The Perfect Gift for Outdoor Lovers

Gifts Outdoorsy People Will Love

One of the best parts of our job is inspiring people to get outside. We’re here to inspire your holiday gift shopping, too! Whether they’re an avid traveler, a weekend warrior, or a hardcore explorer, a Cairn collection is the perfect gift for any adventurer. But don’t take our word for it. Here are just a few of Cairn’s recently featured articles that will knock the Smartwools off of the outdoor lovers in your life.

“You love that outdoors man or woman in your life, and they love anything that helps them get outside more.” Amen to that. Pair your Cairn subscription with a Jetboil, Annual Pass, and Tentsile “portable treehouse” (also on this list) and you’ve got a winning combo.


Hydaway has been a popular item in our collections, and it’s easy to see why. Their collapsible bottles are perfect for frequent flyers and are included, along with Cairn, on their Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Avid Travelers.

The Distilled Man

There are a lot of subscription boxes to choose from, which is why we’re honored to be included in The Distilled Man’s round up of 50 best men’s subscription boxes--especially if we can contribute to their mission of helping guys “become better men.”


Self magazine’s right when they say “if your idea of an outdoor adventure is rooftop cocktails (no judgment), it can be tough to find the perfect camping or hiking present for friends and family members who are actually outdoorsy.” We’re happy to do all the work for you.

Gear Institute

“Who says you can't be fashionable and outdoorsy at the same time?” We’d have to agree. The Gear Institute has put together an impressive collection of products that the stylish, outdoorsy woman in your life will love.

You Did What With Your Wiener?

Self-proclaimed “gear junkie” and small dog lover Jessica Rhae says, “The problem with those of us who are avid outdoors people is that we usually have all the gear and gadgets we need for the sport of our choice. That makes buying a gift for us hard.” So she put together a list of unique gifts for the adventurous guy or gal who has everything.


Shape’s holiday gift guide for the “hiking, biking, camping, and Mother Nature–obsessed women in your life” is the perfect inspiration for your more adventurous female friends and family. Up your game by pairing a Cairn box with a Pendleton blanket, as shown in their suggestion.

Pit Stops for Kids

Their gear review hits the nail on the head: “Could I go out and buy these types of things for myself for $22/month? Maybe, but I wouldn’t know what to get. This, to me, is the point of subscription boxes like Cairn: it will introduce you to new products and cool stuff you didn’t know existed...It’s fun, it’s experiential, and it’s adventurous.”

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ICYMI: We were recently featured in Forbes’ article on the outdoor industry boom in Bend! We truly live in an amazing community.