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Last Updated: January 14, 2023

Here are some gift ideas for the outdoorsy adventurer in your life. 

The list below is full of ideas that you probably won't find on other gift idea lists. Some of these products are practical, and others are all about comfort. There are some really fun and luxury items that really add to the enjoyment or safety of a camping or hiking trip. 

Each item on this list is a quality product. It doesn't matter if you're shopping for yourself or for someone you know, I think you'll find some great gift ideas here. 


Click the item in the table below, or continue to scroll to see all our gift ideas.

Gifts Ideas Between $5 – $100

National Geographic - Destinations of a Lifetime

National Geographic - Destinantions of a Life Time

Destinations of a Lifetime is a beautiful book with amazing photographs that are typical of National Geographic - in other words, simply stunning!


The destinations showcased in the book are a nice balance between far away exotic places, and more affordable options that are definitely not out of the range of the average travellers budget.

Destinations of a Lifetime would be an absolute joy to anyone interesting in travelling or who is dreaming of travelling one day. 

Destinations of a Lifetime - Discover the most extraordinaty places on earth
Destinations of a Lifetime - Dimensions

Large Laminated World Map

To really get the travel goals started, maybe you could include a world map with the book. This World Map is laminated and measures 50 inches by 30 inches.  

World Map - Laminated

The map is completely up to date and printed on high quality paper in subdued colors on a parchment toned background. It has subtle color-matching relief to show topographical changes and mountain ranges. The map comes rolled in a tube, and can be framed at a later date.  

Water Purifying Bottles by Sagan Life

Sagan Life Water Bottle - Blue
Gift Idea - Sagan Life Water Bottle - Outdoor

With the 'Journey' filter bottle, you can drink confidently from rivers, lakes, and streams when camping or hiking.

These are also good for emergency situations.
The filter converts water from any non-salt water source into safe drinking water. It removes bacteria, giardia, cryptosporidium, as well as unwanted toxins from tap water. 

Each filter purifies 250 gallons of water.

The bottle has a 24 oz capacity, fits in most car cup holders, and comes in Orchid (pink) and Sky Blue and is BPA Free.

Premium Hanging Toiletry Bag

Hanging Toiletry bag
Hanging Toiletry Bag in Blue
Hanging Toiletry Bag in Forest Green

Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference.

The multiple compartments means you can keep your toiletries, shaving gear or makeup organized no matter where you are. 

The hook is sturdy and large enough to hang on any door, shower rod, bath rail, or even a tree when camping.

This hanging toiletry bag comes in 5 colors.

The Premium Hanging Travel Bag comes with a 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee 

Hanging Toiletry bag

Quick Drying Towels and Hair Wraps

Towels or Hair Wraps may sound a bit boring but they always make great gifts, especially ones that have been made with the beach or travelling in mind!

Dock and Bay Beach Towels - Packaging

These are made of microfiber making them very soft, and compact. These take up substantially less room in a carry bag or tote than regular cotton towels.

D & B Hair Wrap - BOT-BANA

Microfiber is quick drying and sand just brushes right off - great for towels. 

The Dock & Bay microfiber XL beach towel measures 78 inches x 35 inches (198 cm x 89 cm) and rolls down to a tiny 10” x 3.5” (25.4 cm x 9 cm).

Dock & Bay Whale Towel
Dock and Bay - Beach Towel - Botanical

The hair wraps are just as good as the towels. These have a button and loop so they stay wrapped up in place on your head.

They are the right size to sit comfortably on your head while drying your hair, and also take up hardly any room in your travel bag.

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Fold-Down-Flat Coolers and Beach Totes

Nothing says 'holiday fun' more than a bright, colorful cooler or beach tote!
Scout Tote Bag - The Plus 1
Scout Fold Flat Cooler Bag

Scout Bags is a popular choice for fold-down-flat coolers and beach totes. They have a large range of both so you're sure to find something that you like. 

These are made of durable, almost plastic-like fabric which stands up to the rigors of travel and beach life. It also makes these very easy to clean. 

Both of these fold down flat so are idea for travel. We have a whole page review and compare a range of Scout beach bags and day packs. You can see and compare Scout coolers and beach totes by clicking here.

Mpowerd Solar Powered Lights

The Luci solar powered lanterns and string lights can be used both indoors and out. They can be charged naturally by the sun, or via USB. These are waterproof, and long lasting.

Both the string lights and the lanterns have 3 different light settings allowing you to control the light level. Their highest setting will give out enough light for even the darkest of situations. 

Luci String Lights

MPowerd-Luci-Solar-Powered-Outdoor-String-Lights-Camping-compressor - Copy
Luci Solar String Lights

Coiled up inside its expandable unit, the Luci Solar String Lights pack 100 lumens of LED light.

There are 10 nodes along the 18 ft cord.

These come as either a 'warm white' only option in a black case, or with 6 different colour choices in a white case. 

The 6 colors are blue, violet, turquoise, green, pink, cool white, plus an all-colors cycle.

Luci Inflatable Lanterns

MPowerd Luci Pro Lux
Luci Lux Inflatable Solar Light
Luci Color Essence

Shhh, please don't tell my daughter that she'll be receiving a Luci Color Essence Lantern this Christmas. I plan on combining it with a bath pillow, and some fancy bath salts. I'll make up a luxury spa pack, and may throw in a couple of loofah sponges, and some essential oils.

Of course these inflatable lanterns can do so much more than just set a relaxing spa mood. They are waterproof, and practical for any outdoor activity. I've used my when the power goes out, and even had a few neighbors comment on how good the light was. 

There is a big range of different Luci lanterns at Mpowerd. Some will charge your phone if needed. This is not only handy for camping or hiking when access to power is unavailable, but also for home when unexpected power outages occur.

Earth Pak -Waterproof Dry Bag - Roll Top Dry Compression Sack

The Earth Pak Dry bag is a premium waterproof bag and smart phone case combination that is made of high-quality materials. Being good quality beans that these are resistant to tears and abrasions.

The bag is not designed to be submerged. As long as it’s rolled correctly, it will seal tight and float on the surface and will keep your gear dry if accidentally knocked into the water.

The bags comes in three sizes - 10L, 20L and 30L. The 10L and 20L bags have a 24 - 42 inch adjustable shoulder strap. The 30L dry bag has adjustable and padded shoulder straps and also comes with a sternum strap.

The phone case is waterproof and will fit smartphones up to 6 ½ inches. The 10 Liter bag sells for between $16 – $30.

XXL Mesh Dive Bag for Mask Snorkel and Fins

This is a large mesh bag that measures 37"x 15"X 15" making it large enough to store towels, sunscreen, and other equipment for Scuba diving or snorkeling gear.

It comes with 2 zippered exterior pockets at each end to stow smaller items and valuables for easy access. The open mesh design allows for easy drying of equipment and helps avoid mold and smelly odors. 

Lightweight, Breathable Design – Open air mesh Design allows for easy drying, avoiding mold or mildew on your towels or dive equipment.

This is a lightweight and breathable bag make of durable 600D Polyester and mesh.

Promate Scuba Dive Snorkel Titanium Knife - Yellow

The Promate Scuba Titanium Knife is a good value diver’s knife that comes with a sheath and 2 adjustable lower leg straps. The knife measures 9 inches in overall length, or 10 inches including the sheath.

The blade is 4 ⅜” long and made of lightweight titanium so it won’t rust. The titanium blade is full tang meaning it runs the full length of the knife, giving you a hammer tip at the bottom of the handle.

The knife latches securely into the sheath and won’t fall out even if bumped. This latch mechanism makes the knife easy to remove even with gloves on. 

The handle is easy to grip folded rubber. The blade comes as either blunt-tipped or sharp, and also has a serrated edge. This knife requires very little maintenance and is a great diving companion for the price. 

Magnetic Shark Repellents by Sharkbanz

Sharkbanz are magnetic shark repellents that are designed for swimmers, divers and surfers. This is patented magnetic technology developed by marine biologists to deter predatory shark species.

Sharkbanz Active Shark Deterrent -Surf-Swim-Triathalon
Sharkbanz Active Shark Deterrent -Care and Maintenance

Sharkbanz Technology has been verified by an independent third-party analysis group at the School of Coastal Environment Department of Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University.

Sharkbanz Magnetic Shark Repellent - Does it work
Sharkbanz 2 Magnetic Shark Repellent

Sharkbanz has been designed for beachgoers, swimmers, divers and surfers. This is patented magnetic technology developed by marine biologists to deter predatory shark species.

*Sharkbanz Technology has been verified by an independent third-party analysis group at the prestigious School of Coastal Environment Department of Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University.

Gifts Ideas Between $100 – $350

Weatherproof Travel Blankets by Rumpl

Rumpl Outdoor Blankets
A Rumpl Blanket will keep you warm wherever you are

The Rumpl Original Puffy outdoor blanket is a packable, portable blanket that goes everywhere. These blankets are made with the same technical materials found in premium sleeping bags and insulated jackets.

They have a DWR finish on a ripstop shell that is stain and water resistant, The insulation is made from 100% recycled materials. 

There's no doubt these will keep you warm and cozy both indoors and out.

First Aid Kits by My Medic

My Medic - FAK First Aid Kit

My Medic have a huge range of First Aid Kits and supplies for every budget and situation. These include specialized kits specifically tailored for the boat, car, home, bike, or personal survival. 

These are well organized, high quality, kits that provide practical products in a durable nylon package, backpack or in waterproof casings or dry bags (boat and survival kits).

My Medic First Aid Packs
My Medic - First Aid Kits

Kelly Kettle - Ultimate Stainless Steel Camping Kit

Sagan Life - Kelly Kettle Versatile Camping Kit
Sagan Life Kelly Kettle

The Kelly Kettle is a unique camping kettle that was developed by the Kelly family in Ireland over 125 years ago. It boils water in only a few minutes using only natural fuel such as twigs, dry grass, heather, birch bark, pine cones, etc. There are no moving parts to fail or break.

The Kelly Kettle Kit includes:

  • Stainless Steel Scout Kettle
  • Cook Set
  • 2 x Stainless Steel Plates
  • 2 x Stainless Steel Cups
  • 1 x Pot Support
  • 1 x Large Hobo Stove
  • Storage Bag
Sagan Life - Kelly Kettle Camping Cook Set

Hopper Backflip Soft Backpack Cooler by YETI

The Hopper Backflip backpack cooler is extremely light for a YETI. It's made of closed cell foam rubber that is waterproof, resistant to punctures, and UV rays.

Yeti Flip Top Backpack Cooler
Yeti Soft Cooler - Backpack

This cooler has 2 padded shoulder straps (that can't be detached). Even when fully loaded, it's very manageable and will sit comfortably on your back for long distances. It also has a handle at the top for easy movability. 

Yeti Backflip 24 Cooler

Bird Watchers

Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America

Backyard Guide to Birds of North America

Nikon 8252 Aculon Zoom Binoculars

Nikon 8252 Aculon A211 10-22x50 Zoom Binocular (Black)

These binoculars are a great gift for any budding bird or wildlife watchers.

The Aculon zoom binoculars are designed to be as light as possible. A durable rubber coating provides a non slip grip, even in wet conditions.

GoPro HERO8 with Accessories Bundle
  • SanDisk 128GB Extreme Memory Card
  • SD Card Reader
  • Gripster flexible tripod
  • Head Strap Mount
  • Chest Strap Mount
  •  J-Hook Buckle Mount
  • Handheld Monopod
  • Tripod Mount
  • Spike Mount
  • Floating Handle
  • Hard Case
4.8/5 - (6 votes)

About the Author

Sharon McKenzie

Sharon McKenzie is an Advanced Certified Scuba Diver who loves to explore the ocean depths. She is an advocate for marine and eco conservation, promoting sustainable products. In her free time, Sharon also enjoys paddleboarding and snorkeling. She has two upcoming diving expeditions to Bali and the Great Barrier Reef, which are destinations she has always wanted to explore.

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