Whether she’s your adventure partner for life, your audaciously courageous sibling, or your resolute mother-in-law, if she loves experiencing the world, this outdoor gift guide was curated just for her, by women just like her. ~The OFM Gear Editors
It can be tricky to find the perfect outdoor gift for an adventurous mom. We get it. You want to buy something she’ll be able to use and abuse, something that will up her adventure game, make staying out late into the night more comfortable, memories more recordable, and overall experiences more enjoyable.
That’s why this year, Outdoor Families Magazine is offering an A-game outdoor gift guide for the adventurous mom on your list. The goal? Make sure you can find the perfect present for her. This year.
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10 Best Outdoor Gifts for Mom
Here’s what the trail-running, kayaking, rock-climbing, and Mother Nature–obsessed adventurous mom in your life really wants this year.
The first outdoor gift on our list is perfect for your bold beauty! We absolutely LOVE these signed, limited edition, fine art nature prints from Kerem Hanci Photography. So, bring the beauty of the outdoors inside to brighten up any space!
Merrell’s Agility Peak Flex Shoes
Price: $88.88 – $135.00*
This trail runner with FLEXconnect™ cushions, flexes and protects for agility to excel on long runs and rugged terrain, and is the perfect outdoor gift for mom. Features include fabric, mesh, and TPU upper, reflective details for increased visibility in low light, and Hyperlock™ molded TPU heel counter for security during quick decents and sharp turns.
Cotopaxi’s Teca Jacket
The Teca is a highly packable, weather-resistant layer that’s ideal for windy ridge hikes, breezy bike rides, and minimalist travels, making it a no-fuss outdoor gift for adventure mom. Its form-fitting scuba hood and front zip help you batten down the hatches when the winds kick up. And, well Cotopaxi is a do-gooder!
Sea Eagle Inflatable Sport Kayak
This affordable inflatable Sport Kayak is as lightweight and portable as it gets, yet still remarkably stable and durable. It weighs just 32 lbs. and packs down small enough to fit in the smallest car trunk. Don’t let the light weight fool you. It’s a rugged kayak rated to hold 3 people or 650 lbs. However, it’s best-suited space wise to accommodate two persons.
Sea Eagle Sport Kayaks pack to a fraction of their inflatable size, can be carried almost anywhere there is water and set up in less than 10 minutes! – They are a great fun outdoor gift for beginners and experienced paddlers alike. With a lightweight design and efficient hull shape, the Sport Kayaks are swift paddling boats and easy to handle for young or old alike.
Matador Freerain24 Backpack
Matador FreeRain24 Waterproof Packable Backpack uses the finest materials to offer superior performance in the smallest possible package. Ideal for travelers this outdoor gift packs away to fit in the palm of your hand and unpacks into a 24 Liter backpack with a waterproof main compartment, perfect for explorers!
Y&Y’s Classic Belay Glasses
Y&Y Classic is the first model of the Y&Y range and it’s their bestseller. Its good quality has been proven by thousands of climbers, making it a sure-fire outdoor gift winner for climbing moms. Thanks to the flexible glasses bows and frame, it can adjust to any face shapes. It allows you to belay your partner with comfort and safety.
Garmin vívoactive 3 GPS Smartwatch
From playing to paying, the Garmin vívoactive 3 is the outdoor gift for any mom with an life. Make contactless payments with ease, right from your watch, and with more than 15 preloaded sports apps — you can choose how you like to get fit. Built-in GPS lets you record the distance, pace, location and more for your outdoor activities.
Cotton Carrier’s Skout
The Cotton Carrier Skout sling style harness for one camera is the perfect camera carrying system for hikers, travelers, skiers, climbers, bikers and more. This outdoor gift for moms who love to capture the moment, fastens to the strap of a back pack, sling style bag or even your belt, keeping your hands free, your equipment safe and your body mobile. Ready to shoot. Right now!
The Kindle Paperwhite E-Book
Kindle Paperwhite E-Book has an improved high-resolution display for easy reading outdoors, with a single charge that can last up to six weeks. Paperwhite also now offers Bookerly, a warm font crafted from the ground up for reading on digital screens. If you’re considering this as an outdoor gift for mom, also sign her up for Amazon Kindle Unlimited (try the 30-Day Free Trial), and check out Audible to get two free audiobooks!
Groove Life Silicon Rings
Groove Life is the world’s first breathable active ring that is not only super comfortable but functional. Born from need, GROOVE raises the bar on traditional silicone activewear rings with its flexible material, patent pending inner breathable design, and beautiful colors. It’s the perfect outdoor gift for active moms.
*All listed prices were confirmed at time of publish and are subject to change.
Jennifer Fontaine is the founder of Outdoor Families Magazine, publisher of MommyHiker.com, a blog to encourage outdoor activities with children, and an activist filmmaker inspiring dynamic change in the world.