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A selection of gifts ideas for dad in 2023
Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill
Get ready for a game-changing new addition to your camping and backyard grilling gear. Ninja’s Woodfire Outdoor Grill is sized to sit on your tabletop but delivers flavors as big and bold as your favorite full-sized grill. It operates on electric power (like all Ninja kitchen gadgets) but lets you add wood pellets to infuse that smoky deliciousness into your meal. The patented grilling technology cooks food faster (up to 40%) and maximizes tenderness and flavor; plus, there’s the air-frying option that put Ninja on the map. Whatever you want to cook—from slow-roasted ribs to perfectly seared steaks to hot wings—this little tabletop grill can do it all.
Evergreen 57 Waterproof Dry Box
Keep this case in your backpack or duffel, and your most important items can survive quite literally anything. The hard polycarbonate exterior is impact-resistant, crushproof, IP67 waterproof and dustproof, and tough enough to survive any bangs, bumps, or falls whether you’re a biker, snowboarder, mountain climber, or active military. Thanks to the shock-absorbing rubber boot interior, all of your EDC essentials are protected. The twist lock delivers three layers of security to ensure your items are securely protected and inaccessible to anyone but you, and they even act as an air release valve to stabilize pressure in any environment. At just 2.31 pounds, it’s small enough to fit in any bag but offers enough interior space to store your most important items—from ammo to cameras to smartphones to cigars to first aid equipment. All that, and it’s backed by a lifetime guarantee.
GIVE’R Four Season Glove
Wear these gloves for any chore and on any job site, all year round, and your hands will stay toasty warm & protected. The gloves are made from tough leather produced by Pakistani master leather-workers, after which they’re sent to Wyoming to be hand-treated with a special waterproof wax coating that shrugs off rain and wet. The interior is lined with 40g Thinsulate insulation that will keep out the cold but still allow decent breathability for your hands. The ribbed cuff not only improves the fit, but adds an extra layer of warmth beneath your long-sleeved shirt or jacket. They’re designed for four-season use, and they’re durable enough to handle anything you throw at them. Once they’re properly broken in, they’ll quickly become the most comfortable and best-loved pair of gloves you’ll ever own.
HOTO Tire Inflator
With this bad boy in your car or garage, you’ll never have to worry about a low tire again. Capable of generating up to 150 PSI of pressure, it can inflate a bike tire in 129 seconds, or a car tire in 8.5 minutes. The high-precision digital pressure measurements come with an auto-stop feature that switches off the pump the instant it hits the correct pressure setting, and it’s accurate to 0.1 bars. Plug it into a wall outlet or anything compatible with USB-C chargers, and the 2500 mAh lithium ion battery will give you multiple fill-ups before it needs to be re-juiced. It even comes with a built-in LED light to make changing your tire after dark a breeze. Best of all, it’s compact enough to fit in your backpack or messenger bag, and the shockproof TPU case will keep it from getting damaged even if you accidentally drop it or run it over with your car.
Slice Ceramic Folding Knife
Well, no knife can ever really claim to “never” dull, but the Slice stands by its promise that each of its dangerously sharp blades last 11x longer than a metal blade. The hyper-tough ceramic blade is secured to a durable metal handle, with a folding design that allows for instant one-handed ambidextrous deployment. When the time comes to change the blade, it’s a hassle-free, no-tool job that’s done in a matter of seconds. Best of all, the knife blade is “finger-friendly” and fully safe to the touch, but guaranteed to cut through food, boxes, rope, cord, and everything else with ease. For the price, you won’t find an EDC tool that delivers better value, longevity, and versatility.
VSSL Essentials Kits
These kits are designed to be ultra-portable and tough enough to withstand literally anything—from a boat capsize to an avalanche—but contain all the survival tools you need for your camping, hiking, trekking, and mountaineering adventures. Hyper-tough rope, razor-sharp blades, fishing line and hooks, first aid supplies, fire starters, and survival gear, these kits have it all. You’ll become a prepared outdoorsman in no time with these fellas in your back pocket.
Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless High-Pressure Inflator
Makita is a name every contractor, handyman, and DIY home renovator is instantly familiar with. Few brands can match the quality and versatility of their tools—and that certainly goes for the 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Inflator. This inflator delivers up to 160 PSI, offers three speed settings for optimum pressure control, an auto-stop function to ensure your tires will never be over-inflated, and a built-in pressure release button to drain out excess air. Thanks to its LED light and backlit pressure gauge, you can re-fill your tire even on the darkest country road or before sunrise.
StayHold Trunk Organizers
Keeping cargo upright—especially in the car trunk—is tough. The StayHold system has the fix, securing groceries, garden supplies, & all the rest, perfectly in place. Their “shopping holders” stick to the carpet in your car using velcro hooks to keep your shopping and other loose items held securely in place. They work in all vehicles & come in 3 sizes allowing you to create compartment setups to suit whatever you need to carry. A version for rubber liners is also available. We were lucky enough to be one of the first to test this product in 2013 and I can gladly say it is a constant convenience in the trunk. No more spilled groceries and toppled plants from the nursery.
Gerber Gear Armbar Slim Drive
Lightweight and minimalist, Gerber’s Armbar Slim Drive multi-tool offers a few of your most-used essentials. For screwing stuff: A 2-1/2” long driver with two-sided ¼” bit, for cutting stuff: a 2 & 1/2” frame lock blade, and for drinking stuff, the always handy bottle opener. Choose from 3 colors.
Flexit Pocket Light
The Flexit Pocket Light works like a traditional flashlight but it’s a lot more flexible than that. It’s got a 180º adjustable head so you can point it exactly where you want it. Simply grab the handle and flex the LED head. The adjustable head offers a spot & floodlight mode as well as options for hands-free use, including a magnetic base, a hanging hook, and a hinged clip for attaching it. Run-time up to 72-hours with 650-lumens of brightness.
GE Outdoor Cync Smart Plug
With support for both Alexa and Google Assistant voice control, the GE Cync Outdoor Smart Plug is all about convenience. Bluetooth & Wi-fi enabled & built to withstand the elements, it lets you control power remotely to individual outlets, with a tap of the touchscreen, all through the simple Cync mobile app.
ToughBuilt Fastener Bag
The ToughBuilt Fastener Bag 3-Pack simplifies storage of small items and supplies. They measure 10.94 x 6.81 x 2.91 inches and feature heavy-duty mesh windows that allow you to see everything inside. Grommets for hanging them on the wall & webbing handles for carrying add function to a smart, simple design.
NEBO OMNI 2K Work Light
With an ultra-bright 2000-lumens of LED light, the multi-directional Nebo Work Light is a serious lantern for work as well as indoor-outdoor applications. The hinged design makes it stable in all positions, while adjustable lights rotate in all directions. The handles are also magnetic for convenient hands-free use. USB-C rechargeable.
L.L. Bean x Todd Snyder Boat & Tote in Heritage Plaid
Buttoned-up menswear maven Todd Snyder teamed up with L.L. Bean to create the brand’s classic Boat & Tote in Heritage Plaid. With a wool exterior and rugged double-canvas construction, this handy Maine-made carryall features canvas handles and a special L.L.Bean x Todd Snyder label with zig-zag stitching.
Milwaukee Rechargeable Penlight w/ Laser Pointer
With its rechargeable battery and integrated laser pointer, this pen light from Milwaukee is a handy tool for all kinds of jobs. Toggle between two light modes: 250-lumens & 50-lumens for the torch. Or flip on the laser and point it out. The handle end of the light features a rubber bite-tip so you can safely hold it in your mouth, hands-free. Run-time is 2-8 hours depending on mode, and a 3-color battery indicator let’s you know how much life is left. Recharge via MicroUSB.
Clara French Press Coffee Maker
The 24-ounce Clara French press from Fellow boasts a refined and exceedingly functional design. With insulated stainless steel construction for the vessel and the filter, it has a non-stick PTFE-coated interior (PFOA-free), and a BPA-free plastic lid & handle. Simply add grounds up to the coffee line and hot water up to the water line & you’ll get a perfect press every time.
Eagles Nest Outfitters SuperNest Hammock
Born in the dusty campgrounds of 90s-era music festivals, Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) remains at the forefront of hammock innovation. For their newest, the SuperNest, comfort is the focus. It features a 3D-contoured design that improves stability and safety, plus it’s built for enduring outdoor performance with breathable, weatherproof fabrication & marine-grade hardware. it comes with 2 plush pillows & dual hanging side pockets to keep things handy.
Greys The Outdoor Slipper
Crafted from a temperature-regulating wool blend, Greys Outdoor slippers are perfect for chilly winter mornings & feature a grippy rubber outsole that will keep you cozy & dry even for outdoor use. Comfy with or without socks, they also feature a stub-proof toe box & leather pull tab quick on/off.
Work Sharp Benchtop Angle Set Knife Sharpener
One of the toughest parts of sharpening your own knives is getting the angle right so you are in fact “sharpening” it. The Angle Set Knife Sharpener eliminates the guesswork & the potential damage to your blades. The self-contained unit unfolds to reveal an A-frame consisting of adjustable 3-sided hones. They utilize magnets to keep your blade perfectly positioned while sharpening, so you can’t screw it up. As the blade gets sharper, simply adjust to use the finer hones.
Designed to make easier work of splitting & chopping firewood, the Logosol Smart-Splitter is a clever old school Swedish implement for splitting logs using minimum force, with minimum risk. The Smart Splitter is a classic wood splitting tool designed for safety and ease of operation, plus the added bonus of saving your back, arms and shoulders from the rigors of this respectable but ultimately painful work.
Nordic Pocket Chainsaw
If you know about the Nordic Pocket Saw, you know it’s a classic survival tool from the frozen north, basically, a human-powered chain saw. This simple but effective tool consists of a 65cm length of chain made from heat treated high carbon steel with double-cutter teeth on every major link for easily cutting in both directions. Heavy duty nylon handles give you a solid, safe grip at all times. Weighing just 4.7 ounces, it’s super packable, too. Choose from three colors.
The Dozop Collapsible Dolly makes moves both big and small much easier. It’s lightweight (under five pounds) and easy to to assemble—ready to roll in about a minute, without the need for tools. The dolly can handle up to 250 pounds of payload and features inline skate wheels that mean smooth, steady maneuverability over carpet and uneven surfaces. Additional parts are stored inside the self-contained design to keep things neat & orderly in between jobs.
Fenix LD15R Flashlight
At 500-lumens, the LD15R is a powerful little EDC light. It’s got a right-angle design with dual light sources: white and red lights. Powered by one 16340 rechargeable Li-ion battery, it is also compatible with a cold-resistant CR123A battery. It’s got 4 levels of output in white & 3 levels in red. There’s also a Micro USB port for charging, a battery level indicator, two-way body clip and a magnetic tail.
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