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The ULTIMATE Christmas Gift Guide for Outdoor Lovers

Updated: Nov 22, 2023


If you're in search of the ideal present for someone who loves the outdoors, you're in the right spot! The abundance of available gifts can be a bit overwhelming, but to ensure you give a gift that will be genuinely cherished, it's essential to think creatively. Fortunately, I've taken care of the brainstorming for you!


Whether the recipient is a daring thrill-seeker, a traveller, a nature lover, or someone who appreciates spending time outdoors closer to home, this guide offers a range of considerate gift ideas for your outdoor-loving family member or friend.


Outdoor Clothing

The great British weather means that adventurers need to be prepared for all 4 seasons in one day! And as they say there's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. High-Quality outdoor clothing is a great gift for loved ones, especially if they could do with something a little more pricey than they themselves can afford. Check out these outdoor clothing companies:


Acai Outdoorwear offers well-fitting, comfy, and stylish outdoor clothing for women. Consider gifting a high-quality cosy fleece or insulated trousers for those chilly adventures.

Example: Acai's Thermal Skinny Outdoor Trousers or the Windproof Gale Fleece. To buy click here.


Acai Outdoorwear currently have an up to 50% sale off. Use code RAYOFSUN for an EXTRA 10% off sale items when you buy through my link.


Happy girl mountain biking in the mountains of Austria
Wearing Acai Outdoorwear Trek Shorts and Escape Fleece


Technicals provides stylish outdoor gear for men. A durable and fashionable hiking jacket or versatile outdoor trousers could be a great gift.

Example: Technicals' Ramble Pant or the Zale Down Jacket are both functional and trendy, ideal for a variety of outdoor activities. To buy click here.


Osprey Europe specialises in top-notch hiking backpacks. Gift a durable and spacious backpack for the avid hiker or backpacker.

Example: The Osprey Talon 33, known for its Airspace back panel provides comfort for long day hikes. To buy click here.


Passenger Clothing is perfect for those who find escapism in the outdoors. Consider a cozy fleece or a stylish beanie for chilly adventures.

Example: Passenger's organic cotton hoodies are not only comfortable but also eco-friendly. To buy click here.


Get 10% off when you buy through my link here. Passenger Clothing plant currently have a GREEN FRIDAY sale on and will plant 5 trees & protect 1000SQM of rainforest with every order.


Mountain Equipment offers premium quality mountain gear. Gift high-performance items such as a weather-resistant tent, a down-filled sleeping bag or the ultimate waterproof jacket.

Example: The multi-award winning Mountain Equipment Manaslu Gore-Tex pro Waterproof Jacket. To buy click here.


Girl at the Rhinog Fawr trig point giving the peace sign
Wearing the Mountain Equipment Manaslu Waterproof Jacket

Sweaty Betty is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor yoga, or just yoga in general. Consider gifting high-quality yoga leggings or a breathable top.

Example: Sweaty Betty's Power Leggings provide support and flexibility for various yoga poses. To buy click here.


Dope Snow offers trendy ski-wear and gear. Gift a stylish ski jacket or insulated pants for the winter sports enthusiast.

Example: Dope Snow's Blizzard Snowboard Jacket combines style with functionality, keeping you warm on the slopes. To buy click here.


Red Equipment is perfect for water lovers. Consider gifting a durable paddle board or a wetsuit for wild swimming.

Example: The Red Paddle Co. Ride 10'6" inflatable paddle board is versatile and easy to transport. To buy click here.


Endura Sport caters to mountain bikers. Gift durable and comfortable biking shorts or a moisture-wicking jersey.

Example: The Endura Hummvee 3/4 shorts provide comfort and freedom of movement for mountain biking adventures. To buy click here.


Sportsshoes For the runners, Sportsshoes offers specialist footwear for joggers, trail and ultra runners. Gift high-performance trail running shoes for comfort and durability.

Example: Salomon Speedcross 6 Gore-Tex trail running shoes are a popular choice for their traction and stability on varied terrain. To buy click here.


Adventure Experiences

Collect memories not things! Life is too short to waste so why not get your loved ones an experience they'll never forget?! Here are some adventure travel companies that you should check out:


Tinggly Gift the thrill of adventure with a Tinggly experience. Consider options like a hot air balloon ride, a guided hiking tour or even a gift box.

Example: The "Once In A Lifetime Gift Box" offers a wide range of exciting experiences worldwide. To buy click here.


Tinggly are having a HUGE Black Friday Sale with 30% off everything between 24-28th November! So check it out then!


Get Your Guide and Viator provide the gift of choice with gift cards. Recipients can choose from various trips and adventures in the UK or abroad.

Example: A gift card for a guided tour of a historical landmark or a scenic outdoor activity. To buy click here.


Girl at the top of Mount Batur in Bali with views over the mountains
Hiking Mt. Batur in Bali with Get Your Guide

Caledonian Sleeper For train enthusiasts, the Caledonian Sleeper offers a unique travel experience. Gift a sleeper cabin for a memorable journey up to the Scottish Highlands and wake up in adventure heaven.

Example: The Classic Room provides a comfortable and private space during overnight travel. To buy click here.


G adventures specialises in small group bucket-list adventures. Gift an exciting group tour to a destination of their choice.

Example: The "Inca Trail Express" offers a thrilling trek to Machu Picchu in a small group setting. To buy a trip click here.


Outdoor Adventure Girls organises group adventures for women. Gift a membership or a specific adventure tailored for women who love the outdoors. From UK day trips and retreats to holidays abroad.

Example: A weekend hiking retreat designed exclusively for women who love the outdoors. To buy a trip or a gift card click here.


Ticketmaster For the music lovers, Ticketmaster offers tickets to concerts and events. Gift an unforgettable night of live music or entertainment. Example: Tickets to a favourite band's live performance or a comedy show for a night of laughter. To buy tickets click here.



Camping and Outdoor Gear:

Know someone who as all the idea but not the right gear? Gifting loved ones some practical gear they can use while out on outdoor adventures could make their Christmas!


Ordnance Survey provides maps and navigation devices amongst lots of other adventure gear. Gift a personalised map or an engraved compass for a thoughtful touch.

Example: A custom map highlighting a loved one's favourite outdoor destinations. To buy gifts click here.


Using a map and compass from Ordnance Survey to navigate in the mountains
Using a map and compass from Ordnance Survey to navigate in the mountains

Terranova offers gear for year-round wild camping. Consider gifting a lightweight and compact tent for adventurous outdoor stays.

Example: The Terranova Laser Compact 1 tent is a lightweight and weather-resistant option for solo campers. To buy click here.


Go Outdoors is a one-stop-shop for outdoor gear. Gift a comprehensive outdoor equipment set, including essentials like a sturdy tent and camping cookware.

Example: A cooking set for the perfect camping meal experience. To buy click here.


Ocean Bottle offers eco-friendly water bottles. Gift a reusable and sustainable bottle that makes a positive impact on the environment.

Example: The Ocean Bottle with a unique design and a mission to reduce ocean plastic. To buy click here.


Tentbox for the ones who would love the vanlife but will have to make do with a car.

Example: The Tentbox Lite 2.0 for a rooftent adventure like no other! To buy click here.


Use code SUNCHASER for £50 of you Tentbox purchase.


Nature Observation

Some nature lovers out there are simply content with watching and enjoying nature happen around them. They love nothing more than finding out what they are seeing and why. For those here are some ideas of Christmas presents to tickle their fancy:


Beebive make bee saving kits, so when you bump into a bee in need of some help, you have the tools to save it's little life.

Example: A bee revival kit to go on your keyring for times of need. To buy click here.


RSPB provides high-quality binoculars for wildlife observation. Gift a pair with superior optics for birdwatching or enjoying landscapes.

Example: The RSPB HD binoculars with enhanced clarity and brightness. To buy click here.


The Wildlife Community offers resources for plant and wildlife identification. Gift a guidebook or a course for learning about local flora and fauna.

Example: A field guide to local birds or a botanical identification workshop. To buy click here.


NASA for those fascinated by the night sky, NASA's stargazing kits make an excellent gift. Include a telescope or astronomy guide for a complete experience.

Example: The NASA Stargazing Kit with a telescope and celestial maps. To buy click here.


Jessops provides photography equipment for capturing outdoor moments. Gift a high-quality camera or accessories for nature photography.

Example: A DSLR camera with a telephoto lens for capturing wildlife from a distance. To buy click here.


Girl taking a photo using her Canon DSLR on the hills at sunset
Out taking photos with my Canon DSLR from Jessops

Waterstones For readers, Waterstones offers adventure biographies and nature books. Gift a selection of inspiring reads for cozy evenings.

Example: Best-selling adventure biographies, survival handbooks, and van life stories. To buy click here.


National Park Memberships

Want to get someone a gift that just keeps on giving? Then why not buy them an annual membership to outdoor space providers.


National Trust Gift an annual National Trust membership for access to beautiful gardens, historic houses, and stunning landscapes.

Example: Unlimited access to places like Stourhead Gardens, Attingham Park and Cliveden House. To buy click here.


English Heritage membership provides access to historic sites and landmarks across England.

Example: Entrance to Stonehenge, Dover Castle, and other iconic English heritage sites. To buy click here.


Whitby Abbey at sunset
English Heritage Site: Whitby Abbey

National Trust for Scotland This membership grants access to Scotland's historic sites and natural wonders.

Example: Unlimited entry to places like Edinburgh Castle and Glencoe National Nature Reserve. To buy click here.


Organic, natural self care products

Have a bestie who only uses the highest quality natural self care products? Then look no further as here are some of the best products on the market:


Wild Deodorant Gift natural and eco-friendly deodorants from Wild. Consider a subscription for a continuous supply.

Example: Wild's lavender and rose-scented deodorant made from natural ingredients. To buy click here.


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Green People offers organic and cruelty-free skincare products. Gift a skincare set with natural cleansers and moisturisers.

Example: Green People's Age Defy+ range for anti-aging skincare. To buy click here.


OneNine5 provides sustainable and travel-friendly self-care products. Gift a toiletry bag or a set of eco-conscious toiletries.

Example: The OneNine5 Travel Wash Bag with reusable and refillable containers. To buy click here.


Food and Drink

Who doesn't love snacks or a tipple at Christmas time! Why not make your loved ones Adventurers need to keep fuelled and hydrated...


Truestart Coffee offers high-quality coffee for fueling outdoor adventures. Gift a selection of specialty coffee blends or a coffee subscription.

Example: Truestart's Performance Coffee for an energy boost before outdoor activities. To buy click here.


Get a MASSIVE 50% your order using code CAPTAIN50


A Truestart Cold Brew Coffee on Crib Goch, Snowdonia
A Truestart Cold Brew Coffee

Isle Of Wight Distillery For those who enjoy a tipple, gift artisanal spirits from the Isle of Wight Distillery.

Example: Mermaid Gin, Vodka, or Whiskey for a unique and locally crafted experience. To buy click here.


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Fuel 10K provides nutritious and convenient breakfast options for active individuals. Gift a variety pack of protein-packed breakfast items.

Example: Fuel 10K's Protein Porridge for a quick and sustaining breakfast. To buy click here.


Base Camp Food offers a selection of dehydrated meals for outdoor enthusiasts. Gift a variety pack of lightweight and easy-to-prepare meals.

Example: Base Camp Food's range of pasta, curry, and breakfast options. To buy click here.


So there you have it, the ultimate Christmas gift guide for outdoor lovers! Choosing the perfect gift for someone who adores the great outdoors or has a passion for travel is a chance to contribute to their pursuit of meaningful experiences and fuel their interests. Whether it's equipment for their upcoming adventure, tools for exploring nature, educational materials, or snacks to keep them energised, the considerate intention of your gift will be valued as they continue to explore outdoors and embrace the beauty of nature.


Thank you for reading and as always, if you have any questions, thoughts or feedback please leave these in the comments section below. I'd LOVE to know what gifts you're getting the outdoor lovers in your life for Christmas this year.


If you’ve enjoyed this post, or fancy one of the gifts in it, low key hint by sending it to your friends and/or family!


Merry Christmas and Happy Gift Buying!!


Janire xo


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saggypack fpv
Dec 30, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Love this blog I have so many more place I can visit now 🙌🏻

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Guest
Dec 06, 2023
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There's some wonderful gifts on here - a great list! I'd be happy with all of these and I love the idea of gifting a National Trust membership.

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Janire
Janire
Dec 07, 2023
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Oh thank you! Glad you like it! HAHA me too!! It's great to gift experiences over things i think! 😃

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Guest
Nov 22, 2023
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

What an array of gifts! some wonderful ideas here

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Janire
Janire
Dec 07, 2023
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So glad you think so! Will you be purchasing someone an outdoorsy adventure present for Christmas? 🌲

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Guest
Nov 20, 2023
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I LOVE this! SOOOO many great gift ideas! Definitely like the idea of gifting experiences over things!!

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Janire
Janire
Dec 07, 2023
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HAHA! Yes i think so too!! Collect memories, not things and all that 😁

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