Today, we’re taking a look at some of the best outdoor lifestyle gifts you can get your man: things he’s either always wanted, or never knew he needed, that he’ll really appreciate and thank you for every time he uses them!
First up, a great axe! Every man wants an axe, whether he says so or not. There’s no more manly tool than an axe, and nothing more primal that you can buy. He can chop firewood like a boss, and find a good place to hang it at home and inspire outlandish daydreams when he can’t be in the woods. Hults Bruk make the best axes out there right now, with Swedish steel and all-wood handles that look and feel as amazing as they swing. They’re actually a really reasonable buy, too!
Of course, he needs a good place to keep and carry all the great products you give him at holidays, so a pack is essential for any outdoorsy guy. Patagonia’s Black Hole series have the waterproof ruggedness that men really respect, and we’ve also gotten super positive man feedback on Mystery Ranch’s Big Mountain packs, which have a built in frame and space for a water pack, if that’s something he’ll use. Either way you go, a good pack is something he’ll never under appreciate.
Boots are in the same category if invaluable presents. Boots made for walking are hard to find these days, especially ones that make your man look good and are still practical. We’re loving Clark’s Padley Alp kicks, which are Gore Tex for waterproofing and have a really classy European leather look that’s rugged enough for American wilderness!
Every man thinks he’s some combination between Gordon Ramsay and Bear Grylls, so why not support his outdoor chef fantasy with a good skillet? Most skillets that are actually good to cook with don’t pack well for camping, but one really good exception is the Best Made Takedown skillet, which has a removable that makes it a cinch to get in a backpack.
Whether he uses an axe or a knife or a combination of the two, those cutting tools don’t work well if they’re not sharp! One of the best sharpeners you can get right now is made by Victorinox, aka Swiss army knife kings! It’s a pen-shaped double-featured sharpener that he can use on absolutely anything, and it fits in a tiny case that’s way more convenient than a big stone and oil set. It’s also super cheap, so you can wow him without shelling out! Definitely a great choice for a relatively new relationship that you want to build on and…sharpen!
Want to blow him out of the water? When it’s a big occasion, like an important anniversary or when you’re celebrating finally paying off the house, there are lots of chances to splurge on something big he’ll never forget, like an amazing kayak, or a camping trailer–not just any old trailer, though! High Camp Trailers are the ultimate in luxury camping experience without having anything that feels too pamper-y for your man. They’re rugged, classy, and totally loaded with everything he needs, like a bed, fan kitchen, and a dedicated ice box for drinks overlooking some craggy sunset. And yes, you’ll be able to fit in there with him just fine!