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With Father´s day around the corner (15th of June) we have rounded up some great gift ideas for the "old man". We have made a list of some great gift suggestions, from gifts for the drink connoisseur, the gadget lover, the Do-It Yourselfer, to the Outdoorsman and Sportsman. Check out the photos and product details below...
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Lotus Belle are makers of beautiful handmade glamping tents, combining the best qualities of the bell tent and the yurt. Made from high-quality canvas the tents are waterproof and feature zipable mesh windows and mesh screens that make it virtually insect proof. The Tent is available in 13ft or in 16ft, and is customizable on request, you can can attach a swamp cooler for the heat or a wood burning stove for the colder months. The tents are perfect for use as a guest-house in your garden, a yoga room, or for festivals like Burning Man. [scouted by Freddy]

Available at the Lotus Belle website or from their Etsy online store.
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Tentsile first caught the public´s attention with the very popular Stingray Tree Tent, conceived as a treehouse that you can take with you to just about any place. Now the Tentsile team have presented the Connect Tree Tent, the ultimate 2 person portable treehouse tent capable of connecting to other Connect tents to create one massive super tree tent with additional central communal space! All Tentsile tents can also be set on the ground, but you won´t have the same piece of mind with it set high above and away from wetness, bugs and other creepy crawlers. watch the video
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Heimplanet first caught the public´s attention with the very popular "Cave Tent”, they have now introduced the multi-purpose Mavericks, a geodesic inflatable tent especially designed for extreme conditions. With more than 13 square meters of interior area and a height of 2 meters, it offers space for up to 10 people to sleep with equipment, making this a perfect expedition tent. Mavericks is extremely wind stable, in fact Heimplanet claims that it is the most wind-resistant tent in the world, capable of withstanding gales of up to 180kph. The key to its structural integrity is the innovative IDG (Inflatable Diamond Grid) technology and the patented Multi Chamber Safety System that can be inflated  by a single person in no time. Included are the air frame, tent skin and carry bag.
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Poler have introduced the "Le Tente”, a heavy duty waterproof canvas rooftop tent. The two man tent attaches to standard rooftop bars and includes aluminum poles and a retractable ladder, a queen size foam mattress and plenty of ventilation to keep you cool on your next adventure. watch the hilarious informational video
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No more deadline anxiousness, presentation panic, or worrying about an electricity cut in the office. Canadian creative studio Phoenix has come up with a simple way to make your office hours easier: The Survival Kit. Available in three packages, The Overtime: inside you´ll find everything you need to overcome the task at hand, from a stress ball, "do not disturb” badges, peanut butter energy bars, a guide of tricks to keep you calm… The Presentation: with everything you need to look stylish and professional in front of your client, it contains bow ties, a laser pointer, deodorant, a book about "the art of convincing”… and The Power Outage: with everything you need to pass the time, to keep warm and out of the dark, contains stuff like a pair of wool socks to keep you warm, candles, a card deck, and an harmonica to add some life in the office whilst you wait for the power to come back. [Thanks Luis!]
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SaddleBaby is a unique and simple product that enables parents to carry their children on their shoulders hands-free. In today´s busy multitasking world we live in, we need our hands always available, to hold bags, dog leashes, cell-phones, cameras… so how do you hold your child´s ankles whilst carrying them on your shoulders? SaddleBaby uses strong Velcro straps and adjustable buckles to secure your child safely to your shoulders, and a comfortable and stable cushioned seat ads extra comfort for your young one, and your shoulders on those long hauls. watch the video

Available for purchase in Europe here
Also check out the very cool Piggyback Rider

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Eva Solo´s new sleek To Go Grill is perfect for picnics in the woods, on the beach or using on the balcony. The stylish and portable grill is made from enameled steel and features silicone handles that stay cool, even when the grill is hot.  The grill is supplied with a practical nylon strap for holding the various parts together when it is being transported or stored. via watch the video
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Best Made Company is dedicated to outdoor products that are timeless and can pass down for generations. Their classic First Aid Kits are securely packed in sturdy metal boxes that are dust and moisture resistant and come equipped with indispensable life-saving contents. The sleek box is available in either small or large, and features hanging brackets for hanging on your cabin wall.

Metal First Aid Kit [small] - $48 
Metal First Aid Kit [large] - $89 
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Grilliput is a lightweight, portable grill that can be easily broken down to stow compactly. Made from durable stainless steel, the grill is perfect for outdoor minimalists that want to pack light, all the components fit snugly inside a screw top tube you can easily carry in your pocket or backpack. If you have extra space, you can also take along the Grilliput Firebowl, a compact firebowl that folds up into a small space and can also be used to store your charcoal or wood.

Available for purchase in Europe here 
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Winner of the prestigious Red Dot award, the Pop Up Grill is a transportable and collapsible grill that was conceived as a sustainable alternative to disposable grills. The clever design allows it to be easily assembled and folded, it features 3 legs offering stability even on an uneven surface. It can be used with charcoal, briquettes or over an open fire. Also included are a carrying case with handle and a detachable shoulder strap for easy transport.

Available for purchase in Europe here 
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The Stinky Candle company was set up by Jeff Bennett after he got fed up of all the feminine candle smells like the usual vanilla, lavender and shea butter scents, so he created a range of masculine odors such as petrol and cash! The unusual Chicago start-up currently has 32 unique and bizarre varieties including bacon scent, hemp scent, fish scent, new car scent, gasoline, wet grass, car exhaust, fast food, and body odor! The candles are priced between $6 to $8, and for the less adventurous you´ll also find some less-crazy scents such as baby powder, fresh linens, cotton candy and toothpaste. Well, we can´t imagine anyone wanting a living room smelling like urine or body door, but these will definitely make an original and fun gift idea.
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Philips have created a stylish beehive that allows you to become a beekeeper inside your own house! The unconventional Urban Beehive consists of two parts, a tinted glass shell that houses the honeycomb frames and a flower pot with an entry passage to the glass vessel. You can then harvest the honey produced, simply pull on the smoke actuator chain to calm the bees before it is opened. Besides allowing us a glimpse into the fascinating world of these industrious creatures in action, the beautiful concept contributes to the preservation of the species and encourages the return of the urban bee. 
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Mini Museum is a new project currently taking Kickstarter by storm. Each mini museum is a handcrafted, individually numbered limited edition, portable collection of authentic and iconic curiosities carefully encased in resin, such as a piece of Lunar rock, T-Rex tooth, dinosaur egg, a piece of a palm tree from Antarctica, a piece of a meteorite, mammoth hair, a mount Everest rock, a piece of coal from the Titanic wreck, even a piece of dinosaur dung! Each mini museum is individually numbered and available in three sizes, small(11 specimens) medium(22 specimens) and large (33 specimens). Check out the full list of specimen after the jump... watch the video
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The Furies by Base Camp X is a smart knife set that exudes rustic charm, a must for all outdoorsmen. The collection of 3 forged high carbon steel knifes comes wrapped in a beautifully hand crafted roll of heavy canvas and oiled leather, an internal flap secures the knifes handles and point pockets hold the knifes blades in place keeping the Furies secure while stowed. The entire set is then bound with two oiled leather straps.
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Zeus by Quirky is a shovel, brush and ice scraper in one. It features a handle that can be extended to form a full-sized shovel, a detachable snow brush, and the high-impact head can be used as a blade to remove ice from the glass. The size is perfect to fit in the car or jeep and is very handy for any unexpected situation. It even features emergency reflectors on the ergonomic handle, to protect you from oncoming dangers. watch the video

Also by Quirky, check out the Thor ice scraper.
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Baracook is an award wining, revolutionary way to cook, it let´s you cook anytime, any place without fire, gas, or electricity! The innovative flameless cooking system utilizes non toxic, self-heating pads. Usage is very simple, place the self-heating pad in the container and add water, then add your food and close the box. After 15 minutes of cooking, the dish is hot and ready to eat! The perfect companion for any adventurer on the go. watch the video
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The Fire Box Grill by Vargo is ideal for backpackers that need to travel light, it folds flat for easy transport and storage. Made from titanium, the ultralight grill features a hinged grate and panel system providing easy setup. Simply lift the grate, add your fuel, and you´re ready to cook. A Nylon carrying case is included.

Also available in a cheaper Stainless Steel version
Purchase it in Europe here
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