Father’s Day Gifts for Sports-Obsessed Dads
It wouldn’t be a normal Sunday if he wasn’t watching football on the couch all day.
Finding a Father’s Day gift for your dad always seems to fall into the “Why is this so impossible?” gift-giving category–especially if he doesn’t seem to have many hobbies aside from watching (or playing) sports. That’s why we made this year’s Father’s Day gift shopping easy by rounding up the chicest gifts for sports-obsessed dads, whether he’s an annual season ticket holder or simply enjoys lounging on the couch watching his favorite teams play. Shop our favorite picks to order ahead of June 19, below.
NBA sweater, but make it chic. If he’s a true basketball fan, he’ll love this unisex Rowing Blazers cotton sweater with the NBA logo imprinted on it. If he happens to specifically be a Warriors or Celtics fan cheering on his team during the 2022 NBA Finals, you can find even more Rowing Blazers merch for the two teams here.
Baseball season is in full swing (pun intended!), which means you can’t go wrong with gifting him this bestselling engravable bat decanter—equipped with a stand and four glasses—from Mark & Graham.
For the dad who refuses to use the mobile ticket option and still prints out his tickets for every sporting event, this ticket stub diary is the perfect way to save memorable games he’s been to and can be passed down for generations.
Albeit incredibly pricy, Assouline’s ‘Formula 1: The Impossible Collection’ is a book that will remain in his collection forever. Perfect to display on a coffee table or in his home office, this tome is reserved for the true Formula 1 fans who have traveled across the world to watch the sport live. If this sounds like your dad, think about splitting this special gift with your family or siblings to make it a tad more affordable.
Yes, this is a bottle opener made out of a used hockey stick. Yes, you can likely find one from his favorite hockey team. Need we say more?
Speaking of bottles, if he happens to be a Miami Heat fan, gift him this Miami Heat bottle jersey holder for all of the barbecues and beach trips he’s planning to enjoy this summer.
Following the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the phrase “Girl Dad” has become a way for fathers to show their pride for their daughters. Gift him this “Girl Dad” hat as a way to remind him that you’re aware of how much he appreciates you (if you’re his daughter) or your daughter (if you’re his partner).
If your dad happens to love watching and playing tennis, gift him this set of Anya Hindmarch tennis balls engraved with his name on them so he never complains about losing them on the court again.
It’s hard to find a passionate football fan who doesn’t admire Tom Brady, no matter how many times he may have beaten their team in the AFC East division playoffs. That said, if your football-loving dad is trying to drink more water these days (because #health), he’ll appreciate this 64-ounce, stainless steel water bottle that keeps cold for 135 hours from the G.O.A.T.’s personal brand, TB12.
When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with gifting him an ESPN+ subscription, which will give him access to all of his favorite sports, from UFC to golf to soccer.