Great Father's Day Gifts for Sporty Dads

6 years ago

Father’s Day is coming up and everyone knows what that means. If your dad (or children's dad) is a sporty guy, there are lots of creative gift choices. And you still have plenty of time - the big Sunday is June 19th this year.

Some dads never grow up, especially when it comes to their childhood sports and sports heroes. This is a great time of year then, to allow your dad to put on a uniform or get some new gear and become a kid again. From fantasy sports camps, to high tech gadgets that will improve his game, there are plenty of sporty Father's Day gifts in all price ranges.


Garmin Golf or Running Watch

If your dad wants to train like a pro, a Garmin device is definitely in order. The GPS-enabled watches measure time, pace and distance. Advanced models come with training plans, multisport courses, wireless data sharing and more. There are even golf versions that provide distance information to the front, back and middle of greens for more than 16,500 preloaded courses.Whether on the road or on the golf course, Garmin offers updates so Dad has no excuses for getting lost. $199 & up.

Power Trek Fuel Cell Charger

A portable fuel cell charger is a perfect gift for any dad who loves to spend time in the great outdoors. PowerTrekk provides instant power to electronic equipment such as cell phones, digital cameras, and GPS devices. And the best part? All you have to do is just add water. Sleekly designed in Sweden.

Video Games NHL11, Madden NFL11

From the old Atari to Nintendo, all the way to Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3, video games have come a long way. Without question the best types of games are sports games and if you're a sports-loving video gamer, this gift might just benefit you as well as Dad. Almost all the leagues and big names in sports have licensed their names so whether you want a family dual in tennis, hockey, basketball, baseball or golf, there's a title that will fit the bill.


Fantasy Basketball Camp

If you think the dad in your life has what it takes to run the court with Dwayne Wade, sign him up for a four-day fantasy camp where he can feel the thrill of playing with hall of famers and being coached by some of the best names in the game. It's not inexpensive (10K+), but if you can splurge on this once in a lifetime experience, you'll be golden (at least until Christmas).

Of course, it's not always what you buy or how much you spend that counts, but quality time spent together. So after serving Dad breakfast in bed, plan an afternoon hitting golf or tennis balls or watching a game together. Indulge his infatuation with playing or watching sports and you'll develop a bond that will last a lifetime.

Any other suggestions for great sporty gifts?


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