gift ideas for guys that love the great outdoors

Crackling campfires, scenic views, and endless exploration and activities. Who doesn’t love the great outdoors? According to the Outdoor Industry Association, half of Americans participated in outdoor recreation in 2018. If you know a guy who loves the great outdoors, check out these gift ideas that are ideal for any occasion.

Survival Knives

Survival knives are knives that are used for survival purposes in the great outdoors. These knives can be used for wood carving or cutting, skinning, trapping, gear adjustments, and as a hammer or stake. Survival knives can also be used as a means of self-defense and to assist in first-aid emergencies.

There are numerous types of survival knives. Each one serves a different purpose. When purchasing a survival knife, consider the blade thickness, blade length, blade materials, blade spine, blade grind, and whether you prefer serrated or fine edges.

Camping Hammock

A camping hammock is suspended and hung between two trees. It can be set up near your campsite or brought along on a hiking adventure for when you need a break. Camping hammocks can be purchased in different styles and sizes depending on what you’re looking for. They can also be used as a substitute for a tent.

Hiking Boots

Hiking boots are designed to be resistant to the outdoors. Due to their durability and quality, they protect your feet and ankles from rocks, debris, water, and injuries during outdoor activities. Hiking boots have very grippy soles that can take on the toughest terrain.

These boots can be purchased in different styles depending on what you’re looking for. Key factors to look for are weight, breathability, cushioning, support, and comfort.

Hydroflask Water Bottle

Hydroflask water bottles are reusable bottles that keep your cold liquids cold and your hot liquids hot. These stainless steel water bottles are portable, durable and customizable. They can be purchased in a standard mouth style, wide mouth style, wide mouth trail style, straw lid style, kids wide mouth style and more. They’re the perfect bottle to take on any outdoor adventure to keep you hydrated.

YETI Cooler

YETI coolers offer extreme insulation power and durability. These coolers are weather-resistant, leak-proof and waterproof. All of your drinks and meals will remain fresh and chilled inside this one-of-a-kind cooler. They’re easy to bring along and come in different sizes and shapes. YETI also sells lunch bags and soft coolers.

Field Watch

A field watch is another name for a military watch. These stainless steel watches tell time, are constructed to be dust and waterproof and have quality movement. They’re built to withstand tough conditions, so they’re perfect for an outdoor adventure. Field watches also have large numerals, luminous hands, high contrast dial and glare-proof crystal. They come in different sizes and fits and are customizable to your preference.

Minimalist Wallet

A minimalist wallet is the best type of wallet for outdoor adventures. They have a slim structure and carry what's only necessary. On an outdoor adventure, you don’t need to bring a bulky wallet with all your money and credit cards. A small, minimal and portable wallet will do the job. Many minimalist wallets are made of durable, strong, and scratch-proof material. These functional and compact wallets are customizable and come in different designs and sizes.

Axe Throwing Classes

Axe throwing is a popular indoor sport that can be an incredible outdoor skills demonstration. Superficially, the only thing axe throwing requires is a target and a well-ballanced axe. However, while anyone can throw an axe - it actually takes some skill to throw it correctly.

There are different types of axes that you can purchase depending on the level of difficulty. So for the true outdoorsman you'll want to buy him a great axe but also some classes at a local axe throwing club to hone skills to perfection outside of the party atmosphere that typically surrounds an axe throwing party.

Polarized Sunglasses

Polarized sunglasses filter out light that is vibrating toward you. They’re great for reducing glare, providing clarity of sight and reducing eye strain. They’re durable sunglasses that sit comfortably on the face. Since they reduce glare, they’re perfect for outdoor activities like skiing, fishing, canoeing or even simply driving.

Merino Wool T-shirt

Merino wool t-shirts are lightweight and breathable. They’re made out of a performance fabric, provide natural sun protection and knock out the odor. They also come in different shirt styles, including long sleeve, short sleeve and tank tops. Any guy who loves the outdoors will welcome one of these shirts.