Father’s Day Ideas: 20 Gifts For Health-Conscious Dads!

Written by: Erin Coleman,

B.S. - Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.

Writer, The Fit Mother Project

Written by: Erin Coleman,

B.S. - Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.

Writer, The Fit Mother Project

Father's Day ideas

There's no one-size-fits-all Father's Day idea that's perfect for everyone, so choose a gift or activity that's based on the lifestyle habits and interests of the favorite dads in your life.

Father's Day is a time to relax, unwind, and enjoy spending quality time together with the ones you love.

Plan Father's Day ideas that are active, healthy, and fun — and don't forget to take a lot of pictures!

The favorite dads in your life will have a blast, make lasting memories, and maintain their healthy habits.

If you're looking for healthy Father's Day ideas to celebrate dad this year, consider these fun gifts and family-friendly activities!

Grab dad and try this full-body backyard workout for the whole family!

20 Fun and Healthy Father's Day Ideas, Gifts, and Activities

1. Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements for men make the perfect healthy Father's Day gift idea for the health-conscious dad.

Whether he drinks protein shakes or takes multivitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, probiotics, or supplements for joint or heart health, he'll appreciate this thoughtful gift of health on Father's Day.

Make dad a protein smoothie for breakfast or lunch by blending together protein powder, fruit, and ice!

2. Workout Gear

You can't go wrong when choosing workout gear as Father's Day ideas this year, especially if the dads in your life want to get or stay in shape.

You might consider workout clothes or shoes, weights, cardio equipment, a jump rope, kettlebells, a pullup bar, resistance bands, a weighted vest, or a fitness tracker for dad!

Regardless of the type of workout gear you decide on, it will motivate the dads in your life to stay fit and maintain their healthy lifestyle habits for a lifetime.

3. Active Family Adventures

Instead of a gift dad can open on Father's Day, consider planning a fun, active family outing instead!

You might choose rock climbing, kayaking, paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, hiking, or biking.

Explore a cave, go golfing, head to the zoo, or find an amusement park.

Spend time at a park, go horseback riding, try frisbee golf, or fly a kite!

Plan something unique you might not have tried before and watch the excitement on your family members' faces!

4. Meal Delivery Service

If your family is like many busy families and has little time for food prep, consider getting the favorite dads in your life a subscription to a healthy home meal delivery service.

Omaha Steaks, Daily Harvest, Snap Kitchen, and Freshly are just of the many nutritious meal options you can have delivered right to your doorstep during the times you and your family don't have time to cook or grocery shop!

Dad will appreciate not having to spend hours in the kitchen on the nights you're unavailable to help with food prep.

5. Airsoft or Paintball

What better way to stay active outdoors as a family than by having an airsoft or paintball war with dad!

Wear protective equipment to prevent injuries, make teams among family members, and have a blast with the ones you love while staying active and burning extra calories.

Once dad tries it, he'll be hooked!

If you're looking for an indoor alternative for a cold or rainy day, consider trying family laser tag instead.

6. Swimming

While the kids swim, mom and dad may want to relax on the beach or in a hot tub to de-stress, detox, and enjoy time together.

Bring a beach ball, football, or any favorite beach or pool toys!

Don't forget goggles so you swim laps to stay active on Father's Day!

7. Family Sports Tournament

An exceptional way to keep fit and have a blast this Father's Day is to plan a family sports tournament!

Consider playing tennis, pickleball, basketball, volleyball, or whiffle ball.

Create a pool or ping pong tournament in your home — or at another family member's house.

8. Fishing Outing

You can't beat fishing with dad on Father's Day, as the time you get to spend together is priceless.

Walk to your favorite fishing spot to stay active and stand instead of sitting down when possible.

Take breaks from fishing to throw a football around or eat a healthy picnic lunch.

You'll make lasting memories and won't have to spend money!

9. Healthy Breakfast in Bed

Let dad sleep on Father's Day and, with help from your kids, make him a nutritious breakfast in bed!

Choose menu items you know he loves, but steer clear of highly processed meats, excessive carbohydrates, and added sugar.

Serve up an omelet with uncured turkey bacon and veggies plus fruit, a protein shake made with protein powder and milk, or other healthy breakfast ideas.

Dad will appreciate his relaxing breakfast in bed without having to lift a finger!

10. Fitbit

If you have health-conscious dads in your life, consider getting them a Fitbit or another health-tracking device for Father's Day this year!

These devices can track sleep quality, heart rate, steps, and other health parameters.

A Fitbit can help dad boost heart health, improve cardiovascular fitness, and reduce chronic disease risk factors.

Health and fitness trackers are fun gifts that help dad set, monitor the progress of, and meet health and fitness goals!

11. Grilling Gear

You can't go wrong when choosing grilling gear for dad as one of the best Father's Day ideas.

Choose grilling utensils, marinades, seasonings, and even indoor grilling kits for rainy or cold days.

You might get dad a grilling cookbook, skewers, a meat delivery subscription, knives, or even a new grill!

If you're not sure which grilling gear dad needs or wants, take him shopping on Father's Day and let him pick something out!

12. Golf Outing

You can burn a significant number of calories going golfing with dad on Father's Day.

Make a tee time and get out on the course with your family, weather permitting.

Carry your clubs vs taking a cart if you'd like to get in extra exercise.

If you have younger kids, consider going mini-golfing instead!

This activity is also an exceptional way to stay active outdoors and spend quality time with dad, regardless of your kids' ages.

13. Therapeutic Massage

Massage offers an array of health, fitness, and overall wellness benefits, which is why it makes the perfect Father's Day idea!

Massage reduces stress, anxiety, and sore muscles.

It also stimulates the body's natural ability to heal and can improve your mood.

There are many ways you can give the gift of therapeutic massage to dad this year.

Schedule a massage appointment for him at a nearby chiropractor's office, give him a shoulder or foot massage yourself, or consider getting a hand-held deep tissue massager as a Father's Day gift idea.

Dad will thoroughly enjoy this gift!

14. Active Video Games

If the dad in your life adores playing video games with your kids (or even by himself), consider getting active video games as a Father's Day gift idea.

Rather than simply sitting in a chair, these games will keep dad and the kids moving around and might even make them sweat!

Active video games make physical activity a blast!

15. Health Journal

Health-conscious dads often benefit from journaling for a variety of reasons.

They can record fun Father's Day memories, daily workouts, eating habits, sleep patterns, blood pressure, body weight, waist circumference, and more.

Get dad in the habit of journaling and he may stick with it for a lifetime!

16. Photo Book

Don't live life without documenting fun family Father's Day memories.

Get dad a photo book this year as a keepsake he can enjoy forever.

It's a thoughtful gift that keeps on giving and your entire family will love looking through old photos throughout the years!

17. Nail Trimming Kit

Do the dads in your life neglect their fingernails, toenails, or cuticles?

If so, get them a nail trimming kit this Father's Day to ensure their fingers and toes stay just as healthy as the rest of their body.

They'll appreciate your thoughtfulness!

18. Electric Toothbrush

Like nail care, good oral health care is extremely important to maintain exceptional overall health and wellness.

Many dentists recommend electric toothbrushes over traditional toothbrushes, as they can remove more plaque and tartar, thereby reducing dad's risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

He'll appreciate you caring about his health and will love his new electric toothbrush!

19. Sporting Goods Shopping Trip

What dad doesn't love shopping at sporting goods stores?

Plan a shopping trip with dad so he can pick out a few of his favorite sports items, fishing gear, workout gear, hunting equipment, or workout clothes.

You won't regret shopping on Father's Day, but you may want to pick a day during the week to avoid the weekend rush.

20. Fit Father Project Membership

The gift of health and wellness makes the perfect Father's Day idea!

Choose a Fit Father Project membership for the dads in your life this year.

It's a gift that keeps on giving, year after year.

FFP includes custom meal plans, muscle-building (and fat-burning) workouts for busy dads over 40, online health coaching support, social support from other fit dads, recipes, newsletters, and more!

Have dad try out the FFP for free by signing up for a free meal plan and workout.

Erin Coleman
B.S. - Nutritional Science, R.D., L.D.

Writer, The Fit Mother Project

Erin Coleman is a registered and licensed dietitian with over 15 years of freelance writing experience.

She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and completed her dietetic internship at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Prior to beginning her career in medical content writing, Erin worked as Health Educator for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Internal Medicine.

Her published work appears on hundreds of health and fitness websites, and she’s currently working on publishing her first book! Erin is a wife, and a Mom to two beautiful children.

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