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The 20 Best Christmas Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

8 November 2023
The 20 Best Christmas Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

Stuck on what to get the outdoor enthusiast in your life? Whether they’re passionate about climbing, hiking, skiing, water sports or all the above. Our guide for the ultimate Christmas gifts for outdoor lovers will help you track down something they’ll genuinely appreciate.


Stocking fillers

Boot Bananas (£15)

boot bananas

Combining practicality and fun, Boot Bananas are a perfect stocking filler for the outdoor lover in your life. Designed to combat moisture and odour in walking boots, climbing shoes and running trainers, or any other footwear that could do with a deodorising. There's also winter sport Boot Bananas (£30) perfect for damp ski and snowboard boots, soggy gloves and more.



Snow Peak Titanium Spork and Sea to Summit Alphalite Long-handled Spork

The ultimate multi-tool for your favourite adventurer. Lightweight, compact and incredibly versatile. You know this is the kind of gift they’ll actually make good use of. Whether they're on a hiking trip, camping in the wilderness, or having a picnic, a spork is a practical and eco-friendly addition to their gear. The Snow Peak Titanium Spork (£10) is the ultimate ultralight option or the Sea to Summit Alphalite Long-Handled Spork (£9.99) makes eating out of meal pouches easy with its long handle design. 



hurricane whistle

Another practical stocking filler, a whistle is a great safety device for any mountaineer. This compact, yet powerful tool is essential for signalling for help or alerting others in emergency situations. The Lifesystems Hurricane Whistle (£5.50) is one of the loudest available on the market.


Lip Balm

aloe kote lip balm

A specially designed lip balm helps soothe and protect chapped lips offering much-needed relief and protection from harsh weather conditions. Whether they're hiking in the mountains or skiing down the slopes, outdoor enthusiasts often face elements that can dry out and chap their lips. Aloe Up Kote Plus Lip Balm has a soothing, medicated formula that helps heal cold sores, chapped and sunburned lips. Or gift them the SPF 25 formula which is great for protecting sensitive facial areas from the sun. 




One for the climber in your life. Help them stock up on their favourite chalk, making it a practical but thoughtful gift for their stocking. A great option is The Rock Technologies Chalk Ball which is a handy way to chalk up before climbing, either indoors or outdoors. Long-lasting, convenient, and the perfect size for a waist chalk bag.

Hand Warmers

lifesystems' reusable hand warmer

A winter essential, especially for those who like to spend plenty of time in the great outdoors. We recommend Lifesystems' reusable hand warmers (£5). A reusable hand warmer helps keep hands comfortable in cold conditions and all for just £5. Easy to use and great to place inside a pair of gloves for up to 90 minutes of extra warmth.

Outdoor Gifts Under £20

Chalk bag

Teal black diamond mojo chalk bag

Another great Christmas gift for climbers. A new chalk bag makes a great, practical Christmas gift you know they’ll use. You've got so many options to choose one that fits their personality and needs. We recommend the Black Diamond Mojo Chalk Bag (£12) as a great all-rounder. 



the utility shark multi tool

These can range in price, from £134.99 for the Leatherman Wave+, to more affordable options like the True Utility Sharkley (£10). These provide your outdoor enthusiast with everything they need in one pocket-size tool, so light they won’t even notice they’re carrying it. Ideal for hikers, campers and anyone who spends time outdoors.


Gogglesoc (£12)


One for the winter sports lovers. A Gogglesoc is an ideal gift for under £20 that is practical and fun. They fit over almost any goggles to keep them protected and can also be used to wipe lenses clean. Gogglesoc is a great eco-conscious company too that use 1 PET recycled plastic bottle to make 3 Socs and supports a variety of snow charities.

Outdoor Gifts Under £50

Travel Towel

lifeventure floral travel towel

Perfect for travel, beach days, and wild swims, a travel towel is a great addition to anyone’s Christmas list. Lifesystems has some great options with a range of patterns and sizes. Committed to keeping single-use waste out of landfill, their Recycled SoftFibre Trek Towel (£18)  is made from 8.7 recycled water bottles. Soft, absorbent, and quick drying, a Polygiene treatment provides odour control. 


Hydro Flask

hydro flask coffee, bowl and tumbler

Hydro Flask’s lightweight all-insulated bottle line-up makes an ideal gift for any type of outdoor adventurer. From coffee cups to tumblers and even insulated flask bowls (£26.99). You’ll find something for everyone in their lineup.



Dark red the north face cuffed beanie

Help them stay warm by gifting a practical, and stylish, beanie. Whether they're skiing in the Alps or hiking in the Lake District. We recommend The North Face Cuffed Beanie (£28) as a great allrounder for everyone. 


black diamond moji+ lantern in three colours

Ideal for camping trips and garden gatherings. Help them illuminate their outdoor space with a lantern. We recommend the Black Diamond Moji + Lantern (£30) you can alternate between solid or strobing white light, a rainbow colour spectrum, or relaxing campfire modes. It has a collapsible double hook and four magnets to give versatile hanging options.

Outdoor Gifts Under £100

Flotation Device

palm meander flotation device

A personal flotation device is a must-have for anyone who is out on the water. Whether they are stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, or canoeing. We recommend the Palm Meander PFD (£85), it's a lightweight buoyancy aid suitable for a range of paddle sports. Featuring adjustable shoulder, side, and waist straps, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit. The zipped front pocket is big enough to fit a phone in a waterproof case. Reflective details enhance visibility, ideal for evening sessions on the water.

Head Torch

pretzl actik core headtorch

Perfect for dark winter nights, a head torch is a great gift for anyone running, hiking, or mountaineering. We recommend the Petzl Actik Core Head Torch (£72). It's a powerful, rechargeable, and easy-to-use head torch. It features a continuous red lighting setting to preserve night vision without blinding those around and a red strobe setting to signal location, especially in emergencies. 


beastmaker 2000 series fingerboard

Help the climber in your life build strength and endurance by training on a high-quality climbing fingerboard. If they're new to climbing consider the Beastmaker 1000 Series Fingerboard (£95) suitable for those climbing from 5a up to the 7s. If they have more experience consider the Beastmaker 2000 Series Fingerboard (£95) which is the ultimate fingerboard for those training hard, designed to test the limits of finger strength, helping to train for high-grade goals.

Outdoor Gifts Under £200


puffy blanket

Help them wrap up when the temperatures drop with a cosy blanket. The Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket (£76.99) is a lightweight layer filled with recycled synthetic insulation, and will keep you warm and cosy across the seasons. The Sherpa Puffy blanket (£97.99) combines lightweight synthetic insulation with high-pile fleece. Or the NanoLoft Blanket (£125.99) which features a synthetic alternative to down. 

Camping Chair

pink camping chair

Ideal for camping, a gift of a great quality camping chair is another practical option. The Helinox Sunset Chair (£149.99) is no basic camping chair with a high, supportive back for unbeatable relaxation and comfort. Perfect for chilled camping sessions, integrated side pockets and a headrest holder take practicality up a notch. The storage bag does double duty as a pillow and slots neatly into the holder, so resting your head is even more comfortable. Available in a range of colours you can choose one that fits their style and personality. 

Changing Robe

red dry robe

Help them make outfit changes quick and easy with the gift of a changing robe. The Dryrobe Advance Long Sleeve (£159.99) is warm, waterproof, and windproof, you can switch into swim gear and recover post-surf in style. With a two-way front zip, long sleeves, and generous fit making changing underneath a breeze.

Outdoor Gifts Under £400

Down Jacket

womens and mens rab puffer jacket

For frosty winter days, there's nothing better than a cosy down jacket. We recommend the Rab Microlight Alpine Women's Down Jacket and Men's Down Jacket (£210) a great outdoor all-rounder that will keep them comfortable across the seasons.

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