30 best gifts to get an outdoorsy partner

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Gift-giving season is right around the corner, and despite your best efforts, that cottage-loving partner in your life has given you zero hints. You can take a shot in the dark and hope they like cooking or fishing as much as you think they do, or you can check out our list of gifts at every price point.

Gifts under $30

1. Kikkerland Chemistry 101 Flask Book

Do you know someone who loves to appear smart, but doesn’t always want to put in the work? This stainless steel flask concealed within a book helps them do both.

2. Pirate Beer/Wine Bottle Opener

This novelty, pirate-shaped corkscrew will help you serve drinks while getting a laugh. It also comes with a serrated foil cutter and beer-bottle opener.

3. How to Stay Alive in the Woods

While some of us like to say we could survive in the wilderness, most of us are clueless. To find out how to actually survive, here’s a guide to food, shelter, and self-preservation anywhere.

4. Bear Hands Oven Mitts

For anyone who likes to spend time in the kitchen (eating or cooking), these paw-shaped oven mitts are made from insulated cotton and heat resistant silicone to handle the hottest dishes.

5. Charcuterie Essentials Gift Set

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Cheese and meat is the way to anyone’s heart. Set your partner up with their own charcuterie set, including a cleaver knife, spreader knife, and soft cheeses knife. If you’re lucky, they may even share.

6. Microwavable S’mores Maker

Bonfire season is coming to a close. To ensure your significant other gets s’mores all year round, check out this microwavable s’more maker. It can make two in 30 seconds.

7. Beverage Chilling Stones

No ice in the tray, again? No problem! These beverage chilling stones keep your drinks cold without watering them down.

8. Lifestraw Personal Water Filter

The Lifestraw water filter is ideal for anyone who loves to hike and camp. It can filter up to 1,000 gallons (4,000 litres) of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals.

9. How to Make Whiskey Guide

Rather than buying a bottle of whiskey as a gift, empower your partner to make their own. This guide walks readers through every step, from how to ferment to how to distill the alcoholic drink.

10. Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

While cleaning isn’t necessarily anyone’s favourite activity, no one wants to stare at their devices through a streaky screen. This six pack of microfiber cleaning cloths removes dust, oil, fingerprints, smudges, and dirt without leaving a scratch.

Gifts under $50

11. Heartbeat Hot Sauce

Bring some bite into your man’s meal with this four pack of Heartbeat hot sauces. Flavours include: pineapple habanero, red habanero, jalapeno, and blueberry habanero.

12. Watermelon Keg Tapping Kit

Turn your favourite fruits into drink dispensers with this watermelon keg tapping kit. Core the fruit, tap it, add your beverage of choice, and start serving. Cheers!

13. Wingman Shot Glass

Every man needs his wingman. Together, they can enjoy these conjoined shot glasses.

14. The Dude Diet

Men aren’t always great with their diets. But who can rightfully turn down a plate of nachos? To keep your man’s arteries from completely hardening, here’s a cookbook that includes clean(ish) recipes for people who like to eat dirty.

15. Reading Socks

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Men may not often admit it, but we know they like to be comfy too. These Fair Isle Reading Socks are ideal for cool mornings at the cottage or long days outside.

16. Coffee Mug Warmer

There’s nothing worse than taking a gulp of cold coffee. The Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer will keep your man’s coffee warm all morning long.

17. Kan Jam

It’s hard to find a reason to go outside once the temperature dips below zero degrees. Give the gift of Kan Jam, a flying disc game you need to go outdoors to play. Bonus: You can even use it in the snow.

18. Insulated Wine Bottle Carrier

A man on the move needs a way to transport his wine while keeping it cool. Not only does this carrier do that, but it can hold two bottles.

19. Eco Scarf

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The seasons are changing and the temperature is dropping. Keep your man warm while looking good with this eco scarf, made from 33 per cent reclaimed cotton.

20. Leather Bike Cup Holder

Let your man cruise through his morning commute with this cup holder. He can slot his coffee cup onto his bike’s handle bars without having to juggle both.

Gifts under $100

21. Hot Sauce Kit

If your man is someone who likes to experiment and get his hands dirty, consider gifting him this hot sauce kit. Full of recipes and ingredients, this kit lets the maker choose their hot sauce preference.

22. Portable Espresso Machine

Give the gift of espresso wherever your man wants it—no coffee run required. This portable mini espresso maker is compact and versatile. Plus, no batteries or electricity required.

23. Destinations of a Lifetime

With travel currently on hold, give the gift of something to aspire to. This book details 225 of the world’s most amazing places with stunning photographs.

24. Plaid Polar Fleece Blanket

Keep this blanket in mind for cold cottage nights when your man’s looking to snuggle up. It includes a compact, packable tie, making the blanket easy to store and transport.

25. Lightning Reaction Reloaded – Shocking Game

For the braver man who enjoys a surge of adrenaline, consider trying out this lightning reaction game. The last player to press the trigger button gets a shock.

26. Personalized Oak Aging Barrel

For the man who likes to age his bourbon the traditional way, this barrel can hold up to two litres, and you have the option to personalize the head.

27. Game of Thrones Trivia Game

Did your man weep at the Red Wedding? Test his Game of Thrones knowledge with this trivia and strategy game.

28. Beard Brush and Comb Kit

The pandemic has caused most men to look a little grizzly—beards and moustaches are sprouting out of control. Help guide your man back to a more civilized look with this beard brush and comb combo.

29. Personalized Pilsner Beer Glass

There’s something satisfying about having a cup that’s all your own. While it’s not quite a trophy, give your man this satisfaction by personalizing his beer glasses.

30. Bluetooth Beanie

This beanie will not only keep your man warm during the winter months, but it will let him listen to his favourite music without additional headphones. Thanks to the built-in earpiece and bluetooth, he can listen wherever he goes.

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