These gifts are sure to please the outdoor enthusiast in your life. And best of all, each one costs $30 or less.
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 is priced at just $30 or less and is sure to be a pleaser.
This is a must-have accessory for those times when you want to get up with a cup of java in hand. The Stanley Classic Trigger-Action Travel Mug holds 16 ounces and will keep your coffee hot for hours on end. The stainless steel is naturally BPA-free and rust-resistant. And the push-button lid prevents spills and makes it easy to sip on the go.
Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker: $28 (7% Off)
More than 16,000 people can’t be wrong. That’s how many reviews the Anker Soundcore ($28) 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, it’s an amazing value. It’s IPX7 waterproof, meaning it can handle rain and splashes. And it should play 500 songs between charges!
The BUFF ($29) is one of our favorite pieces of gear of all time. It’s super-versatile: Wear it as a neck gaiter, hat, balaclava, and more. And this one is made from merino wool, giving it a nice upgrade over synthetics. Wool is naturally antimicrobial, so it won’t develop odors easily. And it keeps you warm even when wet. Grab one for your loved one.
Know someone who loves gear, and loves to discover new products too? Consider gifting Cairn, a subscription box that delivers an assortment of gear to your door monthly. Boxes include things like EDC flashlights, trail snacks and hydration products, camp accessories, and more (at up to $50 retail value each month).
Say goodbye to single-use plastic wrap and hello to earth-friendly Bee’s Wrap ($21). Handcrafted in Vermont from organic cotton and sustainable beeswax, this set will take lunch to a whole new level. The wraps protect from dust, the rest of your sack lunch, and any other gear in your pack. Plus, it’s reusable and much better than plastic wrap.
Sometimes you want to sip and savor, and sometimes you’re on the go.The Hydro Flask 12-ounce Coffee Mug ($30) 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 multitasking early. This coffee mug will ensure you start strong.
Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow: $25-30
Make camping that much more fun with a packable pillow. Made from leftover bits of sleeping pads, this Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow ($25-30) gets double points for comfort and recycling. This pillow is also small enough is easily stashable/packable for road trips and air travel too.
We love fanny packs (or hip packs, waist packs, if you like), and this lightweight hauler is abundantly useful. Constructed of nylon ripstop, this Patagonia Lightweight Mini Hip Pack ($29) sturdy and weather-resistant. It also doesn’t take up too much room, adjusts well, and comes in great colors!
Make drip coffee wherever you go with this clever coffee brewer from Snow Peak. The pour over brewer folds flat for storage, packing, and travel, and it’s made of stainless steel to keep it lightweight (under 5 ounces). Pair with a #2 coffee filter and your favorite bean.
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.
It weighs 10 ounces and packs down to about the size of a softball. The Ultra Light hammock from Grand Trunk is made of a breathable polyester material, so it’s perfect for summer camping and trips to the park.
Know someone whose hands are always cold? A rechargeable, ultraportable handwarmer is just what they need. Plus, it also works as a power bank.
Goodr OG Sunglasses: $30
Whether it’s for travel, running, or lounging, Goodr’s sunglasses are sure to get the job done. The OG’s are glare-reducing and block 100% of UVA and UVB rays, and come in polarized lens options. The frames are lightweight and have silicone grips, and best of all, come in more than eight fun styles.
Brooks Distance Graphic Tee: $22 and up
This tee is uber comfortable, wicks away sweat, and holds up to hundreds of uses (and washes). The Brooks Distance Tee also gets a few new print upgrades each year, so there are plenty of colors and graphics to choose from. Find it for men and women here.
This gift works for everyone: your SO, your bestie, your travel buddy. The Matador Pocket blanket is an ultralight, always-be-prepared solution to playing outdoors. The blanket has stakes in the corners for grounding in sand or dirt, an integrated stuff sack, and a water-resistant nylon construction. It looks crazy thin, but works well.
Hydrating just got a lot more packable and fun. Made of food-grade silicone, the Hydaway Collapsible bottle ($26) holds 17 ounces and folds down flat (like, really flat) when not in use.
Revel Trail Hound Camping Lights: $25-29
Light up camp with these crowd-pleasing twinkle camp lights. The Revel Gear Trail Hound 30 Ft. Camping Light ($30) come on a thin copper wire and you can choose from white, single-colored, multi-colored, and even dimmable options. Set up camp, set the mood, and enjoy!
Phoozy’s Apollo sleeve makes a perfect gift (for anyone with a smartphone that is). The Phoozy sleeve protects devices from overheating, UV rays, freezing in the cold, and provides military-grade drop protection. Oh, and it even floats.
When Honey Stinger came out with chews earlier this year, we were impressed off the bat. Similar to other jelly energy chews, they provide a boost of fuel in the form of caffeine, sodium, electrolytes and more. The chews come in three flavors.
Looking for a winter-themed gift that won’t break the bank? Grab these soft and touchscreen-compatible gloves from Black Diamond. These lightweight liner gloves provide protection from wind and cold, and work great for an array of activities in the cold.
Not ready to drop $200+ bucks on a massage gun? Check out Trigger Point Performance’s lower price option — this massage bar. At just $25, you can roll, knead, and deliver pressure to any muscle that needs some TLC. The bar has eight independently spinning wheels that are designed to have good and comfortable traction on skin or clothing, and ergonomic handles.
Kuju Single-Serve Pour Over Coffee ($22/10-pack)
Instant coffee is always convenient, but not always the tastiest. Kuju makes its coffee to be both: offering different flavors and blends, and comes with the coffee, pour over, and filter all wrapped up into one single serving pack. We love to stash these in our daypack and office for when you need that pick-me-up.
Know someone who’s a stickler for gear maintenance? Or who has that old puffy they won’t give up? Grab some of these Worn Wear gear patches from Patagonia. The patches are made from super-sticky tenacious tape and come in fun shapes like bears, bison, and an anvil to patch all kinds of gear.
YETI Cup Cap: $30
YETI has an ingenious solution for drinking multiple beverages on the go. Grab this cup cap, which screws onto TK YETI bottles. You can use it to share a coffee or drink with a friend or kid, and it takes up virtually no extra space.
NRS 1-Inch Tie Down Straps: $9 and up
First sold in 1978, these 1″ Heavy Duty NRS Straps ($9 and up) make the perfect stocking stuffers for boaters, paddlers, and outdoorsmen alike. Tie down kayaks, cinch down gear, strap stuff to a roof rack, and more — the possibilities are endless. The straps also come in 1-foot to 20-foot lengths to accommodate gear big and small.
Drink straight from a stream with the LifeStraw. This personal water purification device will filter 185 gallons of water — one year’s worth, according to the brand. Put it in the stocking of the hiker on your list.
Light, strong, and with just enough stretch for pure comfort, this Arcade x Sherpa Rambler belt ($29) is built for adventure. And no metal means you can breeze through airport security. One of our editors wears hers all the time in the office because the belt is so comfortable!
Plus, for every belt sold, Arcade will donate $5 to the Sherpa Adventure Gear Fund to support education for children in Nepal.
This cap is hands down one of the best our editor has owned. The Kuhl Uberkuhl Cap ($29) provides great protection from sun, doesn’t soak or stain from sweat, and comes in some really nice earth tone colors. We love its lighter fabric and durability too.