It’s that time of year again. Father’s day is fast approaching and you’ve found yourself searching for gift inspiration and remembering how hard he is to buy for. You contemplate the classic ‘card and a nice bottle of something’, but you did that last year. Don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve put together a list of top picks for outdoorsy dads with gifts to suit all budgets and tastes. Just don’t forget the card!
A great gift for fashion-conscious fathers, this North Face Hoodie is perfect for pulling on when there’s a nip in the air. Made from super-comfortable cotton in a relaxed fit, it’s ideal for country walks or trips into town.
Available in grey or caramel colourways, with a logo on the chest and chunky drawcords on the hood, it’s a classic style that’ll never go out of fashion.
If your dad isn’t the type to wear a hoodie, then how about a t-shirt? The Easy Tee from The North Face is available in a range of colours and feels great against the skin thanks to its soft cotton construction.
It comes in a casual fit with a crew neckline and is built for leisurely walks, hikes and days out in the countryside.
If your dad is a bit of a weekend warrior, and you really want to treat him, this Garmin gift set is a fantastic choice. It contains the Fenix® 5 Plus, a multi-sport GPS watch designed for runners, walkers, cyclists and climbers.
As well as accurately monitoring activity and performance, the watch can also control smartphone music and calls, make contactless payments and give local route advice thanks to Trendline™ mapping. There are loads of other cool features, too, which he’ll enjoy discovering as he wears it.
Plus, this version comes with an extra QuickFit wristband in a striking orange. ‘Cos who says middle-aged men can’t wear bright colours?
After months of lockdown and his endless patience (right??) give him the gift of his own company – with a tent for solo adventures.
Designed for multi-day treks, backpacking and wild camping, this lightweight one-person tent from OEX is a great gift for explorers. It’s built to withstand tough conditions and has a hydrostatic head of 5,000mm, meaning it will stand up to even the heaviest of downpours.
It can be assembled in just five minutes with some really simple instructions. You could even get up early and pitch it in the garden as a surprise.
If you're dad is missing getting away for the weekend, then opt for this travel-friendly rucksack. It is literally . . well . . . packed, with cool features to keep all of his possessions safe and organised on his commute or trip away.
With a slash-proof front pocket, RFID data protection and internal organisation pockets for laptops and essentials, it’s a big improvement on a standard rucksack. The pièce de résistance is the innovative ‘zip garage’ which ingeniously helps protect the pack from thieves by locking the zips together when placed in the garage.
If your dad’s a mountain biker, then this performance jersey from Fox will be right up his trail – sorry, ‘dad joke’.
It has cooling Polartec® Delta™ technology embedded into the fabric surface to increase airflow, reduce friction and wick-away moisture, creating a much more comfortable feel against the skin.
Fox Racing are experts in all sports that involve two wheels and handlebars, with numerous world champion MTB and motocross riders currently using the brand’s gear.
If your dad prefers to tackle the trail on two feet instead of two wheels, he’ll much prefer these versatile trail running and walking shoes. An advanced GORE-TEX® membrane keeps them fully waterproof and breathable, while Merrell’s FLEXconnect® midsole provides extra agility when travelling over bumpy ground.
If his current trail running or walking shoes have seen better days, he’ll be delighted with this upgrade.
Do away with the need for paper maps and get him digitised! This is a really thoughtful choice for dads who love to walk and explore the best that the British countryside has to offer. It contains a 12-month premium digital subscription to Ordnance Survey maps, which can be used to create and discover walking routes. The routes can then be printed at home or accessed with a smartphone or tablet.
It’s a great way to explore the countryside and is the perfect gift for an avid walker.
We hope this list has helped inspire the perfect gift for your dad this Father’s Day. If not, then don’t sweat. Pick up one of our Ultimate Gift Cards that can be used in any Blacks, Millets, JD Sports, Scotts, Tessuti and Ultimate Outdoors store.