Mom and baby camping - Mallory Paige

20 Unique Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. Show mom you care with these outdoor gift ideas.

Whether for your mom, wife, friend, or furbaby co-parent, grab one of these unique gifts and make the outdoorsy woman in your life happy.

20 Unique Gifts for Mom

GCI Pod Rocker with Sunshade: $80

GCI Pod Rocker Camp Chair - unique gifts for mom

This camp chair may look strange, but it will soon become mom’s favorite. The spring-action rocking technology works on any surface, and the built-in cupholder keeps drinks at hand.

It’s a great choice for camping, concerts, soccer games, backyard lounging, and all manner of summer sitting. It’s also available without the sunshade.

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Trigger Point GRID Foam Roller: $26 on Sale

Trigger Point Foam Roller

Help mom relax and unwind. This foam roller offers up firm resistance and a 3D surface pattern designed to soothe tired muscles. It’s beloved by athletes, road warriors, and yogis far and wide.

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Toad&Co Taj Hemp Pants: $80

Toad & Co Taj Hemp Pants

Take the comfort of a good pair of sweatpants to the next level with the stylish Taj Pants. Made from hemp with just the slightest stretch, these pants are light, breathable, and incredibly comfortable. Equally great for lounging about or going out, these will quickly become a summer staple.

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Hydro Flask 16oz Vacuum Tumbler: $28

Hydro Flask Tumbler 16 ounce

This hardworking 16-ounce cup 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 splash-proof lid is perfect for on-the-go sipping.

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Balega Enduro No Show Socks: $13

Balega Socks

These great-feeling socks are definitely worthy of gift-giving. The reinforced microfiber mesh ventilation panels keep feet cool without sacrificing durability. They’re a top pick for running and an equally great choice for everyday wear.

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United By Blue Steel Creek Straw Set: $15

united by blue straw kit

Help mom ditch the plastic with this packable straw set. The stainless steel cleans up easily with the included brush. The case can hold up to 10 straws and separates the clean ones from the dirty ones. Give the gift of guilt-free sipping.

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KAVU Rope Bag: $40-55

Kavu Rope Sling Bag

There’s a reason these bags have a cult following: They come in a wide variety of fun prints, are built to last, and easily hold all the essentials. The durable cotton canvas holds up to daily use, and the various pockets keep everything organized.

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Teva Grandview GTX: $175

Teva Grandview GTX

Whether tackling a big hike or walking around the neighborhood, these boots offer the perfect mix of comfort, performance, and style. Between the waterproof leather, quick-dry mesh, and GORE-TEX bootie, mom’s feet will be ready to handle any and everything.

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Bean Bag Bucketz: $60

Bean Bucketz Game

Keep life fun with a boredom-busting, quarantine-friendly game. Bean Bag Bucketz is a fun game for the entire family. The rules are simple: Toss the bean bags into the buckets for points, and the first team to 21 wins. Best of all, setup is even easier.

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BioLite Headlamp 200: $45

BioLite Headlamp 200

Whether camping out or hanging in the backyard, a headlamp is a life necessity. This rechargeable option has four lighting modes and a lightweight design. The band is soft and supple for all-night comfort.

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LifeStraw: $19-35

Lifestraw

LifeStraw is ubiquitous with clean water. The original LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is an award-winning filter and one of Amazon’s top-selling items.

Or if you want to give mom that same convenient filtering in a water-bottle-friendly package, check out the Universal Bottle Adapter. It turns any water bottle into a power filter complete with two-stage filtration.

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Eddie Bauer Enliven Hoodie: $54 on Sale

Eddie Bauer Enliven Hoodie

This is more than just a hoodie. It’s a super-soft, ultra-comfortable, wear-all-day hoodie. The stylish back detail makes for a fun look and comfortable fit. And the sustainable Lenzing modal fiber wears nicely and washes up well.

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UCO Original Candle Lantern Kit: $27

UCO Candle Lantern

This little lantern is equally great for emergency preparedness or setting a nice ambiance in the backyard. It has a burn time of 9 hours and easily packs into the included carrying case. From camping to home, this is a great gift.

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Gerber Suspension NXT Multitool: $33

Gerber Suspension Multitool

You can’t go wrong with a good multitool. This lightweight tool brings all of the functionality you’d expect in a slim EDC package. It has 15 tools including needlenose pliers, a knife, screwdrivers, and wire-strippers.

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Cotopaxi Teca Half-Zip Windbreaker: $80

Cotopaxi Tech Half Zip Windbreaker

This lightweight, packable jacket is a springtime essential. The DWR coating keeps rain at bay, and the internal phone pocket doubles as a stuff sack. It’s colorful, fun, and practical.

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West + Wilder Wine: $20 per 3-pack

West + Wilder canned wine

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 pinot noir, 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.

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AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Mini Wireless Headphones: $80

AfterShokz bone-conducting headphones - unique gifts for mom

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.

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BUFF CoolNet UV+: $24

Buff Coolnet UV

Everyone needs a BUFF (or five!). The CoolNet UV+ version is the ideal all-season companion. It delivers UPF 50 sun protection and is odor-resistant. There are countless ways to wear a BUFF, from a beanie to a face mask to a helmet-compatible hat.

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OOFOS OOmg Low Shoe: $130

oofos Oomg Low Shoe

Bottom line: These shoes keep feet happy. The OOfoam technology absorbs 37% more impact to reduce stress on feet and joints. It makes for a faster recovery and incredibly comfortable shoe.

Whether for walking around town, recovering from a big run, or chasing after the kiddos, these are a winner. They’re also available in several sandal styles.

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REI Gift Card

REI Gift Card

You can never go wrong with a gift card. Let mom have some fun internet shopping — and the joy of getting exactly what she wants.

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Mallory Paige
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Gear Editor Mallory Paige credits a childhood exploring the Rocky Mountains for her love of the outdoors. She recently spent a memorable year motorcycle camping across North America (with her dog!) and is now enjoying introducing her baby girl to all manner of adventure.

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