So you’ve got an adventurous babe on your gift list this year? Well, you’ve come to the right place. From the tech-savvy traveler to the adrenaline junkie, this mega-list of outdoor gifts for women covers all the hottest gifts of the season, including a few tried-and-true favorites.
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How to Pick the Perfect Outdoor Gift for Her
Shopping for the perfect outdoor gift for her can be tough, especially if you aren’t familiar with the wonderfully confusing world of outdoor gear. First, start with her favorite sports. What does she like to do? Hike? Camp? Backpack? Or is she more into adventure sports like climbing, mountain biking or white water rafting.
Now that you know her favorite activities, think about something practical. For example, climbers can always use ropes and carabiners, while hikers actually love a cozy pair of socks. If you want to think outside the box (remember, it’s the thought that counts!), then use this awesome guide to outdoor gifts for women to find something that makes sense for the things she loves.
Budget-Friendly Outdoor Gifts for Women (under $25)
These budget-friendly gifts for outdoor women make the perfect stocking stuffer or offer a low-key way to say you care!
Kavu Waist Pack
Forget what you knew growing up, fanny packs are back baby! The perfect adventure purse for fun-filled days in the outdoors, this stylish Kavu waist pack comes in fun colors and makes for easy transitions from town to trail. Perfect for adventure travel or simply stepping into a mountain town in style, she’ll love the fun patterns and colors that Kavu brings to the table.
A Pee Funnel
Before you go giggling, yes pee funnels are actually a thing, and yes they are INSANELY useful. From bumpy train travel in foreign lands to slippery, snowy conditions, to the emergency roadside stop along the highway, the Sani-Fem Freshette has you covered. Pee funnels are simple to use, highly efficient and don’t leave any mess behind.
Some of the best outdoor gifts for women come in small packages and the Kula Cloth is a must-have item. Basically it’s an anti-microbial pee cloth you can take with you into the wild. Helpful for any occasion from the crag to the trail or for that public bathroom that is out of TP, Kula is there to save the day. The anti-microbial fabric keeps you clean and the fun designs let you show off some personality. Simply clip it to your bag when not in use and let it dry in the sun.
A Small Utility Knife
The Gerber Mini Paraframe Serrated Knife is the perfect pocket knife for the wild. It doesn’t weigh you down and comes in handy in a pinch. Everyone from climbers to hikers loves these little things.
Darn Tough Socks
Nothing beats the warranty and quality of Darn Tough Socks. Built to last and backed by a lifetime guarantee, these socks are the best for hiking, biking, and camping. Made from a merino wool blend, these bad boys can stand up to anything. The best part? You get a hole in them and get a brand new pair for free.
A Buff Headband is arguably the most versatile and budget-friendly outdoor gifts for women out there. It’s a headband, it’s a neck gaiter, it’s a sweat rag, it’s a pillow. You can do almost anything with one of these, include helping to stabilize a sprained ankle. Fun colors and unique designs let you show off your personal style.
Fantastic Outdoor Gifts for Tech Lovers
These amazing outdoor gift ideas for the tech nerd on your list are guaranteed to please.
A Mophie Power Stick
Need more life out of your phone battery? Fear not, Mophie is here to help. This small, lightweight charger is about as awesome as it gets when it comes to portability. About the size of two fingers and weighing next to nothing, this bad gal will charge up your electronics in a jiffy. Bonus points, it doesn’t break the bank.
MPowered Luci Solar String Lights
Set the mood with Luci Solar String Lights. These little twinkles of light bring joy to any campsite or outdoor affair. They are solar-powered, making them a sustainable way to bring a festive vibe to the wilderness.
A Garmin InReach
One of the best outdoor gifts for her is the Garmin InReach series. For SOS satellite communication and sending a message home, the Garmin InReach Mini is the ultimate in personal locator beacon technology. For those looking to spend a bit more ($450) the Garmin InReach Explorer includes GPS map functions so you can stay found. Keep in mind you’ll need to pay an annual subscription to both.
UE Wonderboom 2 Portable, Waterproof Speaker
The UE Wonderboom 2 Portable Speaker is a handy friend to have when you want some tunes at camp or in the outdoors. It’s waterproof, sand-proof, and fall-proof all in one. At about the size of a tennis ball, it doesn’t take up too much room and has a handy strap so you can use a carabiner to clip it to almost anything. The five fun colors are an added bonus.
Peak Design Camera Clip
For all the ladies that love to get behind the lens while they are out and about nothing beats the Peak Design Camera Clip. This is one of the best outdoor gifts for women that money can buy. Keep your camera secured to your pack and at the ready for all those Insta-worthy moments. I have yet to find a pack that this clip won’t work with.
Related: Awesome Camera Gear for Outdoor and Adventure Photographers (coming soon)
Practical Outdoor Gifts for Women
Some of the best gifts are the most practical. These practical gifts bring function to the outdoors.
SheFly is changing the way pants are made and women LOVE it! The idea is women have different needs when it comes to peeing outside. Traditional pant design doesn’t allow women to go without exposing themselves. The unique, hidden zipper design unzips at the bottom seam, allowing you to pee without exposing yourself outdoors. These are life-changing pants for women who climb, work in snow, women who work outdoors, or women who hike.
Gear Aid Tenacious Tape
Every outdoors enthusiast knows about Gear Aid Tenacious Tape. It’ll fix a rip in your pants, a snare in a tent, or patch up a pack or sleeping bag in a jiffy. Since it’s a consumable item, you can really never have enough of it.
MSR PocketRocket Delux
If she loves backpacking then she needs an MSR PocketRocket Delux. No backpacking, no problem, the MSR PocketRocket is a weened warrior’s dream stove. It’s lightweight, easy to use, packable, and durable.
UCO 4-Piece Mess Kit
Jump on the sustainability train with UCO’s recycled polymer line that includes everything you need to mow down. The re-enforced rubber means there’s no slip when it’s all closed up and this eco-friendly outdoor gift brings you tasty food in a jiffy.
Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack
Every water-lover needs a solid dry bag they can rely on for unexpected issues. The Sea to Summit Lightweight Dry Sack boasts lightweight technology that weighs next to nothing while keeping your valuables dry. Awesome colors make it easy to spot and this also works well as a hang bag for backpacking food.
Must-Have Gift Ideas for Adventure Travelers
Does she take her adventures overseas? Then she’ll love this lineup of adventure travel gifts for her.
When you’re headed to a country where you can’t trust the tap water, you need a reliable water purifier. Say goodbye to disposable plastic water bottles and hello to the Grayl GeoPress. This bad baby does it all purifying everything from viruses and protozoa to pesticides and heavy metals. The best part? Unlike its competitors, you can take it with you and fill it up on the go.
PackTowl Beach Towel
Every adventure traveler needs a quick-dry, packable towel for a day on the water or for that stingy hostel that didn’t provide towels. PackTowl’s Beach Towels offer the ultimate in lightweight, packable towels that dry quickly. Select from a variety of sizes suited for any traveler’s needs.
Price: $40 for the beach size.
REI Flash 22
Behold, the best travel pack ever. The REI Flash 22 can handle anything from long plane rides to day hikes (I even use mine for multi-pitch climbing). A perfect personal item for long haul flights and completely packable, the REI Flash series weighs next to nothing but provides ample comfort and room to carry all your essentials. Seriously, this is one of the best outdoor gifts for adventurous women.
Osprey Transporter Wheeled Duffel 90
Does she love to travel with gear? Got a climber, backpacker or trekker that needs room for all the gear and then some? The Osprey Transporter Wheeled Duffel can handle an entire double trad rack with all the ropes and fixings and then some. This heavy-duty gear hauler is meant for serious adventurers who travel with a lot of g
Osprey Porter 46
For the budget-savvy, traveler who likes to carry it all on, the Osprey Porter 46 is where it’s at. With hideable backpacking straps and unique overhead-friendly design, this is the best backpack for adventure travelers. I’ve even done overnight hiking expeditions in Colombia’s national parks with this thing and it was still cozy. It’s got security features that make zippers difficult to access and laptop-friendly storage for the aspiring digital nomad.
Cute Outdoor Gifts for the Fashion-Forward Woman
Who says Fashionistas can’t get outside? This fashion-forward outdoor gifts for her scream style without sacrificing function.
Danner Women’s Mountain 600 Hiking Boots
Simply put, these boots do it all. From big mileage days to the celebratory slice of za in a mountain town these boots have you covered. Cozy, supportive, and fashion-forward the Danner Women’s Mountain 600 Hiking Boots simply kick some trail ass.
Looking for a luxurious blanket made by indigenous artisans? Check out Nipomo’s lineup of blankets for beautiful designs made in a sustainable way. Warm, cozy, and thoughtfully crafted by hand.
Black Diamond Flannel
Looking for mountain apparel that you can actually sweat in? Check out Black Diamond’s lineup of cozy flannel. Built for women who have wider upper bodies (ahem, climber’s shoulders, ahem), She’ll have the ultimate in flexibility and style for your outdoor adventure.
Awesome Gift Ideas for Outdoor Athletes
Rawlogy Massage Balls
For a massage ball that’s not only lightweight but eco-friendly, look no further than Rawlogy Cork Massage Balls. Made of recycled cork, these eco-friendly balls bring the ultimate in relief. It doesn’t matter if you’re at home or on the go, these massage balls are perfect for working out those pesky knots.
The Ultimate Foam Roller
Got a knot to work out? Try foam rolling for the ultimate MFR (self-myofascial release) experience. Athletes and those involved in PT will love the Implus Footcare foam roller.
For women (or anyone) with chronic pain issues in their joints or muscles live, eat, and breathe KT Tape. The tape provides addes support where you need it, making stress injuries more manageable. Make sure she has someone properly trained to show her how to use the tape, but after that, she’s ready to rock.
Kick-Ass Gifts for the Adrenaline Junkie
Give the ultimate adventure with these adrenaline-packed gift ideas for outdoor women.
Capture the rush with the GoPro HERO8. This kick-ass adventure camera is perfect for any adventure with voice commands, top-notch image stabilization, several different shooting modes, and waterproof without a case up to 30m, it’s the ultimate adventure camera for the send.
A Guided Day Out
Give the gift of an unforgettable experience this year with a guided day out! Find a local guide where she’s always dreamed of going and plan a day of adrenaline-filled fun. Tackle a tough climb, summit a challenging peak, or go on an epic ride. If you dable in the art of action-sports, opt to join her and make some memories.
Price: varies, but generally between $300 – $400 for a private day out and upwards of $1,200 to several thousand for multi-day excursions.
Petzl Sarken Crampons
Got a mountaineer on your list? The Petzl Sarken Crampons are the ideal choice for steep snow and beginner ice. The anti-balling plates keep the snow at bay while the unique hybrid front point design lets you tackle easier ice objectives and any glacier terrain or steep, snowy couloirs. Keep in mind you’ll need mountaineering boots for these bad boys, thanks to their hybrid design. One size fits nearly everyone, except extremely small and large feet.
Black Diamond Vector Climbing Helmet
The Black Diamond Vector Climbing Helmet brings lightweight to the safety equation. An optimal choice for scramblers, crag rats, and alpine climbing enthusiasts, this helmet offers superior safety with comfort and weight in mind. It’s even ponytail friendly.
The Best Outdoor Gifts for the Camp Cook
Nothing beats a camp meal done right. Bring on the flavor with these amazing camping gifts for the camp cook.
MSR Ultra Lightweight Ceramic Pots and Skillets
MSR makes some ultra-handy, and ultra-lightweight cooking pots, skillets and kettles that make any camp just like home. Perfect for backpacking and car camping, the MSR 2-pot set brings you two awesome pots in various sizes that can handle any camp cooking needs. Let it sizzle with the Ceramic Flex Skillet. The no-fuss pot tops not only stay in place, but they have a built-in strainer too. Both pack down easily to fit into a backpacking cook setup.
Price: $70 for the two-pot set (can also be purchased individually) or $40 for the skillet.
GSI Outdoor Java Press
Say hello to the finest french-press in the camp coffee business with the GSI Outdoor Java Press. make the perfect cup every time with its easy-to-use-design and insulated mug.
Rolla Roasters S’Mores Sticks
Make the perfect toasted mallow with the Rolla Roaster’s S’mores Sticks. More than just a stick in the woods, these collapsable metals sticks have a neat wheel that allows you to turn your mallow as you cook – giving you perfect control over your personalized s’more.
A Food Dehydrator
Say goodbye to crappy, pre-packaged backpacking food and hello to your home-cooked favorites with a food dehydrator. Home cooks will love bringing a taste of their favorite treats on the trail by learning how to dehydrate your own camping and backpacking meals. Pair this gift with the Dehydrator Bible book to get started.
The Perfect Outdoor Gifts for Pet Parents
Pet parents love to spoil their pooches. Here are a few outdoor gift ideas for the adventurous dog.
Ruffwear Quencher Dog Bowl
The funny thing about packable dog bowls is that quality matters. The Ruffwear Quencher Dog Bowl will hold water for days on end without spilling or leaking out. It easily clips to the outside of your pack and crunches down for easy on-the-go storage making it an ideal choice for any hiking, camping or adventurous dog.
Ruffwear Web Master Dog Harness
When it comes to outdoor gifts for dog owners, having a harness that you can use to quickly grab and lift your pooch over tough terrain is key. The Ruffwear Web Master Dog Harness is the ideal choice for doggos that love to scramble or hike over rocks. The handle lets you easily lift your pet and the re-enforced chest straps don’t put unwanted pressure on your best friend.
A Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol
Fun Fact: Dogs LOVE to steal their pet parent’s sleeping pads while camping and backpacking. Instead of getting into a battle with your pet, snag a Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Sleeping pad. It’s lightweight, durable, easy to carry, and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. Bonus points, it will give you extra insulation too!
Musher’s Secret Paw Wax
Dog shoes are actually terrible for dogs’ feet. They can cause blisters, tears, and even rip claws off (ouch). Instead, opt to protect your pooch’s paws with Musher’s Secret Paw Wax. This all-natural wax protects your pet’s paws against rough rocks, uneven terrain, snow, and ice.
Outdoor Gifts for Women Who Love Camping
Camp more, worry less with these amazing camping gifts for women.
REI Co-op Stowaway Low Chair
The low-profile REI Co-Op Stowaway Low Chair sits like a lounger, keeping the stress off of your knees and back after a long day out adventuring. The smaller chair means it doesn’t take up too much room in your trunk, leaving you more space for the essentials.
Bring comfort and warmth to the table with an awesome lineup of Rumpl blankets. Not only is the Rumpl now made out of sustainably sourced down or recycled synthetic content, but it also offers ultimate warmth! Essentially it’s a sleeping bag in blanket form making it the perfect campfire companion on cold nights. Take your pick from an awesome lineup of styles and designs.
Price: Varies. Anywhere from $90 to $200.
Want a cooler that will hold ice for over 24 hours on a hot day but don’t want to pay $400 for a Yeti? Behold, the Grizzly Cooler. This pro-level cooler will be the last cooler you ever buy. Well-suited for warm days and long-distance travel, the Grizzly is built for epic adventures. Add two locks to the end and it’s bear-proof!
When it comes to finding the perfect outdoor gift for her, look no further than this comprehensive list of kick-ass outdoor gifts for women!