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15 Gifts for the Outdoorsy Mom

Mother's Day is May 13. Are you ready?

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It’s impossible to express the amount of gratitude your mom deserves, but a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift is a good start, especially one that helps her get outside.

Prana Henna Eco Yoga Mat ($50)


Give your mom the gift of Zen with this ultracushiony yoga mat. Made from closed-cell foam in a nontoxic manufacturing process, it’s five millimeters thick and sticky enough to prevent downward-dog slippage.

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Ridge Merino Natural Pullover ($80)

(Ridge Merino)

Dare we say the perfect midlayer? This pullover from Ridge Merino is silky to the touch, thanks to the beautiful blend of merino and Tencel. It hangs lower than traditional hoodies, making it perfect to layer over leggings.

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Uzumati Ceramics High Sierra Camp Candle ($55)

(Uzumati Ceramics)

Want to give Mom something handmade but don’t have time to do the dirty work yourself? No judgments here. This hand-thrown candle from Uzumati Ceramics should do the trick. We like its notes of whiskey, campfire, and leather.

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Arc’teryx Atom LT Hooded Jacket ($260)


An invaluable layer in the outdoors, the Atom hooded jacket is a favorite around the Outside offices. Synthetic insulation keeps you warm even when you get wet. The side panels are made from open-weave fleece to release body heat.

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Yeti Rambler Bottle ($30)


One of our favorite coffee vessels, the stainless-steel Rambler is lined with copper for an added insulation boost. The bottle’s opening is ergonomically designed to fit over your nose as you drink.

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Ursa Major Traveler’s Skin Care Kit ($40)

(Ursa Major)

For the mom on go, this kit has everything she needs to stay fresh on the trail or during a weekend adventure. Included is Ursa Major’s face wash, face balm, face tonic, and face wipes. The company’s products are all made from natural ingredients and don’t contain harmful chemicals like petrochemicals, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, or silicones.

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Maui Jim Koko Head Polarized Sunglasses ($230)

(Maui Jim)

Maui Jim is known for making high-quality sunglasses you won’t want to lose, but it’s hard to make the investment with your own dollar. Buy Mom something she wouldn’t buy herself, like these Koko sunglasses. The polarized glass lenses are 20 percent thinner and lighter than traditional ones.

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Patagonia Lightweight Travel Tote ($80)


Perfect for the office and gym, this lightweight tote from Patagonia won’t weigh your mom down. It can be used as a tote or backpack and keeps everything safe with a top zipper. The front panel has an additional zippered pocket, and the side is graced with a stretchy water bottle pocket.

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Rumpl Puffy Throw Blanket ($100)


Made of synthetic insulation and a Pertex shell, the Rumpl blanket packs the heat in a small, compact package. It’s perfect for hanging around a campfire or watching a movie on the couch.

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Chaco Mega Z Cloud Sandal ($115)


Help Mom get a killer Chaco tan this summer with these Mega Z Cloud sandals. The straps are thicker than traditional Chacos and feature the extra-comfy Luvseat midsole to help relieve pressure.

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The North Face Mountain Sweatshirt ($150)

(The North Face)

Perfect for chilly nights around the campfire, the Mountain sweatshirt stitches together three different insulating layers for a comfortable fit. The face fabric is treated with DWR to resist water and stains.

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Patagonia Happy Hike Skort ($60)


This skort has extra-stretchy and supportive undershorts, so it’s less restrictive and more comfortable than traditional hiking shorts. The fabric is abrasion-resistant and treated with an antimicrobial layer to resist odors.

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REI Women’s Adventures Trip ($700)

(REI Adventures)

If Mom is less about stuff and more about experiences, treat her to an all-women REI Adventures trip (starting at $700). You can send your mom on an all-inclusive trip to the Pacific Crest Trail, Grand Canyon, or even Machu Picchu.

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Fitbit Versa Smartwatch ($200)


This smartwatch is water-resistant, has a wrist-based heart rate monitor, and receives texts and calls right on the watch. The battery lasts over four days and has more than 15 modes for tracking various types of exercise.

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Coyuchi Waffle Robe ($100)


Every mom deserves a little pampering on Mother’s Day. Start her day off right with this ultrasoft waffle robe that’s hand-woven in Turkey from organic cotton and has two pockets in front to hold small items.

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