Father’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts For The Gym Rat

Father’s Day is a time to honor the dads in our lives and celebrate fatherhood. Looking for something special for the the man that is always there? Start with a gift that plays into his active spirit. We have a great selection of unique gifts that any active dad will love, from a new pair of boxing gloves, a stainless steel water bottle, a fitness tracker, and everything in between!



If you have a dad that grapples, he needs the best-in-the-business fight gear. Hayabusa makes high quality gear with a fit focused on peak performance for its athletes. Most importantly, you want dad to be safe when he enters the ring or is practicing on the bag. The T3 Boxing Gloves offer a comfortable fit along with strong wrist stabilization and thumb alignment, to keep dad’s hands and wrists injury-free. Dad will feel the difference from the first punch.


If you are getting dad new fight gear, you can’t forget a backpack to carry it in. The Ryoko Backpack is light enough to not weigh him down and still be carried comfortably when full. In addition to the main pocket, this backpack has a convenient pocket for just about everything. You will find a pocket for dad’s boxing gloves, water bottle, and laptop. This bag is crafted with durable material and is both fashionable and comfortable. Dad will be ready to roll and prepared to fight!


The Hayabusa Hoodie is the perfect hoodie to slip on after a workout, to a movie, or a casual cold night. It’s heavy, yet comfortable, making it versatile and stylish. Dads be warned, don’t let mom wear this hoodie, you won’t get it back.


These are the perfect grappling shorts, or shorts for any other high intensity activity, like crossfit, tennis, or weight training. The high quality Hexagon Fight Shorts help dad perform his best. The strategic stretch panel allows for quick mobility, which is key for the grappling dad. There is nothing these shorts can’t do. These will be dad’s new go-to training short.


Those with a Brazilian jiu jitsu dad know that it isn’t just a sport, it’s a lifestyle. The Armbar T-Shirt will bring dad’s passion for Brazilian jiu jitsu to his casual wear, along with a few laughs. The Rise Above T-Shirt is another high quality t-shirt with a powerful message. With these BJJ spirited shirts, dad will be pumped up to get back to the gym.


Running Gear from Salomon


Outdoorsy dads need to know about the brand, Salomon. In a world where we are all guilty of spending too much time staring at a screen, this fantastic brand operates to help people connect with nature. Help dad reconnect with nature with running gear from Salomon to inspire him to get moving again and enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds him daily. A gift from Salomon is a gift of well-being and that is the best kind of gift that any dad could ever receive.


The XA Elevate Trail Shoes from Salomon will keep dad light on his feet, all over the place. Whether he wants to trail run or just take a jog around the neighborhood, these shoes are designed to perform. With Contagrip traction that holds up on wet or dry surface, nothing will slow dad down. The technology in these shoes is unreal. Salomon’s lightweight advanced chassis makes this a highly responsive pair of shoes. Available in three color options, you can pick the pair perfect for dad and he will be ready for a run the second he opens the box on Father’s Day.


For longer runs or hikes, surprise Dad with the Agile 6 Set from Salomon. This lightweight runner’s backpack holds water, essentials, and even a light jacket. Send Dad off on a mid-distance run or hike. He can push his own endurance knowing he has what he needs, comfortably on his back with the Agile 6 Set. It is waterproof, made of 3D Air Mesh and nylon mini ripstop. This pack is designed to keep everything on hand with front storage, a hook for keys, and straps for a helmet or pole.

Complete the ultimate active dad gift by giving the Salomon Agile SS Tee. This lightweight, technical tee is soft and comfortable. Made with a jersey double knit and warp knit, the Agile SS tee dries quickly, whether dad is working up a sweat or gets caught in a rain storm on a long trail run. Really want to make his day? Order this tee in a couple of colors. Dad can wear it anywhere, not just on runs and it will be his favorite shirt in his wardrobe.


Suunto 3 Fitness Watch

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A fitness watch is a great Father’s Day gift for active dads or dads who aspire to get moving. The Suunto 3 Fitness Watch should be on your shopping list this year. Any dad will love the on trend style of this watch. Instead of wearing a strange looking band, he can wear a stylish black watch while staying connected to the stats he needs to meet his fitness and activity goals.

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The Suunto 3 Fitness Watch watch is so smart. With it, Dad can create a personal training plan that will adapt as his needs change. While exercising, he will receive feedback to ensure he pushes himself to the right level of intensity for his goals. Activity can be tracked 24/7 inclusing steps, calories, and sleep. Dad’s stress and recovery is monitored as well as heart rate all with the Suunto 3 Fitness Watch. It connects to the Suunto App on your smart phone via bluetooth and is easy to set up and bring using right out of the box.

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With the wealth of information provided by the Suunto 3 Fitness Watch, Dad will have a better picture of his overall health and feel more connected to his body. This connection will motivate him to go to the next level in his fitness goals. Giving this powerful fitness watch as a gift for Father’s Day is like giving the gift of good health to a dad in your life.



Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the men in our lives who give so selflessly during the work week, striving to provide for their families with every fiber of their being. For the father who loves to work hard and play harder, spending every free moment in the setting sun, blazing a trail, casting a net, or holding a rod, Huk has got the gear he needs this sunny summer season. Whether the father in your life is a die-hard fisherman, or just likes to occasionally cast a line while relaxing with a cold one, give him the gift of fisherman friendly, sun-safe active wear from Huk this Father’s Day.


Keep Dad comfortable this summer on the water with the Huk Attack performance footwear. Featuring a GripX wet traction, non-marking foot-sole, non-slip, skid-resistant outsoles, and a dual density EVA midsole with 360 degrees of drainage, dad’s feet will stay cool and dry. With the Huk Fuzetek support cage, these perfectly engineered fishing shoes will keep him sturdy and secure, safe from slips and spills, all day at sea.


Whether dad loves to spend his days on the water or in the water, the Huk Next Level Kryptek Board short is a must-have gift this Father’s Day. From fishing, to surfing, snorkeling to sunbathing, the Next Level Kryptek Board short is designed in a high stretch, quick drying material perfect for moving between land and sea. Offering sun protection and an ever adjustable waistband for ultimate comfort, these board shorts are sure to be dad’s favorite pair of board shorts this year.


Perfect for pairing with the Next Level Kryptek Board short both on the water for sun protection and off the water when grabbing a quick bite is the Huk KC Scott Performance Flying Sail Long Sleeve tee. Featuring excellent sun protection, superior breathability, and moisture-wicking properties, this long sleeve tee is a must-have for a long day of fishing. So soft and comfortable, Dad will never want to wear anything else making this tee a staple in his casual, summer wardrobe.  Keep dad cool and prevent painful sunburns with a long sleeve performance tee from Huk this Father’s Day.

Brouk & Co. Classic Duffel Bag

Brook &Amp; Co Classic Duffel Bag

For the dad that travels either frequently or on occasion, a duffel is that staple bag that no man should be without. Whether he is going on a weekend trip or a longer vacation that requires multiple bags, The Classic Duffel is possibly the most important piece of luggage he will take. What makes a good quality duffel bag is a stylish exterior that can withstand consistent use, a roomy interior to easily fit all of your essentials, and comfort that is natural when carrying the bag around. This Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to upgrade dad’s raggedy, worn-out duffel with a new, quality weekender bag.

Brook &Amp; Co Classic Duffel Bag
Brook &Amp; Co Classic Duffel Bag

The Classic Duffel by Brouk & Co. is not your typical bag. This duffel is dripping in style and will never be mistaken for a dirty old gym bag. The satin lined interior perfectly complements the cotton canvas exterior and is available in 5 different colors. The removable shoulder strap matches the details of the bag and displays beautiful vegan leather accents. Fellow travelers will turn heads when they see that dad walk by carrying one of these Classic Duffel Bags.

Brouk &Amp; Co Classic Duffel Bag

Brouk & Co. specializes in creating custom travel ware designed for the modern man. In addition to The Classic Duffel, you can complete the set for the father in your life with the matching garment bag and toiletry bag. When dad is not traveling, Brouk & Co. also creates amazing home products that are manly, yet sophisticated. Between barware and cigar accessories, games, tools, and organization, your options are endless for this Father’s Day thanks to Brouk and Co.

Brook &Amp; Co Classic Duffel Bag
Brook &Amp; Co Classic Duffel Bag

Growing Naturals Organic Brown Rice Protein

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There are so many benefits to exercise. Stress relief, better sleep, mental clarity – to name a few. As beneficial as exercise is, it is also essential to refuel our bodies with the vital nutrients and minerals it deserves. Growing Naturals plant-based proteins do just that.

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Growing Naturals Protein Fathers Day

Growing Naturals provides clean, sustainable, vegan protein for all dad’s nutritional needs. Rice protein is the most allergen-friendly plant protein that fits into every dietary lifestyle. Each serving has as much protein as 2.5 large eggs and as much iron as 2 cups of raw spinach.

  • Clinically tested and patented
  • Upgraded natural flavors
  • Now up to 50% more servings
  • Allergen-friendly
  • Used for more than just shakes
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Rice proteins from Growing Naturals come in a delicious variety of flavors including chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. These proteins are carefully crafted to deliver the best protein possible. There is no better gift than the gift of health for Father’s Day.

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Vaya Drynk


When Dad is on the go, having an easy to reach beverage is key for keeping him hydrated and happy all summer long. The new Vaya Drynk water bottle is a versatile stainless steel thermos flask perfect for storing cool drinks during the summer and hot drinks during the winter.


Available in two sizes (600 ml and 350 ml), the Vaya Drynk will quickly become his new go to water bottle. Each bottle includes two BPA free top options, either a magnetic sipper lid for drinking on the go, or an easy to pour thermos spout with cups for sharing. The VacuTherm insulation keeps drinks cold for up to 18 hours or hot for up to 12, making it perfect for camping trips, outings to the ballpark, or day trips to the lake.

Stainless steel lining means he can go from a hot coffee in the morning to a protein shake in the afternoon and doesn’t need to worry about flavors sticking around from drink to drink. Dad will love all the ways he can use the Vaya Drynk throughout the day!


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For the active dad or the dad that aspires to be active this year, there is no better way to celebrate fatherhood than the gift of good health with one of these active gifts. The hardest part will be choosing which one is the perfect gift for a dad in your life.

For more gift ideas this Father’s Day, check out The Daily Mom’s Guide to Father’s Day

Father’s Day Gifts For The Gym Rat



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