As a woman who loves the great outdoors, there are a handful of gifts that I would absolutely love to receive this holiday season! So I’ve compiled a list of 25 of my favorite clever, silly, and actually useful products that will make great gifts for any outdoorsy ladies in your life who will always “opt outside”.
1. How-To Books
Have you ever tried to get naughty in a tent in the great outdoors? It’s neither sexy or romantic. The Sex in a Tent how-to guide gives clever pointers to help make it more enticing!
And if your friend is concerned that she might need to escape a car that is dangling off the side of a cliff, then the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel is just the tool she’ll need to get by!
This awesome 3-in-1 camp chair by One Savvy Girl is perfect for anyone on the go! It converts from a lightweight backpack to a stool camp chair with a built-in cooler bag for drinks. It’s not just great for camping, but also perfect for outdoor concerts, picnics, and music festivals!
Have you ever had a camping experience where you’ve set up camp, cooked dinner, started a fire, drank a bottle of wine, and suddenly realize that it’s only 7:00pm? When you’re enjoying the great outdoors there actually isn’t a whole lot to do when the sun goes down. A creative outdoorsy girl will love a gift of a travel coloring kit and a unique coloring book to keep her busy by the fire.
A darling but high quality blanket is the perfect thing to throw in the car to go camping for the weekend. Pendleton blankets tend to be pricey but they will hold up for years to come. Not only is it toasty warm, but also makes a great Instagram prop!
Imagine cozying up in front of a campfire, roasting marshmallows, and wearing your snuggly, warm sleeping bag. There are actually wearable sleeping bags that have holes for your arms and legs and they are the best thing to happen to camping trips since boxed wine. It’s an awesome gift for any camping enthusiast!
Only a monster wouldn’t love these cute novelty socks with tiny camping trailers and pine trees all over them!
7. Travel Games
This National Parks themed travel-sized Yahtzee is the perfect game to take on the road! And, of course, who wouldn’t love a National Parks themed Jenga set as well? It’s not exact the best travel game but it’ll be great fun for days spent lounging at home!
Cliche, I know, but most people who love traveling also love to document their adventures in a travel journal. It can also serve as a sketchbook for their majestic outdoor surroundings. Either way, everyone can find a good use for a journal!
It’s actually pretty shocking how frequently you need a sharp and sexy knife when camping and hiking. Whether it’s for chopping vegetables, cutting rope, or fending off bears, a trusty knife will undoubtedly come in handy. Plus your friend will look like a badass with this knife sheathed to her belt!
Your outdoorsy friend will love to rock a cute t-shirt that inspires them to get outside. The mountains are calling and they must answer! And, of course, they should also warn others of the danger of wildfires with a retro Smokey the Bear tee.
If your outdoorsy friend enjoys traveling alone, she’ll undoubtedly need help capturing photos of herself in the wild. This flexible phone tripod by UBeesize makes it easier to get the perfect shot on any kind of surface. It even has a wireless remote control so she can take shots from up to 30 feet away!
There’s nothing quite like a glass of wine at the end of a long day of hiking. And no one wants to bring breakable glass wine glasses on a camping trip. These stainless steel, insulated wine glasses are super durable and make the perfect gift for any wine-loving, outdoor enthusiast!
Just because you love the outdoors, doesn’t mean you can’t put on some fun jewelry! This super cute polar bear pendant combines style with the great outdoors!
14. Packable Hammock
It can be difficult to find prime spots to lounge when you’re camping – you’re not quite ready to get into your tent, but your camp stool isn’t as comfortable as you’d like. That’s where a lightweight, durable, and packable hammock becomes a necessity! The Eagles Nest Outfitters Doublenest Hammock is the most trusted on the market and a perfect gift for any adventurer… Don’t forget to buy straps!
15. Trucker Hat
A cute trucker hat is perfect for any outdoorsy girl who wants to shield her skin from the blazing sun or hide her messy camping hair. The more unique the hat, the better!
Every adventure starts with a cup of coffee. And every cup of coffee must be served in a cute mug that inspires you. These enamel camping coffee mugs are eco-friendly AND can be placed on an open-fire so they are the perfect camping companions!
If your outdoorsy friend is anything like me, she is an absolute monster in the morning before she has her first sip of coffee. This clever collapsible pour-over coffee filter by Sea-to-Summit is great for making a solo cup of coffee while out in the wilderness.
And if your friend doesn’t have time to wait for pour over coffee, this travel coffee press by Espro is even more convenient! It’s made of double wall stainless steel to keep coffee hot for 4-6 hours and includes a leak-proof lid.
19. Comfy Base Layer
The cold winter months are upon us which means that sleeping in the great outdoors will be freezing! Pick up a pair of Icebreaker Merino Wool Base Layer Leggings to keep your friend warm this season. These leggings are kickass – heavyweight with paneling to improve ventilation, abrasion resistance in the knee areas, and chaf-free seams make them the perfect winter-weather gift. Plus Icebreaker is an all-around awesome brand!
20. Buff Headband
Buff headbands are super popular with outdoorsy-types because they can be used for so many different things. They provide 95% UV protection to keep you head and neck from getting sunburned, they can be worn on your face in extreme cold or dusty situations, and they can be worn as a headband to keep your hair off your face. It’s a convenient accessory for any situation!
There’s nothing quite like removing those uncomfortable hiking shoes at the end of a long day of trekking and slipping into a pair of comfy slippers. This pair by RockDove will keep your friend’s feet as warm as their puffy jacket but they also have a durable sole making them perfect to wear outdoors. Plus they have a memory foam footbed to keep those feet super cushioned.
A lightweight, fast drying towel in a fun print is perfect for anyone who enjoys traveling to the beach, picnicking in the mountains, or who needs a shower after a long day of hiking. These quick-dry beach towels by Elite Trend have darling patterns and come in their own carrying case!
If your friend is super adventurous and also loves to get a good workout, then an inflatable stand-up paddle board is an awesome gift! It’s easy to use, easy to pack, and even comes complete with all of the essentials including a coiled ankle cuff safety leash, oar, manual air pump, and storage bag!
You know what’s worse than having to get out of your tent in the middle of the night when it’s freezing cold, or raining, or your camp is surrounded by bears? Literally nothing. A female urination device that will allow your friend to do her business without squatting will most certainly come in handy.
25. Diva Cup
And if you’re concerned about your friend’s ability to pee outside, you should also concern yourself with her menstrual cycle. Because pads and tampons have no place in the great outdoors. Get her a Diva Cup so she never has to worry about packing feminine hygiene products again!
Want more gift ideas for avid travelers? Check out our holiday gift guide highlighting 13 Awesome New Travel Gadgets!
And check out our favorite inspirational coffee table books that make excellent gifts for outdoor-loving ladies!
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