ACTIVE Father’s Day Gift Guide
Lucky for you, we've got you covered in the gift department. Whether the old man likes to run, bike, lift or just enjoy the great outdoors, we've found the perfect Father's Day gifts that active dads will actually like.
DryFins Board Shorts$52 1 of 25
The price may seem steep for a pair of swim trunks, but every man knows the discomfort of standard mesh swimsuit liners—and the struggle is real. DryFins' quick-dry liner eliminates the chafing and irritation that can happen after a day in the water.
Next time the family takes a trip to the beach or water park, Dad will be beyond grateful for his newfound comfort, and it'll show when he doesn't have to waddle his way back to the car.
National Park Buff$25 2 of 25
The most resourceful piece of clothing on our list, this Buff is perfect for Dad, who can wear it around his head while hiking in the heat or around his neck while working in the yard.
As you can see from the designs, this new line of Buffs pays tribute to the National Park Service centennial. Like wearing a tee of his favorite classic rock band, he can now honor his favorite national park with pride.
Vionic Tide Toe Post Sandals$69.95 3 of 25
Dads are on their feet often—especially when they're chasing little ones around—and those old sandals aren't going to get the job done much longer. It's time for an upgrade.
Vionic's Tide Toe Post sandals are proven to alleviate heel pain, according to a company-funded study that featured patients who experience moderate, non-traumatic discomfort in their feet. The podiatrist-designed sandals come with leather trim, neoprene padding and a deep heel cup that helps stabilize, support and realign the feet back to their natural position.
Coleman Conquer 250L Headlamp$35 4 of 25
It's not just coal miners who have a need for headlamps. Proper lighting is critical when spending a night under the stars and can also come in handy when Dad is working on the car or in the attic. We love the amount of innovation Coleman packed into its Conquer 250 lumen headlamp
With five different modes that easily adjust with a wave of a hand, not to mention battery life lasting up to 10 hours, your dad will have plenty of time to geek out over this cool gadget.
Pearl Izumi N0 v2$100 5 of 25
If Dad's favorite mode of transportation is running, he might enjoy this minimalist offering from Pearl Izumi. The Road N0 v2 is an extremely lightweight road shoe, perfect for tempo runs and race day alike.
The smaller amount of cushioning and support is best for experienced runners who have been acclimated to this style of shoe and is especially ideal for fast, shorter distance efforts. So if Dad doesn't need a ton of sole support for the next family fun run, this could be the perfect shoe for him.
Eddie Bauer Bygone 25 Pack$80 6 of 25
Whether Dad's commuting to work or heading out for an afternoon hike with the kids, Eddie Bauer's Bygone 25 pack is a stylish option that's also versatile enough to meet his basic backpacking needs.
The Bygone includes a dedicated laptop sleeve for weekday purposes and plenty of pockets and storage for snacks and juice boxes for those weekend adventures.
NutriBullet 8-Piece Set$79.99 7 of 25
The NutriBullet is a great option for single servings of shakes and smoothies and will quickly replace that big, bulky blender. Whether Dad's trying to sneak more veggies into his diet or packing in the protein powder on his quest for #gainz, this nutrition extractor set will get the job done without the mess.
This set comes with two different cup sizes, so he can make just the right amount, and a lid with a handle for nutrition on the go. Plus, everything but the base is dishwasher safe, so Dad has no excuse not to clean up after himself.
Hathaway Sure Shot Dual Electronic Basketball Game$113.99 8 of 25
Complete Dad's man cave with this Sure Shot Electronic Basketball Game that's guaranteed to provide hours of friendly competition and entertainment for the whole family. It only takes about an hour to put together and comes with four basketballs and eight game modes to choose from.
If Dad doesn't have a man cave (poor guy), rest assured the unit folds up for easy storage when you need to make room for company.
"The Art of the Jersey: A Celebration of the Cycling Race Jersey"$25 9 of 25
Does Dad walk out of the house on weekends fully dressed in spandex, prepped and ready for an hours-long ride? Or maybe he just loves watching the Tour de France every year?
Either way, he'll appreciate this table-worthy book that includes a unique collection of over 200 cycling jerseys from the past 40 years of professional racing. From the classic Bianchi blue wool jersey to the modern jerseys worn by Lance, he'll certainly find his favorite within these pages.
NordicTrack 8-Pound Medicine Ball$28.49 10 of 25
Help the old man avoid (or recover from) the dreaded dadbod with this eight-pound medicine ball from NordicTrack. There are plenty of workout options to keep Dad active and healthy for years to come.
Plus, the quality and non-slip grip of this ball is tough to beat.
Eddie Bauer Amphib Hiking Shoes$110 11 of 25
We know what you're thinking: "$110 is a little pricey for what appear to be a designer pair of Crocs." But if Dad spends any amount of time going in or through bodies of water, he'll love Eddie Bauer's Amphib hiking shoes.
They're lightweight, comfortable, well-ventilated and designed to drain water quickly. If Pops enjoys kayaking, hiking or just spending time at the beach, this shoe is sure to fit his needs.
LifeProof Phone Cases$79.99 & up 12 of 25
Let's be real: Dads can get a bit clumsy at times. And since it appears almost all dads have finally given in to the smartphone craze, it's important they protect their expensive gadgets.
LifeProof has long been one of the industry leaders when it comes to protective phone cases. The brand's FRE case covers the "four proofs," making it waterproof, dirt-proof, snow-proof and drop-proof. There's also built-in scratch protection and several color options to choose from.
Don't have the latest iPhone? Check out LifeProof's other cases for phones made by Samsung, Motorola and LG.
Nike Bandit Sunglasses$166 13 of 25
Is it time for Dad to get some new shades?
The Bandit sunglasses feature ventilation at the nose bridge, upper frame and arms for optimal airflow and reduced fogging. They come with the necessities, too: Nike Max Optics for precise vision from every angle and 100 percent UVA and UVB protection.
Reebok One X CrossFit Cushion 3.0$124.99 14 of 25
Whether Dad's an avid CrossFitter or an average gym-goer, he'll make a statement with these bright shoes (also available in white). The Kevlar-reinforced upper provides lightweight protection and durability, and the triple-foam midsole creates a pleasant cushioned feel.
While these shoes aren't the best for Olympic lifting (or marathon training, for that matter), they're great for workouts that include short intervals of running, box jumps, burpees or anything else Dad wants to try. If he's looking for a multi-purpose training shoe, this is a great option.
Eddie Bauer Amphib Cargo Shorts$80 15 of 25
Nothing screams "DAD" quite like a pair of cargo shorts. And who can blame him? Those extra pockets come in handy for emergency snacks when you need to defuse a toddler on the verge of a nuclear meltdown.
These shorts are made with a StormRepel finish to keep dad dry no matter where his hiking adventures may take him (or what he might spill in his lap). And he's sure to love the camouflage pattern because...well, 'Murica.
Trigger Point GRID 2.0 Foam Roller$65 16 of 25
While a professional massage is always nice, it might not be something you can afford to give Dad year-round. At half the cost of some massages, this foam roller from Trigger Point is designed for larger bodies and provides a firm, stable feel.
The active dad in your life will be able to roll out knots and kinks in his post-workout muscles while promoting increased circulation and overall flexibility. Be warned: Movie nights may include a routine foam rolling session on the living room floor.
Bryton Rider 310$120 17 of 25
As one of the most feature-packed GPS cycling computers at this price point, the Bryton Rider 310 is challenging bigger name brands in the industry.
Whether Dad is a casual commuter or rides hundreds of miles a week, he'll be sure to enjoy the reliability, accuracy and battery life of this relatively inexpensive device. It's also Strava-compatible, so he'll still be able to show off his newly acquired KOM with his local riding buddies.
Eddie Bauer Greenpoint Short Sleeve Shirt$60 18 of 25
We like to think there are two major life lessons when it comes to male fashion: plaid never goes out of style, and men can always use more button-ups.
This classic shirt is perfect for the rugged outdoors dad who also happens to care about the way he looks. The moisture-wicking fabric, UPF 40 sun protection, honeycomb texture, mesh on the back of the neck and, of course, an eye-catching plaid design are sure to keep your old man comfy and handsome.
Osprey Syncro 10 Hydration Pack$110 19 of 25
If Dad prefers the idea of actual surfing over couch surfing, or just enjoys being outdoors, we recommend picking up this versatile hydration pack.
Whether he's prepping for a summer day hike or going on a century ride in sweltering heat, this pack is the perfect size and style to keep him hydrated without weighing him down.
Nike Tailwind Sunglasses$145 20 of 25
If Dad's looking for something a little more aerodynamic when it comes to sunglasses, Nike's Tailwind frames are a perfect fit. They're so light and comfortable, he might forget he's even wearing them.
The Tailwinds are available in a variety of color schemes and have superior ventilation to help keep Dad cool (or at least as cool as a dad can be) no matter what he's doing. The shades also feature interchangeable lenses (additional lenses sold separately) so he can customize his look.
Coleman Comfortsmart Interlock Suspension Chair$50 21 of 25
Who says you can't camp in comfort? Whether Dad's taking it to the campsite or parking it on the sideline of the next Saturday morning soccer game, he'll be happy to take a load off in Coleman's Comfortsmart chair.
With a flexible double-bungee suspension system woven in the seatback, the Comfortsmart makes this foldable chair far less stiff while still remaining incredibly supportive. And with a swivel cup holder and padded arms, this chair might just become Dad's new recliner.
Waka Waka Power+$79 22 of 25
We don't know about yours, but most of the dads we know are notoriously bad at keeping their cell phones charged, so they can never have too many battery chargers. Luckily, this just might be the last one they ever need.
The Waka Waka Power+ is a solar-powered portable charger, which makes it the only charger he'd have to take on a weekend hike. And if you're feeling charitable this Father's Day, with every Power+ sold, Waka Waka will donate another one to a developing country.
LifeBEAM Smart Hat$99 23 of 25
If your runner Dad is tired of messing with heart rate straps, the LifeBEAM smart hat is his answer—and his new go-to running cap. The hat measures heart rate, steps and calories burned, and it syncs the data to his phone or compatible fitness watch, all while never leaving his head.
It was initially designed to monitor the vital signs of astronauts and pilots and has a battery life of 17 hours, so Dad's sure to run out of juice before the hat does.
Eddie Bauer Sandstone Soft Shell Vest$80 24 of 25
Father's Day means summertime, which is prime "sun's out, guns out" time.
Seriously, though, once the cooler temperatures start to creep in this fall, he'll love sporting this lightweight vest to keep his core warm without overheating his arms. Between its stylish minimalist design and highly breathable, wind- and water-resistant material, this vest is ready for any season.