2018 HOLIDAY OUTDOOR GIFTS FOR WOMEN
The outdoor woman adventurer doesn’t need outdoor gear and clothing that only meets the “pink it and shrink it” standard. She needs durable, functional and high-performing gear in any color she wants—pink included. Hey, we’re not against looking cute, either. So if you need to buy outdoor gifts for women who crush it, the lady who rips and shreds, and does it all while having the best time, you won’t have to look any further.
Calling all badass ladies and lovers of the outdoors: This one’s for you. Here at Bearfoot Theory, we are a team made up of strong and passionate women who are outdoor enthusiasts through and through. So, we thought it was only right to share this list of outdoor gifts for women because well, it’s basically our holiday wish list, too. Need more ideas? Make sure to check out our Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide featuring gifts for women, men, hikers, vanlifers, camp chefs, jet setters, and more!
Here are 13 things we want to give and get for the women outdoor enthusiasts this holiday.
Wallace Lake Flannel
A good flannel is an essential piece for every outdoor enthusiast. Gift her this cozy cotton version from REI’s new line of functional and fashionable clothing.
Filson Packer Hat
Water-repellent, crushable and cute, the Filson Packer Hat goes with you wherever you need it to. Simply toss it in your pack and then on your head for sun protection, bad hair days and beyond.
Skida Alpine Neckwarmer
Wrap up the handmade Alpine Neckwarmer by Skida, a woman-owned outdoor clothing brand based in Vermont. The interior has a cozy fleece lining while the outer layer wicks away water to protect you from the elements. This piece is well-worn and loved by our East Coast writer, Katherine.
Hydro Flask Coffee Flask
A great gift idea on its own (or filled with holiday sweets), the Hydro Flask Coffee Flask carries tea, coffee or any other beverages that need to stay warm and can easily fit underneath most drink-making machines. ‘Cause a morning buzz is non-negotiable, having it on-the-go? Even better.
Kari Traa Base layer Set
Coming in hot! The Kari Traa Base Layer Set delivers when she needs to stay warm outside on cold and snowy days. This set is the perfect gift for winter lovers, plus, the eye-catching colors and patterns will make it even more fun to give (or get!).
Jack Black Balm Squad
Jack Black makes my favorite lip balm for outdoor adventures, hands down. I first discovered it when I was hiking the John Muir Trail, and now I won’t use anything else. Not only does it smell delicious, it’s got SPF 25 and goes on thick to protect those luscious lips from the sun, wind, and elements. Grab this three-pack for your favorite outdoor woman, so she can keep a tube in her backpack, her purse, and on her nightstand.
Proof Eyewear Atlas Eco Sunglasses
These hand-crafted frames are the perfect outdoor gift for women. Handcrafted from sustainably sourced wood, Proof offers a unique look while protecting your eyes during those long days outside with their polarized lens. Why we love Proof? For every pair of sunglasses sold from their Eco-line, they donate $10 to their Empowerment Initiative which supports projects like safe housing for women and children and education in orphanages around the globe.
PoCampo Iriving Backpack Pannier
An outdoor gift for women who commute by bike. This super cute backpack converts to a pannier that attaches to your bike rack in seconds, making commuting by bike a hell of a lot more convenient. It’s made of waterproof, vegan-friendly! Materials and even has reflective strips for increased visibility at night. As far as storage, it’s got an elastic strap on the outside for your helmet, a bunch of organizational pockets, and its plenty big to store a change of clothes after that sweaty commute.
SKHOOP Down Mini-Skirt
Grabbing drinks after skiing? Quickly throw this SKHOOP Down Mini-Skirt over your long johns and you’ll be ready for après. This 600-fill down skirt has a full-length zipper making it easy to put on in the locker room and a convenient pocket for your money, ID, and keys.
Linda’s Pick: REI Co-op Big Haul 40 Duffel
My pick would be this REI Co-op Big Haul duffel. I’m on the go a lot and could use a tough bag like this to easily throw all my stuff in that can also stand up to my adventures. I also love that it can be carried as a backpack or over the shoulder and has several pockets for easy organization.
Katherine’s Pick: Backcountry Fly Low Ski Bib
After years of coveting my friends bibs I’m adding this Backcountry Fly Low Ski Bib to my list of outdoor gifts for women! Besides being cute, it’s highly breathable with thigh vents and prevents baselayers from getting too sweaty. At the same time, the waterproof fabric keeps you dry in a blizzard. Unlike a lot of ski gear that feels bulky and hinders your movements, this stretchy fabric moves with you. Just layer with a baselayer underneath for added warmth on cold days.
Kim’s Pick: Platypus Wine Carrier
Wine is staple on my short backpacking trips, and I’ve never really thought twice about the added weight of the glass bottle until just recently when I borrowed a friend’s backpacking wine carrier. I’ll never carry a glass bottle again. You don’t have to worry about bringing a bottle opener and you won’t have an empty glass bottle to pack out. I just might start packing two bottles!
Kristen’s Pick: Cotopaxi Del Dia Fanny Pack
This summer, I completely ditched my purse for a fanny pack, which fortunately are coming back in style. Whether you are hitting a concert, walking your dog, or going out with friends, a fanny pack allows you to carry just what you need, hands-free. I like that all of my cash, keys, dog poop bags, and other essentials are always at my fingertips. Plus, you never have to worry about your fanny pack getting stolen or accidentally leaving it somewhere since it’s attached to you at all times. These Cotopaxi Bataan Del Dia Fanny Packs are one of a kind with fun, bold colors and are made from repurposed fabric that would otherwise go to waste – so you can feel even better about wearing it.