10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Sports Fans, Runners, Gamers and Tech Lovers

father carrying his daughter smiling

Father’s Day is fast approaching. It’s fun to celebrate Dad (just like we did Mom) and all that he does for the family, but you might not be sure what to get him this year. Have you run out of ideas? We made gift-buying a cinch with a Father’s Day gift guide chock-full of fun ideas that fit any dad’s interest, from grilling to golf or smart home gadgets to summer style. Whether you’re chipping in together with your siblings for Father’s Day gifts or trying to decide on a Father’s Day gift card just for him, you’ve come to the right place to get inspired on how best to honor Dad. These simple Father’s Day gifts are easy to find and can be bought online, so shopping is even easier!

What to Get Dad for Father’s Day

1) Anything Jordan Brand

person wearing white and blue air jordan 1

As one of the greatest players in NBA history, Michael Jordan dominates the sports fashion industry. His Jordan brand shoes are iconic and always in style. If your dad is a sports fan, particularly a basketball fan, it’s a good bet that he would appreciate any type of Jordan gear, whether it’s a pair of retro Air Jordans, a Jumpman-emblazoned jacket or even court-ready basketball shorts. Foot Locker has tons of Jordan brand apparel, shoes and accessories. While you’re at it, grab Dad a Jordan Legacy Basketball to go with his new outfit, and let him relive his own hoop dreams.

2) Running Accessories

garmin forerunner 245 music smartwatch

If he likes to stay active, either inside on the treadmill or outside in the park, a smartwatch is a must-buy. The Garmin Forerunner 245 Music Smartwatch syncs with his favorite playlist on Spotify, or he can access his own Garmin coach while getting in his daily steps. Or maybe Dad needs a new pair of joggers for his next workout. The UA Sportstyle Joggers from Under Armour keeps his muscles warm and ready for anything. All he’ll have to focus on is enjoying his run (while still social distancing, of course!).

3) Grilling Tools

grilled meat on griddle

If grilling is a hobby of his, Lowe’s has a ton of gift options, from the grill itself, whether a gas or charcoal grill or a smoker, to a multitude of accessories. Maybe he needs a portable grill cart for the summer, or a stainless steel tool set. Either way, you can’t go wrong with one of these items if you have a grill master for a dad. And, bonus, your family will reap the rewards with yummy grilled dinners!


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4) Smart Home Gadgets

ecobee smart thermostat

Maybe your dad is a tech guy, in which case a smart home product will be right up his alley. For the heat of the summer months, a smart thermostat might fit (and lower!) the bill. Ecobee’s version has voice control and syncs with your Alexa and your cell phone for convenience. He might also appreciate an Amazon Smart Plug.  With a smart plug, you can easily adjust the lights and appliances using a voice-controlled assistant or a mobile app.

5) Outdoor Gear & Equipment

eddie baur solarfoil long-sleeve crew shirt

The wild blue yonder beckons, and Dad needs the right gear for his next adventure. This moisture-wicking shirt with UPF 50+ protection and this award-winning trail pack by Eddie Bauer are perfect for the next hiking trip he has planned. While you’re at it, add in a new travel mug to keep his drink hot or cold for hours at a time while he’s on the trail.

6) Golf Gear

bushnell rangefinder golf

Dad will be able to shoot more birdies with a new set of golf balls, like these from Callaway. Or maybe a Bushnell Rangefinder with of-the-minute technology will serve best for his long game. Whatever golf accessory you choose, you can’t go wrong with a golf gift if your father loves spending time on the links.

7) Summer Fashion Apparel & Accessories

express mens khaki shorts on model

Hot weather is here, and with it comes the need for clothing ideal for higher temps. Keep Dad feeling cool with a moisture-wicking polo shirt from Express along with these 365 Comfort Hyper Stretch Shorts. Add in a new pair of aviator sunglasses, and he’ll be ready for long days in the summer sun while staying stylish.

8) Video Game Accessories

playstation controller

Some gamers like using a headset while they play. The Xbox One LS35X Wireless headset is a good option for crisp audio, so they never miss a second of what’s happening in the game (or those endless Zoom calls for work!). If he’s a PlayStation owner, Dad might like a new PS4 controller in his favorite color or to match his favorite game.

9) Pop Culture Smartphone Accessories

Phone accessories are always welcome (and when Dad’s not using them, they are free game for everyone else). If he’s a fan of Star Wars, buy him a Millennium Falcon Wireless Charge Pad so that his phone is ready to go to light speed at all times. GameStop also has an Iron Man Wireless Charger that looks like Tony Stark’s Arc Reactor. And if he’s a fan of the original Star Trek series, he’ll probably love this replica Star Trek communicator that’s actually a functioning Bluetooth handset. These are simple Father’s Day gifts that he can have a lot of fun with.

10) Happy Father’s Day Gift Card

Happy Father's Day Card

Many of the ideas in this Father’s Day gift guide can be purchased from stores on the Happy Father’s Day Gift Card, making it a great gift for Dad since it allows him to pick out what he wants for himself. The gift card can be used at Foot Locker, Cinemark, Lowe’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, GameStop, Eddie Bauer, Red Robin and Express.


A thoughtful Father’s Day gift tailored to his interests is a great way to show your love and appreciation for him and all he does. Whether he enjoys grilling, sports, tech or all of the above, there are lots of gifts for Father’s Day that will make him smile! Or purchase a gift card that he can use on his own, especially if you’re celebrating from a distance and can’t be together right now. Whatever way you and your family decide to celebrate Dad, the best part is celebrating together, whether it’s over FaceTime, phone calls or in person.

Happy Gift Cards issued by MetaBank, Member FDIC. Card valid only in the US, no cash or ATM access. Use your Happy Gift Card to purchase goods and services at locations listed on card.

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