Look no further for gift ideas that help get kids outside. We have many suggestions over several lists if you’re shopping for a kid you want to encourage outdoors, or for a kid who already loves the outdoors.
We can’t deny it — most kids like stuff. It could be a cardboard box or a shiny new toy, a favorite stick or a brand new tool, but kids do enjoy opening gifts for holidays. Experience gifts are the best (memories to last a lifetime!), but are hard to open and leave kids temporarily empty-handed. So if you’re giving a gift anyway, make it one that they can use for experiences to come — and better yet, experiences outdoors. What better gift than time outdoors?
Our gift lists’ suggestions vary in price, from a carabiner to a trampoline, so hopefully you’ll be able to find something that fits your budget. I’ve also tried to keep in mind kids of different interests and ages — the reader, the artist, the scientist or the adventurer. You may even find something that you’d like to put on your own personal wish list!
- outdoor toys
- gifts for nature kids (budget-friendly)
- non-toy gifts for outdoorsy kids
- non-fiction nature, adventure & activity books
- fiction for nature kids
- stocking stuffers
Gift Lists with Toys and Non-Toy Items to Help Get Kids Outside
Outdoor Toys for Kids
Outdoor toys (and non-toys) can help inspire and nature play and adventure in your own backyard. Make it a space they won’t want to leave!
Budget-Friendly Gifts for Nature-Loving Kids
We’ve collected a list of budget-friendly gifts (all under $35!) for kids who love nature, designed to encourage outdoor play and nature connection.
Non-Toy Gifts for Outdoorsy Kids
If you’re looking for non-toy gift ideas for kids who love the outdoors, check out our curated (and growing) list. The items on this gift list might just inspire them to spend even more time outside!
Stocking Stuffers for Outdoorsy Kids
A gift guide for useful stocking stuffers and party favors for outdoorsy kids, helping you avoid candy or cheap plastic items!
In Iceland, the best Christmas gift is a book, and their love of giving books is reflected in the tradition of the Jolabokaflod, or the “Christmas Book Flood.” Let’s join in and make this a family tradition for all! A world-wide tradition! A year-round tradition, not limited to the holidays!
Non-Fiction Books for Outdoorsy Kids & Parents
There are so many incredible non-fiction books out there for kids who love nature and spending time outdoors. I’ve chosen a few of them that I hope will inspire, entertain and inform your kids, encouraging them to step outside and connect with nature.
Fiction Books for Nature Kids
Check out our list of fiction nature books for kids, which might just inspire them to spend even more time outdoors!
If you’re searching for gift ideas for a child who loves nature and the outdoors — or for whom you want to foster a love of the outdoors — look no further! You’re sure to find a useful suggestion among our gift lists, designed to help get kids outside. Make it a gift that counts — one that encourages them to spend even more time outdoors.