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9 Gift Ideas for Nature Lovers and Outdoor Enthusiasts

If you're shopping for someone who loves hiking, biking or camping, these gift ideas will fill them with joy and inspire them to plan their next adventure.

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Three people hiking in the Rocky MountainsCourtesy Jackie Kosakowski/Country magazine

Gifts to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

You can’t go wrong with these gift ideas for nature lovers. We found perfect presents for all types of outdoor enthusiasts, whether you’re shopping for the casual hiker or someone ready to traverse the Rocky Mountains.

fitbit2 smartwatchVia Amazon

Fitbit Versa 2 Health and Fitness Smartwatch

This smartwatch monitors heart rate, steps, distance and calories burned on workouts, from hiking on rugged trails to jogging through the neighborhood. Also, with built-in Amazon Alexa, athletes can check the weather before going out on adventures, set timers and connect to other smart home devices. $179 on Amazon.com.

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Monopoly: National Parks Edition

Looking for a fun gift for nature lovers? Trek around the Monopoly: National Parks Edition board and enjoy artwork from more than 60 parks while collecting the deeds of 22 of America’s most popular parks. This edition also includes an educational game that matches wildlife with the parks they inhabit. Which token do you want to be, the ranger hat or the bison? $70 on Amazon.com.

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The National Parks Coloring Book

Put a smile of the face of nature lovers young and young-at-heart with the whimsical pages in this informative and educational coloring book. Featuring 24 scenic parks from Acadia to Yellowstone, each page includes the parks’ wildlife, plants and flowers and iconic sites. Nice thick double pages for each park let you color one for yourself and one to give away. (And it will keep little ones occupied in the back seat on your next National Parks road trip!) $7 on Amazon.com.

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Darn Tough Hiker Boot SocksREI.com

Darn Tough Hiker Boot Cushion Socks

The first step toward having comfy feet on the trail is choosing the right socks, and these blister-busters will keep outdoor enthusiasts going year round. Made in Vermont of high-quality Merino wool, these socks feature performance fit, mid-level cushion under the foot and legendary durability. Plus, they are antimicrobial, repelling bacteria and odors (hiking pals will thank you!). Even better, they’re guaranteed for life. $25 at REI.com.

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HART Day Hike First Aid KitREI.com

HART Outdoor First Aid Kit

Show your nature lovers how much you care by keeping them safe. This HART Outdoor First Aid Kit gives you peace of mind and them the tools they need for a day outdoors. Small and compact, the kit fits perfectly into a backpack for a day hike for two people. From adhesive bandages to gauze to antiseptic towelettes, the kit contains the basics to treat minor wounds and insect bites, as well as medications from aspirin to allergy relief. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer! $13.50 on REI.com.

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Black Diamond Cosmo 300 HeadlampREI.com

Black Diamond Cosmo 300 Headlamp

This is a great gift for nature lovers who like to hike off-trail, camp under the stars—or play cards by the fire after the sun goes down. Three AAA batteries are included. The compact, low-profile hands-free design emits up to 300 lumens and 75 meters on max setting. Red night-vision and strobe modes complement the bright white mode, which can easily be dimmed for working around the campsite. A digital lock feature keeps it from accidentally turning on in a backpack. $30 on REI.com.

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Travel Spice Kit

If you need small and budget-friendly gifts for nature lovers or backpackers that will fit in a stocking, look no further. Campfire cooking tastes so much better with seasoning. Help spice up that cup of noodles with this compact tin of camp cooking essentials. The kit includes sea salt, coarse ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, rosemary and garlic. $14 on Etsy.com.

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COMSUN Collapsible Portable Travel Pet Bowl

Whether touring the country in an RV, backpacking or hiking with pets, nature lovers need to keep their furry friends hydrated, too. These handy collapsible travel bowls for food and water make it easy to take pets along for the adventure. Made of safe, high-quality silicone, this pair of reusable bowls comes with small carabineers for easy clip-on to backpacks, crates or leashes. $5 on Amazon.com.

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Ruffwear Web Master Multi-Use Dog Harness

Nature lovers who like to hike with their canine companions will appreciate the gift of this sturdy dog harness. Padded with thin foam for comfort and five adjustment points for a secure fit, the harness also has a handle on the back for lifting Fido over obstacles and scrambling up rough terrain. Reflective trim and two leash attachment points are just a few reasons why this harness is the preferred choice of dog rescue teams and service dog handlers. $60 on Amazon.com.

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