The coolest tech gifts for dad under $50: 2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Now that it’s June, we’re excited to share some of our favorite tech gifts for Father’s Day. This year, we thought we’d break it down by price–because even if you’ve got a tech-loving dad to shop for, it doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune. (Then again, we’ll get to that later.) For under $50, here are a dozen really cool Father’s Day tech gift ideas.<

Cordito Leather Cord Organizer
If he’s always on the go with multiple devices, this smart cord organizer will keep them rolled up and tangle-free. Love the handmade leather too. ($39.99, Uncovet)

Father's Day gift: Blurb custom ebook | Cool Mom Tech

Custom eBook for the iPad
We’re longtime fans of the custom photo books from Blurb. And now, you can create your own iPad ready eBook, complete with rich media and interactivity. So cool.  (prices vary at Blurb; save 20% with code JUSTFORDAD)

Father's Day gift: Reversible camera strap | Cool Mom Tech

Custom Camera Strap
Order soon, and Dad will be the proud owner of a totally handmade, customized just for him camera strap at a tremendous price. You can even put his name right on the leather band. ($29+ at Phyllis Strap)

Father's Day gift: Wood speakers | Cool Mom Tech

Natural Wood Speaker
Also a recommend of ours for Mother’s Day, we love this tiny wooden Bluetooth speaker that delivers big sound, all for a very nice price. ($30, Give Simple)

Father's Day gift: XBox sugar cookies | Cool Mom Tech

XBox Sugar Cookies
While you crafty types could probably make them yourself for your favorite gamer dad using a butterfly-shaped cookie cutter, we’ll splurge on the version from this Arizona Etsy shop, whose work is just adorable. ($25/12, The Sugar Co)

Gift for dad: Father's Day playlist | Cool Mom Tech

A Father’s Day Playlist
A mix tape? Totally. Gift him a playlist of his favorite songs, or ones that have meaning to him from the kids–our picks include Will Smith’s Just the Two of Us, Bob Dylan’s Forever Young, Eric Clapton’s My Father’s Eyes, and Dear Father by Yes. (Around $.99/song, iTunes and Amazon)

Digital meat thermometer + chef's fork | Cool Mom Tech

Chef’s Fork with Digital Meat Thermometer
Yeah, grilling tools are a bit of a Father’s Day cliche but for good reason–we like eating barbecue, especially when someone else is cooking! This chefs fork goes high tech, with a digital meat thermometer built right in so your medium rare burger really will be. ($29.99, Brookstone)

Belkin Easefit Plus Armband for iPhone | Cool Mom Tech

Belkin Easefit Plus Armband for iPhone 5
If he’s a runner or a gym rat, he’ll love this top rated armband that secures his iPhone 5 in place with a lightweight velcro strap. ($19.99 on sale for a limited time, Target)

Plants vs Zombies XBox game | Cool Mom Tech

Plants Vs Zombies for Xbox 360 with Kinect
This is one he doesn’t have to play at night after the kids are in bed; in fact it’s more fun to play with them. This new edition even comes with two bonus games, Zuma and Peggle. ($18.59, Target)

Gift for dad: Moshi Mythrow earbuds | Cool Mom Tech

Moshi Mythro Earbuds
CNET called them one of the best headphones under $50, with a lightweight design, nice sound quality, and integrated microphone for phone use. ($30 at our affiliate Amazon)

Father's Day gift: Swiss Army USB kit | Cool Mom Tech

USB Utility Charge Tool
We love this handy little Swiss Army style tool that’s perfect for the plugged-in dad on the go. ($24, Fred Flare)

Gift for dad: Space Invaders Cufflinks | Cool Mom Tech

Space Invaders Cufflinks
Can’t help it; we love them. Though if he’s more a child of the 90′s than the 80′s, there’s Super Mario, Minecraft, and Tetris too. ($19.95, Bazinga Jewelry)

For more Father’s Day gift ideas, visit our Father’s Day Gift Guide on Cool Mom Picks, see our Father’s Day Pinterest board, or (UPDATE!) check out these posts:

Father’s Day tech gifts under $150

Splurgey tech gifts for Father’s Day

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