The weather is warming up and spring is here! With that, it’s time to get outdoors to celebrate the warmer months and, of course, the moms in our lives. Whether you’re taking your mom hiking, climbing, mountain biking or canoeing this Mother’s Day, we have some great gifts for your outdoorsy mom.
Celebrate Mother’s Day while also supporting women-led companies in the outdoor industry. We scoured the market to find gear and experiences designed by women for women that your adventurous mom will surely love and cherish for years to come.
The Perfect Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms
FROM INSIDE TO OUTSIDE:
Lava Linens’ Woven Wonders Hand Towels + Beach/Picnic Blankets
Lava Linens is a mother-daughter company offering beautifully hand-crafted, luxury adventure towels and beach blankets. Made with flax and hemp, they’re a higher-performing, more sustainable and more durable alternative to microfiber products.
Designed to be used and on display in both the home and the outdoors, they’re quickly becoming a favorite among outdoor enthusiasts.
Gift a couple of Lava Linens’ desertscape hemp/flax hand towels. At only 2.4oz, the hand towel is ultra-packable making it a fun addition to a weekend dopp kit. Whether spending a night under the stars, in an Airstream or at an adventure resort, your mom will be excited to have such a dependable, unique and high-performing hand towel by their side. $34
For an especially special gift, add the new Woven Wonders picnic/beach blanket. With the gorgeous desertscape pattern and nature-inspired colors, it will add ambiance to every space - from their in-home kitchen and bath to camp kitchens and picnics with friends. $180
At the intersection of adventure, sport, and creativity; HiHeyHello is a print magazine celebrating women’s outdoor culture. A new era of women are adventuring outside with a fresh attitude, new style, and the desire for increased inclusion and accessibility. No longer are women adhering to or tolerating outdated stereotypes of who they are and how they belong in the outdoors.
Content includes adventure stories, profiles, coverage of food, gear, art, environmental & social issues, and outdoor culture. And they cover outdoor experiences ranging from surfing to rock-climbing, snowboarding to bike-packing, mountaineering to backyard-hikes and everything in between.
In other words, they are a new voice for a new generation of outdoor women! Gift an annual subscription for $32.
Uncharted Outdoorswomen partners with local businesses to create a safe place for the fastest growing demographic in the outdoors: women. They are a dream team of women fighting historical barriers that exist in the outdoor space.
Uncharted Outdoorswomen’s goals are to build an inclusive community, build confidence, develop outdoor skills, and teach ethical habitat and wildlife use practices. Conservation is one of their highest priorities; having a good time lies just below that.
They employ experienced women who want to work in the outdoor industry. Some of their leaders have lived in the woods all of their lives, while others were bitten by the outdoor bug in their adult years. Regardless, they've all come together for the same reason: to share knowledge and enjoy the outdoors.
From fly fishing 101 to horseback riding to navigation courses and more, gift a memorable adventure. Prices vary.
Hikers Brew focuses on creating sustainable coffee that hikers, including outdoorsy moms, can be proud to take on their next adventure. Their mission is to promote sustainability within the outdoor and food packaging industries by offering ready-to-brew coffee in small multi-use and compostable packaging.
Fresh coffee anywhere and everywhere - how can that not be a good thing? Gift your mom’s favorite brew in a large Basecamp Bag or gift a variety of flavors with the six-pack of Venture Pouches. $13.99 - $25.99
Food tastes better when you prepare it in nature, and bambu Outdoor offers the only USDA certified organic kitchen tools to get the job done. Whether you’re looking for multi-purpose camping utensils or basic tools, theiroutdoor collection offers a selection of thoughtfully crafted items to help camp chef’s craft delicious meals under the open-sky.
Gift thoughtfully crafted bambu camping utensils and tools designed for cooking and eating in the great outdoors. $5 - $22
Newd Elements creates new from the old by diverting materials from going to the landfill and transcending them into modern, functional goods - providing sustainable alternatives to the everyday essentials in life.
Materials range from unwanted (or discontinued) designer deadstock, abandoned textiles from the community, reclaimed zippers, organic cotton thread, organic hemp webbing and more. Their goal is to use as many non-toxic, minimally-impactful materials as possible.
The Bucket Day daypack, made with reclaimed materials, is perfect for both errand-running and wandering in the great outdoors. Designed with a roll-top closure that doubles as a handle (to avoid the “backpack bump”) it is large enough to fit the essentials without being bulky. $165
Fernweh Food Company makes dehydrated, vegan and plant-based meals in compostable packaging as an eco-conscious alternative to the typical plastic-packaged trail meals. Made with real ingredients, Fernweh provides tasty meals for hungry-hikers and conscious eaters.
Meals that we can’t get enough of include the Morning Glory Bowl (maple coconut quinoa packed with apples, pineapple, carrots, cranberries, coconut, pecans and pumpkin seeds, spiced with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and vanilla) and Green Tamale Pie (a zesty mix of roasted poblano, green and red peppers, pinto beans, sweet corn, zucchini and mushrooms tossed in a tangy jalapeño tomatillo sauce, and topped with cornbread pieces).
Gift a set of meal pouches for your mom’s next adventure. $10.50+
Wave Tools Therapy designs essential tools for myofascial release, trigger points, scar tissue, soft tissue remodeling and athletic recovery. Designed by physical therapists and used by outdoor enthusiasts including trail-runners, rock climbers, tennis players and more, their recovery tools are a must-have for moms who aim to stay healthy and active.
Gift The Wave Tool, their ultimate soft tissue release tool. $49.99