Outdoor Gifts For Adventurous, Outdoorsy People: Get Any Of These, They’ll Love You Forever!

Cool & unique gifts for outdoorsy people (women, men, and couples!) - adventure gear gift ideas for Christmas, birthdays, mothers' and fathers' days!

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Do you have someone in your life that loves spending time outdoors or is in a place in their life where they’re seeking more outdoor adventures? If so, you have come to the right place, this post is packed with outdoor gifts for men, women, and couples.

From camping gear to outdoor games, we’ve got you covered.

So, whether your loved one is an avid camper, hiker, trail runner, or just enjoys spending time in nature, we have the perfect adventure gifts for them.

Do they love camping? Our Best Camping Gifts For Outdoor Lovers is a must-read too!

Right then, let’s help you discover some perfect outdoor gift ideas!

NOCS binoculars

Nocs Binoculars

One of the best gifts for nature lovers is a means for them to be able to see more nature!

A good quality pair of binoculars are a great thing to take camping, hiking, or backpacking, as they can use them at night for stargazing, as well as during the day to check out the area’s birds and other wildlife.

Binoculars are also a great gift for children and younger campers who are interested in nature and activities such as bird watching.

These Nocs’ Binoculars are waterproof, rugged, have high-quality optics, and come with a lifetime warranty – while still coming in at a great budget-friendly price point.

Learn more about these binoculars and see more images in our Nocs binoculars review.

Nebula Capsule projector outdoor gift ideas

Nebula Capsule Portable Projector

This portable projector from Nebula unleashes a world of entertainment possibilities when camping or traveling.

The Capsule allows you to hold movie night in the backyard, at the campsite, or even on the beach. And because it’s the size of a 330ml soda can, you can easily slip it into your backpack when traveling.

This portable projector has a 100 ANSI lumen bulb that’s capable of projecting a picture of gigantic proportions—100″ to be exact, and when you think about a 100″ tv, that’s huge!

To learn more about this wondrous camping gadget, visit the Capsule product page.

On Cloud 5 Best On Shoes for everyday

On Cloud 5

Why not gift a pair of the most comfortable shoes for daily lifestyle wear? Regular visitors to our site will likely have read one of our On Running shoe reviewswe have the largest collection of comprehensive On Running shoe reviews on the web, after all!

Their flagship sneaker for everyday lifestyle wear is the On Cloud 5. These lightweight, slip-on, ultra-comfortable shoes are perfect for everyday wear.

Many people who spend much of their day on their feet (whether for work or for fun) swear by them – including myself of course! Visit on-running.com to see the colorways currently available.

To learn more about why I love wearing these daily lifestyle shoes, read my On Cloud review next.

Biolite CampStove 2 backpacking stove unique gift ideas for people who love camping

BioLite CampStove 2+

An electricity-generating wood camp stove for the gadget-loving camp cooks. This wood stove not only provides a heat source and means to cook camping meals / making hot drinks, but it also generates electricity, allowing you to power a light, or charge phones and other small gadgets.

Outdoor enthusiasts of all levels will appreciate how unique this camping stove is. This is one of those outdoor gifts for those who love innovative gadgets and also enjoy a classic wood-burning camp stove as opposed to gas alternatives.

For other lightweight and packable camp stoves, also check out our backpacking stoves buyer’s guide for more camping gift ideas.

national park playing cards

National Park Playing Cards

Any outdoor lover will enjoy receiving these National Park playing cards.

The thing that makes playing cards such great gifts for outdoor lovers is that they bring people together.

You can play cards on a camping trip or in your living room and you’ll get to spend quality time with your loved ones while playing games.

The young outdoor enthusiasts in the family will love learning about all the beautiful US National Parks too.

These playing cards make excellent stocking fillers due to their very affordable price of $16.95.

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Are you looking for a gift for a dog mom or dog dad? Or an adventure-loving dog? Read best gifts for adventurous dogs (and their owners), next!

Caldera Lab Black Friday alt 2

Caldera + Lab’s The Good

If a man in your life spends a lot of time outside in the elements, like I do, then check out Caldera + Lab – a premium vegan organic skincare company with a difference.

I never realized I needed these products until I tried their flagship product ‘The Good’ for 30 days. I’m still using their products 2 years later and it’s just as well with all the outdoor adventures I put my skin through.

I use their full 3 stage regimen daily which consists of a facial cleanser, moisturizer, and multifunctional serum, and swear by it for keeping my skin in good condition – essential with all the outdoor sports I do.

Their eye serum is also the only one I’ve discovered that actually seems to work, and that doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.

To learn more about Caldera Lab’s The Good, and The Eyecon eye serum read my in-depth Calder Lab review of my 30-day testing period as an outdoorsy person who needs to take care of my skin.

MIDLand X TALKER T71VP3 TWO WAY RADIO Best Camping Gifts

Midland X-Talker Two-Way Radio

There are so many potential uses for a pair of quality two-way radios, not to mention for staying in touch and safety when in the backcountry with little to no cell signal.

These weather-resistant Midland two-way radios are great for hiking, skiing, boating and other adventurous activities!

This particular model, the Midland X-Talker T71VP3, has a range of up to 38 miles, 22 main channels (plus 14 extra channels), 5 call alerts and other features including silent operation, auto squelch, weather scan and rechargeable batteries (included). They will also operate using 3x AA batteries.

For emergency preparedness, also check out Midland’s crank, USB and solar-chargeable emergency radio – another very cool gadget!

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Bote inflatable corn hole bag toss

Inflatable Cornhole / Bag Toss Game

Outdoorsy women and men always love competing at a classic game of cornhole or bag toss while camping or simply enjoying time in the backyard.

This inflatable bag toss game from BOTE is awesome because it can be stored away in a bag when not in use.

We playing cornhole but finding a place to store the cumbersome boards after a game is always a problem – this wonderful gift for your outdoorsy friend solves that problem.

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A Leatherman Multi Tool

If you’re looking for a personalized gift for women or men that will endure, be used plenty, and last for years to come, then a personalized multi-tool is a great option.

As outdoor lovers ourselves, we’re big fans of US brand Leatherman’s range of multi-tools, they’re such excellent quality and come with so many options so you can truly find the right spec tool for your (or your gift recipient’s) lifestyle.

My ‘Trail & Kale’ customized Leatherman is a Stars & Stripes / Trail & Kale special edition and looks, in my opinion, amazing!

Read our Leatherman reviews: Leatherman FREE P4 Review / Leatherman Surge Review / Leatherman Signal Review

OR Tundra Aerogel Booties Best Down Booties for Camping

Outdoor Research Tundra Booties

A more budget-friendly gift for outdoorsmen and women for someone who always has cold feet. How about some warm camp booties?

The beauty of a pair of down (or synthetic alternative) camping booties is that they’re just as useful at home as they are at a campsite or in a camper van.

Helen loves these booties from Outdoor Research, which come in men’s and women’s sizes, are puffy like an insulated jacket.

They are comfortable, lightweight, booties for camping (or keeping cozy at home) that feature a high ankle, breathable outer shell, and anti-slip soles.

For other warm puffy slipper and bootie options, check out our camp booties buyer’s guide.

Aventon Sinch ebike

Aventon Sinch Folding EBike

Aventon named this ebike the Sinch for good reason, it’s foldable, portable, storable, powerful, comfortable, and ready for any adventure you’re planning.

The Sinch folding electric bike will fit in a closet or under a desk, and easily in the trunk of a car or a camper van / RV. It has a powerful motor, a stealthily integrated battery, and a very intuitive color display for real-time riding data.

It also has 5 levels of pedal assist and here’s the fun part… A THROTTLE for moving without peddling! The 4″ fat tires and a front suspension fork make this e-bike capable of cruising pavements or trails!

The Sinch is the most expensive gift on this list but one of the best gifts for outdoor lovers because it can take you anywhere with its awesome fat tires and portable folding frame.

Right now Aventon is offering $250 OFF your order when you buy two e-bikes (lucky couples) and use the code BUYTWOSAVE250.

Read our recent Aventon ebike reviews here: Aventon Aventure Review: the all-terrain beast / Aventon Soltera Review: The stylish, lightweight commuter

Sea to Summit Ultra Sil Dry Day Pack cool gifts for adventurous men and women

Sea To Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Day Pack

For the loved one who enjoys camping, traveling or generally being active, this ultra-packable day pack from Sea to Summit is another great budget-friendly gift for outdoorsy people.

What makes this daypack particularly great for short hikes and even just using it every day to get shopping or head to the gym, is that when it’s not in use it packs down to the size of a tennis ball, and it only weighs 3.8oz when empty!

Oh, and did we mention – it’s also waterproof – which is a pretty rare feature when it comes to backpacks. This is a great backpack to stuff into a duffel and take off on an adventure and they won’t even notice it’s there until it’s needed, as it’s so small and lightweight.

To learn more about choosing a daypack, our hiking daypacks buyer’s guide explains all, and also includes a range of cool backpacks from other outdoor brands to consider.

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BioLite Lantern Review Trail and Kale web wm 17

Biolite Alpenglow Lantern | Outdoor Lovers Top Pick

We’re loving these USB-chargeable lanterns from Biolite.

They deliver both ambient and task-based lighting, offering warm, natural light and a variety of colors and features, such as a relaxing candle flicker mode that you activate by simply shaking the lantern.

One of these would make a great gift for kids as well as someone who loves to travel!

Read my in-depth BioLite Lantern review to learn why this lantern won an Editor’s Choice Award and to discover other great camping lanterns see our Camping Lantern Buyer’s Guide.

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Klean Kanteen Camp Mug

Klean Kanteen is one of our favorite sustainable outdoor brands and is also part of the B Corp movement to meet high standards of social and environmental transparency.

Their 12oz Camp Mugs are made from 90% recycled steel and have been designed and built to such a high standard that these are now our top choice when it comes to drinking hot drinks in the great outdoors, or adventuring in our camper van.

You’ll likely want one of these camp mugs for yourself when you see it in real life!

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Ecoflow River 2 Pro

A Portable Power Station For The Gadget-Lover or Emergency-Preparedness. Portable power and solar generation experts Ecoflow offer a range of versatile portable power stations that can run or charge your USB or AC (mains) gear while out camping, on road trips, or at home during a power cut.

With one of these Ecoflow RIVER portable power stations, you can keep all your gadgets charged.

Ecoflow power stations are chargeable using an outlet at home, or solar via their folding solar panels, and also quiet and non-polluting to run, unlike a gas-powered generator.

They’re available in a range of sizes, check out ecoflow.com for more photos of them in use, as well as the rest of the range (smaller and larger options) – and read our Ecoflow review to see why we rate them so highly.

THE BEST PORTABLE POWER STATIONS: Read our ‘Best Portable Power Stations‘ Buyer’s Guide to find the right portable power solution for your needs.

IceMule Classic Cooler best camping gift ideas for men and women

IceMule Sling Cooler Bag

A unique gift for outdoor lovers that’s not just for camping.

For shorter camping trips, as well as day trips to the park, beach, and on hikes, a packable, lightweight cooler such as the IceMule Classic is a great camping gift for men or women who like to keep their sodas, beer and wine on the cool side.

This sling-style backpack cooler can keep contents cold for up to 24 hours and packs down small for stowing in a duffel when not in use, plus, it’s great for taking on boats, to the beach, and for watersports such as kayaking and paddle boarding because it’s waterproof and it floats!

For more images of it in use and for more information, click here to read our IceMule cooler review.

Garmin Inreach Mini 2 Best Satellite Communicators Messengers Trail and Kale

Garmin inReach Mini 2

One of the best outdoor gifts for backcountry adventurers who need a safety net on their backpacking adventures or camping trips.

If your outdoor-loving friend or family member tends to spend time on trails and out in the backcountry, consider spoiling them with a powerful satellite messenger/locator beacon to help them plan routes, track their location, and stay in touch with you even when there’s no phone signal in their location.

Visit an outdoor gear store such as REI which stocks a range of other GPS communicators and trackers to choose from, such as the uber-popular Garmin inReach Mini 2.

Read our in-depth Garmin inReach Mini 2 review to learn more about these satellite messengers and emergency SOS location devices.

CGI freestyle rocker chair

GCI Freestyle Rocker Camp Chair

A versatile gift for camping, beach and festival lovers. Compact folding chairs are not only great for camping, but also for backyard get together, and events such as parties and festivals!

GCI Outdoors makes awesome camping rocker chairs designed for all of the above. Easy to transport and set up, with smooth rocking on any surface, anywhere.

If you’ve never experienced a rocking chair before, you need to! It’s like sitting, but so much better! 🙂

Yon can get a better idea of what this chair is like in action by heading over to our review of this GCI Freestyle Rocker, which includes plenty of photos and a video review.

The Freestyle Rocker is super easy to fold and carry wherever you need to get to!

trail and kale trucker hat best gifts for outdoorsy people

Trail & Kale Trucker

Another budget-friendly option for birthdays, Christmas, or other occasion gifts for outdoor-loving friends and family members is a new trucker cap!

You can’t really go wrong with a cool trucker cap if your recipient wears hats regularly, as you know it’ll get some good use (and they’ll look great while wearing it).

Consider supporting Trail & Kale with one of our custom-designed Trail & Kale classic trucker caps while ensuring your lucky gift recipient (whether a man or woman) will look so dang cool when they wear it!

REI gift card Best gifts for people who love camping hiking

REI gift card

An REI Gift Card is possibly one of the best gifts for outdoorsy people because you won’t have to guess what they would like to receive the most, so it’s a great gift for people who are difficult to buy for, or as a last-minute gift if you’ve run out of time to find something great online or in a store.

If you’re not familiar with REI, they stock a huge selection of high-quality outdoor gear for men and women – both online and in their stores across the US.

You can either order a Gift Card to be delivered as a physical card, which takes up to 7 days to arrive, OR you can choose to send a digital E-Gift Card, which can be sent directly to the recipient within hours. You can also choose how much to load the card up with, the minimum is $10.

Larq UV water bottle

LARQ self-cleaning UV water bottle | For All Outdoor Lovers

A useful gift for outdoor enthusiasts in the everyday or while travelling.

Having a water bottle, like the LARQ bottle, that uses UV light technology to automatically purify the water you put in it and also cleans itself while backpacking, is pretty awesome.

The battery life of the UV Light cap will last around a month so it’s certainly one of those great outdoor gift ideas for when your outdoor adventurer needs to be able to purify water when backpacking, camping or traveling abroad.

It’s also ideal for everyday use, as you can purify regular tap water (which also removes that ‘tap water’ taste).

For a detailed look at all the LARQ products available, see our detailed reviews: LARQ Bottle Review / LARQ Bottle Movement Review / LARQ Bottle Filtered Review / LARQ Pitcher Review

Urban Armor Gear Civilian Series Protective Phone Case for Running

A Protective Phone Case

Protective case specialist Urban Armor offers a range of rugged, outdoor adventure-worthy phone cases for phone brands including Google, Apple and Samsung.

These Urban Armor phone cases use a patent-pending technology designed to dampen and disperse the energy created when a phone collides with another surface – they can protect your phone, with a 20ft / 6-meter drop protection.

These cases also come with a 1-year warranty and are wireless-charging compatible.

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Rumpl Puffy Blanket

These 1 or 2-person original puffy blankets from Rumpl make for one of the best adventure gifts for a partner, friend or couple.

You don’t have to be an outdoor enthusiast to appreciate being warm when socializing outdoors, or even on the sofa at home for that matter.

We can attest to the warmth they have to offer for everything from nights around the campfire and staying warm during high-altitude van life living, through to cold winter evenings on the sofa at home.

To learn more about Rumpl blankets read our Rumpl Blanket Review and Rumpl Nanoloft Flame Review.

QALO Rings mens black silicone ring gifts for outdoorsy people

A Silicone Wedding Band

Silicone wedding rings make excellent gifts for outdoorsy couples if given by you to your partner, or the other way around of course!

Perhaps something many don’t think about is that it can be dangerous to wear metal rings for many reasons when being active outdoors – two words “ring avulsion”, I’ll spare you the details on what that is.

We are big fans of these excellent silicone wedding rings that are designed specifically with outdoorsy people in mind, so they can wear their ring(s) 24/7 while reducing the risk of hurting their hands. Two of the most popular brands are QALO and Groove Life.

These are ideal for men and women who enjoy sports such as sailing, scuba diving, and climbing, or work with materials such as metal, welding, and woodworking and love their DIY projects.

Kodiak Bralorne Womens Waterproof Boots Gifts for Outdoorsy People

Kodiak Boots

Winter footwear is so important for comfort levels when you’re out in cold, wet, or sub-freezing conditions and you need that extra grip, warmth, and protection that a good-quality pair of waterproof boots has to offer.

Companies such as Canadian footwear experts Kodiak boots are specialized in designing boots for seeing you through many cold winters. After all, they know a thing or two about cold weather in Canada!

We love the plaid detailing on this popular women’s style – as well as the fact that they’re super-warm and waterproof!

randolph aviator

Randolph Aviators

For more about Randolph sunglasses, read our reviews of their aviators and Fusion range.

USA-made, premium-quality sunglasses designed for active people. If you want to really spoil someone this Christmas (or for a birthday or other special occasion), look no further than a pair of Randolphs.

Randolph Engineering has been a supplier of Aviator sunglasses to the U.S. Military for the past 42 years, and for good reason, their hand-made sunglasses are high-quality, comfortable, and durable, and as a result, very reliable in the field.

We’re currently really into their gold-framed aviator style, but really the entire range is badass, everything from classic aviators to oval or round styles, metallic or matte black frames look awesome.

Randolph is the gold standard for high-quality sunglasses for outdoorsy women and men who want vision clarity in the outdoors, and of course to look great too.

Chirp Wheel sizes

Chirp Back Roller Wheels

To learn more about Chirp Wheels, and why we love them so much, read our Chirp Wheel review next.

One of these Chirp Wheels is exactly what your lucky gift recipient needs if you think they’d benefit from doing some relaxing back stretches after all those intensive outdoor adventures and activities!

This back roller wheel is an innovative, yet super simple back roller wheel, which even featured on Shark Tank in 2020, and is infinitely better than using a foam roller to attempt something similar.

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Ooni Karu 12 Multi-Fuel Pizza Oven

We are absolutely in love with our Ooni outdoor pizza oven and use it all the time outdoors, except when it’s raining because who enjoys a soggy pizza? not me!

Adventurous guys and outdoor women love spending time outdoors, so why not help your special person enjoy EVEN more time outdoors with their very own pizza oven!

These Ooni dual-fuel (wood and gas) outdoor pizza oven make incredibly tasty restaurant-style pizzas, as you can see in our Ooni pizza oven review.

The best part is, they only take a couple of minutes to cook, due to the ovens operating at such a high temperature, so you can spend less time cooking a delicious dinner, and more time eating the pizza and chatting with friends.

I really hope you enjoyed reading this shopping list of gifts for outdoor lovers. I love sharing these seasonal gift ideas together for our readers because they serve as a yearly diary of all our favorite gear of the year.

This gear has all been tested by us and outperformed any other products in their class. These outdoor gifts for men and outdoorsy women are sure to impress – if not, we’ll eat our hats!


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