Finding the right gift for someone who is a passionate outdoors lover can be a challenge.
You want your gift to be useful, and not a gimmick.
That’s why we’ve put together this list of perfect gifts for anyone who loves the outdoors. From hiking to exploring and camping in the great outdoors, these are all wonderful ideas for any gift-giving occasion.
Consider this your gift inspiration!
Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, Swedish FireSteel is a flash of genius. Its 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. Used by a number of armies around the world, Swedish FireSteel’s dependability has already made it a favourite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen, campers, and soon, your outdoors lover. The bright spark can also be used as an emergency signal and the striker handle includes an emergency whistle.
Having a high quality blade can be the difference between life and death for a hiker, which is why every outdoors person should have one. The Bear Grylls Compact Fixed Blade features a full tang, fixed blade and a durable rubber, ergonomically shaped handle. A lightweight plastic sheath is included and the sheath will clip to either a belt or backpack. Perfect for taking on any adventure, and sure to get you out of any troublesome situation.
An outdoors person needs to have tools they can count on that don’t weigh them down. A perfect example of this is the Gerber Crucial Butterfly Multitool. It’s as stylish as a standard pocket knife but complete with all the multitool essentials. It is lightweight and compact with a fold-out belt clip to keep it closely attached. The Gerber Crucial Butterfly Multitool is constructed out of stainless steel and the locking blade and pliers will stand firm through repeated use.
Believe us when we tell you that you’ve probably never seen a pair of headphones like the AfterShokz Sportz M3 Bone Conduction Headphones. This amazing technology uses bone conduction for an open ear hearing experience. This means that nothing goes into your ears or covers them, but the lightweight and secure headphones allow you to listen to music or take a call on the go. Keeping you safe and alert, mini vibrations travel through your cheekbones to your inner areas, bypassing the ear drum completely. The coolest gift for an outdoors person who wants to take their music with them!
Water is important to all of us, but to an outdoors person, there’s no doubt that being able to access purified water at all times is a massive advantage. That’s where the SteriPEN comes in. The SteriPEN Aqua is the most economical UV water purifier around and since it carries the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal, you can be sure it is safe and effective. In as little as 48 seconds, SteriPEN Aqua eliminates over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illnesses. With just three simple steps, you can use the SteriPEN to make any water safe and drinkable.
Nature lovers who enjoy trekking off the beaten path will love this Silva Jet Spectrum Southern Hemisphere Compass. The compass attaches to the wrist with an elastic band to keep the hands free, and the Silva’s Spectra system makes it easy to navigate safely and effectively from point A to point B. Even those not familiar with a compass will find this a great gift, as it provides an opportunity to further improve an outdoors person’s skills.
You can’t always count on the weather when you’re enjoying natural surrounds, which is why anyone who spends a great deal of time outdoors should have a way to protect their belongings from the rain. The Deuter Raincover I keeps the contents of your backpack dry even after a day in bad weather. It provides outstanding rain protection due to the PU coating and taped seams. The rain cover is lightweight with small packing dimensions and comes in luminous colours for additional safety on roads or in an emergency: Cool Blue and Neon. This is a great gift for a nature lover who already has a great backpack that might not necessarily be ready for what Mother Nature has to throw at them.
If you know that your outdoors person is on the lookout for a great backpack, why not surprise them with a great one like the Deuter Futura 28 Deluxe Hiking Pack? This is a roomy backpack perfect for day hikes, in the great outdoors. It has lots of great features, including a lightweight and ergonomic construction. There are lots of storage pockets, including a separate bottom compartment and a wet laundry compartment. Its hydration system is also compatible and comes in three cool colours.
For those hiking in all weather conditions or wanting to trek through rivers, streams and oceans, the Karrimor Drybag is an essential accessory. For the next adventure of your outdoors lover, it has a waterproof design and durable nylon taffeta construction. There are taped steams and a roll top closure that’s guaranteed to create a full dry kit. The dry bag can be used separately, or as a totally waterproof lining in any backpack.
For those embarking on adventures that will take them away from home overnight or for a few nights in a row, you want to know that your outdoors lover will have somewhere safe to rest. Well it doesn’t get much safer, or more portable, than the Blackwolf Mantis I. A single person hiking tent, the Mantis packs down super small, making it the perfect hiking companion. It has waterproof taped seams on the floor and fly to keep the inside dry in wet weather, and lots of ventilation to keep a camper cool. Perfect!