Best Summer Gifts for Men

Oh, how we love Summer! We live in a mountain state and Summer is so beautiful. We highlight Summer gifts and products that draw GUYs outdoors. Whether you're playing in the back yard or venturing out into the wilderness we think there's gear that's perfect for your activities.

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Treepod - Portable Tree House

Product Description

The TreePod Cabana offers a sleek, whimsical design that is ultimate in comfort. The mesh sides of the Cabana provide an open 360° view and airy space to relax. Whether set up indoors our outside, the Cabana makes you feel at home in any environment.

Product Details
  • ColorsIvory
  • Materials 

    Polyester Rope, Canvas, Steel

  • OriginImported

— Warranty: Manufacturer's 1 Year
— Mesh Sides
— 360° View
— Supports Up To 500 lb

Dimensions:
— 5 ft: 72"L x 60"W x 60"H
— 6 ft: 72"L x 72"W x 72"H

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Wise Owl Hammock

Camping

We camp a lot. For years the tent was the main source or protection at night. Now, the kids go for the hammocks nearly every time. They love them because they are very light, easy to carry in a pack and easy to set up. No more tent poles or hard ground to sleep on.

My daughter thinks sleeping over water is her new favorite thing. 

Back Yard

During the summer a hammock is left hanging in the trees. You'll see random bodies chilling in it throughout the day.

Recommendations:

  • get the bug net just in case - we had an incident one night with a kid getting eaten alive while asleep.
  • paracord and other webbing can be used if the straps don't reach
  • make sure the trees are thick enough
  • you can do double-decker hammocks but you might not see the kids all day
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Beach Canopy and Umbrella

We spend a ton of time at the ball fields and on the beach. We've tried a number of different shelters and umbrellas. This is the one. I'm surprised by how often we use it agains the surprise rain storm while at the ball fields.

Recommendations:

  • If possible, set it up so the wind doesn't grab it
  • When it's windy, use the tent pegs - avoid chasing it across the field
  • Take it to the soccer, baseball, lacrosse fields, etc.
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Traegar Smoker Grill

We have a number of family friends who use Traegers all the time. At family get-togethers we have some of the best meals! One of the GUYs cooks brisket and ribs. He smokes them for hours. I've seen him sitting in church with his phone checking in on the mobile thermostat. LOL

Another GUY only smokes salmon. He's a fishing guide and brings home Chinook and Kings all the time. No salmon tastes better than salmon smoked on a Traegar.

Traeger is synonymous with all things GUY. GUYs who love delicious smoked barbecue and who love to grill, anyway. If you know GUYs who love grilling (let’s be real, GUYs love grilling), one of the best gifts is a Traeger grill. It’s the creme de la creme of grills.

Grilling with wood pellets offers a superior taste to charcoal and gas, plus it’s significantly better for the environment. We love this product because the Traeger Pro Series 34 gives GUYS 6-in-1 cooking functionality: smoking, grilling, roasting, braising, baking, and barbecuing. The cooking surface is massive and the grill is easy to clean, as well.

This grill offers six cooking functions aside from grilling, including smoking, braising, and even baking. Any GUY will tell you that Traeger dominates when it comes to cooking “low and slow,” and the grills are very easy to use.

Why we recommend it: Traeger is legendary in the BBQ world, plain and simple. If you’re interested in cool gifts for men, your search stops here. A grill is a time-honored gift for men, but a Traeger puts you in a whole different class.

  • They make mobile thermostat adjusters for phone adjustments
  • Follow the safety guidelines to avoid fire and burns
  • Get the right size for your normal get-togethers
  • Try flavored pellets
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BBQ Grill Accessories

Every grill master needs a set of grilling tools for his backyard kitchen. We've researched and used a number of BBQ grilling kits. This one is one of the best values for the price.

It comes with everything you could need to grill meat and veggies. It even comes with skewers and drinking straws! We found the handles to be comfortable and the lengths are just right.

Recommendations:

  • grill safely
  • keep the accessories with the box they come in so they don't wander off
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Mountain Biking Hat

Bring me that downhill! If you love mountain biking or know someone who does, this is the cap for you! This mountain biking cap is embroidered and durable. It features a silhouette of a downhill mountain biker in action.

• 100% chino cotton twill
• Unstructured, 6-panel, low-profile
• 6 embroidered eyelets
• 3 ⅛” (7.6 cm) crown
• Adjustable strap with antique buckle
• Head circumference: 20 ½″–21 ⅝″ (50.8 cm–53.3 cm)
• Blank product sourced from Vietnam or Bangladesh

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Sailboat Baseball Cap

We have a friend who loves boats. His family owns a surf boat and he has people out on it all the time. They love to sail as well. We thought of him when we found this hat.

Recommendations:

  • Gift for a man who loves the water
  • Gift for summer activities
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Coleman Dome Tent for Camping

I am a Scoutmaster. My son wanted to get his Eagle Scout before he turned 13. That meant 20 campouts in nearly as many months. Whew!! I didn't want to use the expensive backpacking tent for car campouts. This is a great option to replace the backpacking tent or family tent.

This is a great basic tent and it often goes on sale. Two GUYs can set it up in 3-5 minutes. It's waterproof so it protects well against the elements.

Lately, when I go car camping, I take the cot. It fits great. The dark-room tech means you can sleep in. 

Cons:

  1. the fiberglass poles are cheap - I'm guessing the poles will need to be replaced soon
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Hiking Backpack - Medium

We spend a lot of time outdoors. We've tried dozens of bags and packs over the years. One thing we've learned: many of the highend packs are very overpriced. 

The G4Free hiking pack is priced just right for its quality, size, and features.

My son is an Eagle Boy Scout. He got his Eagle before age 13. We spent dozens of nights on the trail. This pack was perfect for his size and equipment needs. We now have two of them. It's hard to pass up such great value.

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GPS - Garmin

We love our ATVs. We spend a number of weekends trekking around our area exploring, camping, fishing, etc. We take the Garmin along to keep us on track. 

Garmin GPS devices are reliable. We typically use one when we're deep in the back country. Road and trails can get confusing in unknown surroundings. At least once during an exploratory outing we find ourselves backtracking to correct a wrong turn.

We have a friend who has the Garmin inReach Explorer. It connects to satelite communications to allow 2-way text messaging from just about anywhere. It's surprising how often we've used the texting features to let people know where we are and when we'll be home.

Recommendations:

  • bring the paper area trail map along as well
  • consider the 2-way satelite text version
  • predownload your maps
  • check the GPS location regularly in unknown territory
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Fitbit Smartwatch

The Charge 4 keeps track of virtually every fitness, health, and wellness metric imaginable. Aside from logging workouts and other activities, there are functions for heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and keeping a diary of what you eat and drink. It’s also waterproof and has built-in GPS.

Use built-in GPS to see your pace and distance on screen during outdoor runs, rides, hikes and more and see a workout intensity map in the app that shows your heart rate changes along your route. Track workouts in real-time with goal-based exercise modes. It’s swimproof and water resistant to 50 meters

Aside from providing workout metrics, the Charge 4 offers sleep tracking, food logging, a heart rate monitor, and more. Our favorite features are the Spotify integration, built-in GPS without needing your phone, and the fact that it’s waterproof. The Fitbit app is also extremely helpful.

Why we recommend it: This Fitbit is one of our top Christmas gifts for men because let’s face it, every GUY needs a bit of help keeping up with his goals. GUYs need accountability and the Fitbit Charge 4 offers exactly that, making it one of the best gifts for men who workout.

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RC Truck/Car

As a kid I wanted one of these so bad! I got one for my son to live vicariously :). What a blast!!!

We got it out of the box and in 30 seconds he had it on high speed and was a pro. He ran the wheels off of it. We took it to the softball diamonds and drifted it around continuously. We've had it on sand, grass, and forest floor as well as pavement. It handles all of them.

My son got into jumping it a bit but that wasn't a good idea. The shell cracked. Eventually the servo gave out. We bought a new servo (from the company) and brought it back to life. A relative got one and we raced them around a ton. 

Recommendation:

  • Get another battery or two
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Helmet - Unisex-Adult ATV/Motorcycle

We ride ATVs and motorbikes a lot! The need for a great helmet is not lost on our riders. This off-road bike helmet is a great looking safety accessory. We like the black because it matches any accessories and gear.

We had a friend get severely injured a couple of years ago on a motorcycle. His protective gear and some very astute friends and first responders saved his life. Having the right helmet and gear can make all the difference.

When shopping for safety equipment we always pay attention to the reviews. This helmet is very highly rated for function, fit and comfort. Besides being stylish, it seems to be very qualified for protection. 

Recommendation:

  • read up on the review on Amazon
  • get the right size - consider other gear you may wear often
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Golf Ball Marker Divot Tool - Personalized

Got a golf fanatic GUY in your life? A golf divot tool is one of the best gifts for him. This one actually goes one step further and is both a golf ball marker and divot tool. A genuine wood ball marker nests inside the alloy divot tool, held in place by a magnet. When a GUY needs to mark his ball, he simply slides it out.

We love to go golfing with the buddies. Spending an afternoon out on the links on a warm day is so refreshing. We recently golfed the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, the one with the floating green. What a great outing!

A guy we saw pulled out his personalized divot tool and it looked so classy. It's on the top of the gift list now for the golfers I know.

I think this golfing gift would be great for nearly any age GUY.

Recommendation:

  • match the GUY's car or home with the right wood selection 
  • black matches anything 
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Summer days in the sun are so inviting. Shop gifts and products for men to get outfitted with the right gear and supplies to keep you active.


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