SPY Guide: The 5 Best Gifts For The Outdoorsy Dad

best father's day gifts
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* Unique finds that go beyond a pair of hiking boots
* Many of these are made in extremely limited-edition – a true collector’s item
* Items to take on his next camping trip or road trip

From awesome camping trips to having our first taste of whiskey, some of our best memories with dad involve the great outdoors. Celebrate your adventurous old man with some of our favorite finds for the outdoorsy dad.

1. Ethan Allan Collection Flask

copper flask Ethan Allen

For connoisseurs of fine whiskey and Americana alike, this handmade copper vessel is inspired by Ethan Allan, a patriot known for his role in the American Revolutionary War. The flask is wrapped in hand-dyed leather and includes two shot glasses – one for you, and one for dad.

Proudly made in the USA, this handmade copper flask has many unique features: a detachable copper chain, a hand-dyed and oiled tan leather case and strap, and hand stitched construction that’ll wear in beautifully over time. A true collector’s piece, this flask was made in a very small batch. Since each one is handmade, no two flasks will ever be alike.


2. The Best Folding Camping Chair

ALPS Mountaineering Low Rocker Chair

When you take dad camping, you want him to kick back in comfort and style. This ALPS Mountaineering Low Rocker is easy to carry, pack and unfold. It weighs less than 11 pounds but is sturdy enough to gently rock your dad’s cares away during a weekend in the great outdoors.


3. Leather Bound Journal

best leather bound journal Image courtesy of Amazon

Bring back the lost art of journaling with this beautiful, hand-crafted piece. This journal features a rich hand-dyed leather cover and three different paper refills inside (Lined, Blank and Kraft paper). Each insert has 64 pages of acid-free, premium quality paper. Our suggestion: write a message or inscription for dad on the first page, so he remembers exactly who and when he received this gift.


4. The “Stingray” Hanging Tent

hanging tent

Why struggle with nailing your tent down on the ground when you can – literally – rise above it all? This “Stingray” tent offers unobstructed views and thrills. It’s waterproof, ultra flexible and holds up to 880 pounds. Dad’s camping trip just got a whole lot more interesting.


5. The Ultimate Growler

miir growler campfire

Whether you’re lugging your morning coffee or evening beer, this stainless steel growler will keep beverages as hot or cold as you want. With double wall vacuum insulation, never worry about spills in your backpack or tent either.

The Ultimate Father's Day Gift Guide