From the obscure to the obvious, these gift cards will give your outdoors-lover, biker, athlete, or camper exactly what they want for Christmas, their birthday, or any holiday.
To help you zero in on the perfect gift card, we grouped these according to activity.
Best Gift Cards for Camping, Hiking, General Outdoors
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.
Amazon: You can’t go wrong with an Amazon gift card. With the sheer quantity of products on Amazon, they are sure to find something they like. From an outdoor standpoint, plenty of big-name brands such as Arc’teryx, The North Face, and Marmot sell gear on Amazon. Gift cards come in electronic, at-home print, or mail forms. Values range between $5 and $500.
Backcountry: Hikers, bikers, skiers, campers — really most anyone who spends much time outdoors — will find some great deals at Backcountry. Gift certificates are available from $25 to $500.
Blade HQ: From everyday-carry pocket knives to fixed-blade beauties, you can never have too many knives. And Blade HQ has something for everyone. Forgo the guessing game and let them pick the perfect knife themselves. Knife gift cards range from $10 to $250.
Moosejaw: Anyone who likes getting outdoors and scoring a good deal will appreciate a gift card from Moosejaw. It has great prices on tents, boots, clothes, and more. E-gift cards (great for last-minute shopping and long-distance gifting) and physical gift cards are available from $10 to $250.
YETI: From hard- and soft-sided coolers to insulated drinkware, bags, and other gear, YETI makes a variety of durable outdoor products. E-gift cards and standard gift cards are available for a range of $20 to $2,000.
Gift Cards for Apparel & Footwear
Patagonia: With a wide range of men’s, women’s, kids’ and outdoor products, a Patagonia gift card is an easily loved gift to give to those outdoor enthusiasts in your life. Send an e-gift card or mail a card with a value of up to $1,000.
L.L. Bean: Another big apparel retailer, Maine-based L.L. Bean is famous for its boots. The brand 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 also has technical garments for outdoor use.
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 to $200.
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 to $500 are available.
Huckberry: With clothing, footwear, accessories, and more, Huckberry sells products from top-name brands such as Rhodes, Danner, Sorel, and more. Send a virtual gift card with values ranging from $5 to $500.
KEEN: Footwear is universally important for outdoor pursuits, and KEEN covers the gamut from sandals to winter boots.
Columbia: This big brand has hundreds of products for both men and women, so most anyone should be able to find something they like from Columbia. And its range of prices suits any gift-givers.
Gift Cards for Skiers
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.
Ski resorts: Give the gift of adventure! Head over to Liftopia to grab gift cards that skiers can apply to the ski resort of their choice. Available gift cards start at $50 and go up from there.
Gift Cards for Endurance Athletes
Competitive Cyclist: Cyclists never have enough bikes, shoes, apparel, lights — the list is long and expensive. Help your beloved biker fund their carbon addiction with a gift card from $25 to $3,000 at Competitive Cyclist.
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.
Gift Cards for Hunters & Anglers
Filson: This heritage brand has been making great gear since 1897. It looks good and lasts forever. But that level of quality comes at a price, which is why a gift card is perfect. Get an e-gift card or a physical gift card for $25 to $500.
Orvis: Another stalwart in the outdoor world, Orvis makes awesome gear for fly fishing, hunting, and everyday life. A physical gift card can be given or emailed with amounts ranging from $25 to $2,000. Plus, the gift cards can be redeemed online, in stores, and through the Orvis catalog.
Cabela’s: Unless your 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 to $2,000.
Bass Pro Shops: Much like Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops offers gift cards and has a wide selection for hunters and anglers. Bass Pro carries slightly lower-priced products than Cabela’s, although both are comparable in many respects.
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 to $500.
A Great Gift Card for Everyone Who Loves Parks
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 percent 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.