25+ Practical Gifts for Outdoorsy Women

Finding a gift for the woman who loves the outdoors isn’t all that difficult. My wish list of outdoor items seems to be never-ending since I’m always finding super cool things that will make my hikes, bike rides, road trips, or beach days even better.

I have a ton of ideas that would make great gifts for outdoorsy women, and a lot of them are practical and can be used in multiple situations or activities (and even in the house)!

In this post, I’m sharing my favorite outdoor items, some that I already own and some that are on my wish list, in hopes that you are able to find the perfect gift for the outdoorsy woman in your life.

25+ Practical Gifts for Outdoorsy Women

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Outdoor Gifts Under $25

Corkcicle Wine Glasses

These little glasses are perfect for any wine drinker…I bring them on beach days, sunsets in the park, and they are perfect for camping too! They keep drinks cold for 9 hours and hot for 3 hours and come in a variety of cute colors. You can also get a large canteen to hold the bottle of wine!

Click here to see the wine glasses and the canteens.

Yeti Rambler

The Yeti Rambler Mug is a #1 Best Seller on Amazon and it’s supposed to be the toughest camp mug out there. I own the Yeti Rambler Tumbler (another #1 Best Seller), and I’ve never owned a coffee mug that keeps my coffee warm as long as this one. I also love that Yeti produces such a wide variety of sizes and colors! The Yeti products are built to last and definitely worth the price.

You can find the Yeti Rambler products at REI and Amazon.

Hiking Socks

When I first started hiking I was just using regular socks, because are hiking socks really necessary? YES. Hiking socks have completely changed the game for me! They are so soft and cushiony and my feet no longer hurt after a hike.

You can find the perfect pair of hiking socks at REI and Amazon.

Buff Multifunctional Headwear

The Buff can be used in so many ways so I’m pretty confident that this gift will be of value to the outdoorsy woman in your life. I use mine for blocking the sun on my neck when I’m hiking, or over my face if it’s cold out. I also use it to block the dust from getting in my face when I’m mountain biking.

You can pick out the perfect Buff at REI or Amazon.

Read more: Essential Mountain Bike Clothing Guide for Women

Enamel Camp Mugs

I just love these kinds of mugs because you can find so many cute and unique styles like this campfire mug or this outdoorsy mug. They are perfect for camping or just hanging out at the house at the fire pit.

You can find a wide variety of Enamel Camp Mugs on Amazon.

National Park Themed Games

For the ladies who love National Parks, or camping, or camping IN the National Parks, why not get her a National Parks themed game?! You can find Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Jenga, and Yahtzee!

A National Parks puzzle would also be a cool idea!

Leather Journal

If she likes to write or document her adventures, she will love one of these adventure-themed journals. I wish I would have started documenting my adventures sooner, so one of these journals is definitely on my list.

I also found some very specific journals that ask certain questions about your trip and really help you keep track of all of your adventures, including what you enjoyed the most.

You can find those journals here: Visiting the 50 States, Camping, My Road Trips, and Hiking

hiking in whiting ranch wilderness park

Outdoor Gifts Under $50

National Park Passport or Adventure Book

Another item that’s on my personal wish list is the National Parks Passport or this National Parks Adventure Guide.

This is the perfect way for her to track which National Parks she has visited, and learn a little about each one before she goes. What’s kind of fun about the National Parks Passport is that you can get your pages stamped at the Park’s Visitor Center!

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

This is a must-have for any outdoor lover. The Hydro Flask keeps water cold for up to 24 hours and comes in a variety of sizes and colors.

They also make a Coffee Flask and a Bottle Sling!

Guide to the US National Parks

This is one book I would recommend for the lady who has not yet visited all of the US National Parks because it will definitely help her decide which one she wants to visit next.

The National Geographic Guide to the U.S. National Parks is like the ultimate guide and will help her decide on and plan her next park adventure!

Another great (and cheaper) option is National Geographic’s 100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas book.

Read more: 10 Tips for Your First Visit to Joshua Tree National Park

Travel Coffee Press

If she can’t live without her coffee or tea, this is the gift for her. This ultra-light travel coffee press is leakproof and the filter is removable so it can also be used as a water bottle.

You can find a coffee press at REI or Amazon.

Parks Project Shirt

Parks Project has so many cute options to choose from, so I’m sure you can find the perfect outdoorsy shirt to give as a gift. And they have more than just tanks, tees, and sweatshirts…you can also find enamel mugs, calendars, water bottles, and candles!

National Parks Scratch-Off Map

Another great gift for the outdoorsy woman who loves the parks…this National Parks Scratch-Off Map will help her keep track of which parks she has been to and will keep her motivated to see all of them!

Backpack Sling

I absolutely love my sling bag, so I’m pretty confident that she will too. It’s so universal and perfect for any day trip, a short hike or bike ride, for taking the doggie to the park, for traveling, going to the gym, or even just for running errands.

You can find the Osprey Shoulder Sling Bag at REI or Amazon.

Outdoor Gifts Under $100

Camping/Outdoor Hammock

These hammocks are super cool to hang out in at the campground or at the beach. I love seeing them hanging between two perfect palm trees at the beach, it just looks so relaxing!

The Eno hammocks are super small and lightweight so there is no hassle to carry them around, plus it only takes less than a minute to setup. Simple!

Shop the Eno SingleNest and DoubleNest hammocks at REI.

Flexlite Camping Chair

This camping chair is literally amazing. It folds to just 16″ x 5″ and weighs just 1 pound. And not only is it just for camping, but you can take this baby on a road trip, an outdoor concert or event, or a movie in the park.

Waterproof Speaker

A waterproof speaker like the Wonderboom is a perfect gift idea for the outdoor lover! Not only is the Wonderboom super small and easy to carry around, but it also sounds amazing and you can find them in a variety of colors like this peach color, and lilac, pink, and unicorn in the older model.

You can find the Wonderboom at Amazon and Target.

America the Beautiful National Parks Pass

Possibly the best gift ever for the outdoor lover, a US National Parks Pass. Because what outdoor lover doesn’t want to visit the National Parks?! We all do right?!

The Parks Pass is valid for one whole year, and not only is it valid for the National Parks, but for over 2,000 sites! Find the entire list here.

You can get the pass directly from the National Park Service, or another cool way to get it is through REI (because they donate 10% directly to the NPS).

Read more: Where to Stay in Joshua Tree

Daypack for Hiking or Travel

One of the most practical gifts of all, a good daypack is a must-have for any outdoor lover!

I love the Osprey products and they make a great daypack called the Osprey Aphelia. It’s perfect for everyday use but also tough enough for hiking and traveling.

If you think she will like something built more for travel than outdoor activities, check out the Pacsafe MetroSafe LS 350 Daypack. It doesn’t fit as much as the Osprey Aphelia, but it has theft-proof features that make this backpack completely worth it (especially if she ever travels internationally).

Get the Osprey Aphelia at REI or Amazon.

Get the Pacsafe MetroSafe at Amazon.

Trail Leggings

When I first started hiking I used to have trouble deciding what to wear…traditional hiking pants or yoga pants. Well, I finally found the perfect option: these Eddie Bauer Trail Leggings.

The reason I think these leggings are a great gift for the outdoorsy woman is that they are super comfortable, convenient, and she will look and feel great!

Read more: The Best Easy Hikes in Orange County, California 

Packable Rain Coat

If your outdoor lover enjoys practicality and convenience you should definitely check out this packable raincoat.

It packs up so small that it can easily fit in a backpack without disrupting the space inside, or it can be clipped to the outside of the pack! Super convenient!

Check out all of the color options on Amazon.

Chaco Sandals

Something that I recently came across as one of the top must-haves for outdoor lovers is the Chaco Sandal. I immediately added them to my list.

Chacos are highly rated, with customers even writing “love letters” to the Chaco brand.

People are literally in love with them and here’s why: Chaco has made these sandals so tough that you can wear them hiking, exploring rocky beaches and tidepools, and even rock climbing.

They can get wet, they are super grippy, comfortable enough for walking long distances, convenient for travel, and they have a very wide selection of colors. If you are not sure what color to get her, it never hurts to go with the standard black!

Shop Chaco sandals at REI or Amazon.

womens hiking gear

Outdoor Gifts Under $200

Yeti Roadie Cooler

Surprise, yet another item on my personal wish list. Any outdoor lover will absolutely love this Yeti cooler. It is built super tough (that’s why it has a little weight to it), it is bear-resistant (yes, I just said that), and it has amazing customer reviews.

The Yeti Roadie can go on road trips, beach days, or camping! Check out my personal favorite…the Seafoam Roadie! You can find cheaper coolers too such as the Yeti Hopper and the Yeti Hopper Backflip.

Read more: 3-Day Desert Road Trip Itinerary for Southern California

Pendleton Blanket

The Pendleton blankets may come with a high price, but the quality of these blankets is just amazing and they are built to last. This blanket is literally one that you could own forever.

The Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket is a popular option, but they also make a carry-along throw blanket called the Pendleton Motor Robe, which is a more affordable option.

Both Pendleton blankets can be found at REI and Amazon, but Amazon has a bunch more options.

Osprey Raven Hydration Pack

Another item that I absolutely love is this Osprey Hydration Pack. I think this will make an amazing gift idea for the outdoorsy woman who loves to hike and/or mountain bike.

I purchased mine specifically for mountain biking, but I also use it for hiking! The reason this hydration pack is tailored for the mountain biker is that it has a pocket on the bottom for bike tools and a spare tube as well as a helmet clip. But, it’s still super practical for hiking!

The Osprey products are built to last and I love that they were designed so thoughtfully…with so many little pockets and details that you wouldn’t even think of. There are two sizes, the Raven 10 and the Raven 14.

Shop the Osprey Raven’s here: Osprey Raven at REI / Osprey Raven 10 and Raven 14 at Amazon

Read more: What to Pack for Your First Mountain Bike Ride

Patagonia Fleece

A super practical and warm hoodie like this Patagonia is a staple wardrobe item and a perfect gift for outdoor lovers who want to enjoy the outdoors but live in a cooler climate.

For a slightly more affordable option, check out this REI brand jacket.

hiking red rock canyon trail

Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Outdoorsy Women

National Parks Post Cards

Luggage Tag


Reuseable Straws

Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

REI Gift Cards

The Nomadik Subscription Box

I hope you enjoyed these gifts for outdoorsy women, and that you found something perfect for her! I would love to know what you picked out!

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How to Start Mountain Biking: A Quick Guide for Women

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4 thoughts on “25+ Practical Gifts for Outdoorsy Women”

  • My mom’s birthday is fast approaching, and since she loves outdoor activities, I’ve decided to start looking for a crop windbreaker outfit for her. Well, I also agree with you that a yeti rambler mug is an excellent present due to its durability. It’s a great thing that you suggested the advantage of giving her hiking sock as well because these are soft and cushiony.

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