The season of Christmas songs and Christmas trees, and pumpkin pie is here, and yet for many of us, all we can think about is the Christmas presents.
Whether you’re excited about what you’re going to get or you’re deep in thought about what you’re going to give, chances are you realize the amazing feeling that just the right present can bring. It’s not even about the present itself, but the feeling, the careful consideration of one’s wishes, of one’s personality… That’s what makes it so special.
So, consider this: is someone you love an avid adventurer? Or maybe he/she just loves to spend time outdoors, be it on the beach or in the woods? Then you have it easy: you’re going to find the ideal Christmas gift for them in this article, guaranteed!
Here are our suggestions…
If you want to spend $100 or less:
Even the most active adventurers need to take a break once in a while, and nothing is cooler than taking a nap or just relaxing for a bit in your very own hammock. While there are some pretty pricey options out there, you can find plenty of high quality options within $100 (or even for half that price).
2. Snorkeling Mask
You know an ocean-lover? Even if they have a snorkeling mask already, you’d be surprised at how many innovative snorkeling products are being released every year. Our full face snorkel mask is a great example — who wouldn’t want to explore the underwater world with that?
3. Extra-durable phone case
We all drop our phones from time to time, but the more time you spend moving, hiking, running, swimming or in a hurry to catch yet another plane, the higher the chances to hear that heartbreaking sound of a shattering phone screen. And the outdoorsy types are exactly the people who are always in need of their phones. So why don’t you give them some extra peace of mind?
Packing is so much more fun if you’re doing it in your brand new suitcase or backpack. There are plenty of good, affordable options out there and you can choose from a wide variety of colors, models and luggage-organizing innovations.
5. Inflatable couch
These became all the rage a couple of years ago. It’s an air-filled couch/bed that you can inflate with just a couple of movements (no need for a pump) and you can use it for some downtime anytime, anywhere (unlike the hammock, which only works if you have somewhere to hang it).
6. A water bottle / thermos
If you’re looking for a small, yet useful gift that can always make an adventurer happy, go with a quality water bottle or a thermos. We all could make good use out of those, even if we only go to a picnic in the park once in a while (and who says an adventure is only an adventure if you travel half-way across the world?)
If you want to spend more:
Give a loved one the chance to record and re-live their adventures, and share them with friends and family in a super interactive way. The GoPro cameras are designed for risk-takers — they’re water resistant, extremely durable and versatile, and start at about $200, though if you want to give the best/latest they offer, you’d have to go up to $600-$800.
Who doesn’t love water — whether it’s a river, a like or the ocean. Having a way to enjoy water whenever you want to would only inspire you to spend even more time outdoors, which will make you a calmer, happier human being. What better gift than that?
Yes, we already mentioned GoPro, but what if you need a present for one of the calmer adventurers? One that enjoys long hikes or walks along the sand, rather than crazy mountain biking? Then gifting a high-quality camera that will let them capture the experience is a good way to go. It could even inspire them to start a blog or change careers, so who knows — maybe you’ll be giving the gift of a lifetime!
10. A subscription box
There are a few subscription box services for adventurers on the market and with just a little research, you can choose the one that’s right for your loved one. While these could be found in the very low-cost range, some are a bit more expensive, so we decided to put them in this category. The great thing about it? It’s the gift that keeps on giving throughout the year and always surprises you!
11. A sleeping bag
It’s no secret that the outdoorsy types spend many nights sleeping right under the stars, but this doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a comfy “bed”. Top quality sleeping bags these days are designed to support the body and provide warmth and comfort, and they usually start at about $150, though you could go a lot higher if you’re really looking for something top-notch.
Found the gift idea you were looking for? We told you!
And just a little reminder — don’t forget to get yourself a little something too this Christmas, you deserve it.
Happy Holidays from AugustTrek!