Best gifts for dads: get the old man a great tech present

Part of the T3 Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Dads can be tough to buy for, but fear not – we have a huge selection of tech for the home, garden and golf course from the likes of Gibson, Sony and Canon.

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Cambridge Audio CXN - £700

Cambridge Audio CXN

Maker of some of the finest music systems on the planet, Cambridge Audio has the perfect gift for your audiophile father. The CXN is the company’s top-line network player and its stunning acoustics are matched by its design.

Buy a Cambridge Audio CXN

iRobot Roomba 886 - £600

What better gift is there than someone to do the housework for you? The Roomba will scoot around lifting dirt and dust from every nook and cranny, and it's so easy to program that even your dad can do it.

Buy a Roomba 886

Hornby Spectre Scalextric Kit - £130

The perfect Christmas present for Bond-loving dads, this Spectre edition of the classic Scalextric set-up includes a 532cm figure-of-eight track, two controllers, power supply, and, of course, a model Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75.

Buy a Hornby Spectre Scalextric set

Epiphone Gary Clark Jr Blak & Blu Casino

Your old man will be the envy of his pub cover band with this stunning blues rock guitar, designed in collaboration with Grammy award winner, singer/guitarist Gary Clark. Featuring Gibson USA P-90 pickups and a unique 'blak and blu' colour burst finish, this electric looks as incredible as it sounds.

Buy an Epiphone Gary Clark Jr Blak & Blu Casino

Sony VPL-VW320ES - £5,850

The Sony VPL-VW320ES is a 'true' UHD projector that comes packed with features and is perfect for that relative who likes to beam their movies in dazzling 1500 lumens 4K onto any flat white objects in the vicinity.

Buy a Sony VPL-VW320ES

Braun Series 9 9095CC Wet & Dry - £330

The best shaver we've had on test this year, the foil head on this Braun shaver features four separate cutting elements that top out at 40,000 actions per minute to slice and dice every type of facial hair.

Buy a Braun Series 9 9095CC Wet & Dry

LG G4

LG’s latest flagship smartphone is a high-spec, leather-bottomed beauty with a stunning QHD screen and a great camera, and with Android Marshmallow onboard it is an even more desirable gift.

Buy an LG G4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330 - £499

A cut above the average bridge camera, and especially good for nature and action photography, Panasonic's FZ330 offers a wide aperture F2.8 long-range zoom, manual controls and raw files. With it dad can capture 4K video and later fill his boots with a range of optional lenses.

Buy a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330

MGI Ryder Tri Compact motorised golf buggy - $1,095 (£708)

Daddy's not getting any younger but he still loves a round of golf, so the lightweight and compact MGI Ryder Tri Compact Buggy, with its 230w electric motor, will take all the effort out of carrying his clubs when he's getting a round in.

Buy an MGI Ryder Tri Compact buggy

Logitech Circle - £160

Webcam experts Logitech want you to have some fun with its connected home security camera, the Circle. You can log your life as it happens, stream your daily activities to family and friends, and enjoy a 30-second video summary of your day.

Buy a Logitech Circle

Gaggia Naviglio Bean to Cup Coffee Maker - £400

Lovers of coffee and design are well catered for with a Gaggia Naviglio Bean to Cup coffee machine, which is a beautiful and timeless kitchen gadget that is state-of-the-art under the authentic Italian skin. Salute!

Buy a Gaggia Naviglio

Kairos Dot Matrix - From $1,199 (around £800)

Anyone who is struggling with the idea of wearing an analogue watch and smartwatch at the same time needs a Kairos Dot Matrix. A stylish, traditional automatic timepiece is augmented by a smart overlay, which displays text messages and notifications.

Buy a Kairos smartwatch

Nest Learning Thermostat - £180

Dad hates people fiddling with the thermostat, so give him complete control with the Nest Learning Thermostat. The connected home originator integrates with your other smart devices and learns your heating habits.

Buy a Nest thermostat

Zepp Golf - £130

With the Zepp Golf swing analyser, you may feel that you’re telling Pops that he is a bad golfer, but once he clips the bright green square to his glove and his swing is improved he’ll thank you for it.

Buy a Zepp swing analyzer

Aedle Carbon - £300

You may not have heard of Aedle but its VK-1 cans deliver stunning sound from their stylish technical design, and have a premium feel that will make your dad think you've splashed out at least twice as much on his headphones.

Buy Aedle VK-1 headphones

Koncept Aircharge Z-Bar Mini Table Lamp - £250

No bulb, no lampshade, this space saving lamp is a rod with a strip of LEDs in it. There’s a wireless surface charger in the base for topping up your devices too.

Buy Koncept Aircharge Z-Bar Mini Table Lamp

Sony KD S8005C - £1,550

Sony’s Android TV-toting, widescreen 4K Ultra 3D TV is slim and capable of delivering rich colours, deep blacks, eye-bleeding sharpness, top-notch audio, and a near bezel-free curve to immerse you right in the experience.

Buy Sony KD S8005C

Remington Beard kit - £50

Remington's advanced beard kit includes no fewer than three combs, a trimmer with titanium-coated, self-sharpening blades, and a pop-up trimmer to style sideburns, moustaches and other face fuzz to the most intricate detail.

Buy Remington Beard Kit

HiSense K321 4K TV - £450

Is this the cheapest 4K TV out there? The Hisense K321 has a 40-inch UHD screen and full smart TV meaning compatibility with apps like Netflix and iPlayer – just don't let your old man find out how little it cost!

Buy HiSense K321 4K TV

Sage The Smart Toaster - £170

Sage's Smart Toaster is the techy toast-fan's dream – it provides perfect cooked bread while adding a striking die-cast addition to your kitchen counter. The motorised lever, Lift and Look button, and A Bit More button ensures everything's cooked just right.

Kitchenaid Artisan Magnetic blender - £415

The KitchenAid Artisan Magnetic blender's patented planetary mixing action is wrapped in beautiful retro-influenced looks and is available in a rainbow of colours, so remember to match it to your dad's other kitchen appliances.

Buy Kitchenaid Artisan Magnetic blender

Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool - £45

Nothing excites a male parent more than a power tool, and the Dremel 3000 is the best there is. It features an EZ Twist nose cap, meaning you can change accessories easily – essential when there are so many of them available!

Buy Dremel 3000

Bosch Indego Connect robotic lawnmower - £1,300

Another way to make Dad's life easier is a robotic lawnmower, and Bosch's Indego Connect can be controlled using a phone or tablet meaning he can have a nice bottle of ale in the shed while R2D2 cuts the grass.

Buy Bosch Indego Connect robotic lawnmower

Vector Luna - £299

Vector's Luna smartwatch answers the question "What do you mean I've got to charge it every day?" with a month-long battery life and a subtle design that you can rock on your wrist with attracting attention.

Buy Vector Luna

Pioneer AVIC-F70DAB - £850

Pioneer's latest Apple CarPlay receiver, the AVIC-F70DAB, also features Android Auto so if your old man switches phone more often than he changes his trousers he need not rip out his car stereo as well.

Buy Pioneer AVIC-F70DAB

Bose Soundtouch 10 - £170

The SoundTouch 10 wifi system from Bose is so petite that you can place it just about anywhere in your home and stream your favourite tunes from the main music services and your own music library wirelessly.

Buy Bose Soundtouch 10

Imperial War Museum GPO Turntable - £100

This heart-warmingly authentic wood-n-leatherette record player features built in stereo speakers so it's fully autonomous, and its briefcase looks hide a high-tech heart as you can use it to record your vinyl to a supplied USB stick.

Buy GPO Turntable

Thrustmaster T150 Force Feedback Steering Wheel - £170

Designed to work with PlayStation consoles, this realistic 11-inch steering wheel has a rotation angle that's adjustable from 270 to 1080, and comes with a large pedal set and built-in PS4/PS3 sliding switch. The wheel sports rubber-coated grips for improved performance, while the adjustable force feedback feature enables you to 'feel' every detail of your race. The T150's brake pedal has progressive resistance, too, and you can adjust the angle of incline on each pedal for improved comfort and performance.

Buy Thrustmaster T150

Pure Mini Moderns Nautical Charm Pop Midi - £90

Here's something a bit unusual – a DAB digital radio with a nautical twist. Pure Mini Moderns Nautical Charm is influenced by 1950s linocuts, and has Pure's usual ,portability and crystal clear digital sound.

Buy Pure Mini Moderns Pop Midi

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