Dad’s; notoriously hard to buy for, always insisting they never “need anything”. And so, every year they get another box of craft beer, or a boring pair of socks we’ve bought in a last-minute pinch. This year do something different. For all the outdoorsy Dad’s out there, here are 8 gifts he’ll love that’ll help him make the most out of his adventures – or might even encourage him to get out there more!
Whether he needs a light-weight running bag or a serious hiking pack, you can’t go much further than a good Patagonia backpack. Stylish, technical and great quality – it’s an investment purchase that’s sure to win over your Dad.
Rugged and reliable? Just like your old man! Great for hiking and adventure seekers, the Garmin Instinct watch has thermal, shock and water resistance and global navigation. It’ll monitor your heart rate, activity and stress too. Just be prepared for your weekly calls to be filled with updates on his activity stats…
Encourage him out of those faded old sports t-shirts, and into a sweat-proof, breathable sports top. Our top recommendation? lululemon’s short sleeve training tops – with built-in anti-stink technology – it can’t be beat.
Those outdoor adventures need fuelling after all! Protein powder isn’t just for those young guys in the gym, it’s a great way to make sure your Pa is staying in tip-top shape and is recovering well! The best bit? It'll get delivered straight through his door...
Great Pub, Great Walk
If this book doesn’t scream Dad, we don’t know what does… It contains 40 different walks on pocketable cards across Britain, and most importantly, will give you all the info you need on the pub – from the best ales to its pub grub!
A good stainless-steel water bottle is the perfect hiking or climbing aid. Check out Hydro-flask’s 21 oz classic bottle - it’ll keep drinks ice cool for up to 24 hours (and hot beverage hot too), and won’t break the bank either.
As much as he may hate to admit it, with age we tend to lose the ability to bounce back quite like we used to. Help your Dad stay fit and healthy and keep on top of his recovery with a good quality foam roller.
Triathlete or cycling fanatic? Appease any MAMILS (aka. middle-aged men in lycra) with a pair of Rapha’s fingerless cycling gloves. They’ll help pretend his hands against discomfort and will even guard against nerve damage. Sunday morning cycles will never be the same again.
If you are going to fall down the hole of cliché Father’s Day gifts, then at least do it in style! lululemon's training socks are lightweight and designed to perform whilst you sweat. Smart.