Men love sports! It is a fact of life, that I am slowly learning to embrace. Whether they are an active gym rat, an occasional athlete, or a dedicated couch potato who loves to watch sports — this is the gift guide for them!
Mitchell & Ness Boston Bruins Open Ice Longsleeve – Traditional
Sometimes it seems that sports apparel and fashion can’t intermingle but thankfully, vintage sports gear has made a steady comeback! Introducing Mitchell & Ness, the leader in sports nostalgia and authentic apparel, has the perfect Father’s Day gift options for the die-hard sports fan dads out there.
Although we are biased here in Boston to our teams, (Go Bruins!) Mitchell & Ness has a vast selection of high-quality sports apparel and accessories in a variety of on-trend styles.
The coolest part about M&N threads? Staying true to its roots as the maker of professional sports team’s on-field uniforms in the 1930s, all items in its authentic collection jerseys are made to be historically accurate to the exact uniforms worn by legendary players during their time!
Available for $80 on www.mitchellandness.com
Stripe Sleeve Quarter Zip Sweater
With Father’s Day up ahead, why not give your sport-loving Pap the gift of stadium style with matching garments and accessories from the first ever luxury fan fashion line, Slater Zorn.
The great thing about this line, and especially their stripe sleeve quarter zip sweater — is that it is fashion-forward yet reminiscent of vintage athletic spirit mixed with Ivy League style.
Available for $375 on www.Slaterzorn.com
Foot Locker Asics Gel Nimbus 14
If Dad loves being active — then give him the right tools to get the job done! Foot Locker has everything Dad could possibly want to get moving — in any sport he loves. They have all the latest trends and styles — like fabulous neon that will make Dad look sharp. We loved the Asics Gel Nimbus 14 sneakers. Rated a 4.2/ 5 on their site — they are top of the line! Perfect running shoe with their signature plush yet stable fit! Dad will WANT to go for runs with these!
Available for $140 at Foot Locker locations or online www.footlocker.com
Soleus, www.soleusrunning.com is the only watch, GPS and heart rate monitor company that has its roots in running and athletics. They previously were the watch company that did all the watches for Nike and when Nike cut their watch division, Soleus was born. They have a great line of sports watches, GPS units in running and now cycling as well as heart rate and fitness monitors. They are also the only sports watch company that has roots in fashion and lifestyle so the watches are something you want to wear all the time. The GPS Fit, http://soleusrunning.com/collections/gps-watches/products/gps-fit was launched with an upload cable in April, and it will soon be compatible with the social competition site, Strava.com
Available at Dicks, Sports Authority and Running Specialty retailers nationwide. The price is $99.00
Oakley Sunglasses – Frogskins
In pop culture, it was a time like no other. Ronald Reagan was in the White House, “The Terminator” was in the box office and Run-D.M.C. was in certified gold. It was also the time when Oakley created one-of-a-kind sunglasses called Frogskins.
Oakley resurrected the original tooling from the early ’80s to produce new limited editions, giving your dad a chance to own a piece of history.
Not only are these shades a great chic style, but they are built for a active lifestyle. Whether dad is playing a game of football or running along the beach – these shades will help him do it in style.
Available for $100 and for Boston area Oakley Retail store
locations visit www.oakley.com
Glow In The Dark Bicycle
Pure Fix Cycles is an incredibly cool company! Not your average bike brand, they produce an innovative line of quality-built fixed gear bicycles which recently launched a line of glow-in-the-dark bicycles.
Your dad will feel like a superhero on this futuristic bike, and you will feel good that he will be safe riding, no matter how dark it gets! The Kilo, The Zulu and The Hotel have various illuminating accents including glowing wheels and bike frames.
Available for $399 on purefixcycles.com
Pier 1 Imports Bicycle Book Ends
Is Dad too much of a danger on the road? Give him a way to show his love for cycling indoors! These classic bookends will be the perfect edition to his library! Handcrafted of iron with a black and gold patina, they’re instant classics for your literary classics.
Available for $40 on www.Pier1imports.com
FitKit has all the tools for a total body workout and comes in a sleek, portable case. Perfect for athletic Dad’s who travel often or who are just on-the-go in general. Access the online exercise library for over 250 moves that Amie Hoff developed just for you! It’s like having Amie as your very own personal trainer! FitKit is your anytime, anywhere fitness solution without the costly gym fees.
Available for $35 on www.fitkit.com
Good Green Bars
Dad may be active, but sometimes he slacks on the whole “eating right” portion of the equation! Well, not anymore!
Thanks to Good Greens Founder, Keith Pabley – Dad now has a one stop shop for all his superfood needs. One bar puts him on the right track towards health and well being!
The key to Good Green’s is the Z-52, the core of our Good Greens powder for optimum health. This is a great way to coerce Dad into making better eating choices (don’t tell him it’s vegan!) and fuel his athletic spirit! They even come in Greek Yogurt Flavor!
Available for $30 (12 bars) on www.goodgreens.com
Tinké, Zensoriums flagship product is a fitness & stress monitor for iOS devices that tracks and measures heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen level and also your stress levels derived from your heart rate variabilitywhile at rest.
I know that was a lot to take in — but in a nut shell — this will help active Dads to understand how ready their body is before engaging in any fitness activities and also how these activities are helping them in their fitness levels when they are at rest.
Available for $119 on http://shop.zensorium.com
Pierick Smith Artwork
If there is such thing as a warrior poet, there is definately an athlete artist out there. I found this amazing company who caters to the sport loving Dad by creating one-of-a-kind art for his customers. Pierick Smith Artwork has a great style and approach to creating pieces that combine being technically correct, but also invoking a sense of fun! The perfect art to adorn the wall of his “man cave”! Dad will love it!
Prices vary and all items are available on https://paintinmanning.squarespace.com
Nuun, www.nuun.com are electrolyte hydration tabs that flavor water in 14 different flavors to get you to stay optimally hydrated during workouts. When you sweat, you need more than just water to replenish, and Nuun is the perfect way to do it without any sugar. They are portable tubes that can be reused and placed in your own personal water bottle. They are great for the whole family – not just dads! Three new flavors were launched in March, http://shop.nuun.com/nuun-active-hydration – Lemonade, Watermelon and caffeine-enhanced Cherry Limeade.
Available online in 4 packs that include 48 16-oz servings for $24.00, all REI, Dicks and Retail Specialty Stores.
Champions Vapor Tee
What Dad doesn’t love workout gear? We have fallen in love with the basic Vapor Tee from sporting good heavy-weight, Champions. It’s their fastest drying tee ever, so no matter how heavy he sweats — it will be wicked away easily!
Available for $20 on www.championusa.com