Mother’s Day is just a few weeks away, so for this week’s Friday Favorites post, I thought I’d share a few favorite things from my Mother’s Day wishlist. While I certainly wouldn’t mind breakfast in bed followed by a day at the spa, fun outdoor gear for myself and the family is always at the top of my list. I’ve had my eye on some of this gear for a while, but just haven’t been able to pull the trigger (hint hint to my husband). Any of these items would make great Mother’s Day gifts for that special mom on your list, particularly if packaged together with an outdoor adventure for the family. Combine the water shoes with a hike through the creek. Take the hammock, thermos and cups on an overnight camping adventure. Or do just about anything and get it all on video with that awesome GoPro. So if you’re looking for a great Mother’s Day gift for an outdoorsy mom (or just for yourself), we’ve got you covered.
Winner Outfitters Double Camping Hammock – This double camping hammock is perfect for snuggling up with a kid or loved one. Supports up to 500 pounds; made from soft parachute fabric Comes with ropes, straps and carabiners. Sets up in 3 minutes! Easy to pack in a backpack for camping, travel, beach or the backyard.
Stanley Classic Growler – This classic Stanley growler means beers by the bonfire. I love the handle, the color and the fact that it can hold a serious amount of beer. Keeps beer cold for 24 hours. Fill it up with mom’s favorite microbrew and pack it for your adventure. Bottoms up!
TeamFar 12 Ounce Ceramic-Coated Cups – I love this bright, colorful set of 4 ceramic-coated enamel camping cups. Small (easy to pack), with a heat-resistant handle and wide-mouth design. Perfect for coffee, milk, juice, tea, soup, cereal, hot cocoa, beer or wine!
Chaco Women’s Outcross Evo Mary Jane – I’ve had my eye on these shoes forever and it’s time I own a pair. Classic Chaco sandals are great for summer days on the river/lake or at the farm. However, I want a waterproof shoe for hiking/creeking that feels like a tennis shoe and will keep sand and small rocks out. These are perfect.
GoPro HERO Session – I don’t know a single mom that wouldn’t love a GoPro for Mother’s Day. This is at the VERY top of my list. The GoPro Session model is small, waterproof, easy to grab-and-go. It has a super simple one button video/photo function, which makes it perfect for first time GoPro users. Takes video, single shots, burst photos and time lapse pictures.
Classic Wool Blanket Rug Throw – This classic wool throw from the Tartan Blanket Co. is a must-have. It’s the perfect rugged, durable, year-round blanket for everything from picnics to cozying up by the fire. Plus, I love this antique buchanan tartan color (blue, orange and mustard). Shipped straight from Scotland.
Osprey Women’s Aura AG 65 Backpack – This is one of the best backpacks out there and it’s specifically designed for women. Anti-gravity suspension system gives outstanding ventilation and comfort. Comes in three sizes and two colors (the rainforest green is so pretty).
Patagonia Torrentshell Jacket – I’m cheating here because I already own this jacket and love it so much I want to recommend it to you. It’s completely wind, weather and waterproof. Breathable with a two way adjustable hood with visor. Zip front, zip pockets, zip pit vents. Cuff closures and a draw cord hem to seal out the water. This jacket is badass.
Lamzac the Original Seat – How fun is this unique personal inflatable seat from Lamzac? It takes three big “gulps” of air to fill and folds flat so it can be easily taken anywhere. Easier to set up than a hammock, perfect for the beach, parks, festivals, camping, picnics and backyard lounging.
Essential Oil Set – This all-natural essential oil set is perfect for the outdoor lover. Diffuse one (or a combination of them) in your home for an amazing smell or use them for medical purposes, health and beauty, cleaning , massage or to keep bugs away. Don’t know how to use them (or want oil recipes), check out our Guide to Essential Oils for Outdoor Moms.