Perfect sports gifts for the #GirlDad in your life

Need a last-minute Father’s Day gift idea for your sports-loving #GirlDad? Look no further.

Friendly reminder that Father’s Day 2021 falls on Sunday, June 20. If you’re the daughter of a guy who’s truly embraced being a girl dad, we’re here to help you out with some sports-themed gift ideas.

Before we get started, a quick reminder of how the #GirlDad movement gained so much traction in the past year or so.

Father’s Day gift ideas for your #GirlDad

The girl dad ethos applies to fathers who want their daughter(s) to have the same rights, opportunities and privileges as sons have. A girl dad empowers his daughter(s) and actively works to dismantle systemic barriers faced by women.

In the spirit of this definition, here are some Father’s Day gift ideas for the girl dad in your life.

For the hoops fan…

Since Kobe Bryant popularized the term ‘girl dad’ in the first place, let’s start off with a gift we know the Lakers legend himself was proud to rock.

The WNBA orange hoodie is one of the hottest selling items across the entire Fanatics website and the most popular WNBA item in league history. So many NBA stars have worn it lately that we’re starting to lose track. It was even named best fashion statement of 2020 by Sports Business Journal.

Luckily for you, the orange hoodie is shipping for free right now using promo code WNBA25, so you can support the W and get your dad a comfy new sweater in one fell swoop.

We can’t guarantee it’ll arrive on time for Father’s Day, but if your dad is a true basketball fan, it’ll be worth the wait.

For the avid reader…

If your dad is the type of dude who can’t just “stick to sports”,  Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back by Jessica Luther and Kavitha Davidson is an absolute must-read.

Dedicated to “every fan who loves sports and just wants them to do and be better,” this book is a thought-provoking conversation starter that’s bound to leave your dad with a more nuanced perspective on sports and fandom.

Want to gift a subscription instead? We’d recommend “Power Plays” by Lindsay Gibbs.

For the activist…

If your dad is the type to want to make a statement not just a fashion statement, we’ve got suggestions for bold tees or hoodies he can rock to support minorities in sports. The best part? Both of these collections are designed by incredible women who are committed to donating their share of the proceeds to good causes.

The first collection was designed by Kelsey Trainor with the proceeds going to the Black Girl Hockey Club.

Option two is the “More Diverse Voices in Sports” collection from Megan Reyes and supports both Athlete Ally and the Black Women’s Player Collective.

For the guy who wants to be part of the action…

Is there any better way to bond with your dad than attending a sports game together? Well, if you’re lucky enough to live in one of the cities listed below, there’s a WNBA or NWSL team (or both!) near your area.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Hartford, CT
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY
  • Orlando, FL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Portland, OR
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Seattle, WA
  • Washington, DC

Both leagues are in-season during the summertime, making it a perfect outing for you and your girl dad.

Source: FanSided

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