Mother’s Day is May 13. For outdoorsy women, forego the scented candle and be prepared with these adventurous gifts.
Moms are awesome. They grow humans, change diapers, plan adventures, and work incredibly hard to make sure kids turn out okay. While there’s no real way to properly pay them back, buying the moms in your life a cool gift is a solid place to start.
Whether for your wife, friend, furbaby co-parent, or your own mother, grab one of these gifts and make the outdoorsy women in your life happy.
Enamel mugs are sturdy, hardworking, and endlessly useful. This one features all of America’s national parks, and purchasing from the Parks Project helps fund conservation endeavors within our beloved parks. It’s like two gifts in one.
Everyone needs a good knife, and the LT Wright Patriot manages to combine form and function. It’s an excellent EDC candidate at 5.5 inches long, and the A2 steel means it will keep its edge through many uses. And for $20 extra, you can throw in the leather sheath, making this a gift that could last a lifetime.
This chair offers up the joys of camping and the comfort of home. It swings, reclines, and packs down relatively small. It’s a great addition to car camping adventures, days at the ball field, or nights hanging out in the backyard. The basic recliner model is shown above, and trust me, the headrest is worth the extra 40 bucks.
This sleek case is surprisingly hard working. The removable wrist strap means you can confidently dangle over the river getting just the right shot. And the Thermoline construction protects your phone from the elements by providing temperature regulation from 0 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
JBL Reflect Fit: $150
Know a mom that loves to run or work out with the tunes blaring? This could become her new favorite accessory. The earbuds provide superior noise-canceling, and the sweatproof construction means you can work out hard without worries. And for extra training support, they offer a built-in heart rate monitor with audio feedback.
You can never have too many pairs of wool socks. And that is doubly true of Farm to Feet socks. With wool completely sourced in the USA, the Damascus offers the wicking properties of wool as well as ventilation and targeted cushioning.
The fisherwomen in your life will surely appreciate this gift. These full-featured waders manage to offer lightweight comfort without sacrificing anything in durability or performance. With petite, regular, and tall sizing options, you’ll be able to find a pair that fits just right.
And if you know a woman who dreams of becoming a fisher, check out the Orvis Fly Fishing School. Classes and guided trips across the country (and around the world) will have the outdoorsy women in your life on the water in no time.
WakaWaka Power+: $60
This portable pack gives you 200 hours of light, charges a phone, and recharges via a built-in solar panel. And with every purchase, Waka Waka will send power and light to communities in need. The WakaWaka Foundation provides safe, sustainable, and self-sufficient energy, so those living without electricity won’t experience the negative health effects of kerosene-fueled lights and cooking. Whether for the car, the backcountry, or everyday use, the Power+ is a must-have.
Filled with handcrafted goodies, this box is chock-full of useful products. Complete with a natural deodorant, peppermint lip balm, muscle and joint soother, and anti-chafe stick, the athletes in your life will rejoice. And best of all, you can rest assured none of the products contain any harmful ingredients or harsh chemicals. If you’re looking for a gift box for a hiker or camper, check out the Outdoors Gift Box, which includes chapstick, skin salve, and bug repellent.
Give the gift of portable relaxation with this colorful and comfortable hammock. It easily stuffs into the attached pocket for transport and dries quickly thanks to the 100 percent ripstop polyester construction. A winner for everything from backyard lounging to campsite relaxing.
Skida Headband: $16
These lightweight headbands come in a variety of patterns and prove impressively useful. Wear it scrunched or flat to keep hair and sweat of your face. Or cover ears when the temperatures dip. Made of a fast-drying polyester-spandex blend, it’s thin enough to wear under a helmet and stylish enough to wear around town.
Want to wow the pregnant and nursing woman in your life? Send her a gift box from Majamas. Complete with a pair of yoga-ready leggings, an oh-so-comfortable hoodie, and nursing-friendly sports bra and tank top, this box is perfect for lounging around the house, heading to prenatal yoga, or hitting the trail.
These unassuming flip-flops could very well change your life. The OOfoam and patented footbed technology absorb impact, cradle your feet, and prove delightfully light and comfortable. Originally designed as an athletic recovery shoe, these are perfect for use all day and every day. Trust me: Your feet will thank you.
Hala Asana Inflatable SUP: $1,199
If you’re looking to go big, check out this inflatable SUP. It’s stable enough for newbies, yet fast and fun enough for more experienced paddlers. Offering enough room for a paddle-top yoga session or a puppy passenger, it’s an all-around workhorse of a paddleboard (read our full review here). Plus, it deflates and packs into a wheeled bag, meaning you can happily paddle anywhere you please.