8 Unique Mother’s Day Gifts for the Adventurous Mom in Your Life

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If your mom (or the mother of your kiddos) is the adventurous sort, it might be hard to get her to sit still long enough to celebrate her this Mother’s Day. Maybe she’s busy hitting the trail with the kids in tow, or putting together a bucket list of the best National Parks to visit this year.

The moms in our lives mean the world to us. So why settle for a run-of-the-mill candle this Mother’s Day?

For the outdoorsy mom in your life, get her something she’ll enjoy when she’s out doing all the things she loves. That’s a sure-fire way to get her to finally admit you’re her favorite child.

We’ve rounded up cool camping gear and the best Mother’s Day ideas to impress the active and adventurous mother in your life.

Best Apparel for Active Moms

Indestructible Sunglasses

We hate to see an active mom snap her sunglasses while wrestling the kids out of the car. She’s going to need a good sturdy pair of glasses that she can use while driving to the kid’s sports practice throughout the week, and mountain biking on the weekends.

Get mom some Ombraz sunglasses on her special day. These are no ordinary shades. Made with German-engineered optics and 100% UVA/UVB protection, she’ll be able to use these stylish glasses no matter the adventure.

Plus, you can’t beat the 20 trees that will get planted to offset carbon emissions and a lifetime warranty.

Shop these unbreakable shades for mom now >

The Best Puffy Down Blankets


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With everything the moms in our life do for us, they deserve some extra creature comforts to unwind.

The Roofnest down blanket is made specifically for sitting out by a fire or cozying up with a good book outside. Even cooler are the materials — 20 denier nylon fabric and 750 fill-power down — so mm will always stay warm outdoors.

The specs are impressive in themselves: insulated, water-resistant, and 7’ long by 6’ wide. You can’t get much better for a down blanket.

Buy Mom a down blanket for the beach, the campsite, or the couch >

Best Cooking Gadgets for Outdoorsy Moms

Field Barista Set

Instead of getting mom one of those hokey mugs with cutesy sayings, get her the experience of the perfectly brewed cup of coffee — no matter where she’s camping.

This professional-grade coffee kit comes equipped with stainless steel kettle, grinder, and drip with a 1-liter capacity, so she can keep her coffee game strong all day long.

The set collapses down and stores quite nicely too, so mom can pack it all up and get on with her adventure.

Get your mom the tools she needs to stay perky while she hits the trail >

Expert Grilling and Camp Cookware

Who says dad gets to have all the fun with the grill? We love moms who grill, and we can’t help but drool over all the cool camping cookware we’re going to buy them this year.

Our favorites are Dutch ovens and customized cast iron skillets from Camp Chef. They have a wide array of selections for open-flame grilling so Mom can get her cooking on while the kids explore the campground and play games.

To get even more gourmet, add on some fun accessories like a panini press for kid-friendly grilled cheeses and our favorite easy camping meals.

Get all your outdoor cooking gifts for Mom here >

Best Books for Outdoorsy Moms

National Parks Bucket List Journal

Moms are notoriously good at ticking off to-do lists. For this Mother’s Day, get her a list she can’t wait to check off: National Parks!

We love this journal for its unique prompts for each National Park, giving mom the opportunity to write down the wildlife she sees, plan for attractions, and reflect on the lovely time she had there.

Catalog the best Mother’s Day yet with the Bucket Journal >

She Explores: Stories of Life-Changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild by Gale Straub

Maybe the mom in your life is well-acquainted with Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir Wild. In that case, we present She Explores, a combination of beautifully written travel narrative, tactical advice for solo-travel, and stunning photography.

Hear from 40 diverse women about their journeys in nature; backpacking the countryside, sleeping under the stars, and living out of vintage vans — all with young children in tow.

Just be prepared. Once the mom in your life reads this, she’ll be ready to head out for an adventure ASAP.

Order She Explores for your outdoorsy mom >

Best Adventurous Mother’s Day Experiences

All-Inclusive Overlanding Rentals 

It’s never been a better time to hit the open road and explore. For moms with small kids, a great Mother’s Day idea is to provide all the gear she needs for an impromptu trip with an RV rental.

Titus Adventure Company is basically the Airbnb of campers and 4X4 overlanding vehicles, with affordable rentals in Denver to take you all across the Front Range.

The best part may just be their add-on packages. Mom can flyfish, ski, and cook up a bangin’ gourmet dinner on the grill with any of their all-inclusive gear packages. It’s basically a one-stop-shop for the perfect Mother’s Day getaway.

Hit the road on Mother’s Day with easy RV rentals >

A Roofnest Roof Top Tent

When you’re a young mom, there’s a lot of ducks to get in a row for camping trips. Packing up the gear, getting the kids snacks for the road, planning dinners, not to mention the whole set-up ordeal.

With a Roofnest RTT, you can cut out the middleman and pop your tent open in under a minute. That gives you more time to play with kids, get dinner ready, or just relax under the stars.

The kids will love it too — our roof top tents are spacious enough for adults, kids, and pets to get a great nights’ sleep. Plus you’ll be up off the cold, wet, or bumpy ground, and away from any curious critters.

Our community members of the Roofnest Flock Facebook Group love sharing how they adapt their rigs perfectly for family time.

Pam Coblentz was delightfully surprised when her daughter Kelly treated her to Mother’s Day camping trip. When they found out the campgrounds were closed, they popped the Roofnest open in a town park instead.

We love the adaptability!

Is The Mom in Your Life Ready to Explore?

With a unique gift or experience, you can depart from the worn-out Mother’s Day gifts and noodle art she’s used to getting this time of year. Make this Mother’s Day one she’ll never forget.

With spring finally here, maybe it’s time to elevate your family camping experience. What better way to hit the road than with a new Roofnest?

Shop the best roof top tent for your family >

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