2017 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Outdoor Adventurer

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Tis the season! This week I’ll be sharing Olio in Iowa’s 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for every type of traveler on your holiday list. From jet-setting friends to outdoor enthusiasts, I’ve compiled some of my favorite items so you can give a little bit of adventure to everyone on your list this holiday season.


For the outdoor adventurer who is always embracing a new challenge, there’s nothing better than helping them reach new heights. Whether it’s conquering a tricky mountain pass or relaxing outdoors together, nature constantly calls their name. These gifts for the outdoor adventurer in your life are sure to inspire all sorts of new explorations in the years to come.

Give the gift of the outdoors with an annual pass to the country’s National Parks! The annual America the Beautiful Pass will give them access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites and hundreds of miles of natural beauty. 

America the Beautiful Pass, $80 annually

Engage their creative side with this beautiful (and portable) handmade watercolor collection from Hushwing Watercolors. Now as they draw inspiration from the outdoors, they’ll be able to record what they see with these paints made from natural earth pigments.

Hushwing Handmade Watercolor Collection, $115

Now they can bring the smell of the great outdoors with them wherever they go. These National Park candles bring a little bit of the natural world home and are the perfect sensory reminder of past adventures.

Great Outdoors National Park Candles, $40 each

Stay warm in style with a beautiful puffy blanket from Rumpl. These easily packable blankets have a water-resistant nylon shell and an interior that mimics the softness of down. The best part? Rumpl blankets are machine washable and fit inside a small “stuff sack” for easy storage.

Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket, $99

Take their campfire cookout to the next level with this sleek camp grill and charger. This easily portable smokeless furnace lets campers cook, boil, and generate power no matter where they may be.

Portable Camp Grill and Charger, $199.95

Sometimes the best gifts are as practical as they are beautiful. These custom-engraved hatchets make the perfect gift for anyone who loves to explore the deep woods. Crafted by hand by Staghead Designs, these hatchets are one-of-a-kind tools your favorite outdoorsman is sure to treasure.

Custom Engraved Hatchet, $65

Keep the Spirit of Giving Alive with More Gifts for the Outdoor Adventurer

Shop the rest of the 2017 Holiday Gift Guide, or check out picks from 2016 and 2015.

Discover unique gifts for the outdoor adventurer in your life! Shop Olio in Iowa's 2017 Holiday Gift Guide now!

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