Outdoor Lover Gift Ideas

Kathy Burns-Millyard

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Outdoor lovers are known for their take no prisoners approach to enjoying nature and all its wonders. If you know someone who is a camping, hunting, fishing, hiking or gardening fanatic, or who just loves to get outside, below are some great gift ideas that are sure to delight.

Digital Compass: The days of the traditional Boy Scout compass are long gone. Today's compasses come in a variety of formats and are used for multiple purposes. Digital compasses are a top pick, because they don't have to be adjusted for different geographical areas. The user will get a precise digital reading of the direction that they're headed in. Most of these clever little gadgets can function as vehicle compasses, travel alarm clocks or handheld for the outdoors.

L. L. Bean Gift Certificate: If they love the great outdoors, chances are they do a little bit of shopping at L. L. Bean. The leading outdoor apparel and gear maker specializes in a broad line of children's wear, outerwear, sportswear, house wares and footwear, as well as camping, fishing, hunting and hiking gear. Your gift recipient has the convenience of using an L. L. Bean gift certificate in-person or when ordering online.

Thermal Underwear: Help keep them warm and cozy with a thoughtful gift - thermal underwear. There are many styles and types to choose from. Some of the more popular are those made with wool, polypropylene and cotton/polyester.

Waterproof Binoculars: If that favorite outdoors person has yet to pick up a pair, then this is the gift for them. Waterproof binoculars are built to be 100% water resistant in both fresh and saltwater. They are designed to deliver a bright and clear picture when scanning for navigational markers, other watercraft or feeding fish. This is a must have item for any outdoor enthusiast.

National Parks Pass: This is the ultimate gift for the outdoor lover. A National Parks Pass is an annual pass that provides admission to any national park that charges an entrance fee. The pass costs just $50 and is valid for one full year from first use at a park. According to the National Parks Service, more than 80% of the proceeds from the sale of these passes go directly into supporting priority projects in national parks. You can purchase the passes one of three ways: directly at any national park where an entrance fee is charge, online at www.nationalparks.org or by calling 1-888-GO-PARKS.

Lantern: For the avid camper, lanterns always make a great gift. Today's campers are moving to the propane models versus the fuel lanterns. Keep that in mind when comparing models.

Good luck on your quest to find the perfect present for that outdoor lover!

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