This week at the Ranch: Father’s Day Gift Guide

When you live out in the mountains, giving Dad a tie for Father’s Day just doesn’t work. So, we thought we’d put together a gift guide for those of you who want to give Dad something that speaks more to his outdoorsman side. Here’s what we’re giving our dads this year:

Buff: From the fishing guides to the ski guides, anyone who spends time outdoors summer or winter can appreciate a good-looking Buff. They come in so many different colors and patterns that you’re bound to find one that fits Dad’s personality. A Buff is great for pesky bugs, sun protection, or warmth.

Beer: Chol recommends Great Divide Brewing Company’s “Roadie Grapefruit Radler,” an easy-drinking, citrusy, and refreshing ale, not high in alcohol and a perfect accompaniment to your sack lunch on the river while fly fishing.

Leatherman: Another gift that works for all kinds of guys from ranch hands to wranglers, these handy multi-tools are so practical, fun, and just plain cool.

Smartwool or Darn Tough socks: There’s a little debate here as to which sock is the better product. Many of us lean towards Smartwool as the company is local and they have so much more than just socks. But Darn Tough socks are exactly what their name says—they last forever! Put the dress socks and white cotton socks aside and get Dad a pair of quality technical socks for hiking, biking, skiing, and more.

Tender belly bacon: Nothing says “I love you, Dad” like a Bacon of the Month club membership from Tender Belly bacon. You don’t have to wait until your next VVR vacation to enjoy this decadent bacon.

More than anything, spend time with Dad.  That is the best gift any of us can give our dads.  Happy Father’s Day!