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Dads can sometimes be stubborn, especially when you’re trying to find them a gift. They’ll tell you they don’t want or need anything for Father’s Day, when we all know there’s something out there that will make them smile. If you are frustrated this year about your dad not wanting any gifts, you’ve come to the right place. The key is thinking about their hobbies and activities he loves to do; then you’ll be able to think of the best Father’s Day gifts.

If your dad is an outdoorsman, there’s a nearly endless amount of gifts and gadgets to help him out with his favorite activity, from fishing gear to camping gear and everything in between. Don’t let dad trick you into thinking he doesn’t want anything! Check out these best Father’s Day gift ideas for dad this year. We have unique gifts, cool father’s day gifts, and gifts in categories of fishing gear, hunting gear, camping gear, and more.

Cool Father’s Day gifts for dad

Try thinking of gift ideas that are timely for Father’s Day, because it’s always fun to give a gift that can be used right away.  This might mean new hiking shoes, a new camping stove, or a fishing rod just in time for summer. If your dad is a hunter, you can get him a good book about hunting. Here are some suggestions for gifts for him, no matter what he does outdoors:

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Campers: Wise Owl Outfitters Hammock

Lightweight hammock for relaxing anywhere in nature. Wise Owl Outfitters

There’s nothing like spending time outside, and what better way to do that than relaxing in a hammock? This solid and comfortable nylon hammock is easy to set up and take anywhere. It measures 9 feet long by 4 ½ feet wide and comes with a storage bag and two carabiners. Perfect for camping trips or a relaxing afternoon in the backyard.

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Fishermen: Smith Highwater ChromaPop+ Polarized Sunglasses

Eliminate that awful glare off the water while fishing. REI

Every fisherman needs a good pair of polarized sunglasses. Besides reducing glare off the water and allowing for better visibility, fishing glasses also serve as protection. Weights and hooks are constantly flying through the air, and it’s crucial to protect your eyes. These Smith polarized fishing sunglasses are water and oil resistant and come in two different frame designs. 

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Hunters: Great American Hunting Stories

There’s nothing better than hunting stories to get you excited for fall. Lamar Underwood

If your dad is a hunter, he will love this book. It’s filled with classic hunting tales that all outdoorsmen can relate to. If your dad hunts, this book is for him.

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Hikers: Icebreaker Hike+ Light Crew Socks

Stay comfortable on long hikes. REI

These Icebreaker hiking socks are made of a fine wool material that regulates both hot and cold temperatures. That’s crucial, because if your feet aren’t comfortable when you’re hiking, you won’t last long. These socks are extremely well-fitting and are blister resistant with ventilation for maximum comfort.

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Kayakers: Buff CoolNet UV+ Multifunctional Headwear

Lightweight and breathable Buff multifunctional headwear. REI

Anyone who spends time out kayaking knows the toll the sun can take on you. Protect your skin with a lightweight, breathable piece of Buff headwear. Throw it on over your head and cover your entire face to protect against harmful UV rays while remaining comfortable. A perfect Father’s Day gift for the start of summer!

Best Yeti Cooler for Dad: Tundra 65 Hard Cooler

Keep your food, drinks, and ice colder with a Yeti Tundra 65. YETI

When it comes to coolers, few match the quality and ice-keeping ability of Yeti. This YETI Tundra 65 hard cooler is the perfect choice for outdoorsmen who fish, hunt, camp, and spend extended time outside. It comes with a dry goods basket and permafrost insulation. Bring it on camping trips or keep it in the back of the truck for day trips. It has plenty of room and will hold ice for days.

Best Gifts for Dads Who Love Tools: Leatherman Wave Plus Multitool

Carry your toolbox on your belt with this awesome multifunctional Leatherman. LEATHERMAN

There’s no doubt that many dads love fixing things and always being prepared. The Leatherman wave plus is the perfect Father’s Day gift for a dad who likes to have tools around just in case he needs them. It comes in handy on the boat, in the woods, and just in the yard. Dad will always be ready for the next unpredictable task.

Best Backpack for Dad: Venture Pal 40L Lightweight Backpack

The backpack for a day hike, an afternoon at the park, or a trip to the gym. Venture Pal

Having a backpack for multiple situations is convenient and useful. Nobody wants to carry a large pack for a quick hike close to home. This backpack is perfect for dads who need some extra room for their hike, workout, or carry-on bag. It is a 40L pack and comes in multiple colors.

Best Travel Bag for Dad: Yeti Crossroads 29” Luggage Bag

Bring everything you need for your next trip with this suitcase. YETI

The Yeti Crossroads 29” is a great gift for dads who travel and need packing room for their adventures. The main compartment is very roomy and serves as easy access for items. It includes a front pocket for quick storage and a clamshell opening with a mesh divider for even more organization. An all-around terrific travel bag.

Unique Father’s Day Gifts: Yeti Rambler 12 oz Colster Can Insulator

Keep a canned beverage cold at all times with the Rambler colster. YETI

There’s nothing better than enjoying an ice cold drink on a hot summer’s day. But without the proper insulation, that drink will warm up quickly. Make sure your dad keeps his beverage cold all Father’s Day with this awesome Yeti Rambler colster can insulator.

Give the best Father’s Day gifts to show your appreciation to dad

Picking out cool Father’s Day gifts doesn’t have to be so hard. Sure, Dad may say he doesn’t want a gift this year, but we all know how happy he’ll be when he gets a new cooler or Leatherman. Spend some time thinking about what will make your dad happy this June—if you need some help, the list above is a pretty great start. 

And in case you’re wondering when is Father’s Day, it’s always the third Sunday in June. Father’s Day 2021 is June 20.


Field & Stream wants to help you find the most useful and expert shopping recommendations for the best gift ideas. Searching for more unique gifts for Dad? Check out more gift guides here: Father’s Day gift guide, gifts for dads who hunt and fish, gift for outdoorsman dad

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