Somehow it is almost mid-June, which means Father's Day is rapidly approaching. We wanted to help you get a jump start on: purchasing gifts, preparing cards, or scheduling a zoom for the special day. We recognize not all of us can be with our dad’s this day, but we hope these ideas will help brighten up his day. Whether your dad is the adventurous active type, or likes to cozy up to a book, we think there’s something on this list for all the dad’s in your life.
This Yeti Backpack is hands-free, which makes it easy to carry without slowing you down. Whether you're heading out on a family road trip, taking a fishing excursion, or just sitting around a campfire, this cooler will keep your beverages and snacks chilled.
Faherty is not only a family-owned business, but they also make very soft and high-tech products, like their Movement Shirt. It's a classic fit but has a lot of stretch. This shirt will dress up any outfit but won't restrict your dad from being active and comfortable. Faherty's classic T-shirts are also so soft to the touch you can't go wrong.
Fun fact: Fair Harbor's swimsuits are all sustainably made from recycled plastic. They're also very comfortable (so I am told!) The swimsuits have an option to include a lining that makes these perfectly enjoyable to wear for either a swim or for a run. They are a win-win for an active dad.
These string lights from R.E.I. are the perfect outdoor accessory for many occasions. They're easily transportable for evening dinners or camping trips. The battery lasts very long (20 hours) but no need to worry - they are solar-powered, too!
Our Linus Beanie is super cozy and perfect for chilly days. It's hand-knit in Lima, Peru (with all of our other products!) using a blend of merino wool and alpaca wool. If the father figure in your life doesn't have a proper beanie, this one is a sure winner.
Airpods are super sleek and have many cool functions. Their batteries last for hours and can respond to "Hey Siri" if you have an iPhone. You can double-tap them to skip songs or podcasts, and they pause automatically if they are not in your ear. You can also personalize the case--a perfect way to make a unique gift for your dad.
Free Fly is another family-owned business that makes fantastic outdoor gear. They started because they thought most technical outdoor clothing was too uncomfortable and stiff -- so they wanted to change that. Their Breeze Pants are perfect for summer. They are quick-drying, breathable, have UPF protection, and are super comfortable.
Cornhole is a classic lawn game that is fun for the whole family. To make it even more special, you can customize your boards with a saying or an image meaningful to your dad. OR, if you are savvy enough to build one, you can make your own for him!
You can't go wrong giving the gift of laughter. Bill Bryson's books are smartly written and incredibly witty. Any of his books will guarantee a smile, but some of my dad's faves are A Walk in The Woods and At Home.
Allbirds Wool Runners are the perfect everyday shoe. They conform to your feet, repel the weather, and are machine washable (I honestly just convinced myself to buy a pair.) They're sustainably made, too, so you can feel good about investing in these. Plus, they're just very trendy and a good looking sneaker.
Sometimes you don't realize you need a new rain jacket until you are caught in a downpour, and you realize your coat is no longer waterproof. So, if you have heard your dad say recently that his raincoat no longer works, then I have the perfect gift for him. Rains makes practical yet stylish jackets that can handle severe storms and wind. They have several styles and many fun colors for those stormy days.
Happy Father’s Day to ALL the Dads out there!