20 Holiday Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast Under $75

Tis the season of gift giving with holidays right around the corner! It can be tricky to get someone a gift they actually need. No worries there because we have come up with some of our most trusted gear that we use time and time again along with a few extra gadgets we believe in! Give the outdoor lover in your life a little extra this holiday season to keep them living the good life this coming year.
  1. REI Backpacker Extended First-Aid Kit, $54.50 867437[1]

    Keep your outdoor lover safe and prepared for the worst! This backpacker specific first-aid kit is complete with treatment for cuts small and large, injured joints, sting-relief, burns etc. This kit covers 6 people on 8-day trips in the backcountry. Photo: rei.com.

  2. Goal Zero Switch 8 Silver Solar Recharger, $49.99

    71vxJtiJWdL._SL1500_[1]This Goal Zero Recharger is the perfect gift for your outdoors techy! This recharger can be connected to a solar panel and/or a USB source. Small and lightweight, this recharger won’t weigh you down or take up precious space. Photo: amazon.com.

  3. Into the Wild: Jon Krakauer, $11.99


    Who doesn’t enjoy a good book to curl up with through the holidays? Into the Wild is a national bestseller recommended for anyone with the slightest bit of Wanderlust in their blood. Photo: amazon.com.

  4. Gibbon Slackline Classic Red Line – 49 feet, $74.95


    A slackline is the ideal gift for anyone who loves being outside and working through a challenge! Have fun working on your balance and strength while slacking.  Photo: amazon.com.

  5. Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set 24oz Stainless Steel, $31.52


    Crawl out of the sleeping bag and look forward to a hot beverage with breakfast. Boil water for coffee or tea and start the day off right! Photo: amazon.com.

  6. MSR PocketRocket Stove, $39.95


    This backpacking stove is lightweight, reliable, sturdy and affordable. There are plenty of backcountry stoves on the market but we wouldn’t trust the cooking with anything other than this wonder! Photo: amazon.com.

  7. Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock, $69.96


    This Hammock is lightweight, small, and sturdy. We have hung ours all over the country and loved it! A must have for any trekker. Photo: amazon.com.

  8. LOOP Worldwide Travel Adapter with Dual USB Charging Ports, $45.99 


    When traveling overseas you will want an adapter you can count on. Keep your electronics buzzing with this charger ready to accompany you to any country. Photo: amazon.com.

  9. Buff Headwear, $24.60


    Use your Buff for a facemask, insect shield, headband, dust guard, or just a stylish addition to your getup! Choose from a variety of colors for the adventure guru on your gift list. Photo: amazon.com.

  10. Meru Blu-ray, $19.99


    Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker and Renan Ozturk embark on a journey to find redemption on the Shark’s Fin of Mount Meru. These men go through all extremes in big wall climbing including bitter cold, a nearly-featureless overhanging wall shooting up 1500 feet and impossible odds. Photo: amazon.com.

  11. SoundBot HD Water Resistant Bluetooth 3.0 Shower Speaker, $49.99

    Sing in the shower. Enough said! (We discourage dancing in the shower due to water hazards) Photo: amazon.com

  12. REI Self-Inflating Travel Pillow, $19.50


    Hopefully your partner will never be cranky from sleep deprivation again! This inflatable pillow is lightweight and compactable when being stored but is comfortable when needed. Photo: rei.com.

  13. REI Stuff Travel Daypack, $29.50


    This pack is a dream! It stuffs down into it’s own pocket and serves all the basic needs for any traveler. No overseas backpacker should leave home without a lightweight daypack! Photo: rei.com.

  14. Black Diamond Spot Headlamp, $39.95


    No pack is complete without a headlamp! Perfect for emergencies and the glorious night hikes. Don’t leave your trekker in the dark this holiday. Photo: amazon.com.

  15. Vapur Element Water Bottle – 32 fl. oz., $13.95


    The water capacity of a Nalgene without the bulk. This water bottle folds down when not in use to save space and weight in your pack. Made in the USA and BPA free. Photo: rei.com.

  16. Darn Tough Hiking Socks, $23.00


    You may be appalled at the sticker price for one pair of socks but Darn Tough Socks are the gift that keeps giving. With a 100% lifetime guarantee, Darn Tough will literally give you a new pair of socks if you wear through them. Your outdoor lover will be warm for the rest of their life! Photo: amazon.com.

  17. Roam Products Premium Wallet, $14.00


    Wallets inspired by simplicity, these incredible wallets boast steezy graphics and will keep all of your outdoor lover’s financials safely in one place. These wallets are secured with washable, elastic knit and even clip on your belt! Photo: wheredoyouroam.com.

  18. Kinco Pigskin Leather HeatKeep Thermal Water Repellent Ski Gloves, $28.99 9011[1].png

    Forget all other ski gloves, now. Kinco makes amazing gloves for the outdoor enthusiast. Made with pigskin leather and lined with heatkeep thermal, your outdoor lover will never go back! Photo: kinco.com.

  19. Sven Folding Saw – 15″, $34.95404040[1]

    This saw folds into nothing but will cut through anything. An essential for wilderness trips and life in the woods.  Photo: rei.com


  20. Packing Cubes – 6 Piece Lightweight Travel Packing Cubes Set, $60.20


These packing cubes are a lifesaver for any organization savvy traveler! Lightweight and rip-stop, these packing cubes have a manufacturer 100% lifetime guarantee. Check them out on Amazon, they are frequently running excellent sales! Photo: amazon.com.

 List compiled without bias by Becca and Alex Foss. We are currently on a 3-5 month stint traveling South America exploring everywhere from the coastline to the Amazon, from the Andes to ancient historical ruins! Give us a “like” on Facebook and never miss out on a blog post! Follow us on Instagram for more photos and stories from the road.

14 thoughts on “20 Holiday Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast Under $75

  1. We have moved to a new site in case you want to follow us. http://thevagabondwayfarer.com/

    On Tue, Dec 1, 2015 at 5:14 PM, roamwildandfree wrote:

    > Becca and Alex Foss posted: “Tis the season of gift giving with holidays > right around the corner! It can be tricky to get someone a gift they > actually need. No worries there because we have come up with some of our > most trusted gear that we use time and time again along with a few ex” >


  2. So many great goodies! Do you personally use the Goal Zero solar recharger? I was given one last year and I’m thinking maybe I got a dud because I have difficulty charging it and keeping a charge.

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