Finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day is never an easy task. From enthusiastic dads who already seem to have one of everything to the all-round outdoorsman father figure, it can be hard to decide on just one item. To save you some time, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite picks for the dad in your life to show your appreciation for all they do.
Outdoor kids in an indoor world – $26
It would be pretty darn passive-aggressive to buy a parenting book to its dad, so maybe make this the gift you give to your significant other, brother, son, cousin, father-in-law, etc. This is Steve’s third gift in a row. New York Times Best Seller and essential reading for anyone who wants to immerse their children in the wild world. Drawing on personal experiences raising children in urban and rural areas, Steve shares hard-earned lessons about the benefits and challenges of involving kids in hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, gardening, and more. plus.
Many outdoor activities require quick and easy access to a variety of tools and equipment. The FHF Chest Rig puts all your stuff in the most visible and accessible place possible, whether it’s dry flies, floats and tweezers, or binoculars, wind detector and calls. Every dad needs a good place to store his stuff while he’s out on the water or in the woods.
MeatEater Logo Wear – $10-55
Help Dad show his carnivore pride with some of our cool hats and t-shirts! Being a hunter, fisherman, and carnivore is worth celebrating, whether you’re on the mountain, the river, or the backyard.
MeatEater Spicy Bloody Mary Gift Box – $100
Spice things up this Father’s Day with a personalized Bloody Mary box. This gift set includes a tasty bloody mix, a sidecar pint glass, and plenty of pickled accessories from Wisconsin-based Forest Floor Foods. Add some booze and raise a glass to all the father figures out there.
First Base Layers Lite – $40-160
Whether your dad likes to jig for ice perch or chase moose through the mountains, there’s sure to be a First Lite base layer to fit his needs. All our undergarments are made with the latest generation Merino fabric so that your old man feels comfortable on every adventure. From the Kiln hoodie that does it all, the Furnace Zip Long John, and the Wick Quarter Zip, a First Lite base layer should be the foundation of your dad’s next outdoor clothing system.
MeatEater x Phelps Diaphragm Turkey Call 3-Pack – $35
If your dad hunts gobblers, or even aspires to do so, then this is the perfect gift for him. These three packs include Steve and Jani’s favorite diaphragm calls, all of which are easy to use for hunters of any skill level. Disclaimer: Dad will open the package on Father’s Day and soon annoy the family with a series of exquisite howls, purrs, thumps, and slashes.
Bench Hidden Cannon – $200
When you were a kid, you begged your dad for a real knife until he finally broke down and bought you one. Now, you can return the favor. Benchmade’s Hidden Canyon is a fixed blade built for precision cutting tasks like boning meat or filleting fish. The CPM-S90V stainless steel blade stands up to cut after cut, so your dad can spend more time harvesting meat and less time sharpening. Plus, with a 2.79-inch blade and a total weight of just 3.11 ounces, the Hidden Canyon works great for both hunting duties and everyday carry.
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet – $18-50
A good cast iron is an invaluable kitchen tool. Get your dad a nice skillet and make him some homemade venison sausage for breakfast. Then spend the day fishing together and bring over some diners to throw in the pan for dinner. Or just toss it in the truck and cook your catch over some hot coals with a little seasoning right there at the water’s edge. The only thing you need to decide is if a 10-inch pan will work or if you’ll need a larger one to fit your fish.