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10 gifts for newlyweds who love the outdoors

June 11, 2021, 5:00 PM UTC
Wedding season is back.

Some newlyweds seek out honeymoons at a Caribbean resort. Others opt for a road trip through the American West or a surf trip to Costa Rica.

Hiking gear, camping gear, and beach gear all go hand in hand for outdoorsy couples who would rather spend the weekend biking than brunching.

For newlyweds who are always on the go, here are 10 perfect gifts to fit that alfresco lifestyle.

A double sleeping bag from L.L. Bean
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Double sleeping bag: It’s no surprise that newlyweds want to jump in bed together. Built for two, the double sleeping bag from L.L. Bean offers queen-size comfort, thanks to the supersoft lining and spacious design. It provides the perfect way for a couple to spend the night under the stars. For a classic wedding touch, monogram the carrying case, too. Suggested retail price: $199

The Vaquero chair by Chama
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Folding chairs: Whether the couple like to set up outdoors in a park, at the beach, or in their own backyard, Chama Vaquero chairs fit the mood. The wood-frame and canvas chairs are inspired by campaign chairs of the 20th century—sophisticated enough to be used by military officers in a formal setting but easy enough to fold up and carry to the next destination. Plus, the chairs come with a case and strap for a lightweight way to haul them around. Buy two to complete a set. SRP: $160

A portable champagne flute from BrüMate
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Portable Champagne flutes: For couples on the go, give this handy BrüMate flute for celebrations along the hiking trail. The triple-insulated container is shaped like a stemless champagne flute, offering newlyweds the look and feel of a bubbly beverage while taking it along for the adventure. BrüMate’s patented BevGuard technology keeps the fizz from going flat—we tested it—and keeps drinks chilled at the optimal sipping temperature for their favorite bottle of sparkling wine. SRP: $23

The Hopper BackFlip 24 soft cooler by Yeti
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Backpack cooler: Any outdoorsy couple will welcome a gift from Yeti, touted as the maker of the most durable coolers on the market. (Yeti’s closed-cell rubber foam keeps goods cooler much longer than the average soft cooler.) This backpack cooler may be the most versatile, too. Engineered specifically to be carried on the back, the cooler even distributes the weight for a comfortable journey, whether a trek in Utah or a stroll to the beach in the Hamptons. SRP: $299

The Original Puffy blanket in Sunset Fade, from Rumpl
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Outdoor blanket: Spending the evening under the stars sounds romantic until the nighttime chill sets in. Help the newlyweds cozy up with a Rumpl outdoor blanket. This colorful version combines sleeping bag materials with retro styling, and it all rolls up in a handy carrying case. The blanket is made from 100% recycled 30D ripstop polyester fabric that’s water-resistant, machine-washable, and surprisingly lightweight. Most important, when Rumpl says it’s environmentally conscious, it means something: Beyond being a member of 1% for the Planet and B Corp–certified, the company makes each blanket from discarded plastic bottles and has upcycled millions of bottles since 2019. SRP: $99

Kent picnic basket for two, from Scully & Scully
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Picnic basket: Fans of alfresco dining will adore this picnic basket for two. The classic double-lid willow basket features all the goods a pair will need for the perfect outdoor meal: eight-inch plates, handblown wineglasses, stainless steel flatware, fabric napkins, zipper-top cooler, cutting board, salt and pepper shakers, and a fleece blanket. Of course, there’s a corkscrew and corduroy wine duffel ready for that bottle of rosé, too. SRP: $265

The BlendJet 2 portable blender
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Portable blender: This lightweight and portable blender allows newlyweds to mix up smoothies (or more realistically, cocktails) wherever they go. The patented TurboJet technology powers through everything from leafy greens to ice (hello, frozen margarita), and the rechargeable battery is good for at least 15 cycles. If the couple enjoy getting out into nature with a few comforts of home, this makes a great wedding gift. SRP: $50

The Thousand Heritage Bike & Skate helmet
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Bike helmets: There are bicycle helmets, and then there are Thousand bike helmets. Inspired by motorcycle lids of the 1950s, these stylish cycling helmets may look retro, but the safety measures are all modern-day. Designed and certified to protect during accidents, the helmets feature a magnetic closure, vegan leather straps, and seven air vents, and they come in plenty of cool colors. Plus, the company offsets 110% of their carbon emissions. Buy a matching set for the lovebirds. SRP: $89

The Heimplanet Cave dome tent for two to three people
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Luxe tent: Plenty of campers have a selection of tents, but why not blow them away with one as a gift? They have likely heard of the Cave from Heimplanet, but may not have considered purchasing it for themselves. The inflatable tent is designed to withstand heavy rain and intense wind of up to 110 miles per hour with its geodesic frame, but also to pop up in mere minutes with a single air valve system. (Gone are the days of fiddling with tent poles.) Backpackers claim it has saved them in all sorts of weather, but it also looks striking on the top of a hill. SRP: $759

The GSI Outdoors Destination Kitchen 24-piece set
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Camp kitchen: For the couple who love to camp, this handy outdoor kitchen set for two elevates everyday gear. The compact 24-piece set in a ballistic nylon case holds such basics as flatware, cookware, a knife, and condiment bottles, all weighing less than two pounds. SRP: $55

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