From stocking stuffers to "no, you didn't!", our 2018 holiday gift guide is packed with great gift ideas for those who love the outdoors and are always seeking adventure. All links will take you to the manufacturers websites, but we strongly suggest supporting your local outdoor retailer this holiday season!
Gifts Under $10
Description: High quality vinyl stickers that are designed with the outdoors in mind. Buy just one or make a sticker pack with a few.
Description: This is one of (if not the one) top emergency space blanket on the market. At $5 it's and easy add-on or stocking stuffer for anyone who spends time outdoors in the cold. It's also great to keep in the car in case of emergencies.
Description: High quality instant coffee. Yes, it's true...We gave these guys a try last year and were extremely impressed with the flavor. AND it works with hot or cold liquids.
Description: Lightweight, durable and compact. This spork is ideal for backpackers, day-hikers and campers who want to eat on the go.
Description: For those wanting a beverage with a kick, these are the way to go. Designed by two friends/bartenders based in Alberta, Canada these cocktail mixes are packed with all the flavor and none of the hassle. For a great gift, pair with it's matching adult liquor (for those over 21 in the US).
Description: No hiker or backpacker should leave home without a way to create drinkable water.
Description: Give someone the gift of reducing the use of plastic. Straws are a great starting point. These ones are our favorites with a slight bend and thick glass that won't break, even if you drop it. Choose from a variety of color options.
Description: We bought our first Opinel knife on a whim while hiking in France 3 years ago and we still use it today! Surprisingly sharp and durable for the price, this knife is the go-to companion for any camping enthusiast. It's multi-functional and easy to clean too.
Description: No batteries needed. Just keep these puppies out in the sun for a few hours and they'll provide hours of light by the campfire! Since they're inflatable, they pack down nice and small, which makes them great for backpackers as well as car camping or just hanging out in the back yard.
Description: Available in 8oz and 16oz sizes, this mountain designed mug is unique in design and shape. It's narrow width fits in nearly all cupholders. Plus, it's made with double-walled stainless steel so drinks stay hot or cold for hours. No wonder why it's rated 5-stars from our customers!
Description: Made with organic/recycled materials in the US and artwork inspired by the outdoors, these t-shirts are made to please any outdoor enthusiast. They are sold in both men's/unisex and women's fits (link takes you to our men's/unisex collection).
Description: This one's for the RUNNERS. With an easy grip and front pocket, it perfect for a run on the trail or road. We recommend the 18oz size, but it comes in smaller sizes too.
Description: This one's for the ladies... the ladies who camp/vanlife/etc. and need a way to pee! We won't go into the details here, but check out the link to learn more. You probably want to give this to someone you know well as it's a bit personal, but it's well worth the money. We got one this Fall and can attest that it's very easy to use and clean.
Description: This light goes everywhere with us (it lives in our camper van). It is compact, yet full of great things: runs for 500 hours on low, has a built in charger, built in magnet and built in hanger. Someone will be very happy with this gift.
Description: This classic hat is perfect for any outdoorsman. It's warm, yet stylish and comes in a variety of colors
Description: A play on the post mountain "Apres Ski" and the wine lover's "Rose all day." This women's cutout neck sweatshirt is the gift she'll keep talking about.
Description: The Nordic Pocket saw is ideal for outdoor adventurers. It's lightweight, packable (comes with a travel bag) and durable. Carry it on your belt during a hike or keep it tucked away in your backpack.
Description: Seek Dry Goods designed this sweatshirt for mountain / outdoor enthusiasts. It's made with organic/recycled materials in the USA and is lined with french terry for a light and soft feel.
Description: The Actik Core is a 350 lumen rechargeable headlamp that's ideal for your favorite runner, backpacker, backcountry adventurer or hiker.
Description: A cross between a sneaker. a slipper and a sleeping bag, Teva's Ember Moc keeps feet warm and cozy. Whether at the campsite, on a camper van adventure or running errands on a cool day, this is a shoe they'll never take off.
Description: Give your favorite outdoor/travel enthusiast access to over 2,000 parks/recreation sites across the United States. Each pass covers entrance, use and parking fees for your car (driver and passengers included).
Our wool throw is the perfect mix of cozy, warm and sleek. Made by Faribault Mills in Minnesota and minimally designed, it's the ideal companion for cuddling up on the couch with some hot cocoa (or whatever your warm-beverage drink of choice may be). PLUS at $99.50, it won't break the bank either.
Description: DMOS describes this shovel as mountable, rackable and stowable. It's the ideal car shovel for backcountry roads, getting out of ditches or any other situation a shovel is needed.
Description: The Black Hole Duffel makes the perfect gift for the travel lover in your life. It's durable, multiple carrying straps, water repellent and while small enough to be used as a carry on it fits A LOT.
Description: Council Tool makes this 24" wood-craft axe in the USA using American Steel. It is beautifully and simply designed for all the wood chopping, shaving, cutting, etc. activities.
Description: This cooler isn't the cheapest on the market, but it sure does perform. It's easy to clean, has plenty of room and comes with a removable basket for items that you don't want to touch the ice.
: Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Jacket in Men's & Women's
Description: This is THE jacket: lightweight, water-repellent, low-profile. It has won various awards for it's technology and is described as the "lightest full-featured hooded down jacket."
Description: Body Glove's Raptor SUP (stand up paddle board) is super stable and durable, making it great for beginners or avid paddle boarders. Use it on lakes, oceans or rivers for a fun day on the water. It comes with a carrying pack,
adjustable paddle, cell phone dry bag, and coil leash.
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