Best Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Need help finding the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast in your life? Here are a few of our favorite things to inspire your gift giving. (Or snag a few for yourself too!)Looking for ideas in a different category? Check out our Towing & Hauling, Vehicle, RV & Camper, and Boating & Fishing gift guides. Or shop all categories by price.

etrailer Hitch Pin Alignment Collar

This handy little stocking stuffer makes installing a heavy hitch accessory a breeze. The etrailer Hitch Alignment Tool lets your loved one install a ball mount, bike rack, cargo carrier, or other hitch accessory the first time, every time. Just install this nifty collar on a 2” hitch accessory once, and the stop collar will automatically line up the pin holes perfectly from there on out.

Kelty Folding Cooler

Give the adventurer on your list the most convenient way to bring along their favorite snacks and drinks with a Kelty Folding Cooler. When it’s open, it holds up to 70 cans and keeps ice frozen for 36 hours. When it’s not in use, it collapses down to just 4” tall for easy, convenient storage.

ArkPak 730 Portable Power Station

Gifting the ArkPak 730 Portable Power Station is like giving a dozen gifts rolled into one. After all, you’re giving the camper or outdoorsy person in your life everything they need—their phone, their laptop, their GPS, their TV, their power tools, even their refrigerator. The ArkPak can keep it all charged on the go. How? With a simple 12V car battery, which it juices up with its built-in smart charger and uses to keep your loved one’s devices powered up whenever they need them.

Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier

Shopping for someone who regularly straps canoes, kayaks, or stand-up paddleboards on top of their car? Trust me: they hate doing this. Be their hero this year by gifting the ultimate convenient watersport carrier, the Lockrack Adjustable Watersport Carrier. This carrier secures their gear with its rubber-coated arms—no tie-down straps required. That means no knots, no tangling, no fuss. Just load up the carriers and don’t look back.
Thule Trunk Bike Racks

Thule Trunk Bike Racks

Is your cyclist stuck in a rut, doomed to ride the same local paths and trails over and over? Spice up their life with one of these Thule Trunk Bike Racks for sedans, hatchbacks, or vans. It’s perfect for people that want to transport their bikes but don’t have a hitch option. Trust us—they’ll have their new Thule rack installed by Christmas dinner and be ready to transport their bikes (up to 3) to that hot new trail.

etrailer Bucket Seat Protector

Your camper might not mind getting their hands dirty—but their car is another matter. Help them protect their seats from mud and moisture with this non-slip, collapsible etrailer Bucket Seat Protector. Easily slip it over the headrest and seat after a hike, bike ride, beach day, or float trip. It’s waterproof and machine washable, plus it’s small enough to fit in the glove compartment on those days when they’re not covered in yuck.

GoPower DuraLite Solar Panel

Give the gift of portable power with a GoPower DuraLite Solar Panel. It's easy to carry and store – it weighs just 8.4 lbs and folds to store in just a 2” wide space. And it sets up in seconds.

etrailer 2-in-1 Windshield Cover

Whether the forecast is for sun or snow, the etrailer 2-in-1 Windshield Cover has you, well…covered. One side of the reversible cover protects from snow and ice for zero scraping and the other side helps keeps the vehicle’s interior cooler and free of sun damage. It quickly and easily secures to side mirrors, is big enough to cover the windshield and wipers, and is a great gift for every driver on your list.
WeatherTech Floor Mats

WeatherTech Floor Mats

It’s the wet and snowy season, and you know what that means—damp, muddy, dirty vehicles are just around the corner. Grab your loved one a set of these WeatherTech Floor Mats designed to match their vehicle in both fit and color. Whether they just bought a new car they want to keep fresh and new, or their older vehicle just needs a little TLC, these mats are a great gift for anyone with a car.

Rightline Gear Moki Door Step

It’ll be like you’re there offering your friend a boost every time they need to reach gear on their vehicle’s roof when you give the Rightline Gear Moki Door Step. It simply hooks over the U-shape door latch on the vehicle to act as a step to the roof (and keeps dirty shoes off the seats).

Outside Inside Camping Games

Here’s a gift the whole gang can enjoy! Check out Outside Inside’s line of Outside Inside Camping Games made for camping. Enjoy a beverage while sinking your disc into the barrel in Freestyle Barrel Toss, or wait out those rainy days in the camper with one of the various camping-themed Cribbage Boards. There’s also Table Tennis, Disc Bocce, Darts, Magnetic Chess, and more.

REDARC TowPro Liberty Trailer Proportional Brake Controller

Great gifts do come in small packages! Many electric trailer brake controllers have a clunky, big box that folks knock their knee on – but not the TowPro Liberty! It gives your favorite tower a tool for smooth, safe proportional trailer braking and integrates into the vehicle’s dash or console for a from-the-factory look – all for just $135.

Rightline Gear SUV Tent

Shopping for someone who regularly camps in their car or a tent? Upgrade their life with this Rightline Gear SUV Tent. It builds on their car by providing a dry, sheltered, private space off the back of the SUV. And it’s better than a standard tent because it connects right to their sturdy, roomy vehicle. Every camper will appreciate the extra room, whether they stick a mattress inside for sleeping, use it as a makeshift “mudroom,” or just enjoy the weather-protected extra space.

Dahon Mariner D8 Folding Bike

Santa may prefer traveling by sleigh, but for everyone else the Dahon Mariner D8 Folding Bike is a pretty great option. Perfect for anyone who’d love a new bike but is low on space, the Mariner can be folded or set up in less than 60 seconds. And at just 26 lbs, it’s easy to pick up and store in the trunk, backseat, or RV when not in use. It’s even designed with corrosion-resistant components for riding in the rain or near salt water.

etrailer 4-Bike Tilting Rack

Give a gift that keeps giving to the whole family with a etrailer 4-Bike Tilting Rack. It’s got everything you could want—a 4-bike capacity, a tilting feature to access your cargo area, and an unbeatable price tag.

etrailer.com Cargo Area Protector

Help win the battle against dirt, pet hair, wet jackets, muddy cleats, or leaky groceries with the etrailer.com Cargo Area Protector. The versatile three-piece design allows for easy configuration for vehicles of most every size, with seats up or laid flat, and it even covers your bumper to protect it from scratches while loading and unloading.

Steadyrack Bike Storage Rack

The real gift here may be the extra space in the garage or apartment! The Steadyrack Bike Storage Rack mounts to the wall to hold a single bike vertically and swings to fold it against the wall, creating space for so many activities! Simply wheel the bike up and place the front wheel into the cradle for easy, out-of-the-way storage.

Goal Zero Crush Light

The Goal Zero Crush Light is the perfect stocking stuffer for the outdoorsy person or camper in your life. This little guy provides up to 35 hours of illumination and has two charging options: the included USB cable or the built-in solar panel (yep, this thing can be powered by the sun). It’s a great little nightlight for digging through bags inside a tent or reading while car camping. It collapses to just over a ½” in size, so it easily fits in a backpack pocket.

Saris Fluid2 Turbo Bike Trainer

Shopping for someone who loves their bike and isn’t quite ready to put it up for the winter? Help them keep on pedaling all year round with Saris Fluid2 Turbo Bike Trainer. With the US’s bestselling trainer, your cyclist can set up their wheels anywhere and get in those precious miles—without freezing their tail off.
Power Sonic Lithium Batteries

Power Sonic’s Lithium Batteries

Looking to land yourself on their Nice List this year? You can’t go wrong with one of Power Sonic’s Lithium Batteries—and did I mention they’re smart batteries? These innovative batteries connect to Bluetooth so your loved one can monitor the battery status on their phone. No overcharging, overheating, or discharging—this thing charges faster than traditional batteries and will last 10x longer than old-style lead acids.

Goal Zero Flip Power Pack

This practical but inexpensive gift makes a great stocking stuffer for anyone on your list! Especially that person whose phone is always dead because they don’t have a way to charge it while they’re out and about. This Goal Zero Flip Power Pack packs enough power to provide multiple charges for phones, cameras, headlamps, and more. So the outdoor-lover in your life will always be able to check their messages, snap a photo, or switch on the GPS.

RockyMounts Lester Cable Lock

Got a cyclist in your life? Snag a great stocking stuffer with the RockyMounts Lester Cable Lock. This 4-digit combination cable lock is perfect for securing their bike in residential areas, on campus, or around town (without worrying about a key to lose). You can’t be too careful with those sticky-fingered elves.

Rightline Gear Tailgating Canopy

It’s a gift for the tailgater, the camper, the fishing enthusiast, the beach-goer—basically, if they spend any time outdoors and have a van or SUV, they’ll love this portable Rightline Gear Tailgating Canopy. They still enjoy full access to their cargo area but get to avoid the blazing sun or untimely downpour. The canopy just secures to their vehicle’s hatch, and boom—instant shelter.
GSI Outdoors Lexan Gear Boxes

GSI Outdoors Lexan Gear Box

iPhones make great Christmas gifts, but if you’re looking for something that costs south of $800, try helping your loved one protect the phone they already have with a GSI Outdoors Lexan Gear Box. These dry boxes provide a tight, waterproof seal to safely store phones, wallets, cameras, Go-Pros, and other small gear for those days on the boat, kayak, or raft. There are 4 different sizes available, ranging from “stocking stuffer” size to “under the tree” size.

ATAK Rechargable Mosquito Zapper & Lantern

Don’t let your favorite outdoor enthusiast be a bug’s Christmas feast! Protect them with an ATAK Rechargable Mosquito Zapper & Lantern. This dual-purpose tool doubles as a bug zapper and adjustable LED light with up to 20 hours of use per charge (goodbye remembering batteries). It has a built-in hanger for easy use, is waterproof for use in all weather, and its sturdy plastic construction makes it lightweight, yet durable enough to survive your adventures.

Stromberg Carlson Stake & Grill

Be a pro-level gift giver with the Stromberg Carlson Stake & Grill. This isn’t your usual flimsy camp grill; this beast will handle thick ribeyes and plenty of them. The sturdy stake-and-grill configuration give you epic control when cooking over a fire with adjustable height and 360-degree rotation. The chrome finish makes cleanup a breeze, and it all tucks into a handy carrying case for storage.

Stallion Tire Grip Vehicle Traction Recovery Tracks

For some, there’s 4-wheel-drive. For everyone else, there’s Stallion Recovery Tracks. This functional gift is perfect for anyone who takes on winter weather (especially in a less-than-equipped vehicle). Just position a track under each drive wheel to create enough traction to get stuck tires back on the road. Then roll up the tracks and pop them in the trunk to store.

Kelty Sun Shelter

For the camper or beach-goer on your list, the Kelty Sun Shelter is a great way to make their time outdoors more comfortable. This shelter offers a great escape from sun, heat, wind, insects, and prying eyes. The mesh windows can be left open for ventilation or covered to completely enclose the cabana. It’s lightweight and easy to set up, so it’s perfect for quick day trips or long weekends.
Camp Casual Throw Blankets

Camp Casual Throw Blanket

Give a gift anyone will love with a Camp Casual Throw Blanket Whether you choose a classic red-and-black buffalo plaid, vintage campers, or road map design, the velvety-soft, machine-washable fabric make it perfect to snuggle into by the fireplace or campfire. (Plus, it’ll be like you’re giving them a big bear hug every time they use it.)

Powerbuilt Tire Step

Maybe they’re short, maybe their vehicle is tall, or maybe it’s a little of both…either way, they could use a handy stool like this Powerbuilt Tire Step. It brings all the parts they need within reach, making it perfect for loading gear on a roof rack, washing the windshield, or working under the hood. Whatever they need it for, this little lightweight step will make a huge difference!

Kelty 2-in-1 Blanket and Hooded Poncho

Not all heroes wear capes, but all campsite heroes do wear Hoodligans. If you’ve got someone on your list who’s always cold, they’ll love this Kelty 2-in-1 Blanket and Hooded Poncho by Kelty. It’s soft, cozy, and shareable (when used as a blanket, it can cover up to 2 people). And though it’s technically designed for camping, don’t be surprised if they start wearing it every day.
Looking for ideas in a different category? Check out our Towing & Hauling, Vehicle, RV & Camper, and Boating & Fishing gift guides. Or shop all categories by price.
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