Father’s Day is quickly approaching! If you’re like me you may be struggling to find the perfect gift in time for Father’s Day. Dads can be tough to shop for! However if the dad you are shopping for is a runner, then I’ve got you covered! Here is a list of gift ideas for dads who run or like to work out!
10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Dads Who Run
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High Quality Socks
We know that wearing high quality socks during runs is important, but does the dad in your life ever treat himself to good running socks? Probably not. Some brands to look into are Thorlos, Darn Tough, and Swiftwick.
If the dad you are shopping for likes to do long distance races, make sure he has a hydration pack to keep him hydrated on those long runs! This is especially important in the summer. These packs are also nice because you can store other items in them, like your phone, keys, gels, etc. I recently bought my husband the Ultimate Direction Ultra Vest 5.0.
Handheld Water Bottle
For more recreational runners or dads who don’t do longer distances, a handheld water bottle makes a great gift. My husband used to always run with a plastic disposable water bottle, which is not only bad for the environment but also really uncomfortable to carry. The Nathan handheld bottles are small and lightweight, with a pocket for storage and a hand strap.
Everyone needs to have Body Glide on hand for summer runs, and its always good to have extra ones around the house! I recently started using Squirrels Nut Butter Anti Chafe Salve. It comes in a tub or a bar.
Many dads like to zone out and listen to music while they run. Keep them safe by getting them a pair of Aftershokz Headphones, which allows you to also hear your surroundings. They’re wireless and connect to your phone via Bluetooth.
Everyone can use a good massage gun, right? For dads who don’t like to foam roll, this is a great alternative. I’d recommend either the Theragun (I have the mini) or the Rooftree Percussion Massage gun.
Sunglasses for Dads Who Run
Heart Rate Monitor Chest Strap
Does the dad you are shopping for have a hard time keeping his easy runs easy? Or does he love running data? Most GPS watches now come with a wrist-based heart rate monitor which isn’t always accurate. They can be paired with a chest strap for a better reading. Make sure whatever brand you purchase (Polar is a popular one) pairs with his watch, phone, or other device (like a treadmill or Peloton).
For dads who run but avoid strength training, a set of resistance bands can go a long way! These can be used to strengthen the hips and glutes and to warm up before a run.
Father’s Day Gift Card for Dads Who Run
When in doubt, gift cards are always appreciated for Father’s Day! You can get a dad who runs a gift card to your local running store, Running Warehouse, or anywhere else he likes to buy running gear and accessories.
Bonus: A Subscription to the RunnerBox
The RunnerBox is a woman-owned, small business located in Asheville, North Carolina. Their subscription boxes are jam packed with sports nutrition products, healthy snacks, energy bars, and other fun running items like chapsticks, muscle rubs, and many other awesome goodies.
Here is what was included in their June Box:
Their boxes are curated by a team of professional and elite athletes so you are getting items recommended by the pros. Subscription boxes cost as little as $29 every other month. A Runner Box is the perfect gift for the dads in your life who love to run!
It can be tough to come up with Fathers Day gift ideas, but I think it’s a little easier shopping for a dads who run! Hopefully this list gave you some ideas to get started.
Are you shopping for a dad who runs this Father’s Day?
What other gift ideas would you add for dads who run?
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