Father’s Day is June 17. Here are the best outdoorsy gifts to give dad. Whether the outdoorsman in your life loves camping, hiking, fishing, or BBQing, these gift ideas are winners.
We searched high and low to find the best gifts for outdoorsmen. From cups to coolers, we’ve got something to wow all the hiking, camping, grilling, fishing, and all-around outdoor-loving men.
Show dad you care with one of these Father’s Day gift ideas.
Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads: Father’s Day Gift Guide
Crafted Traeger Cocktail Book ($20), Smoked Bloody Mary Mix ($15)
There’s no denying Traeger knows what they’re doing with meat smokers. And they’ve brought that same smoky knowledge to the world of cocktails with this set. Filled with more than 30 recipes, this book will help dad become the ultimate party bartender complete with grilled garnishes and smoky mixtures. For bonus points, pick up a bottle of Bloody Mary mix and vodka, slap a hunk of meat on the grill, and enjoy a leisurely brunch with dad.
Designed for motorcyclists, this tool roll is built to take a beating and look good doing it. The zippered pouch keeps small parts organized, and the reinforced pockets keep everything well-ordered and accessible. While the tools pictured are not included, it’s a great choice for riders, overlanders, neat freaks, and tool-lovers of all kinds.
Orion Cooler and Accessories: $335
Made in Tennessee, Orion Coolers’ products are built tough, with rotomolded shells and 2-inch insulation to keep everything ice cold. The padded EVA foam on top provides a comfortable seat, and it has a drain plug. If the outdoorsman in your life already has a cooler, consider picking up a fun accessory like the Utilitop drink holder ($119) or the cowboy-themed Cooler Dummy ($100).
Keep hot liquids steamy and cold ones icy. This stainless steel insulated cup will quickly become a favorite from the morning cuppa joe to the evening beer. The stainless steel construction will stand up to years of use, and the sweat-resistant design means you don’t have to worry about wet hands or unwanted table rings. Best of all, it integrates with a variety of lids, including a shaker lid, French press lid, and thermal lid.
YETI Camino Carryall 35: $150
The aptly named Carryall is ready to haul anything you desire. The burly material is puncture-resistant and molded foam bottom keeps water out and the bag upright. Use it to organize the truck, haul fishing gear, gear up the boat, or as an everyday carry. The options are endless. And when it gets dirty, simply hose out and get ready for the next adventure.
Ridge Wallet: $65
Yeah we know, getting dad a wallet may seem totally cliché, but you’ve never seen a wallet like this. Weighing in at just 2 ounces and measuring a shockingly slim 6 mm, this wallet packs everything a guy could need into a tiny, sleek package. The elastic band keeps cash secure, and the inner compartment holds up to 12 cards. Rest assured knowing your info is safe in this slim-fitting, RFID-blocking wallet.
Duluth Pack Changing Pad: $115
Know a new or soon-to-be dad? Help him care for the baby on-the-go with this made-in-the-USA changing pad. Sure it’s pricey, but this is a piece of gear that will get used daily for years and is built to last. Plus, anything that makes changing smelly diapers better is totally worth it.
RMU Tailgate Locker: $249
Help the mountain biker in your life get to the trail easily and securely. The Tailgate Locker slides onto the truck tailgate, protecting your paint job, while the cable lock sleeves keep bikes safe. It integrates with your backup camera, has a zippered pocket for spare parts, and even has a built-in beer cooler. We like it so much we gave it an award. Need we say more?
This versatile bag can be used for everything, including a first-aid kit, tool organizer, and the ultimate Dopp kit. Handmade in Vancouver, Wash., you can feel good knowing you’re giving a quality gift that will last. Dual zippers allow for full opening, and interior pockets keep everything perfectly organized. And with a Velcro front, you can slap on a patch of your choosing and make it a truly custom gift.
Pursuit Series Adventure Camp: $399 and Up
Looking for a chance to get away and make some memories? The Pursuit Series could be just what you’re after. This three-day adult adventure camp offers classes, guided adventures, and the opportunity to try new gear and activities. From nighttime SUP sessions to mountain bike rides and flyfishing clinics, there’s something for everyone. Cap off the night with a delicious meal and campfire cocktail. Because there’s no better gift than spending time together.
Outdoorsy guys can never have too many pairs of shades, especially with polarized lenses. Made from recycled plastic and clocking in under a hundred bucks, these sunglasses from San Francisco-based Sunski perfectly blend function and style.
Bring the comfort of home into the great outdoors with this chair from Kelty. Low to the ground and slightly reclined, it’s basically like camping with your favorite recliner. It weighs in at a little over 3 pounds and easily packs down into a zippered carrying case. We find it perfect for campfire hangouts, days at the soccer field, or backyard lounging.
Case Knives: $16 and Up
Keep dad’s hands sharp. Case Knives have been handcrafted in Bradford, Pennsylvania for over 100 years and are a handy Father’s Day gift for opening other Father’s Day gifts. Now Dad will be able to cut, chop, slice, whittle, dice, carve, open, and fix nearly anything with his new knife from Case Knives.
This do-all blanket can work as a warm-weather bivy, an extra layer on cold nights, a campfire companion, or hammock-lounging insulator. The eraLoft insulation and reflective ThermaCapture coating inside maintain loft and warmth even when wet, while the tapered shape keeps it lightweight and packable.
Redington Prowler Boot: $150
The Prowler wading boots from Redington are a great gift for flyfishermen ready to elevate their wading game. These boots combine a modern aesthetic with durability fit for a dad trying to prove he’s “still got it.” These lightweight and comfortable boots will have him making memories on the water for years to come.
Bear Kuma Compound Bow: $900
Ready to really wow the hunter in your life? Check out this compound bow from Bear Archery. This hybrid cam bow launches arrows at 345 feet per second while still offering a high level of forgiveness in the shot. The dual string suppressors help eliminate noise and vibration. Chock full of high-tech features, the Kuma will take your archery experience to the next level.
The Little Things
If your dad doesn’t need a big, fancy gift this year, get him something he’ll use for sure. Or something he’ll need if he gets lost in the backcountry.
The little things are important, like new forceps or nippers (bottle opener included!) from Loon Outdoors for his flyfishing kit. A reliable headlamp like Black Diamond’s Spot is also a great gift choice. And he can never have enough titanium sporks!