11 Perfect Gifts For The Adventurer

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It’s that time of year again! Where people are excited for all things Christmas and are starting to put together gift wish lists. In this case, gifts for the Adventurer in your life.

Many go nuts on Black Friday, they sit and plan the days before on which order to attack the stores and then there is me….

I love cyber Monday because then I can avoid the crowds and get all my shopping done without endless searching for a parking spot. I don’t get everything online, however, for some things I just wait till last minute to grab.

Procrastination at its finest.

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This year, I thought I would be helpful and throw together a list of things any outdoor adventurer would love to have. In case a hint list was not left lying around for you to find. 

I have several adventure buddies, so I picked their brain along with what I love and compiled items that fit all budgets. I broke the list down into two categories: over $20 and under $20

Over $20

Jet Boil 

I absolutely LOVE my Jet Boil, it has changed my camping game so much. Personally, I like to pack as light as possible, so with this, I don’t have to lug a cooler of food, cooking pans, etc.

Jet Boil

My jet boil and backpacking food are all I need. (I could probably write a whole post on how good those foods are). Of course, I pack a few marshmallows too!

Find the reviews here.

Goal Zero Nomad 7 Solar Panel

Today with everything going high tech, a lot of hikers like to download maps of trails and the surrounding area on their phone. Eliminating the need to pack different paper maps.

Goal Zero Solar Panel

With this Goal Zero Solar Panel, you won’t have to worry about your phone dying while out on an adventure. (gotta update your journey on Instagram right?) It’s lightweight, packs very easily, and weatherproof making it a perfect gift.

Eagles Nest Outfitters Hammock 

Hammocks are quickly becoming the must-have item for every camping trip.

My hammock is the second thing I set up after the tent. Because what better way to relax after a day of hiking than peacing swinging in a hammocking listening to the sounds of nature.

There are two size options to choose from, the single and the double. I went with the double because I like having the extra room to lay in any position or use the extra material to wrap myself in like a cacoon.  

Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket 

So this jacket is probably the highest price gift on this list, but it is well worth it. The material in this jacket is thermally efficient and water repellent.

Men’s Jacket
Women’s Jacket

It is also incredibly warm and highly compressible, meaning if you need to shed the layer, it will pack up nice and tight inside your backpack. Not to mention it is a great company known for their highly regarded outerwear.

You can read reviews for women’s here and men’s here.

Under $20

Jet Boil French Press Accessory 

Not sure about you, but I feel like I can not function properly without a cup of coffee. This includes while out in the wilderness.

Enter the Jet Boil French Press, it allows you to brew up some great coffee without packing extra items. The French press accessory for the jet boil fits nicely inside the Jet Boil itself.

This can be a good little stocking stuffer if your adventurer already owns a Jet Boil.

Portable Camping cookware mess kit 

If you prefer to cook meals on the go versus the jet boil method, then having the right cookware is a must.

That’s why I recommend this portable cookware set. It comes with all the basics you need, packs up nicely, and fits a more frugal budget.

Suaoki Collapsible Led Lantern 

Go green with this led lantern. You can either charge it by USB port or use the built-in solar panel.

Why I like this lantern is that its collapsible (takes up less space) and is water resistant. You can even choose between three lighting modes. Not bad for a little compact light.

LE Led Headlamp 

Headlamps as silly as they may look are extremely useful for more than just camping. I’ve used mine to hike trails in the morning to get to that perfect sunrise spot.

The headlamp allows you to be hands free while illuminating what you need to see in front of you. This model has 4 lighting modes and comes with batteries. Which is a win since many things nowadays don’t include batteries.

LE Led Headlamp reviews.

Glacier Point Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle 

Another eco-friendly option to plastic water bottles is a stainless steal bottle. Stainless steel is the way to go because of the durability and insulation. Keep your liquids cold or warm longer without paying the high brand price.

Comes with a bonus alternate top

Read up on this Glacier Point reviews here.

Life Straw 

While we are on the topic of water, having a life straw is a must! While you might not need to use it every time, it is something that I consider an essential for every hike.

If you are every caught without your own supply of water, this straw allows you to drink from streams or rivers safely, by removing bacterias and particles.

Plus, this company is very committed to bringing safe drinking water to people around the world, so when you purchase a Life Straw they donate one to people in need. They also donate larger water filtration systems to whole villages.

You can find Life Straw reviews here.

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2 thoughts on “11 Perfect Gifts For The Adventurer”

  1. Loved the options of gifts for adventurers! I’m thinking about buying some of this stuff for myself !

    • Thanks! My personal favorite is the Jet Boil. It’s fast and super efficient in terms of packing light.


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