Gift Guide: Outdoor Dads

Gift Guide for Outdoor Dads | Mum's Grapevine

Outdoor dads – They’re the dads who like to hike on the weekends, camp during the school holidays and spend every spare minute they have in the great outdoors. To make his day truly monumental, we’ve hunted down gifts that would make even Bear Grylls green with envy.

Here are our top gift ideas for outdoor dads.

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Cheap and cheerful …

  • Travel towel
  • Compass keyring
  • Micro-fibre face cloth
  • Thermal socks
  • Umbrella
  • Bird book
  • Hand warmers
  • Pac away mac

Splash out …

  • GoPro camera
  • Chartered fishing trip
  • Sleeping bag
  • Camping stove
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor jacket
  • Backpack
  • Camping kitchen set


Quench that thirst

Gift ideas for outdoor dads: Earth Bottles, stainelss steel with faux wood finish | Mum's Grapevine

Earth Bottles (from $44): All those outdoor adventures and random explorations sure make a man thirsty. For guys mindful of the environment the cool range from Earth Bottles is brilliant. These stainless steel bottles are beautifully finished with a sleek faux wood that outshines plastic any day.

Keep it clean

Gift Ideas for outdoor dads:Dark Green Cosmetic Bag | Mum's Grapevine

Cosmetic Bag (from $49): Hand sewn in Tuscany, the cosmetic bag range from Uashmama is seamless. The washable paper fabric looks and feels like leather yet washes with ease – ideal for outdoor travels.

Let there be light

Gift Ideas for outdoor dads: Wooden torch | Mum's Grapevine

Wooden Torch ($79.95): Brighten up Dad’s camping gear with this simple stunner. Gone are the days of ugly, bulky torches – the night time camping necessity has been given a new look with beautiful Beech Wood and energy efficient bulbs.

Into the wild

Gift ideas for the outdoor dad: Bush Craft 101 | Mum's Grapevine

Bushcraft 101 ($20.34): Remember that time when Dad wanted to go off into the wild, live in the outback and be at one with nature? Well this is the book to help him do it. From cooking and collecting food to protecting him from the elements, it’s like having Bear Grylls in his pocket.

A clever camping how-to

Gift ideas for outdoor dads: TMOD Enamel Cups | Mum's Grapevine

TMOD Enamel Mugs ($15.95): The adventure range from TMOD is inspired by all kinds of outdoor adventures. The colourful enamel mugs are great for camp fire coffees and give instructions for fun camping activities too! Dad will be whipping up pancakes from his teepee in no time!

Tools of the trade

Gift ideas for the outdoor dad: Leatherman Multi-tool kit | Mum's Grapevine

Leatherman Juice XE6 ($226.50): With more than 18 tools to choose from the Leatherman Juice XE6 has got Dad’s camping outdoor needs covered. Complete with four screwdrivers, wire cutters, a corkscrew and saw – is there anything this multi-tool can’t do?

A seat in a second

Great gifts for outdoor dads: Alite Designs Camping Chair | Mum's Grapevine

Alite Designs Monarch Chair ($99.95): This two-legged rocker is ideal for uneven outdoor terrain. Packed in a handy carry sack, the ‘sling’ and metal framework of the chair are super easy to put together, giving your outdoor Dad a simple seating solution whenever he wants admire the view.


Gift ideas for the outdoor dad: A skydiving experience | Mum's Grapevine

Skydiving Experience (from $259): Diving out of a plane will certainly get Dad’s heart pumping! If you know a thrill seeker in need of a little action then a skydive may just do the trick.

Lunch is on the way

Gifts for the outdoor dad: Ammo Lunch Box | Mum's Grapevine

Ammo Lunch Box ($145): Dads with a passion for Australian history will love this vintage Australian Army ammunition box. Coated in cool colours and refurbished to be used once again, it’s a great gift Dad can carry with pride.

Just hangin’

Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Dad: Ultra-light Hammock | Mum's Grapevine

Ultra-light Hammock ($70): Know an outdoor dad who likes to sleep under the stars? The Kerouac Hammock will have him sleeping higher and lighter than ever. Made with parachute nylon and aluminum carabiners, it makes surviving in the wild a breeze.

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Click to download our handy guide
100 awesome gift ideas for dads