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Look no further if you’re hunting for the perfect gift for nature lovers! I don’t know about you, but around here, we love giving and getting gifts that make our nature explorations easier and more fun!
We don’t want to overwhelm you with too many options, so we narrowed it down to some of the best outdoor gifts around. And the good news is that there’s something for everyone and every budget!
So if you have an outdoorsy person to buy for, read on to find the ideal gift for the outdoor lover on your list. (And if you’re like us, you’ll find a little something for yourself too!)
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Gifts for nature lovers: Great outdoor gifts for anyone
Monocular Telescope with Smartphone Adapter
This portable, waterproof monocular is a fantastic way to get an up-close glimpse of nature. And it can capture close-up images with the smartphone adapter! It has a 55 mm fully multi-coated lens, one-hand focus, and is super sturdy and weather-proof.
Here’s the ideal gift for adventurous outdoor lovers to help them capture fantastic action videos, even underwater! This sturdy camera can be worn or mounted and has noise reduction and stabilization features.
Your gift recipient can pack this handy tool on all their outdoor trips! This compact multitool can be opened with one hand and has 14 devices, including spring-action pliers, wire cutters, and scissors.
Anyone who spends time outside will appreciate this chair’s portability and easy setup – plus, it folds to nearly the size of a water bottle! It supports up to 300 pounds, only weighs 3.5 pounds, and is super easy to take everywhere.
Carhartt 2-in-1 Insulated Cooler Backpack
No need to pack a cooler and a backpack anymore! Here’s a fantastic backpack with two compartments. The main compartment is for gear and other items. The separate insulated compartment holds up to 12 cans and ice/ice packs and keeps things cold for 24 hours.
America the Beautiful Annual Pass (or a state/local park pass)
A park pass makes an excellent gift for nature lovers! They’ll love a state or national park pass or membership to other attractions. Buy National Park passes online, at any National Park visitor center, or at REI.
AeroPress Go Portable Travel Coffee Press
This is the ideal gift for the outdoor lover who loves excellent coffee! This coffee press packs into its own cup and is perfect for outdoor adventures. Best of all, it also makes fantastic coffee (cold or hot) in two minutes or less.
Garmin Instinct Solar Outdoor Smartwatch with Solar Charging
This sturdy GPS smartwatch has tons of great features for the outdoors! No matter the activity, nature lovers will appreciate its water resistance, compass, stat tracker, long battery life & solar charging, and comfortable fit.
These are, by far, the best socks – and the only socks – anyone needs for the outdoors! They’re durable all-weather Merino wool socks that are super comfortable, moisture-wicking, and cushioned (plus they have a lifetime guarantee!).
Here’s a great gift for nature lovers of all ages! It mounts to a window, giving birdwatchers an up-close view of birds year-round.
Best outdoor gifts for under $20
National Park Foundation Wall Calendar
This full-color National Park calendar makes the perfect gift for anyone! Its gorgeous images capture nature at its best, plus each month includes information on the featured parks.
Waist Pack with Water Bottle Holder
Fanny packs are a lighter alternative to backpacks. This one even has a water bottle holder! The adjustable waist belt will fit most people, and there are compartments for all the necessities. Plus, it has reflective material for nighttime visibility.
Portable Waterproof Beach Blanket
This blanket is suitable for a picnic, concert, beach, camping, and more! It’s large enough for several people and is waterproof, portable (5.5” x 12”), and can be staked down.
Atomic Bear Paracord Bracelet (2 Pack)
If the outdoor lover you’re buying for hikes or backpacks, they’ll appreciate this adjustable survival bracelet! It has a compass, fire starter, whistle, striker blade, and sturdy paracord.
Nature Meditations Deck: Simple Mindfulness Practices Inspired by the Natural World
Give the gift of mindfulness with this 60-card deck of inspiring, illustrated cards! Each card has a short mindfulness practice to help you slow down, relax, and soak up nature’s goodness.
Hoyle Waterproof Playing Cards
Play cards anywhere! These sturdy playing cards look cool and are made of plastic but are still easy to shuffle. They come in a case, are fully waterproof, and can be hand-washed.
This handy first-aid kit is the perfect size to take outdoors! It has everything you might need for minor injuries, like bandages, antiseptic, tweezers, and more.
Help them navigate the outdoors with this quality compass! Whether they enjoy orienteering for fun or find themselves in a survival situation, it will point them in the right direction!
Great books for nature lovers
100 Parks, 5000 Ideas: Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do
This National Geographic book is a best-seller for good reason! The recipient of this book will find their next adventure (or three!) and inspire them to get out and explore.
For the science-minded outdoor lover, this book is a gem! The author covers research on nature’s effects on people’s daily health and happiness. It makes you want to go outdoors even more!
This illustrated journal is the perfect gift for nature lovers! It has reference information, like animal and plant identification, and space for observations and sketches.
National Geographic Road Atlas: Adventure Edition
Those who love to explore the outdoors can find themselves in remote areas without a cell signal. This colorful atlas is excellent for those times and more! It includes detailed maps, but, best of all, it has recommendations for places to explore, including National Parks.
What It’s Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing
This beautifully illustrated book takes a compelling look into the world of birds! It offers information about birds you won’t find in other books and is full of fascinating and surprising facts.
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate
This extraordinary book gives readers a new and captivating way to understand trees! It introduces forest research and facts in a fascinating and easy-to-read manner.
Nature Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the Natural World
This wonderfully illustrated book has nature facts and activities that inspire curiosity in all ages. Also, check out the accompanying notebook/journal!
SAS Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere
For the most adventurous outdoor enthusiasts, this book makes a great gift! It’s a comprehensive guide to basic survival skills, setting up camp, first-aid, weather, self-defense, and more.
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