What better gift to give than one that promises outdoor adventures!? However, we know it can be hard to pick out holiday gifts for outdoorsy kids!
“What do they need? What would they enjoy opening? What’s good quality and what’s not? What brand is the best bang for my buck?”
So many questions and we have the answers for you, based on 50+ years as a summer camp for boys in the wilderness of northern Minnesota!
Without further ado, here are 22 of our favorite gifts for outdoorsy kids and campers this holiday season:
*Pssst, the fourth one down is our favorite. 😉
A traditional Nordic mug for a traditional camping experience! Clip it to your packs, belts, or the canoe!
Pack this handy little camp bowl and you’ll never need to worry about utensils, plates, and bowls again.
For our fishermen in the group, this is the rod and reel combo we recommend for all skill levels!
Bass fishing doesn’t have to just be a Birchwood activity! Bring the sport home with this beginner tackle kit!
Ask any of our campers – the Better Sweater is the ultimate cozy layer for every season!
We know this will be a hit at home (indoors and outdoors) because it’s the most popular game at Birchwood!
Perfect for day hikes, airport travel, and school!
Our favorite dry bag! We send our campers out with these dry bags for their personal belongings, like clothes and sleeping bags! In our opinion, this is a must-have piece of camping gear. *Pro-Tip: Get one larger dry bag for clothing and one small dry bag for small items, like cameras or e-readers, for easy access.
For the camper who’s ready for the responsibility of his first knife/multi tool!
Two of these popular duffels and your son will be ready for camp! These are our favorite duffels for when our adventures include air travel!
We recommend splurging on the wide pad for the wiggly sleepers out there! 🙋♂️
A MUST for sunny days! We’re sticklers for proper sun protection here at Birchwood. Covering up with this sun hoodie is our favorite solution!
This slackline kit is perfect for beginners and all ages for endless hours of backyard fun!
A one-year pass to all the national parks for $80! Talk about a stocking stuffer for the whole family!
Take your s’more game to the next level with our favorite marshmallows! *P.S. This company was created by two camp counselors.
Paired with a membership to your local bouldering gym make for a perfect holiday gift for your climber! (Call your local bouldering gym to learn about their COVID safety protocols.)
A staple game in Minnesota and a perfect for rainy days in the tent or house!
That’s a wrap, friend! We hope a few things on our list caught your eye in time to order and wrap-up for your young camper’s next outdoor adventure!
Happy Trails This Holiday Season,
Ashley Bredemus (owner + director)