The holiday season is well and truly upon us. And this year our friends and family deserve to be treated even more than usual!

With so many of us taking up outdoor activities like hiking, running, and cycling during 2020, we’ve been thinking about the best gift giving ideas for outdoorsy hobbies. Exercising outdoors has been proven to boost your mental wellbeing and get you working out for longer. Giving a thoughtful gift to encourage your loved ones to keep up their new regime is a brilliant idea and they’ll be reaping the benefits long after Christmas.

For inspiration, check out these 8 gift giving ideas:

1. Try Glamping

For the outdoor lover in your life who values their creature comforts, treat them to a glamping experience in a beautiful location. Glamping (glamourous camping), is a great way to spend the night outdoors whilst still have access to electricity, beds, and real bathrooms! You can buy glamping experiences all over the U.S. online with accommodation ranging from converted horse carts to wigwams and treehouses!

If you’re looking for a smaller gift, try looking for small gifts that can make their camping trips more comfortable and memorable. Fairy lights, fluffy blankets, and portable coffee makers are all great ideas.

2. Protective Clothing

Who says Christmas presents can’t be stylish and protective at the same time? Show your friends and family that you’re looking out for them, by treating them to new outdoor activewear that looks after their skin and body!

BloqUV activewear is high-quality, beautifully designed, and blocks 98% of UVA/UVB rays. So it’s perfect for those who spend a lot of time working out in the sun. Plain T-shirts only block 5% of harmful light, which could lead to skin damage in the future, even if you tan.

With a range of multi-functional styles, BloqUV has gifting ideas for everyone. Fashionable sun protective clothing that’s lightweight, comfortable, and breathable- what’s not to like!

3. A New Backpack

Another great gifting option for outdoorsy folk is a new travel backpack that can go with them on their adventures. Look for packs that have multiple pockets to store equipment and food, plus an inbuilt pouch for a camelback if your loved one enjoys long excursions into the wild!

Hikers and wild campers will also value extra straps to attach roll mats and sleeping bags.

When purchasing a backpack, look for a piece that’s stylish and durable. It’s likely to see some action and will be thrown around a fair bit, so you’ll want to make sure it’s built to last.

4. Hiking Gear

If your friend is a keen hiker, why not buy them new gear they will use. For example, water-resistant, sweat-proof clothing will always go down a storm, particularly if you buy items that can be layered up, so they can enjoy the trail whatever the weather throws at them. A headlamp is also a great idea if your friend enjoys camping after their hikes and it will keep them safe if they end up out during the night.

You can never go wrong with gadgets either! There are a whole host of nifty, space, and weight-saving gadgets that can help hikers reduce the number of supplies they need on their walks, helping them to walk further and faster. Mini water filters, for example, allow hikers to drink safely from streams on their route, so they don’t need to carry gallons of water for their trip.

5. A Smartwatch with GPS

This gift giving idea is perfect for the outdoor lover who tends to get lost or is famously late back from their trips! Smartwatches with inbuilt positioning technology get your friend get home safely by helping them to navigate their route. They’re especially useful if they get caught in adverse weather with low visibility.

A smartwatch has the added advantage of giving you peace of mind. They can be tracked from mobiles and laptops, so the recipient of your gift can be located no matter where they are!

6. Spend a Night Stargazing

If you want to give your loved one a memorable gift this year, try organizing a night stargazing in a picturesque, rural location. The two of you can take the car, a picnic, and maybe even some champagne to make it a truly special moment and then kick back as you look up to the skies and spend the night chatting away. It’s the perfect way to disconnect from your busy day to day lives and enjoy each other’s company.

Don’t forget to pack a few blankets, big jumpers, and a hot water bottle if you’re heading out in December! It’s cold out there.

7. An All-Weather Bandana

Outdoor lovers will understand the benefits of a great unisex bandana! Hikers, climbers, and cyclists have been using bandanas for years to protect them from the sun, wind, and rain. But in 2020, they’ve become even more popular thanks to their additional use as a face covering.

This unisex bandana by BloqUV can be used as a scarf, face-covering, and hat so that your friend is equipped for anything their excursion throws at them! It also protects them from sun damage by blocking UVA and UVB rays. It’s a win-win!

8. A House Plant

Even if they fancy themselves to be a real Walden, outdoor enthusiasts can’t spend all of their time outside. Help them bring nature into their home by gifting them a house plant for the holiday season!

Having houseplants has been proven to make us happy and healthier so they’re the perfect gift if the dreary winter weather is getting your friend down. Consider buying a plant with proven benefits, like snake plants and spider plants, to give your pal an uplifting boost!

Gift Giving for Your Outdoorsy Friends Made Simple

Finding the perfect gift for your outdoorsy friends and families doesn’t have to be difficult! Outdoor lovers are often the easiest to buy for as they value practical gifts that make their hobbies easier and more fun!

Use these gift giving ideas for inspiration. And whatever your loved ones doing outside, help them to stay protected by using the best equipment and sun-proof clothing. Check out our entire collection to find activewear that will look after them whilst they enjoy their hobbies.

January 13, 2023 — Gabriella Lowell
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