Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Ski Dads

If your husband is anything like mine, shopping for a Father's Day gift is no easy feat. Gifts are just not his thing. It's as simple as that. If he feels like he needs something, he picks it up. And he doesn't expect gifts for any holiday which can make it tricky for his wife, moi, a woman who loves to give gifts and the kids (they get so excited to shop for dad). Since the dad here loves skiing and the mountains, we tend to stick to Father's Day gifts with a ski dad theme. 

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Ski Dads

He's not a regular dad...he's a ski dad! We've got a dozen ways to celebrate the outdoorsy guy in your family. These mountain-friendly picks will be sure to put a grin on dad's face. 

  1. Stio Tee: Is the ski dad in your family a fan or Jackson Hole? This is the perfect tee. It's super soft and features the Teton Range. Pick from two colors. ($29) Get it on Stio here.
  2. SPY Helm Sunglasses: From spring skiing to time on the water, an awesome pair of sunnies are just what dad needs. I love this option from Spy. There are lots of choices when it comes to frame styles. I love the Whitewall with the Boost Polar Ice Blue Mirror lenses. The Helm is available with polarization and has sturdy construction. This frame delivers 100% UV protection. ($190) Get them at SpyOptics here.
  3. Athletic Brew Subscription: Has the dad in your life embraced N/A brews? Get him a subscription to our favorite pick...Athletic Brews. Their Athletic Club is a monthly subscription that allows you to get your favorite non-alcoholic brews on repeat. You can cancel or skip whenever you want, plus you get bonus perks and discounts. Get your favorite brews delivered monthly, plus exclusive perks like discounts on our entire store, first access to limited-edition brews, and members-only merch. Save up to 15% and cancel at any time. ($37.99) Get it at Athletic Brew here.
  4. Mini MyMedic Kit: This mini kit is great to stash in dad's on-mountain pack (ideal for skiing or hiking). It's small enough to go on just about any adventure. Straps on top and back of bag for enhanced functionality. ($34.95) Get it at MyMedic here.
  5. Osprey Stratos 24 Day Pack. For on-mountain trips this trim pack is a work horse. The Stratos 24 is a tough pack with a light and ventilated carry thanks to its clever suspension system. Its panel-loading convenience works in tandem with internal organization that makes it perfect for shorter, lightweight day hikes on rough and tumble trails, no matter the weather. ($180) Get it at Osprey here.
  6. Foreo Face Cleanser: My husband gets ingrown hairs on his jawline. Exfoliating and cleansing are essential for his skin health. This rechargeable facial tool makes it easy to get clean skin and works wonders to get sunscreen, sweat and dirt off at the end of an active day. Plus it feels great on the face. Like a little facial at night. ($199) Get it on Amazon here. 
  7. Aches And Pains Organic Balm: Some of the dads we know sometimes play a little too aggressively out there. This balm stick helps sooth tired ski muscles--apply it directly to your skin. It is handmade with organic and wildcrafted ingredients—like menthol crystals, arnica, wintergreen, St. John’s wort, and ginger—all known to ease aches and pains. The streamlined packaging ensures easy application without any greasy mess on your hands or clothes. Handmade in Massachusetts. Shop Uncommon Goods here.
  8. Downhill Ski & Snowboard Mugs: Help dad start the day with a smile. He can dream about the mountains and his next ski vacation while sipping his morning cup of coffee with a handmade 14-ounce stoneware ski or snowboard mug. Dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Made in the USA ($45 for each mug). Shop Uncommon Goods here.
  9. Ski Whiskey Glasses: Upgrade your barware with a set of 4 heavy sham whiskey glasses (13 1/2 oz. each). The set is deep etched with four unique ski related images. And on the bottom, you'll see engraved snowflake. Since this is from Etsy, you can select the Personalization Option to engrave a name, initials , or other text. ($80) Get them on Etsy here.
  10. Darn Tough Running Sock: A good pair of socks goes a long way when it comes to keeping dad comfy on the trails. The Stride micro crew running sock offers dad the lightest and smoothest fit. It's great for trail runs or light hikes. And we love the quality of Darn Tough--these will last forever! ($20) Get them at Darn Tough here.
  11. Kelty Low Down Chair: These travel chairs are a must for dad. We take ours to lacrosse games, the lake and use them tailgating at the mountain. We love the  durable steel frame, insulated bevvie holders and a roll-tote carry bag. ($80). Get it at Kelty here. 
  12. Men's Trainers: The Feathering is a great-looking shoe that can go to the gym or out to dinner. It features a well cushioned premium EVA midsole, and a grippy, and flexible outsole plus an antimicrobial treatment to prevent odor.  Pick from five colors. ($90). Get it on

Let's Celebrate Ski Dads

You can see the picks that I'm sharing today are not your average Father's Day gift ideas, so I know any one of them would put a smile on his face. You'll definitely find something for every kind of ski dad among these ideas! Those wonderful fathers in our lives deserved to be celebrated for all they do to make mountain memories happen.



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