Some dads are constantly working out and playing sports. If your dad lives an active lifestyle, it’s easy to wonder what to get him with Father’s Day coming up.
Like most athletes, an active dad typically has a garage full of workout supplies, bats, clubs, balls, jump ropes, and just about any other fitness equipment you can imagine. So, what can you get for him that he doesn’t have and will definitely love?
We’ve compiled a list of 8 excellent gifts for a dad who loves sports and exercise. Check them out below!
A Fitness Tracker
Fitness trackers offer athletes and active folks a chance to monitor their activity levels, calorie-burning, heart rate, and other key metrics with ease. If your dad is a fan of innovative gadgets, a fitness tracker is the perfect Father’s Day gift for him!
Some fitness trackers are more accessible than others, and ease of use is definitely worth considering when buying a gift for your dad. It’s especially important to pick a user-friendly gift if your dad is older (and a bit more technologically challenged).
If your dad isn’t crazy about complex gadgets and prefers something simpler, you can always get him a classic pedometer. This tool tracks steps and nothing else, making it ideal for anyone who likes to keep things nice and straightforward.
Cool Links Cooling Towel
No matter how your dad gets his exercise, we guarantee he’ll love Cool Links.
These two-in-one cooling towels are incredibly useful, and they’re some of the most versatile pieces of workout equipment a dad can get. It’s the only cooling towel that’s frozen on the inside! Here’s how they work:
- Each towel comes with non-toxic cooling cubes, which seamlessly fit into the fabric.
- This versatile gadget works even when you don’t have access to a freezer or cooler. Just wet and snap the towel to activate the cooling fabric technology.
- These cubes are ultra-lightweight, only weighing a total of a pound when put together in the towel.
- When you put the towel on, the frozen cubes project a cool feeling into your muscle tissue that quickly cools and soothes.
- The cubes are secured in place by a magnetic tab, and the towel stays ultra-comfortable when wet or dry.
To add to the long list of perks, Cool Links towels are made from moisture-wicking material,helping to keep sweat off your neck and shoulders while you work out. Whether your dad is a runner, golfer, tennis player, basketball junkie, or power walker, he’ll love Cool Links.
Disc Golf Supplies
Disc golf is an incredibly unique sport that combines two things every dad loves: frisbees and golfing.
If your dad is a fan of golf but needs some extra variety in his life, grab him a set of discs! They’re all designed with specific purposes, just like standard golf clubs. You can get your dad a driver, mid-range disc, wedge, and putter without blowing your gift budget.
If you live near your dad and love playing sports with him, disc golf is a fantastic activity to share. It’s a perfect sport for large groups of athletes of love to compete with themselves — and each other — for new personal records. It’s also harder than it looks!
Most mid-sized to large cities have at least one public disc golf course, which is another aspect of the appeal of the sport. Unlike traditional golf, disc golf is an inexpensive hobby that just about anyone can pick up.
A Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
If your dad loves swimming laps and classic tunes, get him a gift that puts the two together: a waterproof Bluetooth speaker.
Designed for professional swimmers and casual folks alike, this gadget makes swimming a euphoric experience. Just picture your dad gliding across the surface of the pool while listening to Steely Dan’s “Dirty Work” or U2’s “Where the Streets Have No Name” (two classic “dad songs”), and you’ll know exactly why we’ve included this gift on our list.
Waterproof Bluetooth speakers can fit into a mid-to-high gift budget, and there are multiple models and designs to explore. If your dad is an audiophile and loves unparalleled sound quality, invest in a speaker from a company like Bose or Sony.
A New Grill
Many active people, including dads, try to keep their diets as clean and nutritious as possible. We fully support this practice! Exercise is just one piece of the puzzle that is a holistically healthy body. If you want to stay fit and happy, focus on your diet just as much as your workout routine.
So, what do you get for a dad who’s passionate about fitness and loves cooking healthy meals? How about a new grill?
Chances are, your dad has had the same grill in the backyard for a few decades. He’s probably a subscriber of the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mindset that so many dads firmly believe in, and there’s no shame in that. However, every grill has its time to shine, and then it’s time to retire.
If you suspect that your dad is ready for a new grill, there’s no better time to surprise him with it than Father’s Day.
This holiday is the one time of year — aside from your dad’s birthday, of course — when he gets to be the center of attention. That means he’ll probably want to wake up, go for a run, hike, or swim, and then grill up some chicken, corn on the cob, and burgers for the whole family. Why not make his dreams come true with a brand new grill?
High-Quality Running Shoes
Once again, many dads believe in the mantra, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If you’ve looked at your dad’s sneakers recently, you probably know this is true.
Many dads believe that the right time to throw something out is when it’s officially broken. In the case of shoes, that usually means a pair ends up in the trash only when the soles are completely worn off and there’s a decade of dirt and grime on the laces.
If your dad is a runner, his sneakers are probably worse than the average dad’s shoes. That’s a terrifying thought. Dads who run cover miles and miles on foot each week, which means their shoes take a brutal beating on the concrete. Over time, those sneakers get stinky, dirty, and less functional.
Are you reading that description and thinking to yourself, “When did you meet my dad and see his gross shoes?” We understand. That’s why we highly recommend giving your dad a brand new pair of running shoes on a special occasion, whether that’s Father’s Day, his birthday, Christmas, or Hannukkah.
Autographed Sports Memorabilia
Plenty of dads love to watch sports as much as they love playing sports. If that sounds like your dad, one of the most thoughtful Father’s Day gifts you can give is a piece of autographed sports memorabilia.
Your dad probably has a favorite NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, FIFA, or PGA player. If so, see if you can find some authentic autographed items online to give to your dad for Father’s day. If you can find a piece of memorabilia that fits your budget, it’s a gift that just might make your dad shed a few tears.
Here’s a quick disclaimer for this particular gift idea: sports memorabilia can be extremely expensive. If you don’t think you can find an autographed bat, football, glove, or puck that you can afford, it’s best to get your dad something within your budget instead of splurging. (That’s where Cool Links come in!)
Tickets to the Big Game
As restrictions ease back in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a better time than ever to go to a sporting event with your dad. After several years with minimal games to attend, tickets are on sale once again for major-league football, basketball, hockey, and much more.
Tickets to major-league sporting events can vary in price — it all depends on where you choose to sit. Depending on your budget, you might be able to snag some seats near the front row for you and your dad, which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll never forget.
Plus, if your dad is a baseball fan, Cool Links is available at over 20 minor league stadiums with team logos and colors!
Stay Cool Out There
This Father’s Day, make sure to spend some quality time with your dad doing whatever he loves to do. Whether that’s playing a few rounds of tennis, watching him school you on the golf course, or just taking a walk around the neighborhood, we guarantee that time with you is the best gift he could ask for. However, it’s still smart to get him a present.