May 18, 2016
One look at dad's accumulation of hunting gear and you're likely to think he's part owner of Cabela's. While you might conclude he has everything, in reality there are plenty of gifts dad would enjoy receiving on fathers day.
Ignore the impulse to buy another dress shirt, and go shopping for something dad can take on his next hunting trip instead. Since he's the world's greatest dad, it's time to ditch the ordinary and give him something that speaks to his passion for the outdoors.
This year we've made it easy. Here's a handful of suggestions that include passing up those "Best Dad" boxers and treating dad to a gift he won't soon forget.
Burris AR Tactical Kits
If you ask dad to choose between optics and another desk clock, guaranteed he'll pick the optics. With the Burris AR Tactical Kit you can gift dad everything he needs to be a competitive shooter right out of the box. Choose from a quality AR-332 or AR-536 Prism Sight, along with a FastFire 2 red dot sight and Anti-Reflection Device, all packaged in a rugged, re-usable carry case.
And buying a kit offers significant savings — over $100 compared to buying the optics separately! Dad will love it, and you'll love the savings.
AR-332 Tactical Kit: ( MSRP $599 burrisoptics.com )
AR-536 Tactical Kit: ( MSRP $659 burrisoptics.com )
Steiner HX Binoculars
What dad wouldn't want a new pair of binoculars for Father's Day? Especially, a pair of Steiner HX binoculars. The high-precision roof prism design and advanced lens coating create bright, clear images that ensure no game will go unnoticed. Available in four models: 8x42, 10x42, 10x56, and 15x56.
HX Binoculars: ( MSRP $919.99 — $1,379.99 steiner-optics.com )
First Lite Mountain Athlete Compression Sock
Finally, someone came up with a pair of socks dad will be glad to receive on Father's Day. Leave those ugly argyle socks where you found them, and get dad a pair of merino wool socks he'll be sure to use. Matter of fact, the First Lite Mountain Athlete Compression Sock is so comfortable you may want to get him several pair.
The Mountain Athlete Compression Sock is designed to offer superior comfort and support on the most grueling adventures. And since these socks are naturally antimicrobial and are superior at wicking moisture, when it's wash time even mom will be glad someone made the investment.
First Lite Mountain Athlete Compression Sock: ( MSRP $24 firstlite.com )
NOMAD Designer TEE
With summer just around the corner, dad is sure to appreciate a comfortable tee for casual outings. And we'd bet our last paycheck dad would wear these tees before he'd wear that "Grill Master Dad" apron in front of his friends.
Since the NOMAD Pima Modal Graphic Tee Series is designed for hunters by hunters, your pops can keep his man card and look good.
Offered in a variety of colors and designed with outdoor graphics, such as antlers or elk, dad will be wearing this classic tee long after he's hid that tie you got him last year.
NOMAD Designer TEE: ( MSRP $19 nomadoutdoor.com )
So what if dad already has a room full of hunting gear? If he doesn't have KUIU, he'll thank you for years to come. That's right, "years!" KUIU is designed for the hardcore enthusiast, is built to last and beats a box of monogrammed hankies a hundred to one.
Nothing say's tough, manly, and adventuresome like KUIU gear, the finest hunting gear around. Gift dad a sampling of a KUIU with a hat, shirt and pants. They even have branded gift boxes to make the presentation personal and classic. KUIU--guaranteed to make Father's Day unforgettable.
KUIU Pro Mesh Back Hat ( $19.99 kuiu.com )
KUIU Peloton 200 Zip-T ( $89.99 kuiu.com )
KUIU Attack Pant ( $129.95 kuiu.com )
If dad already has a fine collection of Father's Day mugs, you should probably consider the Yeti Rambler. This tough-as-nails drink cooler is made from 18/8 stainless steel and features double wall vacuum insulation. This isn't your grandma's tin cup — or just another mug!
The Rambler is designed so he can pour a hot cup of coffee (or a cold drink) and it will maintain its temperature for hours. No more melted ice or cold coffee when he wants a satisfying sip. Now, dad can quench his thirst while telling his hunting partners just how great a gift he received on Father's Day.
YETI Rambler 20 oz : ( MSRP $29.99 yeticoolers.com )
YETI Rambler 30 oz : ( MSRP $39.99 yeticoolers.com )
Double Scoped Rifle/Shotgun Case
If you want to say, "Worlds Greatest Dad" don't buy that trucker's cap. Great gifts should be something your old man can actually use. Like the All Weather Double Scoped Rifle/Shotgun Wheeled Case by Plano.
This gun case won't rust or bust like that "professional BBQ set" you got your dad last year and will protect his hunting rifles for years to come. It's weatherproof, provides lockable latches and he can customize the interior to fit any firearm.
Double Scoped Rifle/Shotgun Case: ( $119.99 planomolding.com )
Rocky SilentHunter Waterproof Boot
If you think dad is stealthy in his embroidered slippers, just wait till he laces up the Rocky SilentHunter hunting boot. Weatherproof, waterproof and wear resistant, the Rocky SilentHunter is sure to be dad's go-to boot this upcoming season. Designed to offer optimum comfort and stealth, your pops just might ditch his slippers.
Rocky SilentHunter Waterproof Boot: ( MSRP: $119.99 rockyboots.com )
Steel Will Knives - Gekko 1552
If you want a gift dad can tote in his pocket or pack, consider the ultra-sharp Gekko by Steel Will Knives. The Gekko Mini features a fine blend of practicality and Italian class (sounds fitting for any dad).
The Gekko Mini's smaller footprint and reduced weight make them practical companions for daily carry. Designed to excel in the great outdoors as well as common utility tasks, this Italian-made folder is as beautiful as it is functional. The Gekko Mini deploys smoothly with a simple flip of the thumb stud, rotating in a smooth, fluid motion on the pivot. The 1552 displays elegant class with a maroon Micarta handle which may not be a typical color combination for folding knives, but emphasizes the individuality of its owner.
Steel Will Knives - Gekko 1552: ( MSRP $199.99 steelwillknives.com )
Camp Chef Grills & Smokers
If you want your father to help with dinner, then consider his taste — literally. If he can take his chores outside, just maybe he'll be a little more willing to get near the food. Considering most wild game meat taste better fresh off the smoker, how about getting him to cook for the family in style.
No matter what size or style of smoker you think dad will enjoy, Camp Chef has a selection of the finest pellet grills and smokers available. Okay, so maybe you could get him a few Camp Chef accessories to accompany the smoker--but not an apron.
Camp Chef Grills & Smokers: ( MSRP $499 - $799 campchef.com )
Buck Knives PakLite Trophy Kit
Key rings and bottle openers have their place, but a knife is much more fitting for your kind of dad — especially when made by the iconic Buck Knives. The PakLite Trophy Kit by Buck includes two lightweight knives dad will put to good use. The Trophy Kit includes a lightweight 135 PakLite with a 2 1/2" blade and a 141 PakLite skinner with guthook with a 3 1/2" blade conveniently stored in a compact sheath.
How could dad not like a knife constructed of 420HC steel and accompanied with Bucks "forever" warranty?
Buck Knives PakLite Trophy Kit: ( MSRP $70 buckknives.com )
White Wing Label iPhone Wallet
There's nothing quite like a gift made from premium leather and the White Wing Leather iPhone wallet qualifies for the occasion. Dad will be the envy of his friends and undoubtedly be asked repeatedly where he found such a classy iPhone case.
Specializing in quality and crafting products "the way it used to be," White Wing Label offers only the finest leather goods. The White Wing Label iPhone Wallet is available for the iPhone 5, 6, and 6+. This is one wallet dad will have for a long time.
White Wing Label iPhone Wallet: ( $70 whitewinglabel.com )
The Essentials Gear Box.
Our editors have hand-picked these essential pieces of gear to make you a more successful hunter when you hit the game trails this season.