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Getting gifts for your outdoorsy friends can be tough! They often have certain gear they want to use, they have a ton of gear already, and how the heck can we know what to get them this year?
We’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for your outdoorsy friends, siblings, significant others, and parents (or children) that are bound to get them stoked for the adventures to come!
Outdoorsy Holiday Gifts: Fuel the Adventure
Fuel adventures for an entire year by gifting the US Parks Pass! This pass gets the pass holder into National Parks, National Forests, BLM, and more. The pass lasts an entire year from purchase date, and admits an entire car into the parks! This gift will inspire someone to keep exploring, and will help them create an entire year of awesome adventures.
Outdoorsy Holiday Gifts: Gear
A Jetboil is a staple for any adventure lover. Anyone spending time outside will be grateful to have one! These camp stoves boil water in under 100 seconds, have an ignitor built in, and are great for car camping, backpacking, hiking, climbing, and any other adventure you can think of! They pack up small and will make for easy cooking and coffee while outdoors! You can even add on the coffee press to turn the Jetboil into a french press.
Stanley Adventure Full Kitchen Base Camp Cookset:
Get them ready for any camping adventure with this full cookset with dinnerware for 4! Stanley’s gear is high quality and will last forever, and this set will help to make some amazing camp dinners!
This daypack will get them ready for any adventure, is super comfortable, and will last through whatever you put it through! Fuel all of their day hikes with an REI daypack. Kelby has the Trail 25 (the same but smaller) and is ready to buy 5 of these 40s because he loves them so much.
A Coleman camp stove is one of our favorite pieces of gear for car camping, and will be a great gift for anyone who is looking to go on more camping trips in 2022! Combine this with a propane canister and some camp cooking gear, and you’ve got a great starter pack!
This waist pack is great for a mountain biker in your life! This pack comes with a 1.5 liter hydration reservoir to keep riders hydrated even on long rides, and is incredibly comfortable. Kelby loves his Seral 7 and knows it is going to last years of riding! This could also be a great gift for a hiker who prefers waist packs!
Relaxing in a hammock after a long day of hiking is one of our favorite parts of the day on our adventures. These hammocks can hold two people at a time and are great for hanging at camp, the beach, the local crag, and even the backyard! You may even end up wanting one of these for yourself… The hammock straps are sold separately (and are necessary for hanging the hammock wherever you’d like!). Find them here.
A bear canister is a necessity for backpacking in many locations, and has saved our butts more than once! A bear canister is designed for keep your food safe and protected from bears, ensuring the bears don’t get human food, and you wake up to food in the morning! These are way easier to use than a hanging system, and will be used for years by anyone who backpacks in “beary” areas!
JBL Flip 5 Eco Waterproof Speaker:
For any outdoorsy music lovers, these waterproof speakers will be perfect for lake days, kayaking, and climbing. They are super durable and can come on every adventure. Best of all, they sound incredible!
Gerber Suspension-NXT Multi-Tool + Paraframe I Fine-Edge Knife Bundle
Whether you carry it in your car, your backpack, or your pocket, a good multi-tool and a knife are essential for overcoming obstacles, fixing gear, and being prepared for the front and backcountry. This would be a great gift for a gear-head or a MacGyver in your life!
Outdoorsy Holiday Gifts: Clothing
A fleece jacket is a staple of many outdoor lovers’ closets. They are comfortable, cozy, functional, and keep you warm even when they get wet! This Patagonia fleece has become Zoe’s favorite jacket since she bought it, and it comes on every adventure!
Baselayers are a crucial part of staying warm and comfortable while hiking and backpacking! Check out these merino wool baselayers from REI.
Okay I know what you’re thinking… Socks?! As a gift?! YES. Merino Wool socks are a game-changer, and anyone who spends time outdoors and hikes a lot will be forever grateful. Less blisters, less cold toes, and more fun. Really, we would be so stoked on more wool socks.
Outdoorsy Holiday Gifts: Under $50
GSI Outdoors Infinity Backpackers Mug:
For anyone who loves backpacking or is hoping to get into it in 2022, this mug is lightweight, insulated, and comes on every trip of ours! Best of all, it’s easy to clean, and no one likes dishes in the backcountry!
Anyone who wants to get into mountain biking or is already an avid mountain biker needs a good set of tools for trail fixes! Keep your loved one prepared for anything bike related with this crankbrothers multitool! We both have this tool and it has come in handy more times than we can tell you. We don’t ride without it!
If they don’t have a Nalgene, it will quickly become their best friend. Throw in some Adventure Addicts stickers to get their Nalgene sticker collection started!
The Landmark Project National Parks T-Shirt
This t-shirt is so cute and displays all the National Parks and their locations! This would be a great gift for a National Park lover in your life! (This and the America the Beautiful pass together would be the ultimate parks gift!)
Stanley Mug and/or Thermos
Stanley has been a brand we always use to keep our coffee or hot chocolate (with baileys?) warm, and is a staple for all of our adventures! These mugs and thermoses will last forever, and are a great gift for a coffee or tea lover in your life! Coffee is best when it’s enjoyed outside, isn’t it?
Stanley Classic Perfect-Brew Pour Over Set
For those coffee nerds, here is a great easy way to make coffee while camping or at home! This pour over set comes with the stainless steel filter and mug, and doesn’t even need paper filters!
Outdoorsy Holiday Gifts: The Big Ones
The Garmin Mini is a great big gift for anyone who loves spending time in the backcountry. These satellite communicators allow hikers to send messages to loved ones, use a GPS for basic navigation, and call for rescue services in an emergency situation. These can and have saved lives, and are a big purchase for many outdoor enthusiasts.
For someone in your life who is interested in getting into backpacking, buying a backpack is one of the first steps! This can be one of the largest purchases for getting started, and getting a good backpack can really make or break a trip. The Osprey Atmos (mens) and Aura (womens) 65 L are two of the best backpacks on the market in our opinion. They are very highly rated, very comfortable, and super lightweight. They also have plenty of pockets for organization, and the top lid comes off for shorter trips, making the pack very versatile for every trip you could think of! We both have these packs and are absolutely in love with them!
These boots will absolutely be any outdoor lovers favorite pair of shoes. Since we bought Blundstones, they have quickly become staples in our wardrobe. They are great for camping (and cozy!), days at the brewery, walking around town, really… anything! They are high quality and will last years and years and years of hard use!
If you are looking for more gifts for someone wanting to get into backpacking (or already is), check out our backpacking checklist for everything we bring on backpacking trips!