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    53 Outdoorsy Gifts For Anyone Who Loves The Woods More Than You

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    1. A water filtration straw that'll lighten their water load on remote trips without weighing down their pack. Plus, it's more or less a magic trick.


    Filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals. Does not require batteries and has no moving parts. Removes minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns; surpasses EPA filter standards.

    Promising review: "I frequently hike and camp in the backcountry all over the United States. Carrying the amount of water that I need to survive during these trips is just not feasible due to the weight. I recently took a LifeStraw out for a test on a backcountry hike in the Rocky Mountains. Every stream, lake, or other water source that I came across, I stopped for a drink. I was drinking fresh snow melt and also from lakes that are home to beavers and other wildlife. There was no added taste to the water and I didn't get sick during or after the trip. The one drawback to the LifeStraw is that it does take a bit of suction to start and keep the water flowing. When you're at high altitudes in the mountains this leads to longer 'drink breaks' because you can get winded pretty easy while trying to suck up water through the LifeStraw. However, its size and weight advantages when hiking mountainous terrain vastly outweigh this minor drawback." —Charlie

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    2. A 3-in-1 photo lens kit to help capture the great sights they go off the beaten path to witness with their own eyes. And then of course they can email them to you and make you jealous. (It always works!)


    Promising review: "Love using these clip-on lenses. The pictures I have been able to take using them look great. The macro lens is a lot of fun to play around with. I am including some photos I took using these lenses." —T. Rossi

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in five colors).

    3. A phone lamp to corral their phone's flashlight in times of need...even while camping!


    Promising review: "I got this for my husband because we camp a lot and I thought it would be funny to turn our phone lights into a lantern. Honestly, it's a really handy little thing. I use it a lot!" —ImaturtleLT

    Get it from Amazon for $17.11.

    4. And a pack of glow-in-the-dark playing cards in case they don't want to use up their phone battery to pass the nighttime with Go Fish.


    Promising review: "These cards worked great. A great way to have fun in the dark, hanging with friends, camping etc. we added glow in the dark sticks for a game of spoons." —LB

    Get them from Amazon for $14.63.

    5. A book about nature so next time they're taking a stroll through the woods they can learn about how the clouds, stars, tree roots, and even a butterfly can be natural cues!


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    6. A fishing caddy as an all-in-one helper for their next fishing trip. It has a padded seat, waterproof light for night fishing, and holders for drinks and fishing poles.


    And it's made in the USA!

    Get it from Amazon for $97.90.

    7. A good pair of folding waterproof binoculars so they can better spot wildlife (like whales emerging from icy depths, mountain goats balancing on ledges, and buffalo traveling in packs).


    Promising review: "My father owns an $800 pair of Leica binoculars. These are 90% as good. The clarity at 12X is astonishing, I can count blades of grass at 200 yards. I am completely blown away by the fact that you can get a sturdy, near-perfect pair of binoculars for under $50 these days. Simply amazing. There is no chance that these will disappoint." —W. Hoover

    Get them from Amazon for $31.99.

    8. Bag Balm — farmers have used it for more than a century to help soothe cattle's chapped skin, but it can also be a great addition to a human skincare routine!

    Gotta love a beauty product both you AND your dog can use for your dry nose! My dad uses this stuff on his cows and our dog Hank, and I'm 99.9% sure he's used it on his dry hands too.

    Promising review: "Too many uses to list here. My dad's hands crack badly year-round. This is the only product that helps to soothe those cracks, especially around his fingers (he's in his 80s). It also works for his lips. It's thick enough to stay on while he's out feeding the critters, and he doesn't lick it off because his lips feel moisturized, unlike other lip balms." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.47. If you don't wanna carry around a tin, check out the moisturizer in a tube for $5.06.

    9. A Grand Canyon–loving shirt for anyone who loves them a national park (it me) and wants to keep the parks beautiful.

    Keep Nature Wild

    FYI, this company puts a portion of every sale toward funding local public cleanups to keep Mother Nature looking her best.

    Get it from Keep Nature Wild for $28 (available in sizes S–XXL).

    10. And a coordinating Yellowstone candle that, no, does not smell like a geyser in case you're wondering. Instead, it smells like fresh air, green melon, and morning dew drops. I can feel that fresh air in my lungs already.


    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (also available in Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, and Yosemite).

    11. A funny mug any fearless camper will adore.

    Ultimate Gifts Shop / Etsy

    Get it from Ultimate Gifts Shop on Etsy for $14.99+ (available in two sizes).

    12. An outdoorsy subscription box — it could be perfect for people who're always posting beautiful Instas like this, but also *really* enjoy spending time outdoors and know good gear when they meet it.


    They'll get a box of three to six outdoors-y products based on their personal profile.

    Get a monthly subscription from Cairn for $29.95.

    13. A picturesque calendar from the ~official~ charity of America's National Parks to grace their walls when they're forced to be indoors.


    My national parks–loving dad loves these calendars.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.91.

    14. A copy of the Ken Burns national parks doc. It just may spur them to book up another outdoorsy vacay.


    This is another recent Christmas gift for my dad and I watched it with him. It's wonderful.

    Get it from Amazon for $58+.

    15. A lightweight (but durable!) wallet made of weather-resistant material that'll get 'em through allll kinds of adventures their leather wallet wishes it could.

    L L Bean

    I got one for someone for Christmas and it's great IRL!

    Get it from L.L. Bean for $10 (also available in black).

    16. Espadrille water shoes made of neoprene they'll want to wear even when they're land-locked with a 0% forecast of precipitation.

    Some reviewers suggest going a size up, but I own (and adore) these and found them true to size for me! Seriously, people have NO CLUE these are water shoes.

    Get them from Nordstrom for $95.95+ (available in nine colors and women's sizes 6–10) or Amazon for $26.24+ (four colors and women's sizes 6–10).

    17. And a neoprene waterproof pouch (from the same brand) where they can stash their phone and other essentials that need to stay dry.

    Sea Star

    Get it from Sea Star for $40 (also available in black and navy).

    18. A lightweight backpacking hammock built for two — complete with everything they'll need for setup., Amazon

    Includes one double camping hammock 118”x78”, two ropes (each 137”), two tree-friendly straps (each 52”x1”), and two solid steel carabiners. Supports up to 500 lbs.

    Promising review: "Very happy with this purchase! Not kidding or exaggerating, it took me 45 seconds to set up by myself. Very durable yet lightweight. Withstands a very rough 4-year-old monkey (my little sister). 100% sure I will be purchasing another one to camp in; instead of a tent. My little sister loved covering herself up and pretending she was cocooned. I bring that up because I saw some questions asking if you can close it up to avoid bugs and if in Florida, as I am, I wouldn't suggest doing that. If the sun is out, it gets quite hot. Not necessarily because it's a thick material, because it's not, it's mostly because there is no ventilation. My little sister didn't seem to mind but the rest of us sure did. Also, the tree straps included are great! Really appreciate that they were included because some national parks only allow hammocks hung if you have tree straps. I hung it up between two Florida long leaf pines (the bark falls off these trees very easily), and they held up amazingly." —Brenda Stewart

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    19. A buffalo sticker with their personal mantra on it that'd look so adorable on their laptop.

    TurtlesSoup / Etsy

    Get it from TurtlesSoup on Etsy for $2.97.

    20. A 20" snow thrower for doing the difficult job of clearing a pathway because maybe you won't be in town the next time they get a couple feet. (Pssst, this would make a great group gift!),

    Promising review: "Bought this in September to save my back and do thankful I did! Northern Virginia just got hammered with one of the top 5 worse snowfalls on record. We had over 24" inches. We ran this a few times on fresh snow and it worked great. The final clean up was about 20". It was slow going and we had to take a few passes but she did a great job. Will buy again!" —Dobbie

    Get it from Greenworks on Amazon for $125.45+ (available in several models).

    21. A duck call–crafting kit anyone who'd rather craft their own outdoor gear will wanna carve into.

    Man Crates

    Comes with everything they'll need to make a duck call, including a 2 walnut carving blocks with drilled barrels, insert, 2 reeds, 1 wedge, 1 Opinel knife, Lin Speed Oil Wood Finish, and 2 10-foot strands of nylon paracord (550 lb).

    Get it from Man Crates for $79.99.

    22. A cord cap with serious vintage style that'll give them an in to talk about their trip to the enormous peak. Seriously, it's huuuuge.

    Parks Project

    FYI, the Parks Project is an official business partner to the national parks and works directly with 30+ park conservancies. So buying from this retailer helps national parks!!!

    Get it from Parks Project for $16.80 (available in several other parks).

    23. A kayak patent print as a solid step up from that faded glossy poster of The Colorado River they bought ages ago.

    Patent Prints / Etsy

    Get it from Patent Prints on Etsy for $8.49+ (available in several sizes and colors).

    FYI, there are lots of other outdoorsy prints in this Etsy shop!

    24. A bundle of hand warmers to make the elements *that* much more bearable!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Great value for the money. I bought some last season and they really did the trick. I take them as presents to my friends in Spain. I also bought Penguin brand — more expensive. Although they last longer, they don't do the trick for skiing as well." —Ekaterina Puffini

    Get 20 pairs from Amazon for $12.87.

    25. An airtight backpack sure to make several appearances on their Insta feed because it looks that dang good and will become the go-to for all kinds of outdoor adventures.


    These bags are *legit.* The bag closure system has been tested by the US Navy to 100 meters submersion without any leakage whatsoever. It has removable, padded shoulder straps, a durable top lug handle, removable waist belt, and is large enough for a couple days' worth of gear. Oh, and it's made in the USA!

    Get it from Watershed for $167+ (available in five colors).

    26. Or a lightweight water-resistant backpack they can use as a backup in case of ~outdoorsy~ emergencies.


    Made of water- and tear-resistant nylon material, and reinforced in more than 31 places.

    Promising review: "I took this on a hike today and it worked out great. Fit a water bottle on each side, carried a hiking book, reading glasses, cell phone, husband's extra shirt, my wallet, and keys. It was still comfortable and not heavy, and I am a petite person. The straps are comfortable and not too far apart. I was worried about that because of my size. I appreciate that there are tabs by the zippers so that you can pull the zippers while holding the bag taut." —neanderthalgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in 13 colors).

    27. A picnic backpack that'll help lengthen their hikes and outdoor rendezvous so they don't have to retreat indoors in search of food.


    Includes 2x Stainless Steel Knives/Forks/Spoons with Plastic Handles; 2x Washable Cotton Napkins; 2x Plastic Wine Glasses; 2x 8" Plastic Dinner Plates; 2x Plastic Salt & Pepper Shakers; 1x Stainless Steel Corkscrew+Bottle Opener;1x cheese/butter knife and a plastic chopping board perfect for cutting breads or cheese on, and a waterproof-back fleece picnic blanket (size 45x53 inch)

    Promising review: "This backpack is a GREAT buy! I can back my coffee thermos, books, water bottles, wallet, key AND food with no issues. Also, the blanket is a great addition. I received this as a gift." —Lt. D

    Get them from Amazon for $40.98+ (available in 2- or 4-person, and six colors).

    28. Merino wool hiking socks for the person who does NOT mess around with lackluster outdoor gear.


    Promising review: "As others have commented, the customer service offered by this company is simply outstanding and very efficient (I ordered a 3-pack in the wrong size as a gift for someone else, so went through an exchange process ). And the socks themselves are awesome!!! I bought some for myself based on reaction to the gift socks that I bought, and loved them so much, I have worn them consistently with my running, hiking and walking shoes even though the weather is summertime and hot. Also, I followed the directions and they washed up very nicely (didn't wrinkle or shrink). I highly recommend this company and their merino wool hiking and trekking socks!!!" —PG

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $24.95+ (available in four color combos and five sizes).

    29. A lightweight mess kit so they can whip up some delish meals in the great outdoors without lugging around a whole kitchen.


    Includes folding stainless-steel spork, spoon, fork, knife, mini stove with piezo ignition, anodized aluminum nonstick pot, nonstick frying pan, pan cover, two BPA free bowls, BPA-free soup spoon, rice ladle, loofah sponge, carabiner, nylon bag, and fire starter.

    Promising review: "If you’re looking for a good kit for backpacking look no further. Thing compacts down small and is practically weightless in your pack. Love it!" —Adam

    Get them from Amazon for $24.99 (available in five colors).

    And check out our best campfire cooking tips.

    30. And a portable camping stove to whip up some tasty meals without hogging space in their pack.


    Promising review: "I really have nothing to complain about. I have used this little stove on a couple of camping trips, and it is so simple to set up and use. It makes my coffee really quick, boils water. Packs away really easy. Obviously you have to be careful with the size of the pots you use, but that is just common sense. I liked it so much that I bought two more. For lightweight camping and backpacking, its hard to beat the cost and functionality." —Riccardo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    31. A campfire safety cover that'll keep them *and* their fire stoked.

    The Grommet

    This vented campfire cover can keep embers warm for up to 8 hours and protect fires from the elements. It also can act as a shield for the surrounding area by blocking blowing ash and smoke, or as an added safety measure on top of extinguished fires. Military-grade glass fabric coated with a silicone polymer lets this cover handle temperatures up to 2500 degrees — more than typical campfires or backyard blaze.

    Get it from The Grommet for $199.

    32. A portable campfire sure to have even the most seasoned of campers scratching their head, oohing, and ahhing.

    The Grommet

    This portable quick-light log is made of kiln-dried pine wood and provides a self-contained flame that lasts up to two hours!

    Get it from The Grommet for $23.95.

    33. A sonar/GPS they can use on their fishing boat to find the perfeeeeeeect spot. Everybody knows that's the first step to success.


    This 77/200kHz CHIRP transducer makes fish easier to see, marks hotspots and shares them, has smooth scaling depth-range adjustments, and a 3.5" color display with intuitive controls.

    Promising review: "Works great on my two-man bass boat. Easy to read and operate. Have it mounted on my trolling motor. Best 100 bucks I've spent in while. Should have bought one a long time ago." —Nauch24

    Get it from Cabela's for $99.97.

    34. A trailblazing sign for the resident hiker, whether they've trekked this Mount Rainier one or it's on their to-do list.

    Trailblazer Prints / Etsy

    Get it from Trailblazer Prints on Etsy for $65.

    35. A night-vision trail camera to get a glimpse at all kinds of wildlife on their property.


    My parents have one of these and are forever catching glimpses of deer and other critters that sneak by at night.

    This camera captures 14 Mega Pixel crystal images and full HD 1080P videos, providing more high-quality details during the day and night. It can be strapped to a tree.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.97 (also available in green).

    36. A regional enamel pin — it'll remind them of that awesome trip you took there together.

    acbc design / Etsy

    Seriously, take a week to drive around the Pacific Northwest. It's unbelievably gorgeous!

    Get it from acbc design on Etsy for $10.

    37. A pocket-size travel blanket with built-in ground stakes for when they see a view worth sitting down for a spell to admire.


    Made of water-, puncture-, and tear-resistant fabric with a satin fabric finish on top to prevent sticking to skin. Comfortable and protects from twigs, rocks, dirt, water, sand and insects. Folds open to 63"x44".

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    38. Or a sand-free mat they'll rely on for beach trips and camping setups.


    That's right, sand, dirt, and dust all *go through* this mat like magic with its double-layer weave. Has D-Rings around the edges to affix firmly to the ground, and is easily cleaned and dries instantly should drinks be spilt.

    Promising review: "This mat works great!! We used it outside of our tent for camping, and it really helped to keep the dirt out! Was very easy to sweep clean, and when we got home we hosed it down. Highly recommend!! Can't wait to try it at the beach." —Beckness

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three colors and three sizes).

    39. A double sleeping bag for the couple who's *always* camping. Always! And if they get in a fight, it converts to TWO sleeping bags.


    Weather-resistant up to 23°F ( -5°C). Made of water-resistant 210T polyester, lined with TC fabric, and filled cotton. Detaches to make two separate sleeping bag. Includes two pillows and a carrying bag.

    Promising review: "We opened the box to find a product appearing the size of rolled sheets and thought OH NO. Then we tried it camping that weekend and OH YES! We were kept plenty warm (45* overnight), was roomy, fabric felt good, and appears quite durable/stitched well. We intend to buy more for gifts." —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99 (also available in green).

    40. A kid's camping set to keep them busy in the great indoors, too.


    Includes two logs with flame, glow-in-the-dark lantern, fork, hot dog, marshmallow, chocolate bar, two graham crackers, and duffle bag. Ideal for ages 2+.

    Promising review: "Such a cute little playset! My daughter loves it. (Surprisingly) really good quality for the price. No sharp edges or anything. Everything fits into the little green duffel for easy clean up. Seems sturdy and like it will last for years." —Megan H

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (also available in a fishing set).

    41. A hunting knife set that'll help them field dress big game. Y'know, the stuff you're going to be hearing about for MONTHS.

    Bass Pro Shops

    Includes gut-hook skinner, caping knife, boning knife, 2-stage sharpener, and game cleaning gloves.

    Promising review: "I purchased this set which was well priced and found last night when I butchered my first deer that it does everything I need very well. My only issue is that it did not come fully sharpened. It only took a moment to finish sharpening with the included sharpener. Quick delivery and great product. Thanks again Cabela's." —olemud

    Get them from Bass Pro Shops for $29.97.

    42. A butterfly puddler that'll still look adorable during wintry weather and attract all kinds of winged beauts to their garden during warmer temps.

    Uncommon Goods

    This sand-and-water puddler is designed to hold on to natural minerals after water evaporates that then attract all sorts of butterflies!

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40.

    43. A 10-pack of telescoping roasting sticks so everyone can get their marshmallows just how they like them without getting too close to the campfire.


    Includes 10 telescoping and spinning forks, canvas travel bag pouch, 10 bamboo skewers, and a recipes e-book.

    Promising review: "I love these roasting sticks. They are each a different color and the kids enjoy picking out 'their' stick. The prongs hold the marshmallows securely so they don't fall into the fire, and fully extended, they are long enough to roast without fear of burns. I think these would make a great gift for anyone who has a fire pit or goes camping, or even roasts marshmallows in their fireplace." —A. Castleberry

    Get them from Amazon for $16.99.

    44. A military-grade compass to easily fit on their belt loop or in their glove compartment.


    It's waterproof, shakeproof, glows in the dark, and has a lens on the rear sight that magnifies the card dial for accurate readings.

    Promising review: "All compasses I've ever bought have been a lie. Sure, they all point north and that's a compass's basic function. But this is no ordinary compass. This compass is the pig among guinea pigs. Yes, it points north. Huzzah! But in addition to that, it can take a beating. Water, dirt, mud, xenomorph acid blood, you name it. This compass can take it. The laser sighting is nice when you're trying to get a bearing of altitude, landmarks, etc." —Frequency Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $12.59.

    45. A beekeeping guide because they've been talking about starting it as a hobby for awhile and maybe this'll be a push in the right direction.


    You can also give the suggestion of signing up for a local beekeeping class!

    Promising review: "This book was recommended by my local bee association, and I can see why. The book has everything a beginner would need to know. Great pictures, very descriptive. Anyone looking to get started in beekeeping should read this book." —mike daughen

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+.

    46. A horse-head squirrel feeder as a hilarious outdoor distraction they can enjoy inside.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.81.

    47. And a window-mount bird feeder to help everyone *safely* get up close and personal with the neighborhood songbirds.


    FYI, this would be an ~amazing~ gift for someone who loves the outdoors but has limited mobility!

    Promising review: "Such an adorable little bird feeder!! It only took the birds two to three days to find the new feeder and trust it. My cats LOVE it and sit and watch the birds for literally hours! They jump up right at the birds, attempt to pounce, and even tap the window with their paws and the birds legit don't care anymore and continue right on eating. I also have a TON of chipmunks and squirrels in my backyard and none of them have even noticed, cared, or touched it because they can't reach it. I would recommend this product 100% for anyone that loves nature/bird watching or has cats or kids for sure! Like I stated, fun for the whole family!" —Nikki

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

    48. A wild game cookbook from the host of the TV show MeatEater that'd be ever so helpful for hunters and fishers.

    Barnes & Noble

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+, Barnes & Noble for $13.99+, or via an independent bookseller on Indiebound.

    49. A celestial fire pit perfect for nights spent stargazing in the backyard.


    Made of sturdy steel with a black finish. Includes a cooking grate and spark screen with poker. Has a safety ring for easy transport.

    Promising review: "Love it! Did not disappoint! Bought it as a gift for my husband and he loves it. Very easy to assemble and love how the moon and stars glow when lit." —Kathy Carman

    Get it from Amazon for $81.49+ (available in several styles).

    50. A floatable cooler that'll become an essential for their annual tubing trip. They need their bevs!


    Includes a removable ice chest, three air chambers, six built-in cup holders, four durable handles, and repair patch. Removable ice chest holds up to 72 cans and ice. Base can also be used as a floating base for a cooler up to 48 quarts.

    Promising review: "We go to Cape Hatteras and spend at least one day each year chill-laxing at a spot on the Pamlico Sound known as Canadian Hole. 200 feet from shore the water is thigh-to-waist deep. This year we filled a 48 qt. cooler with our favorite adult tasty beverages and floated it out in our Mega Chill II. No more having somebody make the trip back to the beach for refills! Although it is rated for a 48 qt. cooler, it will easily carry a larger size. In a pinch you can simply fill it with ice and drinks as it comes with a handy inflatable lid, but we didn't feel comfortable with the potential for sharp corners of a cube puncturing the float. You need one of these now, even if you're chilling in a pool." —Bubba Warbucks

    Get it from Amazon for $21.96.

    51. A pretty necklace to show their love for the outdoors has range.

    Just Jaynes / Etsy

    Get it from Just Jaynes on Etsy for $35+ (available in three necklace lengths).

    52. A bendable LED light rope they'll find a new use for every time they venture outside.


    Plug the Luminoodle into any portable USB battery pack or USB port and hang, drape or stick it nearly anywhere for a beautiful, bright light. Includes three universal ties.

    Promising review: "I used the supplied ties to attach through loops within my tent; and I also had it freely hanging off of a tree branch, which provided enough light in the campsite to put away our tent in the dark." —Andy Roerig

    Get it from Amazon for $24.75+ (available in two lengths, and with or without battery).

    53. A solar charger so they can still keep in touch when they wanna.


    Solar cells convert up to 21.5-23.5% of solar power into free energy so you can charge up to two USB devices simultaneously.

    Promising review: "I’ve used this about 25 times by now. VERY hot and sunny days in Utah deserts and also freezing cloudy days in New England ski mountains. Charged an iPhone 7 Plus from 31% to about 70% in 30 minutes on the sunny days while only taking about 45 minutes to do so on less sunny days. It’s gotten slightly wet from snow, but proper drying works for mine. Definitely one of the most useful piece of solar tech I can think of. It charges my portable batteries I take for rainy day hikes within 4 hours of direct sun." —NIckyB

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in 16W or 24W).

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