These gifts are sure to please the outdoor enthusiast in your life. And best of all, they each cost less than $30.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great gift, and we’re here to prove it. Here are 30 awesome gifts for that special outdoorsy someone. Each one clocks in at just $30 or less and is sure to be a pleaser.
Everyone needs a headlamp. With 160 lumens, this one offers plenty of brightness in a lightweight, waterproof package.
Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow: $25-30
Make camping that much more fun with a packable pillow. Made from leftover bits of Therm-a-Rest sleeping pads, this pillow gets double points for comfort and recycling.
This do-all mug will quickly become a favorite. The double-wall vacuum-sealed construction keeps things steamy for hours, and the snug-fitting lid prevents spills. Use if for your coffee in the morning, soup in the afternoon, and pour in the cocktail at night. From sunup to sundown, this hardworking mug can do it all.
This handy (and award-winning) knife is small enough for everyday carry and big enough to get the job done. Open boxes, prep camp dinner, or whittle away — this sharp blade is up for the task.
Never again worry about lost charging cables or depleted cellphone batteries. This charger fits in a pocket and includes both lightning and micro-USB cables.
Say goodbye to single-use plastic wrap and hello to Earth-friendly Bee’s Wrap. Handcrafted in Vermont from organic cotton and sustainable beeswax, this set will take lunch to a whole new level.
Mountain House Freeze-Dried Food: $7 and up
Nothing says “happy holidays” like a hot, tasty meal. And this is doubly true in the backcountry. Make sure that special someone is well-fed on the next adventure with a packable freeze-dried meal.
Give the gift of preparedness with the Kotu Tanto Survival Knife. With both straight and serrated edges, this knife is ready for any situation. The lightweight design means it won’t weigh you down for everyday carry, and the quick-release sheath easily attaches to belts, packs, and MOLLE systems.
No ordinary pair of socks, these wool beauties are woven with reflective yarn for maximum visibility. Night runners and bikers rejoice.
As the ultimate all-purpose strap, the ways to use a WRAPTIE are endless. Whether you need to haul firewood, organize camp, or attach gear to your roof rack, these versatile straps are ready for the task and easy to use. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about scratched gear or damaged paint jobs, because the brand made these workhorse straps without buckles, clips, or hooks. Available in three sizes: 130, 180, and 240 cm.
Constructed of 100 percent copper, this classy cup is equally welcome gathered round the campfire or cozied up at home.
Know someone whose hands are always cold? A rechargeable, ultraportable handwarmer is just what they need. Plus, it also works as a power bank.
The only thing better than one hammock is being able to hang two hammocks. As our tester noted, “It’s nice to hang near your friends, and the Fuse ensures it. Gone are the days of scouring the park or forest for the perfect triangle of trees.”
We love fanny packs (or waist packs if you must), and this lightweight hauler is abundantly useful. Constructed of nylon ripstop, it’s sturdy and weather-resistant.
Orca Chasertini: $16
Happy hour just got a little more fun. This 8-ounce martini glass is rugged, insulated, and spillproof. Need we say more?
Stanley Flask: $16
A quality flask is always needed. And with a wide mouth for easy filling and rustproof stainless steel construction, this classic will easily last a lifetime. Pro tip: Use extra flasks to carry olive oil or maple syrup for camping. Lable contents with a marker on duct tape.
Velomacchi Pouch: $18
Organize tools, stash gear, or protect electronics. This rugged, watertight pouch is ready for whatever adventure throws at it.
You can never have too many charging cables. Gone are the days of fumbling in the dark trying to find your cord (thanks to the reflective technology) or breaking it after a few uses (rugged nylon construction for the win).
Fenix E12 Flashlight: $28
A good flashlight is an everyday carry (EDC) essential. This one easily fits in the palm of your hand while blasting 130 lumens of dark-busting brightness.
BioLite SiteLight: $30
Necessary? No. Fun and awesome? You know it. This LED lantern throws out 300 lumens of light and packs down small. The campsite will never be the same.
Recuperate from a day on the mountain with this solid-core foam roller. It’s like having your own personal, portable masseuse.
From “quit your job” mega adventures to one-day outings, this book is chock-full of outdoor ideas and concrete details.
Use this knife to prepare the perfect picnic (complete with wine), or toss it in your camp box for fireside slicing. The beechwood handle is comfortably light, and the folding blade makes it easy to pack away.
Ruffwear Bivy Bowl: $25
You love your dog, and your dog loves food. Always go prepared with a durable and collapsible bowl.
Headsweats Trucker Hat: $5-30
Combine the fun look of a classic trucker hat with breathable, sweat-absorbing tech, and you get this hat. The terry headband provides maximum forehead comfort, and the Eventure fabric dries quickly.
Arcade x Coal Belt: $29
Light, strong, and with just enough stretch for pure comfort, this belt is built for adventure. And no metal means you can breeze through airport security.
One of our favorites, this little hexagonal speaker kicks out 95 decibels and features a handy clip to attach it to your messenger bag or backpack.
Every biker needs tools. And this handy set packs the necessities into a small package. An excellent choice for both road and mountain bikers.
Cotopaxi Libre Socks: $24
Made from a llama-fiber and nylon blend, these socks wick moisture and provide maximum comfort. Available in a fun array of colors, there’s a sock for everyone on your list.
This purpose-built hammer will make camp setup a breeze, and the hook helps pull out tent stakes when it’s time to go home. Plus, it has a bottle opener built in.