Best Christmas Gifts for Adventures

June 30, 2022 17 min read

The following is a selection of excellent Christmas gifts for adventurers that you can give in your life. One of the reasons we decided to launch a local adventurer was to challenge not only ourselves but also others to become adventurers in their everyday lives. We consider "the genuine voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new vistas, but in having new eyes" to be one of the most insightful and memorable phrases.

1. National Park Scratch Off Poster

You are undoubtedly well aware of how much we like traveling around the national parks. We just recently put this scratch-off poster from Neverest to our wall. It features gorgeous hand-painted imagery of each of the National Parks.

A scratch tool, a tote bag, and a microfiber cloth are all included in the package in addition to National Site cards that contain information on each park.

2. National Parks Passport

I am a person who lives by their bucket list, despite the fact that I am aware that the National Parks should be enjoyed slowly. My obsession with collecting cancellation stamps in my National Park Passport has become borderline unhealthy.

The best part is that all of the revenues will go toward supporting the educational initiatives of the United States' national parks.

3. Topo USA Scratch Off Map

This is one of the nicest Christmas gifts for adventurers who are really into traveling around the United States. This Scratch Map has been a wonderful way for us to keep track of which states among the 50 we've already visited, which is one of our goals, which is to visit all 50 states. We purchased the gray topo version, which is still available even though the blue version has been sold out.

In the past, we've had different scratch-off maps of the United States, but I never liked removing the foil since I liked what was on top better than what was underneath. Because the geography map that lies underlying this one is so lovely, I can't wait to scratch all of the squares off.

4. State Park Map And Checklist

You can also start exploring the state parks in your own state by getting a map of your state and going to the appropriate website. It is, in my opinion, one of the nicest Christmas gifts that can be given to adventurers, particularly local adventurers.

5. Mobile By Peak Design

We are really excited about how Peak Design is expanding the capabilities of  phone cases. Examine the most recent iteration of their mobile system. Regarding the tripod, we couldn't be more thrilled!

6. Keep Nature Wild

You are aware that we take pleasure in adventuring in natural environments. Because of this, we take great pride in donning  Keep Nature Wild gear. In addition to capturing love and care for the places we visit, it also ensures that they are extremely comfortable. Additionally, for every unit of product that is sold, they remove one pound of waste from the environment.

7. Annual Park Pass

The America the Beautiful Annual Pass to the National Parks or an Annual State Parks Pass would be ideal for helping outdoor enthusiasts get out and stay out, as many outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to the great outdoors.

8. Riversmith Quiver

This is for any of your buddies who enjoy fishing. Riversmith, a firm that makes fly rod roof racks and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, places a strong emphasis on both the quality of their crafting and the effectiveness of their products. Riversmith's mission was to design a product that was both one of a kind and the greatest of its kind. This was accomplished by taking an engineering-style approach while drawing inspiration from the passion of fly anglers. This resulted in the formation of the River Quiver.

9. Gopro

GoPro cameras make fantastic Christmas gifts for explorers because of their portability and ability to operate in a variety of environments. Every year, new and improved technologies are introduced by the company. You are prepared for anything if you use it in conjunction with a chest piece.

10. Patagonia Houdini Jacket

This jacket has an almost nonexistent weight and can be compressed into a very small space. It is incredibly adaptable.

11. Nemo Puffin Blanket

This has quickly become a go-to picnic blanket when we go camping. When we go on road vacations or car camping trips, we prefer to have these in the car so that we can take them out when it becomes cool in the mornings or evenings. You can fold the bottom of the blanket over using the buttons, which will keep your feet nice and toasty as you watch television.

12. Lawson Hammock Tent

This combination of a hammock and a tent is ideal for any intrepid traveler. When the terrain is tough, it can be erected either on the ground or by tying it to a nearby tree. In contrast to other hammocks, this one has a design that allows it to rest flatter and comes with a rainfly and a mosquito net.

13. Performance Bikini Briefs Or Boxer Briefs

We made the move to Exofficio's one pair at a time because these underwear are ideal for when you are traveling or when you are very active. In the event that you wind up staying somewhere longer than you had originally expected, they are not only comfortable but also simple to clean and dry in a matter of hours.

14. Transition Wrap + Towel

You never know what type of a mess you're going to make while you're on an adventure because you never know what's going to happen. This Orange Mud Transition Wrap is ideal for helping you keep your automobile clean, drying yourself off when necessary, and even serving as a wrap so that you can change your appearance.

15. Hydroflask

After spending time in Iceland searching for the aurora borealis, we came back with a deep appreciation for the Hydroflask. There were a lot of chilly winter evenings, and our friends were better prepared than we were with their Hydroflasks, which allowed their hot tea to remain hot for the entirety of the night.

Hydroflasks are equipped with a double-wall vacuum technology that can keep your cold beverages ice cold for up to 24 hours and your hot beverages piping hot for up to 6 hours. At this time, we offer two different sizes: the usual 24 oz. and the growler.

16. Nomadik Subscription Box

If you or someone you know enjoys trying out new things, or if you could use a little extra motivation to get outside more often, this is the ideal present for you. We know a lot of people who are gear junkies, and whenever we get new gear, we're excited to put it through its paces and see how it performs.

17. Yeti Roadie Cooler

This is without a doubt one of the most durable and portable ice chests available. We take advantage of the fact that it is convenient for all weekend excursions and that there is no danger of animals getting into it. In addition to that, don't forget to pick up some cold packs for it. They are quite effective!

The most recent version is more vertical than it is horizontal and also features an updated latching system.

18. Ombraz Sunglasses

The Ombraz Sunglasses are ideal for explorers since, in place of arms, they include a nylon strap that helps to keep the glasses in place on the wearer's face. You can prevent them from falling off while you aren't wearing them by placing them around your neck in this position.

19. Field Notes National Park Edition

Here's yet more method for us to express appreciation for the nation's national parks and provide them support. They are available in a variety of various National Park series, and their portability makes them ideal for traveling.

Consider purchasing one of these waterproof and tear-resistant options if you frequently participate in physically demanding activities. If you combine this with a space pen, you'll be able to write anywhere—even in space or underwater! Jacob has developed an unhealthy preoccupation with them since we were given ours as a Christmas gift.

20. REI Flashback

We have been using the REI Flash 18 Pack for a significant amount of time, and we continue to adore it as a pack that is quite lightweight. In addition to that, we purchased the WANDRD Veer to use whenever we transport cameras.

21. A warm beanie

If I'm going to be outside in the cold for any length of time, you can count on seeing me wearing a beanie. It's important to find one that has omni-heat or polartec technology, in my opinion.

22. Climbing Camera Strap

Both climbing and photography are two of my favorite hobbies. This camera strap is fantastic because it combines both of these features.

23. 50 States Travel Journal

This is yet another fantastic idea of a Christmas gift for adventurists who are going to the United States. The 50 States Traveled Journal provides you with a space to record all of your most cherished recollections from each of the states that you visit.

24. Danner Boots

These are the best hiking boots ever! They have excellent functionality on the path, and they also have a good aesthetic for the city. These, in addition to a few other pairs of Danner boots, are in each of our personal collections.

25. Binoculars

Binoculars are an excellent addition to any outdoor activity. Binoculars have been used on safari, when piloting a houseboat through the Rideau Canal, and while checking for landmarks on canoe journeys. We even use them to view birds in our backyard pond. Not all binoculars are created equal, and a good pair is required to make this a worthy Christmas gift for adventurers. We want portable binoculars that are not too heavy in our luggage, but they must be of high quality with an adjustable diopter and focusing ring.

26. Water Filter and Water Purifier

A good water filtration system will be appreciated by any outdoor enthusiast. Access to fresh water is restricted whether hiking in the woods or on a long boat voyage. A SteriPEN is one of the simplest ways to purify water, and it's not just for outdoor enthusiasts; it's also wonderful for travelers! It's compact and lightweight, yet it purifies water in seconds.

27. Water Bottles

Water bottles make excellent Christmas gifts for adventurers if you need to fill a few extra stockings. We always need a new one after a season of cycling or trekking, so even if they already have one, it will be used in the future. Cyclists will like this squeeze water bottle, while hikers will want this excellent Yeti Rambler insulated water bottle. Check out the Best Cycling Gear and Accessories for Weekend Warriors.

28. Buffs

I have a full collection of buffs and I adore them. When cycling or rock climbing, I wear buffs under my helmets, when hiking to keep my hair out of my eyes, and when camping or trekking in the early mornings. Buffs are one of the most versatile articles of clothing for outdoor enthusiasts. There's a reason Survivor has given out boosts for the past 20 seasons!

29. Headlamp

A USB headlamp is another great Christmas gift for adventurers. You can't go wrong with a high-quality headlamp that an adventurer may use whether camping, cycling, or trekking. We all have lights on cell phones, but adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts require hands-free lighting. A headlamp is essential while cooking over the campfire at night, chopping wood, or traveling dark terrain! See also: The Ultimate Camping Checklist

30. Backpack Daypack

A sturdy bag is a fantastic Christmas gift for adventurers. While I would leave the full-size travel backpack up to the individual, a day pack or hydration pack are the ideal Christmas gifts for adventurers. This Teton Sports unisex Adult backpack is ideal for day hikes, cycling, and climbing. It contains a hydration bladder and adapts to accommodate all body types comfortably.

31. Trekking Poles

I can't tell you how many times trekking poles have saved our bacon on the path. Trekking poles help to relieve knee strain on long multi day excursions. Trekking poles can also aid in balance when traversing uneven and rocky terrain. With these trekking poles, you can make your outdoor-loving friend look like a pro on their next adventure.

32. Merino Wool Socks

Socks are a terrific present for everyone, and Merino wool socks are ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. If you're searching for a stocking stuffer, consider these socks for the passionate hiker in your life. We wear these socks in both hot and cold weather, and they perform an excellent job of wicking perspiration away from our feet while also protecting us from blisters.

33. Satellite Communicator

A satellite communicator will undoubtedly provide peace of mind when venturing into the backcountry. It features two-way texting, tracking, and SOS messages. When we've gone far into the backcountry, we've always had a way to communicate in case something went wrong. So, if you have a loved one who enjoys venturing off the main road, this is undoubtedly one of the greatest Christmas gifts for adventurers!

34. Emergency Tent or Sleeping Bag

When going on a day hike, you probably won't bring a tent, but accidents happen and you may need to spend the night elsewhere. You don't want to carry a hefty tent with you, but this Survival Shelter Bag is a great present idea for the avid hiker in your life to add to their emergency kit. It comes with a free fire starter, thermal tent, and blanket.

35. Hydration Tablets

Hikers (and riders) will appreciate a gift pack of hydration tablets and gels. It is difficult to restore electrolytes when working out in the heat. These Nuun tablets will provide an extra surge of energy for a day of hiking. We like to fill backpack bladders with water and carry a water bottle filled with hydrating fluids. When out for a day of trekking, it's also wonderful to have something fruity to drink.

36. GPS-enabled Outdoor Watch

Who doesn't appreciate a watch as a Christmas gift? The Garmin outdoor GPS watch was designed to survive the harshest conditions. It contains a compass, altimeter, built-in training apps, and GPS with Global satellite navigation, making it an excellent choice for a man who enjoys the great outdoors. Forget the Apple Watch and go for Garmin.

37. Tilly Hat

A full-coverage hat is essential for spending hours outdoors hiking, on a boat, or on safari. Sunstroke is a genuine issue for outdoor enthusiasts, and a Tilly Hat is the type of useful gift that everyone would appreciate. This traditional hat is both airy and sun-protective. What we enjoy about the Tilly Hat is that it retains its shape even after being packed and unpacked several times in our backpacks.

38. Base Layers

Nothing beats snuggling into your sleeping bag at night in your favorite merino wool leggings and shirt. This base layer is ideal for wearing under clothing on cold excursions, sleeping in on cool nights, and simply chilling out around the campfire. Every outdoor enthusiast will appreciate adding a traditional merino wool set to their outdoor gear inventory. 

39. Tropiformer Jacket

These Christmas gifts for adventurers serve two purposes! The Tropiformer Jacket is both a jacket and a vest. The jacket uses magnets to turn into a vest, allowing you to easily shed a layer when out for a day of touring. With 22 pockets, your buddy or partner will be able to put anything they need for the outdoors in the vest, keeping vital gear and accessories close at reach. They'll also look sharp while exploring the wonderful outdoors.

40. Travel Boxer Briefs

Everyone enjoys a good pair of underwear. The ScotteVest Travel boxer briefs were designed for travelers, but outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate their breathable lightweight comfort. When shopping for stocking stuffers, these briefs will fit beautifully.

41. Multitool

Every male I know appreciates receiving a multitool as a Christmas gift. The multitool is more useful than you'd imagine for outdoor enthusiasts! The Leatherman Signal Camping Multitool was created for use in the outdoors, such as camping or repairing outdoor gear. Along with the 19 adventure companion tools in one, there's a fire-starting ferro rod and an emergency whistler. This is a terrific Christmas gift for adventurers who like to mend things themselves and are always prepared.

42. Zippo Hand Warmer

My hands can feel very cold while hiking outside. When we go out in the cold, I often need hand warmers to keep my fingertips warm. This Zippo Hand Warmer is a disposable heat packet-free pocket warmer. It provides half a day's worth of heat and is an excellent choice for an outdoor Christmas gift, whether you're hitting the trails or the slopes! 

43. Thermal Traction Booties

Like my fingers, my feet are frequently cold. I enjoy slipping on my booties at night, and these traction booties take it a step further with their high-traction rubber outsole for a slip-on bootie. These are even appropriate for wearing to the chalet after a day of skiing! The adaptable booties can be worn in base camp, around the vehicle, or even around the house. I'm switching from North Face booties to traction booties!

44. LightRider Crocs

I know what you're thinking, Crocs! Really? However, Crocs are the ideal camp shoe, boat shoe, and after-hiking shoe. Crocs are great since they are easy to put on and take off while camping. I can wear thick wool socks at night or walk barefoot on a hot day. Believe me, the outdoorsy woman in your life will appreciate a good pair of camp shoes. 

45. National Parks Pass

A National Parks Pass is an excellent choice for a one-of-a-kind outdoor gift. You can buy an annual pass to any National Park in the United States or Canada. Imagine how delighted your woman would be if you gave her unlimited access to her favorite national parks and the opportunity to explore more over the following 365 days!

46. Rumble Blanket

Women enjoy feeling cozy, and this Rumpl Blanket is a trendy way to get cozy by the campfire. The water resistant coating helps withstand water, dirt, smells, stains, pet hair, and other debris, making it an excellent addition to camping and outdoor gear. What's more, it weighs only 2 pounds, 1.6 ounces, and fits into a stuff sack.

47. Woman's Guide to the Wild

I enjoy learning new things, and the Woman's Guide to the Wild covers not only outdoor life, but also female-specific challenges such as peeing in the woods and remaining safe. Whether the woman in your life is a novice or a seasoned outdoor enthusiast, this book is a wonderful Christmas gift idea to get her interested about the outdoors.

48. The Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker Performs

Those who are familiar with the brand know that it's the go-to when it comes to truly hearing your music, which is something the Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker is going to allow you to do while on the go with a touch of chromatic flair. Featuring Bluetooth connectivity as well as auxiliary inputs to make hooking your phone or MP3 player up easy, the Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker is available in five different shades, which means it'll be totally custom to how you want it to look and perform.

49. Waterproof Solar Chargers

The simple and easy-to-use waterproof solar charger provides enough power to charge two cellphones at wall charger speeds (absorbs 1.6AMPS of pure power). It's literally as powerful as carrying a wall outlet wherever you go outside.

Want to charge all of your fancy new gadgets in the middle of nowhere? Who wants to spend time in the woods without our amazing gadgets? 

So, if you're planning a camping or hiking vacation, or simply want to get lost in the wilderness, bring one of these with you and recharge all of your battery gadgets at wall charger speed.

50. Camera-Packing Smartwatches

The most recent iteration of smartwatches, which is known as the Epic Signature Edition, is intended to serve either as an addition to or as a replacement for your smartphone. This watch, much like other smartwatches, has the capacity to conduct phone calls, read and respond to text messages, snap photographs, open programs, and navigate the internet.

The watch can function for up to three days on a single charge, and it comes equipped with a heart rate monitor that is incorporated right in. GPS capabilities and the ability to monitor location are also included as additional features.

51. Cardinal Point Candles

The candles labeled Southeast, Southwest, West, and North have been designed to look like the coordinates on a compass. In terms of aroma, the candles were motivated by locations such as the flaming desert brush at Rio Grande, the blossoms from Laurel Canyon, the pine and moss at Lake Superior, and the coastal breezes at St. Augustine. Even if each candle could function just well on its own, the rich autumn hues of the set and the whimsical labels give the whole collection a considerably more compelling appearance. These would be wonderful Christmas gifts for someone who is going to be away from home for a while, or for someone who values being able to smell like home.

52. Energy Generating Pans

The pot uses the heat from a campfire to generate useful energy, which can then be used to charge many mobile devices at the same time. This technology, in contrast to those that are fueled by the sun, can be utilized at any time of the day. Campers and anyone who enjoys being outdoors will find it to be an excellent companion.

Two material science engineers, both of whom have a passion for camping and an interest in technology, came up with the idea for this unique product by combining the two of their interests. In point of fact, thermoelectric technology has been around since the early 1800s; however, because of the tremendous need for electricity, it is not currently being employed.

However, by recognizing a gap in the market and adapting this technology to a more manageable scale, they were successful in developing a product that is useful in today's world.

53. Mac in the Sacramento Jacket Gilet

It's available in three men's and three women's colorways, and it's ultra packable, so it's ready to store in rucksacks, day packs, and even handbags. Buy with free shipping and returns.

54. Telescope

The adventure begins this Christmas with the travel-ready Meade Adventure Scope, the ideal Christmas gifts for adventurers. The wide 80mm aperture and red dot finderscope enable outstanding views of wildlife, landscapes, astronomical objects, and more, with exceptional viewing clarity and smooth tracking precision when used as a telescope and day-time spotting scope. The Adventure Scope's compact design allows it to be quickly erected in seconds before packing away into a convenient, lightweight backpack complete with tripod and supplies for rapid on-the-go viewing whenever the wilderness calls.

55. Seam Grip Gear Aid

A repair adhesive that will keep you dry in any weather condition. It seals the seams on your tent, pack, and rainwear for good. It can also mend rips, tears, and holes in your gear. It's a one-size-fits-all liquid tool in a tube. Gear Aid's Seam Grip+WP is part of a comprehensive array of Care and Repair products. It's perfect for tents, tarps, backpacks, rainwear, and other uncoated and polyurethane coated fabrics, and it permanently fixes holes and repairs torn. The sealant is washable and unaffected by extreme cold or heat, and one tube will seal an average 2-man hiking tent.

56. Pinboard Maps

With the Scratch Off Alpine Climbs print from Maps International, you may set your sights on a new climbing challenge! This map depicts the 265 prominent Alps peaks that rise beyond 3,000 meters. Moving through four nations, you can log your climbs by scratching off the foil for each peak to reveal a color. An amazing Christmas gift for avid climbers that will take your breath away!

57. Rab Microlight Jacket

Whether you're looking for alpine experiences or climbing closer to home, the Microlight Jacket is great for any excursion when warmth, weight, and packability are important considerations. The Microlight Jacket consists of windproof and breathable Pertex Quantum outer fabric, making it ideal for layering and as a solo jacket for everyday usage. The Microlight Jacket, with its micro stitch-through baffle design and 750 fill power ethically-sourced hydrophobic down, provides great warmth without sacrificing weight.

58. Wool socks

The Light Hiking socks have a mid-calf height for comfort and warmth. Light padding under the foot provides supportive, comfort, and wicking capabilities while maintaining a lightweight feel. The great stocking stuffer for spring and summer strolling and hiking.

59. Hiking boot

When the weather isn't cooperating, it might be difficult to get motivated to hit the trail. You must rely on appropriate, comfortable performance footwear. The lightweight boot with the waterproof and breathable membrane makes it much easier to get going and get the legs working. It's light, tough, and comfortable. The cushioned midsole and innovative product serve to ensure that your knees don't take all of the hammering and that your feet feel less fatigued at the end of a long day.

60. Deuter duffle

Do you enjoy sports and travel? The spacious Duffle then accommodates all of your things. This travel bag contains stowable shoulder straps that allow it to be used as a backpack, which is especially beneficial for traveling long distances. The outer case can be used as a compact backpack for day travels when you need to keep your vital documents safe and close at reach.

61. Multipurpose Pliers

Every component of the Leatherman Multipurpose Pliers was engineered for unrivaled comfort, durability, and convenience of use. With many of the same implements found on classic Leatherman tools, the new integrated FREE technology allows all 19 tools to be conveniently reached with one hand, open smoothly, and click into place with a confident snap.

62. Led Lenser Headlamp

The new Led Lenser rechargeable headlamp is like carrying your own piece of the sun with you. It's not just brilliant (up to 600 lumens in Boost mode), but it also changes quickly from a headlamp to a portable light.

In addition to the main white light, there are options for filter-free red, blue, and green light. With the revolutionary touch charging technology, you don't even have to remove the battery, even for those longer journeys where recharging isn't possible.

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