We get it, shopping for adventure gear can quickly add up if you’re not careful. Luckily, there are lots of affordable outdoor gifts that your friends will love without breaking the bank! These are our favourite gifts under $100 that the outdoor enthusiast in your life is sure to love — or get them for yourself, we won’t judge.
Gifts $25 and Under
These are great, quality gifts that the outdoor lover in your life will actually use — without breaking the bank!
Your feet are your best friends when you’re outside and it’s important to treat them right. These socks provide cushioning and blister protection which will make your next hike a dream. The best socks are the ones you forget you’re wearing.
Darn Tough is dedicated to creating high-quality socks made from Merino wool and crafted in Vermont, USA — in fact, socks are their only product so you know they know what they’re doing.
The Lifestraw is a great emergency device when you’re camping, hiking, and traveling. It lets you filter up to 4,000 liters of contaminated water into safe drinking water — you can even drink directly from streams and lakes.
It’s extremely light, meets US EPA drinking water standards, is BPA free, doesn’t use iodine, and removes 99.999999% of waterborne bacteria and protozoa, including E. coli, salmonella, Giardia, and Cryptosporidium.
We all need a little hammocking in our lives. After a tiring hike, it’s great to kick back and enjoy your destination. And maybe a little nap.
This hammock is great for hiking, camping, boating, backpacking, road trips, or anything else you can dream up! It comes in various colours, is lightweight and compact, has a fast and easy setup, and is extremely strong.
Gifts $25 to $50
These are the perfect mid-range gifts. Or a great treat for yourself.
This is probably our favourite water bottle — ever. Besides the endless colours available, S’well does an unbelievable job at keeping colds cold (for 24 hours) and hots hot (for 12 hours). The number of times we’ve left them baking in the hot summer sun only to come back to ice cold water is innumerable.
They’re made from 18/8 stainless steel and are non-toxic, non-leaching, and BPA free. Which means that no nasty plastic chemicals are leaching into your water under the hot sun. They’re also extremely durable. My parents have dropped them off the back of their motorcycles, and except for some scratches, they’re as good as new.
Gifts $50 to $100
Feel like splurging a little? We wouldn’t blame you, cause these gifts are sure to impress!
I’ve raved about water bladders many a time before — they’re just the absolute BEST! Simple as that. I don’t know what I’d do without one.
Water bladders are extremely versatile and make your water more accessible than a standard water bottle. They also make carrying litres of water easy, which will keep you hydrated throughout your hike. Hyrdation was never so easy!
These vests are perfect for chilly days. Whether you’re out exploring on a brisk spring morning, layering in the winter, or stuffing it in your backpack for higher elevations in the summer, this vest is sure to keep you warm.
The Omni-Heat thermal reflective and insulated fabric will cut the wind chill, while the 80gsm water-resistant fabric will keep you dry. There’s also an interior pocket, zippered exterior pockets, and drawstring at the hem.
In case the name isn’t cool enough, this little camp stove is perfect for a quick cup of coffee on the road or for heating your entire meal on your backpacking trip.
The small, folding canister is great for hiking, backpacking, trekking, and worldwide adventures. It can heat 1 liter of water in 3.5 minutes and you can easily adjust the flame. The setup is extremely quick because no priming, preheating, or pressurizing is needed.
We love our Spivo! The unique swivel lets us capture ourselves and what’s in front of us with the click of a button. We’ve yet to miss an action shot!
The Spivo is lightweight, waterproof, sturdy, and comes with a 5-year warranty. It comes with a mount for your GoPro and you can also buy a mount for your smartphone, a flotation device, and remote. Not to mention, Spivo’s customer service is phenomenal.
We’re forever updating our list, so come back for more gifts under $100 next year! Or let us know what you think should make the cut, we’d love to hear about your favourite inexpensive outdoor gear.
I love eating, hiking, and taking awesome road trips. I’m particularly fond of perogies and mangos; find them for me and I’ll be your best friend.
My love of exploring began as a kid; my family took many road trips and I loved building forts in our backyard. There’s nothing I’d rather be doing than exploring the world around me.