9 gift ideas for people who love to be outside

Get them a gift that's as tough as they are.
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Got a friend who seems to love nature and animals more than they like people? Yep, we all have one — and even if they’re constantly forgetting to text back because they never have service, we love them anyway. Fuel their anti-civilization passion even more and check out these gifts for the outdoor enthusiast. 

A lighter that can withstand the elements

Trying to light a flame when the weather is anything but perfect is the definition isn’t only annoying, it can be dangerous. No heat source at your campsite can put you in serious danger. This rechargeable lighter ensures you’ll never have to fumble around for the right angle again by using windproof, splash proof, hotter-than-fire plasma beams. Get a 2-pack for 85% off at $29.99 here.

For those who actually enjoy sleeping outdoors

A blanket is a must-have for any outdoor sleepover, but traditional blankets take up so much room, even when folded. Travel lightly with this portable pocket blanket — yes, it really fits in a pocket. Heavy duty, waterproof, and big enough to fit one to three people once unfolded, it’s the perfect companion for camping (in the woods or the backyard.)

Hands: warm. Phone: charged. Nature: explored.

When gloves aren’t cutting it, this mini hand warmer will come to the rescue for those cold winter adventures (or just a chilly commute.) It also doubles as a USB power bank that can charge a phone, digital camera, and basically any other device that uses a USB cable, which means one less device to lug around. Choose from five colors and get it for $22.99 here.

Because everyone loves music

Looking for something a little more heavy duty? This 5-star solar-powered portable power bank isn’t just a phone charger, but also a Bluetooth speaker with 55 hours of playtime. Because it’s water resistant, it seems perfect for a fishing trip. Complete with solar panels to act as insurance for extended periods of time without power, you can get it for $59.99 here.

Clean water for you, clean water for a kid in need

Forget spending unnecessary money on bottled water — LifeStraw is a personal water filtering tool that gives the comfort of safe, drinkable water, even if the only source around is a cloudy stream. This must-have travel companion also comes in bottle form for clean water on the go. And with every purchase, one school child in a developing community is provided with safe drinking water for an entire year. Get it on sale for $17.99 here.

A fitness tracker with built-in GPS

A ton of fitness trackers have hit the market lately, but most still require smartphone connection for the GPS to work. Isn’t the point of these wearables to not have to carry a phone? The Garmin Vivosmart HR+ stands out from the pack with its built-in GPS, so your nature loving friend can disconnect without getting lost. Get it on sale for $128 here.  

Top Chef: Camping Edition

Cooking over an open flame is part of the thrill of camping, but a lot of campgrounds and beaches don’t allow open flames — especially on the West Coast. Plan B comes in the form of this portable solar oven and silicone pot. Light and easy to carry, the oven can fold down to the size of a laptop. It’s environmentally friendly and actually less work than a fire. Find it for $84.99 here

If you’re looking for fancier solar cooking options, the GoSun solar cooker steams, roasts, and even sautés. Find it for $277.75 here.

For when packing lightly isn’t really possible

Sometimes, longer adventures require more clothes or equipment than a backpack. The Mad Water Waterproof Duffel Bag is seriously hardcore and will keep your belongings dry on even the wettest trips — just look at the reviews. Chose from one of three sizes and get them here starting at $149.

A Roomba, but for the grill

The Grillbot is a dishwasher-safe robotic grill cleaner, perfect for those people who will stand outside and grill no matter the weather. Just like a Roomba, the Grillbot takes itself over grill racks and scrubs even the most stubborn, crusted-on grease. Get it for $78.03 here.

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