Gifts for outdoorsy kids. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Kids don’t need stuff in order to spend time outdoors.
But… 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 and birthdays. 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?
I’ve gathered together a few curated lists of gift ideas for the kid who loves nature and the outdoors. The 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!
GIFTS FOR OUTDOORSY KIDS (toy and non-toy)
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 listed might just inspire them to spend even more time outside!
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.
Gifts for Outdoorsy Teens
Of course they don’t need things for outside time… but sometimes teenagers can do with an extra spark of inspiration!
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!
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!
BOOKS FOR OUTDOORSY KIDS
BOOKS: 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
I’ve chosen a few non-fiction books 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 fictional adventure and 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.