We’re making this gift-giving thing easy, whether you know what they want or are clueless, because finding the right outdoor gift for your family and friends shouldn’t be hard. We hope you love all the outdoor gifts ideas our team of editors have put together for you this year.
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20 Outdoor Gift Ideas
Show your Outdoor Family spirit and stay hydrated during all your outdoor adventures with our custom #OutdoorFamilies stainless steel, portable water bottle. See the entire line of #OutdoorFamilies products, including a coffee mug, an eco-friendly reusable shopping bag, and a beautiful, ceramic holiday tree ornament!
- 24 oz. bottle.
- Made with 18/8 stainless steel.
- Height: 10.8″ Weight: 10 oz.
- 100% BPA free.
- Comes with a threaded lid.
- Lightweight and durable; crack proof, spill proof.
- Hand wash only. Not recommended for dishwasher.
- Does not give beverages a plastic taste.
- Safe for refrigerator, but not freezer.
- Certified free of harmful chemicals
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
Up your family camping game with these Glow in the Dark playing cards. A fun and creative way to have fun in the light or the dark! Put them near light to charge and the glow will last 2 hours per charge.
- Please near light to charge (blacklight works best)
- Glow lasts 2 hours per charge
- Cards are waterproof
- Poker playing cards
Price: $6.50 – $12.48*
Dandies Marshmallows are indistinguishable from a conventional marshmallow and are perfect for roasting over the campfire or making s’mores. They’re also fantastic for classic crispy treats and their mini marshmallows are a perfect addition to a hot cup of cocoa. Try them in a variety of flavors, including classic vanilla, peppermint, and even pumpkin.
- Natural ingredients
- Contain no high fructose corn syrup or gelatin (they’re 100% vegan!)
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Made with all natural ingredients
- Gelatin free
- Free from most common allergens (peanut, tree nut, milk, egg, wheat, fish, shellfish, and corn)
- Gluten free
- Made in a dedicated vegan facility
Veyo’s mittyz™ (mitt-ease) are a new type of baby and toddler glove designed specifically to end the “thumb wars” and make playtime easy. The unique design makes them easy to slip on and fit perfectly around bulky coats. They stay on better and keep little fingers warmer, which means playtime lasts longer.
- 100% Waterproof
- Oversized gauntlet to fit easily over any coat sleeve.
- Elastic gauntlet cinch strap to seal out snow and ice.
- Double pull wrist strap for quickly securing the glove on children’s hands.
- Quick-release wrist buckle for easy removal after outdoor play.
- Integrated thumb pocket for ease of putting on.
- Easily reversible for quick drying.
- Fleece-lined inside for warmth.
- Machine wash and dry.
- Mittyz go on easy and stay on!
Bike lift and storage device that securely lifts a bike weighing as much as 40lbs. to the ceiling or rafters. It can accommodate ceiling heights up to 13ft. and does not require electricity or clumsy ropes and pulleys. Just attach the bike harness to your bike, engage the powerful lift mechanism and let Kradl do the heavy lifting for you. Ready to go for a ride? Just pull it down and go!
- Kradl Lifts Your Bike All the Way to the Ceiling or Stop Anywhere in Between without Electricity or Ropes and Pulleys
- Ideal for Ceiling Heights up to 13ft.
- Choose 40lbs. w/ 10ft. of Travel or 25lbs. w/ 12ft. of Travel
- Easy to Install. Just Two Mounting Screws.
- All Bike Types Weighing 40lbs. or Less
Price: $159 – $199*
The award-winning Subwing board will take you on a fun and thrilling underwater flight you’ll never forget! Feel what it’s like to be a dolphin, effortlessly gliding through a world of rich marine life. Perform impressive tricks you can master in minutes, take a group flight with your friends and loved ones, or simply relax on the surface for a calming, enjoyable ride.
- The slow towing speed and the intuitive maneuvering of the Subwing makes it a safe watersport for all kids and adults that are comfortable of being in the water, and it requires minimal physical effort and zero training to enjoy. Simply hang on with two hands and steer by tilting the wings in the direction you want to go. Tilt both wings up or down in order to dive or resurface. (Full instructions included with your wings).
- A thrilling ride with the Subwing only requires a slow, safe speed of 2-4 knots, meaning you can easily tow it with a small motorized boat and you’ll consume less fuel compared with other towable water sports. Much cheaper and safer than water skiing & wakeboarding, and a superior experience compared to pull behind tubes, floats and tube inflatables.
- Perform impressive underwater maneuvers in a matter of minutes with the intuitive feel of the Subwing. Multiple people can be towed along at the same time for a 1, 2, 3 or 4 person thrilling ride through the water! Your imagination is the only limit!
Carry a little piece of the magic with you using the 32 oz. Hydro Flask Great Smoky Mountains Wide-Mouth vacuum water bottle. It celebrates the unique landscape and colors of this extraordinary park.
- TempShield™ double-wall vacuum insulation keeps contents hot or cold for hours
- The inside temperature won’t affect the outside temperature of the container—that means no burned fingers from hot beverages or condensation from ice-cold drinks
- Tough, food-grade 18/8 stainless steel is BPA-free and resistant to bacteria and odors
- Wide-mouth opening fits most backcountry water filters and makes it easy to fill with soup or to add ice cubes
- Double-wall vacuum insulation keeps the contents hot for 6 hrs. or cold for 24 hrs.
- Lid handle makes it easy to grab and take with you
- Covered by the Hydro Flask Lifetime Warranty
- Note: Bottle may not be 100% leakproof when filled with carbonated beverages; keep the bottle upright
Donate to the American Camp Association Annual Giving Fund
Making a contribution to the American Camp Association’s Annual Fund safeguards the future of the camp experience for thousands of deserving children each year.
Through accreditation, leadership, education and promotion, the ACA endeavors to enrich the lives of children and prepare them to be the leaders of tomorrow.
The ACA does a great deal with the 50 percent of camp fees that come to the national office, but there is so much more that can be done.
Your dollars keep the framework of the ACA strong so, like a proud parent, it can effectively represent the camps in the ACA family and spread the word about the crucial life experiences they have to offer children of every background.
When writer and navigator Tristan Gooley journeys outside, he sees a natural world filled with clues. The roots of a tree indicate the sun’s direction; the Big Dipper tells the time; a passing butterfly hints at the weather; a sand dune reveals prevailing wind; the scent of cinnamon suggests altitude; a budding flower points south.
To help you understand nature as he does, Gooley shares more than 850 tips for forecasting, tracking, and more, gathered from decades spent walking the landscape around his home and around the world. Whether you’re walking in the country or city, along a coastline, or by night, this is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal—if you only know how to look! Looking for more outdoorsy book ideas? Check out our list of 34 Nature Books for Kids!
The Fire Pit Re-Invented. For decades the fire pit has remained virtually unchanged. Traditional fire pits are dirty, smokey, heavy, and worst of all leave permanent scars on the earth beneath them.
We set out to invent a new easier way to enjoy campfires. Lightweight and clean burning the Pop-Up Pit can be set up without tools on any surface in under 60 seconds.
- Opened Dims: 24L” x 24W” x 15H”
- Closed Dims: 27″L x 5″W x 5″H
- Complete Kit Weight: 8 lbs.
- Materials: Aircraft Aluminium and Stainless Steel
- Fuels: Wood, Charcoal, Paraffin Wax Logs
- Modular Design with Individually Replaceable Parts
- Patented Fire Mesh Technology
Yellow Scope’s mission is to hook girls on STEM with science kits that take them seriously. Yellow Scope science kits are chock full of real science equipment and lab supplies. The dozens of exciting, colorful, and fun experiments will keep them coming back to the lab bench again and again!
- LEARN THE BASICS – The 28-page lab notebook teaches 8-12 year olds about key scientific concepts: chemical reactions, molecular motion, and the effect of temperature.
- AWARD-WINNING – This kit has won a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, a Dr. Toy Best Educational Toys Award, and was 2016 Finalist for Toy of the Year.
- 19+ EXPERIMENTS – The detailed lab notebook outlines 19+ colorful and surprising experiments on chemical reactions, molecular motion and temperature. It also includes fun facts, quizzes and lots of room for kids to doodle, design and create their own experiments.
- FUN & EDUCATIONAL – The kit contains real lab equipment, including 3 beakers, a high temperature thermometer, a digital timer, colored safety goggles, a chalkboard lab mat and loads of chemical reagents for hours and hours of experimental fun.
- STEM GIFT – This kit provides hours of engaging and fun scientific learning, making it a great STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and STEAM (STEM + Art) gift that will get girls excited about science and help build confidence.
Birdfeeders are a great way to enjoy wildlife. If you live in an area that has many birds, a couple of strategically placed feeders will allow you to view them up close and personal.
- Funny Garden Decoration — This old man tree face bird feeder made of highly detailed sculpted resin, features funny smile. It is a cute addition to decor any yard or garden.
- Outdoor Bird Feeder — The large mouth of tree face could be filled with birdseed to attract wild bird to perch and feeding. You can enjoy to watch these little cute elves.
- Given Life To Your Tree — Decor outdoor with this tree faces, which is easily to turn any tree into a personality life.
- Easy To Install — Come with screws to install on the tree. Installation can be completed in a few minutes. Size: Eyes are 2.8″ x 3″, mouth and nose piece: 4.3″ x 10″.
For the love of the classic barbecue, this outdoor gift is for anyone who loves to cook outside. For tender meat falling off the bone and the first savory bite that makes taking it low- and-slow, in your Smokey Mountain Cooker smoker, worth every moment.
- Porcelain-enameled lid, bowl, and center section retain heat and won’t rust or peel
- Two cooking grates provide ample room for smoking two large items at once
- Silicone temperature grommet monitors the internal temperature of your smoker
- Control the temperature of your smoker by easily adjusting the dampers
- Fuel door comes off to make adding charcoal and wood easier while smoking
The 12 Sport is the perfect bike to take your child from baby steps to big strides, all without busting out a toolkit (no-tool adjustable seat and handlebar and tires that never go flat). The 12 Sport is Strider’s all-around fun factory.
- GROWS WITH YOUR CHILD – The seat and handlebar heights adjust to accommodate ages 18 months to 5 years, or a 12– 20 in. inseam (no tools required). The 12 Sport is perfect for future upgrades like a foot brake or heavy-duty tires.
- FOR YOUNG KIDS – The 12 Sport weighing only 3.0 kg (6.7 lbs.), makes it easy for your child to ride and stride. Mini-grips mean your child’s little mitts can easily take control. This lean, mean, and durable bike gives you the biggest bang for your buck!
- IT’S MORE THAN JUST A BIKE – Boring specs aside, this is the bike that introduces kids to the freedom, power, and responsibility of riding. Now they have the power to keep up with you when you’re out and about, experiencing amazing freedom.
- YEARS OF FUN – We know kids put things through rigorous…*ahem*…testing. With the 12 Sport’s durable steel frame and puncture-proof tires, you don’t have to worry about damage or maintenance and have a child’s bike they won’t outgrow in a few months.
Add the finishing touches to your precious garden with the Creative Roots create your own garden stones! Paint and decorate garden decor all your own with using vibrant acrylic paint colors to fill in each detail of the designed garden stones. Unleash your creativity As you design unique color patterns and details that express your style and artistic eye.
Design 3 ready-to-paint stones including a lady bug, a butterfly and a cheerful sun! Display your garden stones on a shelf, in an indoor plant or in an outdoor garden! Be sure to apply an exterior varnish to outside to protect your design from the elements.
- No mess: skip the messy molding process and get right to the fun as you paint and design Each stone
- Pre-designed stones: offers ready-to-paint stones including a butterfly, ladybug and sun design
- Learn color mixing: create new shades and hues by mixing paint colors that make your details pop
- Display with pride: display your colorful stones in an indoor potted plant, terrarium or an outdoor garden, with the correct protectant
- Kit includes: 3 – 4 inch ceramic garden stones, 10- color paint pots and paint brush
A good, waterproof trail camera is a great way for you and your kids to see and learn about nocturnal wildlife, right in your own backyard.
Start a project to study wild animal behavior completely naturally with no influence from watching humans.
- The trail camera captures 14 Mega Pixel crystal images and full HD 1080P videos,providing more high-quality details during daytime(black and white at night).You could easily see the vivid world of wildlife. (Memory card NOT included in the package)
- With 3 sensors, once detecting the movements,the hunting camera will be triggered instantly in 0.3s without delay.You will never miss any exciting moments even at night.The trigger distance is up to 20m(65ft). We don‘t recommend touching the sensor lenses on both sides as they may cause scratches (Scratches don’t affect the detection effect).
- The scouting camera will detect movements of wild animals as soon as they enter the detecting range.With 3 passive infrared sensors,the high-sensitive camera detect and record every breathtaking motion with lower power consumption.The 42 pcs upgraded infrared LEDs can let you catch any moment even at dark night.850nm invisible infrared technology support super clear night vision.
- The game camera is equipped with 120° detecting range,which allows you to get excellent broader view.It will record any animal movements you want with wide angle lens even in rainy days.
Luci Outdoor 2.0 is our most versatile light yet. With more light settings, it’s brighter and longer lasting. The adjustable bottom strap lets you attach Luci anywhere without needing an extra hook.
Just as lightweight, waterproof and durable as ever, it collapses down to just 1 inch, giving you plenty of room for all your camping, hiking, climbing, kayaking or do-anything gear. Completely solar powered, Luci Outdoor 2.0 keeps you out of the dark, no matter how far off the grid you go.
- This extremely durable and lightweight lantern is completely powered by the sun, no additional batteries needed. Set it in direct sunlight for 7 hours and Luci Outdoor 2.0 lasts up to 24 hours on a single charge
- With 10 cool white LEDs and up to 75 lumens, Luci Outdoor 2.0 is a clean, reliable source of light to keep you out of the dark, no matter how far off the grid you go
- 4 modes to light any scene: low, medium, high, 1 second flashing
- Rugged outdoor lantern, perfect for camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, fishing, paddle boarding and more
- Features top and adjustable base strap – convenient for clipping onto a backpack, hanging in a tent or stringing up wherever you need light
- Weighs less than most mobile phones at 4.4 oz. / 125 g
- Luci Outdoor 2.0 is ideal for any emergency situation, especially when the unexpected happens. Rechargeable, durable, and waterproof (rated IP67), Luci Outdoor 2.0 can be used as a tool for both first responders and those who have been directly impacted.
- Charge level indicator that lets you know exactly when to recharge your light in the sun
- MPOWERD offers a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty on all MPOWERD products sold by authorized sellers
When disasters happen, the first 72 hours afterward are often the most harrowing, stressful and dangerous. You could be dealing with extended power outages, washed out roads – even a lack of running water.
Emergency personnel are working tirelessly to help those affected, but reaching everyone takes time. That’s why having a family disaster preparedness kit is essential to making it through the aftermath of a severe event. Sustain Supply Co.’s Premium Family Emergency Go Bag for 4 people lets you take a set-it-and-forget-it attitude to emergency preparedness.
You never need to worry if severe weather threatens because you’ve got it covered – everything your family needs for survival is tucked away all in one convenient backpack. See our full review of Sustain Supply Co’s Survival Kit before you buy!
- This 4-person emergency go bag contains a premium Sawyer Squeeze water filtration system that allows you to take advantage of nearby water sources while avoiding contaminants. The kit also includes 4 liters water and the highest-quality food for four people. Use the included portable stove to warm up dinner. After an emergency, the most essential human needs are water & food. If tap water is unavailable, your family could be in serious danger.
- All of the items provided in your emergency go bag are premium. All items included: 1 Large premium backpack, 24 servings of food, 4 Aqua Literz waters (33. 8oz refillable cartons), 1 Sawyer Squeeze, 8 Cyalume SnapLights, 2 LED lanterns, 2 flashlights, 1 fully stocked First Aid Kit, 4 emergency blankets, 2 bath wipes, 1 portable stove, 4 bowls and utensils, 1 MoraKniv knife, 1 Ferrocerium rod, 4 InstaFire tinder, and 4 whistles.
- This 4-person emergency go bag contains supplies for four people to survive a natural disaster. When facing a crisis, you can rely on your kit to provide first aid, basic nutrition, hygiene and more. While it’s intended for use when sheltering in place in your home, the water-resistant pack is easily transportable in the event of a sudden evacuation order. It contains several inside pockets to store additional items.
- After an emergency, health care providers may not be able to reach you for some time. It’s essential that you’re prepared to administer minor first aid to your family as needed. This premium 4-person emergency go bag contains all the basic first aid items you might need: a variety of bandages, pain relievers, ointment, gauze & tape, sanitary gloves, and a first aid guide. Keep everyone clean and comfortable with instant bath wipes in your survival kit.
- The extreme darkness during a power outage can make even the most steadfast person nervous – and imagine how the younger members of your family will feel. Your 4-person emergency kit contains 3 light source options – a flashlight, Ferrocerium rod, SnapLights and an LED lantern to help illuminate the night and make your emergency go bag lets you weather the storm in comfort.
One of the best air-activated warmers in America, HotHands has been warming hands, feet, and bodies for over 20 years!
HotHands warmers are single use air-activated heat packs that provide everyday warmth and are ideal for keeping your body warm when the temperature gets cold. They’re available in several styles designed for your hands, feet, and body.
- SAFE, NATURAL LONG-LASTING HEAT – Odorless, Disposable, Single-Use Item, Do Not Apply Directly to The Skin. TSA Approved. Made in the USA using domestic and imported materials.
- TO ACTIVATE – Remove warmer from outer package, shake to activate. Warmer heats up in 15-30 minutes. If heat decreases, expose warmer to air and shake. After use, dispose with regular garbage. Ingredients will not harm the environment.
- MULTIPURPOSE WARMERS – Single use air-activated heat packs that provide everyday warmth and are ideal for keeping your body warm when the temperature gets cold. They are available in several styles designed for your hands, feet, and body.
- QUAILTY – To ensure you receive genuine HotHands products when shopping online, please only purchase from authorized distributors or retailers
- WHEN TO USE: Tailgating at Events, Outdoor Sporting Events, Hunting and Fishing, Camping and Hiking, Working in The Yard, Jogging or Taking Your Pet for A Walk. Convenient, Compact, Portable.
With the Roc Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board, beginners can learn the techniques in little to no time. With its sturdy, military-grade material, it can withstand all the bumps and twists and rest assured you can easily get back to your feet much faster – if you ever fall.
- Comes with complete paddleboard kit
- Military-grade build
- Includes one-year manufacturer warranty
- UV-resistant coating on the exterior for protection against sun damage
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