Let Them Choose: Best Gift Cards For Outdoorsy People

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From the obscure to the obvious, these gift cards will give your outdoors lover, biker, athlete or camper exactly what they want for Christmas, a birthday, or any holiday.

Duluth Trading Company — For those who wear flannel, work gloves, and like knives and tools, Duluth Trading Company has some great choices for men and women who enjoy the outdoors. Gift cards range from $10 – $200.

REI Gift Card

REI — This one’s a no-brainer for the lover of silent sports like skiing, snowshoeing, camping, and hiking. If they are into the outdoors, they will find something they need (or at least really want) at REI.

The House — This Minnesota-based ski retailer has great ski and snowboard gear at significant discounts. If you’re searching for the skier or rider in your life, they can pick up everything from gloves and goggles to a new stick, likely for a good deal, at The House.

Competitive Cyclist — Cyclists never have enough: Bikes, shoes, apparel, lights… shoot, the list is long and expensive. Help your beloved biker fund their carbon addiction with a gift card from $25 – $3,000 at Competitive Cyclist.

Gift Cards - Get Them on Sale

  • Did you know you don’t have to spend face value to buy a gift card? There are dozens of gift cards for sale at this exchange, for as much as 50 percent off retail value. It’s kind of like buying a gift card off Craigslist, but is a reasonable way to get a lot more bang for your buck.

Road Runner Sports — Runners never have enough shoes. If they do, they’ll just wear them out anyway. But don’t even try to buy running shoes for someone else, it’s just too personal. Instead, give them a gift card that will get them in the perfect shoe.

Brownells — Do you hear the words “trajectory,” “foot-pounds” or “muzzle velocity” around the dinner table? Then get your loved one a gift certificate to Brownells, a huge online retailer of reloading supplies, gunsmith tools and parts for shooters who look at ammo and firearms through a scientific lens.

Cabelas Gift Card

Cabela’s — Unless you’re income is way north of six figures, hunters and anglers will find more inside the walls of a Cabela’s than you can afford. From firearms and bows to apparel and sunglasses, Cabela’s is a great gift option for the hook-and-bullet set. Available from $5 – $2,000.

Bass Pro Shops — Much like Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops offers gift cards and has a wide selection for the hunter and angler. Bass Pro carries slightly lower priced products than Cabela’s, although both are comparable in many respects.

Backcountry.com — Hikers, bikers, skiers, campers — really most anyone who spends much time outdoors — will find some great deals at Backcountry.com. Gift certificates are available from $25 — $500.

KnifeCenter — Know they want a knife, but don’t know your steel from your tang? Let them choose the right blade with a gift certificate from Knife Center, an online shop with thousands of high quality blades in stock.

National Park Service — A different kind of gift certificate gives your loved one access to more than 2,000 recreation areas managed by five Federal agencies, with up to 100% of the proceeds being used to improve and enhance visitor recreation services. The America The Beautiful pass costs $80 and is good for an entire year.

Vail Resorts — Give the gift of adventure! Vail Resorts has gift cards that can be redeemed for lodging, lift tickets, rentals and more from $25 – $500.


Field & Stream — Campers, hunters and anglers will find a wide range of products, from tents to fly rods to knives, at Field & Stream shops. Gift cards are available from $5 – $500.

Columbia — A big brand with hundreds of products for both men and women, most anyone should be able to find something they like from Columbia, and with a range of prices to suit any gift-givers.

Eddie Bauer — As apparel brands go, Eddie Bauer has as wide a variety as any, from the high-tech First Ascent series to fleece-lined pants. Gift certificates from $10 – $500 are available.

Keen Gift CardKEEN — Footwear is universally important for outdoors pursuits, and KEEN covers the gamut from sandals to winter boots.

L.L. Bean — Another big apparel retailer, Maine-based L.L. Bean is famous for its boots and can outfit your loved one with footwear and apparel for any activity, from hunting to XC skiing, trail running, fishing, climbing, and more. L.L. Bean has a lot of lifestyle, daily wear apparel, but it does have technical garments for outdoors use, too, including a new line of waterproof-breathable shells designed in collaboration with Olympic athlete Seth Wescott.

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