6 Father's Day Gifts for the Outdoorsy Dad

Show your dad you care with a Father's Day gift he'll love and use. Here are some ideas.

By: Paul Cox

So, your dad likes to spend his weekends working and playing outside? Maybe he enjoys tending the garden or making home improvements. Does he relax by spinning out some miles on his bike? Or, maybe he's a grill guy who takes pride in what he cooks with fire.

Then show your dad you really appreciate him with an outdoorsy Father's Day gift. Here are a few ideas.

1: Monogrammed Grilling Tools
This one is really for the whole family. Everbody knows grilled food tastes better when dad's armed with personalized grilling tools like these from Williams Sonoma. $92; Willams-Sonoma

2: Double Hammock
Your dad will have plenty of space to stretch out for a nap in a cotton-blend double hammock, either tied between two shade trees in the backyard or hung from a hammock stand. $129; Byer of Maine

3: These Boots Are Made for Working
If the feet aren't happy, nobody's happy. This goes double for dad after a day of yard work or lugging around tools. A solid pair of work boots such as the Flexion Manifold 6" work boot from CAT offer great support and traction when he needs it. $130; CAT

4: Watch the Game and the Grill
Insert the iGrill thermometer probe into the meat being cooked, set the iGrill next to your grill or smoker, then monitor the meat's internal temperature remotely using the free app. Roam around the house while you cook and always know the updated temperature of your food. An alarm sounds when your food is almost done: this device really saved my pork butt when the alarm sounded in the middle of the night. $39.99; Weber

5: Bike Art
If dad appreciates the style of a finely crafted bike like I do, then a rack like the Saris Show Off could help him add some bike beauty to a special place of prominence in the house. This rack illuminates the cradled bike like the work of art that it is. $274.99; Saris

6: Protect Dad From the Sun
A crushable bucket hat looks cool and helps dad stay cool. These provide 50+SPF sun protection and the fit is adjustable with an elastic draw cord. $36 - $49.50;  Coolibar

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