Best Outdoor Holiday Gifts for 2020

Here is the Texas Trailhead outdoor holiday gift guide for 2020.

Looking for an amazing gift for your fan of the outdoors? Here is the list of Texas Trailhead best outdoor holiday gifts for 2020.

While it won’t be the same this year with social distancing protocols still in place for a lot of locations; the holidays can still be a time of gift giving to show those you care about you’re thinking of them.

Broken down by price point there’s sure to be something for everyone. This guide hopes to keep things at around $100 and under. The intention wasn’t to show off extravagance, but to be accessible to more people.

This is also not an all encompassing hiking/camping gear list. Click the link below if you need more ideas for the ‘bear’ necessities.

For additional ideas check out The 10 Hiking Essentials.

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$25 and Under

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REI Water Bottle from Nalgene
REI Water Bottle from Nalgene


Resist the urge with single use plastic with this amazing Nalgene water bottle from REI

REVEL Gear Camp Light


Perfect tent accessory to brighten up any campsite.

cotopaxi travel cube
Cubos 10L Travel Cube


Reused materials created this amazing way to stay organized while travelling

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SUUNTO Compass

A compass seems silly to recommend in an outdoor gift guide in 2020, but only inexperienced hikers feel that way. Cell service is unreliable, and batteries die, so one of the most solid items to have with you At All Times while hiking is a compass. Starting at $21 the Suunto A-10 compass will literally point you in the right direction. But upgrade if adjustable declination is going to be needed.

Shop Local: The Bear Mountain, Waco, TX

$50 & Under

Steppin’ up your gift-giving game!

Black Diamond Spot 350
Black Diamond Spot 350


Plenty of light to shine on your path ahead.

YETI Rambler 36 oz.
YETI Rambler 36 oz.


New YETI Rambler comes with chug cap. Can never go wrong.

QuantuMiiR® Pot
Patagonia QuantuMiiR® Pot


Ultra-efficient backcountry cooking system from Patagonia

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Darn Tough Socks

Socks are always a great gift idea, and Darn Tough Socks are the best. There are others like them, but they are literally The Best Socks to wear hiking. You can read the full recap here.

They’re also at an annoying price point for something that’s never worn them before. $25 for one pair you say?! Yeah, yeah, we used to think that was high too until we A) wore them, B) Remembered they were guaranteed for life. In a time where a lot of people are quick to throw out the trash, these socks will be a part of you forever and ever. Can’t beat that for twenty-five bucks.

Why are they so great?

Naturally Anti-Microbial

Sweaty feet is nothing to be embarrassed about. Have extra confidence if you accidentally leave these in your car they your backseat won’t smell.  

Weather Perfect

Darn Tough socks are perfect all year long. Merino wool is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

Darn Tough Sock
Darn Tough Sock

Quick-Dry Wicking

Even if you do get hot the Merino wool is naturally moisture-wicking to help keep your feet comfortable.


Extra-comfort seamless technology keeps your toes from rubbing too roughly on the inside of the sock.

Shop Local: Wandering Star Emporium, Houston, TX

$100 and Under

Ooooh you fancy huh?

Patagonia Refugion 28L


Plenty of pockets, hydration bladder nozzle slot, and more make this backpack ideal for city and trail

Black Diamond W’s Trekking Poles


BD is a top pick for hiking poles. Lightweight, sturdy, and ease of use make these perfect for saving knees.

Leatherman Multitool


Skeletool CX Multi-Tool features high performance and light weight. Bring what you need, nothing you don’t.

Stanley Classic Stay Hot French Press $65

Great coffee is meant to be shared and this large capacity French press can brew enough for your whole crew. There’s a stainless steel mesh filter to keep grounds in place so you get a bold, full-flavored cup of coffee with minimal sediment, every time. Vacuum insulation also keeps everything piping hot until the moment you’re ready to pour. Built rugged for the outdoors, but so good you’ll probably use it at home daily.- Description courtesy

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Hope y’all find some great affordable gifts for your loved once or even yourself in the outdoor holiday gift guide for 2020. Obviously you can go crazy and spend tons of money on gear, but not everyone can afford the extravagant stuff this year, so this guide was kept around $100 and under.

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!


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