Top 10 gifts for outdoor trendsetters

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(Updated December 2015)

Outdoor trendsetters thrive in the wild. They’re outside as much as possible to take advantage of all that nature has to offer.

If you have a hunter, camper, fisherman, nature lover or trend-loving person to buy for this holiday season, our gift list will help you find the present that fits their unique style and interests.


It’s a little pricy at $529, but a camping enthusiast’s family would love to share this space. Up to eight people can sleep in this tent, and it can be divided into two rooms.

This camping stove weighs only 1.5 pounds, so it’s perfect for camping. For $19.97, your outdoorsy relative or friend will be able to make coffee, breakfast and dinner all on this stove.

Perfect for the kid-at-heart or even the average adventure-seeker, this backyard zipline can be used at home or even at a campsite. Three models are available. Each one is a different length and is designed for different weight limits. The Fun Ride Super Z, which accommodates children over the age of 8 and adults up to 250 pounds, costs $109.99.

A relaxing afternoon is best spent in the backyard, gently swinging in a hammock between two trees for a nature lover. This $69.95 hammock is built for two and comes in 12 colors, but there are also single hammocks.

Ticks aren’t a joke, and every outdoorsman or outdoors-woman will tell you that. This gadget can be kept handy on a keyring so it’s easy to get to while backpacking or camping. Plus, you can’t beat the $5.99 pricetag for this stocking stuffer.

This bag — named a cornucopia bag — can pack a lot of produce, but it can also double as a regular backpack for going to the gym, backpacking or anything else you’d put in a backpack. This versatile bag costs $78 and comes in several colors.

Ohio cuttingboard

Everyone is proud of their home state, right? One of the big trends right now is showing off home state pride on just about everything, especially wall art and kitchen accessories. And, luckily, all 50 states are available for each, so these two state-themed pieces are sure to please.

Each letterpress print from Paper Parasol Press sells for $28.

Each cutting board from  AHeirloom costs $48.

Birdwatchers keep a close eye on detail, so why not give them a field guide to help them keep tabs on what they see. The National Audoban Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Eastern Region is a great start for someone who lives in the eastern U.S. Other field guides are available for other regions, too. A new copy costs just under $15.

These binoculars are fog and waterproof. They’re great for birding, and there are other models that work well for hunting, so you’re sure to find a pair for any outdoor enthusiast.  This model costs $59.99 and come with a lifetime warranty.

This unique thermometer uses Galileo’s 17th century discovery to read the indoor temperature. Priced at $19.99, this thermometer is a bargain and is sure to be a conversation piece in anyone’s home.


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