Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, which is why I put together this list of 20 gifts for outdoor lovers. I’ve included custom gifts, camping gifts, gifts for hikers and gifts for nature lovers. Whether you’ve planned ahead or left your purchases to the last minute, there’s something on this list for you. If all else fails you can always go with a gift card, I know I always enjoy a gift card. Show your Valentine a little love that will make them want to get outside and enjoy nature.
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Giving the gift of art is one of the most unexpected, original, thoughtful and personal things you can share. You can personalize this Adventure is Waiting poster for your favorite adventurous couple, or you and your dog. No judgment, I promise.
There’s nothing quite like hanging out in a hammock, except when you get to do it with someone you love. This DoubleNest Hammock sets up quickly and is roomy enough for two. Start lounging outside with your favorite nature lover.
Does John Muir have some PR problems in this day and age? Yes. But I think reading through his essays can really give some insight into his devotion to preserving the land. Read about his travels in Alaska, Yellowstone, the High Siera and more.
Sometimes you need to wear a less valuable ring when you’re out on the trails, hiking, camping or rock climbing. QALO’s silicone rings are durable and easy to remove should you encounter any accidents on the trail (unlike metal rings). This stackable set is perfect for women, they also have men’s versions.
If you haven’t checked out the amazing work Parks Project is doing click through right now! I love the National Parks is for Lovers shirt. It comes in sizes SX-XXL. Plus 10% of your purchase price is given back to the National Park Foundation, which is truly lovely.
I’ve added waistpacks to several of the gift guides I’m created this year. Call me a child of the ’80s (guilty), but I’m kind of in love with their big return. This model will hold your 10 essentials and more, plus there’s a secret passport pocket for you international adventurers.
This is a Valentine’s day gift guide for outdoor lovers, so I had to include a fire starter. The fact that this model is backed by Bear Grylls meant it was a shoe-in. This model is not only a fire starter it also has an emergency whistle incorporated and it’s waterproof. I expect nothing less from Mr. Grylls.
When I decided to include this in the gift guide I imagined someone hiking to a hot spring would want one of these tiny towels in their pack to dry off after a relaxing soak. Maybe you need it for a beach lover, someone who loves to workout or a travel buff. This towel packs small and has a dry bag included to keep the rest of their stuff from getting damp.
According to the seller, this is the Definitive Scratch Off Travel Print for National Park Adventurers. It goes from A(cadia) to Z(ion) so you can scratch away the gold foil from each park you visit. Talk about a fun gift and a challenge to any National Park enthusiast.
This one is for the fierce outdoor lady in your life. I love REI’s Force of Nature line and had to include this wide-mouth water bottle with Flex cap. It will keep her water cool on a hike, camping trip or walking around town.
If you’re looking for a small gift for your nature lover REI has a great selection of pins and patches that can be stuck on backpacks, jackets, or any other gear. Click through to see their entire selection to find the perfect pin or patch for your Valentiene.
This strand of solar-powered lights will add a little romance to your next campout. Everyone looks a little sexier under the night sky with the twinkle of a string of lights. Use these in your backyard, at your campsite or inside your tent to set the mood.
This book is the perfect gift for a nature warrior, a person new to preservation or a lifelong protector of our public lands. It is insightful, fraught and powerful. Read it.
I’ll admit that I usually drink wine from my camp mug, but if you’re looking to up your game these outdoor wine glasses could be just the thing. Use them in your backyard or in the backcountry, just make sure you fill them with wine…and maybe follow up with some water.
Let me start by saying that this is a BIG gift. It’s the most expensive thing on the list, but it’s an incredibly useful tool. If your outdoor lover spends time in the backcountry this is the perfect gift for them. It is a GPS unit and an emergency communicator in one.
I came across Chris Turnham’s work thanks to his exhibition on the stairwell at Vroman’s Bookstore. His illustrations are beautiful, full of whimsical movement, and lovely colors. Click through to look at all of his work, but I will say this print of Joshua Tree is my favorite. They come unframed but are the perfect gifts for outdoor lovers.
These binoculars are perfect for hikers or newbie bird watchers. They are waterproof and fogproof.
Why sleep in a single sleeping bag when you can get a double? This double sleeping bag has plenty of room for two and is made of synthetic fill which will help keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
If you’re heading out on a long road trip this is a great gift. With over 100 years of National Park trivia, you will learn about the parks along your trip and have fun testing each others knowledge.
Perhaps this should have been at the very top of the list, but here it is, right at the end. If your Valentine doesn’t have a National Park annual pass this is a wonderful gift. You purchase the annual pass and it gives you entry to all of the National Parks for the entire year. It’s a bargain and everyone should have one.
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