Top 10 unexpected gifts for getting outdoors!

These outdoor Christmas gift ideas are affordable, multi-functional, something they’ll never expect – or all three!

From solo sports to camping gear, water activities to adrenaline seekers – this top 10 list of trending Christmas present ideas will impress the nature-lover, outdoor-obsessed, or active adventurer in your life.

A pop-up beach tent is perfect for a hot girl summer!

1. Pop-up beach tent

A must-have for a hot summer at the beach! Not only does a pop-up beach tent provide shade from the scorching sun, but it also offers a cozy spot for them to relax and unwind.

With its easy setup and compact design, this gift is perfect for beachgoers who want to escape the heat and enjoy some quality time by the shore.

A practical and thoughtful gift for anyone who enjoys spending time at the beach during the summer.

An awesome Christmas gift idea that will help your fitness minded friend stay in shape.

2. 2-in-1 ab roller and kettlebell

A workout with a view? Yes please! Perfect for using on the deck, in the driveway or training at the local park – endorphins from being outsite and working out is a win-win.

The 2-in-1 ab roller and kettlebell is a cross-functional training tool – it’s a kettlebell and abdominal roller in one. To transform between modes, they simply fold the handles in and out.

It’s compact, it’s portable, and it’s definitely going to add more variety and challenge to their next sweat sesh. There’s no way they’ll expect this gift under the Christmas tree!

Bring those tunes with you wherever you go.

3. JBL Clip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Don’t be fooled by its size! Despite the fact the JBL Clip 4 can fit in the palm of your hand – it’s waterproof, dustproof, and delivers epic sound

Crucially, this micro speaker features a carabiner which has been cleverly designed into the speaker itself so that it’s sturdy and simple to clip and unclip with one hand while you’re on the go.

The JBL Clip 4 is the ultimate accessory for cyclists, and with up to 10 hours of charge time, mountain bikers, hikers – even paddle boarders – will love that this rugged little device can keep up with their ambitious adventures.

Convenient comfort, on the go.

4. Air sofa

Not all outdoorsy types are adventurous, and an air sofa is the perfect Christmas gift to recognise that!

Air sofas will make any camping set-up or outdoor excursion that much more comfortable and relaxing. To inflate, you simply open the mouth of the lounger and jog a few steps to collect some air before trapping it inside.

For the friend who loves the great outdoors at night, may we suggest an LED light air sofa?! Alternatively, these camping hammocks feature a net – perfect for reading, sleeping and soaking up everything nature has to offer (but not the bugs).

Keep in contact with your pals on that convoy roadie.

5. Walkie talkies

“Go ahead. What’s your 20? 10-9… Roger that.”

Yep – that’s the sound of your giftee getting into character, thanks to these Zuvio walkie-talkies. They boast a 3km range and will make 4WDriving, fishing or any outdoor adventure with mates infinitely more fun.

We can smell the sausies from here.

6. Gasmate

No matter what kind of cooker they’re currently using, if it’s not the Gasmate, they need this upgrade in their life. This double burner gas cooker ignites as easily as an at-home stove, the wind shields completely revolutionise the outdoor cooking experience and the flame is easy to adjust exactly to your liking.

The cooking trivet pops out to fit securely underneath for a slim profile when travelling too. It’s easy to clean, lightweight and just a genuinely brilliant cooker.

Cornhole is a great way to prove to dads that no, they can't do everything.

7. Cornhole

Bring the fun and excitement of cornhole to your next outdoor gathering with Cornhole! This portable game is easy to set up and provides hours of entertainment for both tamariki (kids) and adults.

Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or heading to the park or beach for a picnic, a cornhole set is sure to be a hit.

All vibes and no bites, say goodbye 😘✌️ to yucky bugs!

8. Mosquito lamp

This is an absolute must-have for anyone who loves time outdoors, but HATES bugs. We all know someone.

Say goodbye to those tiny flying vampires with an electric mosquito lamp. This snazzy device not only keeps the yucky insects under control but also adds ✨v i b e s✨ to any outdoor gathering. And no stinky chemicals!

Make sure you get one with a decent battery, so it can keep you safe well into the night's festivities.

Who said you can’t take your phone on the paddleboard?

9. Waterproof phone pouch

If they love a solo kayak or boating mish, put your mind at ease with a waterproof pouch for their cellphone.

These universal drybags have a cool snap-and-lock function, a clear window on both sides and they’re touch-screen friendly – meaning they can take photos, call and text while they’re out there doing their favourite thing.

Camp in style and comfort with this inflatable neck pillow.

10. Nemo Fillo Inflatable Pillow

The Nemo Fillo Inflatable Pillow will make their next weekend road trip, bikepacking adventures or overnight tramp that much more comfortable. The Fillo Elite and Fillo Elite Luxury are so well reviewed that we expect these to be a popular Christmas gift idea – the stock won’t stick around!

What makes the Fillo stand apart from other travel pillows is that it’s cleverly designed with luxury in mind. The makers incorporated recycled insulation, beam-baffled air cells and an ultra soft jersey cover to provide cushiony, luxurious support – without being balloon-like or too full of air.

So snap up this near-perfect pillow before it sells out and make your partner, teen or trek-loving bestie a happy/very comfortable camper.

Whether they like to cycle, camp, snorkel or surf – use this gift guide to enhance the time they spend outside with an awesome and unexpected pressie this Christmas.

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