April 29, 2020 3 min read

Written by Emily 

We just celebrated Mother Earth's 50th Anniversary, so it feels only right to continue honoring the other moms in our lives this Mother’s Day.

That's why we've compiled our Top Gifts for Adventurous Moms, to encourage a continuously fun and active lifestyle, while showing them how much you care. 

First up - books!

If your adventure mom is an avid reader, here are some of theBEST, empowering women's books with the power to transport readers to wild places and inspire us to fall in love with the outdoors all over again. 

Our top picks:

1. Learning to Fly: A Memoir of Hanging On and Letting Go by Steph Davis

An infectious memoir about rediscovering yourself through love, loss, and the joy of letting go. Written by world-class free climber Steph Davis, her fascinating account of transformation is one to remember. 

2. Lands of Lost Borders by Kate Harris

Lands of Lost Borders, winner of the 2018 Banff Adventure Travel Award and a 2018 Nautilus Award, is the chronicle of Harris’s odyssey and an exploration of the importance of breaking the boundaries we set ourselves; an examination of the stories borders tell, and the restrictions they place on nature and humanity; and a meditation on the existential need to explore—the essential longing to discover what in the universe we are doing here.

3. The Sharp End of Life: A Mother's Story by Dierdre Wolownick

Dierdre Wolownick became the oldest woman to climb El Capitan in Yosemite at 66 and shares her intimate journey of courage and persistence in this book.  

4. End of the Rope: Mountains, Marriage, and Motherhood by Jan Redford

A funny and gritty memoir, this story covers the life of a woman growing from a reckless rock climber to a mother who fights to win back her future. 

5. She Explores by Gale Straub

A celebration of female bravery and courage, this inspirational book is for any woman who wants to travel the world on her own terms. 

6. Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube by Blair Braverman

Another memoir of a young woman reclaiming her courage in the stark landscapes of the north. 

Blair left her home in California by the time she was 18 and moved to arctic Norway to learn to drive sled dogs. 

This story captures the triumphs and perils of Blair's journey to self-discovery.

7. Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail by Jennifer Pharr Davis 

Jennifer sets out to hike the Appalachian Trail alone and quickly discovers that thru-hiking is harder than she had imagined. 

Follow her journey as she transitions from an over-confident college graduate to a student of the trail. 

8. Women Who Hike: Walking with America’s Most Inspiring Adventurers by Heather Rochfort

This inspiring book profiles over twenty women adventurer's ranging from legends to the rising stars of today. 

Each adventurer tells her story in her own words describing their favorite hike, while highlighting personal challenges, accomplishments and philosophy. 

Next up - our latest favoritesfor any outdoor adventurer...but especially a nature lovin’ mom!


1. United by Blue Straw Set - For the Woman Who Gives Back - help ditch the plastic with this packable straw set and give the gift of guilt-free sipping. 
2. Wildly Good Socks - For the Mom Who Loves to Be Cozy - treat your feet well with these soft, lightweight socks. They are great for everyday lounging, walks and family camping trips. 
3. Mountain Bound Camp Mug - For the Coffee Loving Mom - enjoy that first cup of coffee and all the other cups to follow in this inspiring camp mug. 
4. Aluminum Trekking Poles - For the Adventurous Mom - take your journey a bit further with these durable, high-quality trekking poles. If your mom is always on the move, these poles are great for those looking to walk further, head to the hills or need a little extra assistance getting around. 
7. Hike the Good Hike Trucker Hat - For the Laid Back, Cool Mama - look cool anywhere and support a good cause with this hat. A small, but very useful Mother's day gift is a trucker hat with a great message. 
6. Olowahu Teva Sandal - For the Summer-Loving Ray of Sunshine - give your feet the freedom of fresh air and sun on your toes with these comfortable, quick drying sandals made from recycled plastic. 


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