Ultimate Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Dads

Gift guide for the outdoor-loving dad in your life.

Father’s Day is right around the corner and I know many of us are still looking for that perfect gift to celebrate dad. I’ve got a round-up of gifts for the outdoorsy dad in your life. A lot of these gifts are my husband’s favorites, wishlist items, and even what I’m buying for Father’s Day! This list doesn’t have to be just for Father’s Day though. These outdoor gadgets make great gifts year-round! This gift guide for outdoorsy dads has a little something for any dad that you’re shopping for.

gift guide for outdoor dads

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Gifts for Under $25

NRS Straps. The best gift for outdoorsy men.

NRS Straps: They may look small, possibly insignificant even, but NRS straps have so many purposes! When my husband was on the podcast recently, he shared that his favorite piece of gear is his NRS straps. He uses them for the boat, tying down gear on the roof, creating shelters for camping, hanging bear bags, holding objects in places, and even as a belt. The possibilities are endless! These straps come in a variety of lengths. We find that the most important lengths are the 4 foot and 3 foot straps. Although, a 12 foot and 20 foot strap are essential for hanging bear bags and creating shelters!

If you’re interested in hearing our conversation on the podcast (and hear all the purposes for the NRS straps) be sure to listen to Episode 4 on the podcast.

Lodge Cast Iron Pan: Cast iron pans are such versatile camping and kitchen essentials! They can go on the campfire and are the only pans we bring with us camping.

Gifts under $50

Columbia PFG UPF 30 Sun Protection Shirt for outdoorsy dads

The Columbia PFG shirt provides UPF 30 Sun protection, making it a fantastic shirt for dads in the summer. The lightweight fabric stays cool and comfortable, even on the hottest days. Its quick try material dries quickly after a day on the boat. This is one of my favorite shirts for my husband because it gives my redhead husband additional protection to keep his fair skin covered while enjoying all his favorite water sports.

Gifts under $100


Coleman Stove. Gift for outdoor men.

The Coleman stove is a camping classic. Built for longevity, getting dad this stove ensures he’s got a great spot to cook up the next camping breakfast! We’ve had ours since the early days of our relationship when we spent a summer camping and using this stove on the daily.

Aluminum table from ALPS Mountaineering. Gift for outdoor dads

The ALPS Mountaineering Dining Table is the ultimate camping table! It rolls up easily and stores small, making space in your car or camper. It is sturdy, yet lightweight, being made out of aluminum. If the dad in your life is anything like my husband, he kind of tends to take over the cooking while we’re out camping. This table is fantastic for the Coleman stove and makes a great prep space.

Gifts Over $100

Leatherman multitool for outdoor dads

Every outdoorsy dad needs a good Leatherman multitool. This one features 21 tools in 1! It’s going to keep dad covered in every situation that may come up while out camping, on the trail, or fishing off the boat.

Osprey Stratos. The best backpack for outdoor dads

The Osprey Stratos is built to last! My husband has been sporting this 36 L backpack since I met him over 12 years ago. Still going strong and in great shape – this backpack makes a fantastic day pack, weekend backpacking bag, travel pack, and a pack out bag for the ski day. Every outdoorsy dad needs a good backpack, and this one is definitely a keeper!

NRS Ninja Lifejacket. Great gift for outdoorsy dads

NRS Lifejacket: Every dad needs a good lifejacket that will provide security on the water, while not compromising comfort. The NRS Ninja is just the lifejacket to serve up comfort and flotation without additional bulk. This low profile Type III PFD is US Coast Guard Certified and ready to keep dad afloat while canoeing, kayaking, or whitewater rafting with the kids.

RTIC Soft Cooler. Keep drinks cool for outdoor men.

After all that hiking, boating, and cooking up a killer camp breakfast, the dad in your life is going to be ready for a good beverage. The RTIC soft cooler holds up to 30 cans, keeps drinks cool for days, and doesn’t sweat. It definitely provides just what a dad is looking for when he reaches for a cold drink on a hot summer day.

With Father’s Day coming up soon, don’t wait on getting the dad in your life some high-quality outdoor gear to get him on his next adventure! If you have any questions or want any other suggestions, be sure to reach out to me in the comments section.

Other Outdoorsy Gift Guides

Want more outdoor gift guides? Be sure to check out these pages below!

Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Families – This is your ultimate gift guide for the whole family! From kid’s gift ideas to gift experience!

Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Moms – These gifts include some of my all-time favorite outdoor gifts and some major wishlist items.

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