Our family loves hiking, and we’ve slowly found that some of our everyday outdoor wear isn’t as great for the Great Outdoors, so we’ve made some swaps for durable, multi-purpose items that fare well outside.
Outdoor Gift Ideas
I came to loving the outdoors the long way ’round.
My parents loved camping so much that they went on a camping trip for their honeymoon. They took us camping multiple times a year, and as soon as my dad retired from the military they bought a goat farm and moved us out to the middle of nowhere.
It was his ideal life as a city kid, but for me as a teenager being surrounded by nothing but nature for miles around… it was a bit much and it was years until I really enjoyed being out in nature again.
Now, Ella and I enjoy every chance we get to hit our local conservation areas and I took her camping for the first time this year. We’re still in that stage where we’re boring a lot but our next investment will be some solid camping cooking gear. (This year we bought good air mattresses and fishing gear.)
If you have any awesome outdoorsy gift ideas, please leave them in the comments below.
Camping and Hiking Gift Ideas
(Prices are accurate as of posting – they may have increased or decreased since then. Please let me know if any items come up as no longer available and I can make an alternative suggestion.)
- Intex Explorer K2 Kayak — $65
- Wasing Internal Frame Hiking Backpack — $49.99
- Wealers 7-Piece Outdoor Utensil Set — $24.99
- Guide to the Stars — $16.38
- Whetstone Cutlery Multi-Tool — $11.50
- Camping Hammock with Mosquito Net — $23.99
- Pocket Fisherman Fishing Pole — $28.06
- OuterEQ Hiking Sleeping Bag — $28.00
- Polaris Optics Skyview Binoculars — $169.99
- Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair — $69.98
11. Etekcity Ultralight Portable Camping Stove — $9.99
12. Alvantor 2-Person Camping Tent — $23.99
13. Wildhorn Outfitters Microlite Travel Towel Bundle — $27.99
14. YETI Rambler Bottle — $69.99
15. Premium Solar Camping Shower Bag — $18.99
16. BioLite Camp Stove Bundle — $199.95
17. Expower Drop-Proof Splash-Proof Speaker — $40.99
18. Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman Tool — $45.35
19. Light My Fire Tinder on a Rope — $5.22
20. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter — $19.95