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Impress Dad with a smart home gift

These gadgets will keep your dad happy for at least a year.

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Anova Precision Cooker

Does your dad like to experiment with food and tech? The Anova Precision Cooker makes sous vide cooking more accessible, making it a fun and easy way to try a new technique. Plus it integrates with Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant.

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Black+Decker WiFi-Enabled Slow Cooker

If your dad prefers the more tried-and-true methods of cooking, the Black+Decker WiFi-Enabled Slow Cooker is a cool kitchen gadget that adds smarts to a cooking interface almost every parent is familiar with.

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Vitamix Ascent

If your dad is getting into more healthy foods, the Vitamix Ascent might be a good choice. This Vitamix knows which container you're using, and automatically adjusts the settings to get the best blend -- perfect for protein shakes in the morning.

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Breville Barista Express

If you want to splurge, the Breville Barista Express offers the features of a high-end espresso machine for a good price.

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Amazon Tap

If your dad doesn't spend much time in the kitchen, a digital assistant might be a better option. The Amazon Tap is a smart speaker that docks to charge, but can be brought around the house for Alexa access or music.

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Google Home

If your dad is an Android man, the Google Home might be a better fit. Plus, it can cast video and audio to TVs and Buetooth speakers if you have the right Chromecast devices.

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Nest Learning Thermostat

If your dad likes to carefully control his home's temperature, try sending him a Nest Learning Thermostat. Then, every time Mom changes the temp, he can switch it back from his phone, without even getting off the couch.

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Neato Botvac Connected

While he's on the couch, it's always nice to have a robot vacuum the house for you. The Neato Botvac Connected is one of the best performing robot vacuums for the price.

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Nest Protect

If your dad is safety- and security-minded, try the Nest Protect. It's a smoke and carbon monoxide detector, and it will let him check on the house even when he's out celebrating his day.

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Roost Smart Water Leak and Freeze Detector

Or if floods are a bigger risk to his home, a flood detector like Roost's might do the trick. If he asks you to set it up, it won't even take more than 5 or 10 minutes.

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Baratza Coffee Grinder

Or if he's a coffee enthusiast, a reliable coffee grinder could be an alternative. The Baratza Coffee Grinder is sturdily built, and offers dozens of coarseness settings.

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