I’ve scoured countless items to bring you the best of the best, the unique, the “I bet s/he doesn’t have this yet”, holiday gift items for outdoor enthusiasts for this 2021 Outdoor Gift Guide!
2021 Outdoor Gift Guide
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Haeleum Faran Sport Hiking Shirt
Made of 100% Moisture wicking Natural Stretch DrýTru Polyester that is treated with EPA-registered Insect Shield® Repellent Technology which lasts through 70 launderings, this is the ultimate hiking/outdoor shirt. Weighing in at just 2oz, it comes in 7 different colors and has 40+ UPF sun protection.
Bubi Silicone Bottle (and flip top lid)
Made of medical-grade silicone that is BPA and Microbial free, this is the ultimate water bottle for outdoor enthusiasts that can be used not only as a water bottle but also as a hot or cold compress! It is freezer safe, heat resistant up to 500F, microwave & dishwasher safe, and flips inside out for easy cleaning. Choose from several colors, multiple cap options, and bottle sizes.
O-Pen Pocket Water Purifier
Weighing in at only 1.2oz and the size of a ballpoint pen, the O-Pen is highly effective against bacteria, viruses, giardia, cryptosporidium, typhoid fever, coliform, dysentery, cholera, infectious jaundice, hepatitis, influenza virus, e-coli, enteric, and many other dangerous microorganisms, according to their website, by infusing the water with tiny bubbles of ozone gas. It also removes unpleasant tastes and odors. It will purify 16oz of water in less than a minute and is rechargeable with each charge purifying about 15L of water (30 uses).
These down booties (socks) from Goosefeet Gear are a must for those cold winter nights outside. Made with 850 fill power DownTek down with the option to overfill for extra warmth, they can also be worn around camp when you purchase the optional waterproof over booties. These socks come in several different color combinations and have elastic ankle cuffs to make sure they stay put and keep in the warmth.
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Lightload Towels were originally created as a cleaning towel for long-distance hiker’s for their personal care while out on the trail for days on end. These towels come in multiple sizes, are compressed into tiny squares, are durable, lightweight, super absorbent, and can be used over and over again. They are also fast drying which is a major bonus.
Whenever I am outdoors or working out, I always have my long hair up in a ponytail. Most of the time I just go through the hassle of sticking it through the hole where the size adjustment strap is then using a ponytail holder to secure it. It works fine, but I have always hated how low my ponytail is. Trailheads came out with their own version and it is amazing.
The hat itself is made of polyester and spandex (which makes it super comfortable and warm on cold days) and it has a dedicated hole for that ponytail! It currently comes in two colors, black and gray. This is by far my favorite item in my 2021 Outdoor Gift Guide!
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Mittens are a must in cold weather while outdoors (they keep your hands warmer than typical gloves). The problem with regular mittens is that you have to completely remove the mittens if you need to use your fingers. Convertible mittens are your answer. These convertible mittens from Trailheads are warm, have an extended cuff (huge bonus points there), have a reflective stripe, have 4-way stretch allowing for maximum movements, and silicone grips on the palms.
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Convertible Running Gloves
If you are a runner (or are buying for a runner), these convertible running gloves by Trailheads will be right up your alley. They can be worn as regular running gloves or transformed into mittens. When being used as gloves the mitten portion can be tucked into its own pocket that is located on the wrist. They are reflective, touch screen compatible, have brow wipe gride fleece located on the thumb, and have extended cuffs.
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Hybrid Card Wallet
If you are going to be outdoors, you need your wallet to be durable, weatherproof, and slim. As a bonus, this wallet also has RFID blocking technology and a no-slip grip to keep your cards and money safe while being active. It’s lightweight and even has a spot to hold their mini pen (see below for those details).
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This has got to be the smallest pen I have ever seen which makes it perfect to stow away in a backpack or to take on long-distance hikes for those of us that still love to write, even while on the trail. It fits perfectly in the Allett Hybrid Card Wallet above. It is 3.3″ in length, made of stainless steel, has a twist top design, a clip to easily secure it to the wallet or other material, and weighs just 0.3 ounces (8.5g).
There you have it! The 2021 Outdoor Gift Guide for outdoor lovers! 10 unique items for the outdoor lover in your life! Have some other suggestions to add to the list? Comment below and let me know about them! If you are a company that would like to have your product reviewed, please click here.