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Last minute Father's Day gifts for techie, gamer, sporty and creative dads

Last minute Father's Day gifts
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Father’s Day 2022 is coming up and if you're looking for a last minute Father's Day gift, fret not. You still have time to find the perfect gift for techie, gamer, sporty and creative dads.

Take it from us, a Father's Day gift that is fun, useful or makes his life easier will surely make his day. So if you want to skip the cliché tie or funny dad mug gift this Father's Day, you've come to the right place. 

Our roundup of last minute Father's Day gifts that will arrive in time will help take the weight off your shoulders. Best Buy's free next-day shipping and curbside pickup options ensures delivery by Father's Day. If you're an Amazon Prime or Walmart Plus member, you can flex your membership perks with free same-day and next-day delivery. 

Father's Day 2022 is on Sunday, June 19 and it's approaching fast. Find the perfect last minute gift for dad in our hand-selected roundup below. 

Last minute Father's Day gifts

Father's Day gifts for Techie dads

Apple iPad mini 6: was $499 now $399 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the 2021 iPad mini with this rare Apple deal. Apple's 6th gen compact tablet packs an 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone, Apple's A15 Bionic chip, Wi-Fi 6 and 5G support. There's a 12MP wide angle back camera and a 12MP ultra-wide camera on the front. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login and payment.

Google Pixel 6 Pro Unlocked: was $899 now $799 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, save $100 on the excellent Google Pixel Pro 5G smartphone. It features an advanced Pixel camera, 6.7-inch (1440 x 3120) 120Hz display, Google Tensor processor, 12GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. 

HP Pavilion Laptop 14t: was $649 now $479 @ HP (opens in new tab)
Save $170 on the HP Pavilion Laptop 14t with the latest 12th gen Intel Core CPU. Powered by Windows 11, this customizable HP laptop is ideal for college students, business professionals, and anyone else looking for a capable everyday machine. The base model HP Pavilion 14t packs a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.9-GHz 12th Gen Intel Core i3-1215U 6-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Intel UHD graphics and 256GB SSD.

Apple iPad 9th Gen: was $329 now $309 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Apple's 9th generation iPad has a 10.2-inch Retina display with True Tone, A13 Bionic chip, 64GB of storage and stereo speakers. It sports an 8MP wide angle primary camera on the back and a 12MP ultra-wide front camera. Touch ID and Apple Pay offer secure login payment. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S8: was $699 now $629 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
For a limited time, save $70 on the Galaxy Tab S8 and get 50% off a Samsung Book Cover Keyboard. It features an 11-inch (2560 x 1600) LTPS LCD display up to 120Hz for smooth content streaming and gaming. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 64-bit 8-core CPU coupled with 8GB of RAM ensures fast and speedy responsiveness. Rounding out its specs are 128GB of microSD-expandable storage a high capacity 8,000mAH battery. The Galaxy Tab S8 comes in three colors including graphite, silver, and pink gold. 

Sony WH-1000XM5 Wireless Headphones: for $398 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Sony's new WH-1000XM5 headphones feature industry leading noise-cancellation. Precise voice pickup technology and advanced audio signal processing ensure crystal clear hands-free calls. Lightweight with soft fit leather headband and on-ear cushions, Sony WH-1000XM5 promise up to 30 hours of comfortable listening. 

Father's Day gift ideas 2022 — Gamer dads

Microsoft Xbox Series X Console Bundle: $499 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
The Microsoft Xbox Series X console is back in stock at Microsoft. You have the option to build your bundle with a 3 month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Membership and/or an Xbox wireless controller. In our Xbox Series X review (opens in new tab), we gave a high rating of 4/5 stars for its powerful performance, ridiculously fast load times and its excellent backward compatibility. It's the Editor's Choice gaming machine.

Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller: was $59 now $49 @ Microsoft (opens in new tab)
Microsoft is taking $10 off the Xbox Wireless Controller. It features triggers and bumpers and Hybrid D-pad. Button mapping and improved responsiveness of dynamic latency input elevate your gameplay. Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller Xbox One Series X|S, Xbox One X|S, Xbox One and Windows PC. 

Meta Quest 2 VR: for $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Meta Quest 2 makes a great gift for gamer dads. This all-in-one gaming headset lets dad enjoy VR games without being tethered to a PC or powered by a smartphone. It features a (3664 x 1920) LCD display (1832 x 1920 per eye) with 90Hz fresh rate and 128GB of storage. Powering the headset is Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 SoC coupled with 6GB of RAM. 

Sony PlayStation VR Marvel's Iron Man VR Bundle: was $349 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Introduce dad into the world of VR gaming with the Sony PlayStation VR Marvel's Iron Man Bundle. This bundle includes: a PlayStation VR headset, PlayStation camera, PlayStation camera adaptor, 2 PlayStation move motion controllers, high speed controller charger, Marvel's iron man VR game download, and PlayStation VR Demo collection 3.

Microsoft Xbox Series S Elden Ring Bundle: was $359 now $349 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Microsoft Xbox Series S Elden Ring Bundle makes a great Father's Day gift for gamer dads. This bundle includes: an Xbox Series S console, Xbox Wireless Controller, digital code for Elden Ring Standard Edition, high-speed HDMI cable, power cable, and 2 AA batteries. This next-gen system offers 4K gaming and lightning-fast load times in a small, compact design. We recommend you grab it while it's still in stock. 

Father's Day gift ideas 2022 — Sporty dads

Apple Watch Nike Series 7: was $399 now $329 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Now $70 off, the Apple Watch Nike Series 7 is one of the best Father's Day gifts for sporty dads. It features a stylish Nike Sport Band and Nike Sport Look with exclusive Nike Watch faces. The watch's built-in Nike Run Club app helps dad stay motivated with challenges and guided runs. Over the Watch Series 6, it offers a larger display and 33% faster wireless charging. It features a 41mm aluminum case and an Always-On Retina display with up to 1,000 nits of brightness. Powering the smartwatch is an S7 SiP chip 64-bit dual-core processor. 

Galaxy Watch 4: was $249 now $219 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $30 on the 40mm Galaxy Watch 4 smartwatch. Sleek, lightweight, and customizable, the Galaxy Watch 4 is Samsung's best smartwatch yet. It features advanced sleep tracking, auto workout-tracking, advanced run coaching, real-time ECG monitoring and fall detection. 

Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced: was $149 now $129 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Now $20 off, the Fitbit Charge 5 is one of the best Apple Watch alternatives to buy. This advanced fitness and health tracker features built-in GPS, 24/7 heart rate monitoring, stress management and comprehensive sleep cycle reports. 

Garmin Forerunner 245: was $299 now $225 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $75 on the Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS smartwatch. It features a 30mm display, up to 7 days of battery life and a water resistant rating of 50m. The Garmin Forerunner 245 tracks stats, crunches numbers and provides comprehensive performance info like running form, training and goals. It has wrist based heart rate tracking, daily suggested workouts and coach guidance. Built in sport apps for cycling, swimming, running, elliptical, star-stepper and more help dad stay on top of his fitness regimen. 

Bose Sport Earbuds: was $179 now $149 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Bose Sport Earbuds will bring Bose accurate sound to dad's workouts. the Sport Earbuds are secure and comfortable with 3 sizes of tips, weather and sweat-resistant, come packed with a beamforming microphone for voice clarity on calls and a battery that lasts up to 5 hours per charge. 

TecTecTec ULT-G Golf GPS Watch: for $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
For the sporty dad who frequents the golf course, the TecTecTec ULT-G Golf GPS Watch is a must. Loaded with tons of useful tools, the ULT-G will help dad achieve his best game yet. It measures distances of the green and shots and features automatic hole progression. What’s more, it has a simple, easy-to-use interface and a rugged, water-and-dust resistant design. 

Father's Day gifts for Creative dads

Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera: was $798 now $698 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $100 on the Sony ZV-1 Digital Camera at Amazon. It features a 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor w/ DRAM, 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens, fast hybrid autofocus, real time eye autofocus and real-time, and autofocus tracking. The camera's 3.0-inch flip-out style LCD screen tilts up and down for capturing selfies. 

MasterClass Online Classes: for $15/ mo. @ MasterClass (opens in new tab)
Give dad the gift of inspiration with a MasterClass membership. This online education program will let dad learn from the best in the world. MasterClass offers more than 100 classes across 9 categories like Film and TV, Culinary Arts, Writing, as well as Music and Entertainment.

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.