As a woman who loves the great outdoors, there are a handful of gifts that I would absolutely love to receive this holiday season! They include little things that make camping life just a little easier, as well as bigger things that she might not be willing to buy for herself. And a few hilarious options in the event she has a good sense of humor.
I’ve compiled a list of 25 of my favorite clever, silly, and actually useful products that will make great gifts for any ladies in your life who crave adventure and love camping, hiking, and generally opt to be outside. You really can’t go wrong with any of these gifts.
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- 25 Perfect Gift Ideas for Ladies who Love the Outdoors
- 1. How-To Books
- 2. 3-in-1 Camp Chair
- 3. Travel-Sized Art Supplies
- 4. Pendleton Blanket
- 5. Wearable Sleeping Bag
- 6. A Rad Experience
- 7. Outdoor Wine Glasses
- 8. Travel Journal
- 9. Pocket Knife and Sheath
- 10. Inspirational Outdoor Tees
- 11. Novelty Outdoorsy Socks
- 12. Travel Games
- 13. Flexible Phone Tripod
- 14. Packable Hammock
- 15. Trucker Hat
- 16. Campfire Coffee Mugs
- 17. Travel Pour Over Coffee
- 18. Travel Coffee Press
- 19. Comfy Base Layer
- 20. Buff Headband
- 21. Toasty Warm Slippers
- 22. Quick-Dry Beach Towel
- 23. Inflatable Paddle Board
- 24. Female Urination Device
- 25. Diva Cup
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25 Perfect Gift Ideas for Ladies who Love the Outdoors
1. How-To Books
Have you ever tried to get naughty in a tent in the great outdoors? It’s neither sexy nor romantic. The Sex in a Tent How-to Guide gives clever pointers to help make it more enticing! Any lady who loves to camp with their partner needs this book!
This is a hilarious and totally unique gift, but probably only appropriate for a lady in your life who has a sense of humor.
And if your friend is concerned that she might need to escape a car that is dangling off the side of a cliff or save a runaway train, then the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Travel is just the tool she’ll need to get by! This book is endlessly entertaining and is a great gift for anyone really – even if they don’t love the outdoors.
2. 3-in-1 Camp Chair
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. And it folds down super small to tote around on a hiking trip or just keep in the trunk of a car, just in case.
It’s not just a unique camping gift, but it’s also perfect for your friend to take to outdoor concerts, picnics, and music festivals.
3. Travel-Sized Art Supplies
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 outdoor-loving lady will appreciate a gift of a travel coloring kit and a unique coloring book to keep her busy by the fire. This is also a great gift for anyone with a long plane, train, or bus ride in their near future.
4. Pendleton Blanket
A darling, 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 it also makes a great Instagram photo prop! This is an incredibly thoughtful gift for anyone who loves camping in the great outdoors and has great taste.
If the Pendleton blanket is beyond your budget, these National Parks-themed blankets by Rumpl are just as cool and half the price!
5. Wearable Sleeping Bag
Imagine cozying up in front of a campfire, roasting marshmallows, and wearing your snuggly, warm sleeping bag. I know I did, every time I was freezing my buns off while camping and unfortunately NOT wearing my sleeping bag by the fire.
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 a totally unique gift for any camping enthusiast!
6. A Rad Experience
Most avid adventurers value experiences over things, so why not give them the gift of one? Tinggly is a company that offers a collection of rad experiences at one price in over 100 countries with no expiration date!
Just buy her a gift card from Tinggly and she can choose from a variety of outdoor experiences including a wild camping excursion in Ireland, a canyoneering adventure in Costa Rica, or a parasailing experience in Hawaii. There are also plenty of low-key activities to choose from including relaxing spa packages and wine tasting tours. There’s something for every outdoorsy (or indoorsy) lady!
Plus all Tinggly gift boxes are made from recycled materials and they offset CO2 carbon emissions for every gift experience. And they will remove 33 lbs of plastic from the rivers, lakes, and oceans around the planet. So she’ll appreciate that her gift is adventurous, outdoorsy, AND sustainable.
7. Outdoor Wine Glasses
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 an awesome gift for any wine-loving, outdoor enthusiast! They’re perfect to use both at home and on the go.
8. Travel Journal
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!
9. Pocket Knife and Sheath
It’s actually pretty shocking how frequently you need a sharp, 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 outdoor-loving friend will look like a badass with this awesome gift sheathed to her belt!
10. Inspirational Outdoor Tees
A gift of a cute t-shirt that inspires your outdoor-loving friend to get outside is sure to impress. She can wear it on her epic hiking and camping adventures, or just lounging around the house. Plus it’ll tell the world how she really feels – when the mountains are calling, she must answer.
11. Novelty Outdoorsy Socks
Only a monster wouldn’t love these cute novelty socks with tiny camping trailers and pine trees all over them! They make a great (and practical!) gift for anyone who wants to keep their feet warm while camping in the great outdoors.
12. Travel Games
These National Parks-themed games are totally unique camping gifts that will keep your outdoor-loving friend entertained for hours! Who wouldn’t love a travel-sized Yahtzee and National Parks-themed Jenga set? Your gift will be a total hit.
13. Flexible Phone Tripod
If your outdoorsy friend enjoys traveling solo, 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!
14. Packable Hammock
It can be difficult to find prime spots to lounge when you’re camping when 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!
15. Trucker Hat
A cute trucker hat is a great gift for any outdoor-loving lady who wants to shield her skin from the blazing sun or hide her messy camping hair. This gift is especially easy because you don’t have to worry about buying the correct size – they’re one size fits all. And the more unique the hat, the better the gift!
16. Campfire Coffee Mugs
Every adventure starts with a cup of coffee. And every cup of coffee must be served in a cute mug that inspires you. This enamel camping coffee mug is super cute, eco-friendly, and printed with lead-free ink. If your friend is a big-time coffee enthusiast, you may want to upgrade to the 18-ounce size. You can’t go wrong with this gift.
17. Travel Pour Over Coffee
If your outdoor-loving 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. It’s the gift that keeps on giving… coffee.
18. Travel Coffee Press
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. It’s an awesome gift for anyone who loves coffee and is always on the go.
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 outdoor-loving friend warm this season.
These leggings are kickass! They are heavyweight with paneling to improve ventilation, abrasion resistance in the knee areas, and chafe-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 your head and neck from getting sunburned, they can be worn on your face in extremely cold or dusty situations, and they can be worn as a headband to keep your hair off your face.
It’s a totally practical gift for anyone who loves being outdoors!
21. Toasty Warm Slippers
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 outdoor-loving friend’s feet as warm as their puffy jacket. But they also have a durable sole making them perfect to wear outdoors and a memory foam footbed to keep those feet super cushioned.
22. Quick-Dry Beach Towel
A lightweight, fast-drying towel in a fun print is the perfect gift 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!
23. Inflatable Paddle Board
If your friend is super adventurous and also loves to get a good workout, then an inflatable stand-up paddleboard is a wonderful 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!
24. Female Urination Device
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. It might be a strange gift to give but I know she’ll love it!
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!
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