Looking For Outdoorsy Gifts? 15 Ideas for The Outdoors Man or Woman in Your Life

by Kara Parker
15 Gift Ideas For Outdoorsman

Are you in search of the perfect gift for the outdoorsman or woman in your life or gifts for someone who hikes?  To help you out, we have gathered 15 gift ideas for outdoorsmen, as well as a guide for what features to keep an eye out for! If they enjoy fishing, these gifts for fishermen may be the spot for you.

For those of us who aren’t as keen on survival in the outdoors and roughing it out in the woods, it’s not easy to figure out exactly what those who do enjoy the outdoors might be able to use.

Features That Make Good Gift Ideas For Outdoorsmen


Someone who spends a lot of time outdoors will need tools that can handle to wilder, rougher, more intense world out there. This means the items you choose to buy your giftee should be rugged, and preferably have plenty of resistance to the elements.

Water, dirt, skid, and shock resistance are all ideal in a gift for an outdoorsman, but sturdiness is the most important. No one wants a gift that breaks on its first day of use!

Size and Weight

When someone goes outdoors into the wild, they aren’t bringing their entire home along with them. They have to pack light so they can bring the most items possible to fill all their needs. Opt for lightweight, compact presents that can fit easily into a backpack and won’t drag them down.


An outdoorsman doesn’t want to have to bring five separate tools for five separate purposes. A single tool that can provide many different purposes is much better since this means it takes up less space in their cramped bag and can do a lot all at once.


It can get dangerous out there in the wild woods. Opt for gifts that are safe and easy to use, or that can amplify the safety of the user. This will show the outdoorsman in your life that you care about them, and it’s a very thoughtful method of gift-giving!


What does your giftee do outdoors? Do they go camping or hiking? Do they hunt or fish? Perhaps they like to boat or kayak? Or maybe they like going off-road in vehicles or bicycles? Make sure you purchase a gift that relates to the recipient’s specific hobbies. This will show that you put thought into the present and will be something the giftee can truly use!

The Outdoors Magazine Top 15 Gift Ideas For Outdoorsmen

1. LEATHERMAN Wingman Multitool

LEATHERMAN, Wingman Multitool with Spring-Action Pliers and Scissors, Stainless Steel with Nylon Sheath
  • ONE OF OUR BEST: A classic, designed and assembled with premium materials; The Wingman is your go-to tool for projects around the house, on the job or at the campsite
  • 14 TOOLS IN 1: Equipped with 14 tools to handle almost anything: knife, pliers, screwdrivers, wire cutters, a wire stripper, scissors, a package opener, bottle and can openers, a file and a ruler
  • OUR GUARANTEE: We’re proud to stand behind every product that leaves our factory in Portland, Oregon; That’s why we offer our 25-year warranty, so you can be confident your Leatherman lasts a...
  • ONE-HAND OPENING: Open all the tools with one hand, even the ones that aren't accessible from the outside; And with a locking blade, you can cut with confidence
  • ALWAYS ON HAND: With its compact size, lightweight design and removable pocket clip, your Wingman is always within reach and ready to work

The LEATHERMAN Wingman Multitool contains 14 highly useful devices all in one. It packs an impressive punch with screwdrivers, a knife, wire cutters, and strippers can and bottle openers, pliers, scissors, and much, much more.

This multitool can be easily wielded with just one hand, and a locking blade feature ensures safety and reliability as each tool is being used. It is compact, lightweight, and even comes with a pocket clip that is removable for convenience. On top of everything else, it has a 25-year limited warranty. If they are campers, here are more gifts geared toward campers.

2. Leader Accessories Heavy Duty Vinyl Waterproof Dry Bag

Leader Accessories New Waterproof PVC Dry Bag for Boating, Kayaking, Fishing, Rafting, Swimming, and Camping (Orange, 5L)
  • ULTIMSTE HEAVY DUTY VINYL DRY BAG: Heavy duty vinyl polyester trilaminate construction with durable materials for enough usage, high frequency welded seams, durable, wipe clean and easy to store away.
  • 100% WATERPROOF: Our dry bags are suitable for quick sumbersion, while you are kayaking, travelling, boating, while water rafting, camping, hiking, hunting, skiing, snowboarding, our dry bags will...
  • ADJUSTABLE SHOULDER STRAPS: 5L/10L/15L/ 20L dry bags come with a single shoulder strap that is adjustable, you can adjust the length of you need. 30L dry bags have two adjustable straps that can be...
  • FIVE COLORS AND SEVEN SIZES: Black/Green/Blue/Orange/Yellow , 5L/10L/15L/20L/30L/40L/55L.
  • IPX8 CERTIFIED WATERPROOF PHONE CASE: Come with a 7"x 4" waterproof phone case, it features a very simple snap and lock access that has dual-sided clear windows that allow to use your smart phone...

The Leader Accessories Heavy Duty Vinyl Waterproof Dry Bag is made from a highly durable and sturdy vinyl polyester trilaminate, sewn with high frequency welded seams. It is dirt, sand, and dust-resistant and completely waterproof. It can even be quickly submerged in water without the contents becoming damaged.

This waterproof dry bag is quick to clean and store, and it has an adjustable shoulder strap for easy carrying. It is available in seven sizes and colors, and there is a 30-day money back guarantee.

3. How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere

How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere
  • Hardcover Book
  • Angier, Bradford (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 320 Pages - 11/01/2001 (Publication Date) - Black Dog & Leventhal (Publisher)

How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere is an essential guide for those who enjoy journeying into the great outdoors and beyond. It is a classic, practical resource renowned by many outdoorsmen and is written by an expert on wilderness living Branford Angier.

This book contains information on sustenance, orientation, warmth, and safety, and is chock full of advice and handy illustrations. It’s the perfect gift for the budding outdoorsman, or for the experienced wilderness trekker who values a good information collection. If they really get into it, here are some gifts for survivalists.

4. YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid

YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid (Stainless Steel)
  • With the YETI Rambler 20 oz. Tumbler, your beverages will stay ice cold or piping hot longer
  • We over-engineered these double-wall insulated tumblers with an 18/8 stainless steel body, which means your drink still keeps its temperature no matter how much of a beating this cup takes
  • They’re BPA-free (obviously), have a No Sweat Design to make sure your hands stay dry, and are dishwasher-safe
  • Its crystal-clear dishwasher safe shatter resistant lid lets you check your drink status in a flash. Refill, anyone?
  • The YETI 20 oz Rambler Tumbler stands 6 7/8 in high and has a lip diameter of 3 1/2 in. All YETI Tumblers are sized to fit in standard sized cup holders

The YETI Rambler 20 oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Tumbler with Lid is made from 18/8 stainless steel and is designed to keep beverages perfectly piping hot or impressively ice cold for as long as possible. It has a double wall that improves its insulation properties and is shatter-resistant.

This insulated tumbler is completely safe for dishwasher cleaning, does not get condensation, and is BPA free for safe, convenient drinking. It can easily fit most cup holders, too.

5. Marmot PreCip Jacket

MARMOT Men's PreCip Rain Jacket - Bright Lime, Small
  • PitZips | pockets Pack
  • Attached adjustable hood, in the user's collar Rollt | DriClime lined chin guard
  • Stopft in your own bag | adjustable velcro craftsman cuffs Elasticated & Drawstring Waist

The Marmot PreCip Jacket is made from pure nylon and is designed for all sorts of backcountry excursions, travel endeavors, and backpacking adventures. It has adjustable cuffs and an adjustable hem as well as a roll-up hood that is easy to use and pull on.

This jacket is made with Angel-Wing Movement technology, which allows wearers to maintain a full range of motion in their arms. It also makes use of Dry Touch technology, which ensures waterproof companies that will keep any user warm and dry. This jacket is available in lots of different sizes and colors.

6. Esky Solar Weather Emergency Hand Crank Radio

Esky Emergency Hand Crank Radio with 3 LED Flashlight, AM/FM/NOAA Portable Weather Radio with 2000mAh Power Bank Phone Charger, Solar Powered USB Charged Radio for Indoor Outdoor Camping, SOS Alarm
  • 3 Charging Modes: No electricity? No worries. Thanks to its 3 charging methods, the emergency hand crank radio is always ready to go! The powerful 2000mAh battery can be charged via a USB cable, the...
  • 2000mah Power Bank: A dead phone can be life- threatening. Don't let your phone die when you need it most. Simply plug your phone or other small electronics into the USB port of this 2000mAh emergency...
  • A Survival Tool: Hurricanes, tornadoes, rainstorms, fires, and more--the Esky emergency alert radio will be a great survival gear and supply. It's a weather radio, power bank, emergency flashlight and...
  • Ultra Bright Light: Don't let the dark get you down. The 140 lumen built-in 3-LED emergency flash light will cut through the darkness and maximize visibility
  • Portable & Lightweight: This lightweight AM/FM/NOAA solar crank radio is a hassle-free way to listen to important weather or news updates. Keep the portable radio in your trunk, your suitcase, or...

The Esky Solar Weather Emergency Hand Crank Radio is a highly versatile device. It doesn’t just serve as a convenient radio for weather channel surveillance, AM, FM, and NOAA radio channel surfing, and emergency use.

It also has USB ports that can be used to charge mobile devices and are equipped with a 140 Lumens flashlight.

This hand crank radio can be charged in three ways: via USB docs, through the manual hand crank, or in broad daylight with its built-in solar panel. It is extremely lightweight and small enough to be slipped into a pocket and includes a lanyard that allows hands-free carrying.

On top of all that, it is resistant to water damage while being heavily durable.

7. Alone in the Wilderness 2 DVD Package

Alone in the Wilderness 2 DVD Package
  • 2 dvds part 1 and part 2 Dick Proenneke living "ALONE IN THE WILDERNESS"

Most outdoorsmen know the tale of Richard Proenneke, the amazing wilderness adventurer who spent many years of his life in a remote corner of Alaska, where he built himself a log cabin completely by hand and lived off nothing but the wilderness. The Alone in the Wilderness 2 DVD Package contains this incredible story, straight from the man himself.

This DVD package has both parts 1 and 2 of Dick Proenneke’s amazing tale, and it’s the kind of gift that will touch any outdoorsman’s heart.

8. Cold Steel 9733 80PGTK GI Tanto 7″ Carbon Survival Knife

Cold Steel QEONIX Cold Steel 9733 80PGTK GI Tanto 7' Carbon, Black
  • High Carbon
  • Secure-Ex Sheath
  • Tactical knife with broad seven-inch Tanto point blade and Secure-Ex sheath
  • 1055 carbon steel blade with hard spring temper and black rust-resistant finish
  • Integral quillon guard and polypropylene handle scales

The Cold Steel 9733 80PGTK GI Tanto 7″ Carbon Survival Knife features a 7-inch long Tanto point blade and a  special Secure-Ex sheath for safe storage. Its blade is forged from 1055 carbon steel and makes use of a black finish that is resistant to rust damage.

This survival knife is versatile and well-balanced with a good amount of weight to it, making it great for throwing or converting into a war club or a spear. It has an integral quillon guard and its handle is decorated with polypropylene scales for a more secure grip.

9. ALPS Mountaineering Felis 2-Person Tent

ALPS Mountaineering Felis 2-Person Tent, Recycled Materials
  • Free-standing two-pole design with aluminum poles and made with recycled fabrics
  • Shorter packing length makes it perfect for smaller packs and panniers; Side release buckles allow the compression sack to be attached to handlebars, canoe seats, and backpacks
  • Easy assembly with pole clips that quickly snap over the tent poles; Weatherproof fly buckles on for maximum adjustability and protection
  • Half mesh walls provide great ventilation; Vestibules offer weather protection and gear storage; Mesh storage pockets, gear loft, 7075 aluminum stakes and guy ropes included
  • Base size: 7'6" x 5'; Packed size: 6" x 20"; Minimum Weight: 5 lbs. 1 oz.; Total Weight: 5 lbs. 12 oz.

The ALPS Mountaineering Felis 2-Person Tent is considered great by many campers due to its combination of features and design. Some of the key features that make the Felis tent a great choice include:

  1. Ease of Set-up: The tent is designed for quick and easy set-up, making it a great choice for those who don’t want to spend a lot of time setting up camp.
  2. Durability: The tent is made from high-quality materials and is designed to withstand the wear and tear of outdoor use, ensuring that it will last for many camping trips to come.
  3. Space: The Felis tent is a two-person tent that provides ample room for two people to sleep comfortably, along with extra space for gear.
  4. Ventilation: The tent features multiple mesh windows and vents that allow for plenty of air circulation, helping to keep you cool and comfortable on warm nights.
  5. Affordable: Despite its high-quality construction and features, the ALPS Mountaineering Felis 2-Person Tent is relatively affordable compared to other high-end camping tents, making it a great value for those on a budget.

Overall, the ALPS Mountaineering Felis 2-Person Tent is a great choice for those who want a tent that is easy to set up, durable, spacious, well-ventilated, and affordable.

10. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness, 1 Pack, Blue
  • Removes Bacteria & Parasites: The Microfiltration Membrane Removes 99.999999% Of Waterborne Bacteria (Including E. Coli And Salmonella), And 99.999% Of Waterborne Parasites (Including Giardia And...
  • Removes Microplastics: Removes The Smallest Microplastics Found In The Environment (Down To 1 Micron), And Reduces Turbidity Down To 0.2 Microns
  • Rigorous Testing: All Claims Are Verified With Laboratories Using Standard Testing Protocols Set By The Us Epa, Nsf, Astm For Water Purifiers
  • Long Lifetime: The Microbiological Filter Will Provide 4,000 Liters (1,000 Gallons) Of Clean And Safe Drinking Water With Proper Use And Maintenance
  • Make An Impact: For Every Lifestraw Product Purchased, A School Child In Need Receives Safe Drinking Water For An Entire School Year.Bpa Free Materials

The  LifeStraw Personal Water Filter for Hiking, Camping, Travel, and Emergency Preparedness is an award-winning device designed to be used on the water from rivers, lakes, and other sources. Its filtration claims are backed and verified by countless laboratories, and it’s an essential tool for outdoorsmen who may find themselves in places without clean water.

The LifeStraw is fitted with a microfiltration membrane that removes 99.999% of parasites in water and a whopping 99.999999% of bacteria in water! It also removes even the tiniest of microplastics, bringing the turbidity of the water in question to a mere 0.2 microns. It is very durable and can filter 1,000 gallons of water in its lifetime. Plus, one purchase of a LifeStraw provides clean, safe drinking water to a school child for one whole school year!

11. Kelty Asher Backpack

Kelty Asher Day Hiking Pack, 18-85 Liter Capacity, Hiking, Backpacking, Travel Pack, Internal Frame 2023 Model (65L Beluga)
  • KELTY’S NAMESAKE: Dick Asher, Kelty’s founder, was a hell of a guy – a backpack bearing his name has a lot to live up to. The Asher Pack delivers with an entry level price coupled with trusted...
  • ENTRY LEVEL PRICE EXPERT LEVEL SPECS: hydration compatible, loadlifters, sleeping bag compartment, advanced perimeter frame w/ aluminum stay: All the specs you would expect from a pack at double the...
  • TAILORED FIT: A hiker’s dream, the All new Asher features Fit Pro technology, providing a quick and customized torso fit for each user. Fit pro can be adjusted on the fly with ease, when shedding...
  • AMP FLOW: Sweaty backs? Not here. The Amp Flow ventilated back panel will keep you cool and dry on long jaunts in the wild. Aluminum Stay in the external frame keeps your load secure and balanced, for...
  • NITTY GRITTY (65L Pack) Torso Length: 15.5-21in, Weight: 3lb 5oz, Dims: 30x14x15in, Optimal Carry Weight Range: 30-50lbs.

The Kelty Asher Backpack is considered great by many backpackers and hikers due to its combination of features and design. Some of the key features that make the Kelty Asher backpack a great choice include:

  1. Comfort: The Asher backpack features comfortable shoulder straps and a padded back panel that make it comfortable to wear even when loaded with heavy gear.
  2. Durability: The backpack is made from high-quality materials and is designed to withstand the wear and tear of outdoor use.
  3. Storage: The Asher backpack offers ample storage space, including a large main compartment and multiple smaller pockets that allow you to easily organize your gear.
  4. Versatility: The Asher backpack is suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities, from day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips.
  5. Affordable: Despite its high-quality construction and features, the Kelty Asher backpack is relatively affordable compared to other high-end backpacks, making it a great value for those on a budget.

Overall, the Kelty Asher Backpack is a great choice for those who want a backpack that is comfortable, durable, versatile, and affordable.

12. Pendleton Yakima Thick Warm Wool Camp Blanket

Pendleton Yakima Camp Thick Warm Wool Indoor Outdoor Striped Throw Blanket, Mineral Umber, Twin Size
  • QUALITY MATERIALS: Woven of pure virgin wool in our American mills for years of outstanding comfort.
  • INDOORS or OUTDOORS: Sleep soundly indoors or out with our bestselling camp blankets that keep you warm and cozy in all weather conditions.
  • CARE: For best results, dry clean to help maintain fabric quality.
  • INSPIRATION: They're modeled after the ombré stripe blankets cowboys made camp with at the end of a long day on the range. You too will relax after a long day with these comforting blankets.
  • CLASSIC DESIGN: With rich colored fabric and minimalist stripes, these blankets withstand the test of time and go with any décor.

The Pendleton Yakima Thick Warm Wool Camp Blanket is made from pure, deliciously soft virgin wool made in Australia. It is designed for paramount comfort and warmth in all possible weather conditions.

These blankets pack compactly and are for both outdoor and indoor use, so your giftee can even use it right at home. It’s relaxing, made with rich fabric, and is long-lasting and durable. Dry cleaning is recommended, so it may not be convenient as most camping blankets, but it’s fantastic for a classy outdoorsman.

13. Winner Outfitters Double Camping Hammock

The Winner Outfitters Double Camping Hammock is a great, comfortable item for any outdoorsman. It can support a maximum of 500 lbs in weight and is wide enough to comfortably fit two people will room the spare! It is made from 210T nylon parachute fabric that is strong, sturdy, and extremely resilient.

This double camping hammock can be set up quickly within just 3 minutes, and all items needed to hang it up are provided. It also has a money-back guarantee policy with no questions asked!

14. Gold Armour Camping Cookware Mess Kit

Gold Armour 17 Pieces Camping Cookware Mess Kit Backpacking Hiking Outdoors Gear - Lightweight Cookset, Compact, Durable Pot Pan Bowls, Essential Camping Accessories Equipment Gear (Blue)
  • BUILT TO LAST! HIGHEST QUALITY/EASY CLEAN CAMPING COOKWARE: Hard anodized aluminum pot and frying pan make it non-stick ,easy to clean.
  • BEST PRICE/BEST VALUE: 17pcs camping cookware accessories set includes FOLDING STAINLESS STEEL SPORK + SPOON + FORK + KNIFE + MINI STOVE WITH PIEZO IGNITION + Hard Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Pot (1...
  • PERFECT GIFT for FAMILY and FRIENDS: #1 and Most Complete Outdoor Cooking Set - Great for Backpacking Gear & Camping Backpack and Hiking Picnic for anyone looking for a high quality, great value...
  • SPACE SAVING/EASY TO CARRY: All the objects in this outdoor camping cookware set can be stored together in a mesh bag for space saving and convenient carry.

The Gold Armour Camping Cookware Mess Kit consists of incredibly high-quality cookware and dining ware that is perfect for outdoor adventures. They fold together into one compact set that saves space, so it is easy to carry around and bring along. All pans are non-stick, and every single item in it is BPA-free and very easy to clean!

These sets come in different colors and sizes, so you can choose the one that works best for your giftee. Plus, they all come with 100% satisfaction guarantees and a 10-year warranty.

15. SmartWool Men’s Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks

Smartwool Women's Ski Skication Print Zero Cushion Merino Wool Over The Calf Socks, Neptune Blue, Medium
  • HIGH-PERFORMANCE SKI SOCK. Get more out of your ski season—these socks feature a bright and playful print perfect for the slopes and body-mapped mesh zones for added breathability. Make your mark on...
  • ZERO CUSHION. Made with a minimal layer between your foot and shoe, these low profile wool hiking socks for women are ideal when you need a snug fit without any extra bulk.
  • OVER THE CALF SOCKS. Featuring a tall, over the calf crew fit that prevents chafing from your boots, these versatile socks can be worn throughout all seasons and are the perfect pair for high top...
  • WHY MERINO WOOL? Thinner and softer than regular wool, it's easy to wear next to skin. Each fiber transports sweat away as a vapor, wicks moisture (we tested it ourselves) and regulates body...
  • FUNCTIONAL FEATURES. Go far, feel good with thoughtful tech to keep you skiing comfortably — our 4 Degree Elite Fit System delivers a dialed-in, performance-oriented fit while Indestructawool tech...

The SmartWool Men’s Mountaineering Extra Heavy Crew Socks are knit socks made in the United States. They are comprised of 74% Merino wool, 25% nylon, and just 1% elastane, with a flat knit toe seam and a durable make.

These crew socks have arch and ankle braces thanks to a SmartWool Fit System that ensures a close and highly secure fit around the feet and lower legs. It even has extra warmth and impact absorption properties, making it great for mountaineering and other high-impact activities.

Wrap Up

The outdoors brunch is a passionate group of people who love being out in the open. This year give them something special that will enhance their outdoor experience and create memories for years to come. If they are more of a prepper, here is a great list of gifts for preppers.

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