Dad Joke No. 1: “Whenever we drive past a graveyard my dad says, ‘Do you know why I can’t be buried there?’ And we all say, ‘Why not?’ And he says, ‘Because I’m not dead yet!’”
Dad Joke No. 2: “We were getting fast food when the lady at the window said, ‘Any condiments?’ My dad responded, ‘Compliments? You look very nice today!’”
All jokes aside (…especially dad jokes), fathers are the best. They can be both fun and embarrassing at the same time — dads are basically big kids. From the musician to the weekend athlete and even the couch potato, you can’t go wrong with any of these gifts for Dad on June 18.
The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom portable Bluetooth speaker not only floats and is waterproof, it’s also dustproof and drop tested. This durable portable powerhouse delivers 10+ hours and 360 degree surround sound playback with your power on, pair and play buttons right on the speaker itself. Dad will love the fact it can be used in the shower, on the beach, in the mud, going down a waterfall or while swimming in the lake or ocean. $99.99
Whether dad is out on the water or not, Columbia makes some of the best clothes for dads who are particular about what they wear. Designed specifically for the needs of anglers, these lightweight, durable nylon shirts dry fast, with mesh-lined cape vents at the back shoulder to keep you cool and have built-in UV protection. Features include: Omni-Shade UPF 30 giv
ing maximum protection for long hours in the sun, hidden vents that let the shirt breathe and a relaxed fit for comfort. Columbia offers a full line of apparel, but their popular Tamiami II and Bahama II shirts start at $30.
This spring, Wilson launched its 2017 Limited Edition (LE) Blade and Burn racket lines which feature new, highly visible and bold bursts of electric lime green and vibrant orange. These exclusive racket designs were inspired by tennis player feedback that confident, strong colors on a racket are a simple, yet powerful way to express their individual style on the court. Wilson Advisory Staff Members and ATP ranked, #7 Kei Nishikori, and #10 David Goffin, will play with LE Burn and Blade rackets, respectively, on tour this summer. You can play with them in your ALTA and USTA leagues and notice more power and control on the court. The frames start at $179.
Dad will love this sleek, genuine leather Orbit Wallet that is one of the world’s most high-tech billfolds. The Orbit Wallet offers RFID blocking for credit card security, has a built-in Orbit device for locating when lost, and Orbit Wallet owners will never be left without power. A built-in 2500mAh battery allows at least one full recharge, and a micro-USB and lightning adapter is included for compatibility with a wide range of smartphones. A wallet for the gadget-loving Dad at $109.99.
Dad will sink more putts with a FLAT CAT grip on his putter. The FLAT CAT Solution by Lamkin features a unique shape and weighted stainless steel cone technology positioned optimally below the hands to help eliminate the “yips” and smooth out the stroke, allowing golfers at any skill level to improve their putting. This technology creates a smoother, more consistent, pendulum-like stroke and allows the putter to feel heavier and more stable without sacrificing feel. The patented FLAT 1™ grip technology that squares the hands and arms to the putter face to ensure a square face at impact. Each side of the FLAT CAT grip is in a parallel plane with the putter face, allowing every golfer to establish a personal feel with the face of their putter no matter what their putting style – traditional, left-hand low, saw, claw and more. Chances are that if Dad is a golfer, he needs some new grips on his clubs. This is a good start, as grips start at $24.99 with free shipping.
Let Dad celebrate the beginning of summer with Gent’s latest Golf and Sports Performance caps collection. Any cap just won’t do, so look to Gent’s as their models are made with lightweight material that features moisture wicking, quick-dry performance fabric, and adjustable strap-backs that complement an active lifestyle. Gent’s caps are perfect for your morning run, golf tournaments, and afternoon jog against a sunset. Get a cap that will last and keep up with you courtesy of Gent’s. Retail is $59.
Dad might not be playing in the Masters, but he can still have a good looking green jacket. It’s a comfortable 100% polyester jacket with a nice polyester lining. Dad can wear it anywhere this summer or fall, but he’ll get some double-takes and stares if he wears it to the golf course. $99 for this comfortable and stylish green blazer, which comes in many sizes.
Rick Limpert is an Atlanta-based writer that covers the intersection of sports and technology. You can follow him on Twitter at @RickRoswell. His other articles include gift guides for Graduation, Mother’s Day, and Spring Break.