30+ Outdoor Gifts Under $50 For The Budget Adventurer

Post Summary: Affordable Outdoor Gifts Under $50

What do you get for the outdoor lover in your life?

If you’re looking for the perfect outdoor gifts under $50, read on for awesome (and budget-friendly!) suggestions!

30+ Insanely Useful Outdoor Gifts Under $50

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Columbia Global Adventure Packable Hat ($35)

For those picture-perfect Instagram moments, don’t forget to bring along this equally picture-perfect hat from Columbia!

This one has a wide brim for style and sun protection, as well as a leather strap for a polished look. Don’t forget, it’s packable!

REI Co-Op Lightweight Base Layer ($39)

One of the most important aspects of staying warm is knowing how to layer clothes for winter.

REI Co-Op provides several base-layer items, and the lightweight collection is a great place to start building up your inventory!

Base layers are some of the best outdoor gifts under $50!

Sea To Summit Hanging Toiletry Bag ($45)

Never lose another toothbrush again!

This Sea To Summit Hanging Toiletry Bag comes in two sizes (see here for the small version), and offers loads of internal organization.

Mesh zipper pockets, a hanging hook, and lots of cubbies make travel organization a breeze.

Smartwool Liner Gloves ($24)

Smartwool Tech Liner Gloves

Sometimes you just want to keep your hands warm without all the bulk.

Use these Smartwool liver gloves for easy handling (hellooo touchscreen friendly!) and then layer up later when you’re ready for more intense adventures.

Read More: How To Layer Clothes For Winter Adventures

The Landmark Project Vintage Camp Tee ($36)

What better way to show your love for the outdoors & your favorite national parks than to wear them?

The Landmark Project offers over 100 designs, all featuring unique designs and colors.

Not sure if a national park t-shirt is his thing? You can also find the beautiful Landmark Project illustrations as posters, calendars, enamel drinkware, and pins or patches.

Outdoor Research Rocky Mountain Low Gaiters ($39)

Keep the snow out of your shoes for good with this essential Washington winter hiking layer!

These super durable gaiters from Outdoor Research have boot hooks on the front and bottom lace hooks that keep them secure and in place.

They also work for summer too – keep dirt and bugs out of your shoes in the warmer weather!

Classic Carhartt Beanie ($19)

Carhartt Brown Beanie For Men

This classic beanie should be a staple in every person’s wardrobe.

Perfect for cold days on the trail or around camp, running errands around town, or outdoor events, this knit beanie is so versatile.

It also comes in over 20 colors, so you’re sure to find a color (or two) that they’ll love.

Smartwool Women’s Hiking Crew Socks ($20)

Smartwool Hiking Crew Socks - Gifts For Hikers

These Smartwool women’s hiking crew socks are perfect for thru-hikers, backpackers, and tough adventurers.

Make sure to buy at least two pairs to bring on your next trip! (Also, they come in tons of colors!)

Buff Lightweight Merino Wool (~$25)

Gifts Under $50 - Buff / Face Mask

This stretchy, breathable multifunctional headpiece from Buff has so many versatile uses that it will be a staple for all your upcoming adventures!

Use it as a headband, impromptu face mask to protect your face from the snow, and even a sun shield.

Fjallraven Kanken Hip Pack ($50)

Take the classic Fjallraven Kanken Backpack, but make it compact! This Fjallraven Kanken hip pack has buckles and straps for an adjustable, comfortable fit.

There are multiple pouches for keys, phones, and cards while keeping your hands free!

Minnetonka Moc Toe Slippers ($29)

Minnetonka Moc Toe Slippers

I’ve got my eye on these to wear at a snowy cabin (like these Pacific Northwest cabins to rent!) or anywhere that I need to go in and out of the house often.

These Minnetonka faux fur slippers keep your feet cozy and also provide traction for bringing in the newspaper on those cold winter days.

Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandals ($49)

These Birkenstock Arizona EVA sandals are summer shoes for everyday wear, especially at the camp site!

I’ve loved this style so much that I’ve gone through two pairs already! Comes in tons of colors and styles to fit your lifestyle.

Camping Outdoor Gifts Under $50

Hydro Flask 24oz Water Bottle ($39)

Outdoor Gifts Under $50 - Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask water bottles make the ideal outdoor gifts under $50 because they are useful every single day of the year!

Hydro Flask keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, so you can enjoy your drink all day long! I especially like this 24oz size, because it’s slim and fits easily in the side of my hiking day pack.


Gifts For Hostess - YETI Rambler Mugs

This stainless steel, double-wall, vacuum-insulated rambler mug is just what they need to keep their drinks hot (or cold) while running errands.

And we mean, HOURSThis popular travel mug fits into a car’s cup holder and has a straw and handle for easy drinking on the go. It’s absolutely one of YETI’s most popular mugs – they will be taking this EVERYWHERE they go!

Eno singlenest Hammock ($54)

Eno Singlenest Hammock

This ENO SingleNest hammock is the one piece of gear that absolutely elevates your camping trip from good to great!

Buying a hammock is a great addition to traveling on a budget – they pack up small and you can sleep practically anywhere.

This is insanely lightweight (packs down to the size of a softball) which makes it easy to tote around on any backpacking, camping, or canoeing trip!

Don’t forget to buy the straps too!

Sea To Summit Inflatable Pillow ($44)

Sea To Summit Aeros Ultralight Pollow

Never sleep without a pillow again – even in the backcountry!

This inflatable travel pillow from Sea To Summit fits into a stuff sack smaller than your pockets, which makes it an easy addition to any backpacking gear list.

Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator ($35)

Stanley Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator

Making coffee while camping couldn’t be any easier!

This Stanley Cool-Grip coffee percolator will be an essential addition to your camping packing list, and the perfect gift for outdoorsmen under $50

We also wrote a blog post about coffee on the road here!

MSR 2-Person Camp Mess Kit ($29)

This 2-person mess kit by MSR nests super small into a drawstring mesh bag, making it one of the top gifts for backpackers.

The kit includes two deep bowls, insulated mugs, and retractable sporks for an all-in-one kit that’s lightweight. Don’t go on your next overnight trip without this kit!

Camp Chef 5-Piece Cooking Set ($32)

Camp Chef Cook Set Camping Gifts Under $50

A perfect gift for outdoorsman under $50 who doesn’t compromise taste, this Camp Chef 5-piece cooking set is a must-have.

Create delicious meals anywhere in the world and store it in the durable roll-up carrying case that’s included.

BioLite Headlamp 330 ($45)

Biolite Headlamp 330

Built for long hours in the outdoors, this headlamp is probably the last one you’ll ever need.

This sleek design sits comfortably on your head, and the rechargeable battery can hold up to 40 hours of life, perfect for a week in the backcountry.

Sea To Summit X Kettle ($44)

If you only bring one pot on your camping trip, take this one.

The Sea To Summit X Kettle has a pointed spout that makes for easy pouring and can hold up to 1.3 liters of water!

It also includes easy-to-hold side and overhead handles, so you can safely cook outdoors.

Nomadix Camp Towels ($39)

Nomadix All-Purpose Towel - Gifts Under $50

This Nomadix quick dry towel is one of the perfect camping gifts under $50 for its versatility and durability.

Sand-resistant, quick-drying properties, and anti-microbial treatment mean it can withstand even the dirtiest of camping trips! It comes in plenty of colors, including some limited edition National Park prints as well!

Stanley Classic Pour Over Brew Set ($40)

This Stanley pour-over set makes brewing high-quality coffee easy and convenient!

The set comes in two parts, with an easy-to-clean reusable filter in the top, and a coffee mug with a handle & lid for the bottom part. Make this a road trip essential for your next adventure!

Stanley Classic Wide Mouth Flask ($21)

Stanley Flask - Alcohol Gifts For Him

This classic, ultra-portable retro flask is perfect for bringing his favorite drink to the campsite or fire lookout without lugging heavy bottles.

With a wide mouth, no funnel is needed to refill. Pair that with the leak-proof cap and he’s ready to go where adventure calls.

This is one of the coolest gifts for outdoorsmen under $50, and will be a gear staple on their adventures for a lifetime!

Roaming America: Exploring All The National Parks ($42)

Roaming America - Renee and Matthre Hahnel Coffee Table Travel Book

Both extremely beautiful and exceptionally practical, Renee and Matthew Hahnel captured their journey through all of America’s National Parks in their recent book, Roaming America: Exploring All The National Parks

Roaming America includes practical information about all 59 National Parks, including best hiking trails, photo spots, and even maps and mini-guides to make the most of your trip. 

This book is a beautiful resource for anyone planning to visit the National Parks. 

Whiskey Peaks Mt. Rainier Glasses ($19)

Whiskey Peaks Drinkware Gift Ideas For Outdoorsy Men

We’ll admit, there’s nothing like taking a sip of a well-deserved drink at the top of a mountain, but these Whiskey Peaks glasses help bring back that feeling even when you’re closer to home.

Because each glass is hand-blown, no two are the same… just like days on the mountain. Don’t worry, Whiskey Peaks also makes 6 other famous mountain peaks!

Looking for something a little fancier? Try the Whiskey Peaks Decanter

Feast By Firelight (Campfire Cook Book) ($12)

Feast By Firelight by Emma Frisch

This isn’t just a beautiful coffee table book. Feast By Firelight is filled with campfire, cabin, and outdoor-inspired recipes.

Stunning photos paired with easy-to-follow instructions will inspire him to make outdoor-themed meals every day, whether that’s at home or at camp.

What are some outdoor gifts under $50 you are giving to someone this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!


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  1. I want all of these items! 🙂 I tend to only ask for outdoor clothing for Christmas anyways, so this is perfect timing.

    1. Yay! Same! Christmas is the perfect time to ask because there are so many opportunities for outside adventures! Have a wonderful holiday season!

  2. Great article! I still need to buy Christmas presents for everyone so I may be looking back at this a few times haha. Those Merino wool hiking socks look so comfy too…

    1. Yay Allison! I’m so happy you liked our roundup! Hope you can find what you’re looking for this season! 🙂