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Got a dad who loves all things sports? Golf clubs, jerseys and watches may have been suitable gifts in years past, but this Father s Day, why not kick it up a notch with unique sporty gifts that really speak to your dad s favorite athletic hobbies? Whether he s a marathoner, a golf nut or an all-around sports enthusiast, we ve got 10 perfect Father s Day gifts that will suit your sporty dad s personality to a 'T' while showing him just how much you care:

iPod Shuffle
Apple iPod Shuffle

Whether he s headed to the gym for a workout or practicing at the driving range, Apple s colorful clip-and-go MP3 player is the perfect way for Dad to bring along his favorite tunes. For such a tiny, lightweight gadget, the Shuffle delivers impressive performance. Weighing less than half an ounce, the player boasts 15 hours of battery life and 2 gigabytes of storage   more than enough to store hundreds of songs. Plus, the polished aluminum casing is both sleek and durable, ensuring it can withstand a few minor bumps and drops from Dad.

Heart Rate Monitor Watch
Timex T5J031 Heart Rate Monitor Watch

This nifty, budget-friendly gadget combines style with pragmatic function, serving as both a watch and a heart rate monitor. Ideal for fitness-conscious dads, the Timex T5J031 allows you to continually track your heart rate during workouts and intense physical activity. It also has applications that will remember your lap history, including your average heart rate for those laps, a calorie-burned history and adjustable heart rate zones with alarms that are triggered if your heart rate ever exceeds a preset zone.

Sporting Event Tickets
Ticketmaster Sporting Event Tickets

Make this Father s Day extra special by treating Dad to see his favorite team or pastime in action. Ticketmaster provides access to the hottest sporting events around the nation, from standard favorites like MLB and NBA games to more unconventional competitions of athleticism such as professional bull riding and demolition derbies.

Golf GPS & Scorecard
Garmin Approach G4 Waterproof Touchscreen Golf GPS

If your dad s a golf fanatic, consider giving him the Garmin Approach G4 Golf GPS. This Garmin GPS has a 3-inch touchscreen that your dad will easily be able to read even in direct sunlight. This gold gadget has preloaded course maps of golf courses in the U.S., including fairways, sandtraps, waterways and greens. Your dad and up to four buddies can even use the gadget to keep score, letting dad lose the pencil and focus solely on his swing. If he really wants to get serious, the Garmin Approach enables dad to actually measure the distance between shots.

Elliptical Machine
Precor EFX 5.25 Elliptical Machine

If your dad is a homebody when it comes to working out, contribute to his own home gym with an elliptical machine. While a relatively new addition to the family of fitness equipment, elliptical machines are rapidly gaining popularity; they provide a low-impact but intense workout that allows you to burn nearly as many calories as jogging without the risk of knee or joint injury. Furthermore, an elliptical machine also simultaneously works the arms and upper body. With eight different workout programs and 16 resistance levels, this Precor model is an excellent choice for Dad.

 

 

Fish Finder
Humminbird Waterproof Marine GPS and Chartplotter

A fish finder is a must-have apparatus for any fishing enthusiast. This particular device uses DualBeam technology that has a 20-degree precision beam and a 60-degree beam so you are covering as much area as possible for all kinds of fish. The Humminbird Chartplotter uses Switchfire Sonar to detect fish and water depth, displaying them on a color display screen. Whether your dad prefers deep-sea fishing or laid-back, freshwater angling, the 3.5-inch, compact Humminbird will make a fantastic and useful addition to any fishing vessel.

Golf Getaway Weekend
World Golf Weekend Golf Trip

Plan the perfect golf weekend for Dad using World Golf, an industry-leading website that matches  golfers with the golf trips of their dreams.  The site offers guides, reviews and special packages for the top courses around the world. You can also plan a golf trip based on destination, travel date or even a preset budget.

 

Gym Membership
Gold's Gym Membership

If your dad s a health nut and loves working out, he ll no doubt appreciate an annual gym membership. This will give him access to a vast array of fitness classes and equipment, allowing him to spice up his workout routines and work out any day, at any time.

Kinect Gaming System
Kinect for Xbox 360

Kinect for Xbox is the latest innovation in full body gaming. Instead of using a conventional controller, Kinect makes you the controller by using a stationary sensor that tracks your body movements and responds to voice commands. Bringing entertainment and games to life while promoting healthy physical activity, Kinect is ideal for sporty dads who enjoy sports with a social aspect since it lets the whole family join in on the fun.

 

 

 

Treadmill
NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro

The treadmill is ideal for all types of fitness levels. If your dad is a marathon runner, he can run on the NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro every day, rain or shine in the comfort of his own home. He can even just walk several miles while watching TV. This treadmill has customized cushioning and a commercial motor and treadbelt. This treadmill also has a 10-inch, full-color LCD touchscreen so Dad can easily change settings during his workout.

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