Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoors Enthusiasts

xmasWhere did autumn go!? It seems like, in the blink of an eye, the perfect temperatures and beautiful leaves disappeared and gave way to cold winds and bare branches. This means that Christmas is right around the corner, though, and today we’ll take a look at some popular gifts for the outdoorsman in your family.

MONTBELL FROST LINE PARKA ($220)   Quality construction, high lofting down insulation, and wind shedding 30-denier nylon make the Frost Line Parka an ideal insulating layer high altitude winter activities.

LOWA RENEGADE GTX MID BOOT ($225)   Waterproof, with tons of comfort and a lightweight design, the Renegade is a great boot for rigorous day hikes and weekend trips.

DANNER MOUNTAIN LIGHT CASCADE WOMEN’S BOOT ($299)   Handcrafted in the USA, these boots are comprised of a one-piece, water-resistant full-grain leather upper. Bonus: They’re featured in the upcoming movie, Wild, based on the journey of Cheryl Strayed and starring Reese Witherspoon.

REI YOSEMITE 75 PACK ($179)   REI’s customizable multiday pack uses the company’s Flex-Ft Suspension to allow you to adjust the fit in numerous ways. The low price tag is just an added bonus!

GARMIN EDGE 200 WIRELESS BIKE COMPUTER ($130)   This compact device keeps your distance traveled, time, calories burned, and location at your fingertips, and even allows you to upload your rides online to see them on a map.

SMARTWOOL EXPEDITION TREKKING SOCKS ($21)   Offer the outdoors enthusiast on your list a twist on the classic stocking stuffer with these thick, comfortable natural wool hiking socks.

PENDLETON YAKIMA CAMP BLANKET ($109)   Features a blend of cotton and soft wool is the perfect campfire accessory and, at 84×66 inches, offers a ton of cover.

2014/15 AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL NATIONAL PARKS PASS ($79)   For the traveling outdoorsman, this pass is great, as it grants access to the holder, as well as anyone in their vehicle, at any national park requiring a daily entrance fee.

GIFT CARD   Gift cards in any amount are a great stocking stuffer, and allow the recipient to shop for their specific gear.

SUBSCRIPTIONS/MEMBERSHIPS   A year-long subscription to magazines like Backpacker or Outside are always a welcome gift, as are memberships to retailers like REI or Bass Pro Shops.