10 Mother’s Day Gifts for the Outdoor Mom (2022)

It’s that time of year when we come to celebrate the moms of the world, but buying a gift can be challenging.  So, we’ve chosen a few stand-out items here – all ones we use or would purchase ourselves – to help with decision-making. So, for all the moms and women who enjoy the outdoors, check out these ten gift ideas for Mother’s Day 2022 on Sunday, May 8th.

mom and child hiking on trail in forest with sun shining through trees

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Ibex Women’s Lizzi Tight

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These Women’s Lizzi Tights by Ibex are perfect for mom who enjoys running or hiking.

They offer a compression fit without stretching out.  They are made of a wool/nylon blend that provides thermoregulating properties to keep you cozy while wicking sweat away from the skin.  Moreover, these tights include a wide waistband for all-day support that won’t slip or sag.

One feature that I find crucial in tights is that the Lizzi tight also has two thigh pockets perfect for storing your cell phone or other small items while being active. You can find these tights in various colors, including evergreen, midnight navy, black or plum pie.

Read More: Analysis: Will Merino Wool Keep Us Warm While Snowshoeing?

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Tifosi Swank XL Sunglasses

product photo: Tifosi Swank XL sunglasses, blue tortoise color

Photo: Tifosi

Mom can wear the Swank XL casually or while being active without worry! With a larger lens and fit than their classic model, these stylish sunglasses offer 100% UVA/UVB protection with shatterproof, scratch-resistant lenses and sports features.

The nose pads won’t lose grip as you sweat, while Glide Technology provides an easy anti-bounce fit. Plus, you don’t have to worry about your hair being pulled during wear because of the integrated hinge. I own the fun blue tortoise color of these sunglasses (one of six color options available), and they have become my go-to for everyday use!

As a side note: If you’re looking for a more active model with additional ventilation to reduce fog, you might also consider the maximum airflow Rail model by Tifosi.

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Wildhorn Delano X2 Snowshoes

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These snowshoes are a new up and comer! The Delano X2 is a notable gift this Mother’s Day for moms looking for a snowshoe built for varied terrain.

The Delano X2 is a low-cost, versatile, easy-to-use snowshoe that provides floatation, grip, and comfort for all levels of snowshoe outing. The wide surface area limits sinking and the binding keeps your foot secure while snowshoeing.

The Delano X2 also offers quite a bit of traction for climbs, including three crampons directly underneath the toe, three between the toe and the ball of the foot, and three crampons underneath the heel. It also includes a steel heel raiser to help alleviate strain on the calf muscles.

With all of these features, this $159.99 snowshoe can be a pleasant surprise for mom, as it was for me!

Read More: Delano X2 Snowshoes Review: The Affordable Performance Snowshoe

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Dovetail Apelian Utility Fleece

product photo: woman in grey/black Apelian Fleece by Dovetail

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Built tough, this midweight 100% polyester fleece mid-layer is a perfect insulator that will warm mom to the core.

The Apelian Utility Fleece is cozy and functional for workwear or a recreational gift. This fleece is extra tough with canvas overlays on the chest, shoulders, and elbows that include the world’s first plant-based water and stain repellent.

In addition, the Apelian Utility Fleece is zip up and has four zip pockets for safe-keeping or, as Dovetail says, so you “Don’t lose your shit.”

Read More: Snowshoeing Dress Code: Tips for What Clothing To Wear

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Custom Snowshoeing Wood Sign

product photo: snowshoeing sign on wooden backdrop

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For those winter-loving moms, what better way to remind them of fun in the snow than a snowshoeing decoration? It can be so enjoyable to be reminded of snowshoeing and the cold, crisp air on those warm dreadful summer days.

This customized rustic parks and recreation wall art is a perfect reminder. Available in 12 x 12 or 18 x 18, you can choose to include custom text for mom, have Lake Tahoe in the background, or no text at all.  Handcrafted from natural Alder and Beechwood, mom will be reliving snowshoe days in no time!

Read More: 8 Reasons Why Winter Hiking Rocks

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Swiftwick Flite XT Trail Socks

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Made for stability on uneven terrain, the new Swiftwick Flite XT Trail socks will protect mom’s feet on the trail or while on the go. Socks may not seem like the go-to gift, but when you find that pair of socks that you love, you’re so thankful to have them!

The Flite XT Trail features AnkleLock Technology and GripDry Fiber in the heel and forefoot, both features of which provide support and grip. From personal experience with the 5″, I can say that these socks stay in place, and there will be no slippage on the trail.

This sock also has a tighter fit that provides a compression-like feel, though these are not compression socks. They’re made of merino wool to wick away moisture and regulate temperature.  Depending on your preference, you can find this sock in a 2″ or 5″ model.

Read More: Stay Warm This Winter: 5 Socks for Your Next Snowshoe Outing

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Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System

product photo: Sawyer MINI water filter

Photo: Sawyer Products

Bring this lightweight, versatile filtration system on your next outdoor adventure with mom. The MINI Water Filtration System is perfect for hiking, camping, travel, and as an emergency preparedness tool.

The MINI is truly that size as it fits in the palm of your hand (at a weight of only 2 oz) and helps filter out bacteria, protozoa, and microplastics from the water while you’re on the go. In fact, the technology found in the microfibrous tubes that are part of the filter is similar to that used in medical dialysis.

Drink the clean water provided through the MINI by attaching it to the included drinking pouch and use the straw provided. Or, you can connect it to your favorite hydration pack or screw it onto standard disposable water bottles.

Read More: Sawyer Products: Bringing Clean Water to People Around the Globe

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Tarpestry Rugged Collection

gifts for mom product photo: mosaic blanket via Tarpestry

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With the function of a tarp and fabric of a tapestry, the tarpestry offers so many outdoor uses, including camping, picnics, hanging at the beach, or watching live music with mom.

The base layer is a heavy-duty urethane-coated polyester, similar to a duffle bag, which provides water resistance and UV protection.  The upper fabric of the Rugged Collection offers a second layer for extra water resistance. The Tarpestry is also versatile, and you can use the standard four grommet rings to hang it up for element protection, extra privacy or stake it down on the ground. If needed, you can order it with additional rings. Then, when dirty, just treat it like a tarp and shake it off or rinse it down.

Each tarpestry is 7.5′  x 4.5′ and weighs approximately 4 lbs. Several fun styles are available, including the Teal Leaf and Mosaic, my two favorites.

Read More: Winter Camping Checklist: What To Bring on Your Trip

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Jack Wolfskin Routeburn Vest

gifts for mom product photo: Jack Wolfskin Routeburn Vest aqua blue

Photo: Jack Wolfskin

The Routeburn Vest, made of recycled materials, is a perfect addition to mom’s layers. Great for those windy days, the outer layer is windproof, light, tear-resistant, and breathable. If mom gets caught in light rain, the water repellent finish allows the rain to slide off. Or, you can layer the vest with a waterproof jacket during heavier downpours.

The lining is 100% two-way stretch polyester fleece to stay cozy. Moreover, synthetic insulation provides an ideal warmth-to-weight ratio.  This vest also comes with two hand pockets and a chest pocket for storage – the key for a vest. Choose the best color for mom with either a graphite or dark aqua option.

Read More: Snowshoeing Dress Code: Tips for What Clothing To Wear

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Lowa Taurus GTX Mid Boot

gifts for mom product photo: Lowa Taurus GXT Mid Boot

Photo: REI

The Taurus GXT Mid Boot is made for those day hikes or weekend outdoor adventures. These waterproof, breathable boots are relatively lightweight at under 2 lbs per pair.

Moreover, they provide support under your foot with full-length nylon stabilizers. But you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for support. The Taurus GTX Mids are easy on the foot due to the shock-absorbing properties of the single injected DuraPU midsole and the flexibility of the boot’s moderate stiffness design. Finally, the sole of this boot also provides grip on the trail because of the 5mm deep lugs that are part of the Lowa Lima design.

I also appreciate that the laces of these boots stay tied and don’t loosen as you’re walking along the trail. Choose an Anthracite, Taupe, or Navy color for mom’s next adventure.

Read More: Snowshoeing Footwear: Tips for Choosing Your Boot

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Which of the gifts are you most excited about on this list? What gift will you be getting for mom this Mother’s Day? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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  • Susan Wowk

    Susan has owned Snowshoe Magazine with her husband, Paul, since 2015. In late 2018, she became involved in writing and editing content and now is the lead editor of the publication. A true winter lover and avid snowshoer, Susan looks forward to traveling to new locations and opportunities to snowshoe and break trail every season!

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Susan Wowk

Susan has owned Snowshoe Magazine with her husband, Paul, since 2015. In late 2018, she became involved in writing and editing content and now is the lead editor of the publication. A true winter lover and avid snowshoer, Susan looks forward to traveling to new locations and opportunities to snowshoe and break trail every season!

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