Wondering what to get the outdoor adventurer in your life? Use these items to guide you and they’ll end up with a gift they actually want!
Don’t make gift-giving more complicated than it needs to be! This list is to give you some gift ideas for the outdoor adventurer in your life. This list is great for friends and/or family that hike, bike, climb, camp, hunt, etc.
We’ve included gifts at every price level from $8-$550 so you are sure to find something that fits your budget!
GIFT IDEAS FOR THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURER
NATIONAL PARKS PASS
Access to the great outdoors via a National Parks pass is a great gift idea! The pass provides entrance or access to more than 2,000 Federal recreation sites.
- Annual Pass $80
- Lifetime Senior Pass $80
- Annual Senior Pass $20
- Free Annual Pass for Military
- Free Annual Pass for 4th Graders
- Free Lifetime Pass for Documentation of Permanent Disability
Gift cards are always a welcomed gift! Try giving unusual gift cards to help fund their next adventure. Think along the lines of airline and hotel or Airbnb gift cards!
No outdoor adventurer would ever leave the house without the most important thing – water! While sometimes we only use our hydration pack we often take along a hydro flask as well. These bottles keep our water cold!
STICKERS FOR HYDRO FLASK
If the outdoor lover in your life is like us they love to put stickers all over their bottles. We get them from the places we hike but also love general outdoor ones like this one with a mountain that says go play outside.
HOKA MEN’S TRAIL RUNNING SHOES
Our favorite brands of hiking and trail running shoes are Salomon, Under Armour, and HOKA! Each person is different and will have to determine which brand and style works best for their feet.
You can learn more about our favorite shoes in our what to wear hiking article.
HOKA WOMEN’S TRAIL RUNNING SHOES
Whether just hanging out at the campsite or actually sleeping in the hammock, a hammock is a must for any outdoor lover!
Even with the best of intentions we sometimes forget to charge our phones or they go dead while we are exploring. While it’s great to sometimes be completely off the grid when a phone is needed it will only help if charged. Keep an external battery with you (that is charged!) and you shouldn’t be caught without power.
An external battery has saved us a few times when we are on very long hikes in national parks without any service. We sometimes hike for 14-16 hours and need to have batter power as soon as our phones get service.
This Osprey daypack is the perfect size for a day hike. It’s small enough to not be a pain to carry but large enough to pack food, water, a first aid kit, and other necessities. Plus, it’s very comfortable!
CAMELBAK HYDRATION PACK
If you are looking for something a little smaller than the Osprey pack our choice is the CamelBak.
SONY MIRRORLESS CAMERA
Cameras have really come a LONG way! This Sony Mirrorless Camera takes awesome pictures and is much smaller and lighter than other cameras.
When wearing this on the trail everyone comments on this clip. While it isn’t cheap we’ve determined it’s 100% worth the money. Having the camera convenient but out of the way is priceless! Any outdoor adventurer would love to receive this as a gift!
This outdoor battery charger is perfect for hiking or camping when you don’t have access to power.
GoPro is a well-known action camera that can go places that your cell phone can’t. We love that ours is voice controlled!
You will need a GoPro Gimbal to help keep your GoPro steady on all of your adventures!
CAR CAMPING TENT
When car camping, comfort is key! This tent is perfect for car camping with plenty of room to move around and inside storage.
Comfort is also important when backpacking but weight is one of the main things to consider when buying a backpacking tent.
I strongly believe that a sleeping bag is not the item that you skimp on. This down sleeping bag will keep your adventurer warm and cozy!
GARMIN FENIX 3 GPS WATCH
Accessories always help! 😉 Track your hikes with this GPS watch.
PORTABLE LED CAMPING LANTERN
Extra lighting is always nice to have while camping. This 2 pack of portable lanterns are the perfect useful gift!
Looking for more outdoor adventure inspiration?
- How to Get in Shape for Hiking
- What to Eat While Hiking
- What to Wear Hiking in Warm Weather
- What to Wear Hiking in Cold Weather
- Hiking Etiquette 101
- Top 5 Tips for Visting National Parks
- 5 Reasons Why You Should Never Hike
- Our Trip Recaps
- 6 Tips for Outdoor Enthusiasts to Help Keep Invasive Pests from Spreading
Great picks! I love all these gift ideas! I would so love to have a National Parks pass! *-* Hydro Flasks are my favorite water bottles, and yay for Osprey too!
Whitney Carlson says
Thanks Farrah! Me too! Ours expired in Sept. 🙁
A go pro is never a bad gift.