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 outdoorsy gifts for men has been thoughtfully crafted to suit every type of adventurer. We have either used (or bought for our own outdoorsman friends!) every one of the gift ideas on this list, so we can personally guarantee those outdoorsy men of yours will be impressed.
We’re avid hikers and spend a lot of time outside enjoying mother nature at her finest. Mark uses pretty much most of this entire collection regularly during our day and multi day hikes.
The easiest way to break down a gift guide list is by price brackets, so you can easily shop within your price range. Feel free to jump to a specific section in the table of contents.
But for now, let’s get tucked into to our list of best holiday gifts for the everyday outdoorsman!
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Best Outdoorsy Gifts For 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 to mean the most and spending time together in nature sharing his new outdoor gift might be exactly what he needs.
1. Stanley Flask
We love this 8-ounce lightweight flask for so many reasons. Whiskey around the campfire anyone?! It will fit perfectly in a pocket which makes it great for any occasion. There is no chance of losing the cap either because it is permanently connected (Mark lost the cap on his old flask so this is essential). Stanley also offers a lifetime warranty on all their products to give you piece of mind.
Buffs are one of the most versatile pieces of gear we own. They can be worn so many different ways and are the best kept secret for sun protection. We like CoolNet UV+ because their products are made out of 95% recycled polyester and available in several different colors.
3. Carhartt Hat
Carhartt hats have become both a fashion and functional item. They come in various colors and will keep your outdoorsman’s head warm when he is on his next cold weather adventure. Or better yet, steal it for yourself and up your insta game!
Buy on: Amazon
4. REI Membership
Becoming a member of the REI community means sharing a passion with others who love the outdoors, while also scoring great deals on expensive gear. A membership will give your outdoorsy man an automatic 10% off every purchase and access to the used gear trade-in program.
5. Hiking Socks
We have two favorite brands of hiking socks. Both options are made from the best material for hiking – Merino wool. Smartwool is a lighter thinner sock better suited for everyday use. Darn Tough socks have a much higher density and tend to be more absorbent which make them great for longer hikes. Depending on the activity type of your outdoorsy men, one style might be more suitable for him.
6. Filtration Straw
This is one of the best items we own. LifeStraw can filter up to 1,000 gallons of water that is safe to drink. It is 99% effective in removing bacteria, parasites and microplastics. Whether using this for a multi-day hike or just for emergency use at the campground, this straw will certainly give your outdoorsman peace of mind.
7. Folding Waterproof Binoculars
If your man likes to spend his time in the wilderness, these binoculars will be the perfect addition to his outdoor arsenal. They 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 wildlife lovers.
8. Zippo Lighter
Give the gift of fire with a zippo lighter. These must-have camping essentials are refillable and built for lifetime use. Zippo has built a strong reputation over the years with this “windproof” lighter because they can stay lit in the harshest of weather conditions. Choose between various colors and styles.
9. Gear Aid Repair Tape
What happens when outdoor gear rips while camping? What if a backpack tears during a multi-day trip? This tape is exactly what you will need! It will serve as a simple fix for many problems that may arise. We always make sure we have some of this repair tape in our backpack.
Best Outdoorsy Gifts For Men $50 – $100
The next section in our outdoorsy gifts for men list will feature some outdoor clothing options as well as unique items to make his adventures even more memorable.
The right type of outdoor clothing is essential. Nothing ruins a good time quicker than the wrong types of gear. Layering properly is key for staying warm in the harsh elements.
Personally, we recommend merino wool for any type of a base layer followed by an insulated jacket to keep warm. Check out our best things to bring on a hike post for more important layering information.
11. National Park Monopoly
If your outdoorsy man loves the National Parks, let him relive each park through the timeless classic game of monopoly. This edition features 22 of the most popular parks as well as artwork from over 60 parks. The only question left now is who will win?!
12. Patagonia Better Sweater Gloves
These comfy gloves are made with 100% recycled better sweater fleece. We love the functionality these gloves offer for all types of outdoor activities. The mitten panel folds back to reveal your fingers when needed. We always use these gloves in colder weather for hiking and photography.
13. Fancy Whiskey Glasses
Does your man like to drink? And does he have a favorite National Park or Mountain? Give the gift of whiskey tumblers with his favorite skyline right at his fingertips. These unique glasses make for a perfect option for the man who has everything.
14. Merino Wool Base Layer
Base layers are arguably the most important part of the layering system. Merino wool is the perfect material for a base layer because it is both breathable and offers moisture wicking properties. A base layer is a great outdoorsy gift to keep your man warm. He can never have enough base layers, trust us!
15. Insulated Field Jacket
This durable double lined coat is perfect for any colder weather outdoor activity. The flannel layer can be removed easily if needed when the weather fluctuates. Six pocket options will also give your man plenty of choices for items he needs to store when on the go.
16. Patagonia Lightweight Flannel Shirt
This lightweight flannel shirt is made of 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.
17. Swiss Army Champ Knife
Swiss army knifes are practical everyday carry tools. These knives have a reputation for reliability and durability. This knife features 33 functions including a large blade, small blade, can opener, screwdriver, bottle opener and wire stripper. What else will he need?!
18. Vuori Ponto Shorts
These are currently Mark’s favorite shorts! Vuori has designed a perfect short 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 also features a front zip pocket. It’s a bit embarrassing but Mark has almost every color.
19. Vikeri Night Vision Trail Camera
What’s better than being able to see in the dark?! This camera offers high resolution video to deliver quality images. It’s waterproof and durable so it certainly stands up to the elements. Check out the specs and the reviews for yourself!
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, both perfect for a holiday gift. Each lantern easily lights with a match and the brightness can be controlled with a knob.
Buy Battery Powered on: Amazon
21. Micro Spikes
When attached to trail running or hiking shoes, 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 backpack. If your outdoorsy man is looking for a new adventure, this might just be it!
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.
Best Outdoorsy Gifts For 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 on the more pricey side, we can personally vouch for their durability and comfortability.
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 items have been tried and tested personally over several hundred miles of hiking trails and several years of traveling the world.
23. Patagonia Raincoat
Let’s be honest, rain sucks. Nothing ruins time exploring natural environments faster than becoming wet and cold. So protect your outdoorsy man and give him the gift of being able to stay dry. We both have a Patagonia Raincoat that has lasted us years. These coats are made from quality breathable fabrics and it will probably be the only one you will ever buy.
24. Patagonia Black Hole Duffel
The ideal gift for outdoorsy men who are hard on their gear. This tough 100% polyester ripstop fabric duffel is abrasion resistant and also provides a mesh interior pocket to keep items organized, as well as a padded base to protect the contents of the bag. Perfectly suited to long weekend or overnight trips.
25. Patagonia Better Sweater
If there is one item on this list you should buy, this is it. Our better sweaters (yes, we have several) have become our go to layers when hitting the great outdoors in cooler weather. We honestly never leave the house without them. The 100% recycled polyester is comfortable and breathable making them irresistible for layering around the campsite.
26. Adidas Terrex
When Mark wears these shoes on the trail, he always gets compliments. Everyone seems to love these hybrid hiking shoes. They are great for an outdoor adventure or simply exploring a new city. They can be dressed up or dressed down. Perfect for any active outdoorsmen looking to bridge the gap between robust and flexible. Another item Mark will certainly be purchasing in another color.
27. Osprey Skarab Hydration Backpack
Never skimp on a backpack! This is one of the most important pieces of outdoor gear besides your clothes. Osprey has traveled with us for years and we can back up the superior durability these products provide. The Skarab is created with the outdoorsman in mind, so you can be sure of a great fit. We love this backpack for its built in hydration sleeve so you can easily hydrate while on the go outdoors.
28. Garmin Venu Watch
This might be a bit of a splurge, but we can guarantee your man will love his new watch (Mark does)! This watch is perfect for all kinds of activity from running, swimming, hiking and even golf. Yes, we said it, even golf. We won’t get into all the functions here but click on the link below to find out more!
29. Patagonia Nano Puff
If you haven’t already noticed, we are huge fans of Patagonia. But after trying several other brands, we found their products to consistently surpass our expectations. This Nano Puff is both extremely lightweight and warm. The best part is this jacket can compress into almost nothing when you need to pack it away.
30. Merrell Hiking Shoes
Hiking shoes are a great option for those who hit the well developed trails in warm weather. They are smaller, lighter and more breathable compared to clunky hiking boots. You can easily pack these up in your backpack without taking up too much room. These Merrell hikers offer great traction and are meant for well-established, less rugged paths.
Stocking Stuffers For Outdoorsy Men
Still looking for something special for the outdoorsman in your life? These stocking stuffer gift ideas for outdoorsy men will be sure to come in handy. Sometimes the smallest gifts are the most useful ones!
31. National Park Pass
Does your outdoorsy man love National Parks? This is the best stocking filler gift idea for outdoorsy men, period. At only $80, this pass gives unlimited entry to all US national parks for 1 full year. It is a bona fide bargain when you consider entry into each park is around $30. Read more about the America the Beautiful Pass here.
This all purpose biodegradable cleaner requires just a few drops. It is effective in hot, cold and even salt water. Use it for cleaning your hair or hands, dishes, clothing and pretty much anything else he may need. We love the biodegradable aspect because it is important to leave no trace.
35. Pocket Outdoor Survival Guide
What is better than the gift of survival? This guide has essential knowledge for campers, hikers, canoers, anglers or anyone who would need to live through a short-time survival scenario. We like how small this guide is so we can easily pack it on trips just in case we need to refer to it. Safety should never be overlooked!
Bonus: Unique National Park Gift For Him
Does your outdoorsy man love the US National Parks?
Then consider the Passport Starter Kit featuring the Passport To Your National Parks® Classic Edition along with stamps, stickers and so much more.
Or maybe he would like a Passport Starter Kit for his Junior Ranger? Check out the Junior Ranger Starter Kit here.
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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 any of the ideas listed above, we’ll be happy to help.
If you’re not exactly sure which gift your outdoorsy man would like, send him a link to this webpage and let him choose!
Mark and Kristen
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