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Best Gifts For Outdoorsy Men: Top 35 Outdoorsman Gift Ideas

Best Gifts For Outdoorsy Men: Top 35 Outdoorsman Gift Ideas

Do you have a man in your life who just can’t get enough of the great outdoors? Well, you have come to the right place. This 35 strong list of truly helpful gifts for outdoorsy men has been thoughtfully crafted to suit every type of adventurer.

Because we are avid hikers and spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying mother nature at her finest, we have either personally used or gifted every one of these items, so we can guarantee the outdoorsman of yours will be impressed.

In order to make it easier for you to find exactly what you need, this outdoor gifts for men list is broken down by price. You can shop for outdoorsmen gifts by:

  • Bargains under $30
  • Gift items ranging from $30 – $100
  • Luxurious options above $100
  • Stocking stuffers for men who love the outdoors

Feel free to jump to specific sections of this gift list to to help you stay within your budget or cover any basic needs your outdoorsy boyfriend or guy may need.

Now, let’s get tucked into our list of best holiday gifts for the everyday outdoorsman.

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Best Gifts For Outdoorsy Men Under $30

First on this list of best gift ideas for outdoorsy men, we chose simple but well considered options to help make his time in the wilderness more comfortable.

Gifts don’t always have to be expensive option to mean the most and spending time together in nature sharing his new outdoor gift might be exactly what he needs.

After reading this gift guide for adventurous men, you might also like to read best gifts for outdoorsy women or best gifts for hiking lovers to complete your holiday shopping list.

flask for taking a sip of whiskey around the campfire

1. Stanley Flask

Whiskey around the campfire anyone?! We love this 8oz lightweight flask because it fits perfectly in a pocket making it great for just about any occasion. There is no chance of losing the cap either because the cap is permanently connected to the body of the flask (Mark lost the cap on his old flask so this was essential to us). Stanley also offers a lifetime warranty on all their products which makes this a great gift option for any outdoorsman tough on his stuff.

>> Buy: Amazon | Stanley

Or shop the Stanley Unbreakable Flask ($41).

buffs are excellent gift ideas for men who spend a lot of time in the great outdoors

2. Buff

Buffs are one of the most versatile pieces of gear we own. We love buffs because they can be worn in many different ways and can help to keep your outdoorsy man protected from the elements, especially the sun. CoolNetUV+ buffs are made from 95% recycled polyester and available in several different colors so you can give him exactly what he wants. The popular color choices for the rugged outdoorsman are black, orange or camouflage.

>> Buy: Amazon  |  REI  |  Backcountry

carhartt warm hat for men who spend a lot of time in harsh outdoor environments

3. Carhartt Hat

Carhartt hats have become both a fashion and functional item. These hats come in numerous colors and will keep your outdoorsman’s head warm for his next adventure. Or better yet, steal it for yourself and up your insta game!

>> Buy: Amazon

REI Gift card for outdoorsmen

4. REI Gift Card

An REI Gift Card is one of the best gift ideas for an outdoorsy man because he will have an entire store to choose from. We also love REI because once you become a member, you receive 10% off each purchase (comes back at the end of the year as dividends). Whether your man is a hiker, biker, climber or camper, this simple card will have you covered.

>> Buy an REI Gift Card here.

classic gift for outdoors men hiking socks of merino wool

3. Darn Tough Hiking Socks

If there is only one product you seriously consider on this list featuring gifts for outdoorsy men, please let it be these Darn Tough socks. We have hiked hundreds of miles with our Darn Toughs (including Tour du Mont Blanc) and never got one blister. These socks are always our top recommendation for outdoor lovers. Be sure to check out the manly patterns for him!

>> Buy: Amazon | REI | Darn Tough

hikers will find this lifestraw a perfect gift for filtering water

6. LifeStraw

This is our backup water purification system when hiking any trail. LifeStraw gives us peace of mind especially in the backcountry if our water reserves run out. The best part about LifeStraw is that its extremely lightweight and takes up very little space in a hiking backpack. LifeStraw is a simple gift that can make a big difference when needed outdoors.

>> Buy a LifeStraw here.

Hiking Tip: If tackling a long day hike like the Enchantments in Washington, be sure to use a water reservoir in addition to the LifeStraw. We love these Osprey hydration reservoirs for longer hikes.

binoculars are the perfect gift for an outdoorsman who likes wildlife

7. Aurosports Binoculars

If your man likes to spend his time in the wilderness, these binoculars will be the perfect addition to his outdoor arsenal. Aurosport binoculars will provide 25x magnification with a 25mm objective lens and a wide field of view. Adjustable eye cups even provide space for those who wear glasses. The perfect gift for the outdoors man.

>> Buy Aurosports Binoculars here.

lighters always come in handy for men who spend time outdoors

8. Zippo Lighter

Give your man the gift of fire with a classic Zippo lighter. This must-have camping essential is refillable and made for lifetime use. Zippo has built a strong reputation over the years with the “windproof” model because this lighter can stay lit even in the harshest of weather conditions. Choose between various colors and styles to find the perfect one for your outdoorsman.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI

repair tape for fixing all kinds of outdoors problems

9. Gear Aid Repair Tape

What happens when his outdoor gear rips while camping? Or what happens if his backpack tears during a multi-day trip? This Gear Aid Repair Tape is exactly what your man will need! We always carry some of this repair tape in our backpack because it serves as a simple fix for many problems that may arise outdoors.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI

arcade belt for pants

10. Arcade Belt

Arcade belts are made with the avid outdoorsman in mind. These belts aim to provide both support and comfort for his everyday adventures. We love these functional lightweight belts because they are available in a variety of patterns and colors. Perfect for a man always on the go!

>> Buy: Amazon | REI | Backcountry

Best Gifts For Outdoorsy Men $30 – $100

The next section in this list featuring outdoorsy gifts for him includes various outdoor clothing options as well as unique items to make his adventures even more memorable.

We believe the right type of quality outdoor clothing is essential. Nothing ruins a good time quicker than the wrong type of gear. Layering properly is the key to successfully protecting himself from the elements.

Personally, we recommend merino wool for a base layer followed by an insulated jacket to keep warm. Don’t miss our best things to bring on a hike post for more important layering information.

Outdoorsy gift for the man who loves to drink

11. Moscow Mule Mugs

A Moscow Mule is a blended drink made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. But it’s also a drink anyone will love because it knows no gender boundaries. However, a moscow mule is often served in a masculine metal mug. We like these mugs from Advanced Mixology because they are handcrafted by multi-generational artisans. This is a cool gift for the sophisticated outdoorsman he won’t expect!

>> Buy Moscow Mule Mugs here.

better sweater fingerless mitten gloves perfect for photographers who spend a lot of time outdoors

12. Patagonia Better Sweater Gloves

What is better than the gift of warmth? This fabulous gift idea is a hybrid between a glove and a mitten so your outdoorsy guy gets the best of both worlds. These Better Sweater Gloves are perfect for the outdoor adventurer because they will keep his hands warm like mittens but then allow him to expose his fingers when needed. Shop Amazon for the cheaper option, but splurge with Patagonia if you really want to spoil him.

>> Buy: Amazon  |  REI  |  Patagonia

whiskey glasses tumblers for men

13. Fancy Whiskey Glasses

Does your man like to drink? Does he have a favorite National Park or Mountain? Then give him a whiskey tumbler featuring his favorite skyline right at his fingertips. We purchased the Mt Rainier whiskey glasses after living in Washington state. These unique glasses made by Huckberry are the perfect option for the man who has everything.

>> Buy Huckberry Whiskey Glasses here.

base layer perfect for hiking and camping

14. Merino Wool Base Layer

Base layers are arguably the most important part of the outdoor layering system. Merino wool is the perfect material for your man’s base layer because it is breathable and moisture wicking. A base layer is a thoughtful gift that will help to keep your man warm. He can never have enough base layers, trust us.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI | Backcountry

National Park edition monopoly

15. National Park Monopoly

This special edition monopoly game features the US National Parks. The outdoorsman in your life can buy, sell and trade lands in the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite. But the adorable game tokens such as the ranger hat, tent, bison, hiking boot, canoe and camera took the cake for us. Which piece would your man pick?

>> Buy National Park Monopoly here.

Heading to the National Parks with your man? Your might want to document your adventure together with a National Parks Passport.

lightweight flannel shirt gift idea for men

16. Patagonia Fjord Flannel Shirt

This flannel shirt by Patagonia is made from 100% organically grown cotton. It’s incredibly comfortable and will become your mans go to shirt for everyday wear. The classic button-up style can be either dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Shop all colors and styles to find the perfect one for him this christmas season.

>> Buy: Patagonia | REI | Backcountry

swiss army knife is a classic gift for the outdoorsman

17. Swiss Army Knife

Swiss army knives are practical everyday carry tools. Since 1884, Victorinox has created a reputation for reliability and durability. This swiss knife features 33 functions including a large blade, small blade, can opener, screwdriver, bottle opener and wire stripper. What else will he need?

>> Buy: Amazon | REI

vuori ponto mens shorts for hiking travel and outdoors

18. Vuori Ponto Shorts

Vuori’s Ponto shorts are currently Mark’s favorite clothing item and he wears them everywhere. In our opinion, Viori has designed a short perfect for almost any occasion. These comfortable shorts are made with moisture wicking polyester and the stretch fabric ensures an active fit. The ponto shorts are available in several colors and features a front zip pocket. Mark currently has a pair of these babies in every color.

>> Buy Vuori Ponto Shorts here.

night vision camera for seeing in the dark at the campground

19. Vikeri Night Vision Trail Camera

What’s better than being able to see in the dark?! The Vikeri night vision trail camera offers high resolution video to deliver quality images. It’s waterproof and durable so it certainly stands up to the harsh elements. Check out the specs and the 14,000 reviews for yourself. For those men who love the outdoors, this camera will be a great surprise.

>> Buy Vikeri Night Vision Trail Camera here.

lantern to light up a tent or campfire

20. Coleman Lantern

Give the gift of light! These powerful camping lanterns emit lumens of ultra-bright light. Depending on the needs of your outdoorsy men, Coleman makes both battery powered and propane options, a perfect idea for a holiday gift. Each lantern easily lights with a match and the brightness can be controlled with a knob. Or you can give him a battery powered option here.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI

micro spikes for hiking in snow

21. Kahtoola Micro Spikes

When attached to trail running shoes or hiking boots, microspikes are a lifesaver when it comes to hiking in ice and snow. These spikes will provide traction on slippery surfaces and can easily fit in a hiking backpack. If your outdoorsy man is looking for a new adventure, this might just be it.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI | Backcountry

trekking poles are an easy holiday gift idea for outdoor lovers

22. Black Diamond Trekking Poles

Trekking poles help ease the pressure on your hips, knees and spine. They also provide stability when walking on rough and uneven terrain. If your man is planning some longer hikes or a multi-day hike, these will be exactly what he needs.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI | Black Diamond

Best Gifts For Outdoorsy Men Over $100

Outdoorsy gear can be expensive, but it often pays to splash out on top quality products. While the items below might be a bit more pricey side, we can personally vouch for their durability.

We have learned over the years never to skimp on outdoor gear because you do get what you pay for. Cheaper gear may work for a short term fix, but eventually you need to find a longer term solution.

The following gift items for the outdoor man have been tried and tested by us personally over hundreds of miles of hiking trails as well as several years of traveling the world.

patagonia raincoat for men who spend a lot of time in the great outdoors

23. Patagonia Raincoat

Let’s be honest, rain sucks when you are exploring the outdoors. Nothing ruins your time faster than becoming wet and cold. So protect your outdoorsy man and give him the gift of being able to stay somewhat dry. We both have a Patagonia Raincoat that has lasted us years and is still going strong. These coats are made from quality breatheable fabrics and come in several different colors.

>> Buy: Patagonia | REI | Backcountry

duffel bag by patagonia for travel

24. Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

The Patagonia Black Hole duffel bag is the ideal gift for outdoorsy men who are hard on their gear. This tough 100% polyester ripstop fabric duffel is abrasion resistant and provides a mesh interior pocket to keep items organized. We love the padded base to help protect the contents of the bag which is perfectly suited for long weekends or overnight trips.

>> Buy: Patagonia | REI | Backcountry

Looking for a different kind of duffel? Be sure to check out the Monarc Settra Duffel Backpack made from 50 recycled plastic water bottles.

patagonia better sweater fleece in grey

25. Patagonia Better Sweater

The Patagonia Better Sweater has become our go to layer when hitting the trails or exploring the outdoors. We honestly never leave the house without ours. These sweaters are made from 100% recycled polyester making them breathable and extremely comfortable in cooler weather. This Better Sweater should be a serious contender for your outdoor man’s gift option.

>> Buy: Patagonia | REI | Backcountry

adidas terrex free hiker shoe awesome gift idea for outdoorsy men

26. Adidas Terrex Hiking Boot

When Mark wears these boots on the trail, he always received compliments. Everyone seems to love these stylish hybrid hiking boots. The Adidas Terrex boots are great for any outdoor adventure or simply exploring a new city. We love how these boots can be dressed up or down making them perfect for any active outdoorsmen looking to bridge the gap between robust and flexible.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI | Backcountry

skarab 30 backpack for hiking with hydration pack perfect gift for outdoorsmen

28. Osprey Hydration Backpack

Never skimp on a backpack. From our experience, we have learned it’s better to purchase a high quality backpack from the start rather than trying to save some money with a cheap one. Osprey is a brand we have traveled with from the very beginning and they have never let us down after years of abuse. We love Osprey’s hydration backpacks for hiking. The skarab is created with the outdoorsy man in mind so you can be sure of a great fit for him.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI | Osprey

Interested in Osprey Backpacks? Don’t miss our detailed review featuring the Osprey Farpoint 40 which has traveled with us for years.

garmin venu smartwatch for outdoorsy travelers

28. Garmin Venu

Mark bought this watch half way through 2020 and it’s still one of his favorite items to date. He uses it for workouts, runs, swims and even golf. The Venu monitors his distances, times, heart rates, breathing, workouts and so much more. We guarantee this will be a well loved gift for any active outdoor lifestyle. Pictured is the silver model with dark grey band making it a perfect gift idea for the outdoor man.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI

patagonia nano puff jacket perfect gift for outdoorsy men

29. Patagonia Nano Puff

The Nano Puff Jacket packs a punch because it is both extremely lightweight and warm. Just like the Better Sweater above, it is also made with 100% recycled polyester, but the best part is this jacket can be compressed very small if needed to be packed away on an adventure. Your outdoor guy can use it for a mid-layer on extra cold days or as an outer layer on moderate cooler days.

>> Buy: Patagonia | REI | Backcountry

Merrell hiking shoes for men great gift for the holidays

30. Merrell Hiking Shoes

Hiking shoes are a good option for frequent travelers because they are smaller, lighter and less bulky compared to hiking boots. This style of shoe also offers more breathability helping your feet to remain comfortable and dry. The Merrell Air Cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability makes this a great gift for the outdoorsman.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI | Backcountry

Stocking Stuffers For Outdoorsy Men

Still looking for a last minute Christmas gift for the outdoorsman in your life? These stocking stuffer gift ideas for outdoorsy men are just what you need.

We like the next few items on this list because they consider your mans safety in the outdoors. One of these small gifts could be exactly what he wants.

america the beautiful national parks pass perfect gift idea for the outdoorsy man

31. National Park Pass

Does the outdoorsy man in your life love the US National Parks? Then give him the gift of free park entry for an entire year. At only $80, this pass is a bargain if you consider entry into each park is around $30. After visiting just three parks, an America the beautiful pass will have already paid for itself.

>> Buy: USGS Store

Want to know more about the National Park Pass? Read our detailed guide featuring an America the Beautiful Pass to see where you can receive free entry.

hand warmers for cold mornings

33. Hand Warmers

There is nothing like popping one of these babies into your boot or glove when it’s cold outside. We always use these handwarmers when we are out shooting sunrise or night photography. With one simple shake, these hand warmers will give your man up to 10 hours of heat. If your man is always outdoors, grab a pack of these so he can warm his hands whenever he needs.

>> Buy: Amazon  |  REI

camp suds cleaner for camping

33. Biodegradable Campsuds

This all purpose biodegradable cleaner requires only a few drops to get the job done. The soap is effective in hot, cold and even salt water. Your man can use it for cleaning his hair, hands, dishes, clothing or pretty much anything else deemed washable. We love the biodegradable quality because it is important to leave no trace when enjoying the outdoors.

>> Buy: Amazon | REI

adventure meal in a bag

34. Adventure Meals

These adventure meals are perfect for both campers and backpackers. We like this product because they are lightweight and portable so they can be taken anywhere outdoors. Just add hot water, stir and wait about then minutes then bam, you have an instant meal. Mountain House carefully selects their ingredients and offers many flavor options ranging from spaghetti and meatballs to chicken and biscuits. Help your man eat his next outdoor meal.

>> Buy: Amazon  |  REI

pocket outdoor survival guide book for outdoorsy men

35. Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide

What is better than the gift of survival? This pocket guide has essential knowledge for campers, hikers, canoers, anglers and anyone who would need to live through a short time survival scenario. We like how compact this guide is so we can take it pretty much anywhere or you can try the kindle edition.

>> Buy the Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide here.

Bonus: Outdoorsy Men Guidebooks And Subscriptions

If you are looking for a unique idea to gift to him this holiday season, maybe you should consider a present he won’t have to unwrap.

An ebook or a subscription service is the perfect way to show your guy how much you care.

You can shop our extremely popular Travel Guidebooks featuring major cities and US National Parks.

We use our experience in each destination to tell you everything you need to know including detailed hiking information, where to stay and eat, best things to do and include several example itineraries.

Or Below we have listed our favorite subscriptions when exploring outdoors:

  • Gaia GPS – This is our favorite hiking app on the market. We have used Gaia for years and wouldn’t recommend any other app for hikers. Use our special link to get 20% off your subscription.
  • Dyrt PRO – The Dyrt is the #1 rated camping app for iOS and can help your guy find as well as book camping wherever he wanders.
  • Outdoorsy – With Outdoorsy, you can help him find an RV, motorhome, trailer or campervan to rent for his next adventure.
  • Atlas VPN – This VPN service helps to keep your his data safe especially when surfing on public wifi. You can read our full review about Atlas VPN here.

FAQ’s For Outdoormen

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most frequently asked questions regarding gifts for men who love being outdoors.

What Is A Good Christmas Gift For An Outdoorsman?

A good Christmas gift for an outdoorsman will involve an item which helps him enjoy his time outside. This could range from clothing and boots to backpacks and survival gear.

What To Get The Sportsman Who Has Everything?

If your sportsman has pretty much everything he needs, you could gift him replacements of what he uses. For example, hand warmers, adventure meals, gear aid repair tape or clothing such as a rugged arcade belt. If all else fails, you could also consider an REI or Amazon gift card.

What Is A Good Gift To Buy A Hunter?

If your outdoor man is an avid hunter, you could buy him darn tough socks, hand warmers, binoculars, a hunting knife or additional merino wool clothing layers to keep him warm.

More Gift Gift Guides

Looking for another gift? Head to our Gift Guides or Product and Tour Reviews to find something truly unique.

We hope this helped you pick out the best outdoorsy gifts for all of those adventurous men in your life!

Please let us know if you have any questions about these fabulous outdoorsman gifts in the comments below.

If you are not exactly sure which gift your outdoorsy guy would like, send him a link to this webpage and let them choose for himself!

Happy Shopping,

Mark and Kristen

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