Last minute Father’s Day gift ideas for 2015


This Sunday is Father’s Day. If you just had a “oh sh*t!” moment we’re here to help. You love your dad like crazy and want to get him something great, but time is running out and you can’t think of anything awesome for him. Fear not, Phandroid has your back: here are a bunch of great gift ideas for all different types of dads this Father’s Day (that you can order today and have by Sunday)!

Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime

If you’re going to order something online and get it before Father’s Day you’re going to need Amazon Prime. Coincidentally, Amazon Prime would also make a great gift for your dad. With Prime you can get free two-day shipping and discounted overnight shipping on most items. On top of that you get access to Amazon’s library of movies and TV shows, music, and cloud storage.

You can subscribe to Amazon Prime and share your membership with up to four “family” members. Log-in to your Amazon account and go to Manage Prime Membership. Fill out the “Invite a Household Member” form to add your dad. Now you can enjoy all the benefits of Amazon Prime and use it as a gift. Win win.


Nest 1

Nest’s new security camera recently went up for pre-order on Amazon and other stores, but a pre-order is a lame gift. The awesome Nest Learning Thermostat can be bought right now. With this thermostat you can bring your dad into the 21st century. The Nest thermostat can be controlled via smartphone or the web, and it automatically learns your habits. It’s surprisingly much easier to use than a standard thermostat. [Buy from Amazon]


fitbit charge

Does your dad like to exercise? Should your dad be exersizing more? If yes, the perfect gift could be a fitness tracker. Fitbit is a rising company (they just had their IPO) that makes a wide range of fitness devices. With a Fitbit your dad can track his activity and see how many steps he’s taken. They come in a wide variety of sizes and colors to fit your dad. You can get the tiny $50 Zip, the high-tech $250 Surge, or anything in between.

Android TV


If your dad is anything like mine he’s starting to get interested in Netflix and “the YouTubes.” The easiest way to put the power of internet videos in their life is with a set-top box. We happen to like Android TV around these parts, and there are a few good devices to choose from. They offer a very simple interface for watching Netflix, YouTube, sports highlights, TV shows, and much more.

The Nexus Player is a minimal device with a simple remote, and it’s only about $70. If your dad is into gaming you might want to check out the NVIDIA SHIELD TV, which has a gaming controller and is much more powerful all around.

Kindle Fire HD 7

Kindle Fire HD 7 hands on

Tablets have become a great thing for people who aren’t necessarily good with technology. The big screens are easy to read, and the touchscreens make them easy to navigate. If your dad is one of these people he will love the Kindle Fire HD 7. The interface is very easy to use, and since it comes from Amazon they’ll have access to tons of content to view on the device. Plus, it’s only $100, which will make you happy.

Tile Item Finder

tile keys

Is your dad forgetful? Is he constantly losing things? Are you tired of finding stuff for him? Tile is the answer to both of your problems. A Tile is a small Bluetooth-enabled tracking device that can be attached to virtually anything. Keys, purses, bags, remotes, and even vehicles. With the companion smartphone app you can then track the items on a map or have the Tile make a sound. It’s really nifty, and it only costs $25.


jawbone big jambox custom colors

Dads love music. It might not be your favorite type of music, but a dad needs his tunes. The Jawbone BIG JAMBOX is a great Bluetooth speaker that will help any dad rock out to some AC/DC or relax with some chill jazz. Usually, the BIG JAMBOX goes for around $300, but right now you can snag it from Amazon for just $199.

Bose QuietComfort 25 Headphones

bose comfort 25

If you’d prefer your dad to listen to his music more privately you might want to buy some fancy headphones. The Bose QuietComfort 25 headphones offer great sound quality, but they also have the industry leading noise cancelation technology that has made Bose so popular. They’re perfect for business trips, mowing the lawn, and just trying to relax. Pick up a pair from Amazon for $299.

Canon DSLR Camera

canon rebel t5

Okay, it’s time to pull out the big guns. If you want to really knock the socks off of your dad go for the Canon EOS Rebel T5 DSLR camera. This bad boy has a 18 megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor with DIGIC 4 image processor, 3-inch LCD display, and can record full 1080p HD movies.It’s a beast of a camera. This camera is a sure-fire way to instantly be your dad’s favorite child.

This is a beast of a camera. If you’re trying to make up for something, or you just love your dad a lot, this is the perfect gift. Amazon has this camera on sale right now for $450, which is $300 off the regular price.

DJI Phantom 3 Drone

DJI Phantom

DLSR camera not big enough for you? Does your dad require something truly epic? Get him a freakin’ drone. The DJI Phantom 3 is one of the most popular consumer drones available today. It has a lot of built-in tech that makes it easy for beginners to fly and not constantly crash. The DJI Phantom even comes with a built-in camera. If you’ve got a grand to drop on your pops this might be the coolest thing you can buy. It’s available for $1,299.

More suggestions in the comments!

We’re all in this together. If you’ve got a great last-minute gift idea share it with your fellow readers in the comments below. You might just save someone from an embarrassing Father’s Day.

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. I bought myself a JBL Charge 2.

    1. I say do like the kids do, ask for cash, then I can go buy what I really like for father day, a new motorcycle. Yeah Baby!

  2. The best gift for father is to stay with him, have breakfast, lunch and dinner together. See a movie with him, talk with him about your funny things and your both wonderful memories.

    Also, it is a good idea to get him a blu-ray player for he like watching blu-ray movies, it’s better if you see a movie with him together. If you want buy one good player, MacGo is a good choice, just my advice, you can take a look on the official website.

    1. Or in my case, since I have 4 kids 6 and under, just a day of silence will work.

  3. Perfect gift if your dad is a high fi gadget freak. I am sure my Dad would love the DSLR, because he loves photography. But if you ask me I would prefer going announced to his home with a custom bouquet bought through online bouquet delivery and spending the day with him. And I am sure he prefers that too. After all spending time with them is the best gift we can give our parents.

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