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20 Cool Outdoor Gifts for Her: Beach, wild & city lovers

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Looking for cool outdoor gifts for her? We got you covered. In this gift guide, you will share items that any outdoorsy women will LOVE – the ones who love the sandy beaches, to concrete walkers & fitness lovers to wild adventuress.

Perfect Outdoor gifts for women
Perfect Outdoor gifts for women

I am not a traditional outdoorsy kinda gal. Soft adventure is what I like. And I always look for products with versatility. Versatility matters to me because sometimes life and your likes can change. 

And you want to give a gift that will truly last a lifetime, is of good quality and value, and will complement every stage of life for her!

20 Cool Outdoor Gifts for Her

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AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press

For all the coffee lovers, this is a steal! Originally created for camping, this AeroPress is an absolute handy item for the outdoorsy woman who loves a nice cup of espresso and cold brew coffee. 

It can be used while on long weekend road trips, at work (without having to share the coffee machine), and even in hostels and shared apartments!


Versatility Factor: 10/10

Multiple Use: Road trips, hiking, camping, travel

The North Face Hikesteller Parka 

The North Face Hikesteller Parka is my newest favorite travel jacket. Although designed for hiking, this jacket is also great for the everyday commute, long haul flights, and for general travel (including running errands, which is my favorite). The jacket is long, and covers to the thigh, giving a slimmer silhouette. It is windproof and waterproof material keeps you protected when it is brisk or drizzling outdoors.

The North Face Hikesteller Parka comes with an adjustable hood, deep side pockets, elastic cuffs, and is double zippered. 

This lightweight parka jacket weighs about 1+ pounds and comes in dark colors like deep blue (teal), black, and taupe.  

This multi-sport rain jacket is a perfect outdoor gift for the women, who love to travel, hike, or anyone who lives in an area where rain is the norm. 

Pro-tip: For an easy transition from autumn to winter, add a base layer (thermal top) underneath the Hikestellar Parka Jacket. 


Versatility Factor: 8/10

Multiple Use: Hiking & sports, everyday commute, travel 

READ: Best lightweight travel jacket for women

KEEN Explore Waterproof Shoes 

Perfect shoes for the hiker, concrete walker or a casual sneaker, these KEEN Explore shoes can do it all. They are SUPER comfy, are lightweight and best of all waterproof.

Wear them for hiking for long hours, or city touring on cobblestone lanes. These shoes have built-in probiotic technology that breaks down sweat odor without the use of hazardous materials, making it comfortable to wear long day long. It is also equipped with a mesh lining.

It has ‘KEEN All-Terrain’ rubber outsole for higher-traction grip on multiple surfaces. It’s dual-density PU footbed with arch support gives long-lasting comfort to the wearer. 

KEEN Explore shoes come in a variety of colors. The light grey or beige can be teamed with dresses as well for casual vibes. 

Note: KEEN also has a version of these shoes in a hiking boot style, called KEEN Explore Boot Waterproof. You can check it out here. 


Versatility Factor: 8/10

Multiple Use: Hiking & sports, everyday commute, travel 

America the Beautiful – US National Parks Pass

For a national park lover, this is an awesome gift that she will treasure – a US National Parks Pass. Doesn’t matter if she likes to casually hiker or is a proficient backpacker, she will find a reason to make good use of this thoughtful gift!

The Parks Pass is valid for one whole year, and is accepted at over 2,000 sites! Another bonus, if you purchase via REI, they will donate 10% directly to the NPS.

Hydro Flask Water Bottle Wide-Mouth 40L

Super popular with casual or advanced hikers and outdoor lovers, the Hydro Flask Waterbottle comes in various colors, and is super functional – keeps water cold for up to 24 hours. You can also carry warm beverages, and it stays hot for up to 6 hours.

Its lid is super handy, as a grab and go bottle, or to attach it to a backpack.


Versatility Factor: 8/10

Multiple Use: Hiking & sports, everyday commute, travel 

Multi-use bandana AND headwear

A pretty bandana or a headgear can be used in so many different ways – from hiking to road trips and weekend beach days. You can opt for this beautiful Landmark Project Forest bandana here

Or if you prefer something more functional, opt for this headgear from Buff

Parks Project Clothing Items

Parks Project has various cool gifts for the outdoorsy favorite person in your life – from t-shirts, cute beanies, enamel mugs, bags, and more. You can check out everything from their collection here

Here is my favorite pick from the Parks Project items, available on REI

Patagonia Fleece Jacket

Perfect for the cold days – is this Patagonia Fleece jacket. I LOVE this and is super useful for travel, daily commute, hiking, and camping. It is super practical and warm for both late fall and winter months to use as a mid-layer. 

The fleece is lightweight, yet warm.

National Parks Scratch Map

A scratch map is a great way to bring wanderlust in the outdoor lover’s home. Here is an awesome US National Parks scratch map, in pretty olive green color

Each National Park is listed alphabetically and numbered so she can see where each park is and keep track. All the parks are printed as green trees and come with a sheet of mint tree stickers. 

Each time she visits a park, she can put a sticker and fill up the map with more and more trees each time.

REI Adventures – Outdoor Tours

Give her the gift of travel!

From National Parks in the States to overseas trips and ‘activity’ specific trips like backpacking and hiking, REI Adventures has you covered.

You can choose a gift of travel, by region, month, or interests for your favorite outdoorsy gal! All women’s trips, family or weekend adventures to traveler’s over 50 REI Adventures has a variety of packages that are available online to choose from. 

REI Adventures – Guided Trips

REI Adventures include explorations on foot, by kayak, canoe or raft, bicycle, safari, 4-wheel drive, cruise ship or a combination of these vehicles!

Novices or complete beginners are welcome, as they teach you to kayak or to safely summit a mountain. The travel group size is 4 to 16 participants, with options for private tours as well.

REI Adventure tours are led by experienced guides who LOVE the outdoors. Most importantly they are local, so you are getting first-hand experience in learning about their history and culture, and also supporting a community in return. 

Note: An outdoor gear is provided for each trip on their website (like personal items including clothing and equipment like trekking poles). Shared items like tents, rafting gear, sea kayaking, commissary and camping gear, etc. are included in most trips. 

Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket

A warm, sturdy, and a loving blanket to keep you toasty at night in a tent or on long road trips – this Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket is a keeper.

Wool is not itchy and very comfortable. It is composed of 86% wool and 16% cotton. It measures 86×66 inches, so it is on a larger size. And weighs about 3 pounds.  With a unique pattern and double-stitched edges, feel free to use it both indoors and outdoors. They will look gorgeous in an oversized armchair in your living room or basement, van or inside a tent. 

Use this Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket for extreme winter expeditions or casual outings including outdoor stadiums, beach dates and as a bed blanket in a woody cabin or at home – it is super versatile. 


Versatility Factor: 9.9/10

Multiple Use: Camping, beach dates, stadium nights, decor – as a throw blanket, road trips, warm bed blanket

Sea to Summit Silk Stretch Traveller Liner 

The Sea to Summit Silk Stretch Traveller Liner is a perfect companion for camping, globetrotters, and budget travelers.   As an outdoors sleeping liner, this will keep you protected from mosquitoes and insects and from weather elements. It can be used in summers or layered for winter camps (adds up to 10 degrees warmth). The size of the liner is generous for tall campers and travelers. 

The best part is it is lightweight, super easy for backpackers to carry in the wild or into the world. 

As a globetrotter, traveling from one city to the next, use this in train berths or airports during all long-overs. Or use this as a bedsheet when accommodation is not fantastic or if you just want some extra protection, in various hostels and hotels.

A fantastic, versatile and practical outdoors gift!

Note: Looking for more than a liner? REI Co-Op Bundle has a 2 person backpacking bundle, which includes REI Co-op Passage 2 tent with a footprint, REI Co-op Stratus Insulated Air sleeping pad (regular or long) and REI Co-op Trailbreak 30 sleeping bag (regular or long). This is perfect for an outdoor lovers couple! Click to view prices and reviews for the REI Co-Op Backpacking Bundle here.


Versatility Factor: 9.9/10

Multiple Use: Camping, trains and airports, road trips, hostels/hotels

YETI Rambler Wine Tumbler

YETI Rambler Wine Tumbler is a perfect outdoor gift for the wine lover in your life. It is a shatterproof, BPA-free insulated vacuum tumbler, that is perfect for camping nights, or outdoors garden get-togethers. It is made up of great quality with 18/8 stainless steel, and it can keep wine cooler for longer hours. With the double insulated walls, you don’t have to worry about the cold temperature touching your hands. 

Enjoy BBQ or bachelorette parties outdoors without having to worry about broken wine glasses, as it is shatterproof. 

Note: This item doesn’t have with lid or cover, and is dishwasher safe.


Versatility Factor: 9/10

Multiple Use: Store wine, whiskey, water, anything. Add ice before pouring drinks in to keep in cooler for longer. Use it anywhere from garden parties to camping, and beaches or while couch-surfing anywhere in the world. Perfect gifts for Mother’s Day too!

Kavu Rope Sling Bag

A super light, cute, and durable sling bag for day trips, commutes in the city, and Parks exploration – enter Kavu Rope Sling Bag.  
With enough room for daily essentials and an adjustable shoulder strap – this sling bag is a perfect travel companion. It comes with 4 exterior pockets for storing smaller electronics like cell-phone, accessories and more. 

With pretty prints and colors, you will find one to gift the outdoorsy lady in your life!

Note: The sling bag is designed for wearing it over the right shoulder. It is fabric is water-resistant and doesn’t come with a separate water bottle holder. If you prefer something for all trail hikes and are waterproof, go with the Osprey Daylite Shoulder Sling Bag.


Versatility Factor: 8/10

Multiple Use: Daily commute, travel & sightseeing, running errands, camp & cabin stays, weekend trips

READ: How to choose a travel sling bag and top picks

Nomadix All-Purpose Towel

An all-purpose towel is an outdoor lover’s bestie. This Nomadix All-Purpose Towel is made up of GRS-certified post-consumer recycled plastic and is super durable. This towel is lightweight and easy to pack. It is  7 x 3.5 inches in size and weighs 1.3 pounds. The fabric material is slip-resistant, quick-drying, and highly absorbent. 

The best part is that the antimicrobial treatment on the fabric inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria on the towel.  

With a variety of designs and prints from water waves to national parks, surely these towels are anything, but boring. They are perfect for the beach, hot yoga, travel, and water-sports. 


Versatility Factor: 8/10

Multiple Use: Beach, yoga & watersports, travel

Rite in the Rain Journal Adventure Kit by REI

An all-weather journal or outdoor notebook is a MUST in every adventurer’s backpack. Made with a super durable material its paper can withstand weather elements, whilst keeping your travel notes and trail memories intact.  The Rite in the Rain Journal Kit comes with a zippered tough weather-resistant cover and a pen that can be written from all angles, including upside down. It includes a 3 x 5 inches spiral notebook that can repel water, mud and other elements.

If you prefer gifting just a notebook journal, consider Rite in the Rain Hardcover notebook, which comes with an all-weather coating wood-based paper, which can be easily recycled.

It has 38 sheets (or 76 pages) to write on using any pencil, pressurized pen, wax marker or crayon when wet or dry; or permanent marker and ballpoint pen in dry conditions. It has a durable, all-weather Fabrikoid cover, which slides easily into backpacks and sling bags. 


Versatility Factor: 9.9/10

Multiple Use: Writing anywhere

Osprey Ariel AG 75 Backpack 

Osprey Ariel AG 75 pack for women is a lightweight bag, designed for hikers and backpackers.

This hiking backpack is equipped with one main compartment with 4 external pockets and space for storing a sleeping bag, water bottle, and other outdoor gear. There are internal valuable storage pockets as well as interior lid pockets.  

It has a heat-moldable hip belt, that provides better load transfer outstanding fit and comfort for heavy loads and long miles. The load adjustment straps are padded, to be comfortable on the shoulders. The dual-density foam fins with side-compression straps adjust to the wearer’s hips for load stability. 

The removable top lid can be used as a functional daypack or can be left at home to reduce the weight of the backpack. 

Osprey Ariel backpack comes in different colors to suit the lady traveler’s style and makes for a reliable long term travel companion.

Note: Hydration system compatible (reservoir sold separately). 


Versatility Factor: 8/10

Multiple Use: Travel, hiking, backpacking

Guide (book) to the US National Parks

Book lover and an outdoor enthusiast? Here is a perfect gift – Guide to all the US National Parks. It is inspirational and useful for new national parks or adventure lovers.

REI Gift Cards

Still undecided on what to gift? Get a gift card from REI – one of the most loved outdoor’s retail brands. From apparels to backpacks, flasks, camp stove, and other camping and hiking gear, this card has you covered!

Outdoor gifts for women socks, travel mug, camping blanket and more
Outdoor gifts for women

You can choose a beautiful outdoor scenery or design and send your love aka gift card virtually via email in minutes or have a plastic card delivered to their doorstep!

This one has a versatility score of 10/10!



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