He was the first geek you looked up to, so no time like now to give back the love. Instead of gifting the usual cuff links or a ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug (ugh why?), impress your father with these awesome tech gifts. Keep the man who bought you your first computer, your first mobile phone or your first set of speakers, hip and modern with cool, new technology. Here's what you need to get:

A Laptop

If Father loves to surf the internet, a laptop is a great gift. Whether he is an Apple man or a classic HP user, you’ve got several choices to make him happy.

Speakers

All his favourites – from Kishore Kumar to the Beatles (and even Atif Aslam) will sound good on a pair of top range speakers. Hook him up with the sleek and portable speaker from X-mini, the Singapore-based professional portable audio company – these speakers can be controlled from his phone and run over Wi-Fi.

A Television

You may have a big screen family TV, but dad deserves his own entertainment. A smart TV is a smart choice because dad will finally have control over the TV remote and be able to watch his favourite shows and sports.

A Smartwatch

You don’t need us to tell you this is a good idea. A smartwatch is the perfect gift for techie dad who loves to stay updated at all times - and it is so much better than cuff links! There are multiple options to pick from, right from this Fossil Explorist Gen-3 Smartwatch to this good-looking, budget-friendly one from Fastrack.

A Smartphone

A smartphone is always a good gifting idea since it’s also a great way for the two of you to stay connected. Look through the models offered by companies like Vivo, Oppo and Honor for smart, user-friendly options. The smart styles are guaranteed to get you extra brownie points.

A Camera

A camera is always a great option for a father who loves to take pictures. Cameras from Sony come with great specs like supreme autofocus, high-resolution 4K pixels – so you can capture videos and photos- as well as a great CMOS image sensor with a wide ISO range.

A Hard Drive

A hard drive also makes a great gift for a click-happy dad. Family photos – all those memories – can easily be stored and accessed by everyone. (L-R, clockwise from top): Laptop, HP; smartwatch, Apple; laptop, Apple; speaker, X-mini; camera, Sony; phone, Vivo; hard disk, Seagate. Styling, production and photography: Fashshot Agency

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