the coolest dad around
The older you get, the more you appreciate what your father did while you were growing up, especially if yours was outdoorsy. He instilled your love of nature and spirit of adventure. Showed you how to ride a bike, pushed you up the mountain and taught you to always have the sharp part of the knife facing away.
So whichever outdoor-loving dad you’re buying for – your husband, uncle, brother, friend, or your own dad, here are some gifts to show him that you get it now, and are grateful.
Black Hole Cube
There isn’t a dad alive who won’t appreciate a gift from Patagonia. The Black Hole Cube is great and plays a big role when it comes to organizing gear so that Dad can find what he needs inside that stuffed duffel bag or messy car boot.
Dads, in general, are not cool. They traded in their coolness for shirts covered in baby vom. But your dad can be cool again in this rad corduroy cap from Patagonia.
Your dad's new everyday, do-it-all beanie for checking surf, cycling with mates, long mountain walks and weekends spent outside with the family.
Southern Peninsula Classics
There's no better gift than the gift of spending time together, in nature. This book is jam packed with hikes that you can do with your dad. Filled with good-to-knows and you can also borrow it from him!
Not in Cape Town? Check out more South African mountain guides in our online library.
Does your father still buy single-use plastic water bottles? If he does, remind him that he likely grew up drinking from the tap. Or the hosepipe.
He'll love this travel bottle from Miir, also perfect for those above mentioned hikes.
You just can't have enough sunblock. On the beach, in the garden or while stirring that December holiday tradition potjie. This sun stick by Salt & Stone is SPF 30, water resistant and compact enough for your Dad to put it in his pocket in or leave in his cubbyhole.
Sprint 225 Headlamp
Almost guaranteed that the complaints about loadshedding will be lessened when there's a headlamp as good as this one to save the day. Perfect for power-off kitchen cooking, but even better for that big camping trip him and Mom have been planning.
The Better Sweater is a knit-fleece hybrid and is perfect for Newlands forest adventures, coffee shop meets and everything in between. Think Bear Grylls goes to town.
Blister Resist Crew
Dads typically never turn down new socks, it's a CLASSIC Father's day gift. And these are not your ordinary socks, extra comfy, blister resist, mohair blend vessels for happy feet. Your dad's a practical man, get him a practical sock!
Protect the West Coast
Not only will your dad look slick and be ultra comfy in this soft hemp tee, but he'll be proud that you care about the planet.
All proceeds go to Protect the West Coast to support their fight against coastal mining.
Tech Web Belt
For climbing, camping or kicking it in town. Not only will it keep Dad's pants where he wants them, but it doubles as an emergency lash strap and surprise, it's also a bottle opener! Show us a dad who doesn't love a gadget.
A Gone. Gift Card
What a fantastic way to put an exact amount on how much you appreciate your father ;)
But seriously, when your dad says he wants "nothing", you know he really means he wants a Gone. gift card.