Father's Day Gifts Ideas

FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Father’s Day is on the horizon, but what do you get for an adventure seeking, outdoors loving dad when you run out of socks and flasks to buy? Luckily, we’ve got you covered with a hand-picked selection of Columbia pieces, perfect for a variety of dad personalities.
FOR THE DAD WHO LIKES TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE
If you have a dad or father figure in your life who is into their classic, staple items then you can’t go far wrong with a timeless t-shirt. This best-selling Columbia crew neck tee crafted from 100% soft cotton jersey is great as either a base to layer jumpers and jackets on top of or worn on its own come the warmer months. Our pick is the sophisticated yet casual navy, but for dads who don’t mind a splash of colour, then there’s a range of vibrant shades to pick from too.
FOR A DAD-ON-THE-GO
Whether it be for work or leisure, a dad who’s constantly on the go is sure to be in need of a roomy and reliable bag. Step forward the investment piece to cover all upcoming trips: Columbia’s new Unisex OutDry Ex 40L Duffel Bag. Not only do the removable padded shoulder straps mean that the bag can be converted from a backpack into a single handle carry, but the bag itself can be packed down into its own pocket for easy storage. It’s also extremely handy in wet conditions, as the YKK water resistant zipper and the industry leading OutDry Extreme waterproof technology used in the bag ensure possessions stay secure and dry.
FOR THE COOL DAD
There’s always a dad who either is, or thinks he is, down with the kids. Either way, we’re guessing this Unisex Columbia Mesh Snap Back Hat will go down a treat. Not only does it look cool, but it’ll keep any active dads from feeling the heat as they hike in the sunshine, go fishing or hit the water. An adjustable back closure means it can be adjusted to fit snugly, while the mesh will keep fresh air flowing so that your pa can keep a cool head.
FOR A DAD WHO THINKS THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS BAD WEATHER
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing” goes the famous saying, and boy do some people live their life by it. If you have a dad who subscribes to this mantra, then you might as well make his life easier by presenting him with something that will bear up to windy and rainy days. The Men’s Challenger Windbreaker is crafted from a water-resistant fabric that also blocks wind, plus it features elasticated cuffs and a drawcord adjustable hem to keep water out. As well as having a cool retro design, the super light jacket can also be packed down and thrown in a bag - super handy when the sun comes out post rain shower.
FOR THE COMMUTER DAD
There’s nothing quite as handy as a roomy backpack with compartments when you’re shifting your kit from home to work and back. Not only does the Columbia Rolltop Daypack boast 25L of space, it also has an externally accessible padded laptop sleeve and an external security pocket. A foam padded back and sternum strap also help keep the bag in place on commutes, especially handy if your dad is a fan of getting on a bike. If hiking is more his cup of tea, then features such as the dual water bottle pockets and rescue whistle will be much appreciated.
FOR THE HIPSTER DAD
Got a stylish dad who’s hard to buy for? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Sleek sport trainers are very of the moment, as any style conscious father worth his salt will know. Now, not only do these shoes look good enough to be worn in urban life, they’re also highly practical for any hiking trails. Waterproof yet breathable, they also feature Omni-Grip non-marking traction rubber on the soles and a lightweight cushioning midsole giving high energy return and an altogether lightweight feel. Practical as well as stylish? You’re onto a winner.
For plenty more gift ideas and gear perfect for Father’s Day, discover the full Columbia men’s collection.