2019 Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Here at Hike it Baby, we love dads. Whether he is our own father, the father of our children, a grandfather or a mentor who has made an incredible impact on us or the lives of our children, he deserves to be honored. This Father’s Day, celebrate the wonderful dads in your life with these outdoor-inspired gift ideas they are sure to love.
Gifts to Get Him Outside
Equip Dad with the latest in outdoor clothing apparel from L.L.Bean that combines comfort, function and versatility for all his adventure needs. The new quilted Airlight Knit Pullover is light and breathable yet surprisingly warm, making it ideal for the transitional weather. If his outdoor adventures involve both fun in the sun and water, check out the Traverse Cooling Surf Hoodie with cooling technology for all-day comfort on hot days and a UPF rating of 50+ for ultimate sun protection. Looking for a versatile pair of pants? The zip-off Cresta Hiking Pant is perfect no matter the weather conditions. Made with breathable, abrasion-resistant nylon fabric, these pants will keep Dad comfortable and cool. Let’s not forget socks! Check out the new ultradurable yet breathable PrimaLoft Performance socks to keep Dad’s feet comfortable and dry all day long.
Looking to outfit dad with a new hiking pack this season? Check out the newest in Deuter’s Speed Lite series, the Speed Lite 24. This pack provides a compact athletic fit along with a superlight carry system for stable load distribution and maximum comfort even when stuffed to capacity. Does Dad’s load include a child in tow? Make family outdoor adventures more comfortable and less stressful with the Kid Comfort framed child carrier. This carrier fits snuggly enough for easy carrying, yet the back remains fully ventilated for a comfortable hike. The VariSlide back length adjustment system makes switching between caregivers quick and easy, while the pivoting VariFlex ECL hip fins ensure that weight is distributed safely and comfortably.
Help Dad transition easily between the trail and the water with a shoe that performs well in both. The new Men’s Choprock from Merrell dries out fast yet also protects the feet from debris along with Vibram® Megagrip® soles to provide awesome traction on slick terrain.
Looking to outfit the whole family with new shoes for the summer? Similar to the adult version, the Kids Hydro Choprock Sandal dries quickly, are breathable and have great traction with M Select™ GRIP. The easy slip-on design along with the stability of the close-to-the-ground barefoot feel make these shoes a favorite for parents and kids alike.
Hike it Baby Membership
Help dad get out on the trail and find a hiking community with a Hike it Baby membership. Options range from a yearly membership, which includes a Hike it Baby 30 challenge entry, to a Lifetime membership, which also includes a HiB30 challenge entry and a HiB membership to give away to a friend.
Gifts to Protect Him From the Elements
With summer fast approaching, help Dad stay protected from the sun’s rays with a Sunday Afternoons hat. Check out the Woodland Trucker, which has smart features like a moisture-wicking sweatband and strategic crown ventilation to provide comfortable protection that won’t quit.
Looking to outfit the whole family with sun protection? For little adventurers, the Sunday Afternoons Clear Creek Boonie provides comfort and safety for your little explorers with UPF 50+ sun protection, adjustable sizing, crushable design and a SmartStrap® breakaway chinstrap. Plus, its reversible design gives you two hats in one (the new reptile color option is a favorite for us)!
For those rainy days around town or unexpected showers on the trail, Joules is there to help keep Dad comfortable and dry with the Portwell Lightweight Waterproof Jacket. With fully taped seams and waterproof zip fastenings, this jacket will keep him dry through wind and rain. Thanks to the fit and the fabric, this lightweight option will keep Dad looking good without adding bulk on those warm, drizzly days.
The Gift of Endless Memories
In this Moment Books
Looking for a unique keepsake that Dad can cherish for years to come? In this Moment Books offer just that with their line of journals designed to be kid-friendly, interactive and minimalistic. The With My Daddy keepsake journal uses questions to create a beautiful picture of the relationship between a child and their father. Your child can fill out one log for each year up to 18 and then 17 more times throughout the adult years so that dads can enjoy looking back to see how their child’s perceptions and heart grows as the years pass. Another wonderful option is the On a Hike keepsake journal. It uses simple questions to give children the opportunity to record their hikes as their hearts and minds experience them.
Happy Father’s Day!
This Father’s Day, we hope you can take a moment to honor the father figures around you. Celebrate the amazing things they have done raising little ones to love nature. We couldn’t do it without them!
This post is sponsored by the brands mentioned, and Hike it Baby received compensation in exchange for writing this review. All opinions are our own. Photos provided by each respective brand.