We’d like to dedicate this gift list to all the outdoorsmen out there. To the fathers who enjoy a good weekend camping trip, a backyard BBQ session, or a hike through the woods.
To all the practical men, who know who they are and what they’re about. To the plaid shirt wearing, black coffee drinking, canoe-paddling, axe-swinging, Nick Offerman types…
In other words, to the fathers who are utterly impossible to buy a gift for!
Seriously, what on earth do they need? They seem to have everything they want. And every time we ask, they just wave us off and say, “Oh, you don’t need to get me anything”. Look, dad, we appreciate your low-maintenance personality. Truly, we do. But this is not helpful.
That is why we came up with this gift guide. We’ve scanned high and low to find Father’s Day gift ideas that will make the outdoorsmen in your father proud. And they are reasonable items, too! None of this $800 Yeti Cooler nonsense.
Spice up your Dad’s backyard grilling with a mixed set of seasonings from FreshJax. This set has a diverse selection of flavors including Peppered Habanero, Fresh Bay, Grill Master Burger Seasoning, Smokey Southwest, and Citrus Pepper.
With a box of BarCountry Pocket Cocktail mix, your dad can make himself a premium cocktail no matter where he goes! Just add water, spirits, and shake. Available in Cherry Infused Old Fashioned, Coconut Lime Margarita, Bloody Marry, and Elderflower Moscow Mule.
If your dad has even a passing interest in smoking meats, this is a must have. Aaron Franklin and co-author Jordan Mackay unlock the secrets behind truly great barbecue, and share years’ worth of knowledge. With chapters on building your own smoker; finding and curing the right wood; creating and tending perfect fires; and of course, cooking ridiculously delicious barbecue.
Nobody likes an “over-done-te” steak. With a probe thermometer, the guessing game is over. Now Dad can know definitely exactly what temprature the meat is at. This one lets you set a “timer” for the target temprature so you don’t have to worry about it going over.
The definitive guide to the art of wilderness survival, Bushcraft 101 shows you not only how to survive, but how to reconnect with the great outdoors. It covers choosing the right items for your kit, manufacturing needed tools and supplies, collecting and cooking food, protecting yourself from the elements.
This double-walled, vacuum insulated beer stein is the premiere outdoor beer drinking vessel. Not only does it keep beer ice cold for a ridiculously long time (7+ hours), but it has a ceramic-lined interior. Compared to stainless steel, ceramic is a much nicer drinking experience and feels just like a traditional beer stein.
Whether your dad likes BBQing, grilling, or recklessly tending the campfire with his bare hands, these heat resistant gloves are a must. Their heat resistant construction is designed to keep his hands safe up to 932 F.
You can’t have enough headlamps. By the grill, in the garage, in the glove box of the car, or with the camping gear. The hands-free directional light from a headlamp is invaluable. The BioLite headlamp has a much lighter and slimmer design thanks to it’s internal USB rechargable lithium ion battery.
This pop-up fire pit packs down to 14″ x 4″ x 4″ making it a perfect addition to your dad’s car camping gear, especially if he likes camping off the beaten path where fire rings aren’t common. This version comes with an 11″ x 11″ grill top as well.
Products can be useful, but meaningful experiences will last a lifetime. Purchase a National Parks Pass and take your Dad on an adventure that you’ll both remember. This pass gets you into every National Park & Monument, as well as National Forests, Grasslands, and plenty of other recreation sites across the country for an entire year.
Few fathers can resist the siren call of a good hammock. The Kammok Hammock can be strung up nearly anywhere and can provide countless hours of relaxation. On a sunny summer afternoon, there’s no place he’d rather be.
What better way to put an exact dollar amount on how much you appreciate your father than a gift card. But seriously, dads can be very particular when it comes to outdoor gear, so this might be the safest way to go. But if you can, we suggest going with him and making it into an experience.