Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Dad

Wondering what to get Dad for Father’s Day this year?

Not interested in getting him another necktie, bottle of cologne or pack of socks?

If Dad enjoys spending time outside in the backyard – or loves working in the garden – then why not get him an outdoor gift that he’ll love and use over-and-over again?

After all, Father’s Day falls right near the start of summer. It’s the perfect time to celebrate Dad while enjoying the great weather and beautiful sunshine.

Skip the shopping mall this year and visit us at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies. We’re certain to have a Father’s Day gift that’s truly a breath of fresh air.

High quality soil for plantsMix it up and give him topsoil

Yes, triple mix soil.

And no, you’re not giving Dad a bunch of dirt for Father’s Day.

Instead, you’re giving him a supply of nutrient-rich topsoil which he can use to keep his garden healthy and thriving all season long.

Which is perfect; especially if he’s an avid gardener.

You can arrange to have topsoil delivery straight to Dad’s house. Then, it’ll be ready for him to use whenever he wants to work in the garden.

New lawn tools

Are Dad’s garden tools as old as he is?

Or maybe, they’re even older.

Why not get him a brand new set of grass and turf tools, like:

  • Pruning shears
  • Spades
  • Hand shovels
  • Digging forks
  • Wheelbarrow

Now, Dad may not think he needs new lawn tools. But he’ll be surprised at just how quick he can get his yard work done when he has brand new tools in his hands.


After you celebrate Father’s Day, enjoy the evening with Dad in the backyard, surrounded by a supply of fresh firewood that you gave him.

By giving Dad firewood for Father’s Day, he won’t have to worry about picking it up himself. If Dad loves entertaining, he’ll really appreciate this gift.

Plus, he may have some firewood left over to bring inside and use in the fireplace during those cold Southern Ontario nights.

If Dad has a preference, you can get him firewood in the following varieties:

  • Birch
  • Hickory
  • Oak
  • Cherry

Plants to keep the mosquitoes away

As tough as Dad is, even he hates swatting away bugs while relaxing in the backyard.

If Dad loves to garden, why not give him plants that look good and also keep away pesky mosquitoes.

Mosquito-repellent plants include:

  • Citronella
  • Horsemint
  • Catnip

Is there a tomato garden in Dad’s backyard? If so, then get him some marigolds to plant. Not only will they keep the mosquitoes away, but they’ll also provide added protection for your tomatoes against bugs.

Happy Father's Day from all of usHappy Father’s Day from Van Beek’s Garden Supplies

To all the Dads out there, we want to wish you a Happy Father’s Day. And we want to say thank you – for all that you do.

This year, make Father’s Day truly unique by giving him outdoor-themed gifts that he’ll enjoy. Not just on Father’s Day – but every day too.

Unsure where to start? Contact us at Van Beek’s Garden Supplies today and let us know what you have in mind for Dad. We’re certain to have the right outdoor gift for you to give this year.