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I love giving gifts that are meaningful or useful and of course something that the receiver will actually love and appreciate. It can be tricky to find the perfect gift especially for an adventurous woman (or any woman for that matter) who seemingly has everything. As an outdoorsy woman myself, I can truly appreciate the best outdoor gift ideas that celebrate nature and come in handy on all my outdoor adventures. Wether the outdoorsy woman in your life is car camping the country, gearing up for an exciting solo hike or flying to her next bucket list destination, these outdoorsy gifts are the perfect compliment to an adventurous lifestyle.
In this gift guide, I’ve listed more than 70 gift ideas perfect for any outdoor lover; but especially with the adventurous women in mind. From practical gear that withstands the elements to thoughtful accessories that complement her adventurous spirit, these suggestions aim to celebrate her love for nature and equip her for the next great expedition.
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My Top 10 Favorites
Here is a recap of my personal favorite, Top 10 items that I use all the time including some travel essentials and car camping gear I can’t live without. They make great gifts!
- Icemule Backpack Cooler
- Rechargeable Head Lamp
- Allez Salves Everything CBD Cream
- Vuori Joggers
- Kanken Day Pack
- Travel Tripod (it comes Aluminum or lite weight Carbon)
- Quick Dry Towel
- Hip Pack
- Comfy Camp Shoes
- AllTrails Subscription
This cooler has come in so handy on my last camping trip. It is a lot easier than emptying the large cooler after the ice melts and is a great size for day essentials.
I can’t say enough good things about this tripod. It is compact and durable with a lifetime warranty. It comes in Aluminum (heavier but less expensive) or Carbon (lighter but more expensive). I splurged on the Carbon one and am so happy I did.
This cream is truly special! I use it on sore muscles and get instant relief. It makes a great stocking stuffer and this size lasts me months!
My go to comfy travel shoe. They are a little bulky but the slip on sandal is perfect for airing feet after a long hike, or during long drives in the car.
These cozy joggers are so soft and my favorite travel pants. I have three pairs with matching tops. They are perfect for lounging, sleeping and so comfortable for long travel days.
12 Gifts under $25
Before we get in to the rest of the list, here are a few items that are all under $25.00. They make great stocking stuffers. You don’t have to spend a lot to find a great gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life!
Best outdoorsy gift ideas for nature lovers
Full disclosure, this list of gifts includes some bigger ticket items over $100, (although there are plenty under that as well) but rest assured, they all prove their worth with durability, functionality and usefulness!
I’ve personally used nearly everything on this list and would never recommend something I think is useless, overpriced or haven’t at least tried.
The best gifts for a Camping Trip
- Rinse Kit Portable Shower
- Quick Dry Towel
- Kula Cloth
- Solo Stove-Smokeless Portable Campfire Stove
- Yeti Carryall Tote Bag
- Portable Coffee Press
- Backpack Cooler
- Hydro Flask Stainless Steel Water Bottle
- Outdoor Waterproof Blanket
- Hanging Tent Light
- Compostable Body Wipes
- Handheld multi tool
- Foldable Camp Chair
- The Campout Cookbook
- Budget Camping Hammock
This portable pressurized shower is my favorite way to stay refreshed while in the wilderness. It is perfect for car camping and for camp sites with no running water.
This bag is so durable and keeps it shape for an easy catch all bag for the car. It holds a lot!
I love the 40 oz Hydro Flask Tumbler. It comes in a lot of colors, and easily fits in a car cup holder. It is my favorite tumbler for the car.
It is crazy how useful a multi tool can be. You never know when you’ll need one but for the campsite its one of my must have tools.
I love this bag! It comes in beautiful colors and is the perfect size for airports and hikes. It has a hidden back pocket and enough room for my phone, car keys and glasses.
The Perfect gifts for short day hikes or long hikes
- Bear Spray
- Garmin inreach Mini 2
- Sturdy Hiking Boots
- Darn Tough Socks
- First aid Kit
- Osprey Day Pack
- Rechargeable Head Lamp
- BeFree Filter Water Bottle
- Hip Pack
- Backpack Cooler
- Portable Battery Pack
- Long Sleeve Hiking Shirt
- Yeti 24 Roadie Cooler–
- Compact Hiking Cook System
I always hike in wool socks. They help control moisture and odor. The Darn Tough brand comes in a few thicknesses and really holds up.
A head lamp is another must have item for the campground, hiking or even crawling in dark spaces. This one is rechargeable and lasts a lot longer than other non rechargeable ones i’ve used.
My favorite day pack. It expands to fit everything I need for a day hike but is lite weight and collapsible so easy to travel with in luggage.
The perfect car camping cooler. It fits nicely behind my passenger seat (when pushed forward) and keeps a chill for hours.
Patagonia’s Capilene Cool collection of hiking shirts are some of my favorites. The fabric is soft and the colors are pretty. The material has a slight stretch to it and is odor resistant.
Fun Outdoor Activities
- Go Pro
- Lightweight Dry Bag
- Yard Games- Polish Horse Shoes, Corn Hole and Yard Bowl are some of my favorites! They are great for camp grounds.
- Rain Jacket
- Water Walking Shoes
Go Pro is the best waterproof adventure camera I own. I recently upgraded to the 10 from the 5 and there are tons of improvements. GoPro 12 is the newest edition and promises even more improvements.
I have a few of these jackets, I love the colors they come in and they are actually waterproof. They fold up small and are easy to take hiking or add to an already packed carryon for just in case.
The best gifts for Road Trip Lovers
- AAA membership
- Jackery 500
- Electric Travel Water Kettle
- America the beautiful pass-U.S National Parks
- Compact Overnight Bag
- Packing Cubes
- Memory foam mattress
- Portable Tire Inflator
- Drives of a Life Time Hardcover Book or Kindle Edition
Gifts for Cold weather
Special gifts for the outdoorsy Woman
- Weatherproof Notebook
- Hanging Toiletry bag
- Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars
- Nat Geo Backyard guide to the night sky
- Wide Brimmed Hat
- Walks of a Lifetime in America’s National Parks
- Backpack Watercolor Kit
- Skin care set
- Kindle for on the go reading
- Rei Gift Card
With all of these gifting ideas for your outdoor-loving friend, It will be hard to choose something they won’t love-Happy gift giving!
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