Father’s Day Gift Guide For Outdoor Dads

It is almost Father’s Day, so it is time to find that perfect gift for the dad that loves being outdoors. My husband is pretty outdoorsy and loves so many outdoor activities like hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, off-roading, kayaking and snowboarding. He’s not much of a skier, but he really does love hiking. This is the time of year, besides birthday and Christmas, that I get him new gear or t-shirts. Socks, beanies and snowboarding accessories are more of a winter thing, so Father’s Day gives me the opportunity to buy him items he’ll use throughout the summer season.

Throughout the year, I create a secret wish lists of items, so that he doesn’t know what things I want to get him this year for special occasions. These are either items I have seen others using or wearing, or something my husband has talked about needing or wanting. He’s pretty savvy when it comes to outdoor adventures, so here are ten things that I have added to his wish list this year. It is a great list for women too, or anyone who enjoys the outdoors. That growler, any beer loving man would love it. **Please note, this post may contain at no cost to you, affiliate links and by clicking on them, we might earn a small commission.

Hydro Flask Growler– Not only great for keeping your water cold, but it sure is nice to have your favorite on-tap beer handy. Filling up a growler at your local micro-brewery is not only cheaper, but it is also reduces waste. My husband would much rather fill a growler at our local brewery and support a local business, than buy cans or bottles from a large cooperation. This growler is perfect for a weekend camping trip and you favorite brew.

Nomadik Subscription Box– I’m thinking of getting another a subscription or just giving him mine. I think he gets more excited than I do when the box comes into the mail. I have to be quick to open it, because if he beats me to it, then he claims most of it. You can also just purchase a one-time box too. It’s fun because we get to try out lots of items at a low cost each month. I’ve never been disappointed by what has come in the mail. Last month, my husband snagged the EcoVessel Metro Mug, and my daughter got the Stainless Steel Reusable Straw. I was able to wrestle from them the Luci Light. Check out our January and February reviews.

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Fishing Caddy– This is just amazing. A great way to store your fish, place your yard and store your gear in the lid and use the lid as a comfy seat. Lots of storage too! I think my husband would love this because he likes fishing in just one spot rather than walking the river bank. This would also be great for ice fishing.

T-shirts– I like to get him funny t shirts. He is a bit particular, but loves ones that have an outdoors vibe to them. I’m having a hard time finding some this year because the two companies I used to get his t shirts from, appear to no longer be in business. πŸ™ SO I opted for these ones this year, If You Can Read This…, Saskquach and Worst Cast Scenario.

From top left clockwise: Uco StakeLight Tent Stakes, MyMedic First Aid Kit, Brazos Hiking Stick, Coleman Steel Cooler, Luci Light

Uco StakeLight Tent Stakes– I saw these right after Christmas and absolutely loved them. No more tripping in the dark over tent stakes and its easy to find your tent without fumbling for a lamp or headlamp. These last for a couple camping trips and it’s easy to replace the batteries.

Luci Light– This light-weight inflatable light is perfect. Not only is it solar-powered, but it is very bright. It is inflatable, and therefore expands form pocket size to a small six inch lamp. It has a low and high setting, a flashing setting and then also lights up red if you needed an emergency beacon. Great for kayaking and fishing too because it floats. He really wanted the one that came in the Nomadik box last month, so I just might get one for him for Father’s Day.

Brazos Hiking Stick– Since my husband was hit by a truck when he was 19, he struggles a bit with his hip. I would love to get him one of these because it would be very useful on our next hiking or backpacking trip. A walking or hiking stick is like having a third leg. They also have wonderful canes than can be customized. All walking and hiking sticks are made by local artists and all wood is sustainable and responsibly harvested. Check out our review to find out more about this functional piece of art.

Coleman Cooler– One of our plastic coolers just ended up cracking. We have an old steel one from Coleman, so I am thinking about getting a new one. Coleman anything seems to last longer than other products and they seem to be one of the only companies that still make products that will last forever.

First Aid Kit– Now that we have the camper, I want to invest in a larger First Aid Kit. We have a small one for car camping, but I don’t feel that it’s enough, especially with all of our different adventures. Last year when my son busted open his eyebrow, I think my husband got very frustrated that he could only find multiple colorful band aids to patch up our son. We have a new first aid kit at home, but I would rather be over prepared when we go on adventures than unprepared, because Urgent Care is usually two to three hours away. MyMedic has great first aid kits and lots of variety to choose from, from solo to family. I have my eye currently on the MyFac.

Outdoors gift for dads: walkie talkies, croquet set, emergency car tool kit and hiking chair.
From top left clockwise: Arcshell Two Way Radio, Maggift Croquet Set, Lianxin Car Emergency Kit, Trekology Portable Camp Chair

Walkie-Talkies– We have a set of two, but my husband mentioned he would like two more. We use walkie-talkis for many things including caravanning on road trips, kayaking, off-roading, cycling and camping. Many of the places we go to have no service, and it’s nice to have a walkie-talkie in case I break down because I usually leave later than anyone else. Walkie-talkies have also come in handy when we broke down off-roading or when the kayakers needed to get picked up.

Croquet Set– We go through these very quickly. I buy about two per season because croquet is the best game to play in the evening out in the yard. Good for adults and kids, it keeps them all pretty active and they some play until dark. I would not spend a large some of money on a croquet set. They are made of wood and can only take so much wear and tear.

Emergency Car Tool Kit– We have a really big tool kit in the car, but I think he would appreciate a smaller one for the ATVs and the camper. Especially when we are off-roading, because we had a pretty hairy situation last year and lost brakes. Yikes. The big tool kit was at camp. The one I am looking at seems to be very complete, even though its small. It has a tow strap and gloves, which are pretty important to have, especially if you are stuck in snow or mud.

Hiking Chair– We are definitely feeling our age. My husband was admiring this backpacking and camping chair the other day. It is very comfortable and sturdy. I think he would probably use it more for camping, but it is great that it is light-weight enough to pack.

Is there anything you would add to this list? Even thought it is a Father’s Day roundup, a lot of these are great for every day use. Which of these items would you choose, for yourself or that special dad in your life? Let us know in the comments below. And as always, be outside with no limits. Love, Pauline

Comments

  • Kyndall Bennett

    3 years agoReply

    I’m actually not sure if my dad has ever been a fan of camping. If he and my younger brother decide to try it out one day, then at least I know where to find them some starter items!

  • Meagan

    3 years agoReply

    I wouldn’t really consider my dad and outdoorsman but my husband likes to think he is (he’s not either) so he probably would love a lot of these ideas!

    • admin

      3 years agoReply

      That growler is pretty awesome. Most men like beer.

  • Cynthia Mackintosh

    3 years agoReply

    My husband is not an outdoorsy dad, but I can see him wanting & using some of these, like the emergency car tool kit!

    • admin

      3 years agoReply

      Yes!!! Especially if you live in a snowy area. Thank goodness for tow straps.

  • Jen

    3 years agoReply

    I never know what to get my husband. This was very helpful!

  • Tricia Snow

    3 years agoReply

    When my husband was younger he loved his walking stick when he would take the kids in the woods. It also doubles as a critter stick because it had a Y shaped tip for catching snakes! lol

    • admin

      3 years agoReply

      That is cool. I’ve had to start using one the last few years.

  • angela

    3 years agoReply

    The Coleman coolers are amazing products. We have a few different sizes and they are fantastic.

  • Heather

    3 years agoReply

    I bet my husband would like the chair! He always wants to go camping but never makes the time for it. He would need to go with friends, as it is not my cup of tea unless there involves a comfy bed!

  • Joanne

    3 years agoReply

    Great ideas to decide what to get Dad!

  • Suzan

    3 years agoReply

    Great list, Pauline! Love the upside down T-shirt πŸ™‚

  • Dawnmarie @ EnjoyingtheDays

    3 years agoReply

    Dads can be a challenge to give gifts, and I like to find fun, unique, useful ideas. You have put together a variety of different ideas — different as in not the norm!

  • Charlene

    3 years agoReply

    I STILL haven’t figured out what to get my husband this year. Ohboy. Thanks for the suggestions! He’s definitely the outdoorsy type

  • Kendra

    3 years agoReply

    I’m totally digging that fishing caddy! πŸ™‚ Hubby doesn’t like to fish, so ALL MINE!

  • Susan

    3 years agoReply

    Oh I was just thinking what am I gonna get my guy for his birthday (next week) and Father’s Day the week after. My man sounds like yours very outdoorsy and we try to add something every paycheck to our survival bag and that inflatable light sounds UH MAZ ING! Also I love the fishing gear bucket and he was wanting a new set of wallow talkies. So you just hooked a sister up with this post! Thanks a bunch!

  • Brittany

    3 years agoReply

    Great ideas for the outdoorsy dad!

  • Anna

    3 years agoReply

    So many cool ideas for father’s day. It is always hard to find something useful for them. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Liz

    3 years agoReply

    I saw the inflatable light the other day at the store and thought it was the coolest thing! My dad might not be outdoorsy, but it would be a good item to have come hurricane season. Thanks for the great idea!

  • Maureen Cardenas

    3 years agoReply

    Such great ideas! I see a few I’ll be thinking about getting my husband!!

  • Kymberly Irwin

    3 years agoReply

    I’m going to forward this post to my son who is in college. He forgot me this year at Mother’s Day. Very unusual, but I forgive him because of finals. But … I’m gonna make sure he doesn’t forget his father!!!! The portable camp chair is awesome!!! I’m in the market for a cooler. Debating on whether or not to get a Yeti one or not. I’ll check out the Coleman. It may be too big for what I need. Great post!!!

  • Christina Furnival

    3 years agoReply

    What a thoughtful wife! I love how much you know your hubby’s likes and that you keep a list at the ready! Great ideas for the outdoor daddy. πŸ™‚

  • Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef

    3 years agoReply

    These are great ideas for dad (and I think mom too) those Nomad boxes are just the coolest! So funny because Craig is a HUGE t-shirt guy, I’m talking 5 drawers packed full, lots of bands, Bill Murry, and places he’s visited. That light is ultra cool too, I miss camping it’s been years. Have to get back out there, I may need a blow-up mattress now though lol Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

  • Michelle

    3 years agoReply

    I always struggle with what to get my dad – he’s outdoorsy but also has so many things already. I end up getting the men in my life experiences! For my dad’s birthday one year I took him spelunking in a natural cavern – it was so neat! My husband would really enjoy the growler here, though. Maybe I could pair the growler with a trip to a local brewery as his “experience + gift” gift πŸ™‚

  • Robin

    3 years agoReply

    Men are so hard to shop for!! Thank you for sharing this!

  • Jennifer Morrison

    3 years agoReply

    Love the hide and seek champion Sasquatch shirt. What a funny concept!!! Great ideas!

  • Karla

    3 years agoReply

    I seriously want half of these things for myself! Nice list.

  • jen

    3 years agoReply

    ooooo I love the fishing caddy! I think I might get one for my husband. Love this list! Better then ties and coffee!!

  • Margaret

    3 years agoReply

    Great ideas for any outdoor person in your life. I am not a big outdoor person (unless you count the beach), but I could even use a couple of these.

  • Malia

    3 years agoReply

    Love this list! Our friends had those particular camp chairs at our campsite this weekend and everyone loved them. They weren’t too high, but they weren’t so low that it was tough to get out of them. My hubby also likes having a solid headlamp that has a red light so we can go star gazing and not mess with our eyes.

  • Kim

    3 years agoReply

    There are lots of good ideas here! My husband would especially love that growler. But he would just need to remember to bring it with us to get it refilled!

  • Michele

    3 years agoReply

    What great gift ideas! I’m digging that Luci Light! Some of these are definitely going on my gift idea list for several of my outdoorsy family members.

  • Tiffany

    3 years agoReply

    Great gift ideas – might even carry some of these over for the holidays!

  • Annette

    3 years agoReply

    GREAT gift ideas!!!!!!

  • Lina

    3 years agoReply

    These are great gift ideas for the outdoorsy folks in my life. I especially like the Luci Light.

  • Tonya | the Writer Mom

    3 years agoReply

    I’ve been trying to come up with something for my husband, so I think I’m going to check out some of these ideas. I bet there is something on this list he would like!

  • Cindy

    3 years agoReply

    These are great ideas! My dad has passed on. But my husband and son (who is a dad)both enjoy outdoorsy things. I’m checking out several of these items!

  • Carolina

    3 years agoReply

    I want one of those hiking chairs, I have seen them at the store and they are very comfortable. These are all great gifts for fathers!

  • Michele

    3 years agoReply

    I think there are excellent ideas here for any dad!

  • Chris

    3 years agoReply

    Great post! Who doesn’t love a good T-shirt?

  • T.M. Brown

    3 years agoReply

    What a great list of ideas!! My hubby, who is not really that much of an outdoor kind of guy anymore, would even love some of these things!! Thanks for putting this together!

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