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.
57Hours: Give the gift of adventure. 57Hours offers guided adventures across the world for a variety of activities like hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, backcountry skiing, surfing, kiteboarding, and more.
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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.
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.
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.
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 almost 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.
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.
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.
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.