Whether your dad is a hunter, a hobbyist nature observer, or someone who just wants to know what goes bump in the night outside his rural home, an inexpensive trail camera is a surprisingly effective tool for capturing clear images and videos of wildlife. Our testing showed that the Wildgame Innovations Mirage 18 is the best trail camera under $100 because of its 720p resolution and ability to detect movement from up to 40 feet away. Just be sure to avoid its watchful eye when you’re sneaking out at night.
If you’re going to buy the little girl in your life some new clothes, let them be Piccolina Trailblazer tees. They’re each made of 100 percent cotton and feature illustrated portraits of iconic female superheroes from real life, like Amelia Earhart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Mae Jemison. These little bits of inspiring fashion art send a powerful “you can do anything” message to growing gals. For superheroes of the fictional variety, check out these out-of-this-world Star Wars gifts for every Jedi fan.
Everybody poops, and there's a good chance it's not always pleasant. A squatty potty is a funny gift that's good for a laugh, and if dad uses it, it really is helpful every day. It fits right around the toilet and helps you mimic a squatting position, which reduces the bend in your colon. Squatting is how our ancestors did their deed. Everything goes a little smoother with a squat.
Vivobarefoot’s shoes for men, women, and kids are produced sustainably using recycled, locally sourced materials in independently monitored factories, and these men’s vegan hiking boots are an exciting addition to the company’s design lineup. They’re good for several terrain types, with a specially designed sole that lets the wearer feel more of the ground to connect to nature.
Most waxed aprons are made from canvas, with a thick top layer of paraffin (to repel water), but that makes them heavy and stiff. The Tilit Contra Chef Apron, on the other hand, is made from a thinner cotton fabric that contains a water-repelling solution. This little detail makes the Tilit apron lighter and more comfortable than typical waxed canvas aprons. We think the clean lines, narrow bib, and welted pockets give the Tilit Contra a neat and polished look, and Dad will agree. And this apron comes in a slew of both perennial and seasonal color options.
This simplified indoor-gardening kit comes with everything they’ll need for a photo-worthy organic lavender windowsill plant except water and sunshine. In just two to four weeks, the custom soil blend, fertilizer, and seeds germinate, and little lavender plant babies will start to fill the room with their soft scent. They’ll keep growing year-round until the kitchen window becomes one of the dreamiest lavender farms in the world (or the house, at least). Each kit is lovingly made in Salt Lake City, so you’ll feel good about this made in the USA gift.
Sneakers are having a major moment right now—so get him in on the trend with a sleek pair that all the influencers are wearing. Maybe that's Allbirds, washable wool sneakers that you see on every third person walking down the street (and that our editors are obsessed with!). Or maybe it's a pair of classic Adidas sneakers like the Stan Smiths which have hundreds of five-star reviews and that are giving us all the nostalgic feels.