10 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Sports-Loving Dad – Canvas Prints, Golf Shoes, and More

Father’s Day is just around the corner in North America and you have less than 30 days to search for a special gift for your sports-loving dad. For 2011, Dad’s special day is June 19. If your dad is an active man and a sports enthusiast, the best gift you can give him this Father’s Day should be something related to his favorite athlete, game, or team.

No matter the leather wallet, ties, barbecue grill sets, or the usual cufflinks; if you would appreciate more sports-themed canvases or golf shoes. If you are not as familiar with sports as your father is, then some tips might be helpful. Here are some tips that could help you find what your dad really wants to receive for Father’s Day:

1. Sports Magazine Subscription – Get your dad a monthly subscription to his favorite sports magazine, newsletter or catalog. By now, you should know what reading material your dad prefers to read. There are magazines that include soccer or baseball, and golf catalogs and newsletters.

2. Widescreen TV: If you can afford it, get your dad the best machine to watch his favorite games. All sports enthusiasts will love watching the NBA Finals, the World Series, a PGA tournament or the World Cup on a large LCD or HDTV screen in their den. Get a compatible remote that isn’t too small for your hands with large control buttons that you can easily see or press.

3. Coffee Table Book: There are many coffee table books including sports, your dad’s favorite athlete, his favorite team, the most beautiful golf courses in the world, books on deep sea fishing or sailing. Once you have a sports-themed bound book, you can proudly display it in your living room or game room.

4. Mini-refrigerator: Buy a mini-refrigerator or wine cooler for your dad so he doesn’t have to get up for a drink in the kitchen and risk missing out on the best parts of the game. Get him something that can hold at least a six-pack or more if he watches the games with his friends at home. It will be perfect for your TV room, minibar or wherever you prefer to watch the games.

5. Space heater: If it’s cold in your dad’s study or TV room, give him a space heater so he can comfortably watch his favorite TV shows or sports tournaments. Get him a heater that runs quietly so that his father can hear TV clearly while the heater is on. Try to find one with a remote control for your convenience.

6. Canvases: Get a wall canvas for your dad that represents his favorite sports team or stadium. You can use large canvas photos as wall decor for your game room, home mini bar, or study. You can find many large format photographic prints including baseball, mountain biking, sailing, basketball, and even running. Have the artwork delivered to your doorstep for a big surprise. Buy them ready to hang so your dad doesn’t have to worry about wiring the canvas himself.

7. Sports-themed wardrobe: Get your dad a baseball cap with his favorite team’s logo on it. If he plays golf, buy him the golf shoes he is dying to have or get him a branded golf shirt that he can wear with pride on the green. Golfers appreciate the endless supply of golf balls, so it is always a good gift. If your dad likes to run or walk, get him special running socks or shoes. Hiking boots are also ideal for those dads who like to hike.

8. Sports devices: Give your father a device that he can use for his physical activities, such as heart rate monitors, stopwatches and stopwatches, sports sunglasses, treadmills, or weight equipment. These Father’s Day gifts can keep your dad healthy and fit for his favorite sport.

9. Sports souvenirs: Buy her some sports memorabilia that she can use to decorate her recreation room, study or minibar. You can display them alongside sports-themed canvases, on the shelves, or on your minibar counter.

10. Personalized sports gear: Get your dad a new baseball bat, golf bag, or water bottle with his name on it. You can also get him items with emblems of his favorite team, such as a mouse pad with his favorite baseball team logo printed on it. You can use this in your office.

Many of these Father’s Day gifts are quite affordable, such as canvases, small sports gadgets, and personalized everyday items. Your father’s special day comes only once a year, and you just have to gift him something that he will really love to receive.