Posted by Riley Fenoglio ● June, 2021

Tempest's Fathers Day Gift Guide

Fathers Day 2023

Finding the right gift for the father figure in your life can be a tricky endeavor. It's a little like solving an equation or a puzzle - it may take some critical thinking or even a little mind-reading. Honing in on his interests and hobbies is a great place to start! 

Once you've got a good idea of how your dad likes spending his time, you can search for that perfect gift. But don't let the process overwhelm you - we've done some of the leg work and compiled a list of our 10 favorite tech gadgets, outdoor gear, and more for you to consider while shopping for Dad. And don't forget - Father's Day is coming up quickly on Sunday, June 18th! 


Man using Tempest app indoors with unit visible outside window.

#1. A sleek personal weather station. The Tempest Home Weather System is an ultimate gift for gadget geeks, weather watchers, smart home techies, gardeners, and more. The Tempest features revolutionary hardware with a solid-state design that requires minimal maintenance and installs in less than 5 minutes. Best-in-class sensors measure temperature, humidity, pressure, wind, rain, sunlight, lightning, and more. The Tempest System leverages powerful data science capabilities to deliver validated local weather conditions and forecasts that will help inform your smart home tech and your daily weather-related planning.  Getting real-time, insightful, and accurate weather data has never been simpler, and now you can also view your weather conditions in other popular apps, including Carrot Weather and WeatherBug

#2. A pair of noise cancelling headphones. Help dad stay focused and jam out while working with a pair of noise-canceling headphones by Bose. These wireless headphones offer three levels of noise cancellation, come equipped with Amazon Alexa, and have a battery life of up to 20 hours so your dad can use them all day. 

#3. A smartwatch to match his lifestyle. There's nothing like a piece of cool wearable tech that your dad can show off to his friends, and use to streamline his life. You can even choose the watch based around his lifestyle choices, like a FItBit for the active dad, or the newest Premium Apple Watch for dads all about the newest tech. We've chosen the Apple Watch SE - a midline watch with a variety of features that's easily customizable and won't break the bank.

A Tidbyt display unit showing weather data.

#4. A Retro indoor display that he can customize. Tidbyt is a vibrant retro display screen with a sleek walnut enclosure that can display nearly anything, including Tempest data. The Tidbyt app is straightforward and simple to use, with pre-built applets even users without coding experience can master. Upgrade your dads office or living space with this simple yet fun display.

Man carrying a Yeti Rambler.

#5. A reliable water bottle for all seasons. Whether your dad prefers to be out on the lake, at the beach, hiking in the mountains or camping in the backcountry, having a durable, insulated bottle is a must. The 26 oz Rambler bottle from YETI features a double-wall vacuum insulation that will keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot until the very last sip. Plus, they come in a variety of colors, and are customizable with images, logos, and more so you can create something special your outdoorsy dad will love and love to use. 

#6. A small speaker with a big sound. Reviewed as one of the best and most versatile smart speakers, the Bose Smart Speaker 500 will have your dad rockin’ out to his favorite music in style. The speaker’s sleek and compact design comes packed with features like built in voice assistants, wall-to-wall unbeatable sound, Wifi & Bluetooth connectivity, and so much more. 

#7. Less headache while maintaining his lawn.  If you've got a Dad obsessed with having the perfect lawn, conserving water, or automating everything, impress them with the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller. Using the native integration between Tempest and Rachio, watering lawns and gardens just got easier, smarter, and more cost-effective. Tempest is simple to set up and pair with a Rachio device, making this gift grandpa-proof and perfect for any homeowner. Get the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller from the Tempest shop. 

#8. The best sailing weather insight.  Keep dad in the know to changing wind conditions while out on the water with a membership to SailFlow.  With his subscription he will get access to detailed wind information like speed and direction for his exact sailing location, making sure he hit's every perfect day on the lake, and stays safe and up-to-date about the weather while he's out. 

#9. A step up in his fishing game with more detailed weather info. Maybe your dad is a fishing enthusiast who is always hoping for that next big catch. FishWeather will give him the critical wind and weather data he needs to be on the water and precisely the right time. Upgraded members get access to over 50,000 Weather Stations worldwide, including exclusive PRO Stations: built ultra heavy-duty by our own MIT engineer, and sited by our meteorologists for the highest possible quality of wind reports.

#10.  A cool and compact handheld weather meter. No matter if your outdoorsy dad is out hiking, camping, spending the day at the lake, or any outdoor activity he’ll be better prepared and better informed with the WEATHERmeter from WeatherFlow.  Our little meters pack a lot of accuracy and reliability into data on wind like speed and direction, temperature and humidity, pressure readings, and more.  The best part?  He’ll get all this information straight to his smartphone, keeping him up to date while on the go outside!

We hope this list helped inspire you!  You can never go wrong with a heartfelt card or special time with Dad to enjoy a nice meal, picturesque hike, boat tour, or other experience if none of the physical gifts above suit his style.  No matter what you choose, remember that the clock is ticking! 

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