Some people are so hard to buy for! But when you have friends and family who love spending time in the great outdoors, you have an almost endless array of possibilities for gift ideas that will feed their love of nature. If you're stumped on what to get one of your friends, here are some perfectly unique gift ideas for outdoorsy people. Happy shopping!
1. "Leave It Better Than You Found It" leather wrap bracelet
Help support our country's national parks by wearing this stylish leather wrap bracelet
that announces "Leave It Better Than You Found It" (a nature lover's creed). Every purchase from Parks Project
helps fund projects that restore our national parks, so you can feel good about giving this gift to your outdoor-loving friend! Check out all their fun apparel too so you have something to wear the next time you visit a national park with your new RV from Hamilton's RV.
2. GoPro HERO
Spoil your adventure-seeking BFF with the gift of being able to relive their adventures over and over with a GoPro HERO
. The sleek, small design of this model makes it easy to capture video while rock climbing, skiing, parachuting, or just hiking in the wilderness.
3. Compass Necklace
Not all who wander are lost—that's true! But those who wander without a compass are 4 times more likely to get lost than those with one! So outfit your loved one with a necklace that helps them find their way around in the wild. This Never Lost Compass Necklace
is affordable and comes with your choice of necklace length. However if your friend already has a pocket compass, you can still gift them with a compass necklace that's merely decorative, like this pretty sterling silver one
4. ENO Portable Swing Lounger
Give the gift of ultimate comfort with an ENO Portable Swing Lounger
. The only hazard with giving this gift is that if you try it out before giving it to them, you may not be able to part with it. It's that comfortable! With hidden pockets, a footrest, a plush headrest, and a drink holder, it'll get a ton of use! Perfect for hanging near the campfire when you're on a getaway with your new or used RV from Hamilton's RV.
5. Customized Journal
State forests, national parks, waterfalls, canyons ... they all start to look alike after a while. Especially if your weekends always lead you into the great outdoors. So to help your friend remember their travels, give them a camping-themed journal that's loaded with empty pages just begging to be filled with the exciting where's and what's of their journeys.
6. Wool socks
Nobody likes having sweaty, stinky feet, but sometimes it can't be helped! Or can it? Wool socks work wonders when it comes to keeping odors and moisture at bay, even after a day of hiking in the hot, humid air of an August day in Yellowstone. A pair of Smartwool
socks for your outdoorsy friend shows you care about them (and everyone around them!).
7. Portable Bluetooth Speaker
When the quiet sounds of nature become deafening, your friend might appreciate a little company from some of their favorite musical artists in the great outdoors. A JBL Clip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
is a great gift for a friend who likes to rock out to tunes while hiking, biking, camping, or just lounging by the campfire.
8. Aerobed Pakmat Airbed and Pump
Give the gift of a good night's sleep under the stars with this foldable, compact mattress with air pump
that can fit inside a backpack. This amazingly lightweight (4 lb.) airbed stores in its own pump and inflates in about 60 seconds with simple pumping action (no electricity needed). No matter where your adventurer is headed, they're guaranteed a soft place to lay their head with this thoughtful gift. Or steer them toward Hamilton's RV in Saginaw where they can pick up a great new or used RV with plush beds for both of you!
9. Kikkerland Lightwood Fish Corkscrew
If your favorite angler likes a good bottle of wine or a cold beer just as much as they love spending a day on the water with their fishing pole, then they'll love having this fish corkscrew
in their tackle box!
10. Peek-a-Boo Bird Feeder
For those times when your outdoorsy-loving friend is stuck inside, get them this fun Window-Mount See-Through Clear Plastic Bird Feeder
. Bring nature to them by luring all different species of birds right to their window to feast on seeds before their eyes. With a two-way mirror, they can spy on the birds all they want. Or, once they get settled at their campsite, they can hang it on a window of the fifth wheel they bought for $1000s less at Hamilton's RV in Saginaw!
11. Weather Wear
Rain happens! Help your friend be prepared for inclement weather by outfitting them with Gorilla Wax from Oliberte
for their leather gear. This all-natural, Canadian-made wax contains shea butter, beeswax, and sunflower oil, making this great for the environment and a lifesaver for your buddy's $200 leather hiking boots.
12. Good Wipes Body Wipes
It's nothing that anybody really likes to talk about, but it happens. Good people go without showers for days—sometimes weeks—when they're camping. I know, it's kinda gross, but sometimes there's no way around it. And for some outdoorsy people, you haven't lived until you've gone so long without a shower that even the flies don't come around anymore. If talk of this made someone you know instantly pop into mind, give them Good Wipes Body Wipes
! These handy little wipes stand in for a shower when there isn't one in their near future. Packaged neatly and discreetly, there are types for both men and women.
13. Nature books
For the outdoor lover who has everything, turn to the bookshelves of your local bookstore for a great read or coffee table book that reminds you of them. They can either take it along with them on their next adventure or they can use it as a decorative reminder of their wanderlust. Either way, when they look at it, they'll be reminded of you. Here are a few great choices:
- The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative by Florence Williams
- America's Great Hiking Trails: Appalachian, Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, North Country, Ice Age ... by Karen Berger
- Travelled Far: A Collection of Hiking Adventures by Keith Foskett