Do you know or love someone that loves the great outdoors? The fiercest outdoorsy guys and outdoorsy gals love to be in the outdoor element all year long. Rain or shine, they can be found angling for fish, trekking up perilous peaks, and floating the rapids. Here are some of the best gifts for outdoorsy guys and gals that can be found, which includes a mixture of practical necessities and a few slightly flashy indulgences.
The Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Guys and Gals
Float Fishing Reels
Finding the best float fishing reel won’t take long if you know your guy or gal that loves the outdoors. You do need to consider many factors, including price, slippage, back-play, weight, and performance. Above all, you need to know how experienced he or she is at float fishing. If she’s a veteran, your search will lead you in one direction, and if he’s a novice, no problem. There are plenty of options for beginners.
Speaking of fishing, an assortment of fishing lures that are designed for multiple species of fish and for freshwater or for saltwater is also a great gift!
An insulated thermos is a welcome sight on any trip into the outdoors. They make great containers for hot cocoa or coffee, which can be a wonderful pick-me-up on winter camping trips or early morning hunts. They are also great for cold beverages on a hot day. Find one that keeps the liquid hot, or cold, for up to 24 hours, and you’re sure to make them smile.
If you can believe it, the Sierra Club reports that around 600,000 go missing in the woods yearly. Many of them return, but sadly, some don’t. You don’t want to be up half the night every night on your loved one’s camping trips and worry about him or her becoming one of the 600,000. You don’t want to become one of them either, if you’re along for the trip. Using a water resistant watch with GPS capabilities, and long battery life, is a great idea.
Some lovers of nature will prefer a more tactical watch, that can be charged with solar and has a built in 3-axis compass with barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems and can go dark with stealth mode to disable wireless communication and data sharing. Yes, there’s a watch for that. LOL
Light Weight Down Jacket
Out in unforgiving cold temperatures, a lightweight down jacket just makes good sense. One that has down that is responsibly sourced with Responsible Down Standard (RDS)-certified down insulation goes a long way toward making the wearer feel good, too. Guy or gal, hood or no hood, it’s a good idea to bundle up with some down!
Even if it’s not cold enough to give you frostbite, allowing yourself to go cold in frigid temperatures is extremely bad for your health. You expend a ton of energy just shivering, so wrap up in a down jacket to keep warm.
Fire Starting Kit
Speaking of staying warm—every outdoorsy person needs to know how to start a fire with mere twigs, rocks, and brush. Whether an expert at fire building, or a fire starting novice, every outdoorsy guy and gal will appreciate a waterproof fire-starter kit with all the equipment he needs to combust.
The Great Outdoors
It’s a big beautiful world out there. Encourage your loved one to explore it, and consider joining in! You’ll discover that there are wonders beyond what anyone could conceive if you just stayed home. Check out my Must Have Camping Gear Guide for even more ideas!