Father's Day Gifts For An Outdoors Dad

Cameron Sims4 min readOutdoor Activities

Dad out walking with kids

Given how 2020 has gone so far, it’s not surprising that even couch potatoes are becoming keen to explore the outdoors! Give your old man even more encouragement to get out and about this Father’s Day with a thoughtful gift from Millets.

We’ve got a bucketful of ideas for Father’s Day presents that’ll suit all levels of outdoorsiness. Take a peek at our top recommended items below…


Weird Fish Tee

Weird Fish Zeppelfin Artist T-Shirt

Got a whole lotta love for your dad?

Show your appreciation with a punny Led Zeppelfin T-Shirt from Weird Fish. This luxuriously soft cotton tee is sure to bring a smile to his face – especially if he loves a bit of Dad Rock.

It’s a real head-turner, so it’s a good job the motif is printed front and back.


Berghaus Baggy Shorts

Berghaus Baggy Shorts

A thoughtful gift for full-on Dadventurers!

Whether he’s an obsessive hiker or a keen climber, Berghaus Baggy Shorts tick all the boxes. Water resistant, well-ventilated and extremely durable, they’ll certainly stand the test of time.


Man outside tent making dinner

Craghoppers Evans Half Zip Fleece

If he’s all about practicality, you won’t go far wrong with a high quality fleece like this. It’s an absolute staple for countryside walks.

This particular mid-layer is made from recycled polyester and offers lightweight insulation and wind protection for that Father’s Day stroll.

It’s available in various colours too – check it out!


Notebook BBQ Grill

Hi-Gear Notebook BBQ Grill

Every dad likes to think he’s king of the grill, whether it’s in the back garden or on the campsite.

Gift him his very own folding BBQ and he shall feed his loyal subjects, using nothing more than a pair of tongs and the power of combustion!

Brasher hiking sock

Brasher Light Hiker Socks

Socks, the quintessential Father’s Day present. It may seem like an obvious choice, but a man can never have too many socks!

The Brasher brand is synonymous with walking, so it’s hardly surprising that these lightweight hiking socks are well-cushioned, breathable and hardwearing.

They’re sure to be his new favourite pair.


Country Master rambler boots

Brasher Country Master Walking Boots

You can’t put a foot wrong with these!

Give the gift of comfy walking boots this Father’s Day and set him off out into the wild.

Built to last, these Brasher boots are made from premium waterproof leather and have a rugged outsole that’s ready to perform in all conditions.


TNF Borealis Pack

The North Face Borealis Backpack

Another practical present idea courtesy of The North Face. A multi-use 20-litre backpack that is as home on the commute as it is on the trails.

The Borealis model is certainly packed with clever storage features to help him get organised. We can’t guarantee it’ll work, but it’s definitely worth a go!


Peter Storm Waterproof Jacket

Peter Storm Pennine II Waterproof Jacket

Some dads need a nudge to get them to venture out. Well, yours certainly won’t be able to use the weather as an excuse to stay indoors anymore…

Treat him to a waterproof jacket and rain showers will become nothing more than water off a dad’s back.


Man using map on mobile phone

Ordnance Survey Maps 12-Month Subscription

They might not be prepared to admit it, but even dads get lost sometimes!

Keep yours on the right track with 12 months’ access to OS Maps. Available on most digital devices, it’ll make rural wayfinding a doddle for him.

These are out favourites - but if you 're not sure then just pick up one of our Ultimate Gift Cards that can be used in any Millets, Blacks, JD Sports, Scotts, Tessuti and Ultimate Outdoors store.

Cameron is a young(ish) family man finding whatever time he can to read, write and kick a football around. His weekends involve getting the kids out in the Cheshire countryside for adventures, increasingly involving tents! Photography is the newest of his hobbies – documenting days out and doing his best to capture wildlife on film. Follow his blogs here for a candid view of family fun in the great outdoors.