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No one could be better qualified to give us the best tech gift ideas for guys than Ballito-based tech blogger and dad, Marc Forrest.

I love Father’s Day. Even though in my house I’m lucky to have every day feel like Father’s Day, that one special day in June makes it all count. Being a gadget guy, I’m pretty sure that these are the perfect gifts for any dad!

DJI Osmo Action Cam

The latest addition from the team at DJI is the perfect Father’s Day gift for the outdoor adventure dad, or even just the weekend warrior dad who needs some footage to show off his skills on the mountain bike trails.

Coming up against the popular Go-Pro brand, the DJI Osmo Action cam is in a league of its own when it comes to stabilization. After all, the DJI team have perfected gimbals and stabilizations in their more commonly known drones.

The Osmo Action offers 4k HDR video recording, Dual Touch Screens (perfect for selfies while surfing) and is also fully waterproof up to 11m underwater.

If your dad is the adrenaline junkie we all dream of being and likes to show of his skills to the world on video, then the DJI Osmo Action is a must.

Price: R6 999, myistore.co.za

Garmin Instinct Smartwatch

Smartwatches seem to have become the must-have accessory. With health and fitness becoming more and more of a priority as dad gets older, this gift is a subtle nudge for the father figure in your life to take better care of himself.

The Garmin Instinct is a great “starter” fitness watch for anyone who is looking to get into the game. It offers a battery lifetime of up to 14 days, and also offers full GPS functionality for tracking your rides and runs. You can also monitor your heart rate, activity and stress using the built-in app on your phone.

The watch is built to US Military standards 810G which means can withstand thermal & shock resistance and is also water resistant up to 100m.

Price: R6 199, sportsmanswarehouse.co.za

CREATISTA PLUS Nespresso Coffee Machine

Let’s be honest; coffee fixes everything. Dads around the world know this, and I can vouch for this theory!

The Nespresso Creatista Plus coffee machine is like having a Barista in your own home. With a built-in frothing steam pipe, and auto temperature control, this is a must have.
The machine offers eight different beverage selections so whipping up a Flat White better than some of the coffee chains, is merely just a touch of the button.

The best thing about this coffee machine is the fact that it heats up in three seconds, so there is no waiting around for the perfect cuppa to be made.

Price: R5999, www.yuppiechef.co.za

Marc Forrest blogs on all things tech at marcforrest.com