Sometimes, the most adventurous people in our lives can be the trickiest to shop for come holiday season. Maybe they spend all weekend in the mountains and all week dreaming about them, can start a roaring campfire in any weather or even build an Adirondack chair out of skis. So what do you get for the person in your life who only wants adventure? Fear not! We’re here to help.
We are gear editors and mothers and adventurous dads and travel writers and explorers. We own and use most of these outdoor gifts in our holiday gift guide, but there are couple still on our wish list.
Whether gifting to yourself or others, here’s to equipping your adventures with functional favorites, specifically catered to those who crave the wild. Note: this article contains affiliate links; your purchases support our daily content at no extra cost to you!
Best Outdoor Gifts of 2019
The Best Outdoor Photography for Your Walls
Kerem Hanci Photography
The first gift on our outdoor gifts list is for everyone; the wild child, the nature lover, the outdoor admirer! We absolutely LOVE these signed, limited edition, fine art nature prints from Kerem Hanci Photography. So, bring the beauty of the outdoors inside to brighten up any space!
The Best Outdoorsy Necklace
Silver Mountain Peak Pendant Women’s Necklace
This Mountain Peak Pendant necklace, is the perfect gift for the outdoorsy woman in your life. Its delicate and minimalist snow-packed peaks whisper to any nature lover, “the mountains are calling.”
- Handmade item
- Solid sterling silver
- Length: 18 inches
- Closure: Lobster claw
- Style: Minimalist
- Chain style: Cable
- Delivered in a beautiful organza gift bag
The Best Fort-Building Tool
Stick-lets Fort Kit
Your Adventurous kid can build a mega fort with this set of 18 Stick-let connectors. Made to turn one of kids’ most time-honored, favorite, renewable toys—the stick—into a building toy.
- Set of 18 connectors for kids constructing with sticks made of flexible silicone
- Comprehensive building kit
- Build forts, toys, animal habitats, geometric shapes, and more
- Connector colors include: 3 Birch Bark White, 3 Grasshopper Green, 3 Huckleberry Blue, 3 Starfish Red, 3 Pardon My Purple, and 3 Monarch Orange
- Great for 1–2 builders, includes tote bag and pamphlet
The Best Stargazing Camping Chair
Camp Solutions Reclining Camping Chair
Relax while camping, hanging out with friends and family on picnics or any outdoor activities with Camp Solution’s reclining camp chair. The camping chair also features a breathable mesh back, which keeps you cool and refreshed at all times. Perfect for relaxing outside on a warm summer’s day.
- Spacious reclining camp chair with built in headrest and footrest. The seating area is made with 600D oxford fabric and features a breathable mesh back for cooling. Chair measures 23’’ x 23’’ x 35.1’’ when setup.
- Convenient and durable mesh cup holders are built into the chair for you to conveniently place your drinks.
- Armrests are also engineered to be the perfect height to ensure that your arm is relaxed at all times.
- No tools required to setup the chair. Simply follow the included instructions to unfold the chair and you are good to go.
- Extremely durable and built with high quality steel. Metal contact points make the chair extremely sturdy and durable. Weight capacity up to 300lbs.
- This reclining camp chair only weighs 10.9lbs. A carry bag is included for easy transportation to and from your outdoor adventures.
The Best Portable Camp Kitchen
Coleman Deluxe Portable Camp Kitchen
Outdoor cooking is a ton of fun, but it’s not always easy to prep your meal on coolers, picnic tables, and car tailgates. Enter the Coleman deluxe Camp Kitchen, a complete outdoor food preparation center that fits inside a compact carrying case. The Camp Kitchen includes a removable dish tub for post-meal cleanup.
The Camp Kitchen is outfitted with a rust-resistant aluminum frame made using heavy-duty channel-extruded aluminum for added strength. More important than the construction, however, is the functionality. The kitchen’s main body includes a moisture-resistant MDF tabletop food prep area with plenty of space for chopping onions and shaping hamburger patties. To the side is a wire-grid extender shelf that easily holds most Coleman and other brands of camping stoves at countertop level. No more cooking on the ground or an unstable stump.
- Fully featured portable camp kitchen offers ample cooking space and a removable sink
- 39.4 x 19.7-inch food prep area ideal for chopping ingredients
- 26.4 x 15-inch side table accommodates most Coleman stoves and coolers
- Handy utensil hooks, paper towel holder, and mesh shelves provide additional storage space
- Folding design fits into a compact case for easy carrying and storage
The Best Action Camera
Garmin VIRB Ultra 30 Action Camera
Can your action camera prove how far, how fast, and how high you went? Garmin’s VIRB Ultra 30, the waterproof HD action camera, can. It captures 4K/30fps video with GPS data overlays. It also has voice control so you can tell the camera to start, stop and “remember that.” For adventures in the wet or snow, you’ll love its LCD display and microphone that work even in the waterproof case. Plus, you can live-stream your video adventures with friends online.
- Crystal clear 4K/30fps footage, 1080p/120fps, or slow motion capability at 720p/240fps
- Built-in GPS and external sensors with connectivity to Garmin devices to capture performance data like speed, elevation, heart rate and G-force
- 1.75-inch lcd color touchscreen display is easy to operate; fully functional in and out of waterproof case
- Shoot hands-free by using voice commands to start/stop recording, take a photo or tag footage
- 3-axis image stabilization captures smooth and steady video up to 1080p/60fps, no matter the terrain.
The Best Beginner Telescope
Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope
This simple Newtonian reflector telescope on a rotating tabletop stand makes it easy to view the night sky. FirstScope is a perfect option for any entry-level astronomer.
- 76mm aperture reflector optical tube
- Quality Dobsonian-style telescope features a 76 millimeter optical tube with enough light gathering ability to view all the best celestial objects like the rings of Saturn and the Orion Nebula
- Moveable tube for ease of navigation for viewing
- Lightweight, portable
- Two eyepieces included
The Best Bluetooth Camping Speaker
Anker SoundCore Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Soundcore delivers remarkable sound and incredible build quality at an unbelievable price. Boasting an impressive 24-hour battery life to play your soundtrack all day long, SoundCore takes you on an unforgettable journey. Music is no longer lost in the background, it becomes the core of your adventure.
- Experience your music in full-bodied stereo realized through dual high-performance drivers
- 24-hour/500-song playtime powered by a built-in high capacity li-ion battery and Anker’s industry
- Compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices
- Anker sound core Bluetooth speaker, micro usb charging cable
The Best Rooftop Cargo Box
Thule Force Cargo Box