Here’s a list of the best gifts for adventurers in your life.
Part of why we started Local Adventurer is to push ourselves and to encourage others to become everyday adventurers.
One of our favorite quotes by Marcel Proust is “the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
P.S. We own all of these, but if you want to get us something, we could always use no 7 since they need to be renewed every year or 19 since we’re always running out.
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Last Updated: November 3, 2022
25 Gifts for Adventurers
You probably already know that we love exploring the National Parks. We have this scratch-off poster on our wall, but it’s no longer available. Here are a bunch of other awesome ones though. Which one should we get next?
I know that National Parks are meant to be savored, but I can’t help that I’m a bucket list person. I’m obsessed with getting my cancellation stamps in my National Park Passport.
The best part is that all proceeds support America’s National Parks and their educational programs.
This is one of the best gifts for adventurers who are passionate about exploring the US. One of our goals is to visit all 50 states, and this Scratch Map has been a fun way to keep track of which ones we’ve already visited. We got the blue topo one that is sold out now but the gray one is still available.
We’ve had other US scratch off maps in the past, but I never liked scratching off the foil because I preferred it to what was under. For this one, the topography map underneath is so pretty that I can’t wait to scratch them all off.
You can also get a map of your own state and start exploring your state parks! It’s one of the best gifts for adventurers imo, especially local adventurers.
We love how Peak Design is changing what our phone cases are capable of. Check out their newest Mobile system. We’re super excited about the tripod!
As you know, we enjoy exploring the outdoors. That’s why we love sporting our Keep Nature Wild apparel. Not only does it capture our love and care for the spaces we visit, but they are super comfy. They also pick up one pound of trash for every product sold.
Since a lot of adventurers gravitate towards the outdoors, the America the Beautiful annual pass to the National Parks or an annual State parks pass would be perfect to help them get out and stay out.
This is for your angler friends. Riversmith, a fly rod roof rack company based out of Boulder, Colorado defines themselves by two main principles: peak craftsmanship and impeccable performance. Approached in engineer fashion and from the hearts of avid fly fishermen, Riversmith set out to create a one-of-a-kind and best in class product. Thus, the River Quiver was born.
GoPros are always a great gift for adventurers since it can go with you everywhere and handle any terrain. They keep coming up with better technology every year. If you pair it with a chest mount, you’re ready for anything.
This is the perfect gift for an adventurer who loves whiskey too. This particular label is a partnership between Wyoming Whiskey and Yellowstone Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park. A portion of every sale goes back to Yellowstone Forever to help support the park in its 150th anniversary year.
This hammock + tent is perfect for any adventurer. It can be set up on the ground or tied up to a tree when the terrain is rough. It comes with a rainfly and bug net, and the design makes it lay flatter, unlike most hammocks.
We slowly started switching over our underwear to Exoficcios, since they are great for travel or if you’re active. They are comfortable, easy to wash, and dry in a few hours in case you end up somewhere longer than you planned.
When you’re on an adventure, you never know what kind of mess you’re going to make. The Orange Mud Transition Wrap is perfect to help you keep your car clean, dry yourself off when you need, and it can even be used as a wrap so you can change.
We fell in love with the Hydroflask after chasing the Northern Lights in Iceland. There were many cold, winter nights, and our friends were better prepared with their Hydroflasks that kept their hot tea hot all night long.
Hydroflasks have a double-wall vacuum technology to keep your cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot stays steaming hot for 6 hours. We currently have the standard 24 oz and the growler.
This is a perfect gift for someone who likes discovering new products or if you need a little push to get outdoors. Nomadik is a premium outdoor retailer that helps you find the latest gear from the best brands.
You can do either get subscription boxes (monthly or quarterly), select themed boxes, or even purchase one-time items or bundles based on what you need.
Check out the Camp Cookout box below! I’m so excited to use our tiny Solo Stove.
Nomadik Coupon Code: Use code LOCALADVENTURER10 for 10% off.
This is one of the toughest and portable coolers out there. We love that it’s handy for all our weekend trips and we don’t have to worry about animals getting into it. Don’t forget to pick up ice packs for it too. They work so well!
The newer version are taller rather than wide and also have a different latch system.
Ombraz Sunglasses are great for adventurers because rather than arms, they have a nylon strap to keep them secure to your face. When you’re not wearing them, you can put them around your neck ensuring they won’t fall off.
Here’s another way to rep our love for National Parks and show them some support. They’re the perfect size to travel with, and you can pick from different National Park series.
If you go on rugged adventures, check out these tear-proof and waterproof ones. If you pair this with a space pen, you can even write underwater (or in space)! We received ours as a gift, and Jacob has been obsessing over them.
We’ve been rocking the REI Flash 18 Pack for a really long time and still love it as a lightweight pack. We also got the WANDRD Veer for when we carry our camera with us.
If I’m in any cold weather, you’ll most likely see me wearing a beanie. I like looking for one with omni-heat or polartec technology.
Headlamps are great gifts for adventurers and make the best companion on any hiking adventure. They don’t take up much space, it’s useful if you end up staying out later than sunset. The one we use is waterproof and has red night vision mode and multiple brightness settings.
We also just discovered this headlamp which is a gamechanger. It has a social mode so that it dims when you look up at people but stays bright when you’re looking down. Plus you can change the color of the light.
This is another great adventurer gift idea for those traveling the US. 50 States Traveled Journal gives you a place to keep track of all your favorite memories from each state you visit.
We love these hiking boots! They perform really well on the trail and look good for the city too. We each have a pair of these and a couple other pairs of Danners.
Can you think of any other perfect gifts for adventurers? What are you getting your favorite adventurer this year?
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“Discovery consists not of seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes” – M. Proust
Esther + Jacob
Esther and Jacob are the founders of Local Adventurer, which is one of the top 5 travel blogs in the US. They believe that adventure can be found both near and far and hope to inspire others to explore locally. They explore a new city in depth every year and currently base themselves in Las Vegas.