Gift Guide: Sporty Dads

Gift Guide for Sporty Dads | Mum's Grapevine

We’ve hand-picked the greatest gifts out there for sports-mad dads – from the cheap and cheerful to splash out spends. So whether he’s a big fat footy fan or right into rugby, you’re bound to score a winner with these fab finds.

Here are our top gift ideas for sporty dads.

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Cheap and cheerful …

  • Golf tees
  • Football
  • Sports drinks bottle
  • Sweat bands
  • Sports t-shirt
  • Sports cap
  • Golf balls
  • Gym towel

Splash out …

  • Gym Bag
  • Fishing gear
  • Golfing weekend
  • Surfing lessons
  • Waterproof watch
  • Surfboard
  • Compression tights
  • AFL club membership


Workout wristband

Gift ideas for sporty dads: Fitbit tracker | Mum's Grapevine

The Fitbit Flex ($128): This handy little gadget tracks everything from the amount of steps dad walks in a day and the calories he’s burnt to how many Z’s he’s catching at night. To help keep sporty Dads on track, this clever little wristband does it all.

Surf Robe

Gift ideas for sporty dads: Terry Rich Surf Robes | Mum's Grapevine

Terry Rich Surf Robe ($119.90): For dads who love to surf come rain, hail or shine the surf robe is a must for the beach bag. More than just a perfect cover-up for changing, the cotton towel robe keeps that chilly breeze at bay whether he’s walking into the water or warming up after the surf.

See the sights

A great gift for a sporty dad - The Ultimate Sports Tour | Mum's Grapevine

Ultimate Sport Tour ($145): Spoil dad to a day visiting his favourite sporty spots. Covering Flemington Race Course, Rod Laver Arena, The MCG and a tasty lunch at Etihad Stadium, it’s a day trip every sporty Dad would jump for.

Pack and go

Gift ideas for the sporty dad: Country Road Tote | Mum's Grapevine

Black Logo Tote ($79.95): The sports bag needs to look the part wherever dad goes, and that’s why we’re in love with this cheeky chap. The nylon fabric and logo detailing is super simple, yet incredibly smart – ideal for those after-work workouts and lunchtime lunges.

Underwater sounds

Gift Ideas for sporty dads: Finis Neptune Underwater speakers | Mum's Grapevine

Finis Neptune Underwater MP3 ($199): Now dad can listen to his favourite tracks underwater – without earbuds! How? Well, Neptune uses audio transmission to transmit sound through the cheekbone into the inner ear.
Now that’s clever.

Wireless on wheels

Gift Ideas for sporty Dads: Bike Odometer | Mum's Grapevine

Garmin Edge 510 Classic ($309.99): When cycling dad is out on the open road he loves to know how he’s travelling. With this touch screen odometer riders can upload a route from their mobile to the device, then take straight to the tarmac. A cool social tracking features lets cycling buddies catch up along the way and while keeping up to speed on those all important stats.

Turn the table

Gifts for sporty dads: Portable Ping Pong by Sunnylife | Mum's Grapevine

Ping Pong Play On ($49.95): The guys at SunnyLIFE are spot on when it comes to summertime activities and the ping pong play set is not exception. Dad simply fastens the portable net to any table and it’s time to play! Finding someone to play with him may be a different story.

Take it to the cleaners

Gift Ideas for sporty dads: Laundry Punch Bag | Mum's Grapevine

Punch Laundry Bag ($44.95): Know a dad who hates laundry? So do we. Whether you’re buying for a boxing buff or trying to encourage a few extra chores around the house, when the bag is full dad can take it out on the dirty washing.

What wetpatch?

Gift Ideas for Sporty Dads: Wetpatch car seat protector | Mum's Grapevine

Wetpatch Car Seat Protectors ($79.95): Perfect for dads who love the water, riding their bikes though muddy puddles and walking the dogs in the rain – the Wetpatch keeps dad’s car seat clean, even when he isn’t.

An inspiring read

Gift ideas for sporty dads | Mum's Grapevine

The Boys in the Boat ($21.93): For Dads who loved Seabiscuit and Unbroken, The Boys in the Boat is a must-read. It’s an epic tale of one university rowing team who battled the best of the best and headed straight to the olympics. Inspiring and incredible.

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Click to download our handy guide
100 awesome gift ideas for dads