Few things are better for the body and soul than fresh air. But having the right gear for an outdoor adventure makes all the difference. So this holiday season, why not outfit the adventure-seeker in your life with a gift that encourages them to unplug and head into the great outdoors.
Whether they’re a seasoned voyager or a casual wanderer, they’re sure to log miles and miles of memorable experiences. Consider it a gift that keeps on giving.
Jet Boil MiniMo
The Jet Boil MiniMo is my favorite camping stove. It’s lightweight enough to take anywhere, and so easy to use that sometimes, I just use it instead of my regular stove.
A good headlamp is an outdoors game-changer. Not only does this one have a red light setting so you can still see the stars, it also has a locking feature so you never run out of battery unexpectedly.
Leatherman Rebar Multitool
This is a gift that will ensure they are prepared for pretty much anything out there. Complete with 17 tools, this is what I'd choose if I could only bring one thing with me into the wilderness.
An Eno Hammock is portable enough to bring on any hike, yet nice enough to set up in your backyard. It’s easy, too. All you have to do is tie the straps around some trees and you’re ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy the clouds rolling by.
This firepit allows you to have a fire in your backyard, on the beach, or really anywhere where it’s allowed, safely. It also has internal jets that make it smokeless, so they won’t be left teary-eyed every time they want to have a campfire and roast some s’mores.
Ming's Mark 36028 Foldable Reclining Camp Chair
Lounge outdoors with comfort and style using this reclining, rocking camp chair. Cup holders and a mesh pocket on this water-proof design mean your friend can keep everything they need within arm’s reach. Add in an IOU for a night out under the stars for the perfect gift, no neck craning required.
Rumpl Puffy Sherpa Blanket
Whether your friend spends their outdoor time camping or watching football games from the stands, they’ll stay warm with a cozy blanket. This machine-washable pick features a dirt-resistant shell and a super soft sherpa lining.
Feast by Firelight
Tired of eating charred hot dogs and scrambled eggs on camping trips? How does honey-coriander pork chops with roasted corn salsa sound? Up the campfire cooking game with a copy of this collection of easy-to-prepare recipes for the great outdoors. In addition to delicious meal ideas, the book includes shopping and equipment lists and instructions on food prep and packing.
Danish Endurance Merino Wool Hiking and Walking Socks
Because there’s no better stocking stuffer than socks themselves. Merino wool helps keep feet warm (and dry) in the winter and allows for easy breathing in the summer heat, too. This pair has the seal of approval from Rasmus Kragh, a mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen.
Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler
Yeti puts the cool in cooler. The brand’s signature “coldlock gasket” technology is sure to keep provisions cold (or warm), no matter the elements outside. This compact version can still hold 16 beers or 20 gallons of ice. And it comes in stylish hues like seafoam, too.
Trails can be tough to trek through once the snow piles up. But a good pair of snowshoes will keep you going all winter. This light pair comes with easy-to-adjust straps. No fumbling with frozen fingers required.
Staying hydrated is crucial to a successful endeavor in the great outdoors. This 32-ounce model keeps liquid hot for up to 6 hours or cold for up to 24. And it’s BPA-free to boot.
Outdoor Hound Dog Daypack
A four-legged hiking companion can carry his or her own supplies (may we suggest water, poop bags, and a few tennis balls?) on the trail with a pack made just for dogs. This model is light and breathable to optimize comfort for furry friends. Reflective stripes improve visibility and keep the dog safe as dusk sets in.
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