Mother’s Day Gift Guide For The Outdoor-Minded Mom

Looking for the perfect gift for the outdoor Mom in your life

Gear Up
By Corey Hunt
Gear Up Ambassador

Temperatures are warming and flowers are blooming, signaling the beginning of spring, which means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Mothers can be hard to buy for, especially mothers that love the outdoors. If you need gift ideas for the outdoorsy mom in your life, keep reading the following gift guide for some ideas.

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Polarized sunglasses

If your mom loves to fish or hike outside, she needs good eye protection. Costa Del Mar sunglasses and Ray-Ban sunglasses are both popular brands among outdoors men and women that come in all shapes and sizes. Polarizing lenses reflect glare and absorb 100% of UV light. The copper-colored lenses pictured are good for fishing on cloudy days or on very clear water.

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Groove Life ring

Silicone rings are becoming popular, especially among the outdoor community. They offer breathability while still being made of medical-grade-quality materials that can take a beating! I like the peace of mind of not losing my wedding band while we are adventuring in the great outdoors and wearing a material that won’t cause me to lose a finger. For more information, visit groovelife.com.

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Fishe Wear products

If your mom likes to fish, this is a must-visit site. This company carries everything from tote bags to wading belts and tights, all in vibrant fish patterns. Their newest collection is called “HaliBorealis” and features a halibut pattern of purples and greens. I have fished in their “Troutrageous Rainbow” tights for over six years without wearing them out. For more information, visit fishewear.com.

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Women’s Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie

Speaking of materials that don’t wear out, next in line is AFTCO’s Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie. If your mom enjoys the outdoors, protect her skin and head with this lightweight shirt. This shirt is made with a quick-dry and moisture-wicking material that will keep her cool, even on hot sunny days. The Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie comes in purple, several shades of blue, white and pink.

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Garmin Instinct Watch

Smartwatches have come a long way in the last several years, and with their line of Instinct Watches, Garmin has added multiple global navigation satellite systems to their smartwatch, meaning mom can now hike, bike or ski with GPS navigation and even keep track of elevation gain/loss with their built-in altimeter. Garmin has also installed a barometer to monitor weather, a compass and a feature that will route you back on the same trail you just hiked.

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Planet Bike Headlight

For the cycling moms, make sure she stays safe and can easily see with the rechargeable Planet Bike Headlight. This light has three LED safety light modes and 270 degrees of visibility for riding at any time of day. The light is lightweight, compact and easy to mount to any bike.

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Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Pad

For moms that like to camp, consider the Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Pad for a great night’s sleep. These sleeping pads pack down smaller than a paper towel roll and are lightweight enough for a backpacking trip. The newer models are also self-inflating for an easier time setting up in camp. To view their entire line, visit backcountry.com.

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Chaco Z/2

These sandals are great for river or camping adventures and feature adjustable straps and a footbed that will keep your foot from sliding once it is wet. The Chaco Z/2s also have an additional strap over the first toe, which makes the foot feel more secure and allows for even less sliding than the Z/1. These are great for summer fishing or even just a comfortable sandal to wear anytime. Visit chacos.com for more information and to see available colors.

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Polarized sunglasses

If your mom loves to fish or hike outside, she needs good eye protection. Costa Del Mar sunglasses and Ray-Ban sunglasses are both popular brands among outdoors men and women that come in all shapes and sizes. Polarizing lenses reflect glare and absorb 100% of UV light. The copper-colored lenses pictured are good for fishing on cloudy days or on very clear water.

Groove Life ring

Silicone rings are becoming popular, especially among the outdoor community. They offer breathability while still being made of medical-grade-quality materials that can take a beating! I like the peace of mind of not losing my wedding band while we are adventuring in the great outdoors and wearing a material that won’t cause me to lose a finger. For more information, visit groovelife.com.

Fishe Wear products

If your mom likes to fish, this is a must-visit site. This company carries everything from tote bags to wading belts and tights, all in vibrant fish patterns. Their newest collection is called “HaliBorealis” and features a halibut pattern of purples and greens. I have fished in their “Troutrageous Rainbow” tights for over six years without wearing them out. For more information, visit fishewear.com.

Women’s Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie

Speaking of materials that don’t wear out, next in line is AFTCO’s Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie. If your mom enjoys the outdoors, protect her skin and head with this lightweight shirt. This shirt is made with a quick-dry and moisture-wicking material that will keep her cool, even on hot sunny days. The Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie comes in purple, several shades of blue, white and pink.

Garmin Instinct Watch

Smartwatches have come a long way in the last several years, and with their line of Instinct Watches, Garmin has added multiple global navigation satellite systems to their smartwatch, meaning mom can now hike, bike or ski with GPS navigation and even keep track of elevation gain/loss with their built-in altimeter. Garmin has also installed a barometer to monitor weather, a compass and a feature that will route you back on the same trail you just hiked.

Planet Bike Headlight

For the cycling moms, make sure she stays safe and can easily see with the rechargeable Planet Bike Headlight. This light has three LED safety light modes and 270 degrees of visibility for riding at any time of day. The light is lightweight, compact and easy to mount to any bike.

Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Pad

For moms that like to camp, consider the Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Pad for a great night’s sleep. These sleeping pads pack down smaller than a paper towel roll and are lightweight enough for a backpacking trip. The newer models are also self-inflating for an easier time setting up in camp. To view their entire line, visit backcountry.com.

Chaco Z/2

These sandals are great for river or camping adventures and feature adjustable straps and a footbed that will keep your foot from sliding once it is wet. The Chaco Z/2s also have an additional strap over the first toe, which makes the foot feel more secure and allows for even less sliding than the Z/1. These are great for summer fishing or even just a comfortable sandal to wear anytime. Visit chacos.com for more information and to see available colors.

Outdoorsy moms love adventure and also appreciate products made just for women. If you are lacking ideas for Mother’s Day, follow the links for product ideas and to encourage your mom’s love of the great outdoors.

 

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