If your military husband is anything like all of our military husbands, their answer to the question of “What do you want for Father’s Day?” is probably a very unhelpful, “Nothing.” But we all know that military dads do want something for Father’s Day, so we have found the 16 best Father’s Day gifts for military dads that we know they will love. All of these gifts come from veteran-owned or supporting companies that want to honor all of our service members with awesome gifts for Father’s Day.
16 Father’s Day Gifts for Military Dads
If Dad is in the market for a new watch, look no further than this Alpha/Bomber Watch from Original Grain. Each handcrafted watch tells a story, the wood used is from reclaimed ammo crates and the bands are crafted from military bomber jackets and stonewashed steel. With 5-hand Japanese quartz, sapphire crystal glass, and stonewashed stainless steel Dad will be showing this watch off to everyone he sees. Built for function and durability, yet styled for any occasion, this part of Military Collection at Original Grain is a truly thoughtful gift for spoiling Dad.
Shaving can easily become one of those monotonous parts of the military dad’s life. But trust us, a quality razor makes all the difference. OneBlade’s Hybrid razor is the perfect way to introduce dad to the close, comfortable, shave that his great-grandfather enjoyed. The hybrid has a pivoting head that follows the contours of the face, without the learning curve single blade razors can require. It’s super easy to change out the blades (and they are recyclable!). The Hybrid comes with travel size shave cream and aftershave, 10 feather blades, blade disposal bank, and leather razor holster, and a gorgeous waxed canvas travel bag. And you get to watch him shave. Win-win.
This American-made Gerber knife is the perfect father’s day gift for that handy, reliable dad in your life. Featuring the B.O.S.S. Tech – stainless steel ball bearings technology – the knife boasts of stability and reduced friction. It’s 3″ long and lightweight, with a handle made of glass-filled nylon. The plunge lock with safety cross-bolt locks the blade in place, either open or closed. This will quickly become dad’s favorite knife.
The Animas Watershed Dry Bag is the perfect waterproof gear for all of your weekend adventures! In this spacious backpack, you can store about two full days worth of gear and have the peace of mind that water is not going to penetrate your provisions. This amazing bag comes in five different colors and can be purchased with or without a purge valve.
With removable waist belt and shoulder pads this backpack offers the ultimate versatility in water durable gear. Whether you’re spending two days on the river or need a bag to toss around with your tackle box the Animas Watershed Dry Bag is where the convenience and protection is at. Maybe the best part, it’s made right here in the U.S.A. in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Get one this Father’s Day for the avid sportsman in your life.
For the hardworking dad who needs convenient ways to transfer confidential work, Secure Drive is the perfect solution. Many military members and government workers know the challenges of finding secure ways to bring work home. Secure Drive offers encrypted devices to give Dad convenience without sacrificing security with USB drives and external hard drives. Help dad make it home in time for dinner this year with Secure Drive!
Does the Dad in your life live in his favorite pair of jeans while complaining that they don’t fit “quite right?” For the athletic build, good-fitting jeans can be hard to find, and that’s why the guys behind Revtown created these jeans. They took all the things they loved about workout clothes – the fit and the flexibility – and combined them with high-quality fabric for a flexible and flattering fit. Try the Sharp Denim for a slimmer fit and the Automatic Denim for a relaxed fit. Looking for something you can dress up? Dry the dark indigo automatic denim and pair it with a button front shirt.
A classic Father’s Day gift is a strong bourbon or whisky. You can take that one step above what you find in your local liquor store by getting dad a bourbon that means something. Horse Soldier® Straight Bourbon from American Freedom Distillery was created by a group of Special Forces Veterans who responded to the US attacks on 9/11in Afghanistan on horseback. The bourbon was named after the popular nickname given to these men, “The Horse Soldiers.”
Horse Soldier Bourbon is aged in new American Oak and is soft and smooth on the pallet. It is made with soft red winter wheat and has a strong and long crisp finis of dark stone fruits, vanilla, and oak. There are several different batches of the bourbon available including: Straight Bourbon Whisky, Small Batch Bourbon Whisky, Signature Barrel Strength, and Commander’s Select.Get dad what he loves- bourbon- that is tied to his other great love- his country- this Father’s Day.
Help Dad open his beer in style this summer with the Father’s Day 30mm Bottle Breacher. For a limited time, this 30mm bottle breacher is available in two options, with the Father’s Day logo or the Dad’s Against Boyfriends logo. Either way, he’ll be the envy of all who gather for the next BBQ when he breaks this out to open his beer. Make the gift complete with the Bottle Breacher Hat, and maybe even splurge for a personalized sliding wood box to keep it safe when not in use. Bottle Breacher is a veteran-owned company who skyrocketed in popularity after appearing on Shark Tank. They consistently contribute to the military and law enforcement community with the profits from their American-made products.
Mosquito season is coming, but there’s hope! If dad hates fighting the kids over sticky sprays or smelly oils and candles, then an area diffuser may be for you. Thermacell’s Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent is rechargeable, scent free, and comes with 12 and 40 hour refills. Radius diffuses active ingredients into the air to deter mosquitoes in a 110 sqft area. Because it’s small and portable, you can take it camping, to the soccer game, or just to the back porch. Live bite free in your own space this year.
Whether forward deployed or going on weekend adventures, jerky is a favorite treat of military dads. Treat him with a gourmet jerky from Jerky Dynasty pack of a variety of meats beyond beef with options like alligator, kangaroo, elk, ostrich, buffalo and venison. The Gourmet Jerky Pack offers a variety of 7 jerky treats of different flavors, meat and spice level. Protein on the go never tasted so flavorful!
Functional and fashionable, the Sawyer Utility Bracelet leaves no stone unturned. The multi-utility tool is made of high-quality stainless steel and also doubles as a screwdriver. This utility bracelet can be dressed up or down, which makes it perfect for any occasion. The premium leather band is available in black, gold, and silver as well. Not only is this perfect for the military man in your life, but it’s also great for dads who like camping, fishing, golfing, biking, or anything really.
Whether in the field, out for a family hike or at a concert for the evening, the Adventure Max allows for charging of smartphones on the go. The case of the Adventure Max protects if from water and dirt allowing it to be taken almost anywhere. The carabiner clip can attach to any belt loop or bag for ease of charging. Two charging ports allow for multiple phones or USB devices to be charged on the go. The rechargeable battery can hold battery charge for up to a year, charge devices quickly and comes in multiple colors on Amazon!
The Luci Base Light by MPowered is a wonderful solution to so many outdoor and adventuring needs. This solar powered light is compact, collapses completely for storing, and can be inflated to project the maximum amount of light possible. Once the Luci Base Light has been charged by the sun you can also harvest its energy to charge your electronics, which greatly increases your comfort and safety level when deeper in the wilderness.
The Luci Light is available in numerous colors and patterns for those that need an additional touch of glamour. What’s even better is that for every Luci Light purchased you are helping the MPowered company give Luci Lights to those that still live without electricity. At $44.95 the Luci Base Light is an affordable way to enhance your own outdoor experience while enhancing the living experience for others as well. Give a Luci Light this Father’s Day and do good as you go.
Make dad’s life easier with this shoe shine kit from SOOJIN. The team from SOOJIN works hard to create and package a beautiful kit that is ethically made. The shoe shine kit is a great asset for dress shoes and boots and includes a black and natural shoe polish. Also included in the kit are four brushes, one each for shoe shining, polishing, brushing, and one for application. There’s also a cleaning cloth. Make your dad’s day with this thoughtful, beautiful, and useful gift.
The chances are that whether it be while out adventuring, or at work, or at the gym you have, at some point you have wanted to remove your rings in the name of preservation. No one wants to loose their rings off of a rock face, or at the beach, or at all for that matter. Groove answered with a solution. Silicone rings that move with your body and are hard to destroy!
Now if you break your ring at the gym you can simply order another for a very affordable price. At $29.95 and even less for some designs, you can give yourself and your partner comfort and peace of mind. Now Groove even offers custom engraving so you can get the same sentiment of a wedding band with none of the fear that comes with losing gold or platinum. Give the gift of flexibility this Father’s Day with Groove silicone Rings.
The Bradford Exchange is home to endless options in home decor and gift giving. There is truly, something for every single person in your life, but they also have beautiful gift options for the military service members and their families. If the man in your life is looking for a new Dress Watch then they have one for each military branch available.
If you are leaning towards a gift that the whole family can enjoy for years to come, you may consider giving a beautiful clock from The Bradford Exchange. Bradford Exchange has a gorgeous collection of Cuckoo Clocks as well as other wall clock designs. If the man in your life is a sports fan, The Bradford Exchange has many Beer Steins to choose from in all of your family’s favorite sports teams. You can give gifts of any nature; from jewelry to desk decor, or clocks to cufflinks. Check out The Bradford Exchange for all of your gift giving needs.
Father’s Day is just around the corner. These 16 Father’s Day gifts for military dads should have you all set to surprise him with the gift he didn’t even know he wanted and one that is perfect for the military guy.
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