Outdoor Gift Ideas from $25 to $50

Looking for the perfect outdoor gift for a hiker, backpacker, runner or camper? Our gift guide features hand-picked hiking, backpacking and camping gifts from $25 - $50.

Atlanta Trails Outdoor Gift Guide: Gift ideas for the runner, hiker, camper, or backpacker on your gift list

We test tons of gear over the hundreds of hiking and backpacking miles we log each year, and we’ve wrapped our hand-selected favorite hiking & backpacking gear into our 2016 Outdoor Gift Guide to make shopping easy for the outdoor lover on your gift list.

We’ve sorted our favorite hiking, backpacking and camping gear and apparel by price and activity. Find the perfect gift – or find some new gear for your own outdoor adventures.

 
Rheos Gear Sapelos Floating Sunglasses  - outdoor gift ideas under $50

LOCALLY-OWNED IN ATL

Rheos Gear Floating Sunglasses

Why we love it

How many times have we lost sunglasses at the beach or on the water? (Seriously, we’ve lost count.) So we were super excited to find these stylish floating frames from a super awesome, outdoor-focused local Atlanta company. Rheos Gear offers wide range of styles, colors and lenses to match your adventure style.

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Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir 3L - backpacking gift ideas under $25

ULTIMATE HYDRATION

Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir 3L

Why we love it

The Osprey Hydraulics Reservoir is a game changer when it comes to hydration. Gone are the days of digging through our packs for water bottles when you’ve got a handy bite valve secured to your backpack. The result? We drink more water, drink more often, and stay better hydrated.

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Black Diamond Spot Headlamp - outdoor gift ideas

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

Why we love it

Light and bright, the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp shines a 200 lumen beam. When our adventures keep us out after dark or up before sunrise, hands free illumination is a necessity and this Black Diamond Spot has us covered, with three brightness settings and a strobe feature. And it’s waterproof, too.

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Lander Cascade Power Bank   - backpacking gift ideas

OFF-GRID ENERGY

Lander Cascade Power Bank

Why we love it

The Lander Cascade Power Bank is sleek and efficient keeping our smartphones and gadgets powered up while on the go. Three different sizes are available, offering plenty of power for all our off-grid adventures.

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Osprey Daylite Daypack - hiking gift ideas

Comfy Daypack

Osprey Daylite Daypack

Why we love it

The Osprey Daylite is a great backpack for everything from day hikes to the gym and cycling around town. It’s light, fits comfortably and offers plenty of room for water bottles, snacks and other small gear.

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GSI Outdoors Halulite Boiler backpacking pot - gift idea

Ultralight Cookware

GSI Outdoors Halulite 1.8 L Boiler

Why we love it

The Halulite 1.8 L Boiler is super light, durable and packs up nice and tight with a locking fold-up handle. The pot’s uncoated, anodized aluminum resists scratches and stains, and transfers heat quickly and uniformly making anything from boiling water to heating soup quick and easy. The interior easily nests a 220 g fuel canister and compact stove, keeping everything neat and organized in our backpack.

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Wander North Georgia T-shirt  - outdoor gift ideas

SHOP LOCAL

Wander North Georgia Iconic T-shirt

Why we love it

Shop local and support one of our favorite North Georgia businesses! Wander North Georgia’s Iconic Logo T-shirt is made of a super soft tri-blend material and has been pre-laundered for reduced shrinkage.

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REI Flash 18 Backpack - hiking gift ideas

Maximum Versatility

REI Flash 18 Backpack

Why we love it

This lightweight, versatile backpack is durable, well-designed, and, well, simple. It’s the simplicity that makes the REI Flash 18 pack one of our favorite backpacks for short hikes, urban exploration, day trips, and pretty much everywhere the load is light.

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Stanley Happy Hour 4x System - gift ideas for camping

HAPPY HOUR!

Stanley Happy Hour 4x System

Why we love it

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Campsite cocktail parties just got a lot easier with the Stanley Happy Hour 4x System featuring a martini shaker, strainer, jigger cap and 4 stainless steel rocks glasses. Everything you need for afternoon martinis by the pool, evening manhattans at the campsite, or margaritas on the deck.

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Stio Mizpah Beanie

Classic Warmth

Stio Mizpah Beanie

Why we love it

You can never have too many of this wintertime staple. The Mizpah Beanie from Stio is a simple, soft ribbed beanie perfect for cold weather adventures.

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Adventure Medical Ultralight First Aid Kit

Waterproof Safety

Adventure Medical Ultralight First Aid Kit

Why we love it

It’s always with us in case of an on-trail emergency. This waterproof medical kit is ultra-lightweight and includes essentials for accidents and emergencies out on the trail.

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GSI Outdoors Halulite 2.0 L Pot

Camp Kitchen Essentials

GSI Outdoors Halulite 2.0 L Pot

Why we love it

We love cooking with the Halulite series from GSI Outdoors, and the 2.0 L Pot is a staple of our camp kitchen. The pot’s durable, uncoated, anodized aluminum construction heats up quickly and doesn’t mark or scratch. And the pot’s silicone thumb pads and integrated strainer make it easy to strain water when we’re cooking up a campsite masterpiece.

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Patagonia Capilene Tops

Layering Essentials

Women’s Patagonia Capilene Tops

Why we love it

The Capilene baselayer system from Patagonia offers a wide range of weights and styles, from lightweight to heavyweight, short sleeve to long sleeve, to make layering easy. They’re soft and comfy as a base-layer, and they transition well to an outer layer once the sun warms things up a little. And they’re super breathable and fast-drying, too.

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Patagonia Capilene Base Layer Shirts

Layer it On

Patagonia Capilene Base Layer Shirts

Why we love it

Simply put, we love the Capilene baselayer system from Patagonia. These long-sleeve and short-sleeve mens shirts are soft and comfy as a base layer, and work perfectly as outerwear after the day warms up. They’re breathable and fast-drying, making them awesome for active outdoor activities. And Capilene is available in a range of weights, from lightweight to heavyweight, to ensure comfort in a wide range of temps.

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Kurgo Loft Dog Jacket - dog gift ideas

WARM & TOASTY

Kurgo Loft Dog Jacket

Why we love it

Jake loves a wintertime adventure – but gusty winds and snowy trails can leave him shivering. He absolutely loves his Loft Jacket from Kurgo! It keeps him toasty warm and on the move. The jacket is made of high quality waterproof Microtomic ripstop nylon, with a Polytech fill, and is machine washable for easy clean-up. Adventure pup approved!

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Ruffwear Slackline Leash

Top Dog

Ruffwear Slackline Leash

Why we love it

This durable, adjustable-length leash features a swivel clip to help prevent tangles, and a adjustable-length handle that can be clipped to our waist for hands-free holding. The Slackline’s handle is well-padded: it makes handling a high-energy, squirrel-crazy puppy like Jake much more manageable. Great color variety, too!

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Ruffwear Top Rope Collar - dog gift ideas for the holidays

Ruff and Tumble

Ruffwear Top Rope Collar

Why we love it

This is, hands down, the best collar we’ve used. It’s super durable and well made, with an easy-clasp metal leash attachment. And we love the Top Rope’s thoughtful design details, like the rubber tag silencer and reflective trim. It’s survived hundreds of miles on the trail, hundreds of swims in rivers and lakes, dozens of dunks in mud puddles, and it’s still looking prime and pristine. It’s one exceptional collar.

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Ruffwear Front Range Harness

Keep ‘Em Secure

Ruffwear Front Range Dog Harness

Why we love it

We’ve tried other-brand double-clip harnesses with Jake, and while we loved the results (the double collar and chest clip-ins drastically reduce pulling), we were underwhelmed by their quality and fit. The Front Range wraps this double-clip design in the durable, comfortable Ruffwear construction that we love. It makes for one happy, secure pup on the trail, and gives us extra control when his bursts of crazy puppy energy explode (ie, when a squirrel crosses the trail!).

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Ruffwear Track Jacket  - hiking dog gift ideas

HIGH VISIBILITY

Ruffwear Track Jacket

Why we love it

This brightly colored, lightweight dog jacket provides extra visibility in low-light situations. It’s great for early morning runs – and great for hikes in the wilderness during hunting season, too. And the Track Jacket’s athletic fit covers well, but gives plenty of room for motion – great for a pup on the go.

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REI Gift Card

Let them choose!

REI Gift Card

Why we love it

What’s not to love about an REI gift card?! With a huge selection of top outdoor brands, envy-worthy gear and a staff of outdoor-loving experts, it’s like an outdoor gear paradise. Not sure what to gift this year? Let them decide!

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Make a Donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

HELP MAINTAIN AND PROTECT THE AT

Make a Donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Why we love it

Help maintain and protect the trail that we all love! Make a donation to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and help support the organization tasked with the awesome responsibility of managing, maintaining and protecting the entire AT as well as stewardship of the lands and watersheds along its length.

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Make a Donation to the Georgia Conservancy

HELP CONSERVE GEORGIA’S NATURAL RESOURCES

Georgia Conservancy Gift Membership

Why we love it

Preserve the beauty and resources of our state! Give a gift membership to the Georgia Conservancy, and help protect and conserve Georgia’s natural resources. ‘Our work for land conservation, environmental advocacy, coastal protection, sustainable growth and outdoor stewardship recognizes the connection between the environment, the economy and our quality of life.’

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