This year, it’s time to upgrade your Father’s Day gifts. It’s time to forget about socks and slippers — and instead sound out a better, bolder class of gift. It’s time to give your father some of the most technologically-advanced, stylishly-designed, sought-after gadgets and accessories on the market. Or, in other words, it’s time to buy Apple.
The gold standard of smartphones, laptops, computers — and now headphones, Apple has revolutionised the world of personal audio again this past year. From launching a new, more ergonomic spin on its pioneering AirPods to unveiling the company’s first on-ear headphones, the California-based brand is turning up the volume on innovation and quality. Here are some of the best gifts for Father’s Day…
A pair of AirPods Pro are perfect for a fitness-mad father
There’s a reason AirPods are the best-selling headphones in the world. They’re sleek, simple — and have paired incredible sound with an ergonomic one-tap setup experience. In other words, they’re easy enough for even the least tech-savvy father to use.
What’s more, with a lightweight construction and both sweat- and water-resistance, the AirPods Pro are ideal for those who lead an active lifestyle. So, if you father is keen on a morning jog, or if he’s taken up cycling since lockdown, what better gift to see him through a summer of sun-soaked fitness?
But perhaps our favourite feature of Apple’s AirPods Pro? ‘Transparency Mode’. Offering listeners the chance to hear both music and the environment around them, it’s equal parts practical and pioneering; a noise-cancelling, immersive-sounding, high-performing pair of headphones for the modern man.
Apple AirPods Pro
Try a pair of AirPods Max if your father’s a music enthusiast
Of course, not everyone is comfortable with in-ear headphones. And, if your father is more of a traditionalist when it comes to his personal audio experience, why not gift him a pair of these smoothly designed Apple AirPods Max this Father’s Day instead?
Seamlessly blending futuristic design with retro styling cues, this on-ear option will bring back memories of chunkier 20th century headphones — whilst still delivering a groundbreaking listening experience. Thanks to custom acoustic design and an envelope-pushing 40mm Apple-designed dynamic driver, these are the ideal gift for audiophile fathers this June 20th.
They’ve got the same active noise cancellation and ‘Transparency Mode’ as the AirPods Pro above, but also feature ‘Adaptive EQ’ to adjust the sound to the fit and seal of the ear cushions. Couple that with dynamic head tracking and a 20-hour battery life — and you’ve got the gift that keeps on giving all year round.
Apple AirPods Max
The simple, practical AirTag will make an ideal additional to his car keys
And then there’s something perfect for more forgetful fathers. When Apple launched its affordable new AirTag earlier this year, we were bowled over by its sheer multi-functionality. Small, sophisticated and utterly compact, these elegantly designed accessories are the ideal way to help your nearest and dearest keep track of the items that matter most.
Often hear that your father has mislaid his car keys — or can’t remember where he left his briefcase? A simple AirTag is the perfect Father’s Day gift for him.
So how do they work? Easy. Each round tag — crafted from precision-etched, polished stainless steel — is both water and dust-resistant. A tiny-but-powerful built-in speaker will sound when you locate whatever you’ve lost in the ‘Find My’ app. And, to make this practical gadget a little ‘giftier’, there are a whole host of Apple-designed accessories to give it a more personal look; from a Leather Loop to Key Ring.
And finish it all off with Apple’s engraving and personalisation
But gadgets alone do not a great gift make — even if they are as technologically-advanced and chicly-designed as these. Thankfully, Apple are offering free personalisation on the headphones and accessories we’ve suggested above.
On your AirPods Pro, AirPods Max and even the AirTags, you can engrave a mix of emoji, text and numbers to create an unbeatable, unforgettable gift this Father’s Day.
So, whether it’s an in-joke, a memorable date or just your father’s initials, why not add a special message to either his AirPods Pro case, AirTag or the anodised aluminium cups of his brand new AirPods Max? After all, it’s the one day a year you should be showing your gratitude in style…
Apple Engraving & Personalisation
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