Do you have a lady friend who is gifted in both the great outdoors and in being a badass? Don’t worry, I’ve got your back.
This year is all about the practical and fun gifts for outdoorsy women that will keep her exploring in style. From cute clothes to essential camping gear, these are 36 gifts she won’t want to return.
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The outdoorsy woman is a special breed. She’s got a lot of different interests and loves being surrounded by nature. So, what do you get her?
If you have an outdoorsy lady in your life who’s always up for a hike, bike ride, camping trip or backpacking adventure, this gift guide has got you covered with some of the best gifts for outdoorsy women out there.
From practical to fun and everything in between, this list has something perfect for your outdoor adventurer.
Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas/Hanukkah or just because (those are the best kind), these gifts will make them feel extra loved!
Table of Contents
- 36 Practical & Fun Gifts For Outdoorsy Women
- Gifts for under $20
- Camping Gear
- Books & Guides
- Unique & fun gifts
- Experiences & Gift Cards
36 Practical & Fun Gifts For Outdoorsy Women
Gifts for under $20
Clever Fox Bucket List Journal
A travel journal with a twist, this bucket list journal is perfect for the goal-oriented woman who’s always up for an adventure.
It has pages to write down all of your big aspirations like ‘go skydiving’ or ‘see the Northern Lights,’ but also little things to make every day feel special.
With a list of 300 bucket list ideas, space to enter your own bucket list aspirations, a vision board and a world map, this makes for a a great gift for an outdoorsy lady with a great sense of adventure!
NEXTOUR Neck Buff
What I love about a neck buff is that its so versatile, especially this one. It can be worn as a neck buff, ear warmer, face mask, balaclava, scrunchie, headband and more!
On the practical side, this neck buff is moisture wicking, wind resistant, quick drying and sun protected.
But, while I’m all about the practicality of my outdoor gear, I also love when I can add a bit of colour and style to it – and that’s what this neck buff does. It comes in a variety of colours (including black), so you can pair it with any outdoor gear!
With an easy-to-use carrying case, this set can be tossed into any bag or purse without worrying about spilling anything. It’s TSA compliant so can fit perfectly in carry-on for overseas adventures.
It’s the perfect ready-to-go set to keep her feeling fresh even on the go! It includes shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, face cleanser, oral care and more.
Hydro Cell Stainless Steel Water Bottle
I personally have two of these water bottles and can’t recommend them enough. They’ve got quite the travel passport by now.
They keep my water ice cold for hours, no matter how hot the sun is beaming down on me. Plus, they’re super easy to clean.
The Hydro Cell Stainless Steel Water Bottle from Thermos is perfect for busy outdoor women who want a high-quality water bottle that will last forever with minimal effort. The vacuum insulation means cold water stays cold and hot water or soups stay warm!
Insulated Wine tumblers
It’s the perfect gift for that adventurer who also loves to celebrate her best moments in style. Imagine sitting outside the tent, taking in the views while sipping on wine – is there anything more appealing?
ECCOSOPHY Microfiber Beach Towel
The ECCOSOPHY Microfiber Beach Towel is super versatile, perfect to take on the go and comes at an affordable price point.
These quick dry towels are perfect for camping or hiking. It’s easy to pack and will hold up in all kinds of conditions whether it’s damp from showering outdoors after a hot day hiking or used as camp towel.
They’re the perfect size at 30 x 60 inches, so it can be used as a beach towel or even a picnic blanket! It’s lightweight, yet absorbent and comes in so many pattern variations. Never forget to pack your towels again!
EverBrite cute camping lights
I absolutely love these cute camping lights that come in different colours. Hang them dotted around the campsite or hook onto your trousers / backpack while walking around in the dark.
Or have you ever started a hike so late at night / early in the morning to try to reach the summit before sunrise for that spectacular view?
Hiking in the dark (especially when you’re as clumsy as me!) can be difficult and a lantern can take up valuable space in your backpack or is often too bulky to carry while hiking.
That’s why I’m loving these cute camping lights from EverBrite! They’re great as an extra light source and make the perfect gift for an outdoor enthusiast.
My last camping trip was probably my favourite (except for the getting stranded on a desert island part…). Every evening, we sat around after dinner and played different card games.
There’s not much else to do in the evenings when on a camping or hiking trip (not that that’s a bad thing!) so your outdoorsy girl will love the gift of these playing cards.
AeroPress Go Portable Travel Coffee Press
If the outdoorsy woman in your life is an avid coffee drinker, she’ll love this travel coffee press.
It’s made to be used while camping or hiking so you don’t have to carry around an entire coffee plunger just for one good brew
It’s small, compact and perfect for outdoor adventures!
Coleman Portable Gas Stove
If you’re looking for camping gifts, this gas stove is perfect! It’s relatively inexpensive, easy to use and if your outdoorsy girl get’s hangry, this is the perfect solution!
Great to use for most outdoor activities – backpacking, camping, hiking.
Wearable sleeping bag
How cute is this? ! I’ve mentioned a lot in other posts that I’m a cold person (not personality wise – I’m just always cold). And I’m always on the lookout for any gear that will make me more comfortable and warmer for my outdoor adventure.
This is on my wish-list! And is probably on your outdoorsy woman’s list too if she’s a cold creature.
There are arm holes and separate legs (which can be opened out) as well as a hood. Perfect for sitting around the campfire on a cold night watching the stars too!
And if she’s a really cold creature, a puffy blanket will make a great gift, especially for cold camping nights.
It’s wind proof, water proof, light weight and portable and it’s got buttons so it can be worn just like a poncho when the wind really starts to bite.
This is another on my wishlist, I have always wanted one! I love things that do lots of things – if you know what I mean.
Leathermans (Leathermen?) are so great to have when camping, hiking and all around adventuring. This particular one has 18 tools in one small compact appliance – including a screwdriver, scissors, can and bottle opener, ruler, pliers, and even a saw!
While this is a great gift idea for your outdoorsy woman, be sure she needs or wants a pair first because we can be picky when it comes to our hiking shoes!
That said, I recently finally gave up my old, very well used, and much loved hiking boots for a much needed new pair and after much research I settled on the Salomon Women’s X Ultra 3 Mid GTX Hiking Boots.
Boots are great for the ankle support, especially if she’s an avid hiker.
While it may seem like a pricy gift, good quality and comfortable hiking boots are hard to come by and they last for years.
The North Face Rain jacket
Mine is around 5 years old and makes its way with me on pretty much every trip. Wind proof and water proof is what you want to look for in a rain jacket – and this rain jacket by the North Face does just that.
It takes up little room in a bag too so even when I’m not expecting rain, it’s always with me!
Not just cute and fashionable, a hoodie will keep her snug on cooler evenings at camp or after a hike This one on Etsy is perfect for the outdoorsy woman – lightweight, and great for keeping her warm.
And I have the very same one, because it’s my store!
I love my beanies! They’re not only stylish but they keep my head warm, and are perfect for outdoor adventures.
If you want to give your outdoorsy woman something cute that she can wear on any adventure – this is it. Makes a fantastic stocking filler or small gift idea.
The North Face Thermoball Booties
On the topic of keeping us warm, these slipper boots are an absolute treat!
They’re warm, comfortable to wear around camp all day or inside when it’s chilly in the cabin. Which is pretty much always! The Thermoball booties has warmth equivalent to 600 fill goose down.
Merino Wool hiking socks
Any outdoor woman who hikes will never turn down a pair of Merino Wool hiking socks. They’re quick drying, insulating, breathable and most importantly they keep your feet warm throughout all seasons.
Convertible Hiking Pants
Versatility and comfort is important to us women! And the less we have to pack and carry, the better. These convertible hiking pants from REI are one of my favorite pieces of clothing, and if you can get her these pants that come with detachable shorts (that zip easily into the regular hiking pants), you’ll be onto a winner!
You heard me. Guys have it so easy when you’re hiking or camping. Just walk behind a bush, whip it out and be done in seconds. No mess, no fuss! What about us girls? !
Well that’s where the ‘She-Wee’ comes in handy. It’s pretty much self explanatory from the name.
No more uncomfortable squatting, not knowing what lies beneath – the SheWee’s got us covered.
Duffle on wheels
I’m only 5ft and the last time I went camping I had a hard time carrying my 90L Tytn duffle bag through airports and between transport and camping sites. Especially when I had my daypack to carry too.
I always say ‘you pack it, you carry it’ which is only fair, so this Eagle Creek rolling duffel was my compromise to myself. This one is big enough to fit all my gear, but light weight enough for me to wheel around.
All the practical gift ideas are my favourite types of gifts. A good daypack is essential for hiking, and your outdoorsy woman will more than happy to get this as a gift.
I have an Osprey Stratos 24L pack which I’ve used pretty much every time I’ve travelled since I got it three years ago and it’s still going strong.
I love Osprey products in general because the packs themselves curve at your spine and are made with a breathable mesh to make it more comfortable when hiking. Not only that, they also have a great warranty if anything were to happen.
Great for a stocking filler or Secret Santa gift. Hand warmers are easy to slip into a pocket in case of when the weather starts to get chilly.
And if you put them in gloves or socks, they’ll keep you nice and toasty all night long!
When I went to Finland, I put them in my boots when I started losing feeling in my toes and it brought them back to life!
Books & Guides
National Geographic Image Collection – Women
This magnificent collection of pictures, drawn from the National Geographic archive, captures the lives of women from all around the world
The images are accompanied by interviews and contemporary portraits of inspirational women such as Oprah Winfrey, Jane Goodall, and Christiane Amanpour.
If you really want to tick the ‘special gift’ box, a Kindle is a great, gift for an outdoorsy woman.
While it might not be a necessity, a Kindle makes travelling so much easier. Having the library of books at your fingertips means you can bring all the books you want without being weighed down by them all.
Plus there are hundreds of guides on hiking, national parks and camping she can download.
Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 62 Parks (Travel Guide)
For anyone looking to plan their next trip, this book of 62 national parks in North America could just inspiration she needs.
From road trips, with all the interesting stops along the way, the volcanos of Hawaii, the mountains of the east and the redwoods of the west, this guide has everything you need to know about planning an adventure.
How to Fight a Bear…and Win: And 72 Other Real Survival Tips We Hope You’ll Never Need
This is on my TBR list and should be on any outdoorsy women’s list too! You never really know what you’ll encounter on a camping trip, so best to be prepared! It’s a practical, informative guide, with a ton of humour and snark for fun.
Unique & fun gifts
National parks map
A map of your favourite or nearest national park makes a great gift for her.
And what better way to show her love for the outdoors, than getting her something which shows how much she loves it too?
Push pin map that she can either plan her next route or remember previous trips.
After a long day of hiking, what does an outdoorsy girl want to do? Chill in a hammock of course! A portable hammock is really easy to pack in a bag and with an added sleeping pad, it’s almost as comfortable as being in a bed
Jewellery can be a really thoughtful gift for someone special, a friend or family member.
If you want to treat an outdoorsy woman to some jewellery, you can’t go wrong with a beautiful mountain necklace. Every time she wears it, she’ll be brought to a place of memories.
What’s more fun than a singsong around the campfire! My Uke has been on many a trip with me. It’s easy to learn, fun to play and lovely to listen to. There are also tons of online resources that can help with learning chords or strumming patterns.
Hot water bottle
Mine literally comes everywhere with me. I live in Dubai – yep it gets pretty hot here – but I still have my hot water bottle with me.
it’s not just about keeping someone warm, it can be a comfort to hold, and because it’s warm, if you pop one under the pillow, it can also help to induce a good night’s sleep.
Experiences & Gift Cards
Tinggly offer gift cards for experiences all over the world. You can get a voucher that entitles them to something specific or an ‘open voucher’ which they can use towards any experience on the site.
They have experiences in practically every country around the world, so it’s perfect for someone who loves adventure.
From driving trips and helicopter rides to skydiving and bungee jumping, if your outdoorsy girl loves adrenaline filled activities, you’ll find them here.
Help her pay for her next flight by gifting some air miles. There are tons of rewards to choose from, like flights, hotel stays and even car hire.
Outdoorsy Store Gift Cards
Some people aren’t massive fans of gift cards, saying that they aren’t meaningful or are a ‘cop out’, but if I were to get a gift card for one of my favourite outdoor stores, I’d know you really thought about what I’d like!
If you’re unsure what outdoor gifts to get, why not choose one of these stores instead and let her decide for herself:
The best way to show your appreciation for these fearless females is by treating them to something that they can use on their next outdoor adventure.
These were just some of my favourite picks of gifts for outdoorsy women; some I own and love and some that are on my own wish list.
What did you think of the list? Is there anything on it you’d like yourself? Let me know in the comments below!