A Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Guide
Gift ideas for the outdoorsman dad who has everything.
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If you’re reading this, you’re in trouble. You are late with a gift for Father’s Day and you’re scrambling. Relax. You have more time than you think, and any one of these items will get the job done: making the dad in your life feel more comfortable, more adequate in outdoor endeavors, and more loved.
Outdoor Life Branded Clothing
Let’s get right to a center-of-mass Fathers Day gift: solid clothes. Don’t take chances on risky fashion. Give him hard-wearing garb that doesn’t make a statement as much as it makes him comfortable. Here’s your first option: Outdoor Life Men’s Khaki Pants. Consider this pair of extremely utilitarian pants the garment-world’s version of the Mepp’s spinner, or the Winchester Model 70. Or the Ka-Bar knife. It can do it all – from backyard grilling to bass-boat fishing to taking in a movie after the sun goes down. For this price ($24.99), why not get a half-dozen?
If that doesn’t fill the bill, then consider a very useful vest, perfect for travel or weekend hiking. The Men’s Travel Vest ($21.99) has pockets for a knife, wallet, and even a small binocular.
Coleman National Parks Nostalgia Lantern
This classic lantern evokes family time around a picnic table or campsite. Coleman is partnering with the National Parks Service to commemorate the centennial of the national parks system with this throwback product that has smart modern touches. For starters, it’s battery operated, not gas powered. It throws 700 lumens of light, enough to light up any campsite, and a switch disconnects the batteries when not in use, to keep them from draining.
Marry great shock-absorbing insoles with a hard-wearing and comfortable outdoor shoe and you have Superfeet’s new Outside Sandals. Okay, it’s just a sandal, but if you spend much time on your feet, or you simply want to be comfortable while you’re cool, then this is a perfect product. ($59)
Ecoxgear Outdoor Speaker
Here’s a waterproof speaker that can take almost any environmental condition and play tunes delivered by Bluetooth connection to a digital device. Sure, it’s a product for a dad who has it all, but remember, his kids (and grandkids) will get plenty of use out of it, too.
Vero Vellini Rifle Sling
How many rifles does your dad have? Okay, he’s never going to tell you, but just guess. Every one of them needs a good sling, and there are few better than those crafted by Vero Vellini. Go for a basic model or a premium leather model. The company has hundreds to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with a blaze-orange Air Cushion model. ($29; Vero-Vellini.com)
Flambeau Waterproof Satchel tackle box
A solid, smart, go-everywhere, modular tackle box. What could be better for Father’s Day? This box features swing-out main compartments, but what we like about it are the two Tuff Tainers, basically snap-lidded removable compartments for terminal tackle and other smaller pieces of gear. The great thing about this box is its organization, it’s spill-proofness, and its ability to see everything through its clear, high-impact plastic construction. ($49; Flambeauoutdoors.com)