If Ron Swanson had friends, your dad would definitely make the short list. They both love hunting, fishing, woodworking, camping, and meat—or some combination of those hobbies. With your dad and Ron in mind, the Groupon Coupons team worked with Cabela's to put together this list of Father's Day gift ideas sure to please any nature-loving dad this year.
Have you ever met a dad who isn't obsessed with the weather? Now imagine a dad who likes to spend a lot of time outdoors. The weather is definitely one of his favorite topics. With an indoor/outdoor weather station he can track the temperature and humidity, and the time/date stamps let him compare them to historical data (most dads second favorite topic).
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Camping, hiking, hunting, and most other outdoor pursuits don't usually come with great cell service. This small safety device uses satellite GPS to keep dad connected to the grid just in case. It works with Google Maps so family back home can track dad's location, and it has an SOS button alert in case dad needs help in a remote area.
A reliable light source makes everything from hunting and camping to backyard parties more enjoyable. This model with both 360º lantern and focused beam flashlight capabilities is perfect for both. Plus it's built for the outdoors with IPX7 waterproofing, a strong polycarbonate cover, and a USB-powered battery that lasts up to 4.5 hours.
This knife will work just as hard as the hunter or fisherman you gift it to. The lithium ion battery and high-torque motor are designed to last for up to 2 hours of continuous use and power through even the toughest jobs. It comes with three precision stainless steel blades: 6" and 10" with curved tips and a high-volume 8" blade designed for more flexibility.
Having the right tools isn't guaranteed to make your dad a better fisherman, but it definitely won't hurt either. Made with an angler's needs in mind, this extra-wide tackle bag makes it easy to keep bait and accessories organized and at-hand.
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All outdoorsy dads have a bit of BBQ dad in them too. Whether it's cooking over an open flame at camp or grilling in the backyard, they're going to want to show off their catch. These wood grill planks impart a subtle smoky flavor into any meat or dads can get creative and use them for fruits and vegetables too.
Even if your dad loves the great outdoors, it doesn't mean he loves everything about it—namely mosquitos. Protect your dad from becoming a buffet for one of nature's worst pests with a 110 sq. ft. buffer zone they won't penetrate. The device is small and lightweight. At just 1lb. it's easy to tote along on camping, hunting, and fishing trips.
Keep dad's valuables safe and secure on a boat or during a rainstorm with this airtight and waterproof case. The rugged polycarbonate exterior and soft rubber interior keep phones and other sensitive devices out of harm's way, so dad can focus on other things.