The Best Outdoor Gifts for Teens

outdoor holiday gift for campersIt’s the holiday season, so it’s time to find the perfect gifts for your adventurous teen. From camping trips to hiking trails, outdoor activities are an excellent way for teens to explore the world and foster a love of nature.

But what do you give a teen growing up in a world of digital devices and gadgets? With a bit of help, you can be the hero of the holiday season and give a gift that will be appreciated and encourage your teen to get outdoors and experience the world.

To help make it easy for you, here are some of the best outdoor gifts for teens based on different interests and hobbies!

For The Hiker:

Hiking has become increasingly popular with teens, allowing them to connect with nature, explore new places, and exercise. To make sure your teen is ready for the next hike, why not give them a gift of hiker-friendly gear, such as:

  1. Hiking Boots: Hiking boots are essential for any hiker, providing grip, stability, and protection on the trail. Look for a pair of lightweight, waterproof boots with plenty of cushioning and a solid sole. Make sure to consider the terrain your teen will tackle when purchasing.
  2. Waterproof Jackets: You can never predict the weather, so make sure your teen is prepared with a good waterproof coat. A lightweight jacket with taped seams and a hood will provide warmth and protection from rain or snow, letting them enjoy their time outdoors without worrying about the weather.
  3. Maps & Guides: Give your teen the gift of exploration with a set of maps and guides to their favorite trails. Let them explore the area and plan their route while learning more about the landscape.

For The Camper:

Camping is an excellent way for teens to get away from it all and experience the stunning views of nature up close. So before your teen hits the campsite, make sure they have the right gear with these camping-friendly gifts:

  1. Camping Tent: A good tent is essential for any camping trip, providing shelter from rain and wind and insulation from the cold ground. Today’s tents come with various options, such as freestanding designs, multiple rooms, and even built-in lighting.
  2. Sleeping Bag: Keep your teen warm on the campsite with a lightweight sleeping bag. Look for one rated for cool temperatures to ensure they don’t freeze during the night! A camping pillow is also a great addition to the gift for extra comfort.
  3. Camping Kitchen Set: A good camping kitchen set will let your teen prepare delicious meals on their camping trip, from cooking over an open fire to pre-made meals in the microwave. Look for sets that include cutlery, cookware, and other items like can-openers and bottle-openers.
  4. Hammock: For a relaxing end to the day, why not give your teen the gift of a hammock? Portable and lightweight, a hammock is easy to take in stunning views without having to lug around heavy furniture. Some even double as sleeping bags for extra convenience.

For The Adventurer:

Adventurous teens love to push their limits and explore the unknown – but they need the right gear to do it safely. To make sure they are well-prepared for their next venture, here are some gifts that will make the journey much more enjoyable:

  1. Binoculars: Give your teen a new way to explore the world around them with binoculars. Compact and lightweight, they can easily fit into a backpack and provide an exciting way to observe wildlife up close. Some innovative binoculars even come with their own apps, letting your teen record and share their observations.
  2. Portable Phone Charger: Make sure your teen’s phone never runs out of juice with a portable charger. Look for one that’s lightweight and weatherproof, so it can withstand any conditions they may face on their adventure. Solar options are great for camping trips, while larger chargers are ideal for longer journeys.
  3. GPS Tracker: A GPS tracker is a great way to keep your teens safe, letting you track their location in real-time and ensure they stay on the right path. Some models even have emergency features that alert you if your teen gets into trouble. A smartwatch also offers GPS tracking, with the added benefit of making calls and sending messages.
  4. Flashlight: A good flashlight is an invaluable addition to any adventure pack. Choose one that’s waterproof and shockproof, so your teen can explore in any condition without worrying about their gear getting damaged. LED options are incredibly bright and efficient, while those with built-in USB ports are great for charging phones and other gadgets.

Give the Ultimate Outdoor Gift – An Experience They’ll Never Forget

No matter their passion, your teen will appreciate the perfect outdoor gifts. With the right gear, they can explore and discover in comfort and safety – while making plenty of memories along the way. But what if you want to gift a truly unforgettable experience?

We are proud to offer some of the best teen outdoor experiences at Deer Hill Expeditions. Located in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, our programs are designed to challenge and inspire teens on their journey of personal growth. Our trained guides will lead your teen through the wilderness, teaching them skills in backcountry camping, mountain biking, and rock climbing – all while forging lifelong friendships.

Why not give a gift that will provide them with increased skills and confidence? There’s still time to take advantage of our early bird enrollment discount for the 2023 summer season!⁠ Apply to any summer program by December 31, 2022, and you will qualify for an early bird discount of $200 off the total tuition. Use code EARLYBIRD to apply your discount.

And while you’re at it, check out our brand new program, Wild Pathways! This unique adventure package is designed for 14-15 year-olds and offers an introduction to outdoor experiences that will give them the skills they need to become confident and self-reliant in the great outdoors.

So don’t wait – give your teen the perfect outdoor gift today! With Deer Hill Expeditions, they’ll be able to challenge themselves and take their adventure to the next level. We look forward to seeing you on the trail soon!