Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12, 2019. Show mom you care with these outdoor gift ideas.
Whether for your mom, wife, friend, or furbaby co-parent, grab one of these gifts and make the outdoorsy woman in your life happy.
This hardworking pint glass keeps cold drinks cold (and hot ones hot). It’s perfect for a frosty beer, a midday cup of tea, or some perfectly chilled water. The stainless steel is nearly indestructible, and the thin rim gives the natural feeling of a conventional glass.
Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T:
$119 On Sale for $59
You can’t go wrong with a cozy, all-season pullover. Made from 100 percent recycled polyester fleece, this fuzzy classic is perfect for campfire nights. Or if you think mom needs something cooler, check out other Patagonia half-price bargains.
You can never have too many pairs of wool socks. And that’s 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.
Help mom ditch the plastic with this five-piece straw set. The stainless steel cleans up easily. And the food-grade silicone upper not only provides a pop of color, but also prevents uncomfortably cold teeth and lips. Give the gift of guilt-free sipping.
United by Blue Trafford Weekender Duffel Bag:
$168 On Sale for $118
Everyone needs a good duffel. And this hard-working bag can easily transition from jet-setting carry-on to car camping carry-all. The DWR-coated outer keeps things dry, and the padded laptop sleeve protects electronics. And to top it off, for every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our world’s oceans and waterways.
Chaco Original Z/Sandal: Starting at $105
Give her feet a hug. The Original Z/Sandal is fully adjustable for a secure fit specific to her foot, so she can go from the trail to the beach and back home all in one snug sandal. And with Chaco’s custom PrintShop options, you can remind her how much you love her with your favorite selfie printed on the sole.
REI Camp-X Chair: $40
One of the best camping chairs out there, Camp X Chair finds the sweet spot between comfort, value, durability, and extra features. It’s a great choice for camping, concerts, soccer games, backyard lounging, and summer sitting. The mesh keeps it breathable in hot weather and allows it to dry very quickly.
UCO 4-Piece Mess Kit: $15
This is the perfect gift for campers, backpackers, or anyone who regularly eats on the go. It comes with a plate, bowl, 3-in-1 spork, and tether to secure it all together. At just 9 ounces, it won’t weigh you down and can even be thrown in the dishwasher for quick cleaning.
Osprey Sirrus 36 Pack: $170
Perfect for weekend backpacking trips, the Sirrus pack holds just enough to get you through a couple nights on the trail without weighing you down. Designed specifically for women, it comes in a variety of colors and sizes (including black and XS!) and is loaded with compartments and easy-access pockets.
Know someone who wants to start climbing? Then this is the perfect gift. Complete with a Corax harness, carabiner, belay device, chalk bag, and chalk, it’s everything you need to get started climbing. The harness is highly adjustable and comes in two sizes.
This sleek case is surprisingly hardworking. 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 zero to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Weighing in at less than one ounce, these shades are equally at home in the city and on the trail. The polarized lenses keep eyes protected, and the recycled plastic construction gives unwanted trash new life. Look good, feel good, do good.
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.
Nutcase Helmet: $70
Protect mom’s noggin with a fun and functional helmet. It’s built for high-impact protection and offers 11 vents for maximum cooling. Available in a variety of designs, there’s sure to be one to please the pedal-powered woman in your life.
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.
West + Wilder Wine: $20 for a 3-pack
Hear us out: This isn’t just wine in a can. It’s really good wine in a can. These West Coast wines are tasty, approachable, and portable. Available in rosé, white, and sparkling varieties, there’s something for everyone. Each can holds one-third of a bottle, so the three-pack is a great value at $20.
Just because you spend all day outside doesn’t mean you need to look like it. Give your skin a break with this moisturizing cream. Because it’s free from harsh chemicals, mom can happily slather it on worry-free.
These bone-conducting headphones deliver music through your cheekbones so your ears remain open to hear what’s around you. This is especially important for runners, walkers, and situations where you want to enjoy tunes while staying aware. They offer 6 hours of music on a single charge, and the sweatproof technology can stand up to heavy use.
Outerknown Canyon Dress: $248
From big-wave surfer Kelly Slater comes a versatile line of sustainably made clothing. This dress in particular is a midsummer dream. The airy, organic cotton stays cool and looks effortlessly fantastic. It’s perfect for when mom is done crushing it on the mountain and wants to get a bit dressed up while maintaining comfort.
This falls in the category of things you never knew you always needed. And once you get one, you can never go back. Essentially a carabiner with a rotating hook, the Heroclip allows you to hang gear from just about anywhere. I always take one backpacking, find it indispensable while camping, and use it to organize the gear closet once home.
OOFOS OOriginal Recovery Sandal: $43-65
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.