40 Thoughtful Father’s Day Gifts for Every Kind of Dad
Written By Jake Smith
They’ll show him just how much he really means to you.
It’s not just you: Dads are nearly impossible to shop for. You can get by on tool sets, ties, and grills for a while, but there are only so many of those kinds of presents that money can buy. And, if we’re being honest, it’s not like he knows what he wants, either. But you love the guy—and it might be time to switch up your usual gift-giving plan come Father’s Day.
This year, with the vaccination effort in full swing and some sense of normalcy finally on the horizon, Father’s Day presents a perfect opportunity to get him something unexpected that’ll remind him of everything he loves to do. Has he mastered running recently? Does he eat more pizza than anyone else you know? Is he waiting for the first opportunity to take his new camper on the road? The best Father’s Day gifts are unique and personal, and above all, they should show him just how much he really means to you.
With plenty of time before the big day on Sunday, June 20, we’re rounding up gifts that any kind of father—from the weekend warrior to the home chef, the aspiring musician to the brand-new dad—will appreciate. Plus, you can also find subscription-based gifts below, meaning you don’t have to worry about wrapping them up and sending them his way. Ready to get shopping? Head here to find the best Father’s Day gift ideas that any dad will appreciate.
May 5, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).