Finding the perfect gifts for every outdoor enthusiast in your life can be an anxiety-inducing exercise, and not just for lack of ingenuity—it can break the bank too! Because, seriously, what do you gift the adventurous spirit with an already-overflowing gear closet or the minimalist who doesn’t need any additional worldly possessions? We’re here to make your holiday season a little easier with this list, made for the outdoorsy by the outdoorsy. From flasks that warm up winter nights to sleds that celebrate the snow, these gifts provide the inspiration you need to make a list and check it twice. Here are the 13 things you can buy your favorite adventurous friends and family members for just $25. No panic required.
We believe that every day spent outdoors can be claimed a holiday. And this holiday flask makes the celebration that much sweeter. This stainless steel flask holds 8 fluid ounces and easily fits in a pocket. So before their next adventure, they’ll pack away a nip of something festive. Maybe, if you’re lucky, you’ll be along to take a sip of it, too.
Every outdoor enthusiast needs a pocketknife, whether for their first-aid kit or parsing out portions of post-hike cheese. This one features scenes of Switzerland’s landscapes from the 2018 travel-inspired Places of the World contest. It is as practical as it is cute, with a 1.5-inch blade, nail file with screwdriver tip, scissors, tweezers, a toothpick and key ring. Celebrate the season sensibly!
Warm heads, warm hearts, or so says a little phrase we made up right now. This knit REI Co-op Wallace Lake Patch beanie will keep their noggin toasty warm and super stylish. This cotton, nylon and wool fabric blend is not only soft and warm, but also stretchy and breathable. Better yet? Since one size fits most heads, the only thing you need to worry about is the color.
When the weather outside is frightful, your climbing friends don’t necessarily sit inside. And with these belay gloves, they won’t have to. The breathable, synthetic material used is five times more durable than goatskin, meaning this gift is one that will last. They also feature an adjustable hook-and-loop wrist closure and clip-in hole for easy carry.
Watersports enthusiasts will flip over the Pelican Micro Case 1040. This water-resistant, dustproof case with a soft rubber liner protects objects from splashes and submersions in the waters ahead. The carabiner and strap attachment points make it easy to tote around, and the interior (6.5 x 3.9 x 1.75 inches) offers plenty of space for portable electronics and valuables.
Wrap up a big something special this holiday season. This winter classic features built-in handles for excellent grip, 25 inches of space—making it perfect for a single rider—and durable plastic for fun for anyone weighing less than 150 pounds. You might even be invited along for their first run down the snow hill once they open up this gift!
Avid yoga-goers know that hauling a mat around can be a drag. Make their life a little easier by gifting them the Manduka Go Move yoga mat sling. They’ll just loop it around each end of their mat and let it rest against their back. The cinch closure is easy and noise-free (making it good for sneaking into class a little late).
Don’t let the name fool you, this compact card holder is perfect for all genders. Featuring space for up to seven cards with an elastic strap and special liner that helps block unauthorized scanning of RFID (radio frequency identification) chips, this is the perfect present for anyone on the go.
Campers adore the inflatable LuminAID PackLite Nova USB solar lantern. Lightweight and rugged, the five brightness settings provide up to 75 lumens of light and can run for up to 24 hours. This little beacon recharges via microUSB input in just two hours or with direct sunlight. Also, it never gets hot, so it’s perfect for use in tents and with kids.
Mountain bikers swear by these bike gloves. The four-way stretch polyester back wicks moisture while the synthetic suede palm provides solid bar feel. Your giftee is bound to love the microfleece thumb wipe that clears electronic screens and the touch-screen compatible silicone fingertips (which also improve grip).