Outdoor enthusiasts can be a tough bunch to shop for.
Everyone’s got their own interests, go-to brands, and preferred styles of equipment. As such, you never know whether the person you’re buying a particular item for will get any use out of it.
Until now. We’ve rounded up 16 of the niftiest nature-related gifts out there and compiled them into one master list for your purchasing pleasure.
We’re confident that many of the items listed here will become mainstays in the gear bags of the more adventurous members of your social circle.
Credit Card Survival Tool
This multifunctional survival tool from Kikkerland packs all the utility of a dedicated toolkit yet is small enough to fit in any ordinary wallet.
Built into the downsized dynamo are all the major campsite staples, such as a knife-edge, saw blade, and bottle opener, plus a few neat extras like wrenches and rulers—all in one sturdily molded stainless steel piece.
Never leave home without it.
Comprehensive Outdoorsman Manual
Field & Stream is practically synonymous with outdoor recreation, and “The Total Outdoorsman Manual” is the culmination of the company’s 12 decades of expertise in the areas of hunting, fishing, camping, and wilderness survival.
The easy-to-skim 320-page handbook is a veritable treasure trove of practical knowledge with something to offer everyone, from the amateur hiker to the veteran naturalist.
Portable Steam Cooker
CanCooker’s cooking pots are a godsend for campers with culinary inclinations everywhere. Their clever, energy-efficient design uses induction heat to cook meats, vegetables, and other foods quickly and with minimal nutrient loss.
Their Great Outdoorsman Kit contains everything campers need to enjoy a delicious, healthy meal no matter where they might be: a two-gallon CanCooker Jr. steamer, a two-piece stainless steel steaming rack, and a “Gravity Combo” grill-and-griddle set, which you can use together or separately.
Bucket List Travel Guide
Everybody is familiar with the concept of a bucket list, but not everybody has put the time and effort into drafting one of their own. This book saves readers the trouble.
At nearly 500 pages, “The Bucket List” is chock-full of unique ideas for extracting the maximum amount of wonder and excitement from life. In it, one can find suggestions on all manner of horizon-expanding activities and pursuits, along with snapshot guides on must-see beaches, mountains, restaurants, museums, inns, and more.
Insulated Lunch Box
Yeti’s Daytrip Lunch Box is essentially a handheld mini-cooler made with the same no-quit insulation that the company’s top-rated beverage receptacles are renowned for.
The secret to the lunchbox’s unparalleled cold-retention properties is its Thermo Snap magnetic closure system, which creates an air and water-tight seal that locks in the cold. It’s spacious enough to hold several light lunches (or one massive cache of snacks) yet small enough not to cause any portage problems on the trail.
Pretty cool if you ask us. (See what we did there?)
Timberland Classic Work Boot
You can’t go wrong with a classic, and few things are more deserving of classic status than Timberland’s landmark work boot.
OG Tims are fashioned from hard-wearing waterproof leather and girded with thick, grippy rubber outsoles, making them an ideal choice of footwear for a wide variety of outdoor conditions. Whether your recipient’s passion is backpacking, camping, fishing, or birdwatching, these boots are guaranteed to keep their feet comfy, dry, and supported.
Compact Stainless Steel Fire Pit
Building a fire isn’t as easy as stacking and lighting a few logs. Not unless you’ve got the Bonfire Fire Pit from Solo Stove, that is.
The Bonfire’s double-walled stainless steel barrel ensures that the heat within radiates evenly in every direction. At the same time, the partially enclosed opening cuts down on the amount of choking, blinding smoke that finds its way into the surrounding environment.
And since it measures only 14”x19.5”, your recipient can easily stow it in the back of their wander wagon and bring it with them on their next outing.
Collapsible Campsite Organizer
If you’re shopping for someone who constantly finds themselves contending with clutter, the L.L. Bean Campsite Organizer can help them clean up their act.
Rugged, lightweight, and foldable, this spiffy space-saving storage solution comes with three removable shelves perfect for housing such items as dry goods, cooking utensils, and small camp accessories in one easily accessible place. When folded, it packs down flat enough to practically disappear.
Rugged Field Watch
This Swiss-made timepiece is a shining example of the three “S”s that any respectable piece of outdoor equipment should possess: simplicity, sensibility, and superior craftsmanship.
Inspired by the watches worn by infantrymen in World War II, the Katahdin 42mm Field Watch features a durable stainless steel case, tripled-stitched full-grain leather band, and shatterproof glass display face with an inlaid date indicator. It’s even water-resistant up to 100 meters for when things get wet and wild.
Solid Steel Horseshoes Set
Who doesn’t love a rousing game of horseshoes? Nobody, that’s who.
This is precisely why L.L. Bean has made this special set of competition-grade horseshoes available to sporting customers. For a scant C-note, your recipient will get four nigh-indestructible forged steel horseshoes, a pair of stakes, and the promise of a good time anytime.
Solar-Powered Light and Charger Combo
Light is a precious resource on long, dark nights far from civilization. But headlamps and flashlights eat up batteries fast, and neither will keep essential electronic devices charged over a long weekend getaway.
Enter the Little Sun Solar Light and Charger.
This solar-operated illumination station provides up to 150 hours of illumination via three separate intensity settings, as well as supplemental juice for all-important tech gadgets. Best of all, it’s made entirely from recycled or recyclable materials, meaning it’s a buy you can feel good about.
Waterproof Dry Bag
Any outdoor lover who’s ever been caught in a freak downpour or taken an accidental plunge into a rushing river will no doubt appreciate the security and reliability of Earth Pak’s exceptional line of dry bags.
They’re sure to serve all conceivable needs, as they come in sizes ranging from 10 to 55 liters. Just load it up, roll it down, and strap it on.
As a bonus, the nice people at Earth Pak throw in a free 6.5-inch IPX-certified waterproof phone case with every purchase, so you’re getting two great gifts for the price of one. Score!
Even Bigfoot has to bathe every once in a while. Luckily, Seattle Sundries makes a soap worthy of the wildest woodland creatures’ most sensitive areas.
Your untamed cohort will love the alluring blend of tea tree, lemon, and cedar oils that gives the soap its sweet, earthy scent just as much as they’ll love the way it leaves their skin feeling after a much-needed scrub-down.
Like its namesake cryptid, Sasquatch Soap is totally au naturel. And unlike an actual sasquatch, it has a very small footprint—ecologically speaking.
32-Piece Emergency Survival Kit
Would you believe us if we told you that you could pick up almost three dozen must-have survival accessories for roughly the same price as a couple of large pizzas? Well, believe it, and thank Verifygear for the bargain of a lifetime.
This set has quite literally got everything: flashlight, compass, tactical knife, wire saw, heat blankets, fire starter, raincoat, whistle, carabiner, scissors, paracord, fish pole rigging—you name it. And the quality level is shockingly high considering the ultra-low price point.
All in all, it’s a rock-solid starter kit that’s perfect for encouraging youngsters to get outside or serving as a backup bundle for more experienced outdoorsmen and women.
Rechargeable Electric Hand Warmers
Forget those dinky chemical hand warmers that stop giving off heat after approximately 20 seconds in your coat pockets. Here’s a set of electric hand warmers that intrepid cold-weather explorers can reuse as many times as they please.
These things are like the Rolls Royces of hand warmers, complete with a trio of comfort-optimized heat settings, a profoundly satisfying size and heft, and a universal USB port for effortless charging.
Safety is also a top priority for KARECEL. To this end, they’ve made their electric hand warmers shock-proof, explosion-proof, anti-scald, anti-skid, radiation-free, and environmentally friendly.
Custom Mountain Peak Bottle Opener
Last but assuredly not least, consider lending your gift a personal touch by snagging a one-of-a-kind mounted bottle opener from Sara Smiley and J. Sawyer.
Each opener is made to order and comes mounted on a wooden backboard laser-etched with a miniature topographical map of anywhere on planet earth you specify. The boards are also inconspicuously pre-drilled for easy wall mounting.
With one of these handy doodads, your recipient will be able to relive their favorite memories of their favorite place every time they crack open a cold one.