Shopping for gifts for an outdoorsman can sometimes get a little tricky. After all, what do you buy for somebody who already seems to own one of every axe, knife, hammock, and an emergency solar GPS device on the market? While there’s always the choice of mixing things up with an outdoors experience package or a survival subscription box, sometimes all you really need is a little inspiration!
That’s where this list comes in. Here, you’ll find a massive range of brilliant gifts for outdoorsmen of all types and skill levels. Whether you’re shopping for your outdoorsy partner, adventure-loving daughter, or a nephew or niece heading out on their first-ever expedition, you’re sure to find something here that they’ll really love. After all, there’s nothing better than receiving a gift that’s both practical and personal!
1. Don’t Die in The Woods Freakin’ Huge Emergency Blankets
Sometimes, the best gifts for outdoorsmen are the ones that keep them safe when they get into a tricky spot. Even the most seasoned adventurer can end up caught off guard by a cold weather front or find themselves stuck camping for one more night than they initially planned. Like the four you receive in this pack, having a thermal survival blanket on hand can turn these potential disasters into easily manageable situations. The best part is, they’re super light, so they’re easy to bring along on an expedition, even if you don’t think you’ll need them.
- 4 x Extra-large thermal blankets
- Three colours available
- Carabiner zipper pack
- Total weight: 9.5 oz
- Material: Mylar
If you’re looking for gifts for outdoorsmen under $50, the Quickcord from Bespoke Post is a great practical pick. Designed by military veteran Matt Adams, this clever little device contains 20 feet of super-strong paracord, along with a built-in cutting blade and a 12-hour snaplight. When used in conjunction with each other, these items combine to make a brilliant emergency lighting system, and even on its own, the paracord is extremely useful. It can be used for everything from tying a hunting bow to making a fire or even attaching extra kit items onto your pack.
- Paracord and light kit
- Emergency snap light included
- Built-in blade
- 12-hour snaplight
3. AIYIBEN Multi-word 6-in-1 Pen
For those who like to complete little construction and engineering projects out in the wild, the AIYIBEN multi-word pen is an excellent choice of gift. This brilliant little tool comes packed with six different functions: a ruler, spirit level, pen, stylus, and two types of screwdrivers. You even get two pens per pack, just in case you lose one, and the whole thing is small enough to be tucked into a waterproof travel wallet.
- Multi-tool ballpoint pen
- Five colours available
- 2 x pen per pack
- Tools: Scale Ruler, Spirit Level, Pen, Stylus, Screwdrivers
- Screw compatibility: Flathead and Phillips
4. Osprey UltraLight 12 Dry Sack
Every hiker knows how much of a bummer it is to set off on a sunny day and end up soaked in a passing rainstorm an hour or so into your trip. People often think to buy everything they need before setting off – and it’s only when it starts to rain that they realize they need a waterproof dry sack. That’s why it’s such a good gift idea, and the best part is it’s cheap and cheerful too, making it one of the best gifts for outdoorsmen under $50.
- Waterproof dry sack
- Rectangular shape
- Rolltop closure
- Dimensions: 16” x 5” x 9”
- Materials: 40D Ripstop Nylon
5. Thermacell Backpacker Mosquito Repeller
Anybody who has ever been camping in highland or wetland country knows just how awful mosquitos can be. They can turn an enjoyable weekend away into an absolute nightmare of bites and itching, and so it’s important to bring some kind of repellent to stave them off. The best way to get rid of them is with one of these – a repellent canister that uses a simple fuel canister setup and scentless repellent mats to stave them off altogether.
- Mosquito repellent canister
- No scent
- Water-resistant bag included
- 4 x 4-hour repellent mats
- 15-foot protection zone
- 360 hours of runtime on 1 x 16 oz fuel canister
A good knife is a key piece of equipment if you’re a budding adventurer, and so a cool gift for any outdoorsman is a high-quality folding knife like this Para Military 2 edition from Spyderco. This handy fold-out knife is water-resistant and super strong, with a fairly short 3.42” blade that makes it safe and easy to use but nice and adaptable too. The blade is also treated to be water-resistant, so you can use it in wet weather and while cooking without worrying too much about rust.
- Folding survival knife
- Three colorways available
- Materials: Fiberglass handle, Stainless steel blade
- Blade length: 3.42”
7. Sportes MITI-001 Fire Kit
While every good bushcraft enthusiast knows how to start a decent fire, sometimes you need a really good cooking fire in a pinch. That’s where the Sportes MITI-001 fire kit comes in. This handy stainless steel device fits around most 4 x split logs of 12” -14” in height and 7½” – 9” in diameter and transforms them into a portable hob. It’s great for cooking and sure to last a long time, with a laser-cut stove disc designed to survive even the hottest of fires.
- Fire construction and cooking ring
- Laser-cut steel stove
- 4 x anchoring rods
- Fits logs 12” – 14”, diameter 7½” – 9”
- Materials: Stainless steel
8. Darn Tough Men’s Hiker Boot Socks
Everybody loves a pair of socks for Christmas, and so if you’re shopping for Christmas gifts for outdoorsmen in your family, my advice is to stick to the classics! These hiking boot socks from Darn Tough can make even the longest of treks blister-free with their light merino wool weave and seamless stitching construction. They make a great gift, and they’re an absolute necessity for anybody going on long hikes in thick leather boots.
- Cushioned hiking boot sock
- Moisture-wicking weave
- Calf-cut cuff
- Cool in summer, warm in winter
- Sizes: Men’s S – XXL
- Materials: Merino wool
9. Geyser Systems Portable Shower
Who says you have to leave behind all of your home comforts just because you’re out camping? Geyser Systems have made it easy to bring along your home shower with this simple portable shower kit. It contains a built-in heating system that can power up in 5 minutes, giving you 15 minutes of hot shower time to wash away the dirt and sweat of long and dusty journeys. Simply power it by connecting to a car or battery, and let the machine do the rest!
- Heated portable shower
- Built-in heating system
- Connects to car or battery
- 16-foot power cord
- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Shower time: 15 minutes
10. Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide
If you’re shopping for good gifts for outdoorsmen who are just starting out on their bushcraft journey, then this bushcraft field guide by Dave Canterbury is an excellent starter gift. It contains guides and tips on chopping wood, building fires, foraging and cooking in the wild, and more, and it has been written for amateurs and enthusiasts alike.
- Bushcraft guidebook
- Guide to chopping, campfires, cooking and more
- Written for amateurs and enthusiasts alike
- Author: Dave Canterbury, Bushcraft expert and tutor
- 256 pages
11. Garmin inReach Mini
Here’s another cool gift for outdoorsmen who spend a lot of time off the grid. This handheld inReach satellite communicator from Garmin gives 100% pole-to-pole coverage and allows you to send text messages or trigger SOS alerts. This is all backed up by a high-sensitivity GPS system, meaning the user can be found even in dense forests or deep canyons, so long as the inReach still has battery life.
- Handheld satellite communicator
- 100% pole-to-pole coverage
- High-sensitivity GPS
- Text message capable
- SOS trigger
- Weight: 3.5 oz
- Batteries: Rechargeable lithium-ion
- Optimal battery life: 50 hours
12. Country Living Field Guide: Eating Outdoors
If you know somebody who is especially interested in foraging, cooking, and eating outdoors, then the Country Living Field Guide is a great gift choice. This bumper-sized book contains over 100 recipes written specifically around outdoor cooking, along with tips on starting strong campfires, packing for picnics, hosting great cookouts, and enjoying outdoor parties to the max.
- Recipe and idea book
- Tips for camping, picnics, cookouts, and parties
- 100+ recipes included
- Author: Country Living Magazine editors
- Publisher: Country Living
13. Hydro Flask Store Water Bottle
This metal water flask from Hydro Flash is a nice gift for those who spend a lot of time roaming the outdoors, with 32 oz or 40 oz capacity variants available depending on journey distance and weight allowance. The vacuum-sealed lid prevents any liquid from leaking out of the flask, while the water spout at the top makes it easy to drink from while walking.
- Metal water flask
- Vacuum-sealed lid
- Ten colours available
- Capacity: 32 oz, 40 oz
- Materials: Stainless steel
14. The Coolbox
For those shopping for anniversary gifts for outdoorsmen, it might be nice to splash out on something really special, something with a long life of practical use that will really knock the socks off whoever you give it to. The Coolbox is one such gift. This massive smart device-enabled cooler is the perfect thing for fishing trips and cookouts, with Bluetooth speakers built-in, 2 USB ports for keeping your phone charged on the go, and a large 17.75 qt capacity perfect for stuffing with ice-cold beers. Treat someone with one of these, and you’re sure to be in their good books for a long time to come.
- Large smart-device food and drinks cooler
- Bluetooth speakers
- 2 USB ports
- Three colours available
- Capacity: 17.75 qt
- Dimensions: 22” x 13” x 11.75”
Whether you know someone who loves to build things out in the yard or just complete little projects around the house once in a while, this universal socket set from Hanpure is a great gift. It uses a clever hex-style design that can fit nuts of any size between ¼” and ¾,” and the whole thing is made from dense, durable Chromoly steel. It might not be the most exciting thing in the world, but its practicality makes it a great choice for those who love a bit of DIY on the weekends.
- Universal drill socket
- Fits all types of nuts
- Hex-style head
- Fits ¼” to ¾” nuts
- Materials: Chromoly steel
16. SUUNTO MC-2 Mirror Compass
It’s easy to pick up a cheap compass out in a store for ten bucks or so, but these devices often lack the measurements and instrumentation needed to actually do any sort of real navigation. That’s why this MC-2 mirror compass from Suunto is a great Christmas or birthday gift for outdoorsmen who spend lots of time navigating with maps. It’s a clever little compass with a bunch of helpful features like a clinometer and various declination and adjustment scales drawn onto its base and much more useful than a basic ring compass.
- Navigational compass
- Sighting hole and notch
- Clinometer and adjustment tools
- USGS and Metric variants
- Dimensions: 1” x 0.3” x 1.6”
17. Give’r 4 Season Glove
Looking for a gift that’s good all year round? Then why not go for these 4 season gloves from Give’r. Not only are they a great-looking pair of heavy-duty gloves, but they’re also surprisingly practical. They have a waterproof membrane so they can be worn in wet weather, a waxed coating to keep out the cold on winter days, and a ribbed cuff for a nice snug fit. The Thinsulate lining wicks moisture away in the summer, and during the colder months, it’s sure to keep you nice and snug, while the leather outer can stand up to yard work, rock scrambling, tree climbing, and a whole lot more.
- Heavy-duty hiking gloves
- Waterproof membrane
- Waxed coating
- Ribbed cuff for fit
- Sizes: S – XXL
- Materials: Leather outer, Thinsulate lining
18. Roxant Wide View Monocular Telescope
A monocular telescope is a great gift for outdoorsmen for several reasons. First off, you can use it to scout terrain and waypoints, making it a great tool for navigation. It’s also helpful for keeping an eye on weather conditions and for measuring distances and inclines with a compass on hand. Last but not least, it’s the best gift for outdoorsmen who love birdwatching, as the 6x zoom can make even fast-flying hawks and swooping songbirds easy to observe at a distance.
- Monocular telescope
- No-slip grip
- Wide-view lens
- 6x zoom
- 30mm objective lens
- Materials: Optical glass, BAK4 green film prism, Plastic
19. Garmin Instinct Solar GPS Watch
Garmin’s Instinct Solar GPS watch is a nice anniversary gift for outdoorsmen in that it’s not just super practical but also supremely stylish. With a flame-red colourway and a futuristic design, it can be worn for daily usage as well as on the go, and it comes in useful in both situations. The watch is packed with smart features, like GPS, a built-in compass, and an altimeter, and the long 54-day solar charge life means you’ll never be left in the lurch when you need these tools the most.
- Solar-powered GPS watch
- A built-in compass, altimeter, GPS
- Thermal, shock, and water-resistant
- Flame red colorway
- Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
- Optimal battery life: 54 days (Solar), 24 days (No solar)
20. Elite Survival Systems Recon 3 Sleeping Bag
It’s well-known amongst experienced campers that military-style sleeping bags are some of the best in the business. While you can always pick up a decent one from an army surplus store, sometimes it’s nice to splash out on a consumer model with a focus on usability over cost-effectiveness. The Elite Survival Systems Recon 3 is one such model, with a 210T ripstop nylon outer that’s sure never to rip and a layer of Thermolite insulation designed to keep you warm right down to 23 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s light, too, at just 3 lb, and packs down to a neat 9” x 8” when properly wrapped.
- Large survival sleeping bag
- Mummy shape
- Olive drab colorway
- Minimum exterior temperature: 23 degrees Fahrenheit / -5 degrees Celsius
- Materials: 210T Ripstop Nylon, Dupont Thermolite insulation
- Packed dimensions: 9” x 8”
21. Wacaco Nanopresso
The Wacaco Nanopresso is a fantastic gift for any outdoorsman who loves a good coffee in the morning. Sometimes instant boiled coffee just doesn’t cut it, especially if you have a long day of exploring ahead of you, and that’s where the Nanopresso comes in. This portable espresso maker can generate a pressurized espresso with just 20-30 pumps of its clever pneumatic system. It even includes a built-in cup!
- Portable espresso maker
- Manual operation
- Cup included
- 20-30 pumps per espresso
- Weight: 12 oz
22. Ohuhu Camping Stove
When I hear the word ‘Ohuhu,’ I picture a portly lord chortling away on his luxurious throne, and you’ll feel just like him when you settle down for dinner by your Ohuhu camping stove. This portable stove, rather than using fuel canisters, simply enhances the natural burning properties of wood by creating a mini chimney flue. You can even set a grill on top for barbecuing, making this a highly adaptable piece of kit.
- Portable camping stove
- Wood fuelled
- Lightweight carry case
- Grill grid included
- Weight: 14.2 oz
- Materials: Stainless Steel
23. Stanley Classic Food Jar
Stanley is some of the all-time greats for camping flasks, and this classic food jar is the OG that made them so famous. At just $20, this is definitely one of the best gifts for outdoorsmen under $50. It has a decent 24 oz capacity that you can fill with any food or drink, and it’ll retain its contents’ temperature for up to 15 hours at a time. The materials used in the design are BPA-free, and the lid is vacuum-sealed to prevent leakage.
- Insulated food and drink flask
- 15-hour temperature retention
- Capacity: 24 oz
24. Nemo Equipment Fillo Camp Pillow
After a long day of loping across the mountains or slogging through thick undergrowth, a good night’s rest is always a top priority. Most people skimp on pillows when hiking as they’re too bulky to carry long distances, but this mini self-inflating pillow from Nemo Equipment solves that particular problem with ease. With a soft jersey outer and a luxurious foam interior that packs down to just 6” x 4”, this is one supremely comfortable miniature pillow that requires practically zero effort to set up – it simply inflates itself!
- Inflatable camping pillow
- Canopy green colorway
- Dimensions: 17” x 11” x 4”
- Materials: Jersey, Microsuede, Luxury foam
25. Garmin Venu GPS Smartwatch
This GPS smartwatch from Garmin could be a great aid to any outdoor adventurer or sportsperson. It’s a great gift in particular for long-distance cross-country runners, thanks to its GPS locator and heartrate monitor. Animated workouts are also included for home usage, and stock music apps, including Spotify, are pre-installed, so you can run right out of the door with your favourite tunes blaring.
- GPS smartwatch
- Heart rate monitor
- Animated workouts
- Music apps included
- Battery life: 6 hours ( GPS + Music), five days (Smartwatch)
- Bright AMOLED display
26. Barebones Pulaski Axe
I’ve seen a whole lot of woodsman’s axes in my time, and while many of them excel in particular areas, it’s hard to find such a good all-rounder as this Pulaski Axe from Barebones. A Pulaski axe is a really great tool to have when you’re working in the outdoors, as it comes equipped with both an axe head and an adze, making it perfect for both chopping and carving wood. This lovely beech wood specimen even comes with a pair of canvas sheaths, so you can keep one end of the axe covered while you utilize the other.
- Lightweight woodsman’s axe
- Rounded chopping blade
- Solid steel core
- Includes canvas sheath
- Weight: 5½ lb
- Materials: Beechwood, Carbon steel
27. Vont Camping Lantern 2-Pack
Everyone needs a little bit of extra light during dark winter evenings in the wild, and the Vont camping lantern is here to illuminate things to that end. In this pack, you get 2 LED camping lanterns, both of which are fully collapsible, meaning you can pack them down to just 4.8” x 3.4” when you set off in the morning. Even better, they’re waterproof, and a full set of starter batteries are included.
- 2 x LED camping lanterns
- Collapsible design
- Batteries included
- Extended dimensions: 7.2” – 9.8” x 3.4”
- Collapsed dimensions: 4.8” x 3.4”
28. Goal Zero Yeti Portable Power Station
There are a fair few items on this list that need a power bank to function, and if you’ve not got one yet, this portable power station from Goal Zero is a good buy. It’s a lithium-ion powered pack, with 4 USB outputs, along with a 12V car port, a 12V AC port, and a 6mm jack. You can charge it via any outlet or car battery, and there’s even a battery meter up front to help you keep track of your usage.
- Lithium-ion power pack
- 4 USB ports
- Quiet and portable
- Charge via outlet or car
- 12V car port, 12V AC port, 6mm port
- Battery: Lithium-ion
29. The North Face One Bag Sleeping Bag
If you know someone who likes to head out camping in extremely cold conditions, then buying this North Face sleeping bag for them could be a real lifesaver. It’s an incredibly insulative sleeping bag stuffed to the brim with 800-fill goose down, and it can keep the occupant warm right down to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. It even includes an internal pillow and shawl for added comfort and comes in long and regular sizes to suit any kind of camper.
- Thermal mummy sleeping bag
- Long and regular sizes available
- Internal pillow and shawl
- Minimum recommended temperature: 5 degrees Fahrenheit, -15 degrees Celsius
- Materials: 800-fill goose down, 20-denier Nylon
30. Men’s Patagonia Down Sweater
For more outdoor fun in the cold season, this down sweater from Patagonia is a real treat. Available in 9 colorways ranging from subtle single-shades to retro combinations, this fashionable hoodless jacket is incredibly warm, once again thanks to 800-fill goose down. The exterior of the jacket is made from recycled ripstop nylon, meaning it’ll stand up to wind, rain, and abrasion too.
- Down sweater jacket
- Nine colorways available
- Built-in stuff sack
- Sizes: XS – XXL
- Materials: Recycled Ripstop Nylon, 800-fill goose down
31. Kunodi Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
When you’re hanging out at the beach or taking a dip in the local creek, there’s nothing better than having a great soundtrack playing in the background. This waterproof speaker from Kunodi has full Bluetooth support and IPx45 waterproofing, making it the perfect companion on any warm summer’s day or bracing autumn morning at the beach. It even comes with a carabiner loop, making it easy to attach to bikes or backpacks in a flash.
- Portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker
- Five colourways available
- Carabiner loop
- Attaches to bikes
- IPx45 waterproof
- Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion
32. BioLite CampStove 2+
For those seeking a turbocharged camping stove, you won’t do much better than BioLite’s CampStove 2+. This high-tech device runs on sticks and twigs like any other and also functions as both a stove and a battery, allowing you to cook and charge your phone via USB at the same time. The boil time is just 4.5 minutes per litre of water, and the whopping 3200mAh battery constantly charges throughout use, making it a super-reliable outdoor power solution.
- Portable electric camping stove
- Smart LED dashboard
- USB charging out
- Includes USB cord, Firestarter, Stuff sack
- Boil time: 1L = 4.5 minutes
- Battery: 3200mAh
33. Leatherman Wave Plus Multi-Tool
Why settle for a pocket knife with a few extra tools when you can buy this multi-tool and have 17 handy implements all in one streamlined device? This incredible folding multi-tool from Leatherman includes pliers, wire cutters, knives, scissors, different types of saws, and so much more – and all of this can be operated with just one hand! There’s even a ballistic nylon sheath included for keeping your tools in good nick when out of use.
- 17-in-1 multi-tool device
- Single-hand operation
- Includes ballistic nylon sheath
- Included tools: Pliers, Wire cutters, Knives, Ruler, Scissors, Saw, and more
- Materials: Stainless steel
34. Men’s Danner Trail 2650 GTX Hiking Boots
Danner is well known for its excellent range of walking boots, and these mid-rise Gore-Tex trail boots are some of their best. They’re extremely durable with lugged Vibram rubber soles, a comfortable EVA midsole, and a seamless suede and textile upper while also looking quite cool. The exterior is coated with Gore-Tex waterproofing, so they’re perfect for mucky, wet trails, and they’re still fairly light at just 28 oz per pair.
- Mid-rise hiking boot
- Gore-Tex waterproofing
- 365-day warranty
- Weight: 28 oz
- Materials: Suede and textile upper, EVA midsole, Vibram lugged rubber outsole
35. Foxdott Rechargeable Headlamp
If you’re heading out on a midnight expedition or shimmying your way through deep cave networks, you’ll need a good rechargeable headlamp to keep you safe. It’s always a bother when you buy one only to find that it can hardly light up a boiler cupboard, but that’s definitely not a problem with this headlamp from Foxdott. With eight super-bright LED bulbs and four light modes, including an SOS strobe, it’s sure to illuminate even the deepest of caverns – best of all, it’s fully rechargeable and has a bumper 1500mAh battery.
- 8-light rechargeable headlamp
- SOS strobe
- 8 LED bulbs
- Four light modes
- IPx4 waterproof
- Battery: 1500mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
36. Magic-Saw Universal Hand Saw Kit
If you know somebody who is always out and about tinkering in the yard or knocking together little wooden construction projects, then this universal saw kit from Magic-Saw is a great buy. It includes a full range of saw blades for different types of jobs, including diamond-tipped blades, flat saw blades, roller blades, and carbon saw blades.
- Universal hand saw kit
- Diamond blades
- Flat saw blades
- Roller blade
- Carbon saw blades
- Weight: 1.67 lb
- Nine blades included
37. Howler Brothers Merlin Jacket
Howler Brothers are always putting out fantastic outdoor clothing items that not only look great but also stand up to the elements brilliantly. Their Merlin jacket is one such jack-of-all-trades piece, with a cool retro woodsman’s look in claypot or mountain green colorways. It includes lots of practical features like handwarmer pockets, ribbed cuffs, and an internal stuff sack for packing it away, and the whole thing is kept nice and toasty by thick PrimaLoft insulation.
- Adaptable, lightweight cold-weather jacket
- Claypot or Mountain Green colorways available
- Knitted and ribbed cuffs
- Water and abrasion-resistant
- Built-in stuff sack
- Materials: Polyester Ripstop Nylon, Heavy duty cotton, PrimaLoft insulation
- Sizes: S – XXL
38. Duke Cannon Men’s Solid Cologne
If you’re seeking out Christmas gifts for outdoorsmen, then you might like these little tins from Duke Cannon. These solid colognes put a fun spin on natural cologne scents, with outdoor-themed tins available in 1.5 oz packs. 4 rustic scents are on offer, ranging from the earthy ‘Redwood’ to the fragrant ‘Bourbon Trail.’
- Concentrated cologne
- Four rustic scents are available
- No animal testing
- Portion of proceeds go to U.S. veterans
- Made in the USA
- 1.5 oz per pack
39. Cobiz LED Headlamp
Here’s another great outdoor headlamp, this time from Cobiz. This lamp is much like the previous one on the list but with a few bonus features, like a rear safety taillight and an adjustable 90-degree lighting angle. This lamp can be charged via USB rather easily, and the cabling is all waterproof to prevent failure in the rain. It comes with a USB cable included, along with a handy storage box.
- 8-light rechargeable headlamp
- SOS strobe mode
- Eight light modes
- 90-degree adjustable angle
- 12,000 lumens
- Battery: 2 x 2200mAh rechargeable lithium-ion
40. Rocky Talkie
The Rocky Talkie is a great tool for those heading out on shorter trips around more populated areas but who still need a backup communicator for emergencies. This walkie-talkie operates on license-free FRS channels, so you can tune in and out of local stations easily in the event of an emergency or SOS situation. The lithium-ion battery inside can last for over three days in the right circumstances, while the radio has a range of 25 miles in open terrain and 1-5 miles in dense backcountry environments.
- License-free radio walkie-talkie
- Shatterproof screen
- Carabiner clip and leash
- Includes rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Operates on all FRS channels
- Max range: 25 miles in the open, 1-5 miles in backcountry terrain
- Battery life: 3 days +