A woman wearing a burgundy scarf, yellow and blue plaid shirt, grey vest, jeans and dark boots is crouched down outdoors with a body of water and mountains in the distance. Her hand is holding the hand of a young child wearing a yellow vest, white shirt with blue and pink flowers, grey toque, jeans and hiking boots, making eye contact with her.

Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

May is officially upon us and here in Canada and the United States, Mother’s Day is just a week away. If you’re still shopping for that perfect Mother’s Day gift, time is running out! For those that are searching for ideas and inspiration, I have you covered… Here’s a list of fun Mother’s Day gifts for outdoor lovers that can be purchased last minute on Amazon.

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Mother’s Day is a special time each year for us to take a step back and look at all the mothers and mother figures in our lives. This includes not only biological mothers, but also the adopted mothers, grandmothers, aunts, pet mothers, foster mothers, and more.

I encourage each of you as you read this to take a moment and reflect on the many women that have inspired you, encouraged you and shown you love throughout your journey.

While gifts are certainly NOT a necessity, a simple card or phone call can mean a lot, many of us are on the search each year for something special to express our love and appreciation.

This year, however, has presented us with some unique challenges. Namely (here in Ontario), the current lockdown preventing us from visiting our favourite stores and retail outlets.

Luckily, there are still some GREAT options to pick up that perfect gift!

Before we get into my online recommendations, I want to start by stressing that I am a HUGE supporter of shopping locally whenever possible.

There are many GREAT small businesses that offer online shopping and curbside pickup or delivery options.

Our local businesses need our support more than ever with the impact of this ongoing pandemic and the many lockdowns/restrictions that they have had to navigate.

Check out your local shopping options and #SupportLocal if possible!

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If, however, your local shopping options aren’t meeting your needs, the next option to consider is online shopping from larger retailers like Amazon.

The benefit of shopping with Amazon is that there are so many incredible products all in one place with the opportunity to pay for expedited shipping I needed to make sure that your gift will arrive on time.

For those that prefer to ship straight to their family member or loved one, there are options for including a gift message and even gift wrapping on some items.

Are you an Amazon Prime subscriber? If so, you have the option for free 2-day shipping on thousands of different items – the perfect solution for a last-minute gift purchase!

Not a subscriber? I highly recommend that you check out the Prime benefits.

I have put together a list of 15 great Mother’s Day gifts for outdoor lovers, including those that enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, gardening or simply hanging out in the backyard.

The items on this list vary in price, size, and purpose with the goal of including something for everyone.

All of the items included in this Mother’s Day gift guide are available on Amazon for easy last-minute purchases. After all, as I said before, time is running out!

A small family including a man, woman and a young child are sitting in front of a blue tent outdoors. They are wearing white t-shirts and blue jeans (white for the child and woman) while holding stainless steel mugs. Next to the man is a stainless steel thermos.

15 Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

ENO Lightweight Hammock

If you are following Alternatively Speaking on Instagram, then you likely already know that I have a SERIOUS love for hammocks!

For outdoor lovers, hammocks offer a great place to relax and lounge and even the perfect spot for napping over overnight sleeping, if that’s something that they are interested in.

Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) is a well-known brand in the outdoor travel community for making high-quality hammocks that are both comfortable and durable.

Better still, the company has made a commitment to being environmentally friendly by using every bit of fabric available during the production of their hammocks in order to reduce any waste.

JBL Clip 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Don’t be fooled by the small size of this Bluetooth speaker! Whether you’re on the boat, at the campsite or just hanging around the backyard, this speaker will put off some great sound.

The JBL Clip 3 speaker is IPX7 waterproof, meaning that it is protected against full water immersion for up to 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1 meter.

It provides up to 10 hours of music on a single charge and clips easily to your belt loop, backpack, or other gear hook.

Anker 21W 2-Port USB Portable Solar Charger

If your loved one is enjoying their favourite music on their new Bluetooth speaker, this might be a much-needed add-on… After all, what good is a speaker if you have no charged devices to connect to it?

This Anker portable charger is powerful enough to charge 2 devices simultaneously, whether that’s 2 cellphones or her phone and her new speaker.

The best part about this solar charger is how incredibly compact it is for travel, making it a great option for campers, hikers, and anyone else that is looking to save on space while making sure that they can enjoy their devices on the go.

Built with industrial-strength PET polymer and polyester canvas, it is durable enough to handle all of your outdoor adventures.

Picnic Time Verona Insulated Wine Basket with Wine/Cheese Service for Two

Are you shopping for your partner/significant other? If so, why not create an outdoor date that she will remember?

This insulated wicker wine and cheese set includes wine glasses, cotton napkins, corkscrew, bottle stopper, cutting board and cheese knife. All you have to add is a bottle of her favourite wine and a selection of cheese!

Gift her this adorable set with plans for a romantic wine/cheese picnic (even if it’s just in the backyard) and she’ll have the set to use for date nights moving forward.

Don’t forget to arrange for a babysitter (if needed) so that you can enjoy your romantic wine and cheese date with just the two of you.

Pike Trail Compact Picnic/Beach Blanket

This is a great addition to the wine and cheese set in addition to being a perfect gift on its own!

Made from 100% rip-stop nylon, this blanket will stand up to dirt, rocks, sand and more, making it a great option for everything from picnics and beach trips to festivals and camping weekends.

When fully unfolded, it measures 60” by 56”, providing enough room for 2 adults or 4 children to sit on it comfortably and it packs up in a small pocket-sized bag for easy travel.

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100 Parks, 5,000 Ideas Where to Go, When to Go, What to See, What to Do (Paperback)

If you are anything like us, you’re making plans for your outdoor travels when the restrictions are lifted, and you can venture out once again.

This book offers 5000 fun outdoor travel ideas throughout Canada and the United States including Yellowstone National Park, the Everglades’ Nine Mile Pond Canoe Trail, Banff and Jasper in Alberta and more.

Whatever style of outdoor travel your family member or loved one enjoys, there is sure to be an option included here.  

GoSports Premium Ladder Toss Outdoor Game Set

Are you looking for a fun outdoor game idea? This fun ladder toss game is a great option for just the two of you as a couple or the whole family, depending on what kind of Mother’s Day fun you have in mind!

The set includes 2 premium PVS targets with built-in score trackers, 6 golf ball bolos and a carrying case.

It’s a great game to play in the back yard or at the camp site, and the durable materials are designed to last!

We often play this game when camping with family and it never fails to provide us with hours of fun and laughter for all ages.

60 LED Solar Globe String Lights with 8 Lighting Modes

If you’re looking for a fun way to add that special touch to your loved one’s campsite or backyard, why not consider gifting them some solar lights?

We love taking solar lights along on our camping trips to provide us with a soft glow of light to move about the site when we’re hanging out and enjoying a late-night drink by the fire.

These lights are waterproof, suitable for use year-round regardless of the weather, while their use of solar power means you can enjoy them without worrying about your impact on the environment (or your electrical bill).

Foldable Garden Kneeler and Bench with 2 Tool Pouches

If your loved one’s idea of the perfect day outdoors involves hours spent in their flower or vegetable garden, this one’s for you!

With travel restrictions in place, many outdoor lovers have found their ‘happy place’ in their home garden.

Not only is this portable garden stool incredibly comfortable to sit on with its foam pad, but it can also be adjusted to create a comfortable kneeling bench.

On the side, there are 2 large pouches to hold all their garden tools.

Intex Excursion Pro 2-Person Kayak

Does your loved one enjoy getting out on the water, but no way to bring a standard kayak or canoe along on their outdoor adventures?

I can’t create a list of Mother’s Day gifts for outdoor lovers without including this amazing inflatable kayak!

Whether space is an issue, or you are relying on public transport, this 2-person Intex Excursion kayak has you covered.

Made from a super tough laminate PVC with a polyester core, it is designed to withstand damage from impact or sun exposure, while the inflatable design allows it to pack up easily for travel.

This is the gift on the list with the highest price point, however, it’s an investment that is meant to last for years to come!

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MAYZERO Water Shoes for Beach, Pool and Hiking

If you’ve spent much time out on the waterways, then you are well aware of the many risks to your feet including shop rocks, garbage and (here in Ontario, anyway) zebra muscles!

These shoes combine the protection of a standard water shoe with the comfort and durability of a hiking shoe.

This makes them the perfect choice if you’re out hiking or paddling, ensuring that your feet are protected both in the water and on the shore.

YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug

There are few brands that have earned the reputation that YETI carries in the outdoor travel world, and for good reason!

This vacuum insulated mug is engineered to keep your cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot.

They are dishwasher safe, ultra-durable and the triple grip handle is wide enough for larger hands or warm mitts for your cooler weather trips.

Wacaco Minipresso GR Portable Espresso Machine

What good is a mug camping without that beautiful gold that is a fresh cup of coffee or espresso?

This portable espresso machine is manually operated, meaning that there are no batteries or electricity required, making it the perfect choice for your next hiking, or camping adventure.

All you have to do is add ground coffee and boiling water, and you’re good to go!  

While many campers are content with standard pour-over style coffee, this is a great gift for those who prefer that hit of espresso to start their morning.

Aqua Luxury XL Pool Lounger with Removable Sunshade Canopy

Are you looking for the perfect gift to be used in the pool, at the beach and/or in the lake? We make a point of seeking out pool loungers that can be taken camping for our beautiful lakefront sites.

This XL pool lounger is 60” in length and has a weight capacity of 250 lbs.

It includes a comfortable headrest, a convenient cup holder, and a removable sunshade canopy that offers UPF50 sun protection.

If you are looking for a multi-purpose gift for the water-loving outdoor adventurer, this is sure to be a hit!

Coleman Beach Shade Shelter

If your loved one enjoys day trips to their local beach spot, this is the PERFECT gift this Mother’s Day.

The pop-up design means that this can be put up quickly and easily without unnecessary hassle, while the 50+ UPF sun protection will keep you safe on the beach for hours.

The front floor/doorway and back window both zip up fully for privacy (great for a napping child) or unzip for plenty of ventilation.

Since purchasing our beach shelter tent, we wouldn’t be without it!

A woman wearing a burgundy scarf, yellow and blue plaid shirt, grey vest, jeans and dark boots is crouched down outdoors with a body of water and mountains in the distance. Her hand is holding the hand of a young child wearing a yellow vest, white shirt with blue and pink flowers, grey toque, jeans and hiking boots, making eye contact with her. Text overlay states 15 last-minute Mother's Day gift ideas for outdoor lovers.

Do you have any ideas for great last-minute Mother’s Day gifts for outdoor lovers that I didn’t mention? If so, I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoor Lovers”

  1. Okay, that wine basket is to die for! My mother would love it, as much as she would love most items on this list! Thank you for sharing all of them x

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