Coming up with unique and thoughtful gift ideas that the recipient will actually use can be a challenge. If the person is always outdoors hiking, camping, or boating, there are lots of new tools and gadgets out there. Other great outdoor gift ideas are experiences. Not only will they probably remember it forever, but maybe you’ll be invited as well!
Here are 10 great gift ideas for the outdoor and adventure enthusiast in your life:
Ultra durable sports watch
A shock proof, waterproof watch with a long battery life is a necessary piece of any adventurer’s arsenal. The G-Shock GA-700 is tested on surfers and professionals who work at sea and can remain waterproof up to 660 feet (200 meters). It comes in 7 different colors and can handle even the toughest adventures.
Dry bag backpack or duffel
Any outdoorsman needs at least one high quality dry bag. The ZBRO Dry Sack with padded straps comes in 20, 30 or 40 liter capacity and will keep everything dry in all situations. An eco-friendly choice is the 30 liter
FE Active waterproof backpack, made with environmentally friends PVC.
Marino wool full cushion hiking socks
The Darn Tough Merino wool boot socks have full cushion, and wick away moisture helping to prevent blisters. These socks are the best there is when it comes to multi-day hiking and trekking. I swear by them.
Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa
Gift them with the ultimate road trip buddy, Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa. This tiny device does everything that Alexa can do such as give the traffic or weather report, ask riddles and tell jokes, but most importantly, there’s no need to ask for directions ever again. For $80 more, the Garmin Speak Plus has a built in dash cam to record car karaoke sessions and road trip photos hands free. It will also automatically detect, alert and record potential collisions and save the footage on a microSD card.
Mini water filtration system
A great item to have in any backpack, the Sawyer mini water filtration system, or LifeStraw personal water filter will both take out 99.9% of waterborne bacteria and parasites. Not only will they be able to drink straight out of any water source, it’ll drastically lighten their water load since they can drink on the go instead.
Ultra light hammock
Weighing in at just over 5 oz, Hummingbird Hammocks are the perfect accessory to a hiking or camping trip and is super packable, folding up into the size of a fist. The ENO Eagles Nest Outfitters Sub7 hammock is also a great choice and can support up to 300 pounds (136 kilos).
Field notebook and pencil
It’s always best to leave the electronics at home and totally disconnect once in awhile. These Rite in the Rain all-weather pocket notebooks will stand up to mud, snow and sweat, keeping their diary and sketches in tip top shape. Teamed with the Rite in the Rain all-weather pencil and they’ll be all set to document their next adventure.
Or…gift them an experience of a lifetime
They say that experiences are always more valuable and memorable than objects. Give them the gift of an amazing outdoor adventure they’ll not soon forget.
Annual National Park pass
Any outdoor enthusiast will definitely make use of the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. The annual pass costs just $80 and helps to support U.S. public lands and our most beautiful natural wonders. Whether it’s hiking an active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, or camping at the Grand Canyon, the options are endless.
Adventurous spirits will love a gift certificate for a PADI scuba diver certification. For $185 they’ll get access to the online coursework, videos, and exams, then head into a PADI dive center to complete the practical dives with an instructor. They’ll be fully prepared to scuba dive on their next trip.
Camping gift card
Koa gift cards can be used for reserving campgrounds and cabins as well as purchases at the camp store. They’ll be out on their next camping adventure in no time.
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