Courtesy of Leatherman
Designed for the backcountry, this handy leatherman has a firestarter, saw, and safety whistle in addition to the expected blade, pliers, and bottle opener. He can proudly display this limited edition on his belt in the woods and out thanks to the topography map decal on the blade and the sturdy green encasement.
Courtesy of Timberland
- Timberland Pro Helix HD Work Boots, from $170
A great pair of boots can make any job easier. The Helix HD from Timberland is designed to prevent fatigue, lock out moisture and debris, and keep feet safe without weighing them down. The boot comes in a soft toe for projects around the house and a composite capped toe built for the construction site.
Courtesy of Opinel
Courtesy of NEMO
Carve It Out
Keep dad’s hands busy beside the campfire. This kit has everything necessary to carve a wooden spoon, including a hook knife, straight blade, and folding saw, all wrapped up in a neat carryall. Simple instructions will turn any dad into a carver. Pair it with Heirloom Wood: A Modern Guide to Carving Spoons, Bowls, Boards, and other Homewares to give him more ways to use his new skills.
Courtesy of Patagonia
Help keep his one shirt that doesn’t have holes, paint, or stains clean with this hard-working hemp canvas apron. Two large pockets in the front and a chest utility pocket stow tools and parts while he’s in the thick of it.
Courtesy of Barebones Living
In Good Hands
From gardening to chopping wood, these timeless elkskin leather gloves are made to get more comfortable with each wear.
Courtesy of Sturdy Brothers
On a Roll
Handcrafted in Georgia, this waxed cotton canvas tool roll has seven pockets so dad can safely stow away the essentials. It’s easy to grab and toss in the car and keep everything organized once he starts working.
Courtesy of Sunex Tools
Best Seat in the House
He’ll never tinker in the garage the same again. This cushioned seat has a parts tray underneath to keep everything at hand while he rolls around on the smooth heavy-duty casters.
Courtesy of United By Blue
- United By Blue Gram Axe, $165
It’s tempting to just hang this beaut on the wall, but it would be a shame to waste its talents indoors. Made in North Carolina with American hickory, this hand painted axe is deft at chopping up firewood and clearing a campsite.
Courtesy of DEWALT
Projects around the house are a breeze with this lightweight, high-performance drill. The compact design makes it easier to fit in corners and small spaces, and the long-lasting battery means dad can finish the job without waiting for it to recharge.