Outdoorsy Father’s Day Gift Ideas From Wife or Partner 

Date: May 13, 2022
Category: Blog Houseboat Rentals

Father’s Day is right around the corner. Sure, you could go down the familiar gift-giving path of grabbing a new tie or power tool at the last minute, but why not give him what he really wants this year?

Truthfully, if your husband or significant other loves being outdoors, he would probably rather want to be gifted an adventure in nature over another new drill to add to his collection.

At Cottonwood Cove Resort & Marina, we’re here to help with a few of the best Father’s Day gift ideas from a wife, partner, child, or anyone else looking for the ultimate outdoorsy dad present.

Houseboat Rental

A trip out to the lake is nice, but depending on the lake, it might also be busy. There will be plenty of others taking up slices of sand on the beach, which means you’ll either need to arrive early, or drive way out just to have a few feet of waterfront access to yourself. Instead, why not cast off, away from the shore, and enjoy time on the water with your closest friends and family?

With a houseboat rental, he’ll have the best of everything. He’ll be out on the water, he won’t have to deal with crowds, and he can still take advantage of other activities on the boat, which can be anything from grilling, listening to a ball game, fishing, or spending time with you and the rest of the family.

Plus, with a houseboat rental, you won’t be limited to a few short hours on the water. You can schedule your Father’s Day gift to be all of Father’s Day weekend, the weekend after, or on a random date you know he’ll have time available. Sometimes just presenting him with a card that says you’ve reserved a houseboat for a weekend is enough to get him excited.

If you’re looking for unique dad gifts for that special someone, look no further than a houseboat rental at Cottonwood Cove.  

Fishing Gear

If the special man in your life loves to get outside and fish, fishing gear is a fantastic way to go. You can even combine fishing gear with a houseboat rental for an added surprise!

Before you head off to the sporting goods store it is recommended to have some basic knowledge of what kind of fishing he likes and also what kind of equipment he has. There’s a big difference between fly fishing and more traditional river fishing.

We would recommend sneaking into the garage or wherever he keeps his current gear and taking a few snaps with your phone. Try to include any brand names if you can. Then, when you head into the sporting goods store, have the images on you. A specialist in the fishing section will be able to assist you with determining what kind of equipment he has as well as what he might be interested in.

Sporting Goods Gift Card

Okay, so going the way of a gift card isn’t always the best option. And yet if you know he would love hiking or fishing or hunting gear but are not sure about the specifics, you’ll be better off investing in a gift card for a particular sporting goods store instead of taking a wild guess. It’s a fallback gift idea, but have you ever met someone who was disappointed at receiving a gift card? We didn’t think so.

Of course, you don’t have to limit yourself to a sporting goods store gift card. If he is looking for power tools, car accessories, or other items, don’t be shy shopping around for a gift card from those stores. Plus, with a gift card, there are options for every budget.


If he enjoys his time out on the water, why not consider investing in a kayak. There are kayaks available for every budget. There are kayaks designed for fishing, for leisure time out on a lake, or for speed. Some kayaks have onboard storage to hold fishing gear or refreshments. You can even find inflatable and foldable kayaks as well. This way, even if you live in an apartment or have absolutely no room in the house, there is still an option for you to consider.

Gifts From His Past

Chances are, he’s talked about activities from his past or items he once owned and absolutely loved. Maybe he had an action figure growing up that was his favorite but his parents sold it off in a garage sale.

Perhaps he had a Ninja Turtle’s pillow that was somehow lost during a move. Or he could have always wanted a rookie card of his favorite baseball player, but as a child he never had the money to afford it. Oftentimes, it is these little gifts that mean the most. You can find just about anything online these days, so you might be surprised how a simple gift can mean the world for a partner you care about.

Help With Creating the Perfect Father’s Day

Father’s Day doesn’t need to be a stressful time for you or for your partner. There are plenty of gift options for you to consider. Whether you’re looking at some gear to add to his fishing collection, power tools, a kayak, or even gift cards, you can grab these items from a local store or from several online retailers in the blink of an eye.

However, if you’re interested in creating the ultimate Father’s Day weekend and are interested in a houseboat rental, we are here to help.

Whether you want to schedule it specifically for Father’s Day weekend or a random set of days on the calendar, we are happy to help you and the special someone in your life celebrate Father’s Day in ways unlike any other year in the past. If you’re interested in learning more, give us a call or send us an email right on our website. We look forward to helping you plan a Father’s Day for the ages.