Don’t get us wrong. We’re sure your dad absolutely adores his ever-growing collection of t-shirts and sardonic phrase-laden coffee mugs—we know we love ours—but there is a whole host of other great gift ideas to explore if you’re feeling creative.

While you’re hunting down the perfect Father’s Day gift, why not consider some fun and practical outdoor gear?

Granted, not every dad is a fan of the great outdoors, but the coolest ones certainly do in our totally, 100-percent unbiased opinion. Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to find ways to enhance your dad’s outdoor experience.

Here are a few of our favorite gift ideas to help your dad get more from his time in the open air.

Mr. Heater BaseCamp Outdoor Systems Angle Iron Camp Stove

More durable than cast iron and more consistent than trying to cook over a campfire, this propane camp stove from Mr. Heater is sure to reduce the occurrence of both overcooked camp food and the flagrant swearing that comes with it.

BikeMaster Heated Grips

Give your motorcycling dad the gift of warm hands on a cold day with a set of universal heated grips.

AirBedz Lite Truck Bed Mattresses

Do you know what’s more fun than sleeping in a truck bed under the stars? Sleeping ON a super comfortable air mattress in that truck bed under the stars.

Napier Sportz Truck Tents

It’s sort of the same idea as the air mattress—but with the added benefit of protection from the elements.

Garmin vivoactive 4S GPS Smartwatches

In addition to programmable workouts and useful health-monitoring features, these Garmin smartwatches offer built-in navigation that let dad head out for a day of off-road adventure without worrying about getting lost.

A-iPower Inverter Generators

Give dad the ability to conveniently and easily power electronic gear during his next RV trip.

WeatherTech Water Bottle

If the allure of a new coffee mug is just too strong, try compromising with something a little more versatile. This WeatherTech water bottle is designed to keep drinks hot or cold, making it a perfect companion for dad’s next hiking or biking outing.

Rage Powersport Products Apex Deluxe Hitch Bike Racks

Speaking of biking, a high-quality, hitch-mounted bike rack will secure up to three bicycles without taking up trunk or truck bed space needed for other crucial items—like your dad’s Fab Fours truck fire pit.

Milwaukee Tool USB Rechargeable Pivoting Flashlight

A good flashlight is as important at the campsite as it is in the garage. With its pivoting head, USB recharging capability, and multiple output modes, this one from Milwaukee Tool is an excellent choice.

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Author: Will Schertz

Will is a contributing writer for OnAllCylinders. His automotive writing career stretches back longer than a decade and includes a stint as senior reporter for one of the tire industry’s largest trade publications. He enjoys long walks on the beach, romantic candlelit dinners, and thinly veiled sarcasm. Will lives with his beautiful wife and two small humans who steal his food and "need" more LEGOs.