It’s officially gift-giving season, which means you’re probably looking for gift ideas for all the people in your life. Whether it’s for him, for her, for the traveler in your life, or you need some inexpensive gifts, we at CNN Underscored have a great guide.
If you know someone who is totally obsessed with nature, it can be hard to find the perfect gift. That’s why we’ve compiled our favorite products to keep any hiker, camper, climber, kayaker, or any other type of adventurer happy. If you need more ideas, check out our REI gift guide.
Yeti’s new water bottle is sure to be a hit gift this holiday season. Instead of another bulky insulated metal bottle, the brand’s latest release is a lightweight, BPA-free plastic water bottle that’s still incredibly durable.
The Teva ReEmber Slipper has been one of our favorite gifts for years, but this holiday season Teva released a new version, the Teva ReEmber Terrain. The shoe has a thicker, more supportive sole and more traction on the bottom so you’ll feel more secure walking around camp. We’ve been trying on a pair for ourselves and love the updated sole. However, these new slippers don’t have a heel, so they slip off easily. We also found that the Terrain slippers run large, so you may want to order a size down.
If you know someone who keeps forgetting to drink, get them this Yeti insulated can. It uses the brand’s double-wall vacuum insulation to keep your drinks cold for hours.
It’s no secret that whiskey glasses and pints of beer are a passing gift. However, we still think you should consider North Drinkware’s glasses because they’re just too cool. The bottom of each glass has a 3D molded bottom of a real mountain.
When the weather turns cold and you can’t go camping, one of the things you probably miss the most is sitting around the fire cooking morels. While it’s not as good as the real thing, this mini fireplace is a great way to bring a little outdoor flavor indoors.
We really like the Solo Stove, thanks to its sleek design and low pyrotechnics. It makes a great bulky gift for those who can’t make it all the way to the woods.
Apple enters the outdoors with the new Apple Watch UItra. With improved battery life, a more accurate GP and enhanced compass functions, it could become an adventurer’s new best friend. We tried it, and while it’s undoubtedly expensive, we think it’s worth it.
Mosquitoes aren’t out yet, but you can bet they’ll be back to bite next summer. Get ready for this rechargeable mosquito repellent, we tested it and absolutely love it.
We’ve been testing Gregory’s hiking pack for the past month and really like it. It has plenty of organization, chest and hip straps, and even a 3-liter water reservoir. If you’re looking for a technical hiking bag to carry your gear on tough day hikes, then this is the one for you.
Stay comfortable anywhere with Therm-A-Rest’s Honcho Cape. It has synthetic insulation to keep you warm and a huge front pocket that doubles as a stuff pocket for easy portability. We’ve been using it for a few weeks and think it’s a great way to keep toasty at camp or outside on the field like a tailgate or football game.
This versatile towel is perfect for travel, camping, the gym, and basically any other outdoor activity. It’s super packable, super absorbent, quick drying and soft. We’ve been testing it for about a month now and love it. We’ve been looking for all kinds of uses for it, and it definitely has a place on our camping list.
Parks Project is one of our favorite outdoor brands, and this mushroom-themed Polaroid topped our list for the holidays this year.
We really love Rumpl’s blankets, and now the brand has teamed up with Carhartt to create a wearable sherpa-lined blanket that looks like one of the most comfortable gear we’ve ever seen.
If you follow the national park trend, you’ll want to pick up this gorgeous book full of campfire stories from authors like John Muir, Bill Bryson, and more.
The perfect camp shoe, these comfortable slippers are made from 100% wool with a supportive rubber sole.
Sleeping comfortably at camp can be difficult, but not when you use this camp pillow from Nemo. We tried one out ourselves and were impressed with how comfortable it was. It combines foam padding with an inflatable center to provide great support while still being able to pack.
This fire pit folds flat for easy portability and storage. Plus, it has an integrated ashtray, so it’s easy to clean up without leaving marks.
The giant tent transforms into a self-contained shelter in just minutes. We tested one earlier this year and really liked its versatility.
If you like to cook at camp, you need this lightweight, ultra-portable set. It comes with a 2.8-liter collapsible pot, a 1.3-liter collapsible jug, and an 8-inch saucepan. We’ve been testing this set for over a year and use it on every camping trip. The pot is the perfect size for a large pot of soup for two, and everything shrinks down to the size of a frisbee.
This weatherproof jacket from Flint and Tinder has a wax coating on both sides of the shell for extra warmth and insulation. Even if the weather outside is miserable, the blanket lining will make you feel extra cozy.
Transport a variety of gear in this 36.5-liter tote, whether it’s a large grocery haul or your ski essentials. Internal compression straps, handles, and zipped pockets all make packing and carrying this tote a breeze.
If you’re looking for stylish stocking fillers, check out these chopsticks from outdoor brand Snow Peak, made from bamboo and stainless steel. Plus, they come with a carrying case so you can take them with you on your next adventure.
Once you’re warm and cozy in your sleeping bag, it’s hard to motivate yourself to go outside. With the Selk’Bag Wearable Sleeping Bag, you don’t have to. Packed with synthetic insulation and equipped with plenty of pockets and ventilation holes to help you regulate the temperature, you can stay warm and comfortable all day long.
If you hate putting on a cold pair of boots in the morning, check out this boot warmer from Therm-ic. It uses a USB-powered heater that can warm up two boots at once so your toes can stay warm.
These little koozies from Puffin Drinkwear are the perfect stocking filler for the adventurer in your life. They can keep drinks cool with these stylish and fun can insulators.
You don’t have to suffer from drinking instant coffee when you’re out camping. There are plenty of portable options for brewing delicious cups, including this lovely filter from Parks Project. It’s made from 100% carbon steel and encased in enamel, which means it’s strong enough for everyday use at home or in the backcountry.
This enamel mug is cute, won’t splinter like ceramic mugs, and it’s even campfire safe if you want to heat your drink over an open flame.
This portable fire pit from Snow Peak comes with a grill so you can create delicious meals no matter where you are. Plus, it folds down so you can take it from the backyard to the campsite and everywhere in between.
This sought-after glass from Stanley is the perfect gift for anyone on your list. It’s a great way to stay hydrated during your commute, at the office, or around the house with ice-cold water.
At the beach, on the slopes, or on top of a mountain, these polarized sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun. Plus, they have nice side shields for extra protection from glare.
If you’re looking to upgrade your hiking pack, look no further than this pack from REI Co-op. It’s simple, has plenty of pockets, and even a hydration bladder so you’ll be ready for the next day’s hike.
We love Patagonia sweaters, and this cardigan is no exception. With timeless styling and materials made from recycled polyester, the Better Sweater looks good on and off the trail.
Explore further with this rooftop tent from Thule. Weighing 152 pounds, this tent sleeps up to three people and has an extended canopy so you can go from car to tent without being exposed to the elements.
Ultralight tents are great for backpacking and car camping. It has enough interior space for two to sleep and has two lofted foyers for extra gear storage.
Down jackets make great gifts because they are so versatile. Pair them with layers and you can wear them from fall to spring. This one from Patagonia is especially good because it has 800-fill-power goose down and its exterior is made of 30-denier recycled ripstop nylon for extra durability.
If you enjoy camping year-round but don’t want to buy multiple sleeping bags in different temperatures, this is the sleeping bag for you. With two interchangeable layers, you can use them individually or together for three different sleep configurations.
This pint is made of silicone, which means it’s dishwasher, freezer, microwave, and oven safe. It’s light, won’t break, and is the perfect camping companion.