Father's Day Gift Guide

May 30, 2022 9 min read

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OK, so you absolutely aced it with the Mother's Day gift and now it's time to give Dad the attention he deserves. If we know dads, they want to relax and have their peace and quiet. Hammock Universe is here to help! We compiled an ultimate gift guide that is bound to make your life easier. Keep reading and find the perfect gift!

Why Do We Even Celebrate Father's Day?

Now, what kind of question is that? To honour them, of course! And to show them some love. Do you know how Father's Day was even born? It was actually suggested by a daughter! A quick history lesson incoming.

Back in 1909, there was a woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd from Washington. She and her five siblings were raised by her father, a Civil War veteran after their mother had died in childbirth. While listening to a sermon on Mother's Day, Sonora came up with an idea to create a holiday that would do the same and honour Fathers. So, she did, and the first Father's Day was celebrated on June 19, the month of her dad's birthday.

At first, it was a religious holiday, but now it's widespread among different cultures and religions and is celebrated on the third Sunday of June.

Gift Ideas For Father's Day

Did you know that one of the most popular gifts dads get is food and clothing?

To find a perfect, meaningful gift you have to put yourself into his shoes. Is there anything he wants? Is there anything he would like to try? What are his hobbies?

Is your dad a tech guy? Cool new speakers for when he's barbecuing or a smartwatch that will count his steps might be a nice option.

Is your dad into spending time outdoors? A new camping or fishing equipment might do the trick.

Sure, store-bought gifts are convenient and easy, but what you want to get for your dad should be a meaningful experience. And what's more meaningful than letting him enjoy a nice beer in the sun, while relaxing in his new favourite hammock?

Hammocks are a great Father’s Day gift idea because they let him enjoy some ‘me time’ outside. He can also get in some much-deserved R&R, and maybe even take afternoon naps on a comfortable, gently rocking hammock. Best of all, a new hammock will make your Dad feel appreciated since this gift shows that you care about him getting enough relaxation time.

Your dad already has a hammock? Great - that means you can get him some of our cool tools and accessories that would go great with it!

How To Choose The Best Hammock For Dad?

When shopping for hammocks for Father’s Day gifts, keep these tips in mind:

  • Set a budget. Your Dad probably doesn’t want you to blow a budget after buying his gift, so figure out a price range that is reasonable for you. And use this budget to help narrow down your search.
  • Understand his needs and hobbies. How your Dad enjoys spending his free time will help determine the best type of hammock for him. Does he like reading outdoors? Lounging in the backyard or by the pool? Or does he like to go hiking and camping?
  • Once you’ve figured out a budget and your Dad’s needs, you can now browse through hammocks to find the best hammock for Dad.


Mosquito Net Camping Hammock Nylon

The Camping Hammock – For the Outdoor Adventurer

Who needs a tent when you have the 210 D Nylon Mosquito Net Hammock? This is the must-have hammock for any dad who enjoys camping.

If your dad has never tried hammock camping before, but he loves spending time out in the wild, then this gift is a double-whammy. Once he tries hammock camping, he’ll likely never want to pitch a tent again.


Special Features

  • The No-See-Um Mosquito Mesh allows Dad to sleep outdoors without being an all-you-can-eat buffet for mosquitos, essentially replacing the need for a tent
  • Large bed—9 feet long by 4.5 feet wide—makes for a comfortable almost queen-size bed
  • So light—only 19 ounces. Dad can carry this hammock on long treks without getting winded
  • Folds into a small attached sack for easy packing—won’t take up valuable space in Dad’s backpack that could go towards other camping essentials, like beef jerky
  • Rip-proof material—in case Dad is a wee bit clumsy when handling his hammock
  • Quick-dry material makes it A-Okay for Dad to leave his hammock out in the rain without the worry of mold and mildew creeping in

Product Details

  • Price: CAD 59.97
  • Materials: Nylon 210D – Polyester Net or 210T Ripstop Polyester, quick-dry, weather-, mold-, and mildew-resistant
  • Available Colours: Dark green
  • Hammock Weight: 1.2 lbs
  • Hammock Length: 10.5 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Length: 9 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Width: 4.5 ft.
  • Weight Capacity: 300 lbs


The Colombian Hammock Hanging Chair - For The Dad Who Needs The Beach Vibe

Needs an exotic vacation but rather stays at home and keeps an eye on the lawn? If this sounds like your dad then this one is your go-to choice. But be careful, the whole family might fight over this one!

Special Features

  • Hand-crafted in Colombia - woven in the traditional Colombian style and made with top-quality materials to give Dad the taste of the Colombian jungle.
  • Out-of-this-world lounging experience - with an extra sturdy solid oak wood bar and its deluxe bed size, this hammock chair is designed for some serious tranquillity. Your Dad can enjoy his favourite book while laying down, or he can just, well, lie down and enjoy.
  • Easy installation - and easy to carry around. If your Dad gets sick of hanging outside and enduring the neighbours' jealousy, he can simply move it to the living room!

Product Details

  • Price: CAD 109.97
  • Materials: 75% Cotton - 25% Polyester Hanging Chair with Wood Spreader
  • Available Colours: Natural White, Yagua-Morada(striped blue-red), Giada (light blue), Ceara(striped colourful)
  • Hammock Weight: 6.0 lb
  • Hammock Chair Length: 5.9 ft.
  • Hammock Chair Width: 4.5 ft.
  • Weight Capacity: 330 lbs
  • Recommended Storage After Outdoor Use: Preferred  

The Rope Hammock – A Classic Hammock for Dad

You can’t go wrong when it comes to the classic Cotton Rope Hammock - Double. This comfortable and durable white rope hammock is sure to please dads of all kinds (and their companions too!).

If your dad is willing to share his new hammock, this hammock comfortably fits two people for a nice backyard cuddle underneath the trees.

Special Features

  • High-quality craftsmanship
  • Classic rope and spreader-bar style suits any backyard décor or outdoor space
  • Breathable natural cotton fibers let Dad feel a nice breeze on those hot summer days
  • Large bed and high weight capacity to fit two adults comfortably

Product Details

  • Price: CAD 114.97 
  • Materials: 3-ply twisted cotton rope and wood spreader bars
  • Available Colours: Natural white
  • Hammock Weight: 11 lbs
  • Hammock Length: 13 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Length: 7 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Width: 5 ft.
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Recommended Storage after Outdoor Use: Yes

Poolside | Lake Hammock With 3-Beam Stand

The Poolside Hammock With Stand – For A Simple, No-Fuss Hang

If you want your dad to enjoy all the benefits of a hammock without any of the work, then consider the Poolside | Lake Hammock With 3-Beam Stand for a Father’s Day gifts. Since this hammock comes with a supportive stand, the assembly is simple and won’t require Dad to haul out his toolbox.

To make things even easier, the Poolside | Lake Hammock is made of quick-dry water-resistant material, so Dad can hang it by the pool, lake, or in the backyard, and won’t have to pack it up when it rains.

Special Features

  • Double hammock with sturdy spreader bars and a large enough bed and weight capacity to fit two adults
  • Easy set up so Dad can spend more time in his new hammock and less time trying to hang it up
  • Quick-drying Textilene material is soft on the skin and will quickly dry after Dad goes for a swim or leaves it out in the rain
  • The large 15-foot 3-beam stand is easy to assemble and can be used to support any spreader-bar hammock

Product Details

  • Price: 359.94 CAD
  • Materials: Textilene fabric, wood spreader bars, and steel stand
  • Available Colours: Red, sawgrass, blue and white stripes, sand patterns, and light-blue patterns
  • Hammock & Stand Weight: 68.2 lbs
  • Hammock Length: 13 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Length: 6.6 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Width: 4.6 ft.
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Stand Length: 15 ft.
  • Stand Base Width: 4 ft.

XL Thick Cord Mayan Hammock with Bamboo Stand

Mayan Hammock With Stand – The Complete Package for the Dad Who Has It All

Looking for something extra special for the man who has it all? Well, look no further. The XL Thick Cord Mayan Hammock with Bamboo Stand is one special hammock and stand combo.

The hammock itself is handmade by Mayan artisans who use the traditional Mayan diamond-stitch pattern. The result is strong extra-thick cotton threads that are soft and oh-so-comfortable.

Dad can easily set up this hammock with its luxurious bamboo stand. This solid, natural multi-ply bamboo stand is strong, durable, and eco-friendly.

To top it off, the large family-sized hammock can hold up to 500 lbs, so Dad can cuddle in the hammock with Mom, the grandkids, and maybe even you! 

Special Features

  • Extreme comfort with the extra-soft thick-cord Mayan design
  • The XL bed is large enough to stretch out or hang in with the entire family
  • Easy setup with the stand, giving Dad more time for relaxing
  • Bamboo stand is waterproof, humidity-resistant, and rot-resistant
  • The stand is stronger than hardwood, birch, and cypress
  • The Stand is also natural (not stained) and eco-friendly

Product Details

  • Price: CAD 609.94 
  • Materials: Cotton cord with nylon end strings and eco-friendly solid multi-ply bamboo board
  • Available Colours: Hot colours, forest green, and natural white
  • Hammock & Stand Weight: 98 lbs
  • Hammock Length: 15 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Length: 7 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Width: 6.6 ft.
  • Weight Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Stand Length: 14.5 ft.
  • Stand Base Width: 3.8 ft.

Quilted Fabric Hammock - Deluxe - For Dad's Ultimate Relaxation In The Shade

This one is for your favourite lovebirds! Let Dad and Mom relax in this two-people quilted soft hammock. If your dad is still as in love with mom as the first day they met, he sure won't mind sharing his new favourite toy!

Special features

  • Durable - the quick-dry, polyester fabric makes this hammock a great choice for the outdoors, regardless of the weather conditions!
  • Secure and easy to handle - a series of heavy-duty, zinc-coated grommets tightly secure the polyester ropes to the wood spreader bars on this hammock. That way, the hammock is sturdy, secure and easy to get in and out!

Product Details

  • Price: CAD 199.97
  • Materials: Polyester with Poly-fill Fibre + Wood Spreaders
  • Available Colours: Country Beige, Green-blue-grey-white stripes, Blue-white patterns, green-blue-light blue-lime stripes
  • Hammock Weight: 17.6 lbs
  • Hammock Length: 13 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Length: 6 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Width: 4.5 ft.
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Recommended Storage After Outdoor Use: Yes

Polyester Rope Hammock - For the Elegant Dad

Ready to completely spoil your dad? This is the one. If your dad is one of those people that always try to keep up with the times and loves spending time outdoors while flashing his new purchase - the polyester rope hammock is the gift you were looking for. With its amazing sturdiness and two colour options that go great with each outfit your dad has in store, we're confident you might just win this year's Father's Day!

Special features

  • Elegant but comfortable - we don't like making you choose. Your dad deserves the best of both worlds, and you're here to provide that for him!
  • Weather and stain resistant - so your dad doesn't have to worry about spilling his favourite drink all over his new backyard accessory!

Product Details

  • Price: CAD 199.97
  • Materials: Soft-Spun Polyester with Wood Spreaders
  • Available Colours: Cream, Coffee
  • Hammock Weight: 15.4 lbs
  • Hammock Length: 13 ft.
  • Hammock Bed Length: 6+ ft.
  • Hammock Bed Width: 4.48 ft.
  • Weight Capacity: 450 lbs
  • Recommended Storage After Outdoor Use: Yes

What To Do On Father's Day?

If you're not really into gift-giving and decided you want to spend more time with your dad this year, don't worry - we have something for you too! Sometimes it's hard coming up with ideas you'll both love, so here's something to get the brain motors running - maybe it'll serve as an inspiration!

Go On A Road Trip

A road trip to a place he always wanted to visit would definitely be a game-changer, but It doesn't even have to be a big one! A one-day Sunday road trip to the place he loved taking you hiking, blowing off some steam in a spa, or just a regular drive-around-until you-find-the-coolest-lookout-to-share-a-beer spot might make help him relax and enjoy his day.

Go Camping! Or Fishing - whatever he likes most!

How long has it been since your last camping or fishing trip? Why not remind him of the awesome time you guys used to have by the camping fire? Now, instead of scary stories, you can have an open conversation about life in general. Or just joke around, you do you.

Prepare A Scavenger Hunt With The Highlights of His Fatherhood

This one might take some time to assemble, but it would be 100% worth it. Compile your favourite memories with your dad and tie them to the places you shared special moments. Bonus points if it's combined with a road trip!

Whatever gift or activity you choose, we're sure it'll be the perfect one. After all, you know your dad the best!

Hammock Tree Straps - 21 Multi-Loop Adjustment System
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Hammock Drink Holder
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Polyester Rope Hammock - Soft-Woven Deluxe
Hammock Universe
$209.97 CAD$199.97 CAD
Poolside | Lake Hammock with 3-Beam Stand
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$349.94 CAD
Quilted Hammock - Deluxe
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$209.07 CAD$179.97 CAD
Protective Hammock Sock - 70D Ripstop Nylon
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XL Thick Cord Mayan Hammock with Bamboo Stand
Hammock Universe
$859.94 CAD$709.94 CAD
Poolside | Lake Hammock with Bamboo Stand
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$809.94 CAD$749.94 CAD
Quilted Hammock - Deluxe - OPEN BOX
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Cotton Rope Hammock - Double
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Eco-Friendly Hammock Tree Straps with Heavy Duty Carabiners
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Mosquito Net Hammock 210T
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