7 Great Secret Santa Gifts for an Outdoorsy Person

‘Tis the season for Secret Santa! It looks like you got the name of someone who loves biking, hiking, camping, rock climbing or just the great outdoors in general. If that’s the case, you might be wondering what to get them. At first glance, you might just think that you’re all set. Get them a National Park t-shirt or a cute knife set from Amazon. While these aren’t bad gifts, there are definitely a few that are better. Here are some suggestions to get you started.

1. A Two-Person Sleeping Bag

This one would be a bigger Secret Santa gift, but it’s a fun one. Most outdoor enthusiasts probably already have a sleeping bag or three different ones for different occasions. However, few people probably already have a double sleeping bag. If you don’t know what it is, it’s a sleeping bag that was made for two people to sleep in together. Here’s the thing, though, you don’t have to have two people sleep in it unless you need to or want to share.

Having one of these two-person sleeping bags to yourself on a camping trip is so luxurious. It will keep you warmer, you’ll have plenty of space to move around and it’s generally just more comfortable. It will also still fold up into a bag that’s pretty comparable to a regular sleeping bag, depending on the double sleeping bag that you buy. So, this would make a wonderful luxurious Secret Santa gift for anyone who loves camping and the outdoors, and they probably don’t already have one.

2. Lizard Tail Belt

Another creative option for a Secret Santa gift is a Lizard Tail Belt. Lizard Tail Belts are a great outdoor accessory that anyone who loves being outside will love. They are made out of sturdy rope, and they come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. So, you can go bright or neutral depending on what the person likes. 

Another great thing about these belts is that they are easily adjustable. They utilize knotless technology so they can be easily adjusted to be looser or tighter, which can be especially helpful if you had a big lunch and need a little more breathing room. The size of the belts themselves can also be customized if the wearer needs a bigger belt than is offered. So, there is a lot of flexibility there. Lastly, the rope belts make a great talking piece and can be worn out adventuring or just during their day-to-day activities. 

3. Portable Tire Inflator

This will be one of their favorite Secret Santa gifts ever! A portable tire inflator might not sound fun, but it can make a huge difference for people who love the outdoors. If your giftee is a mountain biker, for example, having a way to add air to their tires in remote places can mean more time for fun on the trails. Even if they aren’t a mountain biker, this gift can be a lifesaver, literally. If your giftee likes to drive to remote places to adventure, they’ve probably been in a few spots where there is no one around and no cell service. If they get low tire pressure, there’s no one to help for miles. So, having a portable tire inflator could make a huge difference for them in these types of situations. Plus, it’s always good to be prepared in your day-to-day life as well.

4. LifeStraw

This is a smaller gift that’s a little less expensive than the others. So, this would make a great gift for someone who works with you in the office, a friend or maybe even as a nicer stocking stuffer. If you haven’t heard of a LifeStraw, you’re in for a treat. LifeStraws are compact so they are easy to carry in a backpack, car or even an emergency bag. So, it’s great for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts and people who like emergency preparedness. LifeStraws are a portable water purification tool. You simply unwrap it, follow the instructions and you can sip water through the straw directly from freshwater sources. This can be used on hikes, backpacking trips, or as mentioned, in an emergency situation. We always need water, and if the giftee is  somewhere remote and running low, this tool could save their life.

5. Thermals

Gifting someone underwear probably isn’t at the top of your idea list, but if you know this person well, this might be the perfect gift! If you know what size your giftee wears, a pair of thermals is a great gift. Thermals will keep them nice and toasty on their next cold adventure. This is a great gift for campers and winter sports enthusiasts. The best kinds of thermals have wick-away technology to keep the wearer dry. You’ll want them to have thermal properties for warmth as well. Thermals are the best layering pieces outdoor enthusiasts can have, and you can never have too many pairs. So, they’ll make an appreciated gift.

6. Power bank

Power banks are a big deal for everyone–not just outdoor enthusiasts, which makes a power bank a great gift. If they are an adventurer, chances are they’ve gone out hiking, biking or camping away from outlets and power sources. Having a power bank that holds a lot of charge can be really helpful in these situations. There are so many power banks on the market now with various features, but you’ll want to look for one that comes with attached cords, if possible. However, make sure it has a cord that is compatible with the giftee’s phone. If you can find a solar-powered power bank that might be even better, but finding a reliable one can be tricky.

7. High-Quality Flashlight

You might think at first glance that this sounds like a silly gift, but if your giftee is a true outdoor enthusiast, they’ll be super excited to receive a high-quality flashlight. You’ll want to shop for one that is sturdy, has brightness variations, clips to their belt or hat and is rechargeable. Some flashlights can charge with a cord or they run on batteries. So, it’s important to consider which one they’ll prefer.