Puffin Beverage Jacket

These beverage koozies are great for tailgating, outdoor gatherings, and car camping because they keep cans and bottles cold—and your hands warm. There is a hilarious selection of different styles, like flannel jackets, life vests, and winter parkas. -Frances Crouter, Senior Content Manager,

To Buy: $13;

Read: Champions of the Tailgate: How the South Tackles the Tradition Better Than Anywhere Else


YETI Hopper Soft Cooler

Yeti is a go-to for many people already, but their new soft coolers are handy and more portable than their classic hard-sided products. From picnics to camping or backyard social-distance gatherings, I can't recommend one of these enough. -Megan Soll, Ecommerce Editor,
Food & Wine

To Buy: $250;

Read: How to Pack a Cooler the Right Way

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Duracell Optimum AA 12 Pack

Help your nature lover gear up for their next big adventure with a fresh pack of Duracell batteries. This stocking stuffer provides optimal performance to tools like flashlights, lanterns, handheld GPS devices, and more.

To Buy: $12.78;


Black Diamond Astro 250 Headlamp

If you’ve ever been in the woods, in the middle of the night, with a child who needs to go to the bathroom now—but is terrified of the dark so won’t leave the tent unless there’s a powerful light source guiding the way—you know the value of a no-fail headlamp. This one has lit up the outdoors for my dark-adverse kids (and the rest of my family) during every camping trip. It’s the first thing I pack! -Heather Morgan Shott, Senior Director Content Strategy (Home),
Better Homes & Gardens, Real Simple, Southern Living, Martha Stewart

To Buy: $20,


Rustic Retreats at Big Cedar Lodge

My family and I are all about giving experiential gifts. Rather than buying a set of golf clubs or a blow-up canoe, why not go a step further and gift a trip of a lifetime? For the outdoor lovers, it doesn't get any better than Big Cedar Lodge in the Ozarks (which, by the way, was founded by the owner of Bass Pro Shops, Johnny Morris). Give the gift of a week-long stay in a stunning log cabin, with a boating excursion already booked, and your outdoor-loving family will love it. -Maya Kachroo-Levine, Contributing Digital Editor,
Travel + Leisure

To Buy: gift cards available for $25-$1,000;

Read: Your Guide to Stress-Free Family Travel


Hydro Flask Trail Series

I'm a die-hard Hydro Flask fan, and have had a few of my bottles for several years, but this new Trail Series version is the best one of all—with an ultra-light feel, a wide mouth that's easy for adding ice and cleaning, and a slim enough design to fit in standard cup holders, I've taken it everywhere. I use it constantly, have even dropped it on concrete, and it's never leaked, cracked, or rusted once. -Megan Soll, Ecommerce Editor,
Food & Wine

To Buy: $50;

Read: What's the Deal With Performance Water?


Kelty Low Loveseat

Our friends introduced my husband and I to this comfy-chair-for-two on a recent camping trip and once we got home, we immediately bought one for ourselves! It sits like a beach chair—meaning it's lower to the ground, so you can really sink into it and kick your legs out—plus, I just love that it's a loveseat. It makes it much easier (and more comfortable) to snuggle up together next to the fire. -Victoria Seaver, Senior Digital Editor,

To Buy: $110;

Read: 12 Once-in-a-Lifetime Camp Sites


Teva Hurricane XLT2

I'm so happy Tevas are trendy again because, wow, these sandals are so useful for all my outdoor adventures, and they're cute enough to Instagram, too. I've worn them to traverse rocky beaches, trek through rivers, hike through the jungle, and even as the perfect waterproof city shoe during downpours. I can strap them onto my backpack for easy packing and rinse them quickly in the sink or shower to clean. My only regret is that I didn't buy them sooner. -Lauren Mazzo, Digital Editor,

To Buy: $70;

Read: The Most Instagrammed Beaches in the World


LuminAID PackLite Titan 2-in-1 Power Lantern

These inflatable solar powered lanterns are lightweight and easy to pack, which makes them perfect for camping and other nighttime outdoor activities. We used them on vacation last week to add mood lighting to an outdoor dinner and the kids loved them. There are different color light settings and you can even use it to charge your phone. -Penelope Wall, Digital Director,

To Buy: $75;

Read: This Packable Solar-Powered Lantern is a Must-Have for Camping


Burton Lynx Hood

Soft, fuzzy, and super cozy, this hood is a must-have to keep you warm during frigid winters. I have several and never go out in the cold without one. It comes in two sizes, and the XL is big enough to fit over a helmet, which is great for snowboarders and skiers. -Penelope Wall, Digital Director,

To Buy: $35;

Read: The Best Family-Friendly Ski Resorts


BioLite Fire Pit+

The Biolite Fire Pit is an absolute hit on every single one of my camping trips. It packs up cleanly, is easy to carry, comes with a hibachi-style grill for cooking, and thanks to the brand's airflow technology, can also be smokeless—and it can charge your phone, too! It's not only a great way to stay warm and cook your food, but is also an instant conversation starter with your fellow campers. Just make sure to bring extra marshmallows for roasting with all your new friends. -Stacey Leasca, Contributor
, Travel + Leisure

To Buy: $250;

Read: The History of S'mores: Ancient Greeks, Girl Scouts, and One Very Puritanical Minister


The North Face Thermoball Traction Booties

These covetable puffers are perfect to slip-on and go even in the coldest climates. They will keep feet toasty whether you're starting a morning campfire, walking the dog, or doing a quick coffee run. -Mary Anderson, Deputy Editor,

To Buy: $65;

Read: Best Places to Travel to This Winter


Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody

This is my favorite minimalist heat-keeping layer—it’s ultra lightweight and warm even if it gets wet. The fabric is soft, but, more importantly, smooth so it can slide into or on top of additional layers with ease. -Olivia Barr, Digital Photo Manager,
Real Simple

To Buy: $259;

Read: The Best Outdoor Workouts to Mix Up Your Routine


Gathre Maxi Mat

I live in San Francisco and because of the fog the grass at the park (and the sand at the beach) is often wet, which makes our picnic blankets wet—not fun. When I saw these chic Gathre mats on Instagram I bought one on a whim and I do not regret it one bit. It’s sturdy, waterproof, and the maxi size fits my whole family plus all our stuff! -Cris Pearlstein, Freelance Digital Editor,
Real Simple

To Buy: $145;

Read: How to Pack the Perfect Family Picnic