2019 Holiday Gift Guide: 30 Top Gifts For Outdoorsy People

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As the holidays are fast approaching, it’s time to start shopping for gifts for your friends and family. With countless gifts available, knowing where to start can feel stressful. Especially if you are searching for an outdoor enthusiast.

To save you time and headaches, I’ve curated this holiday gift guide of the top 30 gift ideas for outdoorsy people. As big-ticket items are what most articles focus on, I’ve made sure to include items under $50 for the budget minded as well.

As always I include a navigable table of contents to click to a specific item. 

Let’s dive in to the Holiday Gift Guide:

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11 Practical Holiday Gifts Under $50

We can all agree that when it comes to holiday shopping, staying within a budget is half the battle. Gifting outdoorsy people items which compliment outdoor adventures is a great idea. Yet often people think matching high-end items and affordable prices doesn’t exist. Good news, there’s tons of outdoor gifts under fifty dollars that are useful, fun and high quality.

Below, is a list of 11 practical holiday gifts under fifty bucks! From fire starters to solar chargers or even cookware for a campsite. Every little piece helps out there and this list covers it all. See just how easy it can be to delight friends, wow family members, and spread holiday cheer.

1. Field Notes Memo Books

Field Notes: National Parks Series B - Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, Mount Rainier
  • 3 Graph Grid 48-Page Memo Books
  • Made in the USA
  • Retro graphics on the covers brings back the nostalgic "Golden Age" of travelling in the USA
  • Perfect to keep in your pocket to jot something down and look super cool doing it

2. LcFun Arc Lighter & Flashlight

LcFun Waterproof Arc USB Plasma Lighter & Flashlight (Camouflage)
  • Rechargable USB Arc Lighter & Flashlight Combo!
  • Perfect tool for your survival kit, camping, hiking, hunting or travelling
  • Won't run out of fuel like ordinary butane lighters
  • It's waterproof too

3. GearLight LED Flashlights

GearLight LED Tactical Flashlight S1000 (2 Pack)
  • Best Bang For Your Buck = 2 Flashlights With 2 Carry Cases!
  • Weather, water, and shock resistant
  • Portable and small, this torch is easy to pack in your bag, glove compartment, camping gear or survival kit
  • Illuminates up to 1,000 feet away

4. KastKing Waterproof Dry Bag

KastKing Floating Waterproof Dry Bag, Black Dry Bag Combo, 30L
  • Awesome Gift For Fishing, Boating, Camping, Hiking Or Just Hanging Out At The Beach!
  • Completely waterproof, with an inner cell phone pocket and the perfect size to stow in a kayak
  • Easy to carry and it even has a clear window so you can see what you shoved in there
  • While it will not replace a PFD, it can be used as a supplemental emergency flotation device

5. MSR Alpine Pot

MSR Alpine Stowaway Pot, 1.6-Liter
  • Excellent For Storing Gear Or Supplies When Not Cooking
  • Fits the a GSI Kettle and MSR Alpine fry pan inside, combine the three for an awesome camp cook set
  • A simple and practical gift for camping, backpacking, or for an emergency kit
  • Pair it with the MSR Pocket Rocket Stove and you are all set

6. MecArmy EDC Compass

MecArmy CMP Titanium/Brass EDC Compass
  • Give The Gift Of Never Getting Lost Hiking Again With A Wearable Compass
  • Super small and very easy to read
  • It will be a favorite on your outdoor enthusiasts' keychain
  • Made of TC4 titanium and it's flourescent so it's visible day or night

7. Stanley Flask And Shot Glass Set

Stanley Polar White Adventure Shot Glass And Flask Set
  • Get The Party Started With This Shot Glass And Flask Set
  • The flask holds 8 ounces of a drink of choice, and four, 2-ounce shot glasses shares the fun with a group
  • Made from stainless steel, the construction is extremely durable and is quick to clean up

8. Victorinox Swiss Army Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool, Evolution S17 Pocket Knife, Red
  • Everyone Knows If you Spend Any Time Outdoors A Swiss Army Knife Is Invaluable
  • The Evolution S17 has everything needed to be prepared for any adventure
  • Including corkscrew, bottle opener, screwdrivers, scissors, knife, toothpick, can opener, wirecutter, etc
  • Victorinox offers a lifetime guarantee!

9. GoerTek Portable Solar Charger

GoerTek Solar Charger With 36 LED Lights
  • Searching For The Perfect Gift To Give A Tech Lover Who Also Loves The Outdoors? Check Out This Amazing Portable Solar Charger!
  • You can either plug it in to recharge or use the sun. It is 25000 mAh with 3 USB fast charge ports too
  • Plus it has 36 LED Lights which is great for extra illumination in a tent or out trekking
  • Don't worry about rain or snow as it has an IPX 6 waterproof rating

10. Wise Owl Camping Pad

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Pad
  • You can't Put A Price On a Good Night Of Sleep Right? So Gift Your Loved One This Extra Comfortable Outdoor Sleeping Pad!
  • It's utralight and compressible so packing up is a breeze
  • Once inflated it will keep you comfortable on uneven ground and insulated away from the cold earth
  • No need to waste any energy blowing up your camping mat because included is a free drybag inflator

11. The Muncher Titanium Multi Utensil

Full Windsor The Muncher Titanium Multi Utensil
  • Need A Gift For Someone Who Subscribes To The Survivalist Philosophy? Get Them The Muncher So They Are Always Prepared!
  • The ultralight hiker crowd love it, as it replaces carrying multiple utensils
  • With 10 funtions: spork, serrated butter knife, can opener, bottle opener, peeler, fire starter, cord cutter, pry-bar, box cutter and flathead screwdriver
  • It's a zero waste eco-friendly solution ideal for picnics, parties, hiking trips, road trips, traveling, fishing, EDC, and more

Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Best Bang For Your Buck Gifts Under $100

For people with a budget of over $50 but under $100 this section of our holiday gift guide is for you. Here you will find the best bang for you buck deals on quality outdoor gifts. Find gifts for hunters, campers, fishing, kayaking, men or women.

It’s jam packed with my favorite mid range outdoor gifts of the 2019 holiday season!

1. Walker's Electronic Ear Muffs

Walker's Razor Slim Electronic Muff
  • Protect The Hearing Of The Hunter/Shooter In Your Life With This Gift
  • The Razor electronic patriot ear muffs protects ears from the loud, damaging noise of gunfire, while also alowing for users to hear range commands or other in their hunting group
  • Neoprene headband and slim profile muffs translate to comfortable user fit
  • Reduce noise levels by 23 decibels

2. KastKing Fishing Rod

KastKing Perigee II Fishing Rod (Twin Tips)
  • Searching For A Gift For A Fishing Enthusiast? Get The Holy Grail Of Inexpensive Fishing Rods!
  • Why is it so great, well it's actually TWO FISHING RODS for the price of one
  • With ultimate versatility your gift reciever can attach either a baitcaster or casting reel to this rod
  • You can rest assured, as KastKing provides a lifetime total warranty

3. Survivor Pro Water Filter

Survivor Filter PRO - Virus and Heavy Metal Tested 0.01 Micron Water Filter for Camping, Hiking, and Emergency. 3 Stages - 2 Cleanable 100,000L Membranes and a Carbon Filter for Family Preparedness
  • Clean Drinking Water Is Vital To A Successful Tip Outdoors So Gift The Ability To Filter Water Onsite
  • Tested independently in the USA to ensure proper operation and BPA free
  • It's very lightweight, and simple to use and clean
  • Perfect gift for camping/hiking, hunting/fishing, survival kits or even travelling

4. Penn Battle II Spinning Fishing Reel

Penn Battle II Spinning Fishing Reel
  • This Reel Is A Great Deal For A Saltwater Fishing Enthusiast
  • It's very inexpensive and well made
  • Casting and retrieval is smooth and fast
  • This is a great beginners saltwater reel when using braided fishing line

5. Intex Challenger K1 1-Person Inflatable Kayak

Intex Challenger K1 Inflatable Kayak
  • Give The Gift Of Introducing Someone To Kayaking
  • Great For kids and adults as it is very easy to operate
  • Comes with 84 inch aluminum oar, repair patch and Hi-output manual hand pump as well
  • Plus it's made of rugged vinyl construction and has great lumbar support too

6. Teton Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack

Teton Sports Scout 3400 Internal Frame Backpack
  • The Best Internal Frame Backpack Pick For Light Backpacking
  • Fits comfortably for youths and adults alike
  • Multi-position torso adjustment fits wide range of body sizes
  • Features include a sleeping bag compartment, compression straps, multiple compartments and pockets for strategic packing

7. Teva Women's W Ember Moc Slipper

Teva Women's W Ember Moc Slipper
  • Nothings Better Than Slipping Into The Part sneaker, Part sleeping Bag Of A Moc Slipper After A Long Day Hiking/Camping
  • They’re perfect for wandering outdoors because they are easy to just slip on and go
  • With good breath-ability they keep your feet dry in warm weather and warm when it’s cold
  • Heads up: these have no arch support so don't expect to use them like a shoe

8. Whitewoods Cross Country Ski Boots

Whitewoods NNN Nordic Cross Country XC Insulated Ski Boots
  • Shopping For A Cross Country Skiing Enthusiast? Pick Up These Perfect All-Around Boots!
  • They are awesome, warm, dry and comfortable right from the box
  • Users boast of them lasting over 5 seasons
  • For use by both men and women; the boots work with any standard NNN binding system

9. Black Diamond Climbing Harness Package

Black Diamond Momentum Harness Package
  • This Is A Great For People New To Rock/Gym Climbing
  • Get all you need to climb in any gym (except shoes) in this package
  • The simple method for adjusting the leg straps are very comfortable
  • Includes the Momentum harness, ATC-XP Belay/Rappel Device with Rocklock Screwgate Carabiner, Mojo Chalkbag, and a package of White Gold Chalk

10. MSR PocketRocket Stove and Cookset Kit

MSR PocketRocket Ultralight Backpacking and Camping Stove Kit
  • Wicked Deal For A MSR Stove And Camp Set!
  • Includes everything required to cook for two people after a long day of hiking
  • The Pocket Rocket stove boils one liter of water in just 3.5 minutes
  • Includes PocketRocket stove, 2-liter aluminum pot, two deep dish bowls, two 12.5-ounce double-wall insulated mugs, strainer lid, two folding sporks

11. Garmin Striker 4 Fishfinder

Garmin Striker 4 3.5-inch CHIRP Fishfinder with GPS
  • Any Angler Would Be Estatic To Get An Accurate Fish Finder And This One Is Amazing For The Price
  • Easy-to-use 3.5-inch color fishfinder with built-in, high-sensitivity GPS
  • Includes CHIRP (77/200 kHz) sonar transducer
  • Displays depth, temperature, moving speed, time of day and more

8 Ultimate Outdoorsy Gifts Over $100

In the last section of our outdoor gift guide is 8 ultimate gifts of investment-grade gear. This list is for those with a high budget range that need to find gifts for their outdoorsy people. From a deluxe camp oven to snowboard bundle up to a high end drone.

You’ll find a collection of outdoorsy gifts over $100 that get plenty of use and knock the socks off of loved-ones.

1. Camp Chef Camp Oven

Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven
  • Forget Just Grilling, Gift Your Camping Friends And Family A Full Camp Oven!
  • Cook anything from a breakfast skillet to your favorite baked breads and cookies in the campsite
  • The oven can reach temperatures up to 400° F and will easily fit a 9" x 13" pan
  • This two burner stove is fueled by a 1 pound propane bottle

2. Burton Breach Jacket (Men's)

Burton Men's Breach Jacket
  • Rest Assured Picking This Gift, Experienced Snowboarders/Skiers Know Burton Is A Legit Gear Choice
  • This one is super comfy (with tons of pockets) and has a waterproof barrier to handle the worst conditions
  • Ergonomic waist gaiter seals out the snow and cold
  • Tech features include a helmet-compatible Contour hood, a removable waist gaiter, and a water-resistant touchscreen-friendly pocket

3. 2020 System Timeless/Summit Snowboard Package

System Timeless and Summit Complete Men's Snowboard Package
  • Have A Friend Or Family Member Who Wants To Get Into Snowboarding? This Gift Provides A Superior Start!"
  • All a beginner needs: board, boots and bindings
  • The newest board in System's line, with super lightweight Camp Seven Summit bindings and System APX Men's Snowboard Boots
  • This spectacular package even comes with w 3 year warranty

4. GoPro Hero 7 Bundle

GoPro Hero 7 Black Edition Bundle
  • This Is The Gift For Anyone Who Loves Recording Their Outdoor Adventures
  • Get stunning 4K video with video stabalization that’s as amazing as the moment itself
  • Plus 12 mega pixel (with self timer mode too) camera
  • As well, it is rugged and waterproof

5. Garmin inReach Satellite Phone

Garmin inReach SE+, Handheld Satellite Communicator
  • Seeking Out A Gift For SomeOne Who Treks Offgrid? Then A Sat Phone Is Indespensible
  • Provides communication, location sharing, navigation and critical SOS functions for anyone who loves getting away from it all, on land, water or in the skies
  • Pair with mobile devices for downloadable maps
  • It's a great gift which provides peace of mind to you and the user

6. 2020 Ride Engine Elite Carbon Harness

2020 Elite Carbon Red Harness
  • It Can Be Hard Buying Gifts For Experienced Kiteboarders, Why Not Gift The 2020 Version Of Our Top Pick For "Kiteboarding Harness In 2019"
  • This is the pinnacle of hard shell harnesses
  • Ultimate Shell Skin technology with Lumbar Lock shaping and memory foam support
  • No twisting, no riding up, no squeezing your stomach

7. Shimano Metanium DC

Shimano Metanium DC Baitcasting Reel
  • Want To Make Your Fishing Enthusiast Jump For Joy This Holiday? Then Gift Them This Reel!
  • The Shimano Metanium DC Baitcasting Reel combines tournament-grade versatility, high-performance gearing, and intelligent electronics
  • It has a 10-bearing drag system (9BB + 1RB) with a maximum of 11 lbs of drag and a fanastic digital control braking system
  • Simply put this fishing reel is the best of the best of baitcasting reels from Shimano

8. DJI Spark Drone/Remote Control Combo

DJI Spark with Remote Control Combo
  • This Is For The Outdoor Adventurer That Wants To Have An "Eye In The Sky"
  • Compact quadcopter features an integrated camera with motorized stabilization to capture 12MP photos, 1080p Full HD videos, and even aerial selfies
  • With a 31 mph top speed, and up to 16 minutes of flight time it will appeal to even the most discerning drone owners
  • Also has GPS, vision-based navigation for outdoor or indoor use, a variety of flight modes, and a 3D obstacle-detection system

Wrapping Up

That’s it! By now you will have plenty of gift ideas for the upcoming holiday season. In fact I am sure the outdoorsy people in your life will be very impressed by how savvy a gift buyer you are.

As always I want to thank you for allowing us at Outdoors Informed to aid you in your research. We love helping out so you can be less stressed this holiday season. And hopefully help you to spend some time outside with your outdoorsy people too!

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