As Father’s Day approaches, remember the best gift you can give the fathers in your life is quality time. Expensive gifts and a beautiful card are fantastic gifts, but the memories you all will make through spending quality time are priceless. This is especially true for dads who love fresh air. Here are a few ideas for Father’s Day gift ideas for outdoor lovers.

Treat Dad to an Outdoor Picnic

One of the best things about Father’s Day is that it falls near the start of summer, which is the perfect time to celebrate outdoors.

One of the best things about Father’s Day is how pleasant the weather is as summer approaches. There’s no better way to soak in the sun and celebrate fathers than being outside enjoying a picnic.

When planning a picnic, be sure to keep comfort, entertainment and organization in mind.

Host a Family Cookout

Another great activity is taking the family cookout out of the father in your life’s hands and handling it yourself.

This would be a great activity to show off that you listened to your dad and his great tips for a family barbecue. This is also a great time to show off your skills. If you’re unsure about how to start a grill or don’t know the basics of a good barbecue, there’s no better way to learn than spending time with the dad in your life.

Rent Your Dad’s Dream Car

Behind every great dad, there’s probably been a conversation about his dream car. Make his dreams come true this Father’s Day. 

To make it even more special, tell him to make his own music playlist, but don’t tell him why. When you surprise him with his dream car, he now has the ultimate playlist to go with the drive.

Host a Family Game Night

If you’re looking for a way to bring everyone together for quality time, hosting a family game night is the perfect activity for Father’s Day.

While things will probably get competitive, Dad wins either way by having family in his presence with laughs, a fun time and some friendly competition.

At Home Booze Tasting

One activity that gained popularity during the pandemic was virtual cooking classes and wine and spirits tastings from the comforts of home.

You can use platforms, like Airbnb Experiences, to book an experience with mixologists who can help you and your loved ones prepare for a virtual tasting outdoors. This experience is excellent for your family who lives out of town, as everyone can join the tasting and Father’s Day celebration over Zoom.

A Bike Ride or Stroll Through A National Park

National Parks are open on Father’s Day. With more than 400 parks across the United States, this is an activity everyone can take part in. The best way to enjoy the scenery is by hiking or bike riding to explore the great outdoors.


If the dad you’re celebrating is an outdoor enthusiast, take him camping. It can be in a park or the backyard. Either way, he will enjoy spending quality time with loved ones, while doing something he enjoys.

Take Your Dad to a Local Brewery

Many breweries open their doors to the public by offering behind-the-scenes tours of beer-making. Treat your dad to a tour at your local brewery.