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10 Best Gifts for Active, Outdoorsy Families

If you know a family who takes advantage of the outdoors — whether it’s on family bike rides, regular camping trips, or just outdoor activities — here are suitable gifts for the entire family:


  • Mountain Boy Grasshopper Sled/Wagon, $179.99 1 of 10
    Mountain Boy Grasshopper Sled/Wagon, $179.99
    For kids who love all sorts of outdoor weather, this converts from a wagon (in the warmer months) to a sled (in the winter months).
    Buy from Amazon.
  • Kelty Kids Child Carriers, $109.95 – $249.95 2 of 10
    Kelty Kids Child Carriers, $109.95 - $249.95
    Named one of our Babble Best Baby Carriers, this baby backpack is perfect for hiking/outdoor enthusiasts.
    Buy from Kelty.
  • Suunto Core Alpine Edition Watch, $349 3 of 10
    Suunto Core Alpine Edition Watch, $349
    The ultimate of outdoor watches, this one has a barometer, compass, altimeter, digital thermometer, depth meter, and a storm alert. There's also a timer, stopwatch, and a sunrise/sunset notification. To top it off, it's waterproof up to 32.8 feet.
    Buy from Eddie Bauer.
  • MOTOACTV, $299.99 4 of 10
    MOTOACTV, $299.99
    For the runner in your life, this GPS-capable device will track running, walking and cycling, as well as be their "smart" music player. Why is it smart? Because it tracks which songs motivate you the best. And for those who train hard, it's waterproof/rain resistant and scratch resistant.
    Buy from Motorola.
  • Zippo Hand Warmer, $13.23 5 of 10
    Zippo Hand Warmer, $13.23
    If the family frequently camps or does outdoor winter sports, this will keep hands nice and toasty on the go.
    Buy from Amazon.
  • Nikon COOLPIX Waterproof Camera with GPS and Full HD Video, $279 6 of 10
    Nikon COOLPIX Waterproof Camera with GPS and Full HD Video, $279
    Waterproof (up to 33 ft.), shock-proof (dropped from 5 ft.), and freeze-proof (operating down to 14 degrees F) — this camera is made for the outdoor family. There's even built-in GPS and an e-Compass, as well as Full HD (1080p) movie with stereo sound.
    Buy from Amazon.
  • Breukelen Women’s Bike, $798 7 of 10
    Breukelen Women's Bike, $798
    Not exactly for the triathlon athlete, but this Breukelen bike (entirely handmade by Bowery Lane Bicycles in NYC) is just about the most adorable bike ever. Although it's only one gear (you've been warned!), it comes with a reclaimed wooden crate, sustainable cork handles, and a classic brass bell.
    Buy from Anthropologie.
  • Tykerider Early Rider, $160 – $200 8 of 10
    Tykerider Early Rider, $160 - $200
    For the beginning biker, this is the baddest, raddest balance bike for the warmer months.
    Read more in our Holiday Gift Guide.
  • YBike Kicker, $94.99 9 of 10
    YBike Kicker, $94.99
    Now even toddlers can keep up with the family. The new-ish YBike Kicker is safely built for kids between 2 and 5 years old.
    Buy from YBike.
  • ElliptoGo, $1,799 – $3,499 10 of 10
    ElliptoGo, $1,799 - $3,499
    For a fitness fanatic, this is the newest, most innovative outdoor gear — designed to be a low-impact, full-body workout that combines a bike, scooter and elliptical in one. It's not cheap, but it's certainly cool.
    Read more in our Holiday Gift Guide.

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