From teaching us our ABCs to teaching us how to change a tire, Dad deserves special thanks every day. So when Father’s Day rolls around, show him just how extra special you think he really is with a gift that helps him stay active, healthy, happy and living well.
We rounded up our favorite items for dad — at three different budget levels — to help you give him special recognition.
GIFTS UNDER $25
Morning, Noon and Night Coffee
Dad can enjoy a warm, soothing cup of joe any time of the day with this three-pack of coffee featuring varied flavors and amounts of caffeine. The morning butterscotch, caramel and vanilla blend helps wake him up, while the dark roast afternoon version helps combat the after-lunch slump. For the dad who likes a cup of coffee for dessert, the decaf evening blend is the perfect cap to his night without keeping him awake.
This ingenious product has been a long time coming for runners who have ripped holes in their favorite tops while pinning on race numbers. Race Dots use thin, super strong magnets to hold race bibs in place on shirts, shorts or jackets — without a single hole. Choose from more than 25 colors and designs to perfectly match dad’s personality.
Under Armour Men’s Graphic Tech Shorts
These shorts may look simple, but they will quickly become dad’s favorite pair of shorts — both in and outside of the gym. UA Tech fabric wicks moisture away from his skin during a tough workout, and a drawstring waistband ensures they’ll stay up during box jumps and long runs. They’re available in seven colors, so choose his favorite and get ready to see him smile.
Parkour should be filed as one of those activities that shouldn’t be attempted unless you’re under the supervision of a professional. Give dad the thrill of this specialized activity under the watchful eye of a parkour expert. He’ll learn to jump, swing, climb, roll and just generally have the time of his life.
Sur la Table Lékué Omelet Maker
This affordable, no-hassle omelet maker lets dad cook a homemade omelet in just 5 minutes — without even turning on the stove. He can make his omelet as simple or complicated as he pleases with the addition of meat, veggies, seasonings or cheese. Step-by-step instructions are included. It’s also dishwasher-safe for quick and easy clean-up.
Gaiam Restore Dual Foot Roller
This dual-sided foot roller helps dad soothe his tired feet after a long run or day at work. The “cobbled” side relaxes stressed muscles, while the directional pattern helps increase blood flow to the area, which helps with recovery. He can roll one foot at a time or both together, and the roller can be placed in hot water or the freezer for heat or cold therapy.
Kabob Grilling Baskets
Reasons we love kabobs: They’re delicious, healthy (most of the time, at least), customizable and fun to eat. If dad is anything like the MFP crew, he’ll love these handsome kabob baskets that let him stack and grill his choice of meat and veggie, or personalize one for each member of the family.
On the Origins of Sports
If dad’s a sports fan, this book will be right up his (bowling) alley. The illustrated 256-page book covers the history and original rules of 21 sports, including American favorites like baseball and football and more obscure sports like wiffle ball and ultimate frisbee. He’ll learn about the evolution of his favorite sports, giving him a treasure trove of trivia tidbits to impress the crowd at his next party.
Under Armour Spieth Tour Golf Glove
Dad can channel his inner Jordan Spieth with the professional golfer’s signature glove. Made of .35–.45mm tour level Cabretta Leather, the glove stays soft through endless swings, and Under Armour Fit technology delivers a comfortable, zero-distraction fit. He’ll be driving and putting like Spieth in no time.
By now, it’s pretty clear the avocado trend is here to stay, and it makes sense since they are both delicious and nutritious. This easy-to-use product allows dad to grow his own avocado tree to produce pick-’em-yourself avocados at home. He won’t have to hear “Guac is extra. Is that OK?” ever again.
When people think of achievement, they think of the finish. But what about the start? What about the guts, confidence and conviction it takes just to go for it? Whether you’re a beginner or pro, workout or tryout, going for a run or going for the gold, first time or 1000th time, get your start at Kohl’s.
GIFTS UNDER $50
YETI Customizable 18-Ounce Bottle
This year, give dad the baddest, toughest, chilliest beverage holder on the planet. This double-walled, vacuum-insulated, anti-sweat bottle locks in temperature (either hot or cold) and is rough-and-tumble enough to last through any conditions. And with the opportunity to customize the bottle with dad’s favorite team, hobby or state, he can quench his thirst and rep his passion at the same time.
Under Armour Men’s Tech Quarter-Zip Pullover Top
Keep dad warm on brisk mornings with this moisture-wicking pullover, available in seven colors. Anti-odor technology decreases the chances of lingering smells during (or after) his workout and the UA Tech fabric dries quickly, so he can go from gym to an errand without issue.
Eagle’s Nest Outfitters Sub7 Hammock
This packable, featherlight hammock goes anywhere your on-the-go dad goes, taking up just a small amount of space and weighing in at just 6.5 ounces. The hammock holds up to 300 pounds and folds into a 4-inch by 4-inch sack to sub for a sleeping bag on camping trips or other outdoor excursions.
Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler
A chair AND a cooler? Yep, it exists, thanks to Coleman. This oversized chair has a padded back for comfort, a cup holder and mesh side pocket to hold the essentials and, of course, an insulated mini-cooler that holds up to four cans. The chair folds up and fits into a handy carrying case, so dad can have a seat wherever he finds himself.
Herschel Chapter Travel Kit
With this travel bag, dad will be the most stylish guy in the gym locker room while carrying all the bathroom essentials. One large internal pocket stores bigger items, while an external, quick-access zipper pocket lets him stash smaller things like lip balm, tweezers or fingernail clippers. Trust us — this is one shaving kit he’ll actually enjoy receiving.
Huckberry Essential EDC Kit
This EDC (every day carry) tool from Huckberry could potentially be the most important keychain dad will ever own. He’ll be ready for nearly any emergency event with a peanut lighter, screw key set and a survival kit (containing paracord, a wire saw and firesteel) — all on a single keyring.
Under Armour Ignite IV Slide Sandals
It’s nearly summertime, and these sandals are the perfect addition to dad’s hot-weather wardrobe. The adjustable strap features Under Armour’s HeatGear technology so it wicks sweat away on even the hottest days, and the footbed is built with two layers of Performance 4D Foam for padding so soft he’ll never want to take these off.
Petzl Actik Headlamp
For the dad who’s out before dawn or after dusk, this headlamp lights his way even if he ventures into uncharted territory. A red light beam is perfect for night vision (it doesn’t dilate pupils like white light) and helps him avoid blinding others in his running group. The headlamp features two beam patterns and several lighting modes, so he can find the setting that works best for his activity and surroundings.
Great Minds Set of 8 Metal and Wooden Brainteaser Puzzles
Help dad keep his brain sharp with this brainteaser puzzle set inspired by eight of history’s most brilliant minds. Inside the box, he’ll find eight befuddling wooden and metal puzzles, such as Napoleon’s cannonballs and Tesla’s coil, each one with its own rules and objectives guaranteed to challenge his mind — and patience.
GelPro NewLife Advantage Mat
If dad has a standing desk or works on his feet all day, he probably feels the effects of standing for extended periods of time. This anti-fatigue mat restores energy while providing ergonomic support to his feet, legs and back.
UA x Project Rock SuperVent Snapback Cap
Dad can channel The Rock’s power, passion and intensity in this snapback hat featuring Dwayne Johnson’s signature brahma bull in striking yellow. Ventilated panels in the back keep him cool during a tough workout or hot day, while the built-in HeatGear sweatband wicks away sweat as he’s working hard.
GIFTS UNDER $100
Tangram Factory Smart Jump Rope
You might think of a jump rope as a child’s toy, but this one is a far cry from the elementary school playground. Sensors in the rope count the number of jumps in real time, and LED lights display the count in mid-air as dad’s jumping. The rope connects to a smartphone app, which displays jump number, calorie burn, time spent jumping and progress toward daily exercise goals. Dad can jump at his own rate or select the interval training feature that recommends jump and rest intervals.
Under Armour Threadborne Slingflex Shoes
Dad will look good and feel good in one of UA’s best-selling shoes for 2017. Under Armour’s Threadborne technology is integrated into the upper, making for a breathable, but compression-like fit, while numerous cushioned elements in the shoe create a soft, supportive and ultra-comfortable ride from morning until night.
Bocce Ball Set
If your dad’s the competitive type, this bocce ball set basically guarantees hours of fun for the whole family or a group of his friends. The kit comes with eight bocce balls, a pallino ball (the target) and a carrying kit, so he can easily bring the fun with him — in addition to his charming personality, of course.
Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest
Help dad find a sense of calm and reduce his stress levels this Father’s Day with his own bonsai trees. This kit has everything he needs to plant, grow and nurture a miniature forest for his desk, bathroom counter or kitchen window ledge. The trees take time to grow, but he’ll love seeing the fruits of his labor once these mini-redwoods have grown tall(ish).
Victorinox Hunter Lock Blade Swiss Army Knife
Some might say a Swiss Army knife is a predictable Father’s Day gift, but we’re sure dad will find this multi-tool incredibly handy. This version from Victorinox has six features, including a bone saw, serrated gut hook and a traditional lock blade.
Jenga Giant Family Edition Hardwood Game
We have yet to find someone who doesn’t like Jenga, and this game amplifies the fun — both literally and figuratively. These blocks stack to more than 3-feet high and come with a sturdy carrying case, making the game the perfect activity for an al fresco summer party or a mid-week family bonding tool.
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Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart Portable Gas Grill
Why does food cooked on a grill automatically taste better? The world may never know, but now dad can have deliciously grilled food anytime, anywhere with this portable, tabletop grill. A push-button start makes lighting the grill a snap, and the removable, dishwasher-safe tray allows for a quick and easy clean-up.
Under Armour Athlete Recovery Short Sleeve Sleepwear
For every night you kept dad up, he deserves a thousand night’s worth of sleep and recovery. This sleepwear helps him get there. Inspired by Super Bowl Champion and Under Armour athlete Tom Brady, this recovery sleepwear leverages the power of Far Infrared technology to promote recovery and deep sleep. A Moisture Transport System ensures dad won’t get too hot while he sleeps, and super soft modal fabric keeps him comfortable through the night.
Because let’s face it: If it works for TB12, it’ll definitely work for your dad.
Hamilton Beach Grind & Brew Single-Serve Coffee Maker
For many dads, coffee is a must in the morning, and this single-serve maker is perfect for whipping up a quick cup whether he’s on the go or relaxing at home on the weekend. This machine gives him the choice of grinding his own beans or using pre-ground coffee to brew his java just the way he likes it. An adjustable cup rest fits a travel mug or standard cup, and the automatic shut-off feature provides peace of mind once he leaves the house.
JetBoil Flash Cooking System
This product from JetBoil is appropriately named, giving dad the ability to boil water in a flash (about two minutes). The device is portable and is powered by a compatible propane tank, making it great for camping to whip up hot chocolate, coffee, instant soup or freeze-dried meals in no time at all.
*Propane tank sold separately.