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13 Thoughtful Gifts That Will Delight Outdoorsy Women

When finding the perfect gifts for outdoorsy women in your life, it’s essential to consider items that align with their adventurous spirit. Whether the nature-loving women you’re shopping for enjoy hiking, camping, or spending time outdoors, thoughtful gifts can enhance their outdoor experiences and make their adventures even more enjoyable. 

If you’re looking for some outdoor gifts for women in your life, try these ten gift ideas. Let’s dive in!

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Things to Consider When Buying Gifts for Outdoorsy Women

While it is the thought that counts, there are a few key things to consider when shopping for outdoorsy women that will ensure your gift is well-loved. Let’s look at what you should keep in mind while you buy.

Usefulness

When selecting gifts for outdoorsy women, prioritizing usefulness ensures that the present becomes an integral part of their outdoor experiences. As they will be spending time in nature where access to amenities and resources may be limited, every item must serve a practical purpose to ensure they can handle unexpected situations.

Packability

Since outdoorsy women often carry their gear, lightweight and easily packable gifts are highly appreciated. Look for compact items that won’t take up much backpack or RV space, so they are more likely to use the objects. 

Durability 

Outdoor activities can be demanding on gear and equipment, so durability is crucial. Opt for gifts for women with robust and long-lasting materials to ensure they withstand the rigors of outdoor adventures.

Thing Vs. Activity

It’s always crucial to consider giving a tangible item or an experience-based activity. Some outdoorsy women may prefer a guided wilderness tour or a pass to a national park, while others might appreciate a gift of practical gear they can use on their adventures. Since packing space for outdoor activities may be limited, receiving an experience instead of an object may be preferable. 

Pro Tip: Pack with ease by prioritizing these 12 Essential Items for Women on the Move.

Caitlin from Mortons on the Move in Waimea Canyon
Show the women in your life some love by gifting them a present they can use while outdoors.

The Best Brands for Outdoor Gifts for Women

Finding gifts for outdoorsy women is easier than ever. With so many reliable and high-end outdoor brands, you have plenty of choices. The following companies are some of our favorites when shopping for outdoor gifts for women.

REI

REI has a wide range of high-quality outdoor gear and equipment. From technical apparel to camping essentials, they offer products that cater to the needs of outdoor enthusiasts. If you don’t know what gifts to get for outdoorsy women, consider an REI gift card. This allows the recipient to choose the perfect gear for her next adventure.

Outdoor Divas

Outdoor Divas offers a fantastic selection of outdoor clothing and equipment designed for women. From performance-driven outerwear to women’s skis and snowboards, this brand focuses on providing gear for women adventurers.

Patagonia

A brand with a commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices, Patagonia offers various outdoor clothing and accessories for women. Consider gifting one of their eco-conscious jackets or a cozy fleece for chilly evenings around the campfire.

Outdoor Research

Outdoor Research combines functionality and style in their outdoor gear, making them favored among outdoor enthusiasts. From waterproof gloves to breathable hats and technical apparel, their products can withstand various outdoor conditions.

Woman relaxes on a hammock lake Isabelle Colorado
From a packable hammock to an inflatable kayak, there are plenty of great gifts you can give to the women in your life who love to spend their time in the great outdoors.

13 Perfect Gifts for Outdoorsy Women

Looking for the perfect gift for the outdoorsy woman in your life? The following ten gift ideas contain tangible items and ideas for adventure.

1. Packable Hammock

Whether the outdoorsy woman you’re shopping for has spent a long day on the trails and wants to relax, or simply wants to enjoy the great outdoors in her backyard, a packable hammock can upgrade her relaxation time. This packable hammock comes in eight colors and can hold up to 400 pounds. The lightweight hammock weighs only 1.5 pounds and packs into a portable bag. You can set it up in under two minutes.

Pro Tip: Gift one of these 5 Best Portable Hammock Stands to Bring Camping to the outdoorsy woman in your life.

Durable Hammock 400 lb Capacity, Nylon Camping...
  • COMFY HAMMOCK - Sit back and relax by the campfire, enjoy a cozy...
  • DOUBLE OR SINGLE SIZES - The single hammock supports a weight of...
  • COMPACT FOR TRAVEL -The backpacking hammock is specially designed...

2. Field Notes Journal 

An outdoorsy woman doesn’t have to be a certified scientist to take field notes during her adventure. These stunning fieldnotes journals come in packs of three, featuring a different national park on each cover. Each notebook has a soft cover, 48 pages, and graph paper for recording her favorite memories while in the wild.

Field Notes: National Parks Series (Series F -...
  • Graph Paper 3-Pack
  • 3.5x5.5" Memo Book Size
  • 48 Pages in each book

3. National Park Band Tee

For outdoorsy women, a National Parks Band Tee makes a trendy gift. Combining style and wanderlust, this gift allows women to showcase their love for the great outdoors with iconic symbols representing various national parks. The soft and comfortable cotton fabric ensures maximum comfort during their adventures. Its classic fit and versatile design make it a wardrobe staple that complements an active lifestyle. With a wide range of park options, you are sure to find the perfect tee to gift your outdoorsy woman.

National Park Band Tee by Shannon Nicole Art
If your outdoorsy woman has a favorite national park, a band tee is a great addition to her wardrobe.
Source: Shannon Nicole Art

4. Stylish High Ponytail Cap

If the lady in your life has long hair, chances are you’ve witnessed her adjust it to put on a ball cap before heading outdoors. Men’s ball caps limit the height of your ponytail or bun, and when the heat starts to set in, she’ll likely want to keep her hair as far up and away from her neck as possible.

Fortunately, a high ponytail cap like this one can alleviate this problem and keep her looking stylish on the trail. The criss-cross pattern allows multiple ponytail placement options while still holding the shape of the cap and keeping it in place. Camp hair? Don’t care! This hat will work with whatever camping hairstyle she chooses.

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Funky Junque Dad Hat Ponytail Messy Bun Trucker...
  • GREAT LOOK: Distressed, washed hat give off a vintage look. Back...
  • GREAT QUALITY: Made of durable cotton and polyester. Back of hat...
  • GREAT FIT: One size. Inner circumference is approximately 22" but...

5. Inflatable Paddle Board or Kayak

An inflatable paddleboard or kayak makes an exciting gift for outdoorsy women who love water adventures. These versatile and portable watercraft allow you to explore lakes, rivers, and coastlines with ease. When you deflate them, they become compact and lightweight. They’re convenient to carry and store during outdoor travels.

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Roc Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards with Premium...
  • Roc’s Paddle Boards are now made with the highest-grade...
  • With an industry leading 350lbs weight limit. You can see why Roc...
  • Our extra wide design creates an incredible all-around board for...

This inflatable paddle board weighs 18 pounds and comes in a wide variety of colors. It has an adjustable paddle, a detachable fin, and a carrying backpack. It can hold up to 350 pounds and is for all skill levels. For those who prefer to stay sitting in the water, this inflatable kayak has a two-person capacity. It inflates to 12.7 by 3.1 by 1.6 feet and can hold up to 400 pounds. The kayak kit comes with two 86-inch aluminum oars, two detachable fishing rod holders, one adjustable GoPro camera, a mobile phone mount, a high-output pump, and one repair patch.

INTEX 68309EP Excursion Pro K2 Inflatable Kayak...
  • SUPER-TOUGH – 3-ply laminate construction combined with...
  • STABILITY and MANEUVERABILITY – High-pressure inflation...
  • STORAGE – Extra space in the bow and stern allows for storing...

Pro Tip: If you’re looking for gifts for outdoor women who love exploring with their furry friends, check out these 8 Best Kayaks for Dogs.

Inflatable kayaks as gifts for outdoor women
Useful and packable items that can be used from the water to the woods make for great gifts.

6. Portable Campfire Tin

For the outdoorsy women who love a campfire, but don’t have the time, space, or materials to build a campfire, the XL Outdoor Portable Campfire is a solution. This eight-inch reusable fire pit can burn for up to five hours. The portable campfire is recycled soy wax and paper briquettes, producing minimal soot and no embers. It is smoke-free and leaves no trace. 

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Radiate XL 8" Portable Campfire As Seen On Shark...
  • Bigger, Brighter, Better - Experience all the warmth of a roaring...
  • Extended Burn Time - Unlike other 4-inch candles in a can, this...
  • Smoke-Free Ambiance - Our portable tabletop fire pit is made of...

7. GoPro Hero Action Cam

The GoPro Hero is a useful gift for outdoorsy women, enabling them to capture and relive thrilling outdoor memories. This versatile action camera can withstand the elements. It’s a reliable companion for adventures in any weather or terrain. With the GoPro Hero’s high-quality video and photo capabilities, you can document hikes, bike rides, water sports, and other activities with stunning clarity. The compact size and lightweight design allow you to mount it on various gear or wear it on your body, ensuring you never miss a moment of action.

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GoPro HERO9 Black - Waterproof Action Camera with...
  • 5K Video - Shoot stunning video with up to 5K resolution, perfect...
  • 20MP Photo with SuperPhoto: Capture crisp, pro-quality photos...
  • Front Display plus Rear Touch Screen: A new, larger rear touch...
Camera Gear For Traveling - What's In Our Bag | Mondays with the Mortons S2E1

8. On The Go Spa Kit

One of our recommended gifts for outdoorsy women is this on-the-go spa kit. Packed with luxurious and travel-sized spa essentials, this gift allows the recipient to pamper herself no matter where she roams. The kit comes with three sheet masks, a hair mask, an eye mask, and hand and foot masks. The kit comes in three scent options.

NAISTURE 15 MIN PAMPER ME KIT FOR INSTANT GLOW -...
  • 15 MIN EYE MASK (x1) – Collagen eye patch for puffy eyes,...
  • 15 MIN FACE MASK (X3)-Collagen Facial Sheet Mask, Tea Tree Facial...
  • 15 MIN HAND MASK(x1)-moisturizes and brightens hands for an...
woman hiking in zion national park
Give the special woman in your life the gift of the national parks!

9. National Park Annual Pass

Gift the outdoorsy women in your life the key to adventure with an America The Beautiful National Park Pass. This pass grants access to numerous national parks and recreational sites, covering entrance fees, standard amenity fees, and day-use fees for drivers and passengers in the vehicle. Beyond being a ticket to exploration, it’s a meaningful gesture that supports conservation efforts. It can be a cherished gift that fosters a love for the great outdoors. One pass costs $80.

10. Campfire Games

Who doesn’t enjoy sitting around the campfire, making s’mores, and enjoying quality time with friends and family? While there are many games to play around the campfire, this FireSide Chats game can get the conversation flowing. This prompt question gift is a way for outdoorsy women to connect more deeply with the people they love.

Conversation Starters Fire-Side Chats by Walden...
  • STANDARD PLAYING CARDS – Walden Fire-Side Chats double as...
  • CONVERSATION STARTERS – Fun and thought provoking! One moment...
  • ALL AGES CARD GAME – Enjoy great conversation starters with...

11. Hydration Pack

This one hits home for me. I remember opening a birthday gift from my brother when I turned 20 and being so delightfully surprised when I opened a new Camelbak hydration pack. It was bright red and so cool, and I’ve now used it over 10 years for hundreds of hikes. I think of him every time I use it.

These hydration packs are great for everything outdoors, from running and hiking to biking and kayaking. They are so much easier than carrying water bottles, and many double as a day pack. The water pouches themselves can also be removed and put in other bags to suit your adventure.

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CamelBak Women's Octane 9 Hydration Pack 70oz,...
  • HYDRATION PACK FOR WOMEN: The CamelBak Octane 9 Vest is designed...
  • MORE WATER PER SIP: Hydration in this CamelBak hydration pack is...
  • EASY TO ADJUST: The Women’s Octane 9 Vest is designed for...

12. ExOfficio Bugsaway Women’s Damselfly Jacket

Who likes bugs? No one. For our trip to Alaska in 2019, the best gift I got was a set of Exofficio Bugsaway clothing. While I wore the pants a lot too, the Damselfly jacket was my go-to jacket for everything. I loved how lightweight it was so even when it was warm out I could stay safe from the mosquitos.

If you truly want to show someone you love them, give them the gift of adventure without the bug bites. Trust me, they will be delighted.

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13. Buffs Multifunctional Headbands and Neckwear

Buffs come in all sizes, shapes, and thicknesses. Whether the woman in your life needs a lightweight sun protector or a warm ski and snowboard facemask, you’ll find a color or pattern to match her personality. Does she already have one? Well, we can practically guarantee she’d love to have another new color to complete her outdoorsy outfits.

BUFF CoolNet UV Neck Gaiter, UPF 50 Sun...
  • MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: Wear 12 different ways, made of 95% recycled...
  • UPF 50 PROTECTION: Enjoy sunny days worry-free with our neckwear...
  • STAY COOL & FRESH: Created with Polygiene and HeiQ technology for...

Give a Gift to the Outdoorsy Women in Your Life

Choosing the perfect gift for outdoorsy women involves considering their needs, preferences, and adventurous spirit. Whether it’s practical gear, memorable experiences, or thoughtful outdoor accessories, these gift ideas can make their outdoor escapades even more enjoyable.

What item on our list would you give as a gift? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!

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Co-Founder, Logistics Queen, Business & Content Manager, and Animal Lover

An Upper Peninsula of Michigan native (aka a Yooper), Caitlin is the organization, big-picture, and content strategy queen of our operation. She keeps everything orderly and on track.

With a background in Business Management, she supports and helps channel Tom’s technical prowess into the helpful content our readers and viewers expect. That’s not to say you won’t find her turning wrenches and talking shop – RV life is a team effort. She keeps the business and the blog moving forward with a variety of topics and resources for our audience.

Believe it or not, she is rather camera shy, though she co-hosts the Mortons’ personal videos and The RVers TV show.

Caitlin’s passion lies in outdoor recreation and with animals. Some of her favorite things to do are hiking, biking, and getting out on the water via kayak, SUP, or boat.

She also loves the RV life due to the fact that you can bring your pets along. Sharing information about safely recreating outdoors with your whole family – pets included! – is very important to her. Because of this, Caitlin spearheaded the launch of HypePets in 2023.

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Janice Hunke

Saturday 26th of August 2023

I just put the Buff neckwear on my Amazon wish list for Christmas

MOTM Editor

Monday 25th of September 2023

Hey Janice! Keeping our fingers crossed Santa delivers it for you this Christmas!

Joe

Saturday 26th of August 2023

The ponytail hat.