Father's Day Gift Guide - What to get the outdoorsman
Father's day is just around the corner and if you're thinking about what to get dad to make up for all the for all the trouble you've caused him, we've got you sorted. To help, we've put together a list of some of our favourites for 2018, particularly for those fathers who would just rather be outside.
1. Spoon Carving Knife Set
The perfect fireside occupation, this gift will leave your dad content for hours of spoon carving fun. And if you're lucky, you may even end up getting back a hand carved spoon.
The set includes a hook knife and whittling knife, both made from oak and finished off with copper rings.
2. Waxed Canvas Firewood Carrier
Make dad's life a little easier with a firewood carrier. This is a much easier way of hauling wood inside without leaving you covered in wood chips and debris. These log carriers allow you to just dump the wood on the canvas to carry it to your fire, be it at home or out at camp.
Made from leather and heavy duty 16oz waxed canvas, they can handle their fair share of kindling and logs.
3. Weekend off-road in a Land Rover Defender
Photo credit: Intrepid Rentals
Give the gift of a getaway to the perfect hidden camp and fishing spots. This rental will guarantee some peace and solitude where other campers and rental cars won't be able to follow.
Undoubtedly a trip to remember, the Land Rovers are available with a single roof top tent or a double tent setup. Intrepid rentals will even help finding the perfect trails to explore and places to spend the night.
Land Rover Defenders can be booked here starting at $260/day
4. Feuerhand Storm Lantern
The Feuerhand storm lantern is something a little nostalgic to remind him of his early camping days and yet still very practical.
These lanterns have been made in Germany for more than 100 years. The quality and craftsmanship of these lanterns is truly noticeable, being of really solid construction and break resistant glass. When it comes to functionality the feuerhand lanterns also excel, providing a warm super bright light for up to 20 hours per fill.
5.An Cnoc 18yo 700ml
Particularly suitable for those nights sitting around the fire, this 18 Year is matured in Spanish oak sherry casks and American bourbon barrels.
One of our favourite single malts from Speyside, this gift is a safe bet and sure to go down well. And perhaps something that dad might be inclined to share with you.
Available at Whiskey and More - $163
6.Canvas and Leather Workshop Apron
Perfect for dads who spend long hours in the workshop or shed, these aprons are sure to last all the grease, chips and dirt that you can send their way. Made from heavy duty 16oz waxed canvas and genuine leather straps.
Available here in Sand or Olive - $118
7. DOC Backcountry Hut Pass
Photo credit: DOC // Brian Dobbie
What better gift than the opportunity to spend time outdoors exploring the mountains and valleys of New Zealand. DOC (Department of Conservation) have six month and yearly backcountry hut passes available, providing unlimited use of hundreds of backcountry huts all over the New Zealand.
Available at any DOC visitor centre - $92 (for 6 months)
8. Aeropress Coffee Maker
The recent favourite on the coffee scene, unlike other immersion brewing systems the Aeropress is a pressurised brewer. By pressing down, you are forcing the water through the coffee to allow for an even extraction resulting in a better brew.
The key factor that gets us excited is that it is one of those great products that is just as functional on the road as it is at home.
Available at Flight Coffee - $69
9. The Common Goods Lunch Bag
Make your dad the envy of all his colleagues when he shows up to work with a heavy duty waxed canvas lunch bag. Inspired by the classic paper bags that workmen have been using to carry their midday meals, these lunch bags will wear over time and build their own unique character with folds and scratches.
Available in Sand and Olive options here - $48
If all else fails, just get him socks. Everybody needs socks.
You can pick up a pair almost anywhere, however we love these alpaca socks from Tom Lane.