Ideal Gifts for Outdoorsy People

[ 1 ] December 2, 2010 |

When it’s 30 below outside, most of us think about hot chocolate, a book and a thermal blanket. But outdoorsy people have a different list of to-do’s: snowboarding, tobogganing, skating and other activities that just sound cold. Although their antics have you raising eyebrows, they do make holiday shopping easier – there are tons of gifts for the outdoors man or woman. Read on if you need a push in the right direction.

The Happy Camper

Bugs, scary animal sounds in the night and hot dogs roasting on a stick are all music to a camping lovers’ ears. And, surprisingly, it’s easy to find things that will always come in handy for them. Take a look at some of our ideas for creative gifts for the nature lover:

From left to right: Primus Power Ignitor Lighter, $11.50, Sierra Trading Post; Dorcy 5 LED Dynamo Flashlight, $11.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods; Brunton Orion Propane Lantern, $79.95, Sierra Trading Post; Sierra Designs Vapor Light 3-Season Tent 2-Person Tent, $207.95, Sierra Trading Post.

Coupons to shop with: Dick’s Sporting Goods & Sierra Trading Post.

The Hiker

The muddier the track, the better. The more bush to crawl through, the more heightened the experience is. The hiker loves getting right into all nature has to offer – whether it’s sunny or foul out there. So make their excursions a little more luxurious with these gifts for nature lovers:

From left to right: Garmin Dakota 10 Handheld GPS Unit, $299.99, Dick’s Sporting Goods; Black Diamond Equipment Cosmo Headlamp, $22.25, Sierra Trading Post; Seattle Sports H20 Gear Waterproof Backpack, $32.95,  Sierra Trading Post; Hiker Swiss Army Knife, $23.99, Swiss Outpost.

Coupons to shop with: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sierra Trading Post & Swiss Outpost.

The Nature Photographer

Nature photographers lean at the most awkward angles, twisting themselves into a mess just to get that perfect sunset shot. Sure, in the moment we might think they’re crazy, but once you see the shot, you understand how it’s all worth it. Give the photographer you know some handy helpers:

From left to right: Canon – EOS Digital Rebel 15.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera, $649.99, Best Buy; Mountainsmith Focus II Camera Bag, $10.95, Sierra Trading Post; Outdoor Photographer Magazine Subscription, 11 issues for $10.98,; Mountainsmith Trekking Poles, $24.95, Sierra Trading Post.

Coupons to shop with: Best Buy, Sierra Trading Post &

So, what do you think you’ll get them this year? Any cool gifts you’ve given them before that aren’t listed here? Let us know!

Looking for other presents? See our full list of gift ideas!

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