The holidays are fast approaching and that means finding the perfect gift for friends and family. No small task. Luckily, we’ve compiled an Outer Outdoor Gift Guide filled with the ideas that every outdoor enthusiast would love to find under the tree. Items like our very own Bug Shield Blanket, a high-quality backyard pizza oven, and several other must-have accessories will make spending time outdoors — through the holidays and beyond — even more amazing.
Outer Bug Shield Blanket
Looking for a gift that’s equal parts stylish, special, functional, and has that added wow factor? Look no further. The Outer Bug Shield Blanket ticks every box. This media darling (featured on the TODAY Show, Travel + Leisure, Apartment Therapy, and more) meets all Outer’s criteria for backyard essentials. It’s versatile, soft, sustainably-made, and it does double duty. The Bug Shield Blanket comes infused with an invisible, odorless Insect Shield®️ technology, which is proven to safely repel pesky mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, flies, ants, chiggers, and no-see-ums.
Take it from Forbes, who wrote: “It worked exactly as promised, keeping all manner of bugs and pests at bay. In fact, we went the whole evening without being noticeably bothered by any insects at all.”
The blanket comes in timeless houndstooth, pinstripe, and plaid patterns. Also, rest assured: Insect Shield®️ was given the most favorable and lowest-risk rating by the EPA, and is approved for use by pregnant women, children, and pets.
Lettuce Grow Farmstand
Perfect for the home gardener, home chef, or literally anyone who appreciates fresh herbs and produce, the Lettuce Grow Farmstand makes it easy to grow your own food at home. You don’t even need a green thumb.
These self-watering, self-fertilizing towers come in a variety of sizes to accommodate your giftee’s space, and they can choose from 200+ varieties of pre-sprouted seedlings (50+ per season). Grow everything from leafy greens, like kale and lettuce varieties, to herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and more.
Founders Zooey Deschanel and Jake Pechenek set out to make it easier for everyone to have access to fresh, clean, unprocessed food. In their efforts to democratize healthy, fresh produce, they are also decreasing transportation emissions, drastically reducing water usage, and recycling ocean-bound plastics from places that lack recycling initiatives. A gift for all, truly.
Ooni Pizza Oven
Topping the foodie’s list of things they’d love (but might not splurge on themselves) is an Ooni pizza oven. The Ooni delivers on all fronts: wood-fired flavor, gas-powered consistency, total portability, and restaurant-quality pizza. It’s also the ideal accessory for a beautiful outdoor space.
According to CNN, Ooni ovens “require little assembly and minimal effort to make a pie that rival the ones they’re churning out in Naples.”
This would be, hands down, a spectacular gift for any home chef—and for anyone who gets to sample the final product.
Solar-powered string lights
Add a vintage, Italian bistro vibe to your backyard with solar-powered string lights. The Edison bulb style adds that perfectly muted, warm glow to outdoor settings past sunset. These bulbs in particular are powered by a rechargeable battery with a solar panel charger that operates for up to six hours on a full charge. The all-weather lights are designed to withstand hail, snow, wind, rain, and sun, making them ideal for any backyard setting in all climates, all year long.
We’re a big fan of outdoor movie nights. Just this summer we hosted one at The Boneyard in Montauk, and we’re always inspired by the Outer community who have put together many magical movie nights for friends and families in their own backyards.
A Nebula projector feels like an absolute must for creating the optimal outdoor theater. Their projectors offer huge displays with incredible audio, and easily adapt to indoor and outdoor set-ups. Their compact “Go Anywhere” series makes movie night a truly portable experience. All of their projectors pack a serious cinematic punch.
Patagonia Provisions Gift Boxes
Patagonia Provisions Gift Boxes, like this Chef’s Cooking Gift Box, are a no-brainer when it comes to a fantastic, low-lift holiday gift. They include all the essentials for the home chef. The kitchen tools are built to last, the ingredients are versatile— and everything is responsibly sourced down the line. Plus, it’s packed in an illustrated box and presentation-ready.
Anyone with a passion for outdoor activities (camping, fishing, boating, or even just backyard BBQs) would be remiss not to have their own Yeti Cooler. They are the gift that keeps on giving, literally. Their insulation is second to none, keeping items cold or hot for hours on end; and they’re incredibly durable. They don’t flinch in the face of snowstorms, the beating sun, or even bears. They’re also leakproof, waterproof, and quick to carry.
We hope these ideas make tackling everyone’s wishlist a little bit easier, and inspire you to spend even more of the season enjoying the great outdoors.