Shopping for gifts can be quite a challenge. No matter who it is, finding the right present is never easy…even if it’s for your own father. With father’s day only a few weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about something cool that you can get your dad. But your old man isn’t like every other dad out there. Old is not in his vocabulary. He’s fit, active, outdoorsy and always on the move. Although I’m sure he’ll love it, it looks like the standard coffee mug with your face on it won’t work for him.
In the case of your father, you’ll want to turn your focus to gifts that he is sure to get a lot out of, especially when off on his next adventure. The good news for you, is I’ve taken the guesswork out of the equation. Here are this season’s top gifts for the adventure-minded dad in your life.
Hiking concierge – Pricing Varies by Location
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If your dad enjoys hiking and taking in all the outdoors has to offer, then why not have him do it in style? Get him his very own hiking concierge. WorldMark by Wyndham is debuting a dedicated hiking concierge at select properties with an exclusive partnership with America’s Park Ranger, Ash Nudd. Families can choose resorts from Yellowstone to Yosemite. Once booked, your apartment-style suite comes with customized recommendations from Ash along with comprehensive park itineraries and packing tips ahead of their trip to the popular national parks.
Catalyst Waterproof Influence Case for Airpods (3rd Generation) – $29.99
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Waterproof and drop-proof this is the case your dad has been waiting for. Each case has a waterproof rating of up to 3.3 feet and a drop proof rating of up to 4 feet. Add in a faster charge time, sleek look and the addition of the carabiner to safely clip to your bag and there is no doubt that this case will have you worrying less and listening more.
Dometic Go Series – Pricing Varies by Item
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Dometic has been known for their refrigeration coolers for quite some time. Now they are venturing out to make your entire outdoor experience even more effortless. The new Dometic Go series has everything your dad needs to get outside and go. Chairs, tables, storage containers, coolers (of course) and more will have him make the most of his time outdoors.
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If your father loves a good espresso and is an avid traveler or camper, then this is the gift for him. Weighing in at less than 1 pound, the Nanopresso is highly transportable but yet still durable. It is also quite easy to use. Heat some water, ground some beans, put them in their respective spots and it’s just a matter of brewing from there. It’s the shot of espresso your father will want no matter where his location is.
Reno Tahoe Brewpass – Free
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The Reno Tahoe brewery scene is booming and their brewpass will certainly satisfy his itch to partake. The Brewpass itself is free. Just hop on the link above and register. Once you have it it’s a matter of redeeming your discounts at the participating locations. Free flights, $2 off beers, BOGO IPAs and more. Your dad is bound to love every minute of it.
iKamper Disco Series – $490
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iKamper’s Disco Series brings a multitude of versatility to cooking outdoors. Whether dad likes to cook standing up, sitting down, with a gas canister or over an open flame, this bad boy does it all. Despite all this, it’s the Disco skillet that your dad will come to love the most. Use it like a wok and cook over the smaller gas flame, or hang it from the chain over an open fire and he’ll feel like he’s the chef at an Argentine churrascaria. Plus it’s non-stick and easy to clean. With a grilling apparatus like this, you simply cannot go wrong.
Puma Golf Nassau Golf Shorts and Golf Polo – $70 & $80
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Skiers and Snowboarders love themselves a fun winter kit. Why not transfer that eccentricity to the golf course in the summer. Puma golf’s new spring break collection does just that. The matching Nassau shirt and short combo may not elevate your golf game but it will certainly turn heads on the course, at the pool and especially at the 19th hole.
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If your dad is the type of guy that likes to get after it and then drink beers on the patio after, then these shades are for him. The Westslope from Glade Optics are sport sunglasses without making your dad look like he’s suiting up to ride in the Tour de France. They are grippy enough to stay in place during your most intense activities and the polarized, scratch resistant lenses provide enhanced optical clarity. Great news since pounding those beers after ripping the single track can get pretty intense.
Wyoming Whiskey National Parks No. 2 – $69.99
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Dad likes whiskey. Dad also likes the outdoors. Why not give him something that covers both? Wyoming Whiskey recently announced the release of their limited edition National Parks No. 2 straight bourbon whiskey in tandem with the brand’s continuing partnership with Yellowstone Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. A straight bourdon whiskey, this limited edition whiskey produces notes of Buttercream, Carrot Cake, Browned Spices, hints of Toffee and Salted Caramel that your father will absolutely love. Wyoming Whiskey also donates a portion of the proceeds to the Yellowstone Forever fund so each sip your dad savors is technically good for the outdoors.
Après Surf Tank Top and Tee – $30
Après isn’t just be for ski season. Beach season has it’s own après surf scene that is just as lively and fun as our favorite winter activity. Whether it is bonfires and beers on the beach or live music as the local beach bar, your dad will love wearing his new après surf tank top or tee to the next occasion. Soft and comfortable it’s the perfect top to take him from surf to shore.
Rich Stoner is the founder of the après-ski lifestyle clothing and media brand, All About Après, and the co-host of the Beyond the Après podcast. No stranger to the ski and après-ski scene, Rich has been a long time contributor for many publications on topics like skiing, gear, beer and food. However, his passion is on the slopes and enjoying good times with good people. You can find him perfecting his craft carving turns and drinking beers in the Green Mountains of Vermont. @allaboutapres