When Father’s Day rolls around on the third Sunday of June (that’s June 19th, this year), make sure you get Dad something he can use. We’ve got 10 recommendations in our Father’s Day Gift Guide, perfect for Dads who love the outdoors, grilling, drinking, and relaxing (just like our Outsider staff).
And when we say our 10 gifts are “Outsider Approved,” we mean it. Every one of our Father’s Day Gift Guide recommendations comes from a member of our Outsider staff. So we’re not blowing smoke up your arse with our endorsements.
1. Ragproper Glass Flask Gift Set
It’s time to retire Dad’s old metal flask and step up to a glass flask. With Ragproper’s Single Shot Flask (100mL) and Double Shot Flask (240mL), metal never touches the contents (even the metal cap is cork-lined), so your whiskey tastes exactly as you purchased it. The leather-encased flasks are extremely durable, so don’t worry about dropping them. And the flasks come with a smooth-pour silicone funnel, which feature a groove to allow no-spill filling.
Feel free to fill Dad’s new flask with one of Outsider’s favorite bottles of whiskey under $30.
2. Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool
- Price: $129.95
- Shop: Amazon
- Why We Love It: versatile, dependable
The Leatherman Signal Multi-Tool is a must-own piece of equipment for any Dad that enjoys camping, hiking, hunting, or fishing. Weighing less than 10 ounces, the Signal features 19 compact tools, including pliers, knife, saw, bottle and can openers, ferro rod, emergency whistle, and more. In addition, the multi-tool comes with a pocket clip and carabiner for on-the-go attachment options. And, each tool has a locking feature for added durability and safety.
3. Prepared4X Survival Torch Fire Starter
- Price: $24.99
- Shop: Amazon
- Why We Love It: wind resistant, water resistant, easy to use
A reliable fire starter could save your life in a pinch. And The Prepared4X Survival Torch Fire Starter is reliable. It comes equipped with a ferro rod, steel striker, and 36-inch wax-infused hemp rope for three hours of continuous burn time. Instead of using the ferro rod and steel striker to ignite a tinder bundle, you ignite the rope, which is fed through the product’s aluminum housing. You can also pull the lit rope into the aluminum housing to extinguish the flame.
4. Lodge Chef 12-Inch Cast Iron Skillet
- Price: $49.95
- Shop: Lodge
- Why We Love It: usability, price
Lodge has been a trusted name in cast iron for more than 120 years. Lodge’s pre-seasoned 12-inch Chef Skillet features double pour spouts, an assist handle, outwardly flared walls, and a curved handle. At 6.3 pounds, it’s light enough to easily move around the kitchen or campfire, yet wide enough to cook an Outsider-sized meal. Don’t get enamored with the more expensive cast iron skillets on the market. Get Dad some iron that will stand the test of time.
5. Outsider Hats, Shirts, Hoodies
- Hats: $30
- Tees: $30
- Hoodies: $70
- Shop: Outsider
- Why We Love It: we live the brand
If Dad needs a new hat, hoodie, or shirt, Outsider has you covered. We’ve got more than a dozens hats to choose from, including Marty Smith’s favorite lid: White Outsider Monochrome. Of course, if you’re looking for a shirt, Jay Cutler recommends one of Outsider’s custom Shop Shirts, personalized with Dad’s name. We’ve also got some of the most comfortable tee-shirts and hoodies on the market. So relax, seriously.
6. Glencairn Whiskey Glasses
- Price: $29.99 (set of 4)
- Shop: Amazon
- Why We Love It: enhanced drinking experience
Enjoy the full experience of whiskey—nose, body, color, palate—with Glencairn Whiskey Glasses. The easy-to-hold glasses feature a curved body, allowing you to appreciate the whiskey’s color, while the aroma bellows toward the tapered mouth, which induces smaller sips for enhanced whiskey-drinking enjoyment. Dad deserves to drink in style.
Feel free to fill Dad’s new glasses with one of Outsider’s favorite bottles of whiskey under $70.
7. ENO Skyloft Hammock
- Price: $129.99
- Shop: Amazon
- Why We Love It: comfortable, easy setup
Simply put, the ENO Skyloft Hammock is the best sleeping hammock we’ve ever used during camping. The hammock’s aluminum spreader bars keep the hammock incredibly taut for enhanced sleeping comfort, meaning Dad will never end up in a hammock taco again. And the hammock hangs in a matter of minutes with the recommended Atlas Suspension System (sold separately).
8. Moultrie Micro-42i Trail Camera
- Price: $89.99
- Shop: Moultrie
- Why We Love It: clear images, compact, easy to conceal
The Micro-42i is everything we love about Moutrie Trail Cameras—clear images, reliable, easy setup—but smaller. So whether Dad is scouting bucks or using the camera for added security around the homestead, we love the fact that the Micro-42i is concealable (3.25-in x 3.5-in x 2.625-in), but has a 70-foot detection range. And it features an invisible flash, so bucks (or trespassers) will never be alerted.
9. Readywares Supply Co. Deluxe Utility Apron
- Price: $54.99
- Shop: Readywares
- Why We Love It: durable, timeless look
Made from durable 20-ounce waxed cotton canvas with adjustable straps, the Readywares Deluxe Utility Apron is versatile enough for just about any Dad-esque activity. For the man who likes to cook, the tough material can protect against splattering grease and liquids. And for the Dad who likes to play “fix it,” the apron features hammer/tool loops, durable pockets with dust flaps, and dedicated pockets for your pencil, and, of course, your phone.
10. Fifth & Cherry Cutting Board
- Price: $299 (14-inch by 14-inch)
- Shop: Fifth & Cherry
- Why We Love It: beautiful, durable, lifetime warranty
Fifth & Cherry cutting boards are more like works of art than working stations. But these butcher blocks, made of responsibly sourced cherry wood, can handle a heavy workload. So if Dad loves to fire up the grill, Fifth & Cherry boards are solid investments that can easily handle massive amounts of meat and a variety of veggies. And yeah, the boards can get pricey, but with a lifetime warranty and free refinishing, a Fifth & Cherry cutting board really is the last one you’ll ever buy.