Wondering what to buy an outdoor loving family? Then this is the guide for you. There’s something for every budget in my outdoor families gift guide. Find more gift ideas for everyone here.
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Gifts of days out and adventures
Fed up of giving “stuff”? does the family have everything they already need? How about giving the gift of a day out or even better, a year’s worth of days out. Here are our favourites. If the gift is more for the child than an adult or the family as a whole, then you need my Christmas gifts for outdoorsy kids.
Buyagift experience #
Buyagift is a great idea if you’re not sure what to buy a family. There’s loads of choice for you to pick them a great experience and should you get it wrong, your recipient can swap the voucher for a different experience.
There are loads of great ideas for families, for all budgets. Below I’ve picked out a few that I think are fantastic for outdoor-loving families but there are so many more available.
- English Heritage membership for 2 plus up to 12 children – English Heritage Annual Pass for two
- Family days out voucher – Family Days Out Choice Voucher from Buyagift
- Alpaca family walk – Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm Entry with Alpaca Walk for Two Adults and Two Children
- 2 night cabin family break – Two Night Break in a Cabin for Two Adults and Two Children
National Trust membership
We’ve been National Trust family members for 4 years and we use our membership all the time. Here in the North West, we have a good number of properties to visit. I’m not one for looking around stately homes, we go for the outdoor space and the fantastic kid’s activities and facilities.
Find out Why you’ll love the National Trust for kids here.
You can count on the National Trust to put on great activities for kids in the school holidays too. Have you seen how little family membership costs per month? * find out here.
English Heritage membership
Much like the National Trust, English Heritage membership is another great gift for families that like to get outside and exploring. We were gifted English Heritage vouchers last year and have enjoyed our membership. I don’t think it is as good for families here in the North West as National Trust but I think it varies in different parts of the UK. We loved Whitby abbey and visiting numerous castles in Wales. * Join here.
I particularly love this * UK adventures themed map.
I also love that you can gift 12 months access to the OS maps app so you have every OS map you could need at the touch of a button on your phone – * get it here.
Maps International English Heritage scratch maps #
English Heritage members will love these scratch maps so they can keep track of where they have visited and also use it to plan their next adventure.
Get the full one here – * English heritage scratch map
You can also buy direct here – English Heritage Scratch Off Sites Print
If you’re specifically exploring London, then there is a * London English Heritage scratch map.
You can also buy direct here – English Heritage Scratch Off London’s Blue Plaques Print
Find loads more ideas for map lovers here – gifts for map lovers.
I have 3 of these guide books and I can’t recommend them enough if they do one for an area you visit frequently. We have discovered some hidden gems in areas we thought we knew well. The guides available are:
- * Wales
- * Scotland
- * Central England (including the Peak District)
- * Lake District & Yorkshire Dales
- * London and South East
- * Devon, Cornwall and South West
- * Wild swimming
- * Scandinavia
Gifts for travel lovers
Hand-drawn pinboard map from Louisa Elizabeth #
If you are buying for someone who loves to travel then have you considered a pinboard map? These make unique wall art that allows the owner to record their travels and plan future trips. We were kindly sent the UK one but there are many more UK and worldwide options available for a range of budgets. I love the personalised key that you can create. Find your dream map here.
Many outdoor lovers would appreciate an eco-friendly gift option, after all, if you love nature, you’ll want to protect it.
Plastic free beauty gifts – Ethique
I’ve been searching for solid shampoo for some time now and have recently discovered Ethique. I love that they have small-sized products so you can buy these and try the products without having to buy a full-size product and find that it’s not right for you.
These minis are also great for stocking fillers and gifts too. They even have a range of bundles. They sell hair care, soap, solid body butter and so much more. They have ranges for adults, kids, household items and even pets.
See the full range and if you shop through this link, you get 20% off (new customers only) and I get some loyalty points. Shop here.
Klean Kanteen flasks
I love Klean Kanteen as they really do last and do the job they are intended to do well. They produce bottles that are BPA free and designed to reduce single-use products.
They are well made and keep liquids hot or cold for hours. The bottles come in a variety of sizes from cute little * kids ones to full-size adult ones and there is a range of lids available too as well as lots of gorgeous colours. We love ours for taking out on family adventures. We’ve had a variety of sizes over the years below is the latest collection we have been sent to try. I love the new * TK wide which is perfect for taking hot chocolate on a day out. We teamed ours with a * set of steel cups and * steel straws.
Camping equipment makes a great Christmas gift. If you know a family who enjoys camping then I’m sure you can buy them a great gift.
We love our * Campingaz party grill 400 which we were sent to review 4 years ago.
This year though we have upgraded and bought a Cadac 2 cook 2 pro deluxe which is a double burner. We absolutely love it. Get * yours here.
Kelty Camping galley deluxe #
I’m loving this camp kitchen bag. Our campervan doesn’t have a built-in kitchen so this is going to be amazing next year for keeping all our camping gear in one place.
It can be hung up when in use and there are three zippered pockets keep your condiments, tongs, spatula, and longer tools organised.
Below a bigger pocket holds your utensils and cutlery. Two sleeves below store your cutting boards and plates, while a paper towel holder doubles as a mini drying line for tea towels and dishcloths.
Available to buy here – Kelty | Camp Galley Deluxe
Family PACMAT picnic blanket
We love these lightweight picnic blankets that pack up small and can even go in the washing machine! They come in a range of designs including OS maps like this. * Shop the full range here.
We also love the cool box that we were sent to review, the * Coleman 28QT Xtreme cooler box. It’s really made camping a lot easier.
Other camping gifts:
- A * collapsible bucket – we love ours and use it for so many things. Washing clothes, washing up, washing kids, storing wet clothes when we are on the move.
- A compact travel shower has so many uses from washing sand off your kid’s feet, washing the dog or even for washing the car. We love Colapz products like this * shower (get 5% off through this link).
- A new set of camping plates is another great idea. You’ll love this * melamine set from Olpro.
Fitness equipment might just be a great gift to give the parent’s. Perhaps they want to keep fit during the working week ahead of all those family hikes at the weekend. If so then desk exercise equipment might be a great option.
- * Marshmallow toasting kit
- * Fire and stars print
- * Wainwright fells print
- * Personalised welly boot print
So there you have all my ideas for outdoor-loving families. I hope you find something to inspire you.
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