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Sunday the 2nd of September is the other big day this year. Father’s Day that is. So how best to demonstrate the enormity of your love and gratitude to him?

Well, there are many, many ways. But one sure fire way is to give him an impressively expensive gift. Here are a round dozen suggestions. Don’t worry if these are too pricey … some of them are extremely pricey! Come back in a few days for our next “Father’s Day Gift Guide – for the more affordable Dad”.

Jura S8 automatic coffee machine – $2,650

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What more could he ask for? A full-on gadget that delivers a tasteful and uplifting beverage! The Jura coffee machine uses a computer to deliver the finest coffee, all the way from beans to your dad’s Espresso cup. It can dole out the right temperature water for his tea, or do a latte topping for his coffee. And there’s not a capsule in sight.

Our reviewer reckons the standard settings were just about perfect and that it’ll pay for itself in a year.

Read the GadgetGuy review here.

ASUS ZenBook S notebook computer – we’re not sure on the pricing, but it’s worth it


So, Windows computers are all pretty much the same, eh? Your dad won’t think so once he gets his hands on this very special gift from you. Screen? Our review says that the 4K touchscreen is “without peer”. And talk about slim and light. It’s just 1.05 kilograms in weight and 12.9mm thick. That’s a hair over half an inch in dad’s language.

And it’s got the important stuff, like two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a choice of memory, storage and processor options. It’s not all just shiny good looks though. It also passes the MIL-STD 810G drop test.

Read the GadgetGuy review here.

Sennheiser HD 820 – $3,499

Sennheiser HD 820

Does your dad love his music? Does he appreciate quality sound? Do you dislike his music? Then why not kill all three birds with one stone this Father’s Day? The Sennheiser HD 820 headphones deliver music quality to a level rarely achieved. And they do it privately, thanks to their closed back design.

While you’re at it, you could consider the companion Sennheiser HDV 820 headphone amplifier.