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, her, the traveler in your life, or you need some inexpensive gifts, we’ve got plenty of guides here at CNN Underscored.
If you know someone who is totally obsessed with all things natural, it can be hard to find the perfect gift. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite products to keep any hiker, camper, climber, kayaker, or any other kind of adventurer happy. Also check out our REI gift guide if you need more ideas.
Yeti’s new water bottle is sure to be a hit gift this holiday season. The brand’s latest offering is a lightweight, BPA-free plastic water bottle instead of another bulky insulated metal 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. These shoes have thicker, more supportive soles and more traction on the bottom so you feel more secure as you walk 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 Terrain slippers run large, so you may need to order a size down.
If you know someone who keeps forgetting drinks, get them this insulated jug from Yeti. It features the brand’s double-wall vacuum insulation to keep your drinks cold for hours.
It’s no secret that whiskey glasses and beer pints are a gift that goes away, but we still think you should consider North Drinkware’s glasses because they’re so cool. There is a 3D model of a real mountain at the bottom of each glass.
When the weather turns cold and you can’t go camping, one of the things you’ll probably miss the most is sitting around a fire making morels. While it’s not as good as the real thing, this mini fireplace is a great way to bring a little of the outdoors indoors.
We really like the Solo Stove, thanks to its sleek design and low-smoke flame. It makes a great large gift for those who can’t always be in the woods.
Apple enters the outdoor scene with the new Apple Watch UItra. With longer battery life, more accurate GPS, and enhanced compass capabilities, 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 lots of organization, chest and hip straps, and even a 3 liter water tank. If you’re looking for a technical hiking pack to carry your gear on tough day hikes, look no further than this one.
The Honcho Cape from Therm-A-Rest keeps you comfortable no matter where you are. It features synthetic insulation to keep you warm and a huge front pocket that doubles as an organizer for easy portability. We’ve had it for a few weeks and think it’s a great way to keep warm at camp or outside 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 portable, super absorbent, quick drying and soft. We’ve been testing it for about a month 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 camera topped our list for the holidays this year.
We love Rumpl’s blankets so much that 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 keep up with the national parks trend, you’ll want to grab this gorgeous 1,000-piece national parks jigsaw puzzle.
The perfect camp shoe, these cozy slippers are made from 100% wool and have a supportive rubber sole.
Sleeping comfortably at camp can be difficult, but that’s not the case when you use this camp pillow from Nemo. We tried one out for ourselves and were impressed with how comfortable it is. It combines foam padding with an air-filled center that provides great support while still being able to stow away.
This fire pit folds flat for easy portability and storage. Plus, it has an integrated ashtray, so it’s easy to clean without leaving marks.
The giant tent transforms into a self-contained shelter in 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 2.8L collapsible pot, a 1.3L collapsible jug, and an 8-inch saucepan. We’ve been testing this set for over a year and take it on every camping trip. The pot is the perfect size for making a big pot of soup for two, and everything folds 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. The blanket lining makes it feel extra cozy, even when the weather outside is anything but.
This 36.5-liter tote can haul a variety of gear, whether it’s a big grocery haul or ski essentials. Internal compression straps, handles, and zippered pockets make packing and carrying this tote a breeze.
If you’re looking for stylish stockings, check out these chopsticks from outdoor brand Snow Peak, made of 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, it features plenty of pockets and vents to help you regulate the temperature, keeping you warm and comfortable all day long.
If you don’t like 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 heats up both boots at once to keep your toes warm.
These little koozies from Puffin Drinkwear are the perfect stocking stuffer for the adventurer in your life. They can keep drinks cold with these stylish and fun can warmers.
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 the 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 features grilling grates so you can whip up 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 favorite tumbler from Stanley is the perfect gift for anyone on your list. This is a great way to rehydrate with ice water during your commute, at the office, or at home.
At the beach, on the slopes, or at the top of a mountain, these polarized sunglasses help protect your eyes from the sun. Plus, they have nice side guards 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 to keep you ready for the next day’s hike.
We all love Patagonia sweaters, and this cardigan is no exception. With timeless styling and materials made from recycled polyester, the Better Sweater looks great on the trail or out in the open.
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 walk from your car to the tent without being exposed to the elements.
Ultralight tents are great for backpacking and car camping. It has enough interior space to sleep two and has two lofted vestibules 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-fill 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 lightweight, won’t break, and is the perfect camping companion.