Top 15 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for IT Dads

Written by Natalie Bluhm on June 14, 2017

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Do you have a special IT Dad in your life?

As much as you love him, I’m guessing that you don’t love shopping for him. That’s why we’ve put together this list of our Top 15 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for IT Dads.

#15 The Hydra SmartBottle – $59.99

hydra smartbottle Father's Day

Scope-creep on the job isn’t fun. But scope-creep for your gadgets? Why not!?! The Hydra SmartBottle is a BPA-free water bottle with “a ridiculous amount of features” for all of your day at the park, golf course, hiking, camping, outdoor adventures.

Get it Online: ThinkGeek

#14 MTA Hairclip Multi-Tool – $7.99

hairclip father's day IT dads

Forget the man-bun. Here’s the latest hair accessory – a hairclip that also functions as a screwdriver, ruler, scraper, and so much more. Perfect for a daddy-daughter outing!

Get it Online:  ThinkGeek

#13 If Papa Can’t Fix it, No One Can T-Shirt – $8.80

t shirt father's day IT dads

So your mom is against bringing more gadgets into the house. Say no more, Mom!  Here’s a shirt to remind everyone why everything at the house is always working. Thanks, Dad!

Get it Online:  Amazon

#12 LulzBot TAZ 6 3D Printer – $2500

3d printer father's day IT dads

We get it. Your IT Dad has everything. OK, But does he own his very own 3D Printer yet?

Get it Online:  Amazon

#11 Thermostat Gun – $17.88

tech father's day IT dads

“Kiss the Chef” aprons are so last season. Make your man’s cooking and grilling a little more fun (and safe) with a laser infrared thermometer temperature gun.

Get it Online:  Amazon

#10 Engraved Wood Watch – $116

watch fathers day IT dad

Sometimes, the simple and sentimental stand out.  Remind him that your time together is your favorite time with a beautiful engraved wooden watch.

Get it Online:  Treehut

#9 Baseball Stadium Blueprints – Team Colors – $185.00

IT dads fathers day baseball

Remind him of his second-favorite place to be with this detailed artwork of his favorite team’s stadium. Slip in a pair of tickets, and you’ve got the ultimate baseball package.

Get it Online:  uncommongoods

 #8 PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer – $19.95+

IT dads fathers day smartphone

While the dad in your life is great at being detail-oriented, he’s also a bit OCD.  Make sure his phone stays OCD-grade clean with this nifty sanitizer!

Get it Online:  uncommongoods

#7 Solar Phone Charger – $24.99

IT dads solar charger

This portable, water-resistant solar charger means never having to look for an outlet again (as long as it’s sunny, that is).

Get it Online:  Amazon

#6 Amazon Echo Dot – $39.99

amazon echo dot fathers day

The latest in voice UI is Amazon’s dot-sized (and affordably-priced) Echo. Play music, check the weather, or order pizza – all without lifting a finger. Of course, if your IT Dad is a Google fanatic or an Apple enthusiastic, you should opt for the Google Home or wait until you can pick up an Apple HomePod.

Get it Online:  Amazon

#5 Google Chromecast – $30.00

Google chromecast IT fathers day

For the dads who love streaming video, the perfect gift is Google Chromecast. This allows dad to move all of the video watching off of his computer and smartphone and back to the TV.

Get it Online: Walmart

#4 3Doodler Create Pen – $99.99

IT dads gifts 3D doodler

3D printing is a pretty expensive hobby right now. With the 3Doodler Create Pen, it provides a great entrance into the world at a reasonable price. This pen takes in plastic filament, and after going through a heating process allows you to attach it to anything. Dad can be building whatever he wants!

Get it Online: Wellbots

#3 MGCOOL Explorer Pro 4k Sports Camera – $38.99

IT dads gifts 4k camera

If dad has any interest in the world of filming, the MGCOOL camera is a great option. This camera films 4k video at 30fps, and comes at a great price below $40. Completely optimized for action, this camera can go anywhere too.

Get it Online: GearBest

#2 Sphero BB-8 Star Wars App-Enabled Droid – $99.99

Sphero Star Wars IT dads

If your dad is a Star Wars fan, then this gift will be a perfect way to have hours of fun. This BB-8 droid is app-enabled, allowing you to have access to a ton of games and features all through your phone. Great fun for the whole family, and a great way to bug the pets too!

Get it Online: Sphero

#1 GearBest Foldable RC Quadcopter – $50.54

drone IT dads gifts

The tech gift ideas list wouldn’t be complete without a drone somewhere on it. Not only is this drone an affordable $50, but it has a ton of great features that go along with it. You can fly it through a first-person view from your smartphone, capture video, and take pictures as well. Plus, it’s completely foldable making it extremely portable.

Get it Online: GearBest

What’s your top Father’s Day Gift for IT Dads?

If you have any ideas or suggestions for additions to the list, Tweet at us.

The Greatest Gift of All for IT Dads

Of course, as cheesy as it sounds, the best gift of all that you can give dad for Father’s Day is quality time spent together. Spending time with the family is what this day is all about. If you live far away, then pick up the phone and give him a call to let you know you care.

If you’re the boss of some IT dads, consider letting them go home early from work the day before or after Father’s Day – which falls on Sunday, June 18th, this year. You could also consider investing in one of these 22 time-saving tools for IT admins.

If we may toot our own horn, our own product has a reputation for saving IT admins time – especially those in hybrid environments, rapidly growing companies, and in DevOps organizations. So we would like to take a moment to inform you about the time-saving benefits of cloud IAM. Our Directory-as-a-Service® product enables centralized authentication, authorization, and management over systems, users, and applications, saving time for IT admins and IT dads that can be better spent elsewhere.

Happy Father’s Day everyone!


Natalie Bluhm

Natalie is a writer for JumpCloud, an Identity and Access Management solution designed for the cloud era. Natalie graduated with a degree in professional and technical writing, and she loves learning about cloud infrastructure, identity security, and IT protocols.

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