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41 Best Cheap Gifts For Nature Lovers: The Ultimate List

Shopping for a lover of wilderness, wildlife, and playing outside but feeling limited by a tight budget?

Our list of the best cheap gifts for nature lovers has tracked down some awesome ideas for outdoorsmen and women alike that are bound to be a hit without having to spend a fortune!

Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent

Our Review

Here’s a no-brainer gift idea for anyone who spends time in the outdoors that deals with pesky biting bugs. Sawyer Products’ 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent is an environmentally friendly, super effective alternative to DEET-based bug sprays that’s better for the health of both people and the planet.

This lotion is advertised as remaining effective for up to 14 hours against mosquitoes and ticks, and up to 8 hours against biting flies, chiggers, gnats, and sand flies. It’s odorless, applies evenly without feeling greasy, and is non-damaging when in contact with clothing, gear, sunglasses, firearm finishes, and watches.

Effective, non-damaging on all fronts, and affordable – no doubt a brilliant cheap gift for nature lovers that any outdoorsman or woman will be thrilled to receive!

Continue to read all of the Best Cheap Gifts for Nature Lovers written by Harry Spampinato here.


May 4, 2022

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My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!

Anna Hamrick


Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.

Pete Ortiz


The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).

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