There are an endless amount of holiday gift ideas and apparel that your average outdoors(wo)man, adventurer would want- think hiking, keeping warm this winter, photography, natural. Here are just a few ideas: 

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Stocking Stuffers

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  • This multi-functional piece of apparel is a great gift for anyone. They can be used to keep you cool, warm or just to keep your hair out of your face. They come in endless colors, styles, and thicknesses. They are perfect for anyone!

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Darn Tough Vermont Socks

  • These socks are a hug for your feet. They are durable and versatile to whatever you may be doing- I’ve worn them whitewater rafting and I’ve worn them to class. Pick any pair and they will be quality and you’ll have them forever (plus they have a lifetime warranty!). The ones I have linked above are my favorite every day or hiking socks, here are the same socks for men.

Gerber Suspension Multi-Plier

  • Every outdoors(wo)man needs a good multitool in their backpack, car, or pocket. These are so practical and handy in every situation. A fun gift and so handy to have around!

Medium Gifts

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Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

  • An all-time must own book for anyone who loves adventure and the outdoors. If they haven’t read it, they’ll want to. If they have read it, they’ll want to own it. If they own it, they’ll want a second copy to share. It’s fantastic.

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  • Similar to a multi tool, everyone should have a quality headlamp to backpack with, change a tire, or have around the house in case someone drops something behind the dresser. Another practical, fun gift that everyone wants and wouldn’t mind having two of. This is a gift that you can spend $5 or $50 on, I recommend the one I have linked. I have had more expensive ones and this Coleman was actually brighter than my $70 one.

Primus Classic Trail Stove

  • A nice, lightweight stove is something every backpacker would love to get. This is the one I use and I love it, it is small and boils water faster than my other 2 that I have. You do need a small can of propane with it! I have heard great things about Jetboil Zip Cooking System , they are expensive but a top of the line, quality stove. I have not invested in one because mine works just fine but I have heard great things and they boil water so fast!

Larger Gifts

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Coleman Road Trip Grill LXE

  • This will be more for people who camp with their car close by because everybody loves a nice grill while camping. This Coleman Grill compacts down to fit in your car but doesn’t deprive you of features when you open it all up! A perfect fit. We use it as our main grill at home too!

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Mountain Hardwear Heratio 15 Sleeping Bag

  • To keep your backpacking friend warm and cozy on almost any trip they take. I have this sleeping bag and it is my favorite piece of gear I own. It is like sleeping in a cloud and compacts down super small in my backpack. I can’t say enough about how much I love this bag. This is a woman sized bag, men’s equivalent is called the Ratio, clever I know.

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Patagonia Nano-Puff Bivy Pullover Jacket

  • This jacket is such a warm piece to add to anyone’s collection. You can wear it as an insulation layer or as a coat itself. It compacts down and can double as a backpacking pillow. This is a high-quality jacket that anyone would love. Here is the men’s version. 

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    • GoPro is a well-trusted brand that makes high-quality adventure cameras. The GoPro HERO7 Black will be the camera with all of the bells and whistles. Its stabilization mechanism is second to none. This camera takes incredible 4k videos. Another option is the GoPro HERO7 White. The White is the baseline 1080p video camera with lots of features but not as many as the Black. It still takes incredible video but it is more of a starter camera. These cameras are nice for any kind of adventure from a day hike to whitewater rafting to documenting a camping trip. They are versatile, durable, and extremely high quality but which one you chose depends on what your gift receiver would use it for: High Adventure: Black; Hiking and Vacations: White

Check out this post for more winter apparel gift ideas: How to Stay Warm in the Winter: Layering

I hope you found these gift ideas helpful! As always, if you have any questions about products or have suggestions, feel free to comment or email me at

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