Best Outdoor Gift Ideas for Father's Day 2021

Adam Warrington9 min readBuying Guides

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday 20th June and you’re trying to cement your position as the world’s best son or daughter. You’re thinking “what does Dad love?” and having skipped past the usual suspects – beers, chocolates, posh coffee – you’ve settled on the great outdoors! I like your work.

We have hundreds of gift ideas for your Dad, but I’ve hand-selected a few that I think he’ll love. From waterproofs made for the unpredictable British weather to sport watches with built-in heart rate monitors. It’s all in here ready to put a smile on your old man’s face.


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Berghaus Men’s Hartsop Full-Zip Fleece

Bread and butter, gin and tonic, dads and fleeces – you get the gist. This Berghaus fleece is a winner thanks to its classic look, choice of colours and heat-retaining AT™ Microfleece material. It looks great over a t-shirt on cool days or under a jacket when the weather gets cold. This is going to be his new go-to.

Peter Storm Men's Richmond Fleece

Is your Dad a stylish legend? Great, he will love this. If he’s not, take matters into your own hands and treat him to this comfy layer that looks just as good with jeans or walking trousers. Featuring a high collar and flatlock seams, the Richmond keeps cool winds at bay and ensures comfort all day long. With a full range of sizes and colours, you can find him one that he’ll love.


Berghaus Men’s RG Alpha 2.0 Waterproof Jacket

If a bit of bad weather doesn’t stop him from getting out of the house, then why not treat him to a premium waterproof jacket that will keep him dry and comfortable? This one is made using Hydroshell™ fabric which is completely waterproof and breathable and has been engineered for active wearers.

North Ridge Men’s Lead Insulated Jacket

Here’s a pro tip for you – shopping for warm coats in summer is a sure-fire way to grab a bargain. Plus, you never know what the Great British weather is going to throw at you. This North Ridge jacket is packed with tech to keep Dad warm. It’s also filled with recycled down, making it a planet-friendly choice.


The North Face Men’s Hedgehog FutureLightTM Mid Walking Boot

If your dad is a hiker or enjoys going off the beaten track when taking the dog out, these North Face walking boots will make him cry tears of joy. Okay, maybe not. But he will love them. Made using FutureLight™, TNF’s advanced waterproof and breathable technology, the boots are stylish, supportive and rugged – just like the man himself!

Scarpa Men’s Mistral ll GTX® 2018

Perfect for seasoned walkers, these boots are comfortable and protective. They’re enhanced with a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane and feature a Vibram® Energy II outsole for solid grip in all conditions. If he’s ready for a new pair of walking boots, why not treat him to a premium pair that will last for years?


Garmin Forerunner 35 Multi-Sport Watch

Whether he’s a runner, walker or cyclist, he will love keeping up with his progress with this multi-sport watch from Garmin. It tracks steps, distance, calories, heart rate and more. He can also show off to his mates thanks to the Garmin Connect™ feature which also includes music control and smartphone notifications.

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Osprey Rook 65 Rucksack

Osprey are known for their incredible innovation when it comes to rucksacks. If he’s planning a big adventure anytime soon, the Rook 65 Rucksack will set him up for success. It’s packed full of cool features including the Adjustable AirSpeed™ trampoline suspended mesh back system and internal hydration sleeve, so expect him to be playing with it all day on the 20th!


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.

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Adam is a lover of the outdoors who’s recently moved back to rural Lancashire after living in the urban confines of Leeds for the past few years. His favourite pastimes include cooking, playing countless sports to a barely acceptable standard and exploring the local countryside with his dog, Chip.

When the weather gets in the way, Adam can be found at home watching films & TV and listening to music. If he’s not there, he’ll be in the pub down the road.  



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