With Halloween in the rear-view mirror, the race to New Year’s is officially on. But we still have a couple of big holidays to get through before we usher in the New Year. And if you’re like most people, you probably have a list of loved ones that you need to purchase gifts for.
While shopping for holiday gifts might be fun, it isn’t always easy, especially if you have people on your list who love the great outdoors. With so many cheap outdoors-related gifts piled up at your local retail stores, it can be hard to find gifts that are practical, personal, and well-made.
If you need some gift ideas for the outdoors lovers on your list, don’t worry. This year, we’ve done all the leg work, so you can get your shopping out of the way early. Here are ten great gift ideas that outdoors lovers will be sure to love.
The Hidden Tracks Book
The Hidden Tracks is a beautiful book that every outdoors lover will appreciate. It’s a“thrilling exploration of the world’s most exciting, magnificent, and diverse walking trails and hiking destinations.” The Hidden Tracks not only showcases many of the world’s most well-known trails, but it also highlights some of the more out-of-the-way gems, some of which may be just a few hours from home.
Ocoopa Rechargeable Hand Warmers
Ocoopa’s rechargeable hand warmers keep your hands warm and toasty when the weather turns cold. A perfect gift idea for everyone from hunters to hikers, these compact, durable, and long-lasting hand warmers are among the highest rated in their class, so your gift recipient won’t ever have to worry about having cold hands when they’re outside again.
Yeti Panga Bag
Farmer’s Almanac is calling for some serious snow this winter. So, if your loved one is planning on going on a winter excursion, then the Yeti Panga Bag will make for the perfect gift. The Panga Bag features a puncture-resistant, high-density nylon shell and a HydroLok™ Zipper that keeps the water out even when fully submerged. This bag is built to stand up to just about anything, and it’s the bag you need if you want to ensure your gear stays dry.
Cablz Eyewear Retainers
Eyewear and the outdoors don’t always go complement each other. And the more active you are, the more likely you will drop or lose your expensive glasses or sunglasses. But Cablz eyewear retainers are specially designed to help prevent this costly situation. Cablz retainers are adjustable, low-profile, durable, and waterproof, and they keep your glasses in place, so you can adventure with confidence. Cablz even has a range of accessories to help you get the most out of your retainers, like floats, cleaning kits, and more.
Chaco Ramble Puff Slippers
Chaco’s Ramble Puff Slippers are the ideal gift idea for the hiker-camper in your life. These slippers are just thing to slip into after a day spent hiking the trails. They’re not only lightweight, but they also feature a hard sole, so you don’t have to worry about having to change back into your boots in the middle of the night when nature calls. And with fleece lining, your feet will be nice and cozy-warm all night long.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Straw
When you spend time outdoors, water is your most precious commodity. But water can be incredibly heavy to carry with you and it takes up a lot of space in your gear bag. The LifeStraw personal water filter straw is the perfect solution and the ultimate survival tool. It turns any water source into drinkable water by removing bacteria, parasites, microplastics, dirt, sand, and cloudiness.
Fireside Outdoor Campfire Defender
Outdoors, fire is just as important to your safety as water. But when you’re camping in one place for multiple days, keeping the fire stoked overnight can be tough, especially when wet weather rolls in. But this isn’t a problem when you have the Campfire Defender from Fireside Outdoor. This campfire cover is specially designed to protect and maintain your fire, so it will still be hot and dry up to eight hours later. And it comes with a lifetime warranty but also a money-back guarantee!
Ecovox 4K Wifi Trail Camera
The Ecovox 4K Wifi Trail Camera was rated the best overall trail camera for 2022 by Popular Mechanics, in part because it has specs that are well-beyond those offered by most other trail camera brands, including 4K video and 30-megapixel images.Whether you want to scout out an area for the upcoming hunting season or try to capture a video or photo of the elusive Sasquatch, this is the trail camera you’ll want in your gear pack.
AeroPress Coffee Maker
Those who love the outdoors will tell you – everything tastes better when you’re out in nature, but especially coffee! For those on your gift list who love both camping and coffee, there’s no better gift than the AeroPress coffee maker. Lightweight, compact, and portable, this ingenious take on the French press makes it easy to enjoy a cup of hot coffee on a cold morning.
Therapy Dough by Cammie and Kip Weeks
Not every camping trip goes as planned. From bad weather to getting lost, there’s a lot that can happen in the woods, so being able to cope with it all is important. One way to keep your mind clear and focused is to use therapy dough. Squishing, squeezing, and shaping therapy dough helps users to relieve their stress and manage depression, anxiety, and difficult emotions. And these fantastic smelling therapy doughs from Cammie and Kip Weeks also provide aromatherapeutic benefits!
When shopping for outdoors lovers, it’s important to remember that the best gifts are those that are practical. They should be gifts that serve a purpose and improve the recipient’s outdoor experience without interfering with or taking them out of their natural surroundings. We think that the ten gifts listed here do exactly that and therefore, will be welcomed and appreciated by anyone who loves spending time out in the wild.