We’re sharing our favorite gifts for outdoorsy types, from practical tools and gadgets to breathtaking books.
For the Nature Observer
The Naturalist’s Notebook by Nathaniel T. Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich: The unique five-year calendar format helps you create a long-term record and point of comparison for memorable events, serving as a valuable record of your piece of the planet.
Organic Sun Screen: Don’t let a sunburn ruin a newfound friendship with the Great Outdoors.
Waterproof, Close Focus Binoculars: To truly take in the wonder of the natural world.
For the Frontier Lover
The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Marta McDowell: In this revealing exploration of Wilder’s deep connection with the natural world, Marta McDowell follows the wagon trail of the beloved Little House series, giving an intimate portrait of the frontier landscapes that shaped the ever-popular books.
Heirloom Seed Bank: Introduce a piece of the American frontier to your home garden with 135 heirloom seed varieties.
Aerial Geology by Mary Caperton Morton: A drop-dead gorgeous exploration of North America’s 100 most spectacular geological formations.
Nikon D5300: A great all-around cameras for nature photography, capturing landscapes and action shots equally well.
G-raphy Camera Backpack: The perfect way to carry a camera on long nature hikes, featuring a waterproof cover.
For the Practical Outdoorsman
The Great Outdoors: A User’s Guide by Brendan Leonard: This easy introduction to outdoor life will ensure that even a novice won’t get lost in the woods while finding an activity she loves to do in the great outdoors—whether it’s hiking a 14er or camping on ice.
Yaktrax Walk Traction Cleats: The best lightweight traction cleats for the outdoorsman intent on walking on snow and ice.
Stainless King Thermos: Stay hydrated wherever you are with this thermos that’s designed to keep liquids hot or cold for twenty-four hours.