9 Outdoorsy Dad Gifts for Father’s Day

It’s June which means Father’s Day it upon us—this year it falls on Sunday, June 20th! I tend to keep a running list of gift ideas throughout the year (in my head), which means when Father’s Day is here I can’t remember any of them! I did some scouring of some outdoorsy dad gifts for the Mountain Man in my life, so I hope it helps remind you of those great Father’s Day gift ideas you’ve been thinking of all year! This year on Father’s Day weekend, we will be attempting a Colorado 14er–which is the best gift that Bryce could ask for. He is also getting one of these outdoorsy dad gifts below, so this post will have him guessing.
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1) Personalized Gift from Etsy

This is my favorite recommendation because I am a sucker for more heartfelt gifts. But the father of my outdoor kids is a practical one so I don’t often go with these types of gifts. But if yours will appreciate a thoughtful gift, these are a few of the picks from my Outdoor Dad Etsy Favorite List. Be sure to view the full list!

2) Bote Stand Up Paddle Board

Father’s Day means that summer is HERE, so if you are like our family you are itching for water adventures! Bote Boards is the leader in inflatable paddle boards and kayaks. We love inflatables because we can take them with us on all of our adventures, just in case there happens to be a breathtaking lake on our roadtrip or at our campsite. We are even headed to California in a few weeks and checking them on the airplane!

If you are looking for a less expensive alternative, we have also been happy with this Serene Life board from Amazon. Whichever brand you go with, I HIGHLY recommend an electric pump. This is the one we have and it’s made our SUP experience much more enjoyable as we can hit the water faster!
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3) Trail Magik Kid Carrier

The innovative Trail Magik Kid Carrier was meant for (and created by) the outdoor backpacking dad. I am so inspired by their story—these are my people! They are a new company, but I am super confident that they will make a big wave in the outdoor parent community. Check out their video below and you will be amazed! Be sure to use code RAISINGHIKERS10 at checkout for 10% off!

4) BottleKeeper

BottleKeeper is the ultimate coozy for your camping drinks! If your outdoor Dad likes his beer cold, he will love this double walled vessel to keep his bottles protected and colder longer. They also have a double walled and vacuum sealed 3-in-1 option for cans that fits 12oz, 16oz or Slim cans (which is great for my kiddos’ outdoorsy dad since he bounces between an IPA and a slim can Michelob Ultra depending on the mood).

5) Engel Cooler

After much research, we just purchased this Engel Cooler for the upcoming camp season and are so stoked!! We went with the Engel because it is a roto molded Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Certified Bear Resistant Container, which means it is safe for bear country camping spots, keeps ice cool for up to 10 days, and can hold dry ice! If what you are looking for isn’t in stock on their website, you may have more luck with inventory on the big A.

6) Indo Board

If you’re outdoor Dad isn’t quite ready for the stand up paddle board, or wants a fun toy for conditioning when he’s not on the board, an Indo Board is an awesome gift! My very own surfer dad had one of these when I was young and not only did I think he was the coolest (still is!), but it was fun for me to play on and gain balance, coordination, and confidence. Also, here’s proof that I had the cool dad growing up, amiright?

outdoorsy dad body surfing

7) Lifetime REI Membership

An REI membership is a great way to fuel the love of the outdoors for any outdoor dad and be a part of an outdoor loving community! For $20, you get an annual dividend of 10% back on eligible purchases, access to the used gear trade-in program, discounts, and other perks. Right now (through July 5th) REI is offering their lifetime membership for FREE if you make a purchase of $50 or more, so check out their site for more gift ideas and be sure to add the membership to your cart for $20 off!

8) High Camp Flask

High Camp Flask products are a cross between function, swagger, and thoughtful as you can custom engrave flasks and tumblers for your outdoor loving dad. They currently have a Father’s day sale going with 25% off of their engraved flasks! They have some pretty sweet and swanky outdoor products!

9) Outdoor Guided Adventure

If you have an upcoming trip planned, but want to turn it up a notch in terms of adventure, booking a guided tour through Get Your Guide is an excellent gift idea!

If you are in need of more ideas or “ship fast” last minute gifts, check out my Amazon Hiking Favorites and my Amazon Camping Favorites list for some tried and true outdoor choices like a portable campfire, a JetBoil for backcountry cooking, or a Solar Charger power bank.

And if you’re really stuck, there is always my favorite gift card to give and receive….
For more of my gift guides, check out 25 Gifts for Outdoorsy Kids 10 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Mountain Mama, 25 Outdoorsy Valentine Gifts for Parents! Regardless of what you choose (or if you family isn’t a gift giving family at all—which is totally acceptable!), have fun showing the outdoorsy dad in your life some love!
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  1. Cindy Moore

    This are great ideas for the outdoorsy dad!

  2. Danielle Ardizzone

    My son loves the Indo board – he first used it in karate, and fell in love immediately!

  3. Maya

    Great ideas & fun gifts

  4. Marianne

    These are some great ideas for gifts for Dad. I’m sure any outdoorsy kinda guy would love any one of these suggestions.

  5. Larissa Li

    These are great ideas! I liked the cooler that keeps ice for up to 10 days. I think I need one:)

  6. Keirsten

    These are great gift ideas for the outdoorsy dad. That’s so interesting that the canteen holds the actual beer bottle inside. And the engraved compass is so pretty.

  7. Barbara

    Excellent ideas for gifts!

  8. Suzan

    I’m obviously not a father, but I would love the paddle board 😂. Nice list for those purchasing for their Dad’s!

  9. Tiffany

    I love the engraved compass!

  10. Sabrina DeWalt

    I like that you included several, practical, but still luxury gifts.

  11. Alicia

    I love the idea of an REI membership card! And Etsy is the best place for personalized gifts! I bought so many things off of Etsy for my wedding! These are great Father’s Day gifts!

  12. Terra Booth

    Great ideas! Personalized gifts are always cherished, and there are some great other options in here as well!


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