Frugalista Gifts: Keep it Outdoors for $25 or less

THEY LOVE THE OUTDOORS/ SPORTING LIFE (or think about/ observe it anyway)


Dreaming of adventure

Just looking at the cover of Fifty Places to Hike Before You Die, by 61l-cayclol-_sy400_Chris Santella, elicits deep breaths. Give the hiker exciting destinations to dream about, with advice and tips from Outdoor Experts. Includes hikes at all levels.
$17 Amazon


Barnes & Nobles – $20

Check out the entire Fifty Places series, such as Fifty Places to Bike Before You Die


Or, might your outdoor dreamer prefer water? Gift Quiet Water New York, Canoe & Kayak Guide. 400+ quiet-water-new-york-coverpages of “90 spectacular quiet-water destinations in New York.” Purchases support the AMC mission to protect the Northeast outdoors.

$20 Appalachian Mountain Club



 The World Scratch Map services your gift recipient’s dreams & memories. They’ll scratch off special foil surface to showcase where they’ve been and be inspired to save for where they want to visit. 11.7″l x 16.5″. Larger size available.
$24 Urban Outfitters

Ask your clerk about any deals, specials or discounts he/she can offer.

Also to find the best price and/or all retailers for a product:
Use shopping comparison tools, like bizrate, Shopzilla. Check out the top shopping comparison sites here  and here
Or, Google the gift choice, then click “Shopping” tab.
Note: Items may sell out, and prices may change. All listed prices rounded.


Into The Wild

Whether your recipient goes for a 41iryblx0ll-_sy400_day trip, several nights in the ‘wild’ or believes in emergency prep, they’ll appreciate the Life Straw Personal Water Filter. This little device could save a life, or prevent sickness at least. It removes waterborne bacteria and parasites, and filters up to 1000 liters of contaminated water without chemicals.

$20 Amazon


Or, the award winning Sawyer Mini Filtration System Kit that filters up to 10,000 gallons and suggests use inside (i.e. restaurants)! Easily attaches to the included collapsible drinking pouch, a hydration pack, water bottle or directly from a water source (i.e. stream). Only weighs two ounces. Kit includes all they’ll need to avoid 99.99999% of all bacteria.


$20 Academy Sports & Outdoors

kootek-self-defense-survival-knife-with-tactical-adjustable-cree-led-flashlight-torch-for-vehicle-hunting-camping-christmas-gift-battery-included-0-0Gift the super bright, water-resistant Kootek Multifunctional Flashlight to the camper, outdoorsman, jogger…even the campus coed. 3 brightness levels with adjustable beam. Includes survival knife, attack hammer, rechargeable batteries, AC charging adapter and camping Box.
$24 5KingsCamping




She’ll get lots of use from the White Sierra Fleece Jacket . Very warm without bulk. In 3 colors. Sizes S to XL

(Check rei’s great fleece deals for men, too)
$15 was $31 rei


When he’s out chopping wood, hunting, hiking, etc, the Joe Fresh puffer vest might appeal. In 3 colors.

$25 was $49 JoeFresh (additional 25%off w/code Partytime


A runner or skier on your gift list likely can’t have enough gear. Gift the warm, dry fit of the Reebok Women’s Cold Weather Tights. Easy to layer.

$25 was $50 Dicks Sporting Goods


Pro Ski socks (men’s) made with mostly super-fine Merino wool, and features cushioned heel.

$ 23.99 – (men’s), (women’s) 



For the male cyclist on your list: Men’s Canari Microlight Cycling Shell. This lightweight, durable standout is windproof and water-resistant.

$22 was $45 rei


Many other outdoor enthusiasts, in addition to voters, could use the heavy-duty nylon Sea to Summit Big River Dry Bags. Watertight, 5 liter. For other sizes.

$24 Cabelas 


Outdoors On Spec

Likely, your outdoor gift recipient won’t mind extra warmth. Even if they prefer being the spectator at the outdoor event. So, help keep them toasty.


Get the Patagonia Synchilla™ Fleece Gloves and they’re ready. Whether it’s outdoor fun or work. With elastic fit wrists, reinforced finger tips and palms, moisture wicking and quick dry, these may become their go to glove for any outdoor activity.

$19 was $39 Patagonia


Your gift recipient always cold, but always outside? The Patagonia Synchilla Fleece Scarf  ensures warmth for their ears and/or neck.

$22 was $45 Patagonia

There’s probably a good chance that your gift recipient would find use for this Plaid Wrap with pockets. It’ll be something great to keep in the car or at the office. Plus, the fashionistas declared plaid as trendy winter wear. Reversible to a solid color.
$20 Bed Bath & Beyond



Check out more gift ideas: It’s Their Thing for $25 or less

Thank you for stopping by. Come back again. Also  check earlier posts for fabulous #frugal gift ideas. 

We also love to hear your comments and suggestions.

Happy Frugalista shopping!

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