The 15 Best Gifts for Your Outdoorsy Friend

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You probably have at least one friend who’s obsessed with the great outdoors — someone who is always camping, hiking, or just plain outside for some reason or another. The good thing about shopping for this person is that there are so many gadgets and cool products dedicated to helping them re-create their favorite creature comforts — coffee, cocktails, a warm meal, and more — in the wild or on the go.

Here’s to helping them take it outside in style. Any of these gifts will do that in spades.

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1. Topographic Coasters, $30 for four at Etsy

Your hiking buddy has to come inside sometimes! Help her bring a little bit of the outside in with these wooden coasters. That cool design shows prominent peaks in Yosemite National Park. Cool, right? There’s also a set for Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Teton National Park.

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With this magical and portable espresso maker, nothing will stand between the outdoorsman (or woman) in your life and a shot of caffeine. The resulting pull can seriously rival the stuff from fancy coffee shops.

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For a day on the dock, the big game, or even a weekend under the stars, this splurge-worthy hard-shell cooler will keep drinks cold and food fresh for up to 10 days. Yes, 10 days! Be sure to point out the handy cargo net, which attaches to its rear side and can be used for condiments, utensils, and more.

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This backpack features a roomy compartment for dry gear up top and a built-in insulated cooler below for all the beer. Well, up to 15 cans of it anyway. The shoulder strap even has an integrated bottle opener.

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Skiing, kayaking, whatever — this collapsible, reusable BPA-free bottle makes on-the-go hydration easy. It can be clipped onto a bag or belt and then rolled up and put in a pocket once empty.

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Give this sturdy set of three nesting canisters with see-through lids to your friend who’s a serious snacker.

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A stainless steel cutlery set is the perfect stocking stuffer for your green-minded brother who can’t stand using throwaway plastic on the trail.

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Camp cooking is no longer a hassle with the Bear Bowl, a Shark Tank-featured food-grade fiberglass pot that has an aluminum base plate. (It’s compatible with all controlled-flame camp stoves including iso-propane, alcohol, and solid fuel cubes.) Once cool, it gets wiped clean and folded up for easy packing.

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For shaken cocktails around the campsite, this stainless steel set features a shaker, a citrus reamer, a jigger cap, and two nesting double-wall steel rocks glasses.

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10. Artisan S’mores Kit, $20 at Terrain

Warm summer nights or a holiday on the slopes, it’s always s’mores season. So give an outdoorsy friend a leg up on the preparation with this artisan s’mores kit. This little pouch holds all the fixings — gourmet chocolate, vanilla bean marshmallows, and hand-crafted graham crackers — for a fun roast.

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Elevate your loved one’s next picnic, literally, with this low-slung table. It’s lightweight and foldable, so she can pack it for a camping trip, too.

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For your friend who prefers to eat her dinner under the starts — on a 50-mile hiking trail — this super-soft tee will serve her well on the path or in the grocery store.

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These single-use soap slices are made with essential oils, coconut oil, olive oil, botanicals, and organic herbs. Get them for the camp chef, so she can wash her hands before making dinner.

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14. Eco-Friendly Instant Grill, $13 at UncommonGoods

This single-use grill is lightweight and oh-so-simple to set up. And it’s made of only bamboo, cardboard, and lava stones, which means the whole thing is completely biodegradable.

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Your friend will be able to build a fire a lot faster (and without cramping up or soreness in the hands) with this stick snapper. Bonus: It also doubles as a bottle opener.

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