This gift guide is for the cottager who likes to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Be it day or night, this person in your life wants to breathe in all the fresh air cottage country has to offer and soak up every moment of being exactly where they are. We rounded up 10 products that any outdoorsy cottager would love—and actually use.
YETI Rambler 769 ML Stackable Cup
This big cup with a straw lid is perfect for taking your cold drinks on the go. Whether you’re sipping an extra large smoothie, sweet tea, iced coffee, or good ‘ole H2O, it’s easy to hydrate and stay on the move. It’s shatter resistant, dishwasher safe, BPA free, and comes in a variety of solid neutral colours to suit every personal taste preference.
Adidas Classic Waist Bag
Whether you’re walking the dog or taking the kids out for ice cream, this adjustable waist bag is fashionable and functional. The easy-grab zips and two separate pockets make it easy to store and access your essentials—and it’s made in part from recycled materials.
Garmin GPSMAP 66i Handheld GPS
If you’re spending time outdoors—especially if you enjoy hiking and exploring new grounds—it’s wise to pack some potentially life-saving products. Along with plenty of water and extra layers, an easy-to-use GPS device is a good thing to have on hand. This button-operated GPS device features a large 3-inch colour display that can be seen even in bright sunlight. It has a 35-hour battery life when switched on to the default tracking mode and will also save your location every 10 minutes.
Bogs Rain Boots
It can get pretty wet and muddy at the cottage after a big rainfall. Having a pair of sturdy, waterproof rain boots that you can easily slip on is a handy thing to own. These knee-height durable rain boots by Bogs will keep your feet dry and toasty on the muckiest of days. Check out Cottage Life’s other rain boot picks.
Mantis 16 Backpack by Arc’teryx
This daypack is great for the avid hiker. The 16L Mantis is compact, efficient, and comfortable to carry on any terrain. Made from 100 per cent recycled polyester, the panel-load main compartment has a reservoir sleeve and secure internal pocket. We love the side pockets on the outside for storing water bottles, a camera, or anything you might want quick access to.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
This small but mighty speaker delivers an immersive 360-degree sound and not only that, it’s waterproof and dust-proof—ideal for any campsite, dock, or outdoor space.
Nikon 8x42 Monarch M5 Binoculars
Get the whole, vivid picture with the Nikon M5 Monarch binoculars for the nature watcher in your life. These binoculars have 8x magnification bringing distant subjects in extremely close. The textured protective rubber makes it slip-resistant, so you won’t accidentally drop it at the precise moment you need to catch a glimpse.
Kelty Loveseat Chair
Is this seat taken? Sunsets, campsites, and hikes just got a whole lot cozier with this padded two-person folding chair. Built to last, it features a steel frame with adjustable insulated cup holders and armrests. The lower base and slightly reclined design give this chair a relaxed feel.
OKUMA Great Lakes Trolling Rod and Reel Combo
Make fishing at the cottage a core memory with this beautifully crafted fishing rod. With its comfortable foam grips and corrosion resistant graphite spools, this rod can be enjoyed season after season for years to come.
Swiss Army Knife
You can never be too prepared when it comes to spending time outdoors. Not only is a Swiss Army Knife a useful tool in daily situations, but it can also be a life-saving item. Make it extra special by personalizing this small pocket tool with an engraved name or message.