It can often be difficult to find the perfect holiday gift for that outdoorsman or outdoorswoman in your life — especially if you’re not particularly an outdoor enthusiast yourself.
While you might be tempted to simply pick up a gift card from your favorite neighborhood outdoor retailer, we invite you to explore a variety of ideas that can allow you to give your loved one something a little more personal and from the heart — from a portable propane cooker to gear that keeps them warm on their next excursion.
Let’s take a look at some items that are proven crowd pleasers among outdoor enthusiast.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR PROPER FOOD PREP
Even while camping in a more rustic fashion, portable outdoor grills and other camping cooking equipment is essential. From a new set of outdoor cookware to lightweight, portable propane grills and cookers, these are gifts that will come in handy for camping, hunting or even tailgating before the big game.
When it comes to cookers, there are many different options. This wide selection ensures that you will find something in your price range and that fits the needs and preferences of your loved one.
WATER BOTTLE OR ACCESSORIES
If your loved one is an avid camper in an environment without running water, it’s important to have the equipment needed to both store and purify water. There are many products available on the market that make great gifts.
From a traditional thermos or a hydration pack that straps on like a backpack, to small water purifiers that allow the user to make any water safe and drinkable, your gift can ensure your loved one remains hydrated while their meals cook up nicely on their portable propane cooker.
CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR
Someone that loves the outdoors cannot possibly have too much heavy duty, outdoors-tested clothing. When your loved one is out there battling the elements, they need to remain warm and comfortable. You can shop the wide range of heavy duty down jackets, which are relatively lightweight but still keep a person very warm.
Comfortable footwear is essential, too, especially for those that will be doing a lot of hiking. This might be a tricky item to purchase. Your loved one really needs to be fitted for the right boots to ensure the perfect fit. In this case, a gift card could suffice.
ODDS AND ENDS TOOLS
The beauty of shopping for an outdoors lover is that you can find big-ticket purchases (down jackets, tents, coolers, portable outdoor grills, etc.) but also small, affordable accessories and tools that can serve as a fun and useful stocking stuffers.
A fire starter, for instance, is a great gift for a camper that likes to pack lightly. Multi-tools and flashlights are also staples for an outdoorsman and outdoorswoman.
Or, if you want to go all out this season, you can work with a travel agent or search online for special outdoor excursions to surprise your loved one with a once-and-a-lifetime adventure. There are certainly more than enough options to gift your outdoors lover with something truly special this holiday season!