Father's Day Ideas for the Outdoor Dad

Father's Day Ideas for the Outdoor Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and you might be scrambling to get your dad a gift he’ll really love.

In past years, we’ve talked about Father’s Day gifts that your old man can use when he goes camping or as an addition to his RV. You can find other lists just like that with a little online searching.

But, why not do something a little different this year?

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic changed everyone’s lives in some way. People haven’t been able to do much traveling or enjoy a lot of experiences for over a year. Now that things are starting to get back to normal, it’s the perfect opportunity to gift your dad with an experience, rather than an actual physical present.

Not sure what to do? If your dad loves the outdoors, we’ve got you covered with a few creative ideas he’ll love.

Rent a Cabin

Father’s Day weekend might not give everyone an excuse to go on a long road trip, but it’s a perfect time to rent a cabin and take a “mini-vacation”. If your father loves being in nature, a cabin rental experience is one he’ll relish for years to come.

It’s about more than just the cabin, of course. Think about the things your dad loves to do outdoors, including fishing, hiking, or birdwatching. Different locations come with different experiences, so take your father’s interests into account.

Another great thing about renting a cabin is that it can bring your whole family together. If you have siblings that are grown, invite everyone to a weekend away.

Backyard RVing

Your family might not be ready to hit the road yet, but there’s no reason you can’t get the most out of the RV in the meantime. Set up the right in the yard (or driveway) and make sure it’s fully stocked with everything the family will need for one night. Or, plan a “date night” for your parents in the RV, making them dinner, setting up a film projector outside, and maybe even throwing in some twinkle lights.

If you really want to go the extra mile, take your father’s RV in for maintenance before setting up the at-home camping experience. If he hasn’t used it in a while or it’s been in one place all winter, getting it in top shape for the summer is one of the best gifts you can give.

A Trip to Remember

If your father has a little bit of time to spare and deserves a proper vacation, go all out and plan a long road trip for him. It can either be a family trip, one he takes with your mother, or one he takes with friends.

Plan out a route, give him gift cards for food, fuel, and extras, and schedule some exciting events for him along the way. Is your dad a history buff? Have his route weave through Gettysburg. Does he love hiking? Make sure it goes through a few National Parks.

This Father’s Day, we can take comfort in knowing things are getting back to normal. So, make sure you’re planning an experience for your dad that he’ll never forget. Trust us, it’ll be better than a necktie. 

Jun 7th 2021 Stacey Koziel

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