20 Unique Gifts for The Outdoor Lover In 2022

Wondering what to get the outdoor lover or nature enthusiast in your life? I know shopping for them can be tough since it seems what they actually value is spending time outdoors instead of material belongings.

Despite that, there are still some items that have the ability to enhance their outdoor adventures that much more. Coming from someone who loves travel and the outdoors, these gifts are sure to be a hit.

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*Please note: All of the products listed in this post are my personal recommendations (and…what I would actually want as gifts!) and may contain affiliate links. You won’t be paying a cent more, but the small affiliate commission I receive will help keep the blog running and content coming to you. Thanks!

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The Best Gifts for The Outdoor Lover In 2022

1. YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug

No lie, people love getting gifted YETI products. The YETI Rambler 14 oz. Mug is the toughest, most over-engineered camp mug out there. It’s no wonder why there’s such a huge following for YETI and its incredibly high-quality products.

The full-loop Triple Grip Handle is comfortable for wider hands and the thick gauge 18/8 stainless steel makes for stronger, more durable drinkware to resist dents and dings. And of course, its double-wall vacuum insulation keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot until the very last sip.

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2. Rumpl Outdoor Blanket

The Rumpl Puffy Blanket is a high-performance indoor/outdoor blanket that provides optimal warmth in a variety of conditions and climates.

It’s meant to handle the outdoors, meaning it’s lightweight, durable, waterproof and resistant to odors, stains, and pet hair. How is it so warm? It’s made of ultra-warm synthetic materials found in premium sleeping bags and insulated puffy jackets.

This outdoor blanket will be perfect for the traveler in your life who thrives in outdoor settings!

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3. Foldable Portable Solar Charger

If you need battery life for any reason on your hiking or camping trip, this foldable portable solar charger is a powerhouse of a tool to have with you. It’s slim, lightweight, easy to pack, and is able to power up everything from a phone to even a laptop. The coolest feature is that it comes with carabiner hooks so you can clip it to the outside of your pack during your hike to get it powered up.

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4. Ultralight Portable Camping Chair

This lightweight chair provides all the comfort and portability without the bulk associated with most outdoor chairs. It packs down to about the size of a loaf bread and weighs less than a bottle of wine, so it’s a must-pack for that next camping trip or outdoor barbeque. The Helinox Sunset Chair is the best option for you if you want something with more traditional back support similar to the support offered by heftier car camping chairs.

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5. The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small

With 1,000 adventures for all ages, it’s never too soon or too late to begin the things you’ve only dreamed of doing. This invaluable guide to fun, once-in-a-lifetime activities features an eclectic range of travel activities related to self-improvement, adrenaline drivers, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more. With ideas spanning all over the globe, The Bucket List is the perfect gift for the passionate traveler.

I personally own this book and I LOVE flipping through it on occasions when I’m not traveling. It’s so inspiring to see all the cool things the rest of the world offers. Plus, the book is chock-full of facts and educational tidbits. This will allow him to learn more about other countries and cultures without ever stepping foot on their land.

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6. United States Scratch Off Map

Discover the treasures of the country, from sea to shining sea! National parks, major landmarks, highways and Route 66. The perfect gift so the road tripper in your life can track their travels and show it off to the world!

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7. JBL Flip Waterproof Speaker

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8. Photo Lens Kit

There are a lot of amazing sights to capture outdoors, and your phone camera can only go so far. Why carry around a bulky and extremely pricey digital camera which can be lost or broken? This 4-in-1 cell phone camera lens kit is super compact and has everything you need to mimic those DSLR shots. The telephoto lens takes great long-distance shots; and the Fisheye, Macro, and wide-angle lenses are fun closer shot lenses.

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9. Multisport GPS Watch

Combine style and adventure with the new Garmin Fenix 5, one of the best multisport outdoor watches on the market. Complete with a wide range of tracking capabilities, plus built-in GPS and smart notifications, this versatile, lightweight device has you covered no matter the travel adventure. It’s already elegant looking, but they also have QuickFit interchangeable bands to take it one step further (in premium leather, metal, or silicone).

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10. Portable Wash Bag

A modern take on the old-fashioned washboard: hundreds of internal Scrubba nodules efficiently clean clothes in minutes. This apparatus produces a machine quality wash whenever and wherever you want. Where was this when I was inefficiently washing each article of clothing by hand? This is one of the best travel gadgets for campers, backpackers, and adventurers.

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11. GoPro Action Camera

If you know someone who loves doing a bunch of adventurous activities (ziplining, skydiving, kayaking, paddling, ATV-ing) and/or want some underwater footage when surfing or snorkeling, you should definitely consider gifting them the latest GoPro Action Camera.

GoPros are perfect for underwater, snowsports, and jungle adventures around the world. We’ve owned our GoPro for years now, and though we have an older model, it still outputs some really cool and unforgettable shots.

While it is one of the more expensive items on this list, we totally think the investment is worth it. Being able to document their journies with epic time-lapses, 4K video, and wide-angle selfies = captured memories that will last a lifetime!

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12. Joby GorillaPod


My photography life changed for the better after I discovered this genius tripod. It easily attaches to different objects, so you can shoot photos from the side of a balcony or hanging off a tree. It’s bendy so packing it with you will be a breeze. Works with GoPro’s too!

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13. Flip Belt

A travel belt is a smart traveler’s best friend. They are the best thief-proof tool for airplane travel, public transportation travel, walking around abroad, and just about everything else in between. I always, always use a Flip Belt to carry around identification, important documents, and money that I want to keep safe and right by my side.

Another benefit of the Flip Belt? It’s supposed to be a running belt. I swear, this thing doesn’t budge or jiggle at all when I run, plus it’s super comfortable!

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14. Jetboil Flash Cooking System

This is Jetboil’s fastest-ever stove, a backcountry cooking system that cuts a full minute off of Jetboil’s best boil time. I personally love whipping my Jetboil out while camping to boil water in under 1 minute.

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15. Fjallraven Kanken Mini

A super iconic backpack that any outdoor lover would be happy to get their hands on! This is the perfect mini travel backpack, sized to fit water, snacks, phone, and a travel camera. It’s adventure-ready, since it’s dirt-resistant, water-resistant, and easily wipes clean. Looking for something larger? Check out their full-sized option as well.

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16. ENO Travel Hammock

A hammock is a great gift for travelers and outdoor enthusiasts. This can be strung up in the woods, between palm trees on the beach, on boats, and even on balconies. The ENO Hammock is extremely strong, lightweight, and easy to pack into a travel bag.

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17. Teva Hiking Sandals

The ultimate adventure sandals! They can be worn for lounging, traveling, light hiking, showering, and even with socks.

The best part is that because Tevas have grown in popularity over the past few years, they come in a huge variety of colors and patterns.

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18. Leatherman Wave+

I can’t tell you how many instances I’ve needed a nail clipper, wine opener, or knife while I was camping/traveling. Well, this is the solution. Make someone’s life easier with this 18-in-one tool.

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19. Foxelli USB Rechargeable Headlamp Flashlight

A headlamp is whatever, but a headlamp that is rechargeable by USB? Super cool. This model is a lot brighter than their cheaper version and provides 100 hours of constant light (as opposed to 30 hours for their cheaper model).

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20. North Face Base Camp Duffel

If the traveler you know is not the type to store clothes and personal items in a traditional suitcase, a sturdy high-quality duffel bag is a great option. Duffel Bags hold just as much as a suitcase (if not more) but can easily be squished into smaller corners of a plane or car.

If he typically goes on trips lasting 2-7 days, chances are all that he needs will fit in a duffel bag. We love our North Face Base Camp Duffel–my boyfriend has had his for years now, and now it’s my newly upgraded road trip (and carry-on) bag!

Though it doesn’t have a lot of built-in compartments, it does fit a whole lot of stuff, especially when paired with packing cubes.

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Looking for something techier? Check out additional travel gadgets here. Happy shopping!

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