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5 Awesome Mothers Day Outdoor Gifts

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I know a little something about Mothers Day outdoor gifts. After all, I’m an outdoor-minded mom myself. Whether it’s for Mothers Day or beyond, these five gift options are sure to hit the spot. Bonus: they also hit a variety of price points. Whether you have a little to spend or a lot, any mom will appreciate the thought you put into this. 

1. Hydro Flask coffee thermos, water bottle or wine tumbler

Yes, I said “wine tumbler.”

Hydro Flask’s durable (and giant) water bottle is a favorite in my house. You’ll find mine coverage in stickers and decals, bragging about some of the cool places I’ve gone. And I take my Hydro Flask coffee thermos literally everywhere with me. It both comes with us camping, and slides into the backpack I take when I fly for work trips. If your resident mom enjoys a glass of wine, you can’t go wrong with the wine tumbler, which is sure to make any evening fire time that much more enjoyable (and spill free!). ($20-$45, depending on style.) This is an Mothers Day outdoor gift for the win.

Check out the Hydro Flask options here.

2. Aftershokz headphones 

Children and families are a delight. But sometimes you just want to listen to something other than your kids bickering. And yet, there’s this whole problem of being an adult and still needing to hear them so you can make sure they’re not actually killing each other. How can you possibly balance drowning out the noise and still be aware of your surroundings? Answer: Aftershokz headphones ($80-$160, depending on style). These suckers combine bone conduction technology so you can hear what’s coming through them, while letting your ears stay uncovered so you can also hear what’s happening around you. Short of boarding school, this is as good as it gets (wait, did say that out loud?)

Snag a pair of Aftershockz here.

3. Escape on a Kindle

I am a huge fan of an actual book. But there’s something to be said for having the much lighter weight option of an e-reader for outdoor adventures. There are a lot of options out there, but the Kindle Paper White ($130) is my favorite. It pairs a lightweight e-reader with no-glare technology and as close to a book text feel as I’ve found. About $40 more than the cheaper black-and-white Kindle, it’s also water resistant (yay!) and can stream Audible. 

Check out the Kindle Paper White.

4. Running vest

If your favorite mom doesn’t like to run, you can skip this one. But if she does, I have no better recommendation than to her a favor and help her score the Salmon Advanced Skin running pack. A favorite around here, and featured as an Outdoor Hero in Episode 17 of the podcast, the Advanced Skin ($155)  has outperformed every other vest I’ve tried when it comes to storage and versatility. It has plenty of room for snacks, jackets and anything else you might want along your running adventure. 

Check out the Salomon Advanced Skin 12.

5. Goodr sunglasses

I seriously love these fun sunglasses. Polarized and in a wide variety of fun colors (with even better names, like “Gardening with a Kraken”), Goodrs carry a price point ($25) that fits almost any budget. Grab your favorite moms’ favorite color for a gift that’s both thoughtful and adventure-ready. This Mothers Day outdoor gift is sure to be a winner.

Check out Goodr here.

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On this day, Memorial Day, we are sharing one of the podcast episodes that touches on the role time outside has played in the life of one family who has dealt with the loss Memorial Day acknowledges and marks.

I run. It’s where I find my best therapy. But that’s not always been the case. I started running because of one person -- Lisa Hallett -- and the organization she cofounded, wear blue: run to remember (@wbr2r). Lisa and I share the unbreakable bond of not just being Army wives whose husbands were in the same unit, but of trauma and loss experienced when that unit lost so many soldiers in combat, including her husband Capt. John Hallett.

In Humans Outside, Episode 20: The Powerful Connection of Nature, Movement & Grief - @lisa.a.hallett - Lisa Hallett shares the role spending time outside has had in her healing and helping her family move through loss.

Click on the link in our bio or download the podcast from Itunes, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe today so you never miss an episode!

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Catch Mike in this week's episode drilling down on how heading into nature develops strong leaders, plus tips on keeping that leadership fire burning when the going gets tough. Listen to the new episode, dropping today!

Ep 34: How Spending Time Outside Makes You a Better Leader (Mike Erwin). Click on the link in our bio or download the podcast from Itunes, @stitcherpodcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Subscribe today, so you never miss an episode!

@erwinrwb @teamrwb
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You can see more pictures of me running in blue than you probably need by following Humans Outside on Instagram. And I want to see your daily outdoor time, too. Post it with the hashtag #humansoutside365.

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