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 Bear Grylls green with envy.
Here are our top gift ideas for outdoor dads.
Cheap and cheerful …
- Travel towel
- Compass keyring
- Micro-fibre face cloth
- Thermal socks
- Bird book
- Hand warmers
- Pac away mac
Splash out …
- GoPro camera
- Chartered fishing trip
- Sleeping bag
- Camping stove
- Outdoor jacket
- Camping kitchen set
Ultra-light Hammock ($85): 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 aluminium carabiners, it makes surviving in the wild a breeze.
Into the wild
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.
Lunch is on the way
Stanley Classic Lunch Box ($99.95): Dads with a passion for the outdoors will appreciate the quality of this classic food container. The Stanley brand has been part of family adventures for over 100 years and we can’t think of a better gift for Dad to carry with pride.
Quench that thirst
Earth Bottles (from $45): 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
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
Wooden Torch ($69.95): 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.
A clever camping how-to
TMOD Enamel Adventure Mugs ($14): The adventure range from TMOD is inspired by all kinds of outdoor adventures. The colourful enamel mugs are great for campfire 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
Leatherman Surge Black ($269.95): With more than 20 tools to choose from the Leatherman Surge has got Dad’s outdoor needs covered. Complete with two screwdrivers, wire cutters, a can opener and saw – is there anything this multi-tool can’t do?
A seat in a second
Alite Designs Monarch Chair ($99.95): This two-legged rocker is ideal for the 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 to admire the view.
Minipresso Gift Pack ($88): Dad can sit back, take in the view and sip on his favourite brew thanks to the Minipresso. The pint-sized Nespresso machine is portable and hand-powered – making the perfect cuppa for outdoor adventures morning, noon and night.
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.