Father’s Day Gift Guide

Hey hey hey! How’s the morning going? So happy you liked the meatball recipe. 🙂

I can’t believe that Father’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a day that I’ve always enjoyed celebrating, and the holiday is even more special now that we have two girls who are absolutely in love with their daddy. I love watching these three together and can’t wait to see how their special bond develops as time goes on. It’s fun to see certain Pilot character traits come out in each of the girls, too. Liv is already a tiny adrenaline junkie and wants to ride EVERY RIDE that she’s tall enough to go on. When we go to the fair, I’ll happily take pictures of them on the ferris wheel… from the ground.

I think that the Pilot was destined to be surrounded by girls who love him. 🙂 (Maybe we’ll get a male dog eventually just to balance things a little bit haha.)

I put together this little gift guide for the fathers and grandfathers we love so dearly, and can be kind of tricky to shop for.

Not sure what to get your dad, grandfather, or husband this Father's Day? Here are some ideas for fitness, tech, fashion, foodie, bar, and personalized gifts. www.fitnessista.com

For this holiday, I like to start off with something personalized or sentimental.


Here are some ideas:

personalized fathers day gift ideas

Scrabble frame

Dad candle

First Father’s Day frame 

Custom Family portrait. I’m really loving the paper portraits lately; so unique and you can add specific details, like a favorite outfit or hobby.

Kid-made Father’s Day cards. The best. 

Plan a special day just for him. Get tickets to an event he loves, pack a picnic, make his favorite brunch, or create some activities throughout the day to celebrate. 

I’ll usually pair something from the above list with something he may need or be wanting from the list below. 

Man fashion:



fashion ideas for father's day

Trunk club

BOSS polo (on sale)

Stripe sport shirt

Lacoste polo (on sale)

Grey chinos

New jeans (these are Tom’s favorite)

A lightweight jacket

New wallet


Workouts and fitness:

father's day fitness ideas

Tech short sleeve (awesome for any workout)

Pace breaker short. The Pilot has a few of these, and they’re his all-time faves.

Bombas socks. We’re all obsessed with Bombas around here.

New running shoes

Sign up for a race together

Deep tissue massage (we love using Zeel!)


Sports and tech:

tech ideas for father's day

Fitbit Blaze. Love the new smart watch interface and design.

Wireless headphones 

A drone (these are a little pricey, but I think it’s something that every man in my family would spend hours flying around haha)

Bluetooth speaker

Gear for his sport of choice, like golf accessories, basketball goodies, soccer gear, or weights


Bar and foodie goodies:



bar essentials for father's day

Moscow mule mugs and the ingredients (vodka, lime and ginger beer). We love making Moscow mules and margaritas together, so I think the note above would be perfect with some glasses or mugs and the necessary ingredients. 

Bar cart

Beer flight essentials

Personalized mug

Some fancypants whiskey

Omaha steaks! These are a go-to gift in our family, and everyone seems to love them


What’s your favorite memory with your dad or grandfather? Any awesome gift ideas to share for Father’s Day?



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  1. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on June 14, 2016 at 7:50 am

    These are such cute ideas. Thankfully my Dad is easy. He’s happy with going out to breakfast and a Dairy Queen ice cream!

  2. Sarah on June 14, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Cute ideas! I haven’t bought anything for Ryan’s first Father’s Day — I better get on it!

  3. Alyssa on June 14, 2016 at 10:33 am

    These are great ideas! I’m planning on a bottle of whiskey and some snacks. 🙂 A massage may be a nice idea or a date night to his favorite spot.

  4. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on June 14, 2016 at 10:34 am

    My husband loves trunk club! Such a great service!

  5. S U G A R & S A V A G E on June 14, 2016 at 11:10 am

    this is one of the most comprehensive Father’s Day gift guides I’ve seen this year. nice work! so useful for dads, husbands, etc. regardless of their hobbies. thanks for sharing!

  6. Grace on June 14, 2016 at 11:26 am

    My dad is the least materialistic person I know so impossible to shop for. I just try to send him a really funny card. Favorite memory is going to minor league baseball games with him every summer. He would buy me a burger and all the candy I could hold down. I had such a blast playing under the bleachers.

  7. Sara @ saralouyoga on June 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    that ultrasound pic is such a thoughtful gift. It’s really wonderful how sometimes in our lives things line up like that…so fitting!

  8. Sam @ Barrister's Beet on June 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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