Calling all adventurous and outdoorsy guys – I’m confident that once you read the following list of gifts, you’ll find something that really floats your boat. So, the next time someone asks what you want for your birthday – for Father’s Day – for Christmas, you’ll know exactly how to answer.
ROCK CLIMBING COURSE
Ramp up your favorite guy’s rock climbing experience with an outdoor course taught by a pro at Rock About Climbing Adventures. Here in the Austin area, he can choose to learn at Enchanted Rock, Reimers Ranch or the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Fees start at $100 for a group lesson, with gear included. Go here to book a course.
HILL COUNTRY GOLF PACKAGE
What outdoorsy guy wouldn’t like to swing a club on 200 beautiful acres at the Hill Country Golf Club in San Antonio? Located at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa, this golf club is nationally acclaimed and offers a well-equipped stay-and-play package that might just have your guy’s name written all over it. Book a package here.
Photo courtesy Hill Country Golf Club
If your guy loves being on the water but doesn’t want to own a boat, pull a boat or store it, you can be sure he will love a membership at the Nautical Boat Club. They provide everything needed for boating fun. All your guy has to do is choose the boat, select the water toys, and throttle up. Check out all the details here, then be prepared for the W.O.W.
Photo courtesy Nautical Boat Club
HIKING SHOES AND GEAR
If your outdoor enthusiast has gotten into hiking all the trails around Austin, surprise him with a new pair of shoes and some fun hiking gear. Voted number one by the hikers at Outdoor Pursuits, this pair will take him miles and miles across Texas. Don’t forget socks, a water bottle (my son’s current fave), and a pair of these sunglasses voted number one by Men’s Health Magazine.
RENT A HARLEY FOR A DAY
Take a scenic drive through the Texas Hill Country on a three-wheel motorcycle from EagleRider Rentals and Tours. No need to buy one, though. Just rent it for the day! Pack a picnic basket and rev it up with a Texas day-trip adventure to remember. Click here to reserve something pretty fancy.
Photo courtesy MotorcycleUSA.com
VIRTUAL SKYDIVING EXPERIENCE
This is one case when virtual reality is probably just f-i-n-e. It’s safe, there’s no propeller involved, and nobody risks breaking a bone when you skydive at iFly. Book an experience for your safety-conscious thrillseeker here.
HELICOPTER HOG HUNTING
This kind of experience brought thousands of dollars at a fundraiser we attended. Before you think it was us – it wasn’t, but I think every man in the place more than a tad bit intrigued. If your guy is the hunting type, and you don’t mind going whole hog, so to speak, this would be a deluxe surprise, no doubt. Book your hunt with Sky Hunter Outfitters here.
Photo courtesy Sky Hunter Outfitter
DEEP SEA FISHING IN GALVESTON
Take the whole family along, or let your man gather up some men-friends for a day of deep sea fishing with Get Hooked Fishing Charter. There’s nothing like bonding on a boat and reeling in a good catch. Unless, of course, you might rather bond over the red snapper ceviche at Rudy & Paco.
Photo courtesy Get Hooked Fishing Charter
While this post was written with adventurous and outdoorsy men in mind, I have a feeling that a lot of women might be pretty happy to tag along.
Encouraging intentional adventure, whether by land, by sea, or up in the air!