Post Summary: 22 gift ideas for adventurous women that they’ll actually use and enjoy.
Looking for the best gifts for the adventurous woman in your life? Whether she’s scaling alpine mountains, thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, wandering the cobblestoned streets of Europe, or dreaming up her next creative endeavor, we’ve got a complete guide of the best gifts for adventurous women.
As an adventurer of the body and heart, I’m pulling from my personalized experience of what a true adventure gal needs. Sometimes, it’ll be utilitarian (everyone needs a backpack!), and other times, it’ll be things she won’t think to buy for herself.
Either way, this list from yours truly will inspire you to find the best gift for the adventurous woman in your life.
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TOP FIVE GIFTS FOR ADVENTUROUS WOMEN
These are our top five picks from our full list of gift ideas for adventurous women.
- MOST USEFUL: Casely Power Pod
- BEST FOR BACKCOUNTRY EXPLORERS: Garmin InReach Messenger
- BEST LUXURY ITEM: RadRover E-Bike
- MOST INSPIRING: She Explores: Stories Of Life Changing Adventures
- BEST NO-FAIL GIFT: Darn Tough Hiking Socks
21 GIFT IDEAS FOR ADVENTUROUS WOMEN
1. SHE EXPLORES: STORIES OF LIFE CHANGING ADVENTURES ON THE ROAD AND IN THE WILD
A captivating collection of essays, She Explores captures the lives of everyday women doing phenomenal things. It’s the perfect gift for an adventurous woman who craves travel and the open road. With beautiful photography and soul-stirring stories, the book is sure to inspire and encourage exploration.
2. GARMIN inREACH MESSENGER
The Garmin inReach Messenger is a must-have gift for adventurous women who love to explore remote areas and, in addition, like to adventure alone. This device is a two-way satellite communicator that allows users to send and receive messages, track their location, and call for help in an emergency. The inReach Messenger uses the Iridium satellite network, which provides global coverage and reliable communication even in areas without cell phone service.
It’s a no-brainer for women who adventure out in the backcountry. Get one for her!
3. RECHARGEABLE HAND WARMER
The Go Warmer Rechargeable Hand Warmer is a fantastic gift for women who enjoy outdoor activities in cold weather. This hand warmer is compact, lightweight, and rechargeable, making it easy to carry and use on the go. The device provides up to 8 hours of heat on a single charge. Perfect for extended outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, or camping.
The hand warmer also acts as a power bank and a flashlight, making it great for anyone who wants to cut down on gear in their pack. As someone whose hands are always cold, I like to drop these into my jacket pocket and hold onto them while I’m walking. It makes a huge difference.
Also, using single-use hand warmers that get thrown away and never used again are a big waste. These are a better option for an outdoor-loving gal who cares about the earth’s resources.
4. VICTORINOX POCKET KNIFE
The Victorinox Pocket Knife is a versatile gift for adventurous women who can use it for camping, hiking, fishing, and everyday things. Drop it in your bag or backpack, and you’ll be glad you have it when needed! The pocket knife is made from high-quality stainless steel and includes a blade, scissors, a can opener, a bottle opener, and a screwdriver.
The sleek and whimsical design is perfect for the gal who wants something different than a classic black pocket knife. That being said, your adventure gal might like classic black! If she’s not a flower and hearts kind of girl, check out these other designs to see what fits her personal style.
5. PACT OUTDOORS OUTDOOR BATHROOM KIT
The Pact Outdoors Outdoor Bathroom Kit is a lifesaver for outdoor women who enjoy backpacking and camping. This kit has everything a woman needs to stay fresh and clean. It includes biodegradable dehydrated wipes, a small shovel, a 1-ounce bottle of hand sanitizer, PACT tabs, and a washable pouch. PACT tabs are buried with your waste and help break everything down using a noninvasive mycelium species. The mycelium also kills bacteria that can harm wildlife and pollute waterways.
6. AIR TAGS
AirTags are an excellent gift for adventurous women who are always on the go and want to keep track of their belongings. These small, lightweight devices can be attached to keys, backpacks, or other items and tracked using Apple’s Find My app. The tag is water resistant, making it ideal for an outdoor lifestyle.
We use our AirTags for all of our luggage. They were really useful for us when our bags ended up on another plane! They’re also great for stowing in your backpack, wallet, purse, bike (in a secret spot), or any other items you deem valuable and would want to track if misplaced or stolen.
7. CASELY POWER PODS
With all the devices that require charging, a wire-free magnetic power bank is a godsend for outdoor adventurers and jetsetters. It also doesn’t hurt that the power pods from Casely are super cute and available in a wide variety of designs. Charge up your power pod before you go out, drop it into your bag, and stick it onto the back of your phone when it needs to be charged. Easy as that. You can also buy a matching case if you want to give a complete set.
Also, if the gift recipient does not have a MagSafe case or has an older phone with no MagSafe magnetic system, the Casely Power Pod comes with a sticker to add onto your phone case to make it compatible.
8. COTOPAXI LUZON 24L PACK
The Cotopaxi Luzon 24L Pack is an excellent gift for adventurous women who may already have a technical backpack that’s good for longer hikes or days where she needs to pack a lot of gear, but does she have a lightweight crushable daypack that can go everywhere with her? Made from repurposed nylon and mesh, the bag weighs less than a pound. The daypack is great for short hikes, bike rides, city exploring, and travel. Carry it with you on the plane or stuff it into your carry-on for excursions on your trip.
9. FANNY PACK/CROSSBODY BAG
A fanny pack that can also act as a crossbody is the ultimate gift for the adventure woman on the go who likes the unrestricted feeling and easy access of a crossbody. I like to wear mine when I’m traveling through the airport and need to quickly get things like my phone, driver’s license, and credit cards. I also like to wear it with a daypack while hiking so I can get out my phone or chapstick without rifling through my bag. It’s built for adventure women and moms!
10. WOOLX DURALIGHT PIPER POCKET LEGGINGS
The DuraLite Piper Pocket Leggings from Woolx are the perfect gift for outdoorsy women who love to hike and travel. These might be the best leggings in the world. They are made from high-quality merino wool and spandex, which makes them stretchy, breathable, and durable. They can be worn in all seasons, but are particularly amazing for fall and winter.
I pack my Woolx leggings whenever I’m traveling because they’re wrinkle-proof and moisture-wicking, meaning they never get smelly after long days hiking or exploring. They hug and hold your body perfectly and always keep their shape, so you can use them repeatedly on a trip. No saggy knees! No pulling them up because they’re sagging down! If you want a more lightweight leggings for warmer temperatures, I would go for the McKenna Leggings.
Also, they have pockets. Need I say more?
11. KARI TRAA MERINO WOOL SWEATERS
When the temperatures begin to drop, it’s time to bring out the coziness of merino wool. While many brands will do their best to make stylish outdoor clothing for women, Kari Traa takes the cake for outdoor clothing that’s functional AND cute. The Smekker Knit is a Nordic-inspired merino wool sweater that can be worn on or off the slopes. Early morning hike or after-work drinks. You’ll be warm, dry, and pretty darn stylish wherever you are.
BUDGET TIP: If you don’t need the latest season clothing, you can get DEEP discounts for Kari Traa clothing at Steep and Cheap, a great store for discounted outdoor clothing. It’s actually where I get my Kari Traa clothing!
12. GRAPHIC TEE
A graphic tee that suits her aesthetic and values is a great gift for adventurous women. Etsy is the BEST place to find fun, affordable tee shirts in a variety of print options. Whether she’d like a campervan “Keep It Simple” shirt, a teal blue “Wander More” shirt, or something completely different, you’ll surely find a cute graphic tee on Etsy that will charm her outdoorsy spirit.
13. DARN TOUGH SOCKS
Darn Tough socks are heralded for their fun sock designs (hello raccoon socks!) and superb quality. What does that mean? Made with high-quality merino wool, their socks will keep you warm, dry, blister-free, and you won’t get holes in them after one season of summer hiking. And if you get a hole by some chance, they’ll give you a brand new pair as part of their lifetime guarantee.
It’s a great utilitarian gift for an adventure woman that’s also super cute.
14. NATIVE JEFFERSON SHOES
The Native Jefferson Shoe is the ultimate lightweight travel shoe that can go from creek, to lake, to beach, to walking around town. While Native Shoes is most famous as kid’s shoes, they offer their complete line in adult sizes too. We’ve been traipsing around the world in our Native shoes since 20009 when the company first started. The shoes are creative and a little bit quirky, so it’s perfect for the adventure woman who has a streak of fun whimsy. Every year, they come out with fun limited editions like the Star Wars Collection.
TIP: I suggest sizing up since they run a little small. Either way, their return policy is flexible, so if it doesn’t work, it’s easy to switch.
15. MOUNTAIN NECKLACE
A delicate and minimalist 14k gold necklace with a hand-stamped mountain range is a beautiful, unique gift for the outdoorsy woman who loves jewelry. Its elegant and lightweight design means she can wear it on and off the trail.
If you want something more personalized, the seller can do personalized stamps with dates and names.
16. PENDLETON BLANKET
Pendleton is the premier company for high-quality wool products. In operation since 1863, the company’s beautiful designs come from Native American art and culture. Their blankets come at a premium price, but a Pendleton blanket can be loved and passed down for generations.
Any woman who spends time outdoors, whether camping, hiking, or just enjoying a picnic in the park, will love using a Pendleton for its warmth, softness, and durability. Wool is naturally moisture-wicking, so it will keep you dry and comfortable even in damp or rainy conditions.
The Pendleton Yakima Camp Blanket is perfect for keeping in your car for impromptu picnics, camping weekends, and unexpected adventures. They also look super cute draped over your bed.
17. RUMPL PUFFY BLANKET
A Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket is an alternative to a Pendleton, although I have to be honest, having both of them is great, too! More lightweight and easier to travel with than a wool blanket, the original Puffy Rumpl blanket is made of ripstop nylon and synthetic insulation, making it lightweight, durable, and warm. The blankets are also water-resistant and machine-washable, which makes them easy to care for and perfect for outdoor activities.
They’re the ultimate blanket to wrap around while you sit around the campfire! You can also use it for stargazing, picnicking, hiking, backpacking…you name it. I love the range of designs, and every year, they come out with limited edition blankets created by a cross-section of diverse artists in the US.
18. LUCAS PAPAW OINTMENT
Lucas Papaw Ointment is a multi-purpose ointment made from papaya extract and is a must-have in your backpack or travel bag. It can treat everything from chapped lips, cuts, burns, rashes, cracked skin, and insect bites. The ointment is nongreasy and can be used on any part of the body. It’s a fantastic all-purpose remedy you’ll be happy to have when you need it! I also love that it comes in a tube (way more sanitary!) rather than a jar.
This is a fantastic small gift or stocking stuffer.
19. SUPERGOOP! UNSEEN SUNSCREEN
Any woman who spends time outdoors needs to find a sunscreen she loves. Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen is all the rage, and for good reason…it’s amazing. The sunscreen is a lightweight, oil-free, and invisible formula that provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. It’s water-resistant and absorbs quickly into the skin. It’s also free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
I also like the Supergroup! Glowscreen. Perfect for someone who wants more luminosity.
20. JR LIGGETT’S ALL-NATURAL SHAMPOO BAR
A zero-waste shampoo bar she can take with her on a weekend camping trip or a weekend getaway to Asheville is a fantastic gift for a gal who likes to keep things simple and loves her products clean. She can pack it in her carry-on without worrying about the 3.4 oz rule, and rest easy knowing it’s free from harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances. J.R. Liggett’s Shampoo Bar is crafted with virgin coconut, aloe vera, almond oil, and mango butter and helps keep your hair clean and moisturized. I like that it can also be used as a body soap, making it a great multi-purpose item.
21. THERAGUN MASSAGER
For an outdoorsy woman who plays hard, a TheraGun Massager is the perfect gift. The handheld massager uses percussive therapy to penetrate deep into the muscles to provide immediate relief from pain and stiffness. The massager has five-speed settings and four interchangeable heads, allowing for a customized massage experience. The massager is quiet and perfect after a day of skiing, hiking, biking, or pounding the pavement.
*The TheraGun is a premium gift, so if you’re looking for something more affordable, I also like the Hypervolt Go. It’s 1.5 pounds and designed for travel, so it’s a great gift for an adventurous woman who travels.
22. RADROVER PLUS E-BIKE
If you’re looking to go all out, then an e-bike that can go from the farmers market to rugged mountain trails is the perfect gift. The RadRover 6 Plus is a fat tire ebike designed to withstand all terrain, from sand, snow, and gravel roads to mountain biking trails. An adventure woman will love the durability, ruggedness, and all-out fun she can have on the RadRover. Reaching speeds of 20 MPH, it makes a great commuter bike AND recreation bike.
So…what are you going to get her?
We hope our list of gift ideas for adventurous women helped you figure out what to get. Is there anything else you would add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.
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