Father's Day
Father's Day

Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Sports Fan

Father’s Day is coming up on June 19 and if you’re stuck for an idea, don’t worry. We have plenty especially if your dad is a sports fan!

Fishing dad: Walmart’s Hank Parker Speed Spin combo features a graphite body reel with a smooth three-bearing system with Zero Reverse one-way clutch bearing, high speed 6.2:1 gear ratio, and durable aluminum spool. The two-piece IM6 graphite rod has stainless steel guides with polished stainless steel inserts, EVA split grips, and graphite reel seat.

Unique dad: Check out Fleurd Pins — it’s a  line of handcrafted lapel flowers that can be made in different team colors for the dad who wants to look sharp and watch the game.

Fashionable dad: Those sharp threads are going to need a belt, so how about Mission Belt, a belt that helps fight global hunger and poverty. Mission Belt is a a no-holes belt that has licensed product for NCAA, NBA and NHL– great for your dads who love supporting their teams! $49.95 per belt. See here for the collection.

This Father’s Day is perfect timing too with the Original Grain Watch Co., who introduced a new limited edition collectors Chicago Cubs timepiece called “The Wrigley Field™ Chrono”, a limited-edition collectors’ Cubs watch featuring wood from original Wrigley Field™ ballpark seats. The company also recently launched a limited-edition collectors’ NY Yankees watch.

Book-reading dad: Pick up a copy of F.L.A.G (Fraud, Lies & Greed) by Antony E. Ghee for dad for Father’s Day. It’s an intriguing book that covers the cautionary tales of professional athletes who earned millions of dollars, but fell prey to fraudulent schemes by con artists who took advantage of their wealth and vulnerabilities.

Or how about We Burn on Friday: A Memoir of My Father and Me, where veteran journalist and sports fanatic Richard Manieri uses his own colorful life experiences to write about relationships and the real ties that bind father and son? As much a story about relationships this memoir is about sports, and how the bond of watching a game with your dad can be the glue that holds the relationship together.

Or how about Small Puddles: The Triumphant Story of Yale’s Worst Oarsman. Ever.? Michael Danziger was a failure. An acknowledged second-rate rower who improbably landed on Yale’s crew team without a whit of prowess in the sport but no shortage of tenacity, the hard-knocks lessons, grueling erg workouts, and repeated failures only emboldened him to work his way up to the varsity boat. His memoir is the story overcoming the odds with a quit-adverse attitude.

Golfing dad: Is dad heading to the Hamptons this month for the 13th Annual Hamptons Golf Classic? Glenlivet and ReserveBar.com announced a unique partnership leading up to this year’s 13th Classic at the Hampton Hills Golf & Country Club in Westhampton, New York. In celebration of Father’s Day, a limited number of player registrations will be available at ReserveBar.com for an exclusive ticket package including a custom engraved bottle of The Glenlivet 18, single malt whiskey, with the choice of either a special message for Dad or the commemorative Hamptons Golf Classic logo. To view the offer click here. Visit www.hamptonsgolfclassic.info or @hamptonsgolfclassic on Instagram.

Or how about something for his own golf game? Arccos 360 (priced at $249.99) is a system that automatically records every shot your dad makes without the need for tagging or other disruptions to his game. Featuring 14 sensors – one for every club in his bag – Arccos 360 automatically records and analyzes every shot taken, combines Live Shot Tracking, GPS 2.0 and Tour Analytics to help your dad golfer make smarter decisions to shoot lower scores. Arccos analyzes dad’s performance data in real-time, revealing strengths and weaknesses to enhance on-course decision-making.

Then there’s the Blast Motion, a swing analyzer for golfers. There are also sensors for the following:
• Blast Baseball – The official swing sensor of the MLB
• Blast Golf – Official partner of the Golf Channel Academy
• Blast Softball – The official swing sensor of the National Fastpitch league

Finally, there’s Tin Cup, a 100% stainless steel ball marker proudly made in the USA and guaranteed for the lifetime of your golf game! Whether you’re a skilled golfer or creating a custom cup for the golf junkie in your life, pick from over 150 cups to add some flair to any game. Tin Cups are sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods, PGA TOUR SuperStore, The Paradies Shops (Airport Shops), Roger Dunn Golf Shops, and hundreds of golf pro shops for the standard price of $19.95.

But wait, there’s more!

Tailgating dad: If a dad likes margaritas, Ready Ritas in a bag is great for tailgating parties or a Father’s Day celebration. The traditional lime flavored mix comes in fun team inspired colors, including purpleritas for TCU, LSU or Kansas fans, crimsonritas for Alabama and Oklahoma fans, blueritas for the Dallas Cowboys or for Texas Ranger’s fans, redritas for Fourth of July or for many national and college baseball teams. The mix also comes in maroon, burnt orange, and traditional light green color. The gallon bags holds 64 ounces of mix. Just add your alcohol to the bag shake it up and you have a margarita. If you put the bag with the alcohol in the freezer for several hours, you have a frozen tasty drink. The bags sell for $12.99 and is available for sale on readyritas.com.

And what about something to put on the grill? Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative has a package of pasture-raised meats and they are donating 10% of the sale of each box to Heifer International, an organization working to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. This bundle includes 1 package of all natural bratwurst (5 links); 2 t-bone steaks (16 oz each); 1 package of chicken thighs (4–5 pieces); 1 package of drumsticks (4–6 pieces).

  • Healthy dad: Eightcups is a smart bottle that motivates him to keep hydrated. Eightcups will optimize water intake and alerts him when need to drink via the app and LED light on the product. His daily water drinking pattern is automatically recorded. It also charges wirelessly. The Smart Alarm LED lights blinks when your body needs water based on analysis of your water intake pattern.

A Dad Getaway!

Traveling dad: This June, give your dad a Father’s Day staycation or an escape to The Envoy Hotel and enjoy the newly launched “Summer in the City” package. The Summer in the City package includes complimentary concierge service and you can add on tickets to a Red Sox game or a local area concert, reserve a spot on a whale watching excursion or a Boston Harbor cruise, and more! *Subject to availability. Pricing may vary. Tickets not included in the package. You can also add in a tour of Harpoon Brewery & Beer Garden; a $100 Dining Credit to Outlook Kitchen and Bar; deluxe Harborview accommodations. The package is valid through September 3, 2017 and can be reserved online. Rates for Father’s Day weekend start at $649 per room, per night.

There are so many Father’s Day gift ideas for your dad who loves sports — tickets to a game or even to a sports museum, sweatshirts, car items, and so much more. Don’t forget about dear ol’ dad this Father’s Day.

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About Lisa Iannucci

Lisa Iannucci has been interviewing professional athletes and Olympians, sports writers and film/tv personalities for more than a decade. Her book, A Film & TV Lover's Travel Guide comes out in February, 2018 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

About Lisa Iannucci

Lisa Iannucci has been interviewing professional athletes and Olympians, sports writers and film/tv personalities for more than a decade. Her book, A Film & TV Lover's Travel Guide comes out in February, 2018 and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.

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