Perfect Gifts for the Outdoors Enthusiast in Your Life

The UK Survival Guides team often compiles lists of items that we are sure you would love. UK Survival Guides has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase without you paying a penny extra. 

While holiday shopping is often stressful at the best of times, it can become even more difficult when you have a specific theme that you are trying to work with.

This guide is for those that are looking for the perfect gifts for the outdoors enthusiasts in their life.

Our team have hand selected the items that we are pretty sure they would love, so browse through and pick one or two items from below.

Waterproof Binoculars

If they love spotting wildlife then a good pair of waterproof binoculars is essential. This pair from Occer has 12x magnification and a field view of 1000 yards. They’re waterproof, shockproof, and durable. Moreover, they’re size is very compact and suitable carry everywhere.

Terra Hiker Hammock

The hammock built for two!

The Terra Hiker Hammock is essential if you and your partner head out together. It is made of high-quality nylon that is lightweight, resistant and quick-drying.

Two solid carabiners and two sturdy 118.08-inch ropes with five adjustable loops are included, making the Terra Hiker hammock easy to set up in just a few minutes. It also allows you to pack everything into the integrated sack.

Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System

Bob hydration

Rated to 0.1 micron absolute, weighs only 2 ounces, and filters up to 100,000 gallons making the Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System the leading player in the game. This is the lightest and most versatile personal filtration system from Sawyer. It weighs only 2 ounces and fits in the palm of your hand.

The size, convenience, and performance of the Sawyer Mini filter make it perfect for everything from camping with the kids to travelling abroad where tap and bottle water cannot be trusted.

Hot Hands Hand Warmers

If they like heading out in the colder months you can help them stay toasty with the Hot Hands Hand Warmers. I must admit, I love these and for something that is fairly simple, they let off an incredible amount of heat.

They are small rectangular shaped single-use air-activated heat packs that provide 10 hours of continuous warmth to the hands. They are single use air-activated heat packs that provide easy warmth to protect you from chill in everyday situations. They are easy to use and fit comfortably in your hands, pockets or gloves.

G4Free Lightweight Mess Kit

The G4Free mess kit is perfect for outdoor cooking. Made from the highest quality premium FDA approved non-toxic anodized aluminum, it conducts heat quickly. With the 13 piece set, you get the following:

  • 1 x Small Pan
  • 1 x Small Pot
  • 1 x Multiple Tableware: spoon, wooden spatula, 3 bowls,Carabiner,Stainless Steel Foldable Knife/Fork/Spoon
  • 1 x Mini Stove
  • 1 x Mini Stove Pocket
  • 1 x Dishwash
  • 2 x Mesh Bag

Victure Night Vision Trail Camera

The Victure Night Vision waterproof camera captures 12 MP crystal clear images and video with super clear sound recording each time motion is detected of wild game during the day (black and white at night). Multi-shot modes available and can takes up to 3 photos per detection.

Zomake Water Resistant Backpack

The Zomake 35L backpack is ultra-lightweight and foldable. It features a main compartment that has 35L space to hold whatever is needed for a hike. There’s a small concealed pocket within the main compartment to fill with your wallet, ID cards or other small valuables. It has two front zipped pockets to hold small accessories and two side expansible mesh pockets. Made of high quality water and tear resistant nylon material, provides extra strength and long-lasting performance with the lightest weight possible.

BioLite CampStove 2

The BioLite CampStove 2 is flat out amazing, nothing even comes close in my opinion. It is not just another stove, it is an electricity generating wood stove.

This is a portable camping stove that cooks meals and boils water in minutes while charging your devices at the same time, using nothing but the sticks and twigs found around your campsite so there’s no need to carry additional fuel.

The CampStove’s 2 latest upgrade features 50% more power, an integrated battery and an updated LED dashboard so you can control fan speeds and get real time feedback on fire strength and battery level.

The internal fan creates virtually smokeless flames (95% less smoke) compared to a regular wood fire so you’re cooking faster with cleaner air.

Portable Solar Charger

During our own search to find the best portable solar chargers of 2018, the Anker 21W came out on top. This type of solar charger is one of the fastest ones available in the stores. Exclusive to Anker, PowerIQ discovers and replicates your device’s original charging protocol to provide its fastest possible charging speed up to 2.4 amp per USB port or 3 amps overall.

It couldn’t get any simpler to use, just spread out the solar panels or attach to your rucksack, plug your devices in and you’re away.

Thanks to its Industrial-strength PET plastic faced solar panels that are sewn into high-wear polyester canvas, it ensures that it’s able to withstand the trials of your outdoor adventures, making it a perfect fit with your survival kit.

Fire Starter

When in the wilderness, the ability to make a fire is of the utmost importance. Whether your friend needs a bit of extra warmth or simply a bit of scene-setting for a scary story they’re telling before the campsite goes to bed, a fire starter is always going to be of use.

The Gerber Fire Starter is small and compact and offers years of use. It’s watertight construction keeps tinder safe and dry, so when you need it, you can trust it. Take the easily-carried Bear Grylls Fire Starter with you no matter where you plan to end up for non-stop survival insurance.

Bushcraft 101 Book

Give them something to read with Bushcraft 101. This in-depth and valuable guide offers only the most important survival skills to help you craft resources from your surroundings and truly experience the beauty and thrill of the wilderness. Inside you will find everything from putting together your kit, to creating tools, food collection, cooking and protection from the elements.

Fiskars x7 Hatchet

Fiskars x7


Fiskars have been a top player since 1649 and with the Fiskars x7 it becomes clear as to why. At only 1.4lbs, the x7 is no toy and can deal with anything you throw at it.

Being lightweight along with its small size, it can easily be added to your bug out bag without any problem. If you are looking for an inexpensive yet virtually indestructible hatchet, the Fiskars x7 is the one.


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