Father's Day Gift Guide 2018

Father’s Day is June 17, 2018. Less than a month away!

Here are my top ideas for practical gifts that he’ll use all year long. Many of the gift ideas are especially good picks for men who work hard for a living (or for fun!) - carpenters, farmers, mechanics, construction workers, house-flippers, investors, and more! That being said, you'll also find options for travelers, readers, and guys who enjoy sun-seeking hobbies.


keen kona flip flop men’s

A good pair of flip-flops is a gift that is sure to be appreciated throughout the sweltering summer months. KEEN'S Men's KONA FLIP II are lightweight and offer plentiful cushion, while also having strong traction and durability. Available in 5 different colors.


altra running men’s cushioned shoes

altra timp men’s running shoes

altra timp red grey men’s running shoes

If he is a runner, he’s probably run one too many miles in his current shoes. Surprise him with a brand new pair of shoes from a trusted running brand. Altra Running Footwear is a company founded by two runners who met in high school (they were track teammates!). Ever since their 1st shoe hit the market in 2011, Altra has won hundreds of awards and become a trusted brand in the running community.

The Altra Timp is a trail running shoe that offers cushion, comfort, breathability, and durability. Because these shoes provide extra coverage in higher abrasion areas, they are ideal for running in the wilderness - deserts, forests, and mountaintops. Altra's FootShape™ Toe Box technology allows the toes to relax and spread out naturally - no more crunched toes!

  • BUY Men’s Altra Timp.
  • LIKE Altra Running on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Altra Running on Twitter.


outdoor research sun hat mens

Any outdoorsman will appreciate a classic UPF 50+ sun hat. The Seattle Sun Sombrero has a distinctly "Indiana Jones-Ish" feel and is super lightweight for easy packing. Ideal for fisherman, hikers, gardeners, and landscapers of all types.

  • BUY Seattle Sun Sombrero.
  • LIKE Outdoor Research on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Outdoor Research on Twitter.


Keen Baltimore work boots

Keen Work Boots Baltimore Brown

keen baltimore ultility boots soft toe

When you think of KEEN, you probably think of well-made sneakers and sandals for the outdoors. KEEN is certainly a go-to brand in our family for shoes that are made for play - hiking, creek-splashing, and other backyard adventures.

KEEN is also becoming a stronger presence in the utility boot category. Browse the selection to find work boots for both men & women. Choose between steel toe or soft toe - and you'll find lightweight, slip-resistant, and ultra-tough boots that are designed for people who spend a lot of time on their feet.

KEEN's Baltimore is a handsome option that is a strong pick for Father's Day. Note that the toe box is quite roomy so these are an especially good pick for someone with a wider or more square foot.


dress slacks oxford shirt original penguin

oxford long sleeve dress shirt original penguin

You simply can't go wrong with a classic Oxford Stretch Shirt for Father's Day. The one from Original Penguin is made from a hardy and sophisticated material that will look equally well for the office or an evening out. Best of all, the sizing is a cinch (no measuring necks or sleeves). Great for gifting!

If you want to complete the outfit, try the Twill Dress Pants, also by Original Penguin. A super modern slim fit...that is elegant without being amateur.


eagle creek packing cube

pack-it original cubes medium red blue eagle creek

original pack-it-cubes medium

Help your guy go places - literally! Packing cubes are such a game changer - especially for families who love to travel.

Eagle Creek's Pack-It Cubes are sturdy and well-made. The 3-pack of medium cubes is the perfect set for one person. Add in one or two large cubes for bulkier items (raincoats, slacks, etc) and he'll be all set for his next trip.

  • BUY packing cubes.
  • LIKE Eagle Creek on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Eagle Creek on Twitter.


folio society books father’s day

father’s day reader folio society

JRR Tolkien collectible books folio society

If your dad, husband, or brother is a reader, it's time he was introduced to The Folio Society. New books debut every quarter and they are a beauty to behold (and to hold).

Take, for instance, the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. These books are even more gorgeous in-person than in photos. The gold swirls are mesmerizing and the accompanying illustrations add to the allure.

Fahrenheit 451 is another book that is flying off the shelves both here in the United States and in London. With haunting hand-painted illustrations, this classic dystopian novel remains evocative for today's generation.

As for Dickens fans, they will appreciate the regal gray cover of Oliver Twist. Coordinating copies of "Great Expectations" and "A Tale of Two Cities" are also available.


outdoor research astroman polo

astroman polo cafe outdoor research

Extra sun protection is in order for the simmering summer months. The Astroman Polo from Outdoor Research is as practical as it is stylish. Lightweight and quick-drying with a convenient snap pocket. We are fans of all three colors - cafe, moss, and charcoal.

  • BUY the Men's Astroman Sun Polo.
  • LIKE Outdoor Research on Facebook.
  • FOLLOW Outdoor Research on Twitter.


What Father’s Day gift ideas would you add?

Need more inspiration? See our 2017 FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE.

* Some of the above products were sent to us for testing/review purposes. As always, I only feature items we truly love and you’re always welcome to contact me directly with any questions. 

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