Does your dad religiously stick to his weekly golf game? Or maybe he cheers on the New Jersey Devils regularly or never misses a Red Bulls game. Whatever his favorite sport may be, score big this Father’s Day with the perfect gift for your father. Think of it as payback for driving you to all those baseball games or swim meets. Check out our 10 favorite finds for the sporty dad in your life.
Don’t settle for yet another jersey boasting Dad’s favorite team. Consider purchasing a beautiful piece of art instead. Select his beloved team’s stadium (soccer, football and baseball are among the options) and choose from unframed print, canvas, framed print or framed canvas. This unique gift provides a high-end addition to the wall of his home or office and unlike that jersey, it will last forever.
Where to Buy: Ballpark Blueprints
Price: $60 & up
Let dad make a statement on the beach, at the pool club, on the boat or wherever his aquatic adventures take him this summer. This Peter Millar Brella Bathers swimsuit features a whimsical print with a bird’s-eye view of colorful beach umbrellas. It’s available for purchase at SAMS Fine Men’s Clothing in Livingston or on their website.
Where to Buy: SAMS
NFL Football Coasters
A terrific choice for any football fan, this gift is perfect for the football-watching season to come. The coasters are made from the same leather that’s used for official NFL footballs. Each set includes four water-resistant coasters that are four inches in diameter. The leather is made by Horween, the famous Chicago tannery that supplies the leather for the NFL.
Where to Buy: Owen & Fred
Minor League Baseball Tickets
Take your dad out to the ballgame! Gift him with tickets to one of NJ’s minor league teams. Choose from the Lakewood Blueclaws, New Jersey Jackals, Somerset Patriots, Sussex County Miners or Trenton Thunder. Spend some quality time with Dad as you cheer on the home team. Tickets are very affordable and many stadiums host fireworks shows at select games too.
Where to Buy: Visit individual team websites
Price: $10 & up
Golfing Gift Card
Whether your dad is working on his swing or just got a hole in one, no golfer will turn down a free day on the links. Purchase him a gift certificate to use at his favorite public course this Father’s Day. The gift cards from Go Play Golf are redeemable for a round at over 5,000 golf course nationwide, including an array of courses in New Jersey.
Where to Buy: Go Play Golf
Price: $25 & up
Looking for a gift that will really impress? The Apple Watch incorporates fitness tracking and health-oriented capabilities to take Dad’s health and fitness to the next level. It contains a built-in GPS, is water resistant up to 50 meters and includes features to help dad stay active, motivated and connected. Available in white, black or midnight blue sport bands.
Where to Buy: Apple Inc.
Price: $269 & up
Rutgers Scarlet Knights Sneakers
Maybe your father is a huge Rutgers football fan or is currently footing the bill for your tuition. Return the favor by gifting him with these Skicks low-top sneakers. Sporting Rutgers’ colors and emblazoning the team logo, the comfortable sneaks are an easy way for Dad to show some school spirit at the next game.
Where to Buy: Football Fanatics
Camp & Tailgate Grill
Elevate your tailgating game courtesy of this slim, lightweight and portable George Foreman grill. Dad can use the nonstick surface to cook burgers and hot dogs. If game time is on the early side, reverse the plate and use it as a flat grill for breakfast foods. The grill features a heat-regulating knob, push-button start and detachable carrying strap. Great for summer camping trips too!
Where to Buy: George Foreman
Encourage Dad to play with his food. This super-fun soccer mug comes equipped with a tiny goal so he can practice his moves while eating breakfast. Created by a kid entrepreneur and sports fan, the ceramic mug is also available in basketball, football, baseball and hockey varieties.
Where to Buy: UncommonGoods
Keep the sun out of dad’s eyes while he’s spending time outdoors this summer. These sunglasses by Under Armour are ultralight, offering strength and flexibility. He’ll find an adjustable nosepad and enjoy a comfortable, flexible and secure fit that doesn’t squeeze. Plus, the lenses block 100 percent of UVA, UVB and UVC rays.
Where to Buy: Under Armour