If the dad in your life is cool with a grill set and six-pack this Father’s Day, go ahead and stop reading now. You know what you need to do.
If the man of the hour isn’t content with traditional Father’s Day fare — more specifically, if he’d prefer to spend Father’s Day tackling a 100-mile cycling circuit than loafing around in the backyard — then this article’s for you.
These five Father’s Day gifts are all designed with active dads in mind. Happily, none will break the bank, no matter how slim your gift-giving budget. Which do you think the dad in your life will love?
Why spring for a gym membership when you can achieve a comprehensive strength training workout in the comfort of your home gym?
That’s an age-old question asked by frugal dads everywhere. Happily, it has an easy answer: invest in a home weight set with stackable storage. Bring it out when it’s time to hit the gym; otherwise, it’s out of sight, out of mind.
Many active dads (and moms, and childless folks too) swear by the performance-boosting power of compression shorts. While the jury is still out on cardiovascular benefits of this comfy type of athletic wear, personal results speak for themselves. Use Faveable’s rundown of the top compression shorts for men to choose a pair that fits Dad’s training routine and style preferences.
At this point, can anyone possibly make a case against wireless earbuds? You don’t have to love ‘em, but you can’t deny their utility.
After filing away these pre-purchase considerations, it’s time to look for an earbud pair that checks as many of Dad’s boxes as possible. When in doubt, ask him (carefully) what he’d like to change about his current sound-delivery setup.
Yes, it’s really and truly possible, provided Dad’s willing to clean it out from time to time. You’ll need to spend more than you would for a run-of-the-mill gym bag, of course, but the dual purpose is well worth the cost.
Serious fitness dads know the importance of good foot support. If your gift recipient does a lot of track or trail running, wow him this Father’s Day with a pair of cushioned cross trainers capable of standing up to the toughest conditions. If he’s more of a hard-surface guy, a set of silky running shoes may do just fine.
Get Active This Father’s Day
If you’re giving the gift of good health this Father’s Day, you’re in a good place. Each of the gifts on this list is designed to stand the test of time and promote healthy choices, setting Dad up for many more Father’s Days to come.
While you’re at it, why not pick up some activewear or active gear for yourself as well? The dad in your life shouldn’t get to have all the fun, anyway. Your health and happiness are every bit as important as his.