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The Best Athletic Father’s Day Gifts for Sports Lover

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If your dad is the athletic type, consider one of these great Father’s Day gifts for sports lover. Whether he’s hitting the slopes or cruising on the lake, getting him a fun and practical outdoor gift will make his day. So don’t worry if you’re stumped about what to get him. Here is a full list of the coolest outdoor or sports-related gifts we know he’ll love!

The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Sports Lover

Game Tickets


The dad who loves cheering on his favorite baseball team surely dreams of seeing them hit home runs live! So, if you really want to hit it out of the park for your dad this year, consider getting him seats at an upcoming game! Event Tickets Center sells tickets to see a wide variety of teams, ranging from the Cubs to the Rangers and the Angels. Plus, Event Tickets Center sells tickets to many more sporting events. So,  whether your dad likes baseball, hockey, racing, or any other sport, Event Tickets Center will have a game he’ll want to attend!

Pickleball Paddle

pickleball paddle
Sam’s Club

In the United States, pickleball is the fastest-growing sport, with an estimated 36.5 million people playing it across the country. So, if your dad has recently picked up this new hobby (or if he wants to start a new one), get him the Lifetime Pickleball Paddle for Father’s Day! It features sturdy materials that allow him to play competitively with confidence. For an even better deal, buy this paddle with a Sam’s Club membership, which is only $25 for a limited time!


Wally Fish Lure - White - father's day gifts for sports lover

HEYDUDE’s signature Wally slip-on isn’t just good for sports. They’re so lightweight and comfortable that they’re bound to be his new go-to’s for every type of sports activity, from shooting hoops to actually fishing! They’re also great vacation or weekend trips (with an easy-on lace system, they’re perfect for travel),  And while there are so many fun colors and patterns, we think this Fish Lure style is perfect for Father’s Day.

Adidas Workout Tee

Black Designed for Training Workout Tee

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better workout tee than this one. Made with moisture-wicking fabric and AEROREADY technology, it’ll keep him dry no matter how intense the workout. And because 81% of the materials are recycled (reduced waste = a better planet), he can feel just as good as he looks! It comes in a variety of colors as well as standard, petite, and tall sizes.

YETI Hopper Cooler

YETI Hopper Flip 12 Soft Cooler-Big Wave Blue - father's day gifts for sports lover

Perfect for camping or road trips, the Hopper Cooler is a soft version of the classic YETI hard-top model. But don’t let the fabric fool you. This cooler is completely leak-proof and puncture-proof. As with other YETI products, this cooler can keep food and drinks cold for hours, thanks to the unique ColdCell insulation. So if he’s on the lake or up the mountain, he can always have a nice, cold beer or water nearby!

Cushion Crew Training Socks

Nike Assorted 3-Pack Everyday Plus Cushion Crew Training Socks, Alternate, color, Multi-Color 964

Whoever said socks were a boring gift clearly didn’t get these cushioned training socks by Nike. They’re made with sweat-wicking Dri-FIT fabric that makes doing any type of sport a breeze. Not only are they breathable, but they have a fit-enhancing arch band for extra comfort and support. And because they’re slightly cushioned, he won’t have to worry about painful blisters!

RadRunner E-Bike

father's day gifts for sports lover
Rad Power Bikes

This isn’t just one of the coolest e-bikes on the market – it’s also one of the most affordable! The RadRunner by Rad Power Bikes is the perfect all-around bike for everyday activity. It can go up to 45 miles on one charge, so it’s built to handle long-distance full-day rides. But what’s really unique about the bike is the custom features. There are multiple different sizes and more than 330 accessory combinations, from bags and baskets to trailers and pet carriers. Yes – it’s a pricy gift, but one we know Dad will use every single day!

Bike Helmet

Schwinn Midvale Bike Helmet-Black - father's day gifts for sports lover

This Father’s Day, why not give the gift of safety? A durable bike helmet is a must for any dad who loves venturing off-the-beaten-path. The Schwinn Midvale Bike Helmet is one of the most comfortable ones we’ve tried. Although it offers full coverage, it does have 16 vents so it never feels too hot or stuffy. And it comes with a removable visor for an extra layer of sun protection!


daypack - father's day gifts for sports lover
Sportsman’s Warehouse

Regardless of whether Dad’s a hiker, camper, or cycler, you can’t go wrong gifting him this daypack. With 25 liters of space, the Mystery Ranch Saddle Peak is perfect for storing clothing, gear, or whatever else he needs. It even has a hydration reservoir as well as an attachment on the side for poles. And since it’s made with ripstop nylon with a carbonite and wax coating, it’ll last for many adventures to come.

Anon Ski Goggles

Anon - M4S Cylindrical Goggles - father's day gifts for sports lover

Any skier or snowboarder knows just how important it is to have a good pair of goggles. The Anon M4S Cylindrical Goggles are one of the most advanced we’ve seen, with rare-earth magnets that allow you to change lenses as you please. So if he’s going from cloudy peaks to sunny slopes, he can adjust to whatever Mother Nature throws at him.

Snow Jacket

The North Face - ThermoBall™ Eco Snow Triclimate® Jacket - Men's - father's day gifts for sports lover

The North Face Snow Triclimate Jacket is another great gift idea for skiers and snowboarders. Made with the signature Thermoball Eco Insuation, this jacket is made for the mountains. However, it has a 2 layer construction so you can zip off the shell in warmer weather. And there’s underarm venting for when things really heat up outdoors! For this reason, it’s easily one of the most versatile pieces of clothing that all sportsmen should have in their closet.

Wellness Certification

Any athlete knows that health and wellness is a huge part of maintaining a sport-focused lifestyle. But without the right training, it can be hard to stick to habits that create lasting change. Thankfully, the National Academy of Sport’s Medicine offers a world-class Wellness Coach Certification class. This 4-to-6-week program teaches you the basics of nutrition and mental well-being, and how to become a certified coach. That way, Dad can share his passion for health with others.

In addition to the wellness program, NASM also offers certification for personal training, nutrition, and corrective exercises.

Inflatable Kayak

kayak - father's day gifts for sports lover
Sportsman’s Warehouse

Your dad can enjoy a day out on the water anytime with the Solstice Flare 1 Inflatable Kayak. At just 29 pounds, this one-person kayak can pack down into a carrying bag. When it’s time to paddle, just use the provided pump and gauge to inflate. It’s made from UV-resistant, marine-grade PVC, so it’s rugged enough to take on even the roughest of currents.

Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, but you can’t go wrong with any of these Father’s Day gifts for sports lover. If you’re looking for more gift inspiration – we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of the best food and fashion-related gifts we think he’ll like too.

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