Father’s Day is quickly approaching and although we’re sure your dad would be thrilled with another tie, we’re going to steer you in a different direction this year. If your dad (or husband, or son, or any man in your life!) is more interested in hitting the gym than the grill, this hand-picked list of gift ideas is perfect for you. And if Dear ol’ Dad is in need of a little motivation in the fitness department, these gifts will give him that healthy little nudge he needs to get back on his A-game (no one actually wants a dad bod).
We helped you shop for your fit mom , now it’s dad’s turn!
For the Conscious Cook Chef’d Meals. Avoid the loud crowds and oversized portions (and prices) at a restaurant this year. Instead, treat Dad to a healthy, delicious home cooked meal with none of the hassle. Chef’d delivers pre-prepped, perfectly portioned meal kits to your door step with the freshest ingredients. Browse hundreds of recipes from renowned chefs (like fish tacos, lemon chicken, or steak with rosemary potatoes), pick his favorites and voila! Of course we aren’t suggesting Dad should cook his own Father’s Day dinner (unless he insists) but we do recommend you choose some recipes for you to cook together. There’s nothing like spending some quality time in the kitchen! Meals serve anywhere from 2 to 8 and start around $20.
For the Great Outdoorsman try an IceMule Cooler. Say goodbye to the days of lugging around that bulky, leaky box we called a cooler. The easily portable IceMule Cooler is a must-have for any dad that enjoys the great outdoors. This soft-shell, high-performance cooler keeps ice cold for up to 24 hours, rolls up easily for storage and has welded seams (no zippers) so it’s waterproof and floats! Whether Dad is trekking to the top of a mountain or kayaking in deep waters, he will always have an ice cold beverage right there with him. The Classic Coolers come in various sizes, 10L-20L, and prices range from $60-$70.
For the Worker Bee socks from one of our favorite brands, Pair of Thieves. These fun and funky styles put a whole new spin on socks. They are so versatile and durable, they’ll take him from a long day at the office straight to the gym. Shopping for a new dad? They even make matching Dad + Kid socks (let’s all say it together, “awwwwwww”). You can find tons of new colors and styles that pop on their site or just head to your local Target store. Socks start at only $10!
For the Tech Savvy Guy check out the Fitbit Charge wireless activity wristband. This polished all-in-one gadget tracks all the stats he’ll need (steps, distance, calories burned and much more), pairs with his smartphone for caller ID and even monitors his sleep, setting a silent alarm to ensure a good night’s rest. Motivate Dad to get on the move and stay on target while staying up to date with the latest cutting edge technology. The Fitbit Charge comes in several sophisticated color selections, starting at $109.95.
For the Music Lover 66 Audio’s Revolution headphones are the way to go. With these seamlessly sleek Bluetooth headphones, Dad will never have to worry about pesky wires getting in his way or those little annoying earbuds falling out during a workout. The superior sound quality, breakthrough technology and lightweight comfort will elevate his listening experience to new heights. With a 12-hour of continuous music playback, he won’t have to worry about charging 24/7. Whether he’s on a long distance run or lifting weights at the gym, the Revolution headphones will ensure he does not need to forfeit comfort, convenience, or quality to have his favorite tunes on hand at all times. Headphones can be purchased from 66audio.com for $169.99.
For The Gym Junkie the Trigger Point massage ball is a total lifesaver. The TP massage ball is designed to manage muscle aches and pains through targeted pressure and movement. This little wonder will help Dad after those long gym sessions or as a pre-workout warm up. Plus, its compact size makes it perfect for tackling knots and tight muscles on the go. Check out this video to see all the ways the TP massage ball can be used. Bonus! It’s only $20!
For the Runner the brand new Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 33 will brighten up his day and his runs. If your dad is an avid runner, he knows about the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus. The upgraded generation of this shoe will not only help him improve his runs but remind him of his originals. Who doesn’t love reminiscing on the good old days? Better yet, Nike is dropping new colors this month. Runnersworld.com reviewers unanimously agree on the first-rate quality of this new shoe and give it high rankings across the board. You can purchase directly from the Nike store for $110.
For the Golf Addict the Zepp Golf 3D Swing Analyzer is the perfect gift to up his game. Dad can simply attach the sensor to his glove, take a few swings and instantly have himself a personal golf coach. The analyzer immediately measures the most significant aspects of the swing, evaluates areas in need of improvement and provides the user with tailored training programs (including videos from PGA tour pros!). With a gift like this, Dad may never get off the green. The analyzer pairs wirelessly with his smartphone via Bluetooth for instant feedback. It can be purchased on Amazon for only $99.99.