If there’s one thing we know about outdoors lovers it’s that they also love their gear. Whether your loved one is into hunting and fishing, hiking and climbing, camping and glamping, or just spending time outside, here are 10 unique gifts for the outdoorsman in your life.
From gifts that can save the life of your loved one (or their dog), to some things that will make their life more comfortable, to gifts that will save them some serious cash – we have it covered.
Garmin InReach Compact Satellite Communicator
If you’re concerned about the safety of your loved ones when they are out hiking or camping, then this satellite communicator from Garmin is the perfect gift idea.
In an age where everyone is always reachable by their cell phone, it’s easy to forget that when you go out on a hike or camping trip your cell phone may be out of service range.
The InReach allows you to communicate and call for help no matter where in the world you are. It may be the most important piece of safety equipment for outdoorsmen.
Retro Mountains and Trees Icon T-Shirt
Whether they wear it on the mountain or in their backyard, this retro camping t-shirt from Really Awesome Shirts makes a great gift idea for outdoorsmen.
No silly sayings or puns, this shirt just features a cool retro style graphic that can be worn anywhere. From serious mountain climbers to weekend hikers, this shirt is sure to find a place in their t-shirt rotation.
Nomad Grill and Smoker
This briefcase-style portable aluminum grill folds up for easy cooking no matter where you are. SurfaceSafe technology keeps shell temperatures very low.
Close the grill for smoker mode or open it up for flame-seared grilling. The built-in thermometer ensures a perfectly cooked meal every time.
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The national best-selling book Into the Wild explores the life of Christopher Johnson McCandless and his decision to leave everything behind to live in the wilderness of Alaska in the early 1990s.
Popular among outdoorsmen, this book is a must-read real-life story that reads like a Hollywood drama. In fact, the book would later be made into a movie starring Emile Hirsch.
ENO DoubleNest Hammock
Forget sleeping on the hard ground, this portable hammock from ENO packs down to the size of a grapefruit so you can take it with you no matter where you’re headed.
Whether you just need to take a break during a long hike or you want to set it up permanently at your campsite, this hammock is sure to make your time outdoors much more comfortable.
LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Another piece of safety gear that you should never leave civilization without, this personal water filter from LifeStraw filters out 99.999999% of bacteria, including E. Coli and Salmonella.
If you get lost out in the woods, finding water should be one of your top priorities. Dehydration can be a killer, but knowing what water is safe to drink is sometimes impossible.
Throwing a few filtration straws in your backpack could be a lifesaver.
CamelBak Rogue Light Hydration Pack
This comfortable hydration backpack from CamelBak is perfect for hikers. The lightweight pack holds up to 7 liters of water and has reflective safety detailing.
While the pack is pretty minimalist, it also features a secure zipper pocket that is perfect for holding your keys and cell phone.
The U.S. Park Pass
The U.S. Park Annual Pass allows pass holders plus up to 3 additional adults entry into all National Parks where per-person fees are charged.
The biggest perk of the pass may be that it covers parking fees which can be the most expensive part of visiting a park.
Encourage your loved one to get out and see the country by gifting them with free visits to National Parks for a full year.
GPS Dog Collar
Does your outdoorsman take their dog on all their outdoor adventures? If so, then a GPS collar might be the perfect gift.
The Dogtra Pathfinder GPS Tracking Collar features a 9-mile range, so you can find Fido after he runs off-trail to chase a squirrel. The collar is water-proof and high visibility orange to ensure that you will be able to find your dog no matter where he runs off to.
American Alpine Club Membership
An American Alpine Club Membership is a great gift for the climber in your life. The membership entitles the holder to discounts nationwide on gear, climbing gyms, lodging, and guide services.
But the most important thing the membership offers is up to $300,000 in rescue coverage if you ever need to get pulled out of a bad situation on the mountain.
For a birthday or for Christmas, these 10 unique outdoorsman gift ideas are sure to make them smile.
No matter what your budget is, we hope you were able to find the perfect gift for the outdoorsman (or woman!) in your life.