Christmas stockings on the fireplace

Last-minute gifts for outdoor enthusiasts

We all know someone who just hates being indoors. But what do you get for the person who values experiences over the material things?

Whether they prefer relaxing breaks in nature or barrelling through forest trails on their mountain bike, we’ve put together a selection of some great last-minute gifts to help you treat the adventurer in your life this Christmas!

Forestry England Membership card on a wooden trunk

For the forest wanderers

Membership to a forest is the perfect gift for any walker, wanderer or nature lover. Give the gift of green space this year and support England's forests in the process.

A Forestry England Membership is a whole year of unforgettable days out. Members get free car parking at their chosen forest as well as impressive discounts with national and local partners.

For the long weekenders

Forest Holidays create authentic experiences in Britain’s amazing forests; connecting people, nature and local communities.

From romantic breaks for two and family holidays, to kayaking adventures they’ll never forget, a Forest Holidays getaway will have them feeling the magic of the forest from the moment they arrive.

Forest Holidays cabin in the forest on a sunny day
Forest Live stage surrounded by trees and showing a large crowd.
Photo credit: Lee Blanchflower

For the music lovers

Forest Live is a major outdoor live music series held every year by Forestry England. Top acts play to huge crowds in unique, natural woodland arenas around the country. With printable gift cards available, this one-off experience is the perfect last minute gift for any music enthusiast!

Headliners coming to Forest Live in 2021 include Madness, Keane and Rag’n’Bone Man.

For the whole family

Say 'stuff it' to stuff with a Go Ape gift experience. Go Ape is treetop fun for all the family and their gift cards start from just £10. 

Experiences include zip trekking, forest segways, axe throwing, nets adventure and lots more. 

Go Ape tree top adventure crossing
Children hugging tree

For the one who likes to give back

For many, Christmas is a time to give back to the community and share their support for a worthy cause.

In May 2020 a devastating fire struck Wareham Forest, wiping out critical habitats for wildlife. Help us to restore the damaged habitats and protect the forest against destructive fires by donating to our appeal on behalf of your loved one.

For the all-day adventurer

Whether they prefer cold water, hot tea or a cheeky chilled gin and tonic, the TempShield double wall vacuum insulation will keep liquids hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24 hours.

Perfect for the adventurer looking for refreshment on-the-go... or picnics in the park!

Hydro Flask drink bottle
Photo credit: Cotswold Outdoor
Muddy Puddles wellies and snow boots
Photo credit: Muddy Puddles

For little feet

Few things are more fun than splashing through puddles in your favourite pair of wellies.

Muddy Puddles design their wellies to handle even the wettest, muddiest of days with a reflective strip for high visibility on dark nights and winter walks.

For night owls

A reliable headtorch is a must for anyone venturing out after dark. The Black Diamond Spot 325 Headtorch is powerful enough for night-time expeditions and offers peripheral lighting for close-range activities like sorting gear, cooking, or reading in camp.

Black Diamond Spot 325 Headtorch
Photo credit: Cotswold Outdoor
Garmin eTrex 10  GPS
Photo credit: Cotswold Outdoor

For the geocacher

This handy little GPS unit is ideal for geocaching. Nothing will come between them and the great outdoors with up to 25 hours of battery life and a reliable GPS location, even in heavy cover and deep canyons.

For the one who loves being on the water

A changing robe will protect their modesty and keep them warm while changing out of wet gear on the beach, at the lake or in the forest car park!

Woman using Red Original changing robe
Photo credit: Red Original
Red Original Microfibre Towel
Photo credit: Red Original

For the light traveller

This lightweight microfibre towel absorbs up to 4 times its weight in water and packs down to a tiny size. It will go anywhere! The 80cm x 150cm size is great for adventures on the water or on rainy forest days out with the family.

For the all weathers cyclist

The Sealskinz waterproof cycle cap is designed to be worn under a helmet in wet weather. Made with a waterproof & breathable fabric to keep the wearer’s head dry with a stiff peak to keep the sun and rain out of their eyes.

SealSkinz waterproof cycle cap
Photo credit: Cycle Surgery
Book in forest

For the forestry enthusiast

Published to mark the centenary of the Forestry Commission, British Forests examines the organisation's unique history and its role in research and the promotion of tree planting in both cities and countryside.

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