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 an equally picture-perfect hat!
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, hanging hook, and lots of cubbies making travel organization a breeze.
Smartwool Liner Gloves ($24)
Sometimes you just want to keep your hands warm without all the bulk.
Use these 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.
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 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 ($17)
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 socially distanced 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 he’ll love.
Smartwool Women’s Hiking Crew Socks ($19)
These 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 Woll ($29)
This stretchy, breathable material has so many versatile uses that it will be a staple for all your upcoming adventures!
Use it as a headband, impromptu face masks, and even a sun shield.
Fjallraven Kanken Hip Pack ($50)
Take the classic Fjallraven Kanken Backpack, but make it compact! This hip pack has buckles and straps for an adjustable, comfortable fit.
There are multiple pouches for keys, phone, and cards, while keeping your hands free!
Minnetonka Moc Toe Slippers ($29)
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 slippers keep your feet cozy and also provide traction for bringing in the newspaper on those cold winter days.
Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandals ($45)
Easy summer shoes for everyday wear, especially at the camp site!
I’ve loved this style so much I’ve gone through two pairs already! Comes in tons of colors and styles to fit your lifestyle.
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Hydro Flask 24oz Water Bottle ($35)
Hydro Flask water bottles make the ideal outdoor gifts under $50 because they are useful every single day of the year!
This brand keeps hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, so you can enjoy your drink all day long! I especially like the 24oz size, because it’s slim and fits easily in the side of my hiking day pack.
YETI Rambler 20 oz Tumbler ($30)
This stainless steel, double-wall, vacuum insulated tumbler is just what he needs to keep his drinks hot (or cold) for hours while on the go. And we mean, HOURS.
This tumbler fits into your cup holder and has a magnetic slide closure for an extra barrier of protection and it helps keep heat (or cold) from escaping. *note: the magnetic slide is not leakproof
Stanley Legendary Thermos 2.5L ($50)
After a big snowshoeing trip, nothing’s better than sitting in the back of a truck cab, sipping hot chocolate and warming up!
This giant 2.5 Qt Stanley Legendary Bottle is meant to keep drinks piping hot all day! This is a must buy gift for the outdoor lover who likes gathering with friends outside.
Eno Singlenest Hammock ($49)
This single nest 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 insanely lightweight (packs down to the size of a softball) which makes it easy to tote around on any backpacking, camping, or canoeing trip!
Sea To Summit Inflatable Pillow ($39)
Never sleep without a pillow again – even in the backcountry!
This inflatable travel pillow fits into a stuff sack smaller than your pockets, which makes it an easy addition to any backpacking gear list.
Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator ($40)
Making coffee while camping couldn’t be any easier!
This coffee percolator will be an essential addition to your camping packing list, and perfect gift for outdoorsmen under $50.
MSR 2-Person Camp Mess Kit ($35)
This 2-person mess kit by GSI nests super small into a drawstring mesh bag, making it one of the top outdoor 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 ($29)
A perfect gift for outdoorsman under $50 who doesn’t compromise taste, this 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 200 Headlamp ($45)
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 ($40)
If you only bring one pot on your camping trip, take this one.
It’s pointed spout makes for easy pouring and it can hold up to 1.3 liters of water!
It also includes easy to hold side and overhead handles, so you can safely cook in the outdoors.
Nomadix National Park Collection Towerls ($39)
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 means 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 ($35)
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 ($25)
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 ($45)
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 ($30)
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) ($20)
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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