10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Outdoor Enthusiasts

By Jeff Bogle

Dec 07, 2021

From essential fishing gear, camping accessories and the coolest tech, these are the best holiday gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts.

It can be a challenge to buy great gifts for all of the outdoorsy people in your life, but our gift guide is here to help! From essential fishing gear, awesome camping accessories and the coolest new tech, these are the best holiday gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts.

1. Performance Fishing Shirt

A must have for any fisherman, a performance fishing shirt is among the best outdoor gifts for men this holiday season. Offering immense sun protection, a lot of functionality with two velcro chest pockets, and hidden vents on the shoulders for breathability, these types of shirts will make a day on the water more comfortable and enjoyable, and that makes it one of the smartest gift ideas for outdoor lovers.


2. Globe Hummingbird Nesters

Here’s a set of three stunning hummingbird nests that can be reused again and again. This is one of the most gorgeous and at the same time affordable gift ideas for outdoor lovers. Everyone who loves birds will love to have hummingbird nests in their yard to provide a soft bed for bird eggs. Everything you need is included from building materials to put inside the nesters, to the twine and hooks to hang them from trees.


3. Bluetooth Beanie Hat

Whether the outdoorsy people in your life prefer running to hiking or fishing to boating, if you want the best gifts for outdoor lovers at a price that won’t break the bank, a Bluetooth enabled beanie hat is perfect. They can listen to music, audiobooks or an outdoorsy podcast while keeping their head warm, with no wires needed, and all the while, think about how great of a gift giver you are!


4. 4 Piece Fishing Tool Kit

Everyone who fishes regularly knows how essential a great tool kit is to enjoying the experience in full. Whether you need the best outdoor gifts for men or the best gifts for an outdoor woman, a tool kit like this one will help every angler be at their best.


5. Solar Phone Charger

When you search for the perfect holiday gift ideas for an outdoor enthusiast, you may want to give them something that they will not only love but that may truly be a lifesaver someday. A solar powered phone charger, power bank, and flashlight will surely come in handy for the outdoorsy person in your life, whether they are hiking, camping, fishing or spending time on a boat.


6. Portable Picnic Table

Whether they are avid campers or simply enjoy making frequent and fun use of their backyard, the best gifts for outdoor enthusiasts in your life will often be functional, and a nifty portable picnic table is no exception. Because they are easy to fold, easy to carry and easy to clean, is stable, have cupholders and a bottom shelf for extra space, you can have a picnic nearly anywhere, from the beach to a national park, making this one of the coolest and most useful gift ideas for outdoor lovers.


7. LED Flame Speaker

Imagine the scene: the sun is going down on a postcard perfect day in the forest or a sunny day spent on the beach, energy levels are coming down, smiles are wild, and everyone in your traveling party is ready to relax with some delicious food, a few beverages and great music (maybe Taylor Swift’s evocative Folklore, if surrounded by woods). An LED Bluetooth speaker has a warm yellow light at its core which will set the scene perfectly and is one of the best gifts for outdoor enthusiasts to make the most of their time outside.


8. Performance Hiking Socks

The best hiking socks on the market are also the best outdoor gifts for a woman who loves to go for miles and miles, thanks to the remarkable breathability of great socks. Any true outdoorsy person will tell you that a day spent in nature can be made or broken by the quality of socks on their feet. With a pair or two of high quality wool socks, the outdoorsy woman in your life is going to have their best days ever outside!


9. Portable Camping Hammock

With a max weight of 500 pounds, this portable hammock can comfortably accommodate two people and be set up in minutes at a campsite, backyard or anywhere you want to relax outside. As you look for holiday gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts, a stylish portable hammock is sure to hit the sweet spot of affordability for you and excitement for the lucky recipient!


10. A Book About Outdoor Adventures

Reading books about outdoor advantures will motivate and inspire anyone, these types of books are one of the best gift ideas for outdoor lovers. One book that I have recently read is Bill Bryson’s A Walk In The Woods. If the outdoor enthusiast in your life hasn’t yet read this modern classic you could add it to your list. Bryson’s charming and humorous style of writing will delight even non-readers, and his way of telling the history and ecology of the Appalachian Trail, as well as the characters you’ll meet along the way on this legendary stretch of natural wonderland, will make everyone eager to lace up their hiking boots and take a good long hike.


You’ve now got your shopping sorted thanks to our 10 holiday gift ideas for outdoor enthusiasts, now start planning your next outdoor adventure! How about a fishing trip in a National Park next year?

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Jeff Bogle
Jeff Bogle
Jeff is a dad of teen daughters, avid traveler, photographer, and freelance writer. He’s penned stories on family travel, outdoor recreation, the environment, parenting, and more for Fodor’s, Reader’s Digest, Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping, PBS, and Esquire, among other publications. Find him on his blog, OWTK.com and on Instagram @OWTK. Jeff is also the publisher of the quarterly literary zine, Stanchion