June 16th is Father's Day and many of us struggle with what to get the World's Best Dad! I put my thinking cap on and worked with a few amazing fathers to help our readers decide what to get the old man this year.
Here are ten great gift ideas we think your dad would love to get this year!
Let's be honest: we're the reason our parents drink. Why not make sure your dad has a bottle of quality bourbon in his liquor cabinet?
This Signature Barrel Strength Horse Soldier Bourbon from the real heroes of the movie 12 Strong is a smooth liquor with notes of caramel, honey, and butterscotch in a woody, clean bourbon. Created to be enjoyed Neat or On-the-Rocks, it could also be used to make Old Fashions or Manhattans.
Each label is made with steel recovered from 9/11 and this is one gift your father will be proud to display and say came from their favorite kid.
Take this gift up a notch by including a BenShot Rocks Glass for dad to enjoy it in!!
Everyone has the duffle-style range bag, but why not give your dad the ease of use that the Allen Arsenal Handgun Range Backpack gives users!?
With partitioned storage for up to four handguns, a zip-down workstation, and molded back panels with definitive ridging for cushioning heavy loads and promoting airflow, you'll make heading to the range painless and easy for your old man!
Does your father love to spend time outdoors? Well if he also loves cold sodas (Blatz) like my dad, the Grizzly 20 Cooler is a great gift!
Made in the USA by outdoor enthusiasts for outdoor enthusiasts, these coolers are designed to perform in even the roughest and most rugged backwoods camping setups.
Grizzly Coolers are made from rotationally-molded LLDPE plastic and designed to achieve even wall thicknesses for optimal durability and featuring BearClaw™ Latches require that keep a secure grip. Comes with a lifetime warranty and great customer service - what's not to love!?
A good number of concealed (and open) carry gun owners include a knife with their everyday carry (EDC) setup but when was the last time your dad updated his? With so many great options on the market, finding a new knife for dad might be hard but our favorite is the CRKT Provoke.
The first knife ever to feature Kinematic™ technology, it stays neatly tucked away in transit and comes to life when needed. User-friendly and wickedly powerful, this is a great gift for dads of any age!
Giving your dad the gift of peace of mind with a Membership to USCCA is always a great idea.
USCCA provides the most comprehensive self-defense education, training, and legal protection available! What's more, no matter what your budget, every membership includes the following:
If he doesn't already have it, I'm sure your dad would appreciate the peace of mind a USCCA Membership gives thousands of gun owners every day!
Update your dad's EDC flashlight with a Streamlight Microstream and prepare yourself for praise when he realizes you've eliminated his need to find the right size batteries to replace every few months!!
The Microstream is an everyday carry light that burns 250 lumens, has a run time of 3.5 hours (on low), and is USB rechargeable.
Why didn't we think of that?!
Help the big guy get his style on with a cool t-shirt from Grunt Style!
These shirts are stylish, fun, affordable, and come on - what guy doesn't like rockin' his dad bod a cool black t-shirt?!
Make handgun cleaning easy for him with the OTIS Elite cleaning system. This is one of those gifts every guy wants but never thinks to buy for himself.
The Otis Elite® delivers top-notch performance and durability to the avid gun user by ensuring a proper Breech-to-Muzzle® cleaning experience unique to the Otis® Brand. This universal gun cleaning kit comes complete with over 60 components for all rifles, pistols, shotguns and inline muzzleloaders, including a full Tactical cleaning kit all contained in a lightweight, portable case. Made in the USA and built to last, the Otis Elite® is the gift that keeps on giving!
Maybe your dad really does have everything (like mine!!!) so whether he's walking the aisle and sees a new gun he wants or a CrossBreed Holster he needs (HINT, HINT), giving him a gift card to tuck away in his wallet for anything that might catch his eye... and hide at least part of the cost from his wife.
We live our lives at a such a frantic pace these days and it seems like taking time to spend with our parents is always put on the back burner. Whether your dad is near or far, there's no greater gift than that of your undivided attention by taking some well-spent time catching up with him!
(ABOVE: Me and my dad, spending some quality time in the back 40 shooting guns. Thanks for teaching me gun safety and instilling in me a love of nature and shooting sports, dad!)
If you can't see him in person, consider FaceTiming or even just catching up on a phone call. Your time is the greatest gift your dad wants on Father's Day or any day of the year!
Whatever you choose to give or happen to get, CrossBreed Holsters wishes all the great dads out there an outstanding Father's Day!!
Jenn Jacques is the proud daughter of Peter DeJardin - a fierce defender of the Second Amendment, concealed carry advocate, hunter safety instructor, and an all-around great guy who raised his daughters to be responsible gun handlers, respectful of wildlife and conservation efforts, and cognizant of the fact that our freedoms are only one generation from extinction.
She is proud to be raising her three children, along with her husband John who is also an avid hunter, 2nd Amendment supporter, and amazing father, with those same values!