So, you ask your significant other what he wants for fathers day. He replies
Women are difficult to shop for, but men are impossible to shop for, especially on holidays such as father's day.
So, we've put together the secret list of things to give him without him having to tell you.
Nothing. I'm fine.
Every outdoorsman needs a multitool. It's so important that many men won't even leave the house without one.
From Leatherman to Gerber, there are a lot of brands and functionality to sort through when buying. So, we're just going to give a quick rule of thumb to follow.
These tools are so important that you shouldn't even bother looking for inexpensive 'filler' gifts. It will be a complete waste of money and just get tossed in a bucket or drawer.
Instead, buy something that is decent quality for father's day, which generally starts $40-$50. Of course, the sky is the limit on prices, but we wouldn't go below that if you want something decent.
We really like the Leatherman Rebar Multitool as a father's day gift for your hunter or birder. It's only about $70. It's really comfortable, durable, and has all of the featured you need.
Every outdoorsman needs a flashlight and most need a headlamp too.
The fact is, when in the field we usually have our hands full. Could be a rifle and a map, or a gps and a pair of binoculars.
Whatever it is, a headlamp helps us illuminate the area while keeping our hands free.
Something like the Petzle Tikka XP Headlamp is a perfect gift for father's day. It's light, bright, and comes with several colors and settings.
Alright, it sounds weird but your feet are the most important part of your body when you're out in the field.
Most people are buying cheap socks at Walmart, but that is the last thing you want on your feet when in the field. Instead, you should have high quality performance socks.
Our favorites are the Under Armor Heatgear socks, which are perfect for the summer and as father's day presents.
Also, it depends what kind of boots your outdoorsman is wearing, but generally crew socks are a little better than ankle socks because it protects the leg from chaffing against the boot.
Also, these socks provide support to the arch, foot, and calf which reduces muscle fatigue.
2. Hydration Pack
There is literally nothing more important than staying hydrated. That's why we love the CamelBak hydrating packs.
They come in all colors from reflective orange to tactical black. But, most importantly, they have an insulated reservoir for water and a shoulder carried tube for drinking.
Taking a sip of water requires no more effort than just drinking from a straw. Your outdoorsman will stay hydrated while hiking, hunting, or just hanging around the woods.
We also love this model because it has extra pouches and can serve as a good daypack.
Easily toss in a few miscellaneous requirements, a snack, and a cell phone and be on your way.
1. New Binoculars
Obviously, the most important thing to get him on Father's Day is a new pair of binoculars.
The perfect all-around pair at a reasonable father's day budget would be the Vortex Diamondback binoculars.
You're going to want to get the 10x42 or 8x42 most likely, as they are the most versatile and most likely to fit his needs.
You can also check out our articles on the best hunting binoculars and the best birding binoculars, or the ultimate binocular buying guide if you really want to dive in deep and get the perfect pair.
But, if he has never had a quality pair of binoculars, the Vortex Diamondback will be perfect as his first set of quality hunting or birding binoculars and they are good for general outdoor use.
Regardless of what you end up getting him, make sure it is versatile and high quality. Men are very picky about the things they want and usually they don't communicate those details to you.
So, your best bet for a father's day gift is to get something super versatile that he will be able to use for a ton of different things. All 5 of our suggestions have a wide variety of outdoors use and will definitely brings years of enjoyment.
Great gift ideas for my dad. he loves photographing birds and these will help. Thank you.