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.
You can’t go wrong with a pair of Darn Tough wool socks. And that’s especially true of the newly released Light Hiker Micro Crew. The mesh panels on the top of the foot increase breathability. And the smooth ribbing upper stays put no matter the adventure. Light, breathable, made in the USA, and with just enough cushion in all the right places. These are a must-have.
Whether for ambiance, warmth, or emergency preparation, this candle lantern is a winner. It has a stated burn time of 9 hours and weighs just 7.2 ounces. The neoprene case keeps it protected in your pack and the clip-on reflector helps direct the light.
Sometimes you want to sip and savor, and sometimes you’re on-the-go. The Hydro Flask 12 oz Coffee Mug provides the tactile experience of your favorite morning cup with the insulation and dependability of your favorite Hydro Flask. So feel free to slow down and take in the day, or start your multi-tasking early; our Coffee Mug will ensure you start strong.
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.
The Buff is one of our favorite pieces of gear of all time. It’s super versatile. Wear it as a neck gaiter, hat, balaclava, or more. And this one is made from merino wool, giving it a nice upgrade over synthetics. Wool is naturally anti-microbial, so it won’t develop odors easily. And it’ keeps you warm even when wet. Grab one for your loved one.
Keep the runner on your list from bonking with the lightweight SpeedShot. The bottle holds 12 ounces and there’s a handy pocket for stashing snacks. And the adjustable hand strap allows for grip-free running.
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 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.
There is hardly a better gift than a pair of excellent socks, and these trekking socks from Smartwool fit the bill. With 70% merino wool/29% nylon/1% spandex construction, they are super cozy and long-lasting. This is a gift that everyone will appreciate and use day after day.
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.
Know someone whose hands are always cold? A rechargeable, ultraportable handwarmer is just what they need. Plus, it also works as a power bank.
Bring a little outdoor magic into the home with this high-quality candle. Each Paddywax candle is handpoured in the USA and features a crackling wood wick. And you can feel good knowing a portion of sales goes to the National Parks Foundation.
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.
Hydrating just got a lot more packable and fun. Made of food-grade silicone, this bottle holds 17 ounces and folds down flat when not in use.
Stanley Flask: $17
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.
Traditional and elegant, this waxed canvas fly wallet will give your favorite angler an easy way to pocket enough flies for an afternoon on the water. And with rugged, time-tested materials, it’s sure to last for years. Just check out the excellent reviews on L.L. Bean.
This made in the USA wallet is built to last. Made from X-pac, it’s water-resistant and impressively durable. The slim design minimizes bulk, while easily carrying the essentials.
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. Fenix makes exceptional flashlights, and this one will work every time you need it.
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.
CRKT Drifter: $30
Our knife expert coined the CRKT Drifter as King of the Budget Blades. And for good reason. For under $30, you get G10 Handles, a good 2.875-inch 8Cr14Mov blade, and an easy-open thumb stud design. It’s a super useful blade shape and design that will do a good job for everyday carry. And at this price, you can’t go wrong.
Yes, this is a very inexpensive product. But if your loved one loves a pup, it’s a great gift. Simply clip it onto the collar to give your doggo a light. In the long hours of darkness this time of year, it’s an easy way to keep an eye on your pup while getting out after sunset.
Brand new for 2019, the Orca Hydra uses premium 18/8 stainless steel and seamless inner walls so it will never rust.
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. Plus for every belt sold, Arcade will donate $5 to the Sherpa Adventure Gear fund to support education for the children of Nepal.
More than 16,000 people can’t be wrong. That’s how many reviews the Anker Soundcore has on Amazon, where this little powerhouse carries a 4.5-star rating. It’s a great speaker for kicking up the tunes outside, and at just under $30, an amazing value. It’s IPX 7 waterproof, meaning it can handle rain and splashes. And it should play 500 songs between charges!
Knot It! Book: $25
Knowing the how to tie the right knot can save a life. And at the very least it’s a fun party trick. This book is filled with easy to follow illustrations and even comes with a cord for practicing. It’s practical and fun.
Small enough to use as a keychain but packed with utility, the Leatherman Style PS has a mini pliers, scissors, tweezers, bottle opener and mini-screwdriver. And it weighs just 1.58 ounces. Get one for your friend who always needs to fix a piece of gear in the field.
This Dopp Kit can hold all the essentials and then some. Perfect for travel, backpacking, hitting up the gym, or simply staying organized at home. Toothbrushes love it and so do we.
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.