We have rounded up all the local outdoor and nature related gift opportunities for you to find your place to get outside in the new year!


Confluence Experiences offer unique, interactive activities for small, private groups from 4 to 6 people. Customizable for all ages. Choose from Eagles & Owls, Monarch Magic, Fire & S’mores and more! Starting at $40.






Stay ‘N Play Activity Boxes

Put together by the Rockford Park District, each box includes five activities, instructions, and supplies for children age 5-12 to enjoy at home and outside. Choose one, or subscribe to get a monthly box which can be picked up or delivered! Activity boxes from previous months are on sale now for $15.




Severson Dells’ long history of exciting summer camps continues, from Peek-in-the-Creek to Grandparents Camp, there is a session for every age. Save your spot now for these precious summer experiences.




Email grettasgoats@gmail.com to schedule your visit to the goat farm located in Pecatonica. Go on a hike with the goaties, take a cozy mini-vacation with a farm stay, or sponsor a goat and then visit it!





Rockford Park District gift cards can be used toward admissions, lessons or clinics (not private), leagues, golf rounds, golf practice centers, horseback trail rides, wagon rides or other activities at Lockwood Park, Sapora Playworld, ice skating at Riverview Ice House or Carlson Ice Arena, and more. Give the gift of fun!


Summer 2021 memberships are on sale now! If you are not ready for the commitment but definitely want to try cable wakeboarding, get a gift card that can be redeemed for lessons or day passes later.

As a member, you will join others who are committed to preserving the unique natural areas of northern Illinois for future generations, support ecological restoration efforts, and get discounts on programs and events. Membership levels start at $20/year.
Members receive free admission to Klehm! With two miles of accessible paths, people of all ages and physical abilities can connect with nature on a personal level. Plus, enjoy free or discounted programs and special events, in addition to the health benefits of walking and playing outdoors. Membership levels start at $30/year.
Being a member of Severson Dells means being part of a community of nature stewards and enthusiasts. Benefits include reduced admission cost to Severson programs, member-only programs, and check-out privileges at the Severson Dells library. Membership levels start at $40/year.

Invest in a membership (starting at $40/year) to gain free admission to the tranquil gardens and support this gem of Rockford.



Printed by Rockford Art Deli, the purchase of an 815 Outside shirt supports our mission of making the outdoors accessible for all in Winnebago County. Available in adult sizes S-XXL and youth sizes XS-L.






Because the Nature Center building is currently closed to the public as a Covid precaution, the gift shop has moved online! Find nature-inspired jewelry, children’s toys, cozy sweatshirts, and much more here.





We are so lucky to have this beautiful collection of trees and flowers right here in Rockford. Support Klehm Arboretum with the purchase of apparel, tote bags, mugs and more!





Rockford Buzz - Nature Poetry & Prose/Nature Themed Photography Exhibit

Natural Land Institute Merchandise 

Support the mission of preserving natural areas in Northern Illinois when you purchase a Nygren Wetland t-shirt or books detailing the history and stories of nature conservation in our region.





You are supporting local organic agriculture when you purchase pasture meats, goats milk soap, or tickets to an on-farm workshop or event!


Gear up and head out! Rocktown has got you covered for outdoor activities of every season with apparel, sports equipment, gear rentals, and lessons for snow shoeing and cross-country skiing.



Kegel’s online gift guides make it easy to find a useful gift your bike-lover will adore– from helmets to headlights!


Up your game with new socks, shoes, and insoles, or gift the runner in your life with injury prevention and health and safety gear. Curbside pick-up available!
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