Father’s Day Gift Ideas For The Active Dad

by Jessica Flannagan
When my husband became a dad, Father’s Day took on a whole new meaning. I personally love spoiling him and as a family we do all we can to celebrate the most important guy in our world. And while ties and “best dad ever” mugs are great, there are some amazing “outside the box” gifts in a variety of price ranges available for active and busy fathers. So if you’re still not sure what to buy the man of the household this year, check out my list of favorite gift ideas for the for dads on the go.

Apple Watch


Tracking fitness activities is just the beginning with the Apple Watch. The watch allows active dads to make a call while running, hail a taxi and more. 

Team hat 

My husband is a football lover. I won’t name his team to spare you the agony of feeling sorry for him, but I know that he and most NFL loving dads could always enjoy a team cap.

AERIX Drone 

This drone is a great option for beginners and what dad wouldn’t love flying this gadget through the air? It will make him feel like a kid again. 

Running shoes

Brooks makes some of the best running shoes around. Any dad who loves to run and even those who don’t, will be able to appreciate the comfort of a good pair of sneakers. 

Cool air backpack baby carrier 

From hiking state parks to walks around the local lake, a baby carrier such as the Ergobaby Four Position Cool Air Mesh Baby Carrier makes staying active with baby much easier for all. This is the carrier we used with both of our sons and we even used it to haul our 3-year-old through London’s Heathrow Airport in a hurry. It’s comfortable, functional and looks good too. 

Papa bear key chain

A key chain is the perfect small gift from a child. They will help ensure dad never loses his keys in his backpack again.

Mini projector for a smart phone

This smart phone projector can fit in any suitcase or bag is the perfect way for dad to share videos of his adventures with the entire family. Technology loving dads will especially find this fun too.

The most comfortable flip flops 

All active dads appreciate comfort, and Sanuk Men’s Beer Cozy Flip Flops are seriously the most comfortable around. These flip flops allow dads to stylishly and comfortably enjoy summer with the kids, and Sanuk makes a similar version for women. 

These gifts are a great place to start for all the dads in our lives who like to be outdoors enjoying life with their families. And since there’s truly something here for every dad that means you can spend more time for shopping and less time spent brainstorming what to buy. Happy Father’s Day!


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