Outdoor gifts
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Outdoor gifts
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Be a Sport

Those who love the great outdoors usually love it in all seasons. They ski and skate, run and hike, swim and bike — and sometimes, just sit out in the backyard taking in the beauty of nature. Our suggestions are designed to not only please the outdoor-lovers on your list — but also take it easy on your wallet ... you're welcome. (Keep these 30 Experiences Worth Giving This Holiday Season in mind, too.)

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LE LED Camping Lantern
Amazon

LE LED Camping Lantern

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Price: $20 from Amazon
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Around the campsite or simply to take along on a hike, this battery-powered LED model with 1000 LM features four light modes. It can also serve as a waterproof tent light, an emergency flashlight, or illumination for the next hike or fishing trip.

Oraolo Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Amazon

Oraolo Portable Bluetooth Speakers

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Price: $46 from Amazon
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It's not a party until the music starts, right? Get the next picnic, backyard barbecue or camp site rockin' with this waterproof, well-reviewed (4.5 stars from 600-plus buyers) audio accessory. It features dual-speaker configuration, a durable rubber exterior, up to 20 hours of playtime — and noise/wind-reduction technology making it ideal for use in the great outdoors.

Neolite Double Hammock
Fox Outfitters

Neolite Double Hammock

Price: $45 from Fox Outfitters
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Enjoying the outdoors can be accomplished from the deck of a boat, the top of a mountain … or the hammock swinging between two trees. Those who prefer their outdoor activities in that latter — more, shall we say, laid-back style — will love this five-star selection made of super-strong, breathable, quick-drying nylon. It's crafted to hold up to 400 pounds and comes with two steel carabiners and two 5-foot-6 nautical grade hang ropes and tree-friendly rope sleeves. Available in 15 color options. And it's currently buy-one-get-one free.

OZERO Winter Gloves
Amazon

OZERO Winter Gloves

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Price: $22 from Amazon
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The design of this ski glove is all about staying warm in style, as it features deerskin suede leather and warm polar fleece with insulated cotton. It's windproof and water-resistant, to boot.

  Flexible Flyer Sled 16"
Target

Flexible Flyer Sled 16"

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Price: $15 from Target
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This classic winter accessory is a well-reviewed addition (a 4.5-star product recommended by 97% of buyers) to any family's outdoor fun. Ideal for the littlest ones, this model features a molded seat, tow rope, and padded seat.

Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle
Amazon

Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle

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Price: $20 from Amazon
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No matter what the outdoor activity is, if it's a cold-weather one, there's a need to keep warm. This Amazon's Choice container is designed not to rust, is naturally BPA-free, and the insulated lid doubles as a cup. Your recipient can fill the 1.1-quart model with coffee, soup, or the classic hot cocoa. Pass the marshmallows.

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Transport Windbreaker Jacket
Billabong

Transport Windbreaker Jacket

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Price: Starting at $40 from Amazon
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No matter what the outdoor activity of choice is, this lightweight hooded windbreaker can serve as an ideal companion. Made to travel, it offers an added layer in the fight against wind and rain (thanks to a water-resistant coating).

Barebones Trekker Cooler
Frontgate

Barebones Trekker Cooler

Price: $25 from Frontgate
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There's an air of sophistication — and design — to this cooler ideal for any outdoor adventure. It keeps up to six 12-ounce cans cold for up to 12 hours, has a protective base and is constructed of durable, water-resistant poly nylon.

Bushnell Powerview 10x25 Roof Prism Binoculars
Dick's Sporting Goods

Bushnell Powerview 10x25 Roof Prism Binoculars

Price: $25 from Dick's Sporting Goods
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Quality and affordability combine in this compact model ideal for travel, concerts or hiking. As one reviewer noted, "I use these for sporting events, watching wildlife and just simply carry them around with me in my truck at all times. They are compact and handy when you need them." Enough said.

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Gardener's Tool Seat
Uncommon Goods

Gardener's Tool Seat

Price: $36 from Uncommon Goods
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Show the gardener on your list that you care about his or her comfort while they pursue their favorite outdoor activity. This garden stool is made out of lightweight steel and nylon, combining the features of a tool bag with the convenience of a folding chair. Who knows, it may prove so appreciated you'll be receiving tomatoes or flowers all summer long as a thank-you gift.

Weber 10020 Smokey Joe 14-inch Portable Grill
Amazon

Weber 10020 Smokey Joe 14-inch Portable Grill

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Price: $35 from Amazon
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For those who consider tailgating their favorite outdoor activity, this makes an ideal choice (it's even an Amazon's Choice). It holds up to five burgers, is lightweight, compact and designed for grilling on the go. A durable plated-steel cooking grate not only retains heat but also is easy to clean. Score!

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Ozark Trail 40L High Capacity Backpack
Walmart

Ozark Trail 40L High Capacity Backpack

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Price: $30 from Walmart
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One five-star review sums it up: "Bag is more than I could have imagined for the price. Pockets and organization all over and really feels and looks high quality. I have purchased bags at high-end sporting goods stores, for a lot more money, that this bag blows [them] away!" Need specifics? Well, there's a spacious main compartment with large side-panel zip opening, padded shoulder straps, sternum strap to avoid back pain — and has a fleece-lined media pocket to be sure your smartphone also has a comfy hike.

Wilson NFL Supergrip Football
Amazon

Wilson NFL Supergrip Football

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Price: $14 from Amazon
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Fill the time waiting for those burgers to cook by tossing around a football. It's funny how those attending games like to have their own "practice" beforehand, right? This composite leather, NFL branded, official-size ball is destined to be welcomed under any football fan's Christmas tree.

Caravan Sports Sport Shelter
Hayneedle

Caravan Sports Sport Shelter

Price: $42 from Hayneedle
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If you know someone whose favorite outdoor sport is "spectating," this option from Caravan Canopy makes an ideal choice. Perfect for the sidelines or beach, it features strong-but-flexible fiberglass poles and a 50+ UV top providing protection from the sun.

Callaway Starter Gift Set
Amazon

Callaway Starter Gift Set

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Price: $25 from Amazon
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If you're shopping for a novice golfer, you may not be able to afford a new set of clubs for them — but you can get them this elaborate starter set. It's complete with divot tool with magnetic ball marker and built-in putt alignment stencil, club brush to hang off the golf bag, Callaway performance tees, and neon plastic ball markers with the Callaway logo, all in a velour drawstring pouch. Fore!

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Waist Pack with Water Bottle Holder
Amazon

Waist Pack with Water Bottle Holder

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Price: $10 from Amazon
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Ideal for runners, walkers and bikers, this waist pack offers an easy way to stay hydrated without having to hold a water bottle as they exercise. Made of water-resistant polyester and featuring an adjustable waist strap, it's a durable, unisex choice that also features a zipper pocket to hold a phone, keys, and more.

Trademark Innovations Horseshoe Set with Carrying Case
Target

Trademark Innovations Horseshoe Set with Carrying Case

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For those who take their lawn games seriously, give them this luxe indulgence — a set featuring stakes, gold and silvertone horseshoes and a carrying case — and they'll surely appreciate your fancying up their favorite recreational activity.

Stealth Angel Navigator Elite Compass
Stealth Angel

Stealth Angel Navigator Elite Compass

Price: $8 from Stealth Angel
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We love how this product is described: "Underneath the eye-catching brushed metal finish and retro maritime-inspired dial design, there lies a tough compass that isn't afraid to head to the mountains, beach, island, desert, or tundra." Yes, most everyone has a compass on his or her Smartphone, but wouldn't it be kinda cool to employ this chic-yet-utterly practical outdoor accessory instead?

Picnic Time Outdoor Blanket
Target

Picnic Time Outdoor Blanket

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Price: $20 from Target

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A little fishing followed by a lakeside picnic? They'll be sure to bring along this classic plaid blanket that features more than 20 square feet of seating area, has a water-resistant underside to shield from damp grass, a soft-fleece topside for comfort, and folds up into a compact carry tote complete with shoulder strap. Who's making the sandwiches?

Outdoor Wine Glasses
Uncommon Goods

Outdoor Wine Glasses

Price: $22 from Uncommon Goods
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For those who prefer their outdoor activities accompanied (or followed) by a sip of vino, this clever pair of durable, acrylic wine glasses feature a unique "stake" design so they can be wedged into the sand, ground or even snow. Cheers!

Related: 21 Affordable Wine Clubs That Will Satisfy Even the Snobs

Dexas Popware for Pets Collapsible Travel Cup with Carabiner
Chewy

Dexas Popware for Pets Collapsible Travel Cup with Carabiner

Price: $8 from Chewy
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For those who would never think of leaving their animal companion at home when they head out for a day at the park or beach, this makes a thoughtful gift that will keep the pup cool and hydrated.

Dunlop Volleyball and Badminton Combo Set
Walmart

Dunlop Volleyball and Badminton Combo Set

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Price: $40 from Walmart
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Whether it's backyard family fun, a day at the beach, or a class reunion, this combo volleyball/badminton set offers a quick set-up and comes with net, poles, rackets, volleyball, shuttlecocks, carrying bag, and more.

Meade Instruments Infinity 50mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope
Bed Bath & Beyond

Meade Instruments Infinity 50mm Altazimuth Refractor Telescope

Price: $46 from Bed Bath & Beyond
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Give your favorite lover of all things celestial the chance to really see the stars with this telescope that's designed in a clever way that also allows daytime use for hobbies such as birding, hunting, and exploring the seaside.

'National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America'
Amazon

'National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America'

Price: $18 from Amazon
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For the birder on your list — or even those whose hobby is painting en plein air — this guide by Jonathan Alderfer and Noah Strycker may very well prove invaluable when they're trying to figure out just what that is perched in front of them.

Smith Cascade Classic Snow Goggles
REI

Smith Cascade Classic Snow Goggles

Price: $30 from REI
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These snow goggles are ideal for all snow sports and feature an anti-fog, dual-lens design plus soft, hypoallergenic face foam making for a comfortable fit that's helmet compatible.

2 Person Dome Tent
Target

2 Person Dome Tent

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Price: $40 from Target

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Relive scouting days with this cozy, colorful tent that features an easy setup, carrying bag and ground stakes. Pretty much all you need to sleep beneath the stars.

Franklin Sports MLB T-Ball Starter Set
Kohl's

Franklin Sports MLB T-Ball Starter Set

Price: $36 from Kohl's
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Face it: Little League is a family sport. When your son or daughter takes up America's pastime, the whole family will become involved in practices, games and even the post-game pizza parties. Give them a leg up on skills with this kit that offers what you need to practice hitting, throwing and fielding.

Men's Explore Pine Trees Outdoor Adventure Cool T-Shirt
Amazon

Men's Explore Pine Trees Outdoor Adventure Cool T-Shirt

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Price: $19 from Amazon
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Encourage the spirit of adventure with this boldly graphic, super-soft top from Crazy Dog T-Shirts designed and printed in the USA.

Wham-O Malibu Frisbee Disc
Amazon
Athletico Ski Boot Bag
Amazon

Athletico Ski Boot Bag

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Price: $42 from Amazon
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This rugged boot bag, ideal for skiing and snowboarding, is designed to store boots, jackets, helmets, and ski gear up the slopes. Thoughtfully made, there are side-zippered pockets for the boots and a separate main compartment for the rest. A waterproof choice complete with padded lumbar support and shoulder straps, it's available in several bold hues plus plaid.

Men's Marcel Hiking Boots
Target

Men's Marcel Hiking Boots

Price: $45 from Target

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Goodfellow & Co. offers this hiking boot designed to provide a comfortable fit during any outdoor trek. The water-resistant exterior will also help keep feet dry when the weather turns damp.

Giro Adult Revel Bike Helmet
Dick's Sporting Goods

Giro Adult Revel Bike Helmet

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Price: $40 from Dick's Sporting Goods
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Safety first. This practical — and colorful (choose from eight color combinations) — pick is designed with a full coverage polycarbonate shell and more than 20 vents, ensuring both protection and ventilation. It also has a full-fit band that can be adjusted mid-ride when needed and is said to be ideal for trail and road riding, earning 4.6 out of five stars from more than 80 reviewers.

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American Athletic Shoe Women's Leather Lined Ice Skates
Amazon

American Athletic Shoe Women's Leather Lined Ice Skates

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Price: Starting at $31 from Amazon
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For the wannabe ice princess on your list — we're not talking Olympic contenders here — this classic white women's skate features good ankle support and an easy-care, wipe-clean boot. Weekends at the rink will be a little more stylish with this workmanlike choice available in sizes 5 to 11. One five-star reviewer notes they're "inexpensive but solid and functional."

Related: Fun Places to Go Ice Skating in Every State

Hyperlite Life Vest
Costco

Hyperlite Life Vest

Price: $50 from Costco
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It might not be a sexy choice — but sometimes practicality has to rule. Ideal for the boater, fishing enthusiast, or anyone spending time on or near the water, this gift shows you care. Available for women and men, the vest features stretch panels that allow for ease in movement, while the BioLite fabric is lightweight and breathable.

SwimWays Marvel Avengers Dive Characters Kids Pool Toy
Amazon

SwimWays Marvel Avengers Dive Characters Kids Pool Toy

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Price: $10 from Amazon
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Swim with the superheroes! Get ready for the next pool party with this kids toy (that you may find the adults using when no one's looking). Dive for Captain America, Hulk, and Iron Man, honing skills and just having some old-time fun. (Boy, to think we used to dive for quarters.)

Paisley Bandana
Walmart

Paisley Bandana

Price: $4 from Walmart
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For those who work up a sweat — on a hike, on a bike or shooting some hoops — this classic wrap can handily wipe the brow. Otherwise, it's a colorful accent to tie hair back, use as a headband, or simply tuck into a pocket to look like a cowboy. Available in a rainbow of colors.

Mercury Sports Tennis Ball Ornament
Pottery Barn

Mercury Sports Tennis Ball Ornament

Price: $10 from Pottery Barn
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So, does the tennis player on your list have every accessory known to man (or woman)? Bet they don't have this charming holiday ornament commemorating their passion. It's crafted out of glass, expertly painted and hangs from a 4-inch hemp rope hanger. Game. Set. Match.