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If dad, grandpa or husband is the type who loves outdoor adventures, shopping for Father’s Day this year could be a breeze. From sports gear to camping gear, our picks below go way beyond boring ties or just another coffee mug!
We’ve got tons of tech he can take from the backyard to the campsite, outdoor games for the whole family, and innovative ideas he’ll wish he had for a lifetime.
Read on for fun ideas at every price point so you can buy the best gift for dad on a budget.
Keter Modern Cool Bar ($79.99, originally $99.99; amazon.com)
The perfect patio table or spa side table, the Keter modern cool bar features a hidden 7.5 gallon cooler to hold wine, beer, soda, water or soft drinks for easy and convenient entertaining. With a 40 can capacity, your drinks will stay ice cold no matter the weather. The top can be raised 10 inches to make it the perfect side table for the spa. The weather-resistant resin construction will last for years and look great on your deck or patio.
GOSun Go PRO Camp Stove Solar Cooker ($159; amazon.com)
For the adventurous dad who prefers off-grid entertainment, the GOSUN Go PRO Camping Stove Solar Oven Weighs only two pounds but can do the job of a much larger grill – all with the power of the sun.
The oven works in all seasons, as long as you can see the sun, and heats food to a maximum temperature of 550 degrees in about 20 minutes. Easy to use at a campsite, on a boat or in an RV park, the solar cooker is eco-friendly, economical and fun to use. Add one transport bag to carry the oven along with cooking utensils, foods, spices and more for the perfect all-in-one gift idea.
GOSUN Chill Solar Cooler + Solar Table 60 and PowerBank+ ($1,099; amazon.com)
Keep your food fresh with the power of the sun? Yeah! Combine your solar oven with a GOSUN Chill Solar Cooler that keeps food cold or frozen with no ice needed! The cooler comes with an AC adapter and 12V power cord, for long trips or times when there isn’t enough sunlight to power the cooler.
This kit also includes a Solar Table, which provides a cooking surface, as well as a PowerBank+ to keep your Chill Cooler cool or your Solar Oven for cooking. You can also use the PowerBank+’s USB ports to charge other devices.
GoSports Corn Hole Set ($124.99; amazon.com)
Corn hole is a classic beach or backyard game that has seen a resurgence in recent years. This cornhole gift set from GoSports includes everything dad needs for backyard, beach or camping play. With a handy, lightweight carrying case and your choice of over 100 beanbag color options (choose two), this cornhole kit will give you years of enjoyment. The regulation size 4ft by 2ft boards are handcrafted from 100% solid wood, which you can customize by painting your own design to create a special Father’s Day gift.
Anything Sports Pickleball Starter Kit ($199.99; amazon.com)
Did you know that 4.8 million people in the United States played pickleball in 2021? This is an increase of almost 15% since 2022 and a growth of 21.8% since 2019, according to statistics from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association.
But pickleball isn’t just a pandemic phenomenon. The game was invented in 1965 by three dads whose children were looking for something different to do. And that makes a pickleball starter kit the perfect gift for a sports dad.
This high quality, regulation size Anything Sports Pickleball Set is the perfect priced gift for family fun. It includes four carbon fiber paddles, four pickleballs and a regulation size net suitable for indoor or outdoor use. The net and paddles each come with their own carrying case, making it easy to play anywhere.
Garmin inReach Explorer+ Handheld Satellite Communicator ($549.87; amazon.com)
The Garmin inReach Explorer+ Handheld Satellite Communicator comes from a trusted name in GPS tracking and will give dad (and you!) peace of mind when he’s out in the woods, on a mountainside, or hiking the trails. The device provides two-way text messaging from virtually anywhere, as long as Dad has a satellite subscription. He can also use the communicator to trigger an interactive SOS to a 24/7 search and monitoring center.
The device can be paired with a mobile device to access downloadable maps, color aerial imagery and more. The inReach Explorer+ also includes preloaded maps and on-screen GPS routing. If you’re looking for a more affordable alternative, check out the Garmin inReach Mini ($329.99, originally $349.99; amazon.com), a lightweight, premium satellite communicator with many of the same capabilities.
Fitbit Versa 3 (200.48, originally $229.99; amazon.com)
Whether he’s logging miles on his bike or counting steps on the trails, Dad will love the Fitbit Versa 3. This smartwatch has built-in GPS that tracks real-time pace and distance, even when your smartphone isn’t in range. PurePulse 2.0 technology tracks heart rate more accurately, and you’ll get six months of Fitbit Premium when you activate the watch.
Magellan Outdoors XL Director’s Chair ($49.99; academy.com)
Being outdoors doesn’t always mean strenuous exercise or wandering into the great unknown. The Magellan Outdoors XL Director’s Chair is perfect for fishing or just relaxing on the beach, at the campsite or by the lake.
With pockets to stash your phone, sunscreen and more, plus a fold-out side table with a cup holder, this chair puts everything Dad needs within easy reach. The padded seat and back comfortably support dad while the breathable mesh keeps him cool.
Academy Sports + Outdoors XL Sport Wagon ($129.99; academy.com)
Dad might want a cart to haul his chair, drinks, and everything he needs for a day at the beach or lake. The Academy Sports + Outdoors XL Sport Wagon is the best option. With a collapsible design and plenty of storage space, this cart is built to be sturdy, durable and practical.
It also has a removable cooler that can hold up to 80 cans, a storage pouch, two cup holders and hook-and-loop straps for a chair or umbrella. Ten-inch blow-molded wheels make it easy to navigate any terrain, including rocks or sand.
LaCie Rugged Mini External Hard Drive ($169.99, originally $179.99); amazon.com)
The LaCie Rugged Mini 5TB Portable Hard Drive is ready for Dad’s next adventure. Resistant to drops, shocks, dust and rain, this well-protected drive makes it easy to transfer files from a camera memory card, laptop, netbook, desktop PC or Mac, or a mobile device via USB 3.0 or 2.0. It comes with a two-year limited warranty for peace of mind that Dad’s data will be safe no matter how far it travels.
Dartwood Solar Power Bank ($44.99, originally $59.69); wasserstein-home.com)
The Dartwood 16000mAH Solar Power Bank is robust, practical and energy efficient. It charges up to three devices using USB outputs and Qi wireless charging capabilities. Perfect for camping, fishing, hiking, and anywhere you don’t have access to conventional power but can harness the power of the sun, the Dartwood Solar Power Bank is also waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof. Four LED lights indicate the power level. You can also power the charger through the USB-C port.
COR Surf Waterproof Duffel Bag ($52.97; amazon.com)
While Dad’s idea of outdoor fun includes lots of time in the water, the COR Surf Waterproof Sports Bag might be the best Father’s Day gift ever! This lightweight bag is 100% waterproof and features two compression straps at each end to keep gear safe and dry. Measuring 24 inches long by 14 inches high, the bag can hold surfing or scuba gear or whatever dad needs for a weekend getaway. The large exterior zippered pocket provides easy access to essentials while the interior pocket keeps smaller items dry and organized. With handles and a padded shoulder strap, this bag is as easy to carry as it is to pack.
Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry Rechargeable Lantern ($58.99; amazon.com)
A practical and bright lantern that provides 150 lumens of white light, dimmable down to 30 lumens, the Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry Rechargeable Lantern is perfect for camping, hiking or just relaxing in the garden. The lantern is USB rechargeable and folds up for easy packing and transport.
Heat Hog Portable Propane Heater ($119.99; amazon.com)
The Heat Hot 9,000 BTU Portable Propane Heater works with a 1 liter propane tank for hours of radiant heat. The tilting design lets you easily adjust the heat angle, while the curved plate provides a wider heating area than other propane heaters. The unique tank dock keeps the propane tank warm so you can use more propane inside. A built-in low oxygen shutdown sensor also provides maximum safety.
Prices are correct and items in stock at time of publication.