The holidays are once again upon us so I thought I would share all of our favourite gear, experiences, toys, and gifts for the outdoorsy kids in your life. These gifts are for the kids who love to be outdoors, who love to connect with nature, and who love to use their imaginations. As parents of one such child, we put a lot of thought in what we bring into our home. We want all of the things she interacts with to encourage imaginative play, to have multiple uses, and to facilitate her outdoor explorations. The following is a collection of the best gifts for outdoorsy toddlers at each age, enjoy!
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Best Gifts for an Outdoorsy 1-year Old
WeeWoollies base layer. This is the base layer we have used for all our outdoor endeavours. They are in investment but so worth it in my opinion.
Morrisson Outdoors Sleeping Bag. This has been a game changer for camping and backpacking with our baby. It would be a great gift for an outdoorsy family! Use code domcarson10 for 10% off.
Patagonia Fleece. I recommend this to everyone. Our daughter wore this 6-12 month size for over 2 years.
Play Couch. A wonderful source of play and entertainment on those really cold days when you can’t go outside.
Balance Bike. This was the first bike we got for our girl. It’s light, has an adjustable seat and was great for her first bike.
Osprey Child Carrier. As babies grow out of being front carried, a backpack style carrier is a perfect next step to keep getting out on the trails.
Lovevery Subscription. We love these boxes that contain age-based toys to encourage play and development. These were the only true “toys” that we ever got for our daughter for her first 3 years.
Water Table. An endless source of fun once the weather gets nicer outside.
Gardening Gear. Nothing more fun than digging outside and encouraging kids to get dirty.
Rain Suit. These Jan and Jul rain suits come both unlined and fleece-lined. They’re perfect for adventurous kids.
Bird Feeder. Our daughter’s day home has this and the kids LOVE watching all the different the birds come.
Nature Books. We loved these Backpack Explorer books. They’re a must for any young outdoor explorer.
Passes to a local activity. These could be science centre passes, zoo passes, or anything local that would be fun.
Sled. We spend hours and hours sledding in the winter. Pulling our daughter around local nature trails or even just down the street. This was one of our favourite things she ever got as a gift from our family.
Toddler Tower. It’s important for us to include our daughter in whatever we are doing and we have used our toddler tower every single day for the last 2 years. It’s up at the counter and she helps us cook, bake, and eats at the island while she stands in it. It’s a must.
Camp Chair. We have a couple different kid camp chairs and our daughter loves them for camping and adventuring.
Baby or Stuffy. Our daughter loves her little baby doll and we noticed that around 1, she started to really take care of it and do things with it.
Winter Boots. We love Stonz winter boots. Use code DOMC for 10% off Stonz.com
Aurora Heat reusable kid hand warmers. These are a much more sustainable and safer option than the disposable or electronic hand warmers out there. You can use code DOMCARSON at checkout to save 10% on your order.
Hopefully this gave you some ideas for the baby or toddler in your life for this holiday season! Happy Holidays!
We want to inspire other families to get outside while keeping in mind that not every adventure has to be an epic trip. Sometimes, the best days spent outside are the most simple days - a picnic, a meander around the backyard or a local path, the options are endless. We just want to help you start living your best life, doing the things that bring you and your family joy.