8 Gift Ideas For The Outdoor Enthusiasts

The gift-giving season is upon us once again and it’s time to start working on that gift list. Even if you’re reading this after the holidays, you most likely have at least a couple of people that you buy presents for on a birthday or other special occasions.

Of course, some of them are really simple to buy for, especially those that collect various items, love books or movies, or just need something specific. However, there is almost always someone we know that is a little more difficult. 

While your outdoorsy-type friends may prefer to travel to Australia for some fun in the outback, that’s probably not a present that you really want to spring for. Luckily, we’ve found a few great gifts for outdoor enthusiasts and one of them could be something they’ll love and appreciate for a long time to come.

1. Yeti Supplies

Yeti has a lot of merchandise, so whether your friend or loved one likes to fish, camp, or hike, there are several products that will make a great gift. Whether you go with one of their top-of-the-line coolers or the Hopper Backflip 24, it’s a durable gift that will last for years.

2. Outdoor Equipment & Clothing

Things like a nice walking stick, women’s outdoor hats, a good tent, hiking shoes or boots, heated socks, or a quality flannel jacket will likely get a lot of use.

3. A GoPro

A lot of outdoor enthusiasts enjoy capturing their adventures and with a waterproof digital camera from GoPro, so they’ll never miss those action shots.

4. For Spirit Lovers

A lot of people that enjoy camping like to have a nip or two of their favorite spirits while sitting around the fire. While they may love a Gin-Tastic Advent Calendar for the Christmas season, you can get custom flasks from a variety of companies that are durable enough for even the most adventurous on your gift list.

Additionally, they’re going to need plenty of hydration throughout the day and a 32oz Wide Mouth Hydro Flask will give them enough water for day-long adventures.

5. Binoculars 

With a good set of waterproof binoculars, they can go bird watching, use them at sporting events come rain or shine, or just take a closer look at something interesting.

6. Gloves

While they may not be able to wear their favorite outfit of the day to head up the mountain on a Saturday afternoon, one thing a lot of enthusiasts like to wear is a pair of gloves no matter what season it is. 

Fingerless gloves are great in the summer, as they’ll reduce the chances of blisters from their walking stick or zip-lining adventures. And, of course, a good insulated pair always comes in handy in the colder months.

7. Something They Always Need

Sunscreen is a must-have for any outdoor lover. The sun’s UV rays can be harsh and even detrimental to the health of our skin. Thus, a PABA-free and reef-safe sunscreen from Sun Bum can be a great stocking-stuffer. It’s free of harsh chemicals and is safe for marine life, including coral reefs, so they can hike or swim while both protecting their skin and being environmentally friendly.

8. For Those Who Love to Stargaze

While there are lots of apps that show the stars and constellations above any particular location, the book ‘Dark Skies’ by Valerie Stimac lays out some of the best places in the county to view the night sky.

Your friends and family that enjoy nature and being outside are actually kind of easy to buy gifts for when you consider the items above. Most are extremely affordable, but the best thing is they’re gifts that they’ll get a lot of use out of.


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