With Father’s Day approaching, it’s time to find your dad, husband or significant other that special gift to encourage him in an important area of his life. Here are a few gift ideas for fitness-inclined men, from those beginning a new wellness regime to the exercise aficionados.
Cool Gym Bag
Gym bags are useful for anyone on the go. You can select a bag that fits your dad’s preferred workout style, such as duffel bags for the gym frequenters or sackpacks for hikers. Under Armour, Nike, Adidas and other brands make bags that range from about $20 upward, depending on style, durability and other features.
Why not finance a nice trip to the gym for dad? You could give him a monthly membership or maybe buy him a few sessions in a yoga, boxing or martial arts class. Whether he gets to try something new or maintain his routine, he’s sure to enjoy the experience.
Fitness trackers are increasingly popular. As you pick a tracker, consider what dad will want to monitor: steps, sleep, calories or more. Well-known brands include Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Microsoft.
How about equipment for dad’s favorite workout? Accessories range from inexpensive but handy items – such as water bottles, compression sleeves, sweatbands or sporting balls – to more durable and valuable items – like running shoes, bicycles, paddleboards, golf clubs or climbing gear.
If you’re stumped on the particulars, a gift certificate for a fitness clothing brand or store is a safe bet. Even if a store is not near you, digital gift cards are available for several companies, such as Nike, Reebok, REI and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Gift cards or certificates often are redeemable online or in stores.
Entry Into an Upcoming Race
Running in a race is a way to track your progress, challenge yourself, socialize, support a cause or simply have fun. If you want to gift your dad with a memorable experience, you can pay his entry fee to a 5K run, triathlon or other event. Some upcoming events in the Wilmington area include the North Carolina Blueberry Festival 5K Run/Walk, The Battle For Independence, and the YMCA Tri-Span 5K and 10K.