Mother’s Day is just around the corner—but back away from those scented candles! We’ve got a great roundup of outdoor Mother’s Day gifts for the moms who would rather be hiking, camping, fishing, gardening, or simply relaxing in the backyard. Get her something she’ll love—after all, she did raise you to be thoughtful.
Check out our gift ideas for outdoorsy moms below.
1. An Outdoor Rocker
For the woman who rocks, what better gift than an outdoor rocker? It’s no wonder that we think rockers make the best gifts for outdoorsy moms—we built them to be ultra-relaxing, and if there’s one thing mom deserves, it’s a day of relaxation.
With supportive arm rests, a generously sized seat, and smooth rocking motion, the RoadTrip Rocker™ is a popular choice. This 12-lb. chair is easy to transport to picnics, firework displays, and camping trips; the included carrying bag with shoulder strap makes it even more convenient.
For a slightly lower seat, check out our Kickback Rocker™. At only 10.6 lbs, this is our lightest rocker yet—but still offers the big comfort of our larger chairs! The compact design makes it perfect for busy moms to keep stashed in the trunk, especially with the season of barbecues and outdoor gatherings ahead.
2. Stylish Sun Protection
For all the times that mom reminded you to wear sunscreen, show her that you’re looking out for her, too. A pair of glare-reducing polarized sunglasses is a great choice—we like the Nike Revere Sunglasses (Dick’s), available in both gray and pink.
Or consider a sun hat: the Sunday Afternoons Sol Seeker Hat (REI) is a perfect combination of function and fashion—the UPF 50+ fabric is breathable and comfortable while providing protection from the sun’s rays.
3. An Insulated Tumbler
An insulated tumbler can keep mom’s drinks hot or cold for hours, so it’s perfect for hiking and camping as well as long drives and busy days. Our pick is the Orca Chaser (Orca Coolers), available in a variety of cute colors and patterns. Its stainless steel construction is durable and easy to clean without being overly bulky.
4. Wine Glass Stakes
From the backyard to the beach to the bonfire, wine-loving moms everywhere understand the struggle of keeping your glass safely by your side when outdoors. The solution: these stakes which simply push into the ground wherever she’d like to place her glass. We love the fun, bright colors of this set of 4 from Lowe’s.
5. A Hold-It-All Tote Bag
Whatever mom’s weekend plans may be, you know one thing’s for sure: she’ll have a lot to bring. Give her a helping hand with an oversized tote bag that can hold it all, from her “just in case” sweater to her favorite camping snacks. The L.L. Bean Waxed-Canvas Tote Bag, available in two sizes, is an excellent choice for its rugged, weather-resistant material.
6. On-the-Go Entertainment
Whether mom is crisscrossing the country in an RV or relaxing in the backyard, having a deck of cards stashed nearby is essential. We love the Minimalist National Park Playing Cards from the Parks Project, which helps protect and preserve America’s parks. (For bonus points, pair the playing cards with a Parks Project tee featuring mom’s favorite national park!)
7. Camping Coffee Maker
A great cup of coffee is the foundation for a great day—and a coffee pot that gets the job done quickly and easily is worth its weight in gold. The STANLEY Boil & Brew French Press Coffee Maker (Target) is an all-in-one design (fewer dishes!) that’s perfect for camping as well as at home. Plus, its sturdy stainless steel construction is a definite upgrade from the traditional glass French press.