Women’s Outdoor Gift Ideas: Outdoor Gift Guide for Her

Looking for gift ideas for the runner, hiker or outdoor-loving lady on your list? Our women's outdoor clothing gift guide features our trail-tested favorite women's apparel, and the women's outdoor clothing gifts that top our own lists this year.

Our Women's Outdoor Clothing Gift Guide features our top picks for outdoor clothing gifts for women

We rack up thousands of miles each year in the outdoors, and we’re avid runners, hikers, backpackers, paddlers and cyclists. We’re united in the belief that great, well-designed outdoor apparel should be simultaneously high performing and stylish – keeping us dry, comfy, cool and moving on the trail, while looking good, too.

We’ve wrapped our favorite women’s outdoor clothing into our 2016 Outdoor Gift Guide to make gift giving easy for the active woman on your list. Find the perfect gift for someone you love – or some stylish new apparel for your own adventures.

 
Stio Basic Power Dry Zip Neck  - outdoor gift ideas for guys

Cozy Performance

Stio Basic Power Dry Zip Neck

Why we love it

We can’t get enough of the Power Dry! This versatile mid-weight pullover is perfect for layering with a waterproof outer shell or puffy during wet, wintery weather – or as a top layer during milder temps. The center zipper opens deep for excellent ventilation during heavy activity, and the quick drying polyester-wool blend wicks moisture away, keeping us dry and comfortable.

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Rheos Gear Sapelos Floating Sunglasses  - outdoor gift ideas for women

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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Stio Hometown Down Jacket

Downright Cozy

Stio Hometown Down Jacket

Why we love it

It’s a winter must-have, especially when temps plummet. This 800-fill-goose-down-insulated jacket blends warmth, comfort, packability and style for winter adventures. The Hometown Down Jacket from Stio is filled with HyperDRY water repellent goose down, a premium, water repellant down that stays dryer and warmer than untreated down. It’s been our go-to during the past few bi-polar winters in the Southeast.

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Mizuno Wave Rider Running Shoe  - outdoor gift ideas for women

HIT THE ROAD

Mizuno Wave Rider Running Shoe

Why we love it

We’ve covered some serious mileage in our Wave Riders over the past decade, and have loved every step, from easy jogs through Piedmont Park to epic distance training on the Silver Comet Trail. The Wave Rider is breathable, lightweight and offers plenty of support underfoot to take us wherever the pavement leads. (And, did you know? Mizuno USA is based in Atlanta!)

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Smartwool Cuffed Beanie - outdoor gift ideas

WARM IN WOOL

Smartwool Cuffed Beanie

Why we love it

Perfect for cold weather adventures! This ultra-comfortable, 100% Merino wool cuffed beanie is lightweight and warm – and ultra-soft, without the itch of traditional wool.

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Darn Tough Socks - outdoor gift ideas

MADE IN THE USA + GUARANTEED FOR LIFE

Darn Tough Socks

Why we love it

Darn Tough socks are nearly indestructible and darn comfortable – and they’re unconditionally guaranteed, for life! Fast drying and wicking merino wool keeps our feet comfy and dry, even on the longest adventures. Sizes, thicknesses and heights are available for just about any type of outdoor activity.

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Atlanta Trails T-shirts - hiking gift ideas

WEAR YOUR ATL LOVE

Atlanta Trails T-shirts

Why we love it

Help support Atlanta Trails – and show off your love of Georgia’s outdoors. The front features the Atlanta skyline, set in Georgia’s mountains, coastline and waterways, and the back features an Atlanta Trails logo. Available in 100% cotton, women’s and dry-fit styles.

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Lowa Innox GTX Mid Hiking Boot - hiking gift ideas

Streamlined and Stable

Lowa Innox GTX Mid Hiking Boot

Why we love it

The Lowa Innox GTX Mid has quickly become one of our go-to boots for just about any outdoor adventure. The Innox GTX is waterproof but breathable, keeping us dry and warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The durable, grippy sole keeps us firmly planted on the trail in challenging terrain, and its streamlined profile and light weight (only one pound each) allows us to keep up the pace without extra weight and bulk.

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Stio Martsten Down Vest

Classic Style

Stio Martsten Down Vest

Why we love it

This vest is thoughtfully constructed with comfy, durable fabric and 650-fill water repellent HyperDRY™ goose down, making it ultra layer-worthy. And the overall style and colorblocking make it super versatile and ready to go from town to trail all winter long.

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Mizuno Wave Kazan Trail Running Shoe  - outdoor gift ideas for women

OUR FAVORITE TRAIL RUNNER

Mizuno Wave Kazan Trail Running Shoe

Why we love it

Ashley Walsh, ultra-marathoner and frequent Atlanta Trails contributor, swears by Mizuno Wave Kazan trail running shoe. The Kazan’s light weight and traction-packed sole keep her planted on the trail and moving over varied terrain. (And, did you know? Mizuno USA is based in Atlanta!)

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Columbia Womens Saturday Trail Convertible Pants

Double Time

Columbia Womens Saturday Trail Convertible Pants

Why we love it

These Columbia pants feature zip-off legs that serve double duty as both shorts and pants. Why do we love them? As temperatures range throughout the day, they’re a great chilly-morning hiking pant – and then, after a few zipper pulls, a perfect pair of comfy shorts for mid-day sunny warmth.

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Patagonia Capilene Tops

Layering Essentials

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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Stio Sweetwater Fleece Hoodie - outdoor gift ideas for women

MODERN TWIST

Stio Sweetwater Fleece Hoodie

Why we love it

We love this modern update to a classic favorite! There’s nothing like a comfy fleece hoodie on a frosty morning, but Stio has upped the game with the Sweetwater Fleece. A stylish cut and feminine details like ruched collar, contrasting zipper and drop tail hem make this a versatile piece for hitting the trail or hitting the town.

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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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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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Cotopaxi Sambaya Terracotta Fleece

Gear for Good

Cotopaxi Sambaya Terracotta Fleece

Why we love it

A fleece that keeps us warm and does good for the world? We’ll take two! This fleece looks so comfortable we don’t think we’ll ever want to take it off. With it’s Polartech Powerstretch construction, it seems ultra-warm, and we love that it comes equipped with thumbholes, a hoody, and a slim fit. Plus, through a partnership with Radiating Hope (radiatinghope.org), with each purchase, a patient in Senegal gets a cancer treatment. Amazing.

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Feetures Elite Merino+ Socks

Superior fit

Feetures Elite Merino+ Socks

Why we love it

Feetures socks offer an incredible fit and an incredibly soft wear. Made from a merino wool blend, they’re ultra-breathable in hot weather, don’t slide in our boots or shoes like other socks we’ve worn, and provide great arch support via a soft, ribbed panel. And the merino wool blend wicks moisture to keep our feet dry, and helps keep the socks odor-free. They come in a range of heights and cushioning for multiple sports – and they’re great for everyday wear, too.

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Vasque Inhaler GTX Hiking Boot

Breathe Easy

Vasque Inhaler GTX Hiking Boot

Why we love it

There’s nothing that kills an awesome outdoor adventure faster than wet feet. The Vasque Inhaler GTX is one of our top choices when planning a wet weather trek; from splashing through Jacks River in the Cohutta Wilderness to chasing waterfalls at Amicalola Falls, these boots have it covered. They’re waterproof and breathable, thanks to the Gore-Tex lining, and keep us moving no matter the trail’s terrain.

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Asheville Trails T-shirts - hiking gift ideas

WEAR YOUR AVL LOVE

Asheville Trails T-shirts

Why we love it

Help support Asheville Trails, our newest site – and show off your love of western North Carolina’s beauty. The front features an Asheville mountainscape graphic, and the back features an Asheville Trails logo. Available in 100% cotton, women’s and dry-fit styles.

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Ahnu Sugarpine Womens Hiking Boot

Sweet Kicks

Ahnu Sugarpine Womens Hiking Boot

Why we love it

The Sugarpine from Ahnu delivers performance, style and stability in a waterproof hiking boot. We’ve loved the way these boots have kept our feet dry and comfortable while trekking through some serious Georgia winter weather, on and off trail. This versatile boot is one of our go-to faves for mid-length hiking adventures, or anytime we see the forecast calling for wet weather or soggy trails.

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Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System - hiking gift ideas

ICE ICE BABY

Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System

Why we love it

A must-have for wintertime adventures! The Kahtoola MICROspikes make trekking on icy or snowy trails a breeze with 12 stainless steel spikes per foot. The pair fit into an included travel tote for easy and convenient packing in a bag, pocket or backpack.

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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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