‘Tis the season to start picking out the perfect gifts for the outdoorsy guys in your life. Included in this guide are 21 gift ideas for outdoorsy guys that will encourage more time outside, more rad adventures, and more stoke.
Each item on this list Cole, my husband, either personally owns and loves or added to his wish list this year. Receiving gifts is great, but giving the gift you know that special someone will love and use for years is even better.
Enjoy this list of 21 gifts for outdoorsy guys, delivered just in time for you to spoil the adventurous men in your life this holiday.
All stoke, no stress this gifting season.
21 Epic Gifts for the Outdoorsy Guys in Your Life
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Gifts for Outdoorsy Guys under $35
Looking for stocking stuffers or just an awesome and unique gift this year that won’t break the bank? Check out Cole’s 7 picks for gifts outdoorsy gifts for guys under $35.
1. Nite Ize Gear Ties
These Nite Ize Gear Ties are the perfect stocking stuffer for guys that like to keep things organized. This simple and affordable gift for outdoorsy guys can be used for attaching things to backpacks, keeping skis together, and winding up cords or wires.
These gear ties definitely won’t disappoint this holiday season.
2. Voile Straps
If you choose to grab a Voile Strap as a gift for the outdoorsy man in your life, then this just might become their newest obsession in gear organization and lashing. Cole uses these straps for all sorts of outdoor sports and projects, primarily biking and skiing.
The Voile Strap keeps anything lashed to a bike, despite rough and bumpy terrain. It can encourage any rider to get into bike packing. These Voile Straps are also a great way to keep your outdoorsy guy’s skis together when traveling or touring.
You can’t go wrong with Voile straps. They’re truly a gift you can never have enough of.
Shop Voile Straps ($7.50)
3. Outdoor Research Trail Mix Gloves
Does your man hate admitting that his hands are cold? Consider gifting these stylish, comfortable, and practical gloves. These gloves will help keep any guy’s hands warm without sacrificing dexterity or the ability to still use a cell phone.
The Trail Mix gloves from Outdoor Research are the perfect companion for winter hiking, walking, skiing, or just exploring downtown. They also come in fun and earthy colors.
Don’t overthink your gift for that special outdoorsy guy — Keep it easy with these gloves.
4. Kavu Billings Wallet
The Kavu Billings Wallet is the perfect gift for an outdoorsy guy this season, combing function and style. The wallet is super slim and unnoticeable when stored in a back pocket. Despite its small size, it packs a punch of style and color with its traditional Kavu webbing.
For the guy who carries his wallet with him everywhere he goes, this is your gift. He won’t even know he has it on him,
5. SmartWool Hike Light Socks
Every outdoorsy guy needs a trusty pair of wool hiking socks. When it comes to adventure wear, look no further than the Smartwool Hike Light series. These make for the perfect gift for any outdoorsy guy who loves to go on adventures.
They offer amazing compression and support without sacrificing cushioning where it matters.
These socks come in a variety of fun colors so you can keep your man looking sharp at work, on the trail, or out for date night.
Keep his feet warm, cozy, and comfy with these Smartwool socks.
6. BlackStrap Balaclava
Do the men in your life love skiing or snowboarding? This balaclava is the perfect gift for outdoorsy guys who love to spend time on the mountain — especially if there is fresh pow. It can easily be layered under a helmet to their face shielded from the wind, snow, or ice.
This is the perfect gift for guys who like to style their “kits” with colors. Add a pop of color with orange, or keep it simple with traditional black or grey.
7. Patagonia Fanny Pack
This Patagonia Ultralight Blackhole Fanny Pack is the perfect man-purse. It’s just large enough to hold a cell phone, wallet, keys, and any other small miscellaneous items. It works perfectly when worn as a crossbody or fanny pack, and fits any occasion from heading out to the bar or out for a 20-mile bike ride.
The perfect gift for any outdoorsy guy who wants to opt outside but also wants to ensure all his things stay put for the ride.
Gifts for Outdoorsy Guys Over $50
Looking to spend a little extra for that special outdoor-loving guy of yours? Below are Cole’s top seven gifting recommendations for outdoorsy guys.
8. Stormy Kromer Wool Hat
Cole just bought this hat a few months ago and I swear he now doesn’t wear any other hat during cold nights. This unique gift for outdoorsy guys is made from wool. The hat is warm, retains warmth when it’s wet, and is anti-microbial.
There are plenty of colors and patterns to choose from so you can ensure that it perfectly fits your significant other’s style. Not to mention these hats are made in the U.S.A. from U.S.-sourced materials.
Shop Stormy Kromer Hat ($48)
9. Gerber Hatchet
This gift for outdoorsy guys will most definitely result in more nights around the campfire. There is no better feeling than a warm fire on a cold winter night. This Gerber Hatchet makes it easy to split logs, make kindling, get a fire started, and keep it going all night long.
Make winter more tolerable and enjoyable with this Gerber hatchet.
Shop Gerber 14″ Hatchet ($53)
10. Sole Thin Cork Insoles
Spending all day in hiking, ski, or work boots can turn a good time into a miserable time, quickly.
After trying many different insoles over the years, Cole swears these SOLE Performance Thin Insoles fit the bill. This gift for outdoorsy guys won’t take up too much space inside of boots and will keep any feet happy for a variety of adventures.
These insoles will mold to the shape of his foot over time, they are anti-microbial, and are made from recycled corks.
11. Snow Peak LiteMax Backpacking Stove
Have you been thinking about shaving some weight with your backcountry set-up?
This Snow Peak LiteMax Stove not only saves weight but it also saves space. The stove is made from lightweight Japanese titanium, making it the perfect gift for any outdoorsy guy to help him pack light for his next backpacking trip.
A great feature of this stove is flame control. The stove allows you to adjust the flame from simmer to boil – a feature that illudes other comparable stoves of this weight and size.
12. Stanley French Press
How much coffee is too much coffee? The limit does not exist.
If your outdoorsy guy is a sucker for multiple cups of hot coffee that can be enjoyed throughout the day, at home, or while car camping — look no further than the Stanley French Press.
This gift is sure to be a hit, and all the coffee-loving men thank you in advance.
13. Aftershokz OpenMove Headphones
The Aftershokz OpenMove are bone-conducting headphones that don’t need to go in or cover the ear. With this quality gift, the outdoorsy man in your life can listen to music while also remaining tuned in to what’s going on around them.
These headphones are perfect for bike riding or commuting, office work, or working out at the gym.
Shop Aftershokz OpenMove ($80)
14. Hydroflask Brew Bundle
Have a guy in mind who likes beer, especially trying new beers, and is always making sure they stay cold?
The Hydroflask Brew Bundle is an awesome gift for outdoorsy guys who love to try new breweries and fill a growler to go. Compared to traditional glass growlers, the Hydroflask Growler keeps beer cold, while the pint glasses ensure it stays cold.
Cold beers, no cold hands.
Gifts for Outdoorsy Guys Over $100
These gift ideas are for the boujee boys – or as Cole would argue, are for the outdoorsy guys that want products that can uphold during any adventure and stand the test of time.
Think of these gifts as investments.
15. Outdoor Research Ferrosi Anorak Jacket
This anorak jacket is the perfect pullover for traveling and cool nights. This gift for outdoorsy guys can act as an overlayer to block wind in the winter too. The center pocket keeps all the goods safe while traveling, and it even fits into its own pocket for fast packing.
This jacket is a staple in Cole’s wardrobe and will become a quick favorite for any outdoor-loving guy, I’m sure of it.
16. Give’r Four Season Glove
Looking for gloves that can do it all? Look no further.
This glove can be worn while chopping wood, handling firewood, shoveling the driveway, scraping the windshield, skiing, touring, snowmobiling – you name it.
This a practical gift for outdoorsy guys who don’t want the changing seasons to keep them from doing the things they love.
Add a touch of personalization by opting to have these gloves waxed or initialed.
17. Osprey Glade Ski & Hydration Pack
Sometimes the only way to stay sane through the winter months is to remain active and start new hobbies.
Does your outdoorsy guy love to hike? You can never go wrong with gifting an avid hiker a quality day pack. This Osprey Glad Pack will stand the test of time and accompany them on every adventure.
Shop Osprey Glade Pack ($120)
18. Stio Saratoga Corduroy Shirt
Cole and I both recently discovered and fell in love with all things Stio brand.
The Stio Saratoga Cord Shirt is the perfect gift for outdoorsy guys with style – size it up to be an overshirt or size right for everyday wear.
All Stio clothing goes above and beyond with quality, style, and functionality. The special guy in your life will be looking sharp, cozy, and comfortable with this corduroy shirt from Stio.
19. Smith Wildcat Sunglasses
Sunglasses that do it all. From winter sports to summer activities these glasses provide excellent coverage no matter the activity, without compromising style and comfort.
The Smith Wildcat glasses come with a clear lens for bike riding and a nice hard case that holds the glasses and any number of backup lenses.
Trust me, this is one gift for outdoorsy guys that he will never want to take off.
Shop Smith Wildcat ($209)
20. Blundstone Thermal Chelsea Boot
The Blundstone Thermal Boot is a boot for any occasion.
Blundstone Boots are such an incredible gift they also made the cut for my Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Girls. These boots are the perfect combination of style and durability.
They are fully waterproof with sheepskin insoles, and insulation all around. Gift your outdoorsy guy some style, comfort, functionality, and durability this winter with these boots.
Both Cole and I practically wear ours year-round.
21. Arcteryx Atom LT Insulated Jacket
The Arc’teryx Atom LT jacket has to be the most versatile piece of clothing in any jacket category.
This synthetically insulated gift for outdoorsy guys resists moisture while retaining warmth. The simple style encourages daily wearing, while the Arc’teryx name ensures life-long durability.
Cole wears this jacket every day and in any scenario: from chilly nights on Hawai’i’s beaches to sub-10-degree days at Mt. Bachelor.
Shop Arcteryx Atom LT ($259)
If you still can’t make up your mind on the best gift for your outdoorsy guy, you can never go wrong with gifting an REI Gift Card so he can choose the perfect gift himself.
Remember to show the outdoorsy girls in your life some love this time of year as well. Here are 30 unique gift ideas for outdoorsy girls they’ll be stoked to receive.
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