Father’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’re like us, you might have left gift shopping until the last minute. (Why does it always creep up so quickly each year?) Regardless, we’re here to help you find a thoughtful gift for dad that he’ll love—and if you have an Amazon account it can be here by the weekend! If your dad is a fan of anything fitness or health related, he’s going to love these 11 gadgets and gifts this summer and all year round. Here are our favorite gifts to thank your dad for all he does for you and give him the gift of health (and fun!) no matter your budget.
If your dad doesn’t have a FitBit yet, there’s no time like the present to get him tracking his steps and daily activity levels! A FitBit or other tracking device is a great way to challenge yourself and set new fitness goals as you go. With this sleek wristband, dad will be able to track steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes each day. It can also track how long and how well he sleeps and can be personalized with interchangeable metal, leather and classic bands.
2. Hiking Guide
An area guide to hiking is a great gift for an active dad! Find a guide that’s in your area and let hime explore. This Minnesota guide covers more than 40 great hikes, highlighting the history and geography of each route. The book includes exhaustively detailed trail descriptions, mile-by-mile directional cues, trail contacts, elevation profiles, and GPS-quality maps.
If your dad’s into the outdoors (or just into staying hydrated!) give him the gift of this S’well water bottle that’s so dang rustic Ron Swanson himself could have whittled it by hand. It keeps beverages hot or cold for hours, so he can stay cool while camping or use it as a thermos for tea and coffee. Plus, they’re seriously stylish.
4. Paddle Board
A paddle board is a great gift for the dad who loves to get out in the water and paddle into the sunset! Paddle boarding can actually be a great workout too, providing an ab and balance challenge in addition to just being a fun way to get around the lake. While they’re a little on the spendy side, it’s a fun investment you and your family can use for years. This ISLE paddle board is light weight, portable and will look great out on the open water.
5. Yoga Mat
Calling all yogi dads! These lightweight, non-slip yoga mats from Gaiam come in a variety of colors and sizes, and are easy for pops to tote to his classes. These mats are also great for high impact exercises or other stretching/training. He can keep one in his office for stretch breaks or take it to the gym for some vinyasa.
A hammock is a great gift for the outdoorsy dad! What better way to relax than to curl up with a good book (and maybe a cocktail) in your very own hammock. This ENO DoubleNest Hammock is light, compact, sets up fast and even has room for 2 in case he decides to share. It’s perfect for camping or just hanging in his own backyard.
We often think of massages for moms, but dads love them too! Help dad relieve sore muscles from the wear and tear of work and everyday stress with a gift certificate for a relaxing therapeutic massage. If he’s super busy, set up the appointment for him and treat him to a day of relaxation and stress-relief.
This highly efficient juicer can help dad have fresh-squeezed juices every morning! The dishwasher-safe parts make it a breeze to clean up, and its centrifugal power makes it easy to get every last bit of juice from dad’s favorite fruits and veggies.
Does dad do a lot of sitting at work? Then he might be interested in an alternative option to the dangers of sitting. A balance ball chair provides all-day ergonomic support for a stronger healthier back. By sitting on the ball, he’ll improve his posture and spinal alignment while getting a core-strengthening workout.
10. Personal Training Session
Is your dad just getting into a fitness routine or is he stuck in a workout rut? A personal training session might be just what he needs! A trainer can help you to achieve your fitness goals by providing customized workouts, helping you to maintain good form, and providing support.
Cost: Averages about $80-100 per session
11. Bike Helmet
The best gift for an active dad? Something that keeps him safe and stylish. The lightweight Kali Protectives Chakra PLUS Helmet has merged the helmet shell and foam which makes for a thinner shell and reduces the helmet weight. It will keep dad comfy and safe while he bikes around town.
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