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Updated for 2020!
Last spring, our son and I took our first ever mamma-son camping trip. Just the two of us. It was still a little too chilly for camping, but we both received lots of outdoor gear as gifts over the holidays, and couldn’t wait another minute to try them out.
Other than this event:
… we had a fantastic trip. (We’ve learned how windy it is in Colorado!). Over the rest of the weekend, he made kindling with his new hatchet and made sure our tent was well lit with his new lantern. I roasted marshmallows with my new (collapsible!) roasting sticks and tested out my new Therm-a-Rest compressible pillow.
- The Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers
- Gear For People Who Love the Outdoors
- The Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers That Inspire Adventure
The Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers
There’s nothing that spurs excitement for getting outdoors quite like new outdoor gear. New hiking boots, a new family tent for next season’s camping trips, or even tickets for an unforgettable family adventure, the holidays are a great time to spark that adventure in your family!
So why not create that excitement in your family this holiday season with the best outdoor gifts? We also included outdoor-inspired gifts for the indoors too, to keep that inspiration going all day, every day.
Happy Holidays outdoor friends!
Gear For People Who Love the Outdoors
Outdoor Gifts for Her and for Him
3. GSI Outdoors Java Press – 30 fl. oz, fresh pressed coffee, insulated to keep coffee warm on chilly mornings
6. YETI Rambler Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Colster, keep cans and bottle cold with a Yeti koozie
9. Helinox Sunset Chair is a lightweight (3 lbs) but comfy camp chair
10. YETI Roadie 20 Cooler for the family who wants only the best outdoor gear
Great Gear Gifts for Outdoorsy Teens
TravelLamp Lantern Style Phone Diffuser turn a phone into a camping lantern (no longer available)
4. HP Sprocket Portable Photo Printer to print out those landscape shots right there on the spot
5. JBL Clip2 Portable Speaker rechargeable and clips right to a backpack
Outdoor Gear that is Sized for the Little Ones
2. MPOWERD Luci Outdoor 2.0 Inflatable Solar Lantern lightweight and won’t break if dropped
5. Reuseable Sandwich and Snack Bags, Set of 3 let the kids be in charge of the hiking snacks
7. Fitness Tracker for Kids kids can track their own steps on the trail
8. Moon Lence Outdoor Ultralight Portable Folding Chairs while this camp chair isn’t specifically made for kids, it’s a perfect fit for them
Outdoor Family Gifts
1. TinTec 3 Pack Walkie Talkies, 22 Channels 2 Way Radio keep in contact with the kids as they roam and explore through the campground
2. WEKAPO Inflatable Lounger Air Sofa packs small and makes a comfy spot to lounge in the forest
8. Ultra Compact Portable Instant Canopy Tent with Back Wall to extend living space outdoors at the beach or campground
The Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers That Inspire Adventure
Outdoor Themed Gifts for Adults
4. Taylors of Harrogate Lapsang Souchong, 50 Tea Bags (this tea has a great smoky, campfire scent to it)
The Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Teens to Inspire Adventure
Let’s Sleep Under the Stars Box Sign (no longer available)
7. Hydro Flask Wide-Mouth Vacuum Water Bottle – 32 fl. oz. keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot
Get the Kids Excited for Adventure
9. Kids Camping Tent Set (Indoor/Outdoor) for an indoor version of a camp out
For the Home
1. 2021 National Parks Foundation Wall Calendar drool-worthy images that will have you planning your next National Park adventure
5. Start Hiking Box Sign to inspire a day on the trails
Michel Design Works Winter Woods Soy Wax Candle (no longer available)
Outdoor Family Gifts that Inspire Adventure
USAOPOLY National Parks Trivial Pursuit Game (no longer available)
What are your go-to ideas for great gifts for outdoor lovers? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!
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Have lots of outdoorsy friends and family on your holiday gift list this year? Find more outdoor family holiday gift guides from some of our favorite outdoor families:
The Best Gifts for Skiers from The Brave Ski Mom
The Best Outdoor Gifts of 2018 | Editor’s Choice from Outdoor Families Magazine
A Holiday Gift Guide for Active Kids (with giveaways) from Rockies Family Adventure
Outdoor Family Gift Guide – 2018 from Tales of a Mountain Mama
The Best Gifts for Travelers from Traveling Mel
Meaningful Gifts You Actually Want to Give Your Children from Wike Baby
Holiday Gift Guide for Lovers of the Outdoors from Play Outside Guide
Gift Guide for Ski Families from MountainMomandTots.com
Ethical Gifts for the Outdoor Family (+ Giveaway) from Born to Be Adventurous
Gift Guide for Adventure Travelers and Outdoor Lovers from Nomads with a Purpose
The Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List 2018 from Bring-the-kids.com
2018 Ultimate DIY, Handmade Guide for Your Wild Child! from Wilder Child
Your Guide to Cool Camping Gifts and Gadgets for Families from Little Family Adventure