When looking for gifts for the woman who loves to be outdoors it’s best to stick to convenient and thoughtful gifts that will help her in her future adventures. This is a person who loves to be outside, wether it’s high up in the mountains, near the ocean or hiking through a forest.
As long as she can be outside or plan her next trip to the great outdoors, she’s happy.
This guide features some of the best and most original gifts for the outdoor lovers and will be divided into different categories: gifts for hikers, road trippers, photographers and to dream of future and past travels.
Wether you’re looking for a birthday or a holiday gift this gift guide will help you find that perfect gift for that special someone!
43 Best And Original Gifts For The Outdoor Woman: Gifts For Hiking, Camping, Road Trips and Photography
For this gift guide I will focus on items that I either already own myself or that I think would be an excellent addition for any woman that loves to be outdoors.
The Best Gifts to Dream of Future and Past Travels
This is the perfect gift for anyone who’s dreaming of a road trip through the USA and visit some of the National Parks. Renee Hahnel is one of my favourite photographers and together with her husband she visited all of the National Parks in the USA and wrote Roaming America. This book combines breathtaking imagery, useful planning information for each national park, suggested itineraries, best-of recommendations, and more…
Forever Wandering is the first book by photographer Emilie Ristevski, also known as @helloemilie. She invites you on a journey through her lens with a collection of otherworldly landscapes and photographic studies of the delicate ecosystems that make our planet unique. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves to dream away with beautiful travel photos.
Wooden World Map
This is the perfect gift for everyone who loves to travel a lot! This wooden world map can be attached to any wall with double sided tape and comes in different sizes. They can use push pins to showcase the countries they’ve already visited!
A Travel Journal
A Travel Journal is a really fun gift for anyone who loves to document their travels. Wether they take it with them on their trips or fill it in after they come back. It’s an amazing gift cause you always forget the little details that make a trip that extra memorable. Months later they can read all about their trip and relive every moment.
I have this exact same travel journal and love to take it with me on my trips!
100 Hikes of a Lifetime: The World’s Ultimate Scenic Trails
Another wonderful book to gif to a woman who loves to go hiking! This book holds the ultimate hiker’s bucket list, from the celebrated Appalachian Trail to Micronesia’s off-the-beaten-path Six Waterfalls Hike. 100 Hikes of a Lifetime is a stunning coffee table book and includes incredible photography and there are trails for everyone included!
Outdoor Coffee Mug
Chances are high that your outdoorsy friend will drink a couple cups of coffee during one of her adventures. Early mornings are always the most beautiful in the mountain so this gift can be used on a road trip, a hiking adventure or at home! These Outdoor Coffee Mugs also make for a great photography prop!
The Road Trip Book: 1001 Drives of a Lifetime
This is the perfect book for anyone who needs some inspiration for their next adventure on the road! The Road Trip Book is an indispensable guide to the most beautiful, breathtaking, extraordinary, and fun road trips the world has to offer. Each entry provides information about distance, start and finish points, road surfaces, must-see stop-offs, detours, and other details to plan an unforgettable trip.
Best Gifts for Women who Love to Hike
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a friend who loves to go hiking you might want to focus on convenience! Nothing will make them happier than new gear to help them have even bigger and better adventures in the great outdoors!
LEKI Trekking Poles
The women’s Leki Micro Vario Carbon is one of the most comfortable trekking poles for women. They feature awesome grips, excellent locking mechanisms, and they’re fairly lightweight to boot. On top of that they are super easy to pack and can be folded really small. Both the foam grips and wrist straps are some of the most comfortable to use barehanded.
Fjällräven Kaipak 38
The Kaipak 38 is a simple, robust trekking backpack for day trips and shorter overnight treks, all year round. The durable fabric gives a timeless impression and can be waxed with Greenland Wax for extra resistance against moisture and wear. The carrying system has a fixed back length and is stable and substantial for the backpack’s size.
Pendleton Cable Hat
A good and warm hat can be such a lifesaver when you go hiking in the colder months. The Pendleton Cable Hat is one of my favourite hats (I am a sucker for pom poms) and I’ll probably buy it myself in a couple of more colours for my next trip.
Petzl Actik Core Headlamp
Chances are high that when your friend loves hiking in the mountain that they’ll want to catch the sunrise or sunset on top of the mountain. The Petzl Actik Core Headlamp helps them do this in a safe way and with a clear vision! The headlamp is rechargeable and can go up to 160 hours so you don’t need to worry about it losing battery mid hike!
Ray-Ban Women’s Erika Polarized Sunglasses
If you’ve followed my adventures in the Dolomites then you know this item is a necessity. These are the exact same sunglasses that I now use when I am out hiking on a bright day and when there’s snow on the ground! On my trip in the Dolomites I wasn’t wearing proper sunglasses and the cornea of both my eyes got seriously inflamed and I had blurred vision for over a week. I’ve been extremely lucky that the damage wasn’t more severe.
The Ray-Ban Women’s Erika Polarized Sunglasses will protect your or your friends eyes on their next adventure in the great outdoors!
MoKo Ice Cleats
The MoKo Ice Cleats are the perfect crampons for your friend who loves an outdoor adventure in the Winter! These Ice Cleats will prevent you from sliding down when the ground is covered in snow and ice. I have used a pair like these when I was in Iceland two years ago and wish I had packed them for my last trip to the Dolomites. I could have avoided a lot of bruises on my behind.
BUILT Perfect Seal Water Bottle
A good water bottle is the perfect accessory and gift if your friend loves to go hiking! We all must do our part to avoid using plastic and the BUILT water bottle does just that. It keeps drinks cool for 24 hours and warm for 12 hours!
Bose Noise Cancelling Headphone
When I am outdoors and I am traveling alone I love listening to music! Especially if I am going on a hike I love taking my Bose Headphones with me so I can listen to some upbeat music to keep me motivated. There’s nothing like climbing up those last hundred meters and blasting the “It’s the final countdooooown” in your ears ;).
Danner Mountain Light Hiking Boots
For the past year I have pretty much lived in these hiking boots and I LOVE them. When I first saw the Danner Mountain Light Hiking boots I thought they looked so stylish and now I can say that they are comfortable as well! They are perfect for hiking in the mountains and it’s one of those items that honestly just makes the perfect Christmas present for yourself! I normally have a size 38 and do so as well in these boots!
Care Plus Kit First Aid Compact
On our trip to the Dolomites we discovered first hand how important it is to have a first aid kit with you! If you hurt yourself on top of a mountain you don’t want to wait until you’re all the way back down to take care of it. This Care Plus Kit First Aid Compact fits in your backpack and will help ensure your safety while hiking!
If you’re up in the mountain for a couple of days you want to be able to stay connected! And we all now the lifespan of the average phone is around 12 hours… This Xtorm Powerbank can charge up to 4 devices at once and it comes with a built in flashlight!
Fitbit Inspire HR
The FitBit Wristband is perfect for keeping track of activity levels, getting motivated, and doing it while wearing a cute and colorful watch too. Fitbits are very popular so you might want to check that your gift receiver doesn’t already have one of these.
Garmin InReach Mini
This little handheld device keeps you safe on backcountry expeditions by tracking your location, providing 2-way texting, and sending out SOS signals should things go wrong. For me, a Garmin Mini 2-Way Satellite Communicator is a must to keep you safe and your loved ones at ease. If you want some peace of mind, this is one of the best gifts for the outdoor lover and adventurer.
Best Gifts for Women who Love to go on a Road Trip
Lack of Color Fedora
In my opinion you can never go wrong with a beautiful fedora hat and I love the ones from Lack of Color! They’re sturdy, stylish and super comfortable!
Fjällräven Övik Nordic Sweater
Fjällräven is one of my go to brands when it comes to outdoor adventures and this sweater might be my favourite so far! The Övik Nordic sweater comes in different colours and is the perfect staple during those colder days outdoors!
One item that I always have in my car on a road trip is a warm carry along blanket. This Pendleton blanket even has a leather handle which makes it super easy to carry it with you. I use mine as a blanket if I want to take a nap in my car, for pick nicks or simply to warm myself if it’s still cold outside.
Barebones Forest Light
This Barebones Forest Light is on my own Christmas wish list as well! It’s perfect for when you go car camping and emits a beautiful yellow light. I’ll probably end up using it as a photography prop as well!
These battery driven Fairy Lights are perfect to make your car or camper even ore cozy! They’re perfect to add that little bit of extra light in the evening and when you don’t want to use the cars batttery!
Kindred Spirits Lammy Boots
To be fair I can’t even imagine life without my Kindred Spirits Lammy Boots. They are the most comfortable boots I ever owned and they are made of handmade leather, an original Kilim rug and fully lined with lammy wool inside. I went 1 size up for these boots! During the entire month of December Kindred Spirits also has an incredible offer! If you buy 1 pair of boots you either get a saddle bag for free or an XL Kilim rug!
Berliner Bags Leather Backpack
This Berliner Bags Leather Backpack is perfect to take with you on a road trip and is made of vegan leather! You can take it with you into the city or on a shorter day hike and has small inside pockets to store your keys and phone. The outside pocket is then again perfect to store items such as your passport or a book.
Patagonia Fjord Flanel Shirt
You can never go wrong with a flanel shirt on a road trip and these from Patagonia come in 4 different colours! Wear them open over a t-shirt during the shoulder seasons or buttoned up with a jacket during Winter!
Eagly Creek Trolley
When you’re going on a road trip you want to pack as functionally and efficiently as possible! This Eagly Creek trolley is perfect for a 2 week road trip and the internal compression bands keep everything neat and organised.
Fujifilm Instax Mini
The Fujifilm Instax Mini is the perfect travel companion cause lets be honest, printing a photo is just way more fun than just having it on your phone. And if you combine this gift with a travel journal your special someone will be super happy!
Aigle Cessac Lady Womens Wellington Boots
These Aigle Boots are perfect to go out and explore on a rainy day! No matter how muddy or how wet your feet will always remain dry!
This is the perfect accessory to bring with you on a road trip and when out hiking! You can simply tie the Camping Hammock between the trees and you have your very own resting space!
The Best Gifts for Outdoor Photography Lovers
Fjällräven Kanken Back Pack
If your special someone loves to take her photography gear with them on a trip they’ll be really happy with this gift! The Fjällräven Kanken Back Pack is the perfect back pack to take with you on short day trips. When combined with the Kanken photography inserts you can create a beautiful and efficient camera bag.
Fjällräven Kanken Photography Insert Small
Transform your Kånken into a camera backpack with this smart camera insert with protective foam padding. The Fjällräven Kanken Photography Insert has a flexible layout inside with movable, padded dividers for camera, extra lenses and other equipment.
Fjällräven Kanken Photography Insert Large
Before I had the Fjällräven Kanken Photography Insert I simply put all of my photography gear all together in my back pack. My camera body and 3 lenses would all be on top of one another and sometimes even joined by my drone. It would often happen that a lens cap got loose while hiking and of course this can damage your lenses pretty badly. I myself can’t imagine traveling without this photography insert anymore!
MegaGear Torres Camera Bag
This is the perfect gift if your friend is looking for a camera bag that has the look and feel of a stylish messenger bag. The MegaGear Torres Camera Bag comes with an adjustable leather strap and a removable camera insert. It’s reminiscent of a vintage Coach bag, not the clunky nylon numbers you might typically associate with camera bags.
Seagate Backup Plus 2TB External Hard Drive
If you want to give the gift of peace of mind, nothing says safe and secure files like an external hard drive. External hard drives are one of the least exciting things to spend money on, but they’re also one of the most essential! And it’s honestly an investment I have to make myself as well! The Seagate Backup Plus 2TB External Hard Drive has some excellent reviews and I would only want the very best to keep my photos safe!
The Lensball is a fan favorite when it comes to gift ideas for photographers. It’s a crystal ball that allows you to capture ultra wide-angle photographs and will take your photography to the next level.
Camkix Camera Cleaning Kit
This Camera Cleaning Kit is one of the most practical gifts you can give a photography lover! And they’ll love you for it cause clean lenses lead to clean images and a happy photographer!
Owning your very own LED Ringlight is the latest hype especially when you’re taking self portraits. This one comes with 3 different light colours and the brightness has 11 different modes. They can also use this ringlight for recording professional looking videos, live streaming, online teaching,…
Full Moon Lamp
The Full Moon Lamp is another one of those gifts that I’ll probable end up gifting to myself! I love how creative you can get with it and how it can give another dimension to your photos!
Barts TOUCH Photography Gloves
These photography gloves by Barts have been an absolute lifesaver so far! I can easily use both my camera and my phone their touchscreen without having to take them off!
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