What are the best gift ideas for women who love nature, hiking and the great outdoors? Well, we are going to dazzle you with this perfect list of outdoorsy gifts for the adventurous woman in your life.
We are confident you will find that special something to make her next outdoor adventure even more amazing. Every item on this gift list has been tried and tested by us so you can be sure there are only quality options.
In order to make it easier for you to find exactly what you need, this outdoorsy gifts for women and girls list is broken down by price. You can shop for gifts by:
- Bargains under $30
- Gift items ranging from $50 – $100
- Luxurious options above $100
- Stocking stuffers for women who love the outdoors
Feel free to jump to specific sections of this gift list to help you stay within your budget or cover any basic needs your outdoorsy girlfriend or girl may need.
Now, let’s find the perfect gift for outdoorsy women who can’t get enough of mother nature.
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Best Gifts For Outdoorsy Women Under $30
We are going to start this outdoorsy woman gift list with basic items to bring a little bit of those home comforts to the outdoors.
Whether it’s a new hiking trail, sitting around the campfire or cozying up in a tent, these meaningful gifts will transform any outdoor living space into a home away from home.
1. Wine Tumbler
We love wine tumblers for morning coffee or happy hours drinks later in the day around the campfire. The double walled vacuum insulation keeps beverages hot for about 1.5 hours or cold for up to 5 hours. If you choose to gift a wine tumbler, the outdoorsy girl in your life will think about you every time she takes a sip.
2. Colorful 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 woman 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 her exactly what she wants.
3. Avoalre Running Socks
These cushioned running socks are perfect for the woman who loves to run. With six specialized cushions and compression arch support, these socks promote blood circulation and oxygen flow. The quick dry CoolMax fiber also helps to move sweat away from the surface of the skin. Take 10% off with our special discount code, V8KPSFHD.
4. REI Gift Card
An REI Gift Card is one of the best gift ideas for an outdoor woman because she 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 girl is a hiker, biker, climber or camper, this simple card will have you covered.
5. Darn Tough Hiking Socks
If there is only one product you seriously consider on this list featuring gifts for outdoorsy women, 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 adorable patterns for her!
6. Women Who Hike
Give the gift of inspiration with this book, Women Who Hike. This story follows the adventure of over 20 women as they overcome challenges on their favorite hikes. We love how GPS coordinates and photos are included for each hike discussed. Don’t miss the kindle edition, if your outdoorsy girlfriend prefers books on the go.
7. Rite In The Rain
The outdoor woman in your life will be able to rite in the rain with the waterproof journal (pun intended)! We love the all weather paper that works to repel water, sweat, grease and even mud. The spiral notebook version is incredibly tough and flexible so our notes don’t get ruined when tossed around outdoors.
8. Body Restore Shower Steamers
These shower steamers work very similar to bath bombs, but they are perfect for people always on the go. Place one tablet on the floor of the shower, turn on the hot water and soak up the instant relief. The oils released by these steamers will help your outdoorsy woman to relax as the steam starts to soothe her aches after a long day outdoors. Spoil your girl with the gift of tranquility after her fearless adventures.
9. Fleece Lined Headband
If your girl is always outside in the elements, she will love this thoughtful gift. A fleece lined headband will keep her ears warm while still being able to style her hair. This handband is a win win for those girls who don’t want to sacrifice style with function. Kristen loves Patagonia’s fleece headband, but you can shop cheaper options on Amazon.
This is our backup water purification system when hiking. Packing our 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.
Hiking Tip: If tackling a monster hike such as 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.
11. Radiate Portable Campfire
Radiate has been one of the best gifts we ever received because it’s insanely convenient. The portable campfire weights only 4 lbs. and is completely hassle-free. So bring it to the beach, on a picnic or even glamping. This mini campfire radiates light just like a candle and lasts for 3 hours. We love the eco-friendly factor being that the product is made from recycled soy wax and paper briquettes.
12. Rechargeable Hand Warmers
If your outdoorsy woman always gets cold, these rechargeable hand warmers may be the perfect christmas gift for her. These babies can heat up to 95°F in only 3 seconds with 3 levels of temperature to choose from (95-107°F / 104-118°F / 118-131°F). But don’t let the small size fool you because this super heater provides heat for up to 12 hours and takes only 4 hours to fully charge.
13. Pom Beanie
Kristen never travels anywhere without her Pom Beanie. She loves this beanie because it features a slouchy fit and has full coverage of both ears to keep her head extremely warm. The best part is these beanies are available in several colors so you have tons of choice for your outdoorsy friend, partner or loved one. Buy her a few if she loves a photo opp!
Best Gifts For Outdoorsy Women Ranging From $50-$100
The next outdoorsy gifts on our list include quality outdoor clothing options as well as unique extras to make her time in the elements memorable.
Nothing ruins a good time outdoors quicker than the wrong type of gear. Merino wool base layers are essential to keeping your loved one warm and dry. A raincoat or poncho is always a must as well.
Interested about what your outdoor woman should have in her backpack? Don’t miss our popular guide to the best things to bring on a hike for more gear and layering information.
14. 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 girl gets the best of both worlds. These Better Sweater Gloves are perfect for the outdoor adventurer because they will keep her hands warm like mittens but then allow her to expose her fingers when needed. Shop Amazon for the cheaper option, but splurge with Patagonia if you really want to spoil her.
15. Columbia Newton Ridge Hiking Boots
These lightweight Columbia hiking boots are Kristen’s go to boots for the trails. She’s worn them on both day and multi-day hikes. We love the mountain red / elk color but you can choose from many other color options depending on your girls style. We can promise your outdoorsy friend will be sure to receive many compliments on these boots.
16. Merrell Hiking Shoe
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 outdoor woman.
17. Vuori Clementine Shorts
These ultralight weight breathable shorts are perfect for lounging around the campfire or tackling that big mountain. The four-way stretch bikini liner helps your outdoor woman handle any activity. We also love the zip pocket to hold small items such as chapstick. Be sure to choose a fun color!
18. Patagonia Los Gatos Fleece Vest
This is one of Kristen’s favorite hiking items because the Los Gatos fleece vest was made to layer with a long or short sleeve base. It’s absolutely perfect for those chilly mornings or nights. The fleece works by trapping heat against your body to help keep you warm while also wicking away any excess moisture to keep you dry. Your outdoorsy woman will love this gift idea for sure!
19. Fujifilm Instax Mini
If you’re looking for a timeless photography gift suitable for all age levels, look no further than this Fujifilm Instax Mini camera. Roll back the years and print instantly as you snap away for a classic take on photography. We always take our Instax to capture those truly iconic landmarks around the world in a unique way. Or shop the Instax smartphone printer for a different gift option.
20. Merino Wool Top Base Layer
Base layers are arguably the most important part of an outdoor woman’s gear arsenal. Merino wool is the perfect material for layering because its naturally antibacterial, moisture wicking and extremely durable. It also helps to trap heat in air pockets around her body helping to regulate her body temperature. A base layer is a great gift for a woman who loves the outdoors.
21. Hiking Leggings
A proper pair of leggings should be found in every woman’s hiking wardrobe. Leggings are Kristen’s go to bottom option for almost every hike because leggings helps to wick sweat away from the skin, prevent chafing and keep your legs protected from the sun as well as ticks. Available in many sizes and colors, consider leggings for her next outdoor gift.
22. Stanley Coffee Press
As coffee lovers, we couldn’t resist with this gift option for the outdoorswoman. The vacuum insulation technology in this press keeps beverages warm for at least four hours so your girl can make the most of each morning. This coffee press is also easy to clean and dishwasher safe for cleaning when she returns home. Keep in mind Stanley also carriers a lifetime guarantee on all products.
23. Wallaroo Hat
If your girl spends a lot of time outdoors like we do, it’s important to protect her skin from sun damage. We love these beautiful hats from Wallaroo which offer both UV protection and fantastic photo opportunities. So buy one for yourself and buy one for your outdoorsy friend to up your Insta game. Use our special discount code of ‘MORGANS20’ to take 20% off regularly priced products!
24. Rumpl Blanket
Rumpl is on a mission to help the environment. This company helps to recycle over 5 million plastic bottles every year and donates 1% of all revenue to environmental non-profits. So not only will your purchase help the environment, but your girl will have a weatherproof comfortable blanket made to withstand the elements. Check out the originally puffy as well as the special national parks edition.
Best Gifts For Outdoorsy Women Over $100
Looking to spoil your outdoorsy women with a luxurious gift option? You have certainly come to the right place in our gift guide!
If you’re shopping for her Christmas gift, why not make make it something she will really want. But just to let you know, we personally own every item below so we can guarantee your girl will love any of these thoughtful options.
After trying several outdoor brands, we have become big fans of Patagonia apparel because we found their products truly live up to expectations. However, the down side is Patagonia can be quite expensive.
It’s taken us years to acquire all of our expensive outdoor and hiking gear, but it certainly pays to buy quality items made with the outdoor woman in mind.
25. 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 friend and give her 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.
26. Patagonia Better Sweater
The Patagonia Better Sweater is a game changer when it comes to hitting the trails or being 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 woman’s gift option.
27. Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket
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 girl can use it for a mid-layer on extra cold days or as an outer layer on moderate cooler days.
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 rose gold model with tan band making it a perfect gift idea for the outdoor woman.
29. UGG Tasman Slippers
After a long day of outdoor adventures, the best way to relax is with an amazing pair of slippers. Personally, we never hike without having a set of these bad boys in our vehicle. Available in many different colors, you will be spoiled for choice. Your outdoor girl will love slipping her feet into these babies at night.
30. 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 skimmer is created with the outdoorsy woman in mind so you can be sure of a great fit.
Interested in Osprey Backpacks? Don’t miss our detailed review featuring the Osprey Farpoint 40 which has traveled with us for years.
Stocking Stuffers For Outdoorsy Women
Still have some last minute presents you need to purchase? These stocking stuffers for outdoorsy women are essential to any woman’s outdoor adventure.
We personally always have these items on hand so we can recommend them 100% and we can guarantee your nature lover will love them!
31. Gaia GPS Hiking App
Gaia is hands down the best hiking app we have used when it comes to offline map navigation. This app will allow the outdoor woman in your life to navigate trails easily when she doesn’t have cell service. Gaia GPS also lets users track routes, search for new trails, access weather conditions, study elevation profiles and so much more. Use our link below for a 20% off discount.
32. National Park Pass
Does the outdoorsy woman in your life love the US National Parks? Then give her 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. She might also like the National Parks Passport to document her adventures.
>> 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.
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 girl can use it for cleaning her hair, hands, dishes, clothing and pretty much anything else deemed washable. We love the biodegradable quality because it is important to leave no trace when enjoying the outdoors.
34. Juniper Ridge Incense
If your outdoorsy girl enjoys scents from the outdoors, then give her the gift of smell. Juniper Ridge Incense will help to bring back those fond memories instantly through the deep green sage, mugwort and cedar odors. These eco-friendly calming incense bundles make for a great addition to a home, office or campervan.
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.
Bonus: Outdoorsy Women Guidebooks And Subscriptions
If you are looking for a unique idea to gift to her this holiday season, maybe you should consider a present she won’t have to unwrap.
An ebook or a subscription service is the perfect way to show your girl 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 girl find as well as book camping wherever she wanders.
- Outdoorsy – With Outdoorsy, you can help her find an RV, motorhome, trailer or campervan to rent for her next adventure.
- Atlas VPN – This VPN service helps to keep your her data safe especially when surfing on public wifi. You can read our full review about Atlas VPN here.
Outdoor Gifts For Women FAQ’s
Let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the best outdoor gifts for women.
You should gift your nature loving friend anything that has to do with the outdoors. She will most likely love gifts such as a new hiking backpack, a homesick candle with an outdoor scent, merino wool base layers to help keep her warm, darn tough socks, hand warmers and a LifeStraw.
An outdoorsy mom will appreciate any gift that helps her take care of herself or her family this Christmas. You could give her a wine tumbler, darn tough socks, some juniper incense, a camping chair, a pair of warm slippers, a Rumpl blanket or the book Women Who Hike to motivate her next trail.
An outdoorsy girl will appreciate any present that helps her enjoy the fresh air and sunshine in the great outdoors. You could give her anything from new hiking boots and base layers to camping gear and subscriptions she can use outside.
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We hope this helped you pick out the best outdoorsy gifts for all those adventurous women in your life!
Please let us know if you have any questions about these best gifts for the outdoor woman in the comments below.
If you are not exactly sure which gift your outdoorsy friend or girlfriend would like, send her a link to this webpage and let them choose for herself!
Mark and Kristen
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