Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16, and now’s the time to get a gift for Dad before it’s too late. We rounded up fun gifts of all types last week, and now we turn to gifts for adventure-minded fathers.
Outdoorsy dads might appreciate a new grill prep station as a gift, or maybe they need a new piece of camping gear. Picnic supplies are also a go-to suggestion, whether it’s a retro-styled cooler or a sand-free mat that makes beach sessions a breeze. It’s all about getting outside and enjoying what the season has to offer, so get shopping.
Need even more recommendations? Check out our ultimate camping gift guide.
Patio and grill gifts
Grill Prep Station
This four-piece set includes two trays, a lid, and an accessory bin that lets you marinate, store, chill, and serve grilled food. The two trays are marked “raw” and “cooked” to help prevent cross-contamination, and everything is dishwasher safe.
MPOWERD Luci Lux Inflatable Solar Lantern
This lantern is completely powered by the sun with no batteries needed. It lasts for 24 hours on a single charge, and emits a warm light in four different modes. It’s also lightweight, durable, and waterproof.
10-count Wire Outdoor String Lights
Want a funky twist on the classic white string light? Check out these black lights with a metal wire frame and incandescent bulbs.
BBQ Tool Set
This classic gift idea includes four tools—spatula, fork, basting brush, and tongs—made from stainless steel that are sure to level up dad’s grilling.
Nite Ize Gear Line
Keep camp organized with this gear line. You can hang it vertically or horizontally; it attaches to almost anything thanks to twist ties at each end, and the S-carabiners can hang everything from gear to clothes. Need a few extra S-biners? You can buy those, here.
Rumpl Outdoor Blanket
Whether you like camping or just need a picnic blanket, the Rumpl Puffy Blanket is a go-to option that’s lightweight, durable, waterproof, and machine washable. Available in a plethora of prints and colors.
Affordable and with a variety of white and red light modes, this headlamp rises above the rest. I like that it’s waterproof, durable, and lightweight.
MSR Stake Hammer
A stake hammer makes setting up your tent or shade shelter easy, and this MSR version features a stainless steel head and balanced weight—the bottle opener is a bonus.
Picnic and beach supplies
Igloo Picnic Cooler
This brightly colored cooler offers a ton of nostalgia with a hinge-open lid, dual carrying handles, and pebbled texture.
Stainless Steel Wine Glasses Set of 4
These well-reviewed glasses are made of premium stainless steel and are perfect for outdoor use. They are unbreakable, chillable, rustproof, and dishwasher safe.
CGear Sand-Free Outdoor Mat
This mat keeps sand and dirt out, can be sprayed off easily with a hose, comes in multiple sizes, and is lined with heavy duty D-rings so you can stake it down. Consider the 8-by-8-foot medium mat ($53.49) or the 12-by-12-foot extra large mat ($129.95).
Outdoor Beer Table
This clever table with a fiberglass spike holds two cans or bottles, a bowl for snacks, and a built-in bottle opener so that you can picnic in any grass or sand area.