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7 Useful Gift Ideas for Dad this Father’s Day

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From outdoor apparel to gear to must-have accessories, there are no shortage of ideas for dads this Father’s Day. Now that the world is opening up and travel is once again a possibility, the options are endless. One thing is certain though, getting outside remains a priority, as does making up for lost time with friends and family. Here are seven ideas to thank the dads in your life for always being there.

airKAVE Portable ($329 for 1; $599 for the pair)

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Help keep dad safe wherever he goes in this COVID-19 world with this antiviral handheld, battery-powered air sanitizer. Using patented filterless Plascide plasma technology, airKAVE is designed to destroy microorganisms at the molecular level. Air is pulled into airKAVE’s internal Plascide reactor, creating a thunderstorm of micro-lightning plasma that sanitizes air within a fraction of a second. An ideal asset for travelers who take their health seriously, airKAVE’s sleek and innovative design makes it ideal for enclosed spaces, such as a car, an office, or a plane.

Brümate Hopsulator Duo Müv 2-in-1 (12 oz cans/tumbler) ($29.99)

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Keeping dad hydrated is easier when he can keep a cool beverage within reach. The Hopsulator Duo is a triple-insulated stainless-steel can cooler that doubles as a 12-ounce tumbler. It comes with a splash-proof lid and a Coors Light Gasket Adapter that can be used with all of his favorite brews as well as any healthy beverages that come in a 12-ounce can. The patented two-in-one design keeps cans 20 times colder than standard can coolers, and there is no condensation to worry about. It also comes in a variety of colors.   

Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof® Adventure Travel Pants  ($119.95)

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For the dad who can never have too many pockets, these Adventure Travel Pants come with 11 total pockets to keep valuables safe and organized. There are even two hidden pockets for him to stash his smartphone and credit cards as well as a hidden pocket for his passport. The Nature-Like Nylon looks and feels like cotton but offers the quick-drying benefits of nylon. An environmentally friendly durable water-repellant finish makes the pants water and stain resistant. Available in five earthy shades, these pants look as good as they feel. 

Craghopper Men’s Insect Shield® Pro IV Long-Sleeved Shirt ($110)

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With Lyme Disease expected to be on the rise this year, it’s more important than ever to help dad play defense with his wardrobe. This adventure shirt, which fuses Insect Shield anti-insect technology and UV sun protection, features a contemporary, yet casual look that can go from the great outdoors to dinner out on the town. Available in Parchment, Woodland Green, and Steel Blue, it is designed for agility and also comes with odor-control, ideal for hotter climates.

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel ($14.99)

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When the thermostat is climbing, this cooling towel can provide much-needed relief, especially when draped over the back of the neck. Made from a hyper-evaporative material that retains water while remaining cool to the touch, it’s perfect for dads who prefer to be outdoors despite the high temperatures as well as those who enjoy watching or participating in outdoor summer sports. Available in nine colors, it provides up to four hours of cooling relief and features a UPF 50+ UV protection from the sun.    

Revive Light Therapy dpl® Neck Pillow ($99)

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If working from home has given dad a pain in the neck, consider gifting him this light-therapy neck pillow. It relies on infrared and red light to relieve neck pain, stiffness, and muscle spams. Filled with a soft, high-density foam padding, the pillow incorporates medical-grade LED lights to accelerate healing, repair tissue, and relax muscles. It’s also ideal for use when traveling.   

Wiley X WX Peak Sunglasses ($140)

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Wiley X protective eyewear, founded by a U.S. veteran, was born on the battlefield and worn by military forces and law enforcement personnel. The company’s high-velocity, impact-resistant technology provides shatterproof protection that is now available to bikers, hikers, fishermen, sunbathers, and weekend warriors. Providing 100 percent UVA/UVB protection with distortion-free clarity, they are an ideal gift for dads who are always on the go. The WX Peak sunglasses feature a sleek design and come with a black zippered clamshell case, a cleaning cloth, and a leash cord with rubber grips. The black frame comes with a choice of three polarized lens colors.

About The Author

Heather, co-founder of Well Defined and the former editor-in-chief of American Spa, is an award-winning journalist and content strategist, skilled in writing, copyediting, and media relations. She is also a freelance writer and has contributed to Elite Traveler, Islands, Kiwi, Luxury Travel Advisor, Organic Spa, Porthole Cruise, Travel Agent,,,, and, in addition to various custom publications. She is frequently called upon to comment on various spa and wellness trends for various media outlets.