Ah, the great outdoors! I love it. There’s just nothing quite like being outside in the fresh air, taking in all the sights and sounds of all nature has to offer. And I know I’m not the only one that just can’t get enough. I have at least five people on my holiday gift list that are career hikers and three that would rather be kayaking than doing just about anything else. So, the pressure’s on to find the best gifts for them.
Since my holiday list is swamped with outdoor folks, I’ve done some serious research to find what I need. If you’ve got outdoorsy people on your list too, this list is going to get all the hard work done for you. From the best travel water bottle to an awesome on-the-go espresso maker, or an awesome rain jacket, the options are just about endless on this list.
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Keep It By Your Side
This bag is great to keep by your side while you’re hiking or camping. Complete with incredible pockets for keeping everything right where you want it, and it’s cross-body so you don’t have to worry about it slipping down off your shoulder as you go off on your fun adventures.
A Water Bottle That Works For You
I love this water bottle! It’s the best choice for camping because it filters your water for you so you can be sure you’re drinking clean, fresh water. Its sleek, metal body also gives you freezing cold water whenever you want it and it helps keep it safe from breaks.
Can’t Go Without It
There’s no way you can embrace the great outdoors without a good rain jacket! It’s an absolute must for camping, hiking, and even just a day at the lake — you never know when the rain’s going to come in, and you don’t want to be caught out there unprepared.
Toasty Hands, Anywhere
This little gadget is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen! It’s designed to keep your hands warm for hours, but it’s not one of those one-use hot packs. This little guy gets charged and recharged and keeps your hands warm and toasty while you’re out there dealing with the chilly temperatures.
The Best Beanie
Headlamps are infinitely helpful, there’s just no arguing about that, but they’re not the most attractive things in the world. They’re, honestly, a little nerdy looking. Enter this killer beanie. Now you can get incredible headlamp lighting, keep your ears cold, and look put together all at the same time!
Take a Load Off
I have never seen anything like this before, and I love it! This inflatable cushion is designed to travel with you wherever you go and it’s awesome, sturdy, and tough and gives you an awesome place to just take a quick, relaxing break after a long, tough (and gorgeous!) hike.
Light Up the Night
This lamp is one of the best tools I’ve ever purchased for the family. This is solar-powered which means you can bring it camping with you without having to worry about cords and charging and annoying things like that. Plus, it lets you charge your phone with the sun’s power, too!
Get a Great Charge
This charger is the best! It’s designed to hold a ton of battery life so you can charge multiple phones throughout your camping trip. It’s a solar-powered charger that’s meant to give you power throughout your weekend. It’s something you’re going to love for years to come and take with you everywhere.
This fanny pack is better than the average fanny pack because it gives you a great place to store your water bottle, which is crucial, especially if you’re a trail runner. You’ve got to keep your hands free while you’re headed off on the trail! And you’ve got a great place to keep your phone, keys, and wallet.
The Ultimate Hiking Pack
Going for a long hike? Taking a day trip somewhere fabulous? Going camping? This pack has tons of room for all your stuff and is weather-proof so you don’t have to worry about your things getting wet or destroyed by the rain or snow so you can pack and hike without worry.
Roll It Away
I love this awesome water bottle! It’s designed to roll down and tuck away so you don’t have to worry about packing it up when you’re done with it. It’s made from sturdy, flexible silicone so you can tuck it up and be done with it after you’ve used it.
Keep This In Your Back Pocket
Or your front pocket! Or even in your fanny pack. Or this great hiking pack! Really, it can go anywhere. But the point is that this pocket blanket is small and can tuck away when it’s not in use so you don’t have to worry about it taking up precious space in your bags. Pull it out at the beach!
Keep the Sun Off
This awesome Columbia hat is one of my husband’s favorites. It’s great at keeping the suns rays off your face, cooling your head down, and even keeping bugs away from your face. The best thing about it? You can dip it in water and keep yourself cooler for even longer.
Enhance Your Vision
I’ve never thought about bringing binoculars out on a hike, but when I saw these binoculars I changed my mind changed! What a cool idea that really lets you enhance your hiking or camping experience. You can keep an eye on all the cool wildlife around you, no matter how far away it may be.
Keep the Party Going
This speaker is amazing! It serves as a soft and gorgeous light, almost like fire, and also gives you incredible sound that you can enjoy, cordless, wherever your outdoor fun takes you. Camping doesn’t mean silence, y’all, and music is even better when it’s shared ’round a great campfire outside.
For the Dog Lovers
I don’t know about you, but I love taking my dogs on hikes. They love it, too. So we try to do it as often as we can. This backpack has been an absolute lifesaver on our trips. It comes with everything we need to keep them happy and healthy on our treks.
Don’t Skip Your Cup of Joe
Hiking doesn’t mean you have to let go of your morning cup of joe. What sort of world would that be? (A sad one.) This espresso maker comes with you wherever you go so you can get your morning fix in a snap. No barista or cords are needed for this!
A Great Camping Knife
But not for utility purposes! This is for cooking, specifically, so don’t use it for anything too challenging. These knives are awesome for chopping up great steaks or veggies to cook up over your fire. They come with their own storage container and shields to keep them from accidentally nicking anyone.
It’s Not Camping Without S’Mores
I can’t be the only one that thinks this! You just can’t go camping without bringing s’mores into the mix. They’re tasty, they’re sweet, and they’re quintessential camp fare. These prongs are extendable so you can step as far back from the fire as you’d like, and they’re metal so they’re reusable!
Get the Best Shot
If you’re a camper that likes to take pictures, you’ll want to grab this awesome camera scope. It’s going to make your phone pictures absolutely incredible and you don’t have to bring all your heavy camera equipment with you, which is just a recipe for disaster and expensive, broken parts.
Your New Fave
This camping blanket is going to be your new favorite! It’s durable and comfortable and it’s a great option for any of the outdoorsy stuff that you’re interested in doing. ou can keep it in your car or take it with you in your backpack, but I recommend you always keep this on you!