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The Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen: The 2021 Guide

The complete and definitive guide to gifts for outdoorsmen made by outdoorsmen. It’s all here folks, hats, jackets, tools, gear, and so much more.

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63 Timeless Gifts for Every Outdoorsman

Jim Pattiz in Sequoia
Jim Pattiz at Sequoia National Park | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Gifts for outdoorsmen are seemingly all over the internet and being advertised all over places like Instagram (if the social media overlords have your feed dialed in like they do mine). But finding the right gift for the outdoorsman in your life isn’t as easy as it might appear. That’s where I come in.

As an avid outdoorsman who’s spent his career filming and exploring some of America’s most scenic and wild places, I’ve gotten to know what kind of gear I like and don’t like and what holds up with me in the field adventure after adventure.

Pattiz Brothers in Alaska
Will Pattiz (left) & Jim Pattiz (right) in Alaska’s Copper River Delta | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

My brother and I founded More Than Just Parks almost a decade ago as two youngsters who wanted to take their filmmaking talents to America’s public lands. We had no idea where that journey would take us.

Since then I’ve been to the depths of the Grand Canyon, rafted the River of No Return, boated Alaska’s Copper River Delta, explored hidden caves with bat biologists, kayaked glacier fields, taken countless bush planes into remote wilderness, and changed more flat tires than you can imagine.

Making a career exploring and documenting America’s great outdoors has afforded me plenty of opportunities to figure out the kinds of gear I like and don’t like as an outdoorsman and I’m happy to share that insight with you.

Jim Pattiz at a campfire
Jim Pattiz enjoys a campfire in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

So just what kinds of potential gifts will I be including here? You’ll find camping essentials (and not-so-essentials), hiking gear, clothes, books, decor, and so much more here, all tailored to the national parks lover in your family.

In this post I’ll list the best gifts for outdoorsmen including:

  • Best Hats for Outdoorsmen
  • Best Shirts for Outdoorsmen
  • Best Jackets for Outdoorsmen
  • Best Pants for Outdoorsmen
  • Best Backpacks for Outdoorsmen
  • Best Hiking Gear for Outdoorsmen
  • Best Home & Office Gifts for Outdoorsmen
  • Best Outdoor Safety Gifts
  • Best Outdoors Stocking Stuffers
  • And much more
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Best Outdoorsman Gifts by Category

Scroll on and let’s get into the best gifts for outdoorsmen!


List of Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Best Outdoorsman Gifts

1. The Ultimate Bison Socks by United By Blue

Bison Socks
Best National Park Clothes | The Ultimate Bison Socks

Buy: United By Blue

Made in the USA of bison fiber and wool, these socks are ridiculously comfortable and warm. I’m also happy to share that the socks are made from salvaged bison fiber (considered a waste product in the ranching industry) and no bison are harmed in order to make them.

Yes they are pricey for a pair of socks, but seriously, these aren’t just a pair of socks, they’re bison socks. They’re heirloom footwear that will keep you warm and comfortable for years and years to come.

I should note that United By Blue is a certified B Corporation and for every product purchased from their website, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.


The Gift of Safety

2. Garmin inReach® Mini Satellite Communicator

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Behold the Garmin inReach® Mini – the ultimate hiking peace of mind | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: Amazon

Though I never went for Eagle Scout, I left the Boy Scouts as a respectable First Class Scout in my day (finishing a rank higher than my older brother and MTJP co-founder Will I might add). If I learned anything in Boy Scouts, apart from how to build a proper fire, I learned to always be prepared.

You really should have one of these if you do a lot of backpacking, route finding, solo hiking, or backcountry navigating.

If you’re a parent who worries about your offspring on their backpacking trips this was designed for you to buy, give to them, and sleep better.

With the Garmin inReach Mini hikers can send text messages to loved ones, share their location, and most importantly trigger an SOS to a 24/7 search and rescue monitoring center from anywhere in the world.

Instead of spotty cell coverage the inReach Mini uses the trusted global Iridium satellite network to communicate from anywhere in the world. It’s quite literally the ultimate peace of mind for hikers and their loved ones.

Note: A satellite subscription plan is required and starts at $11.95/month. (less than Netflix)

For those of you who worry about loved ones who enjoy snow sports, check out Black Diamond Guide BT Avalanche Beacon.


Best Outdoorsman Gifts – Camp Tools

3. Filson x Estwing Fireside Friend Splitting Tool

Buy: Filson

Every outdoorsman needs a blade to split logs with. This Splitting Tool makes quick work of wood for the campfire and its one-piece forged head and handle make it reliable—no wooden handles to crack.


Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen

4. Barebones Adventure Blanket – Legacy

Adventure Blanket
Barebones Adventure Blanket | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: Barebones

Have you ever sat by a campfire in the rain with water dripping off of the brim of your hat and down your rain jacket and soaking your pants? Part of camping and being an outdoorsman is enjoying the outdoors rain or shine, and ideally without wearing swishing jacket-like pants.

That’s where this all-weather adventure blanket comes in. The blanket is waterproof on the outside and features a Pendleton wool liner for a toasty warm inside.

So weather you’re sleeping under the stars (or clouds), backpacking in the unpredictable high country, or just wanting to enjoy a campfire regardless of the weather, this adventure blanket from Barebones is up to the task.


Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen

5. Limited Edition National Parks Fatwood Fire Starter Sticks

Buy: Amazon

A fantastic gift for any outdoorsman who likes to build fires, which should cover every outdoorsman. This collectible wooden crate comes with 13lbs of all natural fatwood fire starter sticks, perfect for building the foundation of a beautiful, long-lasting fire.

Yellowstone, Great Smoky Mountains, Glacier, the Grand Canyon, and a few other parks are represented in this limited edition series from Better Wood Products.

Better Wood Products donates 5% percent of profits from these crates to the National Park Foundation to support national parks for future generations

Filson Fatwood Crate
Filson Fatwood Fire Starter | Gifts for Outdoors Men

For a more rugged look, go with Filson’s Fatwood Fire Starter Crate. With it’s burned-on logo and weathered details this wood crate loaded with fatwood is sure to make any outdoorsman proud.

Comes with 12lbs of resinous fatwood from pine stumps that will light rain or shine.


Best Outdoorsmen Gifts

6. Darn Tough Vermont Hiking Socks

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DArn Tough Vermont Hiking SocksOutdoorsy Gifts for Men

Buy: Darn Tough Vermont

Every outdoorsman understands the enormous difference good socks make and there’s one brand that stands above the rest.

In terms of an all around hiking sock there really is no better than Darn Tough Vermont’s hiking socks. These socks can be worn over and over again on the trail (and I mean consecutive days out camping) and feel as good as new each morning.

They do an amazing job at wicking away moisture and keeping your feet dry, cushioned, and protected from the elements – and your own sweat day after day on the trail.


Gifts for Outdoors Men

7. Filson Pocket Knife with Sheath

Filson Pocket Knife
Filson Pocket Knife with Sheath | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: Filson

Every outdoorsman needs a trusted pocket knife. I keep a multi-tool in my car, a fixed blade in my trunk, and a pocket knife on me when I’m out there. The multi-tool is for fixing things, the fixed blade is for filleting fish and prepping meals, the pocket knife is for everything.

This is not your discount store swiss army knife. This is a true trapper-style pocket knife that’s built to perform in the field and last generations.

Filson Folding Knife
Filson Mesquite Professional Lockback Knife | Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: Filson

At Filson they seem bent on proving that a knife can be both hard-working and good-looking. That’s certainly the case with the Mesquite Professional Lockback Knife.

From their website: Built from start to finish in the USA, the Filson Mesquite Professional Lockback Knife is designed for hard work with a locking 3-¾” hollow-ground drop point blade made from 440M steel and a mesquite wood handle. Features nickel silver bolsters and includes a leather utility sheath.

Gifts for Outdoors Men

8. Patagonia Provisions 2-Day Camp Meal Kit For Two

Buy: Patagonia Provisions

This 2-day camping food pack for 2 people makes the perfect gift for the outdoorsman and woman in your family. Full of responsibly sourced, delicious Provisions food pouches like wild sockeye salmon, organic breakfast grains, and organic soups, you’ll be the envy of the park and can feel good about the tasty food you’re eating!

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The contents of the Patagonia Provisions 2-Day Camp Meal Kit For Two | National Park Gift Ideas

If you’ve been looking for food for backpackers or campers you have absolutely found it here. It simply doesn’t get any better, for your stomach or the planet! This is such a great gift for the outdoorsman in your life.


Gifts for Outdoorsmen

9. Patagonia Men’s Nano Puff Hoody

Patagonia Mens Jacket
Patagonia Men’s Nano Puff Hoody | Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

Buy: Patagonia

Obviously this list was going to contain jackets and as far as I’m concerned nobody makes better all-around, versatile jackets than Patagonia. I wear them just about everywhere and they’re never lacking.

Patagonia Mens Jacket
Patgonia Men’s Nano Puff® Jacket | Best Outdoorsmen Gifts

There’s two different kinds here, I find I wear the second one more often, but the hooded version does provide more versatility.


Outdoorsman Gifts

10. Snow Peak Mini Flame

Mini Flame
Snow Peak Mini Flame | Best Gifts for Outdoors Men

Buy: Snow Peak

Because why use a flashlight when you can use a flame? Seriously though, this is a great gift for the outdoorsman in your life.

We all have camp stoves that use isobutane or a butane/propane mix like the one pictured above. Why not screw on this attachment from Snow Peak when you’re done cooking and make a fuel-efficient candle of it?

The Mini Flame from Snow Peak is quite simply a small lantern. It’s compact, lightweight, and has very low fuel consumption.


Outdoorsman Gifts

11. Barebones Vintage Flashlight

Vintage Flashlight
Barebones Vintage Flashlight | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: Barebones

Because if you’re going to have a flashlight, why not have a badass looking one? This caged LED flashlight has a classic look with modern appeal.

With an adjustable light focus and hook on the bottom for convenient hanging this one will be a keeper for a long time.

Outdoorsman Gifts – Books

12. The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

Wilderness Warrior by Douglas Brinkley | Best National Park Gifts

Buy: Amazon

As far as I’m concerned you can’t call yourself an outdoorsman without a healthy respect and understanding for those that came before us.

In the conservation world we owe a lot to the courage and fortitude of men like Theodore Roosevelt for setting aside some of the last few beautiful and wild places that we’re able to enjoy today.

This masterful work by acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley on one of our nation’s greatest environmentalists is sure to be a hit with any true outdoorsman.

“There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness, that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy, and its charm.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

Best Outdoorsmen Gifts – Books

13. Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

Rightful Heritage by Douglas Brinkley | National Parks Gift Ideas

Buy: Amazon

Acclaimed author and historian Douglas Brinkley does it again with this follow up to The Wilderness Warrior, this time chronicling President Franklin Roosevelt’s relatively unknown yet staggering conservation achievements.

Personally I tore through this book and enjoyed it even more than The Wilderness Warrior, partly due to how little I knew at the time about FDR’s passion for the environment and land conservation.

I highly recommend both The Wilderness Warrior and Rightful Heritage to anyone interested in the outdoors, public lands, or American history.


Best Outdoorsmen Gifts – Hiking Boots

14. KEEN Men’s Ridge Flex Waterproof Boot

Buy: KEEN

KEEN has put together quite the pair of hiking boots in the Ridge Flex Waterproof Boots. These rugged, all-terrain boots use KEEN’s revolutionary KEEN.BELLOWS FLEX technology to actually reduce the energy each step takes.

Men's Danner Boots
Danner Crater Rim Boots | Best Gifts for Outdoors Men

Buy: Filson

Danner is the name in boots and these live up to that storied name. The Men’s Crater Rim Boots are built for rugged duty and will outlast whatever boots you’ve been getting.


Best Outdoors Men Gifts

15. National Parks Playing Card Deck

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National Parks Playing Card Deck by Keymaster Games & Fifty-Nine Parks | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

A deck of cards is a camping essential. This handsome deck of cards is done by our friends at Fifty-Nine Parks and features their very cool artwork of our national parks.

Put away those gas station playing cards and get some he’ll actually look forward to bringing out.

RELATED: Fifty-Nine Parks Fireside Chat with More Than Just Parks Co-Founder Jim Pattiz


Best Outdoorsman Gifts

16. Filson Trout 32-OZ. Nalgene® Bottle

Filson Water Bottle
Filson Trout 32-OZ. Nalgene® Bottle | Best Outdoorsmen Gifts

Buy: Filson

Everybody knows Nalgene makes the industry standard water bottles, this one adds Filson’s rugged branding to it. It’s a surefire winner

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Pack It Out 22oz Steel Water Bottle | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: United By Blue

All outdoorsmen are always in the market for a new water bottle. They get lost, they get broken, and you like to have multiple when the others are needing to be washed.

I like this one because it carries a message we can all get behind, pack it out! Why not spread the good word on your next trip outdoors!

RELATED: Preserve & Protect 22oz Steel Water Bottle by United By Blue


Best Outdoorsman Gifts

17. Stanley Master Flask

Filson Flask
Stanley Master Flask | Outdoorsman Gifts

Buy: Amazon

I don’t need to explain why this is an outdoorsman staple. Constructed with food-grade stainless stel that won’t taint your beverage with a metallic taste, this 8oz steel flask is an outdoorsman’s best friend.

Filson has a special edition one that features a bear on the back if that suits you more.


Best Outdoorsman Gifts

18. Barebones Cowboy Fire Pit Grill

Buy: Barebones

Here’s the deal, basically you’ve been grilling all wrong. As a self-proclaimed grillmaster I know that can be hard to hear, but believe me this is the way to go.

Now I’m not saying throw out your expensive gas grill or smoker or anything, but this is grilling the way it was meant to be.

This modular fire pit and grilling system harkens back to the days when meals were cooked over an open, coal-stoked, wood fire and people gathered around to bask in one anothers company.

Barebones Cowboy Grill
The Barebones Cowboy Firepit Grill | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

The modular design allows for multi-use as fire pit, open fire grilling, and cooking station. Adjustable grill grate gives you the choice for the source and distance of heat, creating perfect cooking conditions every time.

Seriously, if you want to take your camp and your backyard grilling to an entirely different level, it’s time to get closer to the earth and make the switch to open fire grilling with this fantastic system.

The Cowboy Fire Pit Grill comes in two sizes depending on how you plan to be using it. Pictured above is the smaller size. You can check out the larger one here.

Best Outdoorsman Gifts

19. Snow Peak Takibi Fire & Grill

Takabi Fire & Grill
Snow Peak Takibi Fire & Grill | Best Camping Gifts

Buy: Snow Peak

For the ultimate portable fire & grill we turn to Snow Peak and the Takibi Fire & Grill.

Takibi Fire & Grill Bag
Snow Peak Takibi Fire & Grill folded in its bag | National Parks Gift Ideas

The five-piece set includes Grill Net, Grill Bridge, Pack & Carry Fireplace L, Baseplate, and Carrying Case. It packs down incredibly well and is the perfect addition to your all-terrain camping arsenal.

To cook with charcoal you’ll want to add the Fireplace Coal Bed which simply slides right in and will fit in the convenient carrying case along with your Takibi Fire & Grill.


Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen

20. Fire Pit by Barebones Living

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Fire Pit by Barebones | Outdoors Gifts for National Park Lovers

Buy: United By Blue

The Barebones open bowl fire pit brings warmth, durability, and versatility to your next cookout or get together. The open bowl design allows for more space for cooking or warming your friends.

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Enjoy your next campfire or cookout with the Fire Pit by Barebones Living

The sturdy legs bring this fire pit off the ground and closer to you making it easy to cook on or enjoy from your camp chair. It’s also lighter weight than you might think and easy to bring to your favorite camp spot.


Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen

21. Filson Smokey Bear Glass Set

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Filson Smokey Bear Glass Set | Best Smokey Bear Gifts

Buy: Filson

Do I really need to explain why these make the perfect gift for any outdoorsman? It’s Smokey Bear, the universally beloved bear that implores us to take care of our wild places.

Any outdoorsman is bound to love this set of glasses that will be the envy of their friends from here on out.

I would also recommend this Smokey Bear Beanie and Smokey Bear hoodie from Filson.


Best Outdoorsman Gifts – Camp Stoves

22. Snow Peak Home & Camp Burner

Buy: Snow Peak

Oh what a cool gift here. This Home & Camp Burner from Snow Peak is a camp stove hybrid that packs down into a sleek cylinder that can store anywhere and look good.

Camp Stove
Snow Peak Home & Camp Burner | Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

Inside this sleek cylinder is everything you need (minus the fuel) to cook your favorite stove top meals at home or at the campsite. A simple folding out of its components and you’re on your way to impressing your friends and having a great camp meal.


Best Gifts For Skiers

23. Black Diamond Guide BT Avalanche Beacon

Avalanche Beacon
Black Diamond Guide BT Avalanche Beacon | Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

Buy: Black Diamond Equipment

An avalanche beacon is an electronic device worn on the body to aide in quickly finding buried avalanche victims. It’s really a must have for backcountry skiers and those who enjoy snowsports in areas that can experience avalanches.

If you know a snowman who also enjoys cutting corners, get them this professional-grade avalanche beacon and sleep better at night knowing you’ve equipped them with the best failsafe on the market.


Best Outdoor Man Gifts

24. Rover Pack Classic by Topo Designs

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Rover Pack Heritage Canvas by Topo Designs | National Park Gift Ideas

Buy: Topo Designs

This timeless version of Topo Design’s iconic Rover Pack Classic is all about rugged versatility and style. With a genuine Horween leather base this timeless backpack looks good wherever you’re headed.


Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen

25. Filson Bison Bottle Opener

Filson Bison Bottle Opener
Filson Bison Bottle Opener | Gifts for National Park Lovers

Buy: Filson

Hand-forged from iron by a master blacksmith from pacific northwest, this bison bottle opener makes a meaningful one-of-a-kind gift for the national park lover in your family.

Bison Keychain
Filson Bison Keychain | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

And for good measure I’ll throw in this very cool bison keychain hand-forged by the same blacksmith. The forged bison comes with the Filson brass key ring pictured above.


Gifts for Outdoor Men

26. Sixer by Mountainsmith

Mountainsmith Six Pack Cooler
Mountainsmith Sixer | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: Mountainsmith

The perfect cooler for a camp out at your favorite spot with your favorite people. Pick up a six-pack from your favorite microbrewery, stick them in the Mountainsmith Sixer on some ice, start the fire and kick back.

We’ve been using Mountainsmith products at More Than Just Parks for a long time and they really do last. They have all kinds of great gear for all sorts of outdoor situations – I’d recommend checking them out here.


Outdoorsman Stocking Stuffers

27. Barebones Living Rechargeable Tape Light

Buy: Barebones Living

This might be the most unique gift on this list and certainly one of the coolest. This water-resistant extendable/retractable LED tape light is perfect for camping. Wrap it around your tent or your tailgate, lay it on a table, slip it into your book, you can light up anything with this.

From Barebones website: Opened slightly on Low, it creates a lovely soft, warm glow, or you can extend it to the full 18” on High for maximum brightness. Strip light features 30 individual LED lights featuring long-lasting rechargeable technology with up to 36 hours of use.

This is a great stocking stuffer for the outdoorsman in your family who enjoys camping gadgets. Oh and it’s USB rechargeable. Comes in a multitude of colors.


Best Hiking Accessories

28. Black Diamond Equipment Badge Beanie

Buy: Black Diamond Equipment

For the best beanies when the weather is cold, we look to the people who specialize in winter sports gear, Black Diamond Equipment. They have a range of beanies, or toques for our Canadian friends, that are sure to keep you and your ears warm all winter.

For more options I turn to a few other legacy outdoor brands like this handsome wool knit beanie from Filson and for supreme warmth and comfort this merino wool beanie from Patagonia which makes a great first layer and avoids itching.


Outdoorsman Gifts

29. Topo Designs Square Bag

Topo Designs Square Bag
Topo Designs Square Bag | Outdoors Gifts for Men

Buy: Topo Designs

At first glance this little square bag doesn’t seem like much, but take it from me it can make a world of difference out on the trail.

In my experience this little square bag, which attaches to your belt loop or backpack with a simple carabiner, serves as an extra pocket for important odds and ends while you’re out on the trail.

Camera batteries, keys, memory cards, change, credit cards or ID’s, spare equipment parts, business cards, headphones, chargers, a pocketknife, the list of things you can store in this convenient pouch are endless and they won’t annoyingly fill up your pants pockets!


Best Tents

30. Big Agnes Copper Spur Tent

Buy: Amazon

We’ve been using this tent for years and see no reason to stop now. Lightweight enough for backpacking and under 4 minutes to setup. What’s not to like?

Seriously we swear by this tent and highly recommend it to beginners and pros alike. It’s been with us through the thick and thin and keeps on going.


Outdoor Gifts for Men

31. TETON Sports Polara 3-in-1 Sleeping Bag

Buy: Amazon

Searching for the right sleeping bag is a bit like getting sucked into a black hole, or at least that’s how I imagine it. There’s endless options and so much confusion.

Let’s just simplify things. You want a sleeping bag for regular camping that will keep you warm all year and won’t break the bank. Here it is, you’re welcome.


Best Gifts for Hikers

32. Beacon Hanging Lantern Light

Hanging Lantern Hiking
Beacon Hanging Lantern Light by Barebones Living | Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: United By Blue

If you’ve been camping enough you know how annoying it can be trying to prop up a flashlight or phone light in the tent at night so you can see.

Get yourself this powerful and cool multi-functional light with dimming feature and watch the camping stress melt away. It’s also great to clip onto your backpack if you’re hiking in the dark.

The Beacon comes with a 30-inch cord for its rechargeable battery—which lasts 200+ hours on low or three hours on high. And thanks to a convenient battery life indicator, you’ll never be left in the dark.


Best Gifts for Outdoors Men

33. Cowboy Grill Coal Shovel

Coal Shovel
Cowboy Grill Coal Shovel | Gifts for Outdoor Men

Buy: Barebones

Don’t sleep on the campfire tools. These are essential tools in the outdoor man arsenal. Barebones makes the best campfire tools in the business in my opinion and every outdoorsman needs a trusty coal shovel.

The thing I like about Barebones Cowboy Coal Shovel, beyond the timeless look and walnut handle, is the extra long length which makes it so much more useful than the competition.


Best Outdoorsman Gifts

34. Barebones Cowboy Grill Tongs

Cowboy Grill Tongs
Barebones Cowboy Grill Tongs | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: Barebones

Outdoorsmen need good tools that can be trusted, but how about good, trustworthy tools that also look the part? That’s where Barebones comes in.

Every grillmaster needs a solid set of tongs. Instead of continually buying those cheap shiny ones from the nearest superstore that rust out and break all the time, just get the Cowboy Grill Tongs and turn your meat with some pride dammit.


Best Outdoorsman Gifts

35. Gerber Multi-Tool

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Gerber Multi-Tool | Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

Buy: Amazon

A multi-tool is one of those things you forget about until you need it – and you inevitably always do. I like this one for the price, durability, and ease of use.

For a more rugged and handsome multi-tool that will bring a smile to any outdoorsman’s face try Barebones Living’s Multi-Tool Pocket Knife complete with a beautiful walnut handle finish.


Best Gifts for Outsdoorsmen

36. Barebones Living Portable Charger

Portable Charger
Barebones Living Portable Charger | Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

Buy: Barebones Living

Lets face it, phone batteries are annoyingly unreliable and almost seem designed to keep you near an outlet at all times. And outdoorsmen refuse to be tethered to outlets, even if we have jobs and responsibilities that require us to have our phone on us.

Free yourself from battery anxiety with this small, lightweight, durable, portable charger. (It also works with Barebones other LED products)


Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen

37. Barebones Living Edison Mini Lantern

Barebones Mini Lanterns
Barebones Living Edison Mini Lantern | Outdoor Gifts for Men

Buy: Barebones Living

String lights seem to be all the rage these days and why wouldn’t they be? They bring nice warm light to the campsite or the backyard and create the perfect ambience for nights spent laughing by the campfire.

You know what’s better than string lights though? These Edison Mini Lanterns from Barebones.

From their website: Inspired by old mining and warehouse lights, these water and rust-resistant steel lanterns create an intimate space anywhere. Light enough to hang creatively from a tree branch or create a soft glowing atmosphere with several together. Power by USB, pair with our Barebones Portable Charger, or utilize two AA batteries.


Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen

38. Scout Citronella Candle

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Scout Citronella Candle | Outdoor Gifts for Men

Buy: United By Blue

Sure you’ve heard of citronella candles and their ability to help ward off mosquitoes while outdoors. But this is no ordinary citronella candle.

That’s right, why not have a woodsy spruce-scented citronella candle if you’re going to have one.

United By Blue is a certified B Corp and for every product purchased from their website, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.


Outdoorsman Gifts

39. Filson Coastal Spruce Candle

Filson Spruce Candle
Filson Coastal Spruce Candle | Outdoor Man Gifts

You know what outdoorsmen like? The smell of the woods. Bring the woods home with this perfect stocking stuffer for the outdoorsman in your life.

The candle is made from all-natural ingredients and has an 80-hour burn time and a wood wick for that campfire crackling authenticity.


Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

40. Christmas Stockings from Filson

Filson Christmas Stocking
Filson Christmas Stocking | Outdoors Man Gift

Buy: Filson

Outdoorsmen should have a proper Christmas stocking don’t you think? Well Filson certainly does and they deliver.

Filson Christmas Stocking
Filson Christmas Stocking | Outdoors Gifts for Men

Made with Filson’s signature Mackinaw wool, this timeless Christmas stocking has a bridle leather hanging loop and authentic shearling top. Time to invest in a stocking that actually suits you and is made to last.


Gifts for Outdoorsmen – Fly Rods

41. Alaska Rod Co. Anadromous Single Hand Fly Rod

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Alaska Rod Co. Anadromous Single Hand Fly Rod | Best Fly Rods

Buy: Alaska Rod Co.

You know what’s better than cooking a hot meal over a campfire? Cooking a trout you just caught over a campfire.

If you know an outdoorsman who’s in the market for a fly rod, Alaska Rod Co. simply makes the best. This local Alaskan rod shop makes the most durable, best performing, and highest grade rods on the market and buying from them helps a great small business.

Fly Fishing
MTJP Co-Founder Jim Pattiz has been known to cast a fly or two | Outdoorsmen Gifts

If you’re going to plunk down the money on a new fly rod, get the best. These rods are battle tested in the wild streams of remote Alaska and are built to perform in the most extreme conditions.


Best Outdoorsmen Gifts

42. Original Buffalo Jerky

Buy: Patagonia Provisions

Few foods will get you closer to the land than Patagonia Provisions 100% grass fed bison jerky. The jerky is sourced from free-roaming bison grazing on the grass of the land and humanely harvested on the prairie rather than in a slaughterhouse.

The bison are sourced from Wild Idea Buffalo Co. in South Dakota and help revive the prairie by recycling nutrients and tilling seeds of native grasses into the soil. It’s a great win-win for the environment and your food intake.


Best Outdoorsman Gifts

43. Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt

Filson Flannel Shirt
Filson Alaskan Guide Shirt | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: Filson

A rugged, classic flannel shirt from a storied outdoor brand (comes in 6 different colors). Looks great under the tree and even better worn. Available in in Men’s and Women’s.

Whoever you’re getting this for will thank you, including yourself.


Best Outdoorsman Pants

44. Patagonia Men’s Cliffside Rugged Trail Pants

Buy: Patagonia

I can’t tell you how many pairs of pants I’ve gone through where the knees give out or the front suffer too many scrapes and become threadbare. I’ve picked out enough cholla cactus and briars from my pants to know to invest in pants built for rugged performance.

These are some of the best on the market. They’re lightweight, extremely rugged and durable, and they fit properly (wheraes some of these type pants tend to just drape over you in an ill-fitting way).

Water-repellant, fair trade certified, and PFC free. These are proven winners.


Best Outdoorsman Clothing Gifts

45. Filson Shelter Cloth Brush Pants

Filson Brush Pants
Filson Shelter Cloth Brush Pants | Gifts for the Outdoor Man

Buy: Filson

Lightweight oil-finished outdoorsman pants for the ultimate abrasion resistance and durability in the thickest brush. Oh ya and they’re water and wind repellant.


Best Outdoors Clothing Gifts

46. Topo Designs Mountain Pants Ripstop

Buy: Topo Designs

An old versatile favorite at Topo Designs got a new and improved update. An added double-knee layer for durability and an elastic waistband for an adjustable comfort fit take this time-tested pant to another level.


Gifts for Outdoorsmen

47. Pocket Guide to Animals / Tracks

Pocket Guide to Animals Tracks
Pocket Guide to Animals/Tracks – Filson | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: Filson

The Pocket Guide to Animals / Tracks is the perfect hiking companion guide to help you identify animals and their tracks on your outdoor adventures.

It’s waterproof and fits in your shirt pocket! Includes 95 domestic and wild animals and birds.


Best Outdoors Men Gifts

48. National Parks Annual Pass

REI National Park Pass
America The Beautiful Annual Pass | Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

Buy: REI

Here’s a no-brainer. They love the national parks right? Get them an annual pass to the national parks!

Plus if you buy it through the links above at REI they’ll donate 10% of pass sale proceeds through the end of 2021 to the National Park Foundation. Talk about a win-win!


Men’s Outdoor Gifts

49. Igloo x Parks Project Playmate Cooler – 16 qts.

Buy: REI

Igloo makes classic, battle-tested, indestructible coolers, okay we know that. But did you know that Igloo makes an awesome national parks themed version of it’s time-tested cooler?

Every national parks lover needs this cooler.


The Best Outdoorsman Gifts

50. Snow Peak Fire Side Gloves

Snow Peak Fireside Gloves
Snow Peak Fire Side Gloves | Outdoors Man Gifts

Buy: Snow Peak

Made from durable leather these rugged campfire gloves are sure to be a mainstay around all of your future open fire meals.

The gloves are made to handle hot pots and pans and their extended legth protect from sparks and flare ups.

As always Snow Peak makes some of the finest camping equipment on the market and you’re certain to be pleased with these gloves. Like all their products they carry a lifetime warranty and are made to last.

I’m also a big fan of these Open Fire Gloves from Barebones which can come at a significantly better price point and do the same job.


Best Outdoorsmen Gifts

51. Barebones Pangean Folding Table

Folding Table
Barebones Pangean Folding Table | Gifts for Outdoorsy Man

Buy: Barebones

The perfect portable table for all of your outdoor needs. Set it next to the grill for additional workspace, pull two chairs up and pour some drinks, set it next to your chair in the backyard and leave your drink and phone on it, I can go on.

The great thing about this table is that it’s weatherproof. It holds up 225lbs in the event you need it to, it folds nearly flat, oh, and it looks great.


Outdoorsman Gifts

52. Barebones Solo Folding Knife

Barebones Folding Knife
Barebones Solo Folding Knife | Gifts for Outdoor Men

Buy: Barebones Living

This handsome folding blade makes a great gift for the outdoorsman in your family. It’s perfect for most anything around camp including slicing onions or potatoes for a campfire stew.

For a little more functionality try their Multi-Tool Pocket Knife or Folding Picnic Knife (complete with a corkscrew). Both come with the same beautiful walnut finish.


Gifts for the Outdoor Man

53. Patagonia Long-Sleeved Cayo Largo II Shirt

Buy: Patagonia

A classic staple of the outdoorsman wardrobe is the rugged all-weather utility shirt. This one is durable, comfortable, and long-lasting.


Outdoorsman’s Best Friend

54. Filson Collapsible Dog Bowl

Dog Bowl Christmas Gift National Parks
Filson Dog Bowl | Best Outdoorsman Gifts

Buy: Filson

A water-repellent, nylon-lined, collapsible travel bowl for adventurous dogs. The perfect gift for an outdoorsman’s best friend.


Gifts for Outdoorsmen

55. Patagonia Tin Shed Hat

Patagonia Hat
Patagonia Tin Shed Hat | Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

Buy: Patagonia

This is a great all around hat to accompany you on all of your outdoor adventures. The brim is made from recycled fishing nets and the hat is fair trade certified.


When in Doubt – Gift Cards

56. Patagonia Gift Card

Patagonia Gift Card
Patagonia Gift Cards | Outdoorsy Gifts for Men

Buy: Patagonia

The gifting equivalent of bringing in Mariano Rivera. It’s late, you need to get this done and you can’t afford to screw it up. Close it out with the one gift that cannot fail, the trusted gift card, and watch your gifting worries melt away.

Patagonia Provisions Gift Card
Patagonia Provisions Gift Card | Gifts for Outdoorsmen

Buy: Patagonia

The first gift card is to Patagonia the outdoor retailer, this one is to their Patagonia Provisions branch which makes incredible, healthy, and responsibly sourced camping food.


57. United By Blue Gift Card

United By Blue Gift Card
United By Blue Gift Card | Outdoorsman Gift

Buy: United By Blue

You’ve seen many of their products in this guide, but there are so many more unique gift ideas on their website. If you can’t decide, just get the gift card and let them decide!

The gift cards come in many festive designs, perfect for the holidays.

United By Blue is a certified B Corp and for every product purchased from their website, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.


58. REI Gift Card

REI Gift Card
REI Gift Card | Outdoorsy Gifts for Men

Buy: REI

This one’s a no-brainer. REI has so many things outdoorsmen need in one convenient store with world-class customer service.

Whether it’s in store or online you’re bound to find things you need for your next adventure at REI.


National Parks Gift Card

59. Barebones Gift Card

Barebones Gift Card
Barebones Gift Card | Outdoorsy Gifts for Men

Buy: Barebones Living

Barebones is full of beautiful one-of-a-kind products for the outdoorsmen in all of us. I’ve listed many of their products in this guide, but would recommend browsing their site for more ideas for the outdoorsman in your family.


Snow Peak Gift Card

60. Snow Peak Gift Card

Snow Peak Gift Card
Snow Peak Gift Card | Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

Buy: Snow Peak

Snow Peak makes some of the finest camping equipment on the market and any outdoorsman is sure to find something they can use on their website. All of their products they carry a lifetime warranty and are truly made to last.


Topo Designs Gift Card

61. Topo Designs Gift Card

Topo Designs Gift Card
Topo Designs Gift Card | Gifts For Outdoor Men

Buy: Topo Designs

Topo Designs is an outdoor brand full of inventive and useful products for the outdoor adventurer in all of us.


Outdoors Gift Card

62. Sportsman’s Warehouse Gift Card

Sportsman's Warehouse Gift Card
Sportsman’s Warehouse Gift Card | Gifts for Outdoorsy Men

Buy: Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sportsman’s Warehouse is sure to have plenty of things on every outdoorsman’s wish list.


The Good Old Amazon Gift Card

63. Amazon Gift Card

amazon gift card
Amazon Gift Card | Outdoor Man Gifts

Buy: Amazon

We all knew it was going to end here. I can see the white flag being raised. It’s not your fault, you fought the good fight. Some people are just really hard to gift for.

As the drums beat retreat it’s now time to get the Amazon gift card where they can get literally anything and you’ll reserve the ultimate excuse, “I wanted you to get something you really wanted”.

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Co-founders of More Than Just Parks, Jim Pattiz & Will Pattiz

I hope you’ve found our 2021 Gifts for Outdoorsmen Guide helpful. My goal was to make life easier for those of you who have outdoorsmen in your family and want to get them something extra special this year.

If you’re not spam let me know if I missed anything particularly cool! And of course let me know if you found this year’s gift guide helpful! Hope to see you on the trails sometime!

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Jim Pattiz

Co-Founder of More Than Just Parks. Filmmaker, Conservationist, Public Lands Enthusiast

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