Every year around this time, everyone who works at Nest asks themselves a series of questions: What do I want for Father’s Day? What do I want to give to my father for Father’s Day? Or, if neither of those apply: What nice things could I give to any adult human being to make them feel appreciated on a day that, through happy coincidence, happens to be Father’s Day?
The results are a startlingly good gift guide. Nest employees always have suggestions and ideas as diverse and interesting as they are. Last year our gift guide looked like this. Here’s a gift guide we did in 2013.
So now I present to you Nest’s 2016 gift guide for any adult human, with a concentration on men who happen to be fathers.
Gifts for outdoorsy types.
- Patrice thinks anybody born in the last century would appreciate this handmade Death Star fire pit.
- Joe would prefer this minimalist and super-simple-to-set-up Stahl fire pit.
- Gene would love to receive this Napsack sleeping bag that doubles as a hoodie.
- Samara’s considering giving her dad a BioLite CampStove that turns fire into electricity.
- Matteo’s longing for a Timberleaf trailer.
Gifts for stylish gentlemen.
- Lauren loves the look and feel of the Field Camera Bag.
- Joe thinks every biker needs a garment bike bag to keep their suits safe.
- Daniel thinks any dad who loves thin wallets will love Orchill wallet with money clip.
- Ashley says this Nixon origami backpack is perfect for hikers. Or for the dad who needs to carry a bunch of diapers and bottles.
- Daniel suggests these customizable Heatwave sunglasses.
- Andy thinks if you’re going to give out socks, they might as well be funny socks.
- Ashley suggests you swaddle your inner (man)child in the softest, cuddliest hoodie, all while still looking presentable.
Gifts for people who don’t want more stuff.
- Laura R. thinks a lot of people aren’t looking for more stuff. They want experiences. So she’s thinking of getting her dad a day at the track.
- Or maybe a photography class.
- Caitlin’s thinking of getting her dad a 23andme kit so he can understand his own genome and origins.
- Christina has gotten her dad an AwesomeBox before, full of pictures and memories and custom messages from friends and family, and thinks everyone should do the same.
Gifts for those who love technology.
- Joe wants a pancake printer. That is all.
- Sung-Kyun votes for the beautiful Vifa Helsinki wireless speaker.
- Leon thinks every dad should get an Eero router for better Wi-Fi everywhere.
- Chris figures if you have deep pockets, get your dad a Vive virtual reality system.
- Eric says that the drummer in him wants this Cliphit kit that lets you make a drum set out of anything.
- Sherrie loves this Beoplay wireless speaker and thinks your dad will too.
Gifts for lovers of fine food and drink.
- Lindsey thinks any BBQ-loving dad will love this Meat cookbook.
- Reid’s really into these copper mugs.
- Sophia suspects most dads would appreciate this BeerTender.
- We had a lot of suggestions for whiskey this year. Pictured is Lee’s Suntory Whisky. Aaron prefers Stranahan’s whiskey made with Rocky Mountain water. Reid likes Angel’s Envy whiskey.
- Laura thinks her dad would love this sourdough starter. And she would love the bread he makes with it.
Gifts for lovers of the connected home.
- All right, obviously, our number one suggestion for Dad? It’s got to be a Nest Cam security camera. It’s even $50 off this week. And if he doesn’t like cameras, we may have a thermostat or smoke and carbon monoxide alarm he’d be into.
- Kristen wants to get her dad the Misfit Ray fitness and sleep monitor, which he can configure to automatically connect to his Nest Thermostat so he can wake up at the perfect temperature.
- Dina thinks her dad would love Automatic, an adapter and app that tracks everything his car is doing and connects to his Nest Thermostat.
- Daniel is looking to get some WeMo smart plugs that let Dad turn anything on and off from his phone. Of course, WeMo also works with Nest, so when Nest knows you’re gone, your switches can turn off.
- Jen suggests giving Hue lights for Father’s Day. They connect to your phone and connect to Nest, so they can turn off when you’re gone or flash red when Nest Protect senses danger.
- Mauricio thinks you should give a Logitech Harmony universal remote that can control pretty much everything, including your Nest Thermostat.