Gear | June 9, 2021 12:09 pm

The 25 Best Outdoor Gifts Under $50 for Dad on Father’s Day 2021

Just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you have to get him something cheap

Outdoor items for Father's Day
Best budget outdoor gifts for Father's Day
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Let’s cut to the chase: Father’s Day is quickly approaching, and you still need to find the father in your life a gift. But as we all know, dads are routinely fussy when it comes to finding a gift they’ll love and use.

From versatile multi-tools to handy pocket knives, most of our Father’s Day offerings end up in the catchall kitchen junk drawer, destined for a life of neglect. That’s why we hit the gear archives, leaving no stone unturned on our quest to find the best outdoor gifts for dad. And to keep your wallet content, we made sure each pick is under $50. Below, 25 items we think you’d be wise to jump on now, before you settle for another novelty bottle opener. And remember, just because you’re on a budget, it doesn’t mean you have to get something cheap.

Leatherman FREE T2 multi-tool
Leatherman FREE T2
Leatherman

Leatherman FREE T2

Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp
Black Diamond

Black Diamond Storm 400 Headlamp

ENO SingleNest Hammock
ENO SingleNest Hammock
ENO

ENO SingleNest Hammock

Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth 32oz Bottle
Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth 32oz Bottle
Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth 32oz Bottle

Gerber Shard Multi-tool
Gerber Shard
Gerber

Gerber Shard 7-in-1 Keychain Multi-Tool

Patagonia Black Hole Mini 1L Hip Pack
Patagonia Black Hole Mini 1L Hip Pack
Patagonia

Patagonia Black Hole Mini 1L Hip Pack

Teva Original Universal Sandals
Teva Original Universal Sandals
Teva

Teva Original Universal Sandals

REI Co-op Roadtripper 40L Duffel
REI Co-op Roadtripper 40L Duffel
REI Co-op

REI Co-op Roadtripper 40L Duffel

Darn Tough Light Hiker Sock
Darn Tough Light Hiker Sock
Darn Tough

Darn Tough Light Hiker Sock

MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove
MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove
MSR

MSR PocketRocket 2 Stove

Trigger Point Performance GRID Foam Roller
Trigger Point Performance GRID Foam Roller
Trigger Point

Trigger Point Performance GRID Foam Roller

REI Co-op Sahara Amphib Shorts
REI Co-op Sahara Amphib Shorts
REIi Co-op

REI Co-op Sahara Amphib Shorts

Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt
Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt
Patagonia

Patagonia Capilene Cool Trail Shirt

Gerber Pack Hatchet
Gerber Pack Hatchet
Gerber

Gerber Pack Hatchet

Arcade Blackwood Belt
Arcade Blackwood Belt
Arcade Belts

Arcade Blackwood Belt

Adventure Medical Mountain Series Medical Kit
Adventure Medical Mountain Series Medical Kit
Adventure Medical Kits

Adventure Medical Backpacker Medical Kit

Opinel No 8 Stainless Steel Knife
Opinel No 8 Stainless Steel Knife
Opinel

Opinel No 8 Stainless Steel Knife

Katadyn BeFree Collapsible Water Filter Bottle
Katadyn BeFree Collapsible Water Filter Bottle
Katadyn

Katadyn BeFree Collapsible Water Filter Bottle

Hydro Flask 12oz Cooler Cup
Hydro Flask 12oz Cooler Cup
Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask 12oz Cooler Cup

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press
AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press
AeroPress

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

Goodr Polarized Sunglasses
Goodr Polarized Sunglasses
Goodr

Goodr Polarized Sunglasses

Eagle Creek Pack-It Compression Cube Set
Eagle Creek Pack-It Compression Cube Set
Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek Pack-It Compression Cube Set

Field Notes National Parks Set
Field Notes National Parks Set
Field Notes

Field Notes National Parks Set

Lodge 12in Cast Iron Skillet
Lodge 12in Cast Iron Skillet
Lodge

Lodge 12in Cast Iron Skillet

INNO STAGE Waxed Canvas Firewood Log Carrier
Inno Stage Waxed Canvas Firewood Log Carrier
Inno Stage

Inno Stage Waxed Canvas Firewood Log Carrier