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Dads are notoriously hard to shop for. Whether the fella in question is your hubby or your biological father, more often than not, Father’s Day can leave you scratching your head for how to celebrate the dad in your life. It could be that he already has everything, or worse, that he wants for nothing; regardless, with the date (June 19) quickly approaching, you’ll need to get a jump on the gift-giving hunt if you want to nail this Father’s Day.
Fortunately, there’s an easy solution here: Nike, the one-stop-shop for everything Father’s Day-related. Whether the guy in question is into manning the grill or grilling the track, knocking back punching bags or knocking back brewskis, teeing off or off to tea, Nike’s got something special for that special dad.
To help you (and him) just do it this Father’s Day, we’ve rounded up some of the best gifts he’ll be thrilled to receive, no matter where his fatherly forte lies. Sneakers, apparel, accessories and more — they’re all here, just waiting to make his year, and if you aren’t satisfied, you can always hit the swoosh’s Father’s Day Shop for hundreds more options. Below, 12 Nike gifts to properly celebrate Father’s Day.
For the Dad Who’s Into Sneakers: Nike Blazer Mid ’77 Vintage Shoe
Every guy needs a white sneaker for summer — whether you’re partial to the classic colorways or want to create a customizable gift for the dad in your life, the red-hot Blazer Mid is the only sneaker he really wants.
For the Dad Who Likes His Old Ones: Nike Air Monarch IV Shoe
The Nike Air Monarch IV — or, as it’s colloquially known, the OG dad shoe — has been a fan favorite of landscaping kings, grill masters and dad-joke-making fellas since time immemorial. At under $65, they’re a total deal for any dad’s dad out there.
For the Dad Who Lounges: Nike Sportswear Swoosh League Fleece Crew
The perfect pull-on for pops is a great accompaniment to every weekend task, from Saturday morning soccer games to Sunday six-pack runs.
For the Grill Master Dad: Nike Dri-FIT Heritage 4″ Knit Running Shorts
Manning the rig is a demanding job — why not outfit him with cutting-edge performance shorts that keep him cool and look a hell of a lot better than his ratty old cargos?
For the Casual Runner: Nike ZoomX Invincible Run Flyknit Running Shoes
For the dad who runs for fun (and might need to save his knees), Nike’s ultra-cushioned Invincible Run Flyknit sneakers utilize Nike’s patented ZoomX foam to deliver a smooth, comfortable ride.
For the Serious Runner: Nike ZoomX Vaporfly Next% 2 Running Shoe
For the “trying to qualify for Boston” dad, Nike’s super shoe is the ultimate dedicated runner’s dream.
For the Gymrat: Nike Pro Dri-FIT Short Sleeve Tee Shirt
A tried and true workout staple, at a price anyone can get behind.
For the Gadet-Obsessed Dad: Apple Watch Series 7 GPS Watch With Nike Sport Band
Is he just as into counting his steps as he is into getting his walk on? Apple’s Series 7 Watch is the cutting edge of wearable tech, and equipt with Nike’s sweat-resistant sport band is sure to win some serious “best Father’s Day gift ever” favor.
For the Superfan Dad: Nike USA Stadium Home Soccer Jersey
Help him rep his favorite team, with a little help from Nike.
For the Dad Who Respects the Classics: Nike Air Force 1 ’07 Sneaker
Any dad worth his weight in sneakers knows that it doesn’t get better than a crisp white AF1.
For the Golfer Dad: Nike Dri-FIT UV Slim-Fit Golf Chino Pants
Nike’s teched-out UV Golf Chino Pants may not improve his short game, but he’ll love them regardless. Sporting the perfect amount of stretch for a full swing and that classic tailored look, he won’t have to make par to stand out on the green.
For the Dad Who’s Always Losing His Sunglasses: Nike Show X3 Sunglasses
Another pair can’t hurt, right?
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