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What to get Dad? Let’s ask him

A generation or two ago, dads were portrayed on TV and in movies as wise but a little distant. They wanted the best for their families, but they also wanted a little peace and quiet!

How times have changed. Dads still want the best for their families. But now they also want things to keep the family entertained, with things like TVs and cool speakers for their home theaters.

Best Buy surveyed dads to find out what gifts they’d really like to receive this Father’s Day. More than half said getting tech gifts is more fun and exciting than other gift options. And at the top of their wish list are items for their own entertainment, followed by their family’s entertainment and keeping organized.

In fact, three of the top five most desired gifts are 4K TVs. Pair that with a 4K Blu-ray player (6th most-desired) and a sound bar (9th) and you can see what today’s dads are going for. Laptops and tablets also scored high, speaking to dads’ desire to be more organized.

Here are the top 10 most-wanted gifts dads cited in our survey:

  1. Bose QuietComfort 35 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
  2. iPad Pro
  3. LG 43″ LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
  4. Samsung 55″ LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
  5. Samsung 55″ LED 4K Ultra HD Smart Curved TV
  6. Samsung 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
  7. Surface Pro 4 Laptop
  8. Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Music System
  9. Samsung Soundbar
  10. Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

Noise-cancelling headphones at the top of the list? Maybe today’s dads aren’t that different from the dads of generations past.

You can find more gift ideas for Dad at www.bestbuy.com/giftideas. Select gifts come with free setup by Geek Squad (a $39.99 value). Visit BestBuy.com/FreeSetup to check out the devices that qualify.

The Best Buy 2016 Father’s Day Top Tech survey was conducted May 12-19, 2016 by Research Now and Best Buy Enterprise Research among a nationally representative sample of 1,773 adults ages 18+. 895 of the respondents reported receiving Father’s Day gifts. The margin of error is +/- 2%.