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Father's Day Gifts For Every Type Of Outdoorsy Dad

With Father's Day on the horizon, now is the perfect time to consider the best ways to celebrate all the dads in your life. Whether you want to make your own dad feel special, or you're shopping for your partner's first Father's Day, this holiday gives you an excuse to spoil the guys that you love the most.

Here's the thing about dads, though: They can be notoriously difficult to shop for, especially when their interests don't translate into buyable gifts, their tie collections are already too big for their closets, and they pull the dreaded "don't get me anything" classic Dad line.

So what's a gal to do in the 11th hour, when Father's Day is fast approaching and you *still* have no ideas on your gift list?

We teamed up with Columbia to create the ultimate gift guide for all active dads, whether they prefer the woods, the golf course, or the beach. And bonus: Since we believe that you deserve a reward after all this gifting, we included a bonus guide so you can get yourself geared up and ready to join Dad on his next adventure.

Read on for some serious gift-spiration, no matter what type of dad you're shopping for.

If you're shopping for the mountain man...

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There's a certain type of dad out there — you know the one. He's happier getting lost in the woods than he is watching the game or lounging by the pool. He lives for scaling mountains and off-the-grid camping trips, and his life goal is to teach his family how to make a fire without a match — one of these days it'll happen!

Help him strengthen his gear game by investing in clothes, accessories, and electronics that'll keep him safe and warm against the elements, and will hold up no matter how many epic trips he puts them through.

(Clockwise from top left):

Trail Elite 22L Backpack

Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Tracker

Men’s Rockwell Falls™ Casual Windbreaker

Men’s Newton Ridge™ Plus II Waterproof Hiking Boot

Men’s Pilsner Peak™ IV Long Sleeve Shirt

If you're shopping for the sports lover...

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When it comes to sports fan dads, there are two camps. There's the dad who spends game day maxing and relaxing on his recliner with a remote in one hand and a plate of wings in another, and then there's the dad who'd rather be a participant than a spectator.

If the dad you're shopping for falls into the second category, do him a favor and refresh his activewear collection with stylish performance pieces — like a breathable polo or hybrid sneakers for wet and dry conditions — that'll help him play AND look his best.

(Clockwise from top left):

Men’s Thistletown Ridge™ Polo

Lifetime Freestyle XL™ 98 Stand-Up Paddleboard

Columbia Mesh™ Tree Flag Ball Cap

Beach Defense® Water + Sun Protection Sunscreen Spray

Men’s Drainmaker™ IV Shoe

If you're shopping for the beach bum...

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The beach bum dad is unique in that he's a lover of all things sun and sand, but he isn't the type to lounge, sunbathe, and indulge in a bestseller. He's a sportsman who sees the ocean as the ultimate playground, so why not gift him something that helps him live his best life on the high seas?

Choose a shirt that'll keep him cool while blocking UV rays and preventing sunburn (dads love a good multi-tasking product), or some stain-repellent shoes with traction for those long days spent on the fishing boat.

(Clockwise from top left):

PFG Mesh Fish Flag Ball Cap

Men’s Silver Ridge™ 2.0 Multi Plaid Short Sleeve Shirt

Penn Spinfisher VI combo

Men’s Bahama™ Vent PFG Shoe

Men’s Southridge™ Yarn Dye Short Sleeve Shirt

Now, go with him!

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Now that you've settled on the perfect gift (or gifts!) that'll show your favorite dad just how much he means to you, it's officially time to treat yourself.

Indulge in some chic and sporty sunglasses or a fresh pair of hiking boots, so next time Dad's heading off on an adventure and asks you to join, you won't have to think twice before grabbing your gear and going.

(Clockwise from top left):

Women’s Columbia Mesh™ Hat

Women’s Summer Time™ Hoodie II

Firecamp Sunglasses

Flip Top Tritan 750ML Bottle

Women’s Newton Ridge™ Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boot

This post is sponsored by Columbia.