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Best Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Moms and Women

As a mom who loves to spend life outdoors, I love receiving gifts that will fuel my hobbies. However, not everyone knows what exactly an outdoorsy mom would love to receive. In this gift guide I want to share the best gift ideas for outdoorsy moms and all women out there that love to adventure in the great outdoors. I will be covering gifts ideas for hikers, backpackers, and campers.

This gift guide is perfect for outdoorsy moms and women that love to go on outdoor adventures. You can use these gift ideas Mother’s Day which is quickly approaching in a few weeks but you can also use it for birthdays, holidays, and any gift giving event. Hope this can put some ease into your gift shopping and bring a smile to the beautiful, outdoor loving woman in your life.

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Best Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Moms and Women

Clothing Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Moms and Women

You can never go wrong with a cute outfit for their next hiking or camping trip. However, making sure you get the right type of clothing is important too. These are some great options of clothing outfits for outdoor adventures.

Note: All clothing items come in different colors or styles, not just the one pictured.

Photo collage of jackets and gloves for a gift guide for outdoorsy moms

Jackets and Gloves

You can never go wrong with getting your outdoorsy mom a new jacket and a pair of gloves to stay warm during the morning and at night. I love camping during the spring and fall but those chilly mornings can be tough sometimes. Staying warm with a good quality jacket can make all the difference in the world.

Patagonia R1 Daily Zip-Neck Pullover:

This comfy pullover jacket is perfect for Spring temperatures and comes in cute colors.

Patagonia R1 Daily Jacket:

This is the same as the pullover jacket mentioned above but it zips down all the way making it easier to wear for daily use.

Cotopaxi Teca Fleece Jacket:

This is another warm fleece jacket and I absolutely love how colorful it is and warm.

Patagonia Houdini Jacket:

This jacket is perfect for staying warm and cozy. It is breathable and quick drying.

Patagonia Better Sweater Fleece Jacket:

This warm fleece jacket are my favorite for grabbing a warm coffee in the morning and sitting by the campfire. I wear my fleece jacket all the time from fall to spring.

Black Diamond Lightweight Screentap Gloves:

These warm glove inserts are perfect for wearing during cool days. They’re flexible and perfect to use with your phone without having to remove your gloves.

Patagonia Airshed Pro Pullover:

This is a fast drying and water repellent pullover that is breathable and easy to use. It also packs small so it’s easy to stick in your pack during your hiking and backpacking trips.

Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Hoodie:

This daily hoodie is thin and perfect to wear as a sun protector or in the cool mornings and afternoon.

Photo collage of raincoats and windshields for hiking, camping, and backpacking.

Rain Jackets and Windshields

You would be surprised by how rain can really bring down an adventure when you’re with kids. Having the right rain jacket or windshield is important. As a mom I tend to buy all the good gear for my kiddos before myself so when I receive gifts like these, it makes my future adventures feel more complete and prepared.

Patagonia Torrentshell 3L Jacket:

This rain jacket is comfortable and perfect to keep you dry during rainy day adventures.

REI Co-op Rainier Rain Jacket:

Another comfortable rain jacket that is perfect for rainy adventures but also windy days.

Red Ledge Adult Storm Backpacker Poncho:

If you’re looking for a cheaper option for a gift for rainy day adventures then a reusable poncho is a perfect option.

Photo collage of flannels, tank tops, and shirts for outdoorsy moms and women.

Tops and Flannels

I absolutely love flannels. They are perfect for layering with a t-shirt or a tank top during your adventures. Just take it off and tie around your waste when you’re starting to feel warm and put it back on when the temperature starts to drop. They are also stylish, cute, and easy to match with any pants and shirt.

Patagonia Long-Sleeve Midweight Fjord Flannel Shirt:

This is such a cute cozy flannel. My two favorite colors are the Tundra with White and Fox Red with Ice Fjord.

REI Co-op Sahara Solid Long-Sleeve Shirt:

This long sleeve shirt is perfect for layering while also providing protection for your skin from mosquitoes and the sun. Also available in plus sizes here.

REI Co-op Sahara T-Shirt:

This is a soft and comfy shirt to wear during your outdoor adventures. Perfect for mix and matching with different bottoms and your flannels.

Black Diamond Splitter Tank Top:

This is a comfortable tank top that can be paired perfectly with the Fox Red with Ice Fjord Flannel Shirt mentioned above.

Patagonia Mainstay Tank Top:

This comfortable tank top comes in a soft pink color perfect for layering with the Tundra with White Flannel Shirt mentioned above.

The Landmark Project Smokey Logo T-Shirt:

This fun shirt with Smokey the Bear is part of The Landmark Project which donates 10% of the proceeds from every shirt sold towards wildfire prevention education.

Photo collage of hiking pants and shorts for women.

Pants and Shorts

Pants and shorts is another great gift idea for outdoorsy moms. I love receiving a new pair of comfy hiking pants or shorts for my adventures. Comfort is a big thing for me and I’m sure every mom out there. Some things to look for when buying pants, leggings, and shorts for a mom is that they are breathable, comfortable, made of good quality material, not too thin, and durable.

REI Co-op Savanna Trails Pants:

These trail pants are perfect for camping and hiking. They are flexible and breathable perfect for any mom running around after their little adventurous kiddos. It also has deep cargo pockets making it easy to store small snacks or essentials.

Athleta Trekkie North Jogger Pants:

These flexible pants are perfect for all of your outdoor adventures and comes with pockets. Pockets are a big plus for any mom. Comes in 3 different colors.

REI Co-op Sahara Convertible Pants:

Convertible pants are so awesome to have when on the trail. They are perfect for adjusting from cool mornings to hot and sunny afternoons. Just remove the bottom of the pants so you can cool down and continue on the trail.

Vuori Clean Elevation Leggings:

I absolutely love me a good pair of leggings. They are comfortable, versatile, and very flexible. Comes in many beautiful colors.

Patagonia Barely Baggies Shorts:

These comfy shorts are perfect for hitting the trail. They have pockets too with a key loop. Comes in various colors for you to choose from.

REI Co-op Sahara Bermuda Shorts:

These Bermuda shorts are slightly longer reaching about mid thigh. Perfect for women that prefer longer styled shorts. They are comfortable and have various pockets as well. Comes in three other colors and for plus sizes too.

prAna Halle Shorts II:

These shorts look like jeans but are made out of a flexible, stretchy material that allows a full range of motion. Has various pockets and comes in multiple colors too.

Photo collage of clothing accessories such as buffs, hiking socks, sun hats, caps for a gift guide for outdoorsy moms.

Accessories

Accessories are also a great gift idea for moms and women that love to adventure. You can include their favorite brand of sunglasses, hats, a buff, or even some new hiking socks to use on all of their outdoor adventures.

Buff Lightweight Merino Wool Multifunctional Headwear:

This buff is perfect for multiple uses on the trail. You can use them for sun protection, warmth, and more. These come in multiple solid colors. Please note that this buff has merino wool so it’s better for colder temperatures.

Buff CoolNet UV+ Insect Shield Multifunctional Headwear:

This UV and insect buff is perfect for warmer weather and can be used as an insect shield and headwear as well. Perfect for warmer temperatures.

The North Face Horizon Breeze Brimmer Hat:

This hat is perfect for breezy and sunny adventures. It has a strap to hold it in place while also providing protection from the sun.

Columbia Bora Bora Booney II Hat:

This hat is perfect to keep your head cool while also protecting you from the sun throughout the day.

Darn Tough Hiker Micro Crew Cushion Socks:

These socks are one of the top selling socks for hikers. They are comfortable, thick yet breathable, and perfect to be worn with hiking boots.

Darn Tough Bear Town Micro Crew Socks:

These are the same style socks as the ones above but I thought they were super cute with the bears on it. There’s multiple styles to choose from too.

Patagonia Airshed Cap:

This cap is made of a breathable and quick drying material and pairs easily with the airshed jacket mentioned above.

Buff CoolNet UV+ National Park Series Multifunctional Headwear:

Looking for a cool gift to give to a national park lover? These buffs from the National Park Series are a perfect gift.

Photo collage of outdoor shoes such as hiking boots, camping sandals, and outdoor slippers for women.

Outdoor Shoes to Gift to Adventurous Moms and Women

When hiking, backpacking, or camping you will really put some miles on your shoes. Getting a mom some good hiking boots, trail runners, or even slippers for the campground is a great idea. It’s a good way to help them upgrade their shoes for future adventures with their family.

Teva Original Universal Sandals:

I own some Teva’s like these and absolutely love them. The straps are perfect for holding your foot in place and not slip during long walks.

Teva Original Universal Leather Sandals:

These are more stylish and made out of leather but are still comfortable to wear around the campground or when you are out and about.

Danner Mountain 600 Hiking Boots:

These hiking boots provide stability and are durable, perfect for rough terrain. They are also waterproof and made out of leather while also being stylish.

Merrell Ontario 85 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots:

I absolutely love the brand Merrell for hiking shoes. These comfortable and lightweight boots make a perfect gift.

KEEN Targhee II Waterproof Mid Hiking Boots:

Keen is another one of my favorite brands for hiking shoes. I absolutely love how reliable and comfortable their boots are.

Merrell Moab 2 Mid Waterproof Hiking Boots:

These waterproof boots are perfect for hikers and backpackers providing good ankle support, providing comfort, and easy to put on with their bungee cord feature for laces.

Blundstone Classic 550 Chelsea Boots:

These boots are easy to wear and style while also providing shock protection to protect your knees, ankles, and vertebrae. They come in several colors for you to choose from.

Teva ReEmber Slip-Ons:

These slip on slippers are perfect for lounging around the campground in the mornings or right before bed. They have a good sole for the outdoor terrain while also providing slipper like comfort inside. The colors available are super cute too.

The North Face ThermoBall Traction Mules V:

These are another set of comfortable slippers for lounging around the campfire. The only color available is the blue but they’re definitely a great gift regardless of color. I’m all for a pair of comfy shoes to wear around camp.

photo collage of baby carriers for outdoor adventurous moms.

Hiking Gear Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Moms and Women

I think hiking gear is one of my favorite things to receive as a gift as a mom. I love hiking with my little ones since that is what we do most. Having the right baby carrier, hiking pack, and other essentials is very important for me to have when hiking with my children. This will make life easier for me as a mom and help me be more prepared for future hikes. I listed a few options below but some other things you can add to your list are: a compass, knife, multi-tool, a good lighter, etc. I also mention in another section of this guide some good devices that are perfect for moms too.

Baby Carriers

A perfect mom gift would be a new baby carrier. I highly recommend the brand Ergobaby since it is the one I use and really love. It has lasted me for years. However, every mom is different and goes on different outdoor adventures so a bigger one, like the child carriers, may be a better option.

Ergobaby Hip Seat Baby Carrier – Mesh:

This hip seat baby carrier is perfect for kids up to 4 years of age. It provides easy ups and downs with your child while also providing comfort and ease of walking and hiking. Comes in multiple color options.

Ergobaby Omni Breeze Baby Carrier with Softflex Mesh:

This baby carrier goes all the way up to 45 pounds providing good hip stability and a baby carrier that will last year for years to come. Comes in various colors.

Ergobaby Omni 360 Baby Carrier – Cotton:

This cotton fabric baby carrier will allow you to carry your child 360. You can wear him facing forward, backwards, on your back, and on your hip. Comes in various colors.

Deuter Kid Comfort Active SL Child Carrier:

This baby carrier goes up to 48 pounds and has extra comfort for both child and mom. The carrier also has pockets to store things like snacks, hiking essentials, and personal items.

Osprey Poco LT Child Carrier:

This baby carrier is very versatile as well and can hold a child up to 48 pounds making it durable and a good investment till your child is about 4 years of age. It also has compartments like a hiking backpack to store things in. A good way to put it is a baby carrier and a hiking day pack all in one.

photo collage of hiking and backpacking packs for outdoor women

Hiking Backpacks

Getting them a hiking backpack can be life changing for any mom. As a mom I am always looking for a good bag with lots of pockets, storage, and easy to keep organized. When you have kids you want to be able to get to your snacks, water, and other essentials easily so having a good hiking pack is important. Here are a few good options.

Osprey Tempest 20 Pack:

This backpack is perfect for hiking and is able to carry quiet a bit for a day trip. Perfect to carry some food, snacks, your hiking essentials, personal items and more. Need something bigger? Check out the Osprey Tempest 34 Pack for women.

Osprey Mira 22 Hydration Pack:

One of the biggest things I look for when choosing a daypack is that I can carry a hydration bladder in it. If I don’t have to carry a water bottle and can carry a hydration bladder instead then its a win in my books. This hydration pack is perfect for day hikes.

Gregory Swift 22 H2O Hydration Pack:

I own a previous version of the Gregory Hydration Pack and absolutely love it. I use it for our beach trips, camping trips, hiking trips, and even short weekend getaways. Also, I love the hydration pouch too as I use it for my laptop or tablet when I don’t need to use the hydration bladder.

REI Co-op Trail 25 Pack:

This pack is a perfect in-between size for a daypack and one of the top rated daypacks from REI. It is perfect for any mom to fit all of her child’s items and her own.

photo collage of camping gear that can be perfect gifts for outdoorsy moms and women

Camping and Backpacking Gear Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Moms and Women

Many moms go backpacking with their kids but a big majority of them usually just go camping instead at a campground. It makes life a bit easier when you have younger kids. However, here are a few gift ideas for any mom that loves to go camping or backpacking. From cozy blankets to hammocks to cuddle with their kids in to even headlamps and hydration. The list can be never ending but these are some of the best options for gift giving.

Get Out Gear Down Camping Blanket:

This puffy blanket is perfect for staying cozy on cold mornings and nights. It also packs down small making it easy to fit in your luggage or your pack.

Travelgenixx Hanging Toiletry Bag:

I own this toiletry bag and I absolutely love it. I didn’t know how convenient it would be to have a hanging toiletry bag. It also has tons of compartments and detachable baggies for quick morning trips to brush your teeth. It also comes in various different colors.

ENO DoubleNest Hammock:

This hammock is perfect to fit a mom and her kiddos for story time by the campfire. Don’t forget the straps.

BioLite HeadLamp 330:

A headlamp is such a convenience to have around the campground. It beats having to hold a flashlight while holding to your child’s hand when walking to the bathroom or even doing things around the campsite. Having a rechargeable headlamp like this one is even better.

Petzl Actik Core Headlamp:

This Petzl headlamp is an award winning headlamp and is also rechargeable.

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Straw Lid – Stainless Steel Reusable Water Bottle:

I currently use a 32oz pink Hydroflask that I love to have with me. It keep my water nice and cold for many hours. It also serves as a weapon since it is heavy and metal.

Gift Ideas for Coffee Loving Outdoorsy Moms

I am a coffee loving mom. Having a delicious cup of coffee in the morning by the campfire is one of my favorite things to do when we go camping. I will make breakfast for us and then sit by the fire on a slow day and enjoy my cup of coffee. Here are some good gift ideas for that coffee loving outdoorsy moms would love.

YETI Rambler 10 oz Stackable Mug:

This is the perfect mug for any mom. It will keep her coffee nice and warms for hours. If you are like me, then you probably find yourself reheating your coffee like 20 times in the morning. Not with this mug! It also comes in lots of cute colors.

AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press:

Want to make her mornings easier? Get her a coffee press so she can easily make coffee during travels and camping trips. This AeroPress is small and easy to pack in your bag making it super convenient.

Coffee:

Do you know her favorite kind of coffee? Surprise her with a coffee gift set with mugs and her favorite coffee.

photo collage of outdoor gear tech for gifts for women and moms

Outdoor Tech Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy Moms

Garmin inReach Mini 2:

This gps device will help keep that special mom in your life safe when she’s adventuring outdoors.

Goal Zero Venture 35 Power Bank:

A power bank is a great gift to give her. It will keep her phone and any other electronics she may have when camping, full of charge.

Goal Zero Yeti Lithium 200X Portable Power Station:

You can also get her a full power station which is perfect for longer trips. It is bigger in size though so it’s good for road trips and camping trips.

Thermacell E-Series Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller:

I absolutely love our mosquito repeller. This device works wonders. As a mom I can rest assure that my kids can play outside and not get bit by mosquitoes.

Adventurous Gifts for Her – Experiences and Memorable Gift Ideas for Moms

Give the gift of an experience. Something that will be memorable for her. Here are a few ideas to get you planning.

  • A national park pass.
  • Weekend getaway at a cabin in the mountains or by the lake.
  • A fun camping trip to a place she’s been dying to visit.
  • A backpacking trip on a trail she has been wanting to check off her list.
  • Take her on a road trip around the United States to visit several fun places like state parks and national parks or even hidden gems.
  • Give her a fun vacation to the beach or a tropical paradise.

Best Stores for Gift Cards That Outdoorsy Moms and Women Love to Shop At

Still not too sure what to give her? You can never go wrong with a gift card. This way she can get what she wants or even save it for when she needs to upgrade her gear. Here are a few stores that outdoorsy moms love to shop at.

Stores to Shop for Gear and Clothing

Stores to Shop for Unique Gifts and Self Care

Summary of the Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms and Women

Well I think that sums it up! In conclusion, this gift guide contains gift ideas for moms and women that love to go camping, hiking, and backpacking. Hope this gift guide helps you find the right thing for that special mom and woman in your life. Let the outdoor adventures continue with new gear, clothing, or a fun trip.

Hi, I'm Jessica!

I am a wife and mother to three amazing kids. A coffee addict and wine lover. I also have a huge love for the mountains and the the ocean. Through my blog I hope to inspire families to spend more time outdoors. 

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