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Christmas Gifts for Nature Lovers

The smell of fresh pine, crunchy leaves underfoot, spider web icicles and the return of our old friend, Little Robin Redbreast. Christmas truly is a magical time of the year for people who were born with green fingers and love the great outdoors.

But what do you buy for those among us whose appreciation for landscapes and wildlife is second only to that of Chris Packham? Chances are their shed and utility room are already overflowing with walking boots, binoculars and waterproofs, so why not treat them to one of our unforgettable Christmas gift experiences instead?

To help you on your way, we’ve put together a go-to guide for all of the best Christmas gifts for nature lovers, from adventure gift experiences to glamping getaways.

The best gifts for nature lovers this Christmas

Whether they’d prefer to learn new meditation techniques in nature, get to grips with a paddle board, or test their mettle with a bushcraft and survival course, we’re sure to have the perfect gifts for every adventurer this festive season! Here are our top picks of the best Christmas gifts for outdoor lovers in 2021.

Glamping hut with the sunshine and trees

One Night Glamping Break for Two

The perfect getaway for nature lovers who are partial to a touch of luxury too, glamping offers outdoorsy types the chance to forget about any tent assembly dramas and spend more time soaking up their surroundings! Treat your guest to a cosy night's sleep beneath the stars in a pre-assembled, private camping pod, timber tent or wigwam. All you'll need to do is drop your bags, get out and explore! With stunning locations available across the UK countryside, this relaxing glamping break for two lets you leave behind your daily stresses and immerse yourself in the soothing sights and sounds of nature.

The three peaks in Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

Are you Christmas shopping for more of a Bear Grylls than a Bill Oddie? Put their limits to the test with the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – one of the UK's most gruelling, yet rewarding, walking achievements. Just make sure they remember their hiking boots! The ideal gift for seasoned walkers that they’ll never forget, this 25-mile hike is a real workout for both the mind and the calves. After meeting their expert instructor, your avid rambler will climb the three peaks of the Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside hills in the Yorkshire Dales, covering over 5,249 feet in just 12 hours, enjoying views of the spectacular scenery along the way.

People on the zip line at Go Ape

Treetop Challenge for Two Adults at Go Ape

Grab a fellow daredevil and take a tour of the treetops with this incredible canopy challenge at Go Ape. Available at locations nationwide, you'll get kitted up in your protection gear and receive a full safety briefing before tackling a series of exhilarating treetop challenges, including Go Ape's famous, heart-pumping zip wire! The perfect Christmas gift for outdoor lovers who like their adventures with a strong dose of adrenaline, you’ll both get the rare chance to unleash your inner Tarzans as you climb, swing and navigate across a series of tricky crossings and tunnels in a stunning forest location. Look down if you dare!

Person in camouflage Basic Survival and Bushcraft Course

Two Day Basic Survival and Bushcraft Course with Wild Survivor

If they were a member of the SAS in another life, look no further than this fully immersive, two-day basic survival and bushcraft course. This challenging experience will put their instincts to the test and see whether they have what it takes to survive in the wilderness. With training from Wild Survivor's expert team, your wannabe marine will learn a multitude of survival tips and skills, such as how to protect themselves against the elements, how to collect and purify water, how to forage, prepare and cook wild food in the outdoors and how to navigate in the darkness. Move aside, Ray Mears!

Mindfulness Meditation in Nature for Two

Mindfulness Meditation in Nature for Two

A bit of well-being in the wilderness could be just what the doctor ordered for your nature lover this Christmas! Get closer to nature and expand your senses with this reinvigorating mindfulness meditation experience for two. Located in breathtaking woodland near Canterbury, you and your guest will learn how to embrace your connection with nature with a series of meditation techniques. Over the course of the day, you will discover how you can improve your mood, outlook and sense of well-being simply by observing and appreciating your natural surroundings.

Mountain Biking for Two at Gorsebank

Mountain Biking for Two at Gorsebank

After countless extra helpings of pigs in blankets and mince pies, it’s time to feel the burn and soak up some sights with your adventure-loving amigo on this self-guided mountain biking experience in the stunning Scottish countryside! You'll both receive a top-of-the-line mountain bike for six hours each, as well as helmets, pumps and trail guides, before heading off the beaten track. The trails include bike routes for all cycling abilities to ensure you make the most of your day on two wheels. Top tip: for the best forest views, set off on the Dalbeattie 7stanes mountain bike trails. Now, on your bike!

Watersports Experience for Two at The New Forest Paddle Sport Company

Watersports Experience for Two at The New Forest Paddle Sport Company

Christmas gifts for nature lovers aren’t just reserved for experiences on land, me hearties. In fact, there are plenty of adventures for those with experienced sea legs, too! Just take a look at this amazing watersports experience for two with The New Forest Paddle Sport Company. Grab a fellow salty sea dog and make a splash with a taster paddleboarding or kayaking session. Head out onto the water with a trained instructor who will show you both the ropes, teaching you how to get your balance on the board and start paddling, or helping you to explore the glorious coastline from the comfort of your kayak!

Experience the Great Outdoors Gift Voucher

Experience the Great Outdoors Gift Voucher

Nature is all about freedom, so why not give them the gift of choice this Christmas with our gift voucher for adventurers? Ideal for those who are truly wild at heart, this incredible pass includes an exhilarating selection of outdoor gift experiences to choose from, at spectacular locations and venues across the UK. Whether they fancy a luxurious glamping getaway with a loved one, a speedy spin on a quad bike, a meet and greet with a micro pig, or a once-in-a-lifetime ride on a zip wire at speeds of up to 70mph, we're sure to have an outdoor pursuit that will leave them feeling at one with nature!


Still keen to continue on your Christmas gift-buying adventure?

We’ve got you covered. Browse our tailored selection of unforgettable adventure gifts, glamping breaks and experience days for our full range of gifts for nature lovers – perfect for some festive fun in the great outdoors!

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