Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts Ideas from REI

Father’s Day is coming up quick (Sunday, June 18). Are you scrambling for a last minute gift? If so, you’re not hte only one.

For all the outdoorsy dads in your life, REI has a huge collection of gift-able items perfect for the upcoming holiday.

To make things even better, Co-op members can use coupon code CAMPJUNE23 to get $30 off when they purchase at least $100 in eligible full price camp and backpacking gear June 16 through June 19.

For those with pickier dad’s, now is also a great time to purchase an REI giftcard with Co-op Members eligible for a $20 digital bonus card after buying $100 or more in REI giftcards. This offer is valid until June 22, so there’s still ample time to take advantage!

From a quick item to show you care, to a bigger gift to go in on with siblings – we’ve narrowed it down to help you quickly snag a last minute present, and spend more time deciding which trail you want to hike with your dad to celebrate the big day.

Gift Ideas from REI for Dad

Astral EV-Eight PFD

Perfect for dads who can’t stay off the water, this insanely breathable and lightweight PFD is made with recycled materials and features an ergonomic design for all-day comfort.

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GSI Outdoors Santoku Knife Set

If you’re dad’s trying to “level-up” his camp kitchen game this year, the GSI Santoku Knife Set is an essential camp staple. Dice veggies, slice fruit, and prep any camp meal you can dream up with this 3-knife set, complete with folding cutting board, microfiber cleaning cloth, and protective cases.

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YETI Rambler Vacuum Bottle with Chug Cap

Dad can keep his drinks cold on the hottest days of the summer with the YETI Rambler Vaccum Bottle. Extra large 46oz size ensures Dad stays hydrated throughout the day, and leak proof design allows him to throw it in his bag without worries. The Chug-cap is a favorite to minimize mess, and allows easy access to fluids in a variety of situations.

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Bote Breeze Aero Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

Finally, a sturdy SUP that’s designed for those who live in small spaces. The Bote Breeze Aero Inflatable SUP is constructed with military-grade single-layer PVC, and packs down into a small and easy to store travel bag. The set comes with a paddle, removable center fin, hand pump, and repair kit. Consider this to be Dad’s new favorite toy.

See the Bote Breeze Aero Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board

Zippo Windproof Lighter

A reusable lighter that’s designed to work even in the most extreme conditions. This lighter is easy-to-refill with Zippo lighter fluid, and features a streamlined design.

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Stanley Master Unbreakable Flask

Sleek, leakproof, and ready to be taken on your next adventure. The Stanley Master Unbreakable Flask is perfect for passing around the campfire on your next weekend spent outdoors. The flask features a rustproof exterior, and a wide mouth that’s easier to sip and pour from.

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goodr OGs Polarized Sunglasses

These lightweight sunglasses are ideal for dad’s who are always on the go. goodr OGs are known for their special grip coating that lends itself to a non-slip design – even when you’re breaking a sweat. The glasses are polarized, and feature UV400 protection that blocks out 100% of UVA and UVB rays,

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Pelican Brume 100XP Kayak

For a full-day out on the water, the Pelican Brume 100XP Kayak offers stability, comfort, and an endless amount of gear storage. The kayak includes a 2-piece Poseidon paddle, and features molded footrests, knee pads, and an adjustable ERGOLOUNGE™ padded backrest with ERGOFORM™ seat cushion for an insanely comfortable day on the lake or river.

Great for a relaxing paddle on the lake or a fishing trip.

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Outside Inside Backpack Cribbage

Ideal for those days when you make it to camp with some time to spare, the Outside Inside Backpack Cribbage set is small and light enough to bring along on your next backpacking trip, yet still includes everything you need to successfully have a game night – or wait out a rain-storm – on the trail. The set includes playing cards, scoring pegs, and instructions for the 2-player game.

Outside Inside Backpack Cribbage

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler

Treat your dad to the king of coolers – the YETI Tundra 45 is roughed enough to handle the abuse of outdoor adventures, all while keeping your drinks cold. Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee has certified the Tundra 45 as a bear-resistant food container when used with 2 padlocks (sold separately), and the cooler has a capacity of 32.9-liter – enough to hold about 28 cans and plenty of ice.

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler

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Colleen Goldhorn

Colleen Goldhorn is an outdoor industry creative who is based in Montana's beautiful Bitterroot Valley. She has hiked over 1,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail, and continues to be an avid hiker, backpacker, and adventure seeker throughout the Rocky Mountains. Colleen owns a creative studio which specializes in design, photography, and writing for outdoor brands. Her work can be viewed at, or on Instagram.

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