11 Cool Gift Ideas for Dad

Buying gifts for dad can sometimes be a tough nut to crack. We’ve always found moms to be much easier. But in this technical age of adventure and travel, we feel it’s getting much easier to find unique Father’s Day gift ideas for dads who love to get outdoors, explore the world, and be hip doing so.

Gift Ideas for Dad

Gift Ideas for Dad

Gift Ideas for Dad

Canadian Tire in Canada has an hilarious ad on TV write now where dads sit around a support group circle sharing the awful Father’s Day gifts their kids got them. Don’t be “that kid” who buys their dad a World’s Greatest Dad T-Shirt or silly golf mug, get them something they’ll use and smile when they think of the great kid who bought them the best Father’s Day gift of the year.

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Gift ideas for Dad #1: The iPad Air 2

Gift ideas for Dad #1: The iPad Air 2

iPad Air 2:

Dad may not be into electronics or up with the latest technology but once he gets a hold of one of these he will be hooked. He can watch all his favourite sports through apps like MLB Baseball or track his fitness progress all while keeping the weight down to a minimum. Perfect for the Dad on the go. Warning: You dad may become addicted to it and when you come home, he may be too busy checking the score to have a proper conversation.

Gift Ideas for Dad #2: FitBit Surge Superwatch

Gift Ideas for Dad #2: FitBit Surge Superwatch

FitBit Surge Superwatch:

Is your Dad a fitness nut? If so then the FitBit Surge is the perfect companion for his daily workouts on the road as well as at home. This “superwatch” has everything. From GPS tracking and continuous heart rate monitoring to the SmartTrack Multisport feature where you can track runs, rides or other workouts. It truly is a watch of the future. My dad is addicted to counting his steps. Forget about the 10,000 steps per day rule, dad will be shooting for 20 thousand each day.

Gift Ideas for Dad #3: DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter

Gift Ideas for Dad #3: DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter

DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter (Drone):

When looking for gift ideas for dad you may not think of this one. But if you are looking to impress the neighbours then getting your Dad a drone is a sure fire way to do it. Not only will he be able to get a birds eye view whenever he heads out on an adventure it is also perfect for to add that little more of a wow factor to those home movies.

Gift ideas for Dad #4: Beats Studio Headohones

Gift ideas for Dad #4: Beats Studio Headphones

Beats Studio Wireless Headphones:

Does your dad love to travel? The world is become a noisier pace by the minute and airplanes can be the worst. From screaming babies to loud talkers, long flights can be frustrating. Put on these Beats Studio Wireless headphones and they drown out all the sound. With padded ear phones that cancel noise, dad can watch his favourite flick in peace and quiet and if he decides to nap, the headphones will keep him from being disturbed.

Gift Ideas for Dad #5: Arcteryx Beta LT Hybrid Jacket

Gift Ideas for Dad #5: Arcteryx Beta LT Hybrid Jacket

Arcteryx Beta LT Hybrid Jacket:

I don’t know about your dad, my dad is always up at the crack of dawn and out the door for a run. Dawn in Canada can be chilly anytime of year, so a breathable waterproof/windproof jacket is a great Father’s Day gift idea. Rain or shine dad can putter in the yard, work on the car or get outdoors and do some adventure hiking. I have had this jacket for 4 years now and wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Gift Ideas for Dad #6: The North Face Ultra 109 Hiking Shoes

Gift Ideas for Dad #6: The North Face Ultra 109 Hiking Shoes

The North Face Ultra 109 GTX Hiking Boots:

Speaking of hiking. I was on my dad for years to get proper shoes for running and hiking. Dad’s didn’t worry about name brands as kids, so it’s difficult for them to think about spending the cash on shoes. But believe me their knees will thank you when they’re older. My dad just got his knees fixed after years of suffering from being a runner and now he looks for support and comfort when choosing shoes.These hiking shoes from The North Face are super comfortable and are waterproof. Perfect for all types of different hikes.

Gift Ideas for Dad #7: Switch Sunglasses

Gift Ideas for Dad #7: Switch Sunglasses

Switch B7XX Polorized Sunglasses: 

I think these are a great gift idea for dad. These are our favourite sunglasses. Switch sunglasses have magnetic lenses that pop out easily. For the adventurous dad these are perfect. He can order several lenses for different lighting conditions. There’s lenses for on the water, on the mountain bike trail, in low light and for pure sunshine baby.

Check out our full review: of Switch Sunglasses

Gift ideas for Dad #8: Sony a6000 Camera

Gift ideas for Dad #8: Sony a6000 Camera

Sony a6000 Camera

If your dad loves taking great images but doesn’t want to carry around a heavy DSLR then this is the camera for him. It is lightweight enough to take on all kinds of adventures but doesn’t skimp on quality photos. It is compact enough to take with you anywhere and even shoots full HD video up to 60fps.

Gift Ideas for Dad #9: Handspesso

Gift Ideas for Dad #9: Handspresso

Handspresso Wild Hybrid:

If your dad is an outdoor lover (like most dad’s) show him that he doesn’t have to completely rough it in Mother Nature. The Handspresso makes a perfect cup of Joe, just like the coffee shop. Surprise him with a foamy frothy cup on your next family camping trip.

Gift Ideas for Dad #10: Headlamp

Gift Ideas for Dad #10: Headlamp

Led Lenser XEO19R Headlamp:

My dad always has a flashlight in the house. He’s a handy man who likes to build things. But he seems to be stuck in old “Let’s do it the hard way” mind set. He no longer has to balance a light in one hand while trying to fix the sink in the other. Get him a headlamp and it will change his life! Not only are headlamps great for outdoor adventures, camping and even travel to remote places, they’re perfect for around the house.

Gift Ideas for Dad #11: Lifeproof iPhone Case

Gift Ideas for Dad #11: LifeProof iPhone Case

Lifeproof Waterproof iPhone Case:

My brother’s a dad and he is the worst with his phone. It seems that every time I see him, he’s had to replace yet another phone that he dropped at the construction site or lost his grip while sitting in the hot tub. Save your dad’s phone with the LifeProof Waterproof case. It’s shock absorbent and can be completely submerged in water. If your dad loves water sports, he can clip it onto his gear and take it with him!

We used the LifeProof case Coasteering in big water in Wales.

So that should do it. We hope that these gift ideas for dad that we came up with will help you get him the best gift possible this Father’s day.


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