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25 Gifts Under $25


We think gifts don’t need to be expensive to make a big difference in an outdoor person’s life.

In fact, we find small, inexpensive, strategically-designed gear so important, we dedicated a full story to all the little things that can make your outdoor trip feel 100% better.

Whether that means giving a specially-designed spoon that keeps hands clean when digging in a freeze-dried meal pouch or socks that don’t bunch or cause blisters, your thoughtful gift can create beauty and happiness in an outdoor person’s life.

These 25 gift ideas under $25 are designed to be standalone gifts that are so fully-complete, no one will realize you were on a budget. These gifts won’t fit in a stocking but will be well-loved. They’re based on the simple belief that the fewer gear-related problems, the more energy a person has to focus on nature, taking care of their body, and having fun.

The 25 gifts are the outdoorsy it ems that we’re giving to loved ones (even the not super outdoorsy ones) or that we hope to receive this year. Have fun! May the creative gift-giving begin here.


May 6, 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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