Top Birthday Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts: Summer Edition

Summertime, the season of adventure and birthdays—the perfect combination, if you ask me! As a certified outdoor gal who happens to be dating a certified adventure guy, I’ve put together a curated list of top-notch gift ideas, ranging from gear and clothing to books, that any outdoor enthusiast would be thrilled to receive on their special day!

Let’s dive right in! This list is categorized for easy browsing, so feel free to jump around using the table of contents or scroll through for some much-needed inspiration.

Top Birthday Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts Summer Edition

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For the Camping Fanatics:

Summer is when camping truly shines, offering the best weather and the opportunity to unwind under the stars with friends. Check out this section for some fun camping gear suggestions:

Keep those beverages cool in style.

Beer Blankets are the perfect summer birthday gift for outdoorsy people
Rumpl Beer Blankets

A handy companion for all their outdoor needs.

The multitool that every camper needs
The multitool that every camper needs.

Set the mood and add some ambiance to their campsite.

Birthday Gift for Outdoorsy People that keeps giving!
Camp Lights by Revel Gear

Comfortable seating for those evenings around the fire.

The best camping chair for outdoorsy people
The REI Flexlite Camp Chair

A nifty little light to illuminate their tent. It’s perfect for campers and backpackers.

Moji is a rad little light for summer birthday gifts
Black Diamond Moji

A must-have for ultimate relaxation in nature. Be sure to buy the straps too!

Summer Birthday Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy People...a Hammock!
Eno Hammock

Stay cozy and warm with these versatile blankets.

Birthday Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiast by Exploren Borgen
Favorite National Park Rumpl Blanket

Perfect for cooking and containing fire, especially in fire-ban areas.

Perfect Fire Pit for Campers with a Summer Birthday
Ignik FireCan

For the Hiking Enthusiasts

There’s nothing quite like hitting the trail when the snow has melted away. If your loved one has been eagerly planning hiking adventures, these birthday gifts are sure to please:

Practical and stylish, perfect for those outdoor adventures.

Bandanas are the perfect granola gift for outdoorsy people
REI Bandana

An unexpected but useful gift, ideal for keeping snacks handy.

A great place to store snacks as a hiker
Stasher Sandwich Bag

Ensure access to clean drinking water on their hikes. Use code EXPLORENBORGEN10 for 10% off all HydraPak Products!

The perfect filtering water bottle for hikers
HydraPak Flux 1.5L

You can never have too many comfortable (and cute) hiking socks.

Best Women's Hiking Socks
Women's Darn Tough Socks
Best Men' Hiking Socks
Men's Darn Tough Socks

Lightweight and sunburn-preventing, it’s a hiker’s dream. They want it, but don’t want to buy it for themselves. 

Outdoor Research Purple Echo Sun hoodie
Women's Echo Hoodie
Great men's sunhoodie as a summer birthday gift for outdoorsy people
Men's Echo Hoodie

Outdoorsy Fashion Fits

For your granola-loving, nature-embracing loved one, here are some clothing suggestions that are sure to match their style:

This hat is “sick”.

Cotopaxi Five Panel Hat
Cotopaxi Five Panel Hat

More than just an accessory, it’s a statement of their unique taste…in hops.

Kavu Beer Buddy the Perfect Summer Accessory
Kavu Beer Buddy

Chances are they already own at least one Parks Project shirt.

A great gift for granola summer birthdays
Women's Parks Project T-Shirt
A great summer birthday gift option for outdoorsy guys
Men's Parks Project T-Shirt

Stay comfortable and stylish on any outdoor excursion.

Women's Cotopaxi Shorts a great summer birthday gift
Women's Cotopaxi Shorts
Cotopaxi Shorts Men's Birthday Gift for Outdoors
Men's Cotopaxi Shorts

The age-old question: Team Teva or Team Chacos?

Best summer sandal for summer adventures
Women's Hurricane XLT2
Best men's sandal for summer adventures
Men's Hurricane XLT2

Practical and fashionable, a perfect fit for the outdoor lover.

The Perfect summer overalls
Patagonia Stand Up Overalls

For the Bookworm Explorers

If your outdoorsy friend loves a good read, these adventure books will transport them to thrilling landscapes and inspire their own journeys:

Let them document their outdoor tales in style.

Field Notes Notebooks a summer field guide for outdoor enthusiasts this summer
Field Notes

A cookbook filled with inspiring recipes for your outdoor chef.

The perfect book for summer campers
Dirty Gourmet

“Sick novel about a park ranger” – my partner

Men for the Mountain is a phenomenal read
Men for the Mountains

Explore the inspiring story of the oldest woman to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

My favorite inspiration novel of the last five years - exploren borgen
Grandma Gatewood's Walk

Dive into the fascinating world of forest ecology and understanding.

Best book for your favorite tree hugger's birthday
Finding the Mother Tree

For Those Deserving Something Extra Special

If you’re looking to splurge a little on a cherished outdoor enthusiast, these premium gift ideas are bound to impress:

Elevate their camping experience with this inflatable mattress designed specifically for their vehicle!  Get 10% off your order of $100 or more with code EB10!

Best Car Camping Air Mattress for Campers
Luno Car Air Mattress

The perfect gift for your water-loving loved one.

For your water loving summer birthday outdoor enthusiast
Retrospec Paddle Board

The perfect cooler for their hot, summer escapades.

RTIC Ultra Light Cooler: Camping Gear 2023
RTIC Ultra Light Cooler

A top-of-the-line tent for you favorite backpacker. 

The top-of-the-line tent for the summer birthday outdoor adventurer
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2

Summer is the perfect time to embark on exciting adventures, try new things, and soak up the sunshine. I hope this personalized list helps you find something extraordinary for your special someone who shares the same passion for the great outdoors as you do. Let their adventurous spirit shine on their birthday, and make it a celebration to remember!

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