Thanks to Canadian photographer Nigel Lew of The Honest Romantic, we have the ideal Father’s Day gift guide for men who feel most at home when they’re taking on the world that lies beyond it. Rugged, slick and stylish, his selections are slated for adventure, exploration and being at one with the outdoors. Nigel also shares about the perseverance, character, guidance through life’s toughest situations, and other invaluable lessons he’s learned from the male figure in his life that he most looks up to!

Baby Nigel getting an early taste for outdoor adventure with his rad dad.


“Growing up, we were always outside on Father's Day, whether that meant driving out to the mountains for some hiking, fishing at the local lakes, or just being lazy in the backyard with a cold drink and the sizzle of the barbeque. Like my Father, I share a passion for the strength and beauty of the natural world, and seek to explore it at every opportunity: camping, bicycling, hiking, skiing, the lot!

Some of the most important life lessons I have ever learned were taught to me by my Dad: how important it is to always be prepared for the best and the worst situations; to be dedicated and persistent in pursuing my dreams and ambitions; and to always treat others how I would like them to treat me. With his unwavering support, I have learned what it means to be myself, and how necessary it is to stay true to what I love and believe in. Happy Father's Day, Dad!”

From sleek sunnies to the most practical outdoor gear here are Nigel's selections for Fatherʼs Day.



1. Helly Hansen Soft Shell Jacket
2. Tickets to His Favorite Band's Concert
3. Canvas Weekend Bag
4. Sage Neck Buff
5. Merrell Hiking Shoes
6. Persol Polarized Sunglasses
7. Fossil Utility Watch
8. Custom Fishing Lure
9. Tom Ford Hydrating Emulsion
10. Faber-Castell Ballpoint Pen


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