Big Ticket Gifts For Outdoor Adventure and Camping

16 Big Ticket Gifts For Outdoor Adventure and Camping

If you’re looking to splurge on a big-ticket item for Christmas this year, go ahead and go big!

There are plenty of great outdoor adventure items that will be fun for the whole family. From canoes to drones, we’ve compiled our favorite big-ticket gifts to get for the outdoor lover(s) in your life!

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Osprey Aether 55L Men’s Backpack ($295)

Osprey Aether 55 Backpack Men

The Osprey Aether 55 Liter Backpack is one of the best-selling backpacks on the market! This backpack is completely adjustable, to fine-tune your pack to fit your shoulders, hips, and back for a comfortable journey.

The Aether comes in two volumes (55L and 65L) and includes a rain cover (for those rainy Washington backpacking trips) to suit all kinds of journeys.

Osprey Ariel 55L WoMen’s Backpack ($295)

Osprey Ariel 55 Backpack Womens

The Osprey Ariel 55 Liter Backpack is fully adjustable, making it one of the comfiest women’s backpacks on the market. It comes in a variety of sizes: 55L for most trips, 65L for long trips, and the Kyte 46 for overnights and lightweight adventures.

With compartments, zippers, and panels everywhere, you can snugly fit your gear all in one space, while easily having access to it all. These backpacks are designed to help you carry your load in comfort, which means they will likely be the last backpack you will buy!

Garmin Inreach Mini 2 ($400)

Garmin inReach Mini 2

If you or your loved ones spend any time out in the backcountry, a Garmin inReach Mini 2 is the perfect adventure companion! Stay in touch anywhere with 2-way satellite communication and SOS capabilities, so you always know they are safe on their trips.

The Garmin inReach Mini 2 is compatible with your phone, so while it can tracks stats on its own, you can easily access that information via your smartphone too. Share your location with anyone using the MapShare feature, and embed coordinates in all of your messages back and forth.

Ignik Firecan Portable Fire Pit ($199.95)

Level up your tailgates, camping trips, or backyard adventures with the Ignik FireCan Portable Fire Pit!

Ditch the limitations of a traditional wood fire by bringing your own fuel and firepit to even the remotest of locations. *Propane sold separately.

Note: Always make sure to check for local burn bans in place, and always follow Leave No Trace Principles before starting a fire outdoors.


Goal zero Portable Battery ($549)

Goal Zero Yeti 500x Portable Battery

If you are someone prone to planning epic and remote west coast road trips, this Goal Zero portable battery will literally be a lifesaver on the road! Fully charged, it provides 505 watt hours.

It has 4 different port options (AC, 12V, 60W, and USB-C) to power all your devices from phones to fridges.

This Goal Zero can also be charged in many ways too – take your pick from the wall, the sun, or your car!


Patagonia Tres 3-In-1 Parka ($649)

While a little pricey at first sight, Patagonia Tres 3-In-1 Coat just might be the LAST one you will ever need to buy her. It’s a down-insulated, waterproof and windproof double-layer jacket.

She’s essentially getting two jackets in one: the down-insulated jacket AND the weatherproof jacket to layer over top.

Wear them separately, or combine them for three different customizations from the same coat system.

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Garmin Forerunner 255 ($350)

Best Big Ticket Gifts For Outdoor Adventure - Garmin Forerunner 255 Watch

The Garmin Forerunner 255 has all the features of a traditional Garmin smartwatch while being slim and small.

There are plenty of features tailored to an active running lifestyle: animated on-screen workouts, a built-in sports app, a Garmin coach and custom workouts all paired with energy monitoring, stress tracking, heart rate monitor, and women’s health tracker – to name a few. 


Luno 2.0 Car Air Mattress ($329.99)

Take car camping to the next level! This Double Mattress by Luno is also the perfect gift for road trips!

Form-fitted to fit around wheel wells and customizable for your specific car make and model, you can search for the perfect one to fit your rig’s measurements.

It also comes with an air pump, storage bag, base extenders, and the ability to blow up just one side at a time too.

It’s the perfect outdoor gift for couples too, for those people that just love to take awesome adventures with their person!

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DOMETIC CFX3 55IM Cooler ($1,200)

Big Ticket Outdoor Gifts - Dometic CFX3 Powered Cooler

Calling all vanlifers, long-term campers, and remote adventurers! This Dometic CFX3 Cooler (and icemaker!) is a heavy-duty (but still lightweight) camp cooler that refrigerates and freezes down to -7 degrees F.

This one has a 52-liter storage capacity (82 cans) and a 3-stage dynamic battery to protect your items from thawing because of a dead car battery.

It’s absolutely an investment item, but one of the best big ticket gifts if you’re considering living on the road long-term.


DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone ($909)

DJI Mini 3 Pro Drone Big Ticket Gifts

This ultra-portable Mini 3 Pro with DJI RC Remote from DJI is one of the most travel-friendly drones on the market.

This version can automatically detect and avoid obstacles in its flight path too!

It has the ability to shoot 60 frames per second at 4K, slow motion and 120 fps and 1080p, and capture 48MP raw still images.


ORU KAYAK ($549)

Oru Kayak Big Ticket Gift Ideas Outdoors

The Lake by Oru Kayak is one of the most lightweight kayaks on the market. After a little practice, it can assemble in under a minute, making it a beginner friendly boat for all ages.

It’s small, portable, and durable so you can easily fit it in almost any type of car for an impromptu lake adventure!


REI Co-Op Magma 15 Sleeping Bag ($399)

The REI Co-op Magma 15 sleeping bag is their lightest AND warmest sleeping bag!

Its 850-fill goose-down feather interior is extra cozy…even down to 17 degrees. If you find yourself winter camping often, this is absolutely a sleeping bag to consider splurging on.


Ooni Pizza Oven ($399)

Ooni Pizza Oven

Level up your dinner with friends with the Ooni Pizza Oven!

This powerful stainless steel oven can heat up to over 900 degrees in just 15-minutes and can cook pizzas in just 60 seconds.

You can host the best pizza party and bake pizzas back-to-back all night long!


YETI Tundra 65 Cooler ($375)

Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler - Big Ticket Gifts For Outdoors

The YETI Tundra 65 Cooler is a 56-liter beast that can hold all your camping food for the entire family.

These coolers are meant to withstand the toughest conditions and are built using the same materials that whitewater kayaks are built with.

YETI coolers and meant to stand extreme temperatures, so whether you’re planning a desert trip or a winter hunting trip, your food will stay at a constant and stable temperature inside.


REI Co-Op Half Dome SL2 Tent ($379)

REI Co Op Half Dome SL2 Tent

Ready for your next backpacking tent? The REI Co-op Half Dome SL2+ Tent fits two people and gear, with plenty of room!

We recently bought this tent as an upgrade from our previous REI Quarter Dome tent, and we are SO happy with the extra space, weight, and color this one provides!


MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes ($349)

If you love going on Washington winter hikes, snowshoes are the perfect addition to your seasonal adventures!

The MSR Lightning Ascent Snowshoes fit a little more narrowly than most pairs on the market, perfect for smaller feet or smaller gaits.

They are lightweight and easy to pack, made with aluminum and steel for durability and performance too!


Patagonia Men’s Downdrift Jacket ($329)

Patagonia Downdrift Jacket Men's - Big Ticket Gifts For Outdoorsmen

The Patagonia Downdrift Jacket will be the last coat you even have to buy them!

It’s the perfect big ticket gift for outdoorsmen because it blends fashion and function all in one piece of gear.

Made from 100% post-consumer nylon and recycle duck and goose down feathers, it not only will last a lifetime but make you feel good about the environment too!

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NEmo Disco 15 Sleeping BaG ($299)

Nemo Disco 15 Sleeping Bag - REI Anniversary Sale

Do you toss and turn in your sleep? Have big hips? Are you a side sleeper? Then you absolutely need the NEMO Disco 15 sleeping bag.

I recently bought the women’s version, and I’m kicking myself for waiting so long. It’s the perfect blend or warm AND roomy, so I can toss and turn without feeling constricted in a traditional mummy sleeping bag.


Kammok Swiftlet Double ($299)

Swiftlet Portable Hammock

This is one of the coolest big ticket gifts for the outdoors that you don’t want to pass up!

Kammok is sharing their Swiflet bundle, which comes with a hammock stand, Roo Double hammock, and cupholder.

It’s easy to pack and convenient to set up anywhere and anytime. Take comfort along on your next adventure!

Old Town Discover 169 Canoe ($1,299)

Old Town Discovery Canoe

If you’re looking for a recreational paddle toy, the Old Town Discovery series is for you! Fitting 1-3 people you can find the perfect size for your type of adventure.

Berty and I own an Old Town Canoe, and we love the versatility it brings on our journeys. We’ve used our canoe for photoshoots, canoe camping, and just for fun paddles on the lake! If you’re interested in a toy that will last a lifetime, a canoe is it!


Are there any big ticket gifts for outdoorsmen you are giving to someone this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!

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