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The 11 Best Outdoor Valentine’s Day Gifts of 2020

Shopping for that outdoor lover in your life? These 10 items can add romance to a day hike, the campground or a remote hut.

Sure, you could get your significant other a bouquet of roses this Valentine’s Day. Or you could start planning a trip to see a whole field of wildflowers in bloom. These 11 any-gender gifts are ready to bring you closer on your next adventure, whether it’s across the world or just across town.

Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Tote Pack 27L—$89 (on sale now for $62)

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It’s a tote bag. No, it’s a day pack. Oh wait, it’s both: The backpack straps and tote handles on this 13.1-ounce tote tuck away neatly, making it a perfect travel companion for any getaway. Buy Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Tote Pack 27L now starting at $62 (30% off)

Little Secrets Cookie Bars—$2

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Chocolate is never a bad gift. Keep it simple with these candy bars, made from Fair Trade Certified ingredients without artificial flavors or colors. Each mixes a buttery cookie with a layer of gooey caramel (think a gourmet Twix). Choose from either milk chocolate with caramel or dark chocolate with salted caramel. Buy Little Secrets Cookie Bars now for $2

Stanley Adventure Happy Hour Cocktail Shaker Set—$35 (on sale now for $24)

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Impress your sweetie with a happy hour after a long day of adventures: This set includes two 7-ounce double-walled insulated glasses and a 20-ounce stainless-steel shaker with a strainer, citrus reamer and a secure cap, all nesting within each other. Just add your libations of choice. Buy Stanley Adventure Happy Hour Cocktail Shaker Set now for $24 (34% off)

Elevenate Motion Down Jacket—$250

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With an abundant choice of colors, this 750-fill goose down jacket makes more than a fashion statement. It places synthetic insulation in critical cold areas (elbows and shoulders) and lycra around cuffs for better fit. Buy Elevenate Women’s Motion Down Jacket now for $250Buy Elevenate Men’s Motion Down Jacket now for $250

Trigger Point Percussion Massager—$200

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Taking care of each other’s aches and pains after a hard day on the trail? That’s love. This battery-powered four-speed massager eases muscles and helps blood flow for warmup and recovery. Use on quads, glutes and pecs to start the next day’s adventure pain-free. Buy Trigger Point Percussion Massager now for $200

Crua HoverChair Xtend—$99

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Give the gift of relaxation with this not-so-ordinary camp chair, which hangs from a tree. Add a beverage, book and binoculars to the four pockets to complete ideal camp life. Buy Crua HoverChair Xtend now for $99

Yaktrax Ascent Traction Device—$60

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Romantic: winter hikes. Not so romantic: careening down the side of a mountain because you didn’t bring traction. Equipped with heavy-duty stainless-steel spikes, including around the toe area, the Ascents provide stability on steep and icy trails. The Elastomer bands make for easy on/off and fit across different footwear. Yaktrax Ascent Traction Device now for $60

Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker—$18

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Sometimes, the only Valentine you want to wake up to is coffee. Get the best for your early-morning adventures and save yourself a trip to the coffeeshop with this cold brew maker. The fine mesh filter and slow infusion eliminate acids and oils, creating a cup of joe that’s smoother than smooth. Best of all: The airtight 1-quart infuser keeps each batch fresh for a full week. Buy Takeya Cold Brew Coffee Maker for $18

Matador Packable Water Bottle—$30

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If you’re anything like us, you probably have enough hard-sided water bottles to fill an entire backpack. Problem: toting them around when you don’t need them can be a pain. Make sure your true love never has to buy bottled water again with one of these foldable vessels, which pack flat and weigh 2.5 ounces empty. Features, such as a larger zipper opening at the bottom for filling (it’s more solid than it sounds), a built-in, full-length straw with a cover and a handle around the middle, makes this stand out from the rest. Buy Matador Packable Water Bottle now for $30

United By Blue Ultimate Bison Sock—$38

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Warm feet, warm hearts: These fluffy socks are unique with their made-in-America blend of 17 percent of bison fur mixed with merino, nylon, polyester and spandex. With a reinforced heel and toe area, they work just as well for cold days trekking around in boots or cozy cabin nights. Buy United by Blue Ultimate Bison Sock now for $38 

Ridge Merino Convict 1/2 Zip Pullover Hoodie—$150

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True love means accepting each other’s backcountry stench, but the odor resistance and breathability in this quick-drying merino wool/polyester blend hoodie means you won’t have to. With a high collar, half zip, helmet compatibility, thumb holes and a chest pocket, this layer stretches its use from winter slopes to summer trails. Go ahead: get close. Buy Ridge Merino Men’s Convict 1/2 Zip Pullover Hoodie now for $150 / Buy Ridge Merino Women’s Convict 1/2 Zip Pullover Hoodie now for $150