As a mom-owned business, we can tell you that most adventurous mamas will opt for good times and fun in nature over flowers and brunch. Check out our top picks for cool gear — from inflatable paddle boards, to daypacks and pool-ready wine flasks — that are sure to give mom an unforgettable outdoor experience!
Bote Drift 10'8" Inflatable Paddle Board
For moms who love to get out on the water, the Bote Drift 10'8" Inflatable Paddle Board is a fun, versatile board that's great for exploring the lake, floating with friends — even fishing! Each board includes an electric pump, leash and storage sack, which makes it easy to transport and a snap to inflate, so mom can spend more time paddling and less time getting ready and packing up. As a mom-owned business, we at Ski Shack can't say enough about paddleboarding — it's a fun, relaxing low-impact exercise helps with balance, core strength, and overall wellness. $399.96
Does your mom love to hike? Help her stay hydrated on the go with Camelbak's Rogue Light Hydration Pack. Designed for a woman's body, the pack's straps adjust for a perfect, comfortable fit. In addition to carrying just over a half-gallon of water, this sleek, lightweight sachel packs just enough space for basics including phone, wallet, keys and an extra layer. It's also . $80
Moms who appreciate function AND style will find great joy in the Teva Women's Verra Adventure Sandal. Here's a shoe that looks and feels great adventuring outside, relaxing over brunch or spending a busy shopping. The sandal's adjustable strap system ensures a custom fit with every wear, while the cushioned footbed offers gentle comfort, wherever mom's path may lead. $69.95
Here's a sturdy and reliable bag for the adventuring mama who asks a lot of her gear. Crafted with eco-friendly recycled polyester fabric, the Patagonia Black Hole Gear Tote is built to schlep hard goods and clothes in any kind of weather. Fun features including a zippered front pocket will help mom stay organized, and adjustable shoulder straps mean she can sling it over her shoulder or wear it as a backpack. $119
Here’s a promise: these fun, California-cool sunnies won’t slip, bounce, or let the glare through. What’s more, The OGs were designed by runners, bikers and other outdoors-enjoyers, so they’re tough enough to withstand all the bumps and bashes your adventure-loving Mom throws at them. And, for extra feel-good vibes, the company gives 1% from each pair sold to environmental causes. $25
Wine in the woods? Why not?! Vapur’s featherweight, travel-ready flagon makes it easy to bring adult beverages into the backcountry (or the beach!) without the worry — or weight — of a bottle. In addition to the 750 milliliter flask and no-spill easy-pour spout, the Wandervino Portable Wine Kit includes two shatterproof, crystal-clear Govino Go Anywhere wine glasses. And, when the flask is empty, roll it up tight for space-saving stashing. $15.99
Does mom love paddleboarding and wish she had more time to go — or would she like friends to paddle with? Hook her up with a five-pack of classes and save 20 percent! She'll be able to sign up for any of Ski Shack's Paddle Boarding or SUP Yoga classes at Harvey's Lake, all summer long. We love paddleboarding with friends, and our classes provide a friendly, welcoming environment where people of ages, abilities and fitness levels can learn and explore at their own pace.
Five classes SUP Yoga or Intro to Paddleboarding
Including equipment: $199 (normally $250)
Class only (Bring your own equipment): $99 (normally $125)