Gift Ideas for Dads

Having a hard time finding a gift for dad this Father’s Day? No need to panic. We’ve put together these 7 great gift ideas for dads who enjoy spending time outdoors.

1. Hammock

Backyard Hammock
Photo courtesy of Hatteras Hammocks/The Hammock Source

From raking leaves to mowing the lawn to cleaning the pool, dads put in a lot of hard work around the yard. That’s why a hammock makes a great gift idea for Father’s Day: What better way is there for him to enjoy the fruits of his labor than kicking back in a nice relaxing hammock?

2. Grill

Stainless Stell Grill

Photo courtesy of RH Peterson Co.; Photograph by Steve Pollock Studios

Turn dad into the barbecue king this summer with a new stainless steel grill. Stainless steel grills are extremely durable, will last for years, and offer countless al fresco meals during summer cookouts.

Got dad a grill last year? Consider putting together a “Grilling Gift Basket” filled with all the cooking tools and accessories he needs for a successful barbecue, including tongs, basting brushes, a digital meat thermometer, spatulas, and a marinating guide.

3. Outdoor TV

Outdoor TV

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Give dad the gift of entertainment with a weatherproof outdoor television. He’ll enjoy being able to watch the big game while he’s firing up some burgers and steaks on the grill.

Outdoor TVs are available in screen sizes of 23 to 55 inches and can be connected to your cable box, computer, DVD/Blu-ray player, or gaming system.

4. Outdoor Speaker System

If your dad is a guy who likes to lounge around the pool or entertain outdoors during the summer, then consider giving him the gift of music for Father’s Day.  An indoor/outdoor waterproof wireless speaker will let him rock out to his favorite bands while relaxing poolside or catching up with his buddies.

Though not weatherproof, this portable system includes a splash-proof plastic covering to protect your dad’s iPod or MP3 player when placed outdoors.
Eton Soulra Outdoor Sound System

Photo courtesy of Etón Corporation

5. Pool Lounger

How about letting dad enjoy a lazy day in the pool this Father’s Day? With a large pillow headrest, cup holder, and infinite adjustability, this is the ultimate pool lounger for dad. The fully adjustable back rest lets him recline to the angle of his choice for total comfort. He may never get out of the pool!

Adjustable Reclining Pool Lounger


You can also support dad’s love of all things sports-related with a giant pool mattress plastered with the name and logo of his favorite NBA® team. Each officially licensed NBA® Giant Mattress measures 6’9” tall, holds up to 300 lbs and features a comfortable raised pillow and cup holder.

Giant NBA Pool Mattress - Miami Heat

Photos courtesy of In the Swim

6. Firepit

A firepit is a great gift idea for any dad—and a great addition to the backyard. Imagine spending summer nights with dad around the firepit, listening to his stories while roasting marshmallows and watching the flames.

Portable firepits are made of copper or cast iron and come in a variety of styles to match any outdoor décor. You can choose from wood or gas burning models.

Portable Cast Iron Fire Pit
Photo courtesy of In the Swim

7. Floating Pool Games

Floating Golf Game for Pool
Photo courtesy of In the Swim

Does your dad love to golf? Instead of the typical golf balls and clubs, give him this fun floating golf game so he can enjoy his favorite pastime right at home. The floating green makes a challenging target for even the best golfers.

For card lovers, a swim-up blackjack table is a great gift idea. Your dad will enjoy having his buddies over for a round of blackjack in the pool. Waterproof non-stick playing cards and 320 chips are included. 

Floating Swim-up Blackjack Table

Photo courtesy of In the Swim

What are you giving your dad for Father's Day? Tell us in the comments below.

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