Despite what you may have heard, dads are complicated creatures. Like the rest of us, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with personalities and interests to match. This being true, shopping for dads can sometimes be tough. One necktie, as it turns out, does not fit all. To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of gift suggestions sure to please every type of father, no matter where his interests may lie.
Bose® QuietComfort 45™ Noise-Canceling Wireless Headphones
One thing dads always seem to agree about is that things were better in “their day.” Better sports, better movies, and most of all, better music. If your father is someone who enjoys his tunes (but not necessarily yours), why not gift him a nice set of noise-canceling headphones? Our pick? The Bose® QuietComfort 45™ Headphones. Universally beloved, the QuietComfort 45™ headphones have it all: wireless capability, incredible sound quality, and a super-comfy fit with on-device controls. Plus, advanced noise-canceling technology means dad can listen to the Golden Age of Radio without having to endure any of our modern-day racket.
Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3
If your dad prefers earbuds to earcups, then consider giving him the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earphones from Sennheiser. Sennheiser’s latest pair of flagship earphones prove that good things really do come in small (and surprisingly sturdy) packages. Great sound quality, adaptive noise cancellation, and advanced connectivity options like Bluetooth 5.2 and the aptX Adaptive codec are just a few of the reasons we think the MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 earphones would make an excellent gift for all of those audiophile fathers out there. We also like the MOMENTUM 3’s long battery life and quick-charge feature that yields an hour of playback from a 10-minute charge. Support for wireless charging is also a nice touch.
Samsung HW-Q800A Soundbar System
If a better home theater is on your dad’s wish list, consider the HW-Q800A Soundbar System from Samsung. This Dolby Atmos soundbar is the latest entry in Samsung’s Q series of soundbar systems. Like previous generations of the Q series, the HW-Q800A includes a separate wireless subwoofer that helps make its bass performance one of the best on the market—something your dad will appreciate and notice when watching Sunday football or his Blu-ray copy of The Bridge on the River Kwai for the ten-thousandth time.
Sony BRAVIA TV
If you’re planning on going all out for dad this holiday season, consider any of the premier panels included in Sony’s lauded BRAVIA series. Available in multiple size configurations, panel type, and image resolutions, the BRAVIA series offers best-in-class options for every type of viewer, including those looking for the crispest, clearest content in glorious 8K. In addition to the breathtaking image quality, the BRAVIA series offers a treasure trove of TV-viewing features, including gamer-approved variable refresh rates, Google-backed smart functionality, and so much more. This year, instead of a necktie or novelty coffee mug, consider getting your father a BRAVIA TV. It might not have “World’s Greatest Dad” stenciled into the side, but if you’re gifting him a picture this good, it kind of goes without saying.
DJI Mini 3 Pro
While so-called “Helicopter Dads” might get a bad rap, “Drone Dads” never will. If your father is a flight fan, how about picking him up a brand-new drone? DJI’s Mini 3 Pro is one of the best sub-250 g flyers around, offering many of the high-end features normally reserved for larger, more professional-level drones. Included on that list of high-end features are the Mini 3 Pro’s new 1/1.3" CMOS sensor (which can capture 48MP raw stills and up to 4K60p video), tri-directional obstacle avoidance, and long-lasting 34-minute flight time that can be extended up to 47 minutes with DJI’s optional Plus battery.
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