireless Smart Speaker 20% off $199.99$159.20Sonos Roam SL Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker 25% off $159.99$119.95Sonos Roam Smart Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker 25% off $179.99$134.25Sonos Move Smart Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker 25% off $399.99$299.25
Only the Best Noise Cancelling Earbuds for Dad
Everyone, including dad, could benefit from a high quality pair of true wireless noise cancelling earbuds. As long as you enjoy listening to music and own some kind of phone or Bluetooth enabled device, you're certainly in that camp. True wireless earbuds are awesome; they're small, lighweight, and serve dual purpose of pumping out great sound you want to hear and blocking out the noise you don't want to hear. The ones we've chosen below represent the highest end models from their respective brands (because dad deserves only the best).
Google Pixel Buds Pro True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds 20% off $199.99$159.99Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) Active Noise Cancelling Truly Wireless Earbuds 20% off $249.00$199.99Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds 13% off $229.99$199.99Samsung Galaxy Buds2 True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds 27% off $149.99$109.99Jabra Elite 7 Pro True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds 15% off $199.99$169.99Beats Studio Buds Plus True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds $169.95Out June 7All-New Echo Buds (2023 Release) 20% off $49.99$39.99
Handy and Portable Apple Devices
You can't go wrong with an Apple device for Father's Day. The AirPods Pro noise cancelling earbuds, the powerful iPad Pro, and the stylish Apple Watch Series 8 are all useful portables that dad would appreciate. If your dad is anything like me and tends to misplace things, the AirTags might be a godsend for him. If dad has an iPhone and wants protection for it while still looking good, check out the Carved cases. The back features a mix of wood and resin, and they are absolutely gorgeous. I have one and it's never coming off my phone.
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Gen) 20% off $249.00$199.99Apple AirPods (2nd Gen) 38% off $159.00$99.00Carved Wood + Resin iPhone Cases 2021 Apple 10.2-inch iPad (Wi-Fi, 64GB) 18% off $329.00$269.992022 Apple iPad Air (10.9-inch, Wi-Fi, 64GB) with M1 Chip 17% off $599.00$499.992022 Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (Wi-Fi, 128GB) with M2 Chip and Mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR Display 9% off $1,099.00$999.99Apple Watch SE (GPS 40mm) 47% off $279.00$149.00Apple Watch SE (GPS 44mm) 42% off $309.00$179.00Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS 41mm) 18% off $399.00$329.00Apple Watch Series 8 (GPS 45mm) 16% off $429.00$359.00Apple Watch Ultra 12% off $799.00$701.99
The Coolest TVs of the Year
These aren't just any TVs. These are the TVs that dad would be proud of. That means they have the latest and greatest technology, like an OLED, Mini-LED, or QLED panel for showing off incredible HDR movies to rival dads, or a a native 120Hz refresh rate with HDMI 2.1 inputs for blazing fast 4K gameplay on a PS5 or Xbox console, or a massive screen size to watch every sports game as if you were right there in the stadium.
Epson Home Cinema 5050UB 4K PRO-UHD 3-Chip Projector 17% off $2,999.99$2,499.98New for 202377" LG B3 4K OLED TV 23% off $3,099.99$2,399.992023 TCL QM8 65" 4K Mini-LED QLED Google TV 24% off $1,699.99$1,299.992023 TCL QM8 75" 4K Mini-LED QLED Google TV 22% off $2,299.99$1,799.9955" Sony A90J 4K OLED Gaming TV 50% off $1,999.99$999.99LG Evo C2 65" 4K OLED Gaming TV 44% off $2,499.99$1,394.9965" Vizio PQ9 4K QLED TV 53% off $1,499.99$698.00
The Latest Video Games and Accessories
We normally thinking of dads giving games to their children, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with the reverse! Fortunately this year, Father's Day coincides with the release of some of the biggest titles of the year, including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Diablo 4. The Sony Days of Play sale is also concurrently running with some great deals on games like God of War: Ragnarok and Ghost of Tsushima.
PS5God of War: Ragnarok 28% off $69.99$49.99PS5Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut 56% off $69.99$29.99PS5The Last of Us Part I 28% off $69.99$49.99PS5Horizon Forbidden West 43% off $69.99$39.99Nintendo SwitchThe Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 14% off $69.99$59.99PS5, XboxDiablo 4 $69.99PS5Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition 44% off $69.99$39.00PS5Gran Turismo 7 44% off $69.99$39.00PS5Demon's Souls 59% off $69.99$29.00PS5Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 56% off $69.99$29.99PS5The Nioh Collection 56% off $69.99$29.99PS5 Returnal 56% off $69.99$29.99PS5Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection 60% off $49.99$19.99MLB The Show 23 28% off $69.99$49.99
RGB Illuminated Home Improvement
It's 2023 and RGB is still trendy. It's easy for dad to deck his gaming space out with customized illumination without spending a lot of money because LED lights aren't as expensive as they used to be. The technology has progressed as well. You can now change the brightness or color temp of your LED strips on the fly right from your smartphone. In fact, some light kits no longer need a hub. Other nifty features on more premium kits include RGBIC LED diodes that can be controlled individually to create incredible light shows and patterns, lights that respond to ambient light and sound, and Wi-Fi lights that can be voice controlled via Google Assistant or Alexa.
Amazon Prime ExclusiveGovee Smart Car LED Light Strips (4×0.72ft) 56% off $15.99$6.99Amazon Prime ExclusiveGovee DreamView G1 Pro WiFi Smart RGBIC Ambient LED Lighting for Your Gaming Monitor (Includes 55" LED Strip Lights and 17" Gaming Light Bars with Camera) 48% off $169.99$88.19Govee DreamView T1 WiFi Smart RGBIC Ambient LED Lighting for Your 55"-65" TV 17% off $89.99$74.99Govee DreamView T1 Pro WiFi Smart RGBIC Ambient LED Lighting for Your 55"-65" TV (Includes Two Light Bars) 30% off $149.99$104.99
Govee WiFi Smart RGB LED Light Strips 50ft (2x25ft) H615440% off $25.00$15.0032.8ft and 65.6ft also on saleGovee Bluetooth Smart RGBIC LED Light Strips 16.4ft H61737% off $19.99$12.59Govee Bluetooth Smart RGB LED Light Strips 16.4ft H61381A130% off $17.99$12.59Govee Bluetooth Smart RGBIC LED Light Strips 16.4ft H61271D315% off $19.99$16.99Govee Bluetooth Smart RGB LED Light Strips 65.6ft (1×65.6ft) H615D43% off $39.99$22.99H6147Govee Bluetooth Smart RGBIC LED Light Strips (2 X 32.8ft) 33% off $69.99$46.99Govee WiFi Smart RGB LED Light Strips 32.8ft (2x164ft) H6110128% off $39.99$28.99Govee WiFi Smart RGBIC LED Light Strips 32.8ft (2x164ft) H61171A140% off $49.99$29.99Govee WiFi Smart RGBIC LED Light Strips 65.6ft (2×32.8ft) H618E1D136% off $69.99$44.99Govee WiFi Smart RGBIC LED Light Strips 100ft (2x50ft) H618F31% off $69.99$48.48Govee M1 WiFi Smart RGBIC LED Light Strips 16.4ft H61E123% off $109.99$84.99Amazon Prime ExclusiveGovee Smart Car LED Light Strips (4×0.72ft) H61150A156% off $15.99$6.99
Father's Day Gift Guides
That's all we've got for now, but there's also a whole slew of other gaming and pop culture related gift guides available on IGN if you're looking for even more ideas. From Spider-Man to Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Stranger Things, and more, we've got you covered when it comes to gift ideas and the very best merch available in 2023.