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The Best Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms

Check out these unique gifts for hikers, campers, and other outdoor-loving moms
Whether she’s a hardcore outdoorswoman who climbs mountains and runs ultramarathons or the more chill type who spends her time in nature hiking, fishing, or trail running, outdoorsy moms can be tough to shop for. If you’ve got a nature-loving mom in your life, you may find yourself stumped for gift ideas, especially if you’re not an outdoor enthusiast yourself. So we’ve rounded up a gift list of the best backpacks, outdoor accessories, clothing and other outdoorsy gifts. Best of all, we've made sure to cover a wide range of prices so you’ll have plenty of options to fit your budget.

Scroll down to find the perfect gift for the outdoorsy mom on your shopping list.
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A Trail Hiking Backpack

Whether Mom likes solo hiking or taking the entire family along, backpacks from Columbia Sportswear are ready to hit the trail. Lightweight and rugged, our backpacks are primed for adventure. Mom will be able to carry everything she needs for a day on the trail with a stylish and comfortable pack.

For help picking out other backpacks, check out “How To Choose A Backpack.” If the kids will be joining mom’s hiking adventures, Columbia Sportswear can also help find the best backpacks for kids.
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Double-Wall Vacuum Bottle

Hydration is key to any outdoor pursuit, so giving Mom a double-wall steel water bottle she can take anywhere is another fantastic gift idea. Available in 18oz, 21oz, and 32oz sizes, these insulated screw-cap bottles keep cold drinks cool and hot drinks warm, allowing her to stay hydrated all day. And for those who prefer, it’s available in a BPA-free plastic version too.
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A Hooded Softshell Jacket

A softshell hooded jacket is the perfect gift for women who hike, trail run, camp, or participate in other outdoor activities. A water-repellent softshell will help Mom stay dry while also being comfortable and able to move. Many of our jackets feature zippered hand pockets to hold things like her phone, keys, and other items. We also have plus size softshell jackets.
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A Headlamp or Flashlight

A headlamp or compact flashlight are great gifts for hikers, campers, and other outdoorsy people. With a high-powered headlamp Mom can hike at dawn or dusk, get a campfire going, or read in her tent under the stars.
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Multi-Sport Shoes

Get Mom geared up with a pair of women's sneakers for a multisport shoe that Mom can wear hiking, trail running, jogging, or walking. Our footwear is also great as an around-town shoe for running errands or picking kids up at school. (For more help picking out shoes for hiking, check out Hiking Boots vs Hiking Shoes.)
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OutDry Extreme Mesh Shell Jacket

If you want to splurge and really spoil Mom, the OutDry Extreme (ODX) Mesh Shell Jacket is the way to do it. It’s one of the most lightweight and breathable mesh jackets available, offering an excellent blend of style and comfort. The ODX technology makes it fully waterproof while the mesh inner liner delivers softness and comfort.
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Hiking Shirts and Tops

If Mom is into hiking, Columbia offers a range of breathable womens's hiking shirts as another wonderful choice. From V-necks and tanks with stretchy lightweight fabric, to long sleeve and button-up shirts for added sun protection, we have the perfect shirt for however Mom hits the trail.
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Trekking Poles

We can all use a little help with balance on the trail here and there, and with trekking poles, gravity won’t stand a chance. The collapsible poles, which extend from 24" to 54", are made from high-strength materials and tipped with tough tungsten carbide.
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Women’s Hiking Shorts and Skorts

Lightweight, versatile hiking shorts and skorts are a fun way for Mom to hit the trail for a Mother’s Day hike or run around town in style. Our shorts and skorts feature a range of technologies to keep Mom comfortable. Form the water-repellant Omni-Shield fabric to Omni-Shade which provides UPF-50 sun protection. Our shorts are designed for that tough mother in your life.
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Tandem Trail™ 6L and 3L Lightweight Dry Sack Set

Whether she’s sitting on a boat or adventuring in the rain, our PFG dry sacks are the perfect gift for that Mom that loves the outdoors. These bags come in multiple sizes and will keep her valuables protected with water resistant taped construction, and roll-top buckle closures. These tough, resilient bags work well for fishing, camping, rafting, paddleboarding, and a variety of other water sports.
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A Windbreaker Jacket

A Columbia women's windbreaker is another great gift for an outdoorsy mom. Featuring fun retro styles or sleek functional color options the water resistant nylon fabric offers light protection from the elements, in town or on the trail.
Still stumped? Check out more of Columbia Sportswear’s women’s outdoor gear.