Give Gifts to Inspire Adventure in the Great Outdoors

From kayaks to carabineers and classes, REI has ideas for everyone

Nov 12, 2013

SEATTLE – Whatever adventures winter brings the family this year, REI’s expert team is ready to inspire with the best gift ideas, product suggestions and advice to keep everyone warm and happy all season long.

Find Holiday Ideas
REI’s Gift Center makes shopping easy to search by price, category, and activity. REI has a wide selection of winter gear and apparel to help outfit the entire family for fun with all the best outdoor brands from Patagonia, Black Diamond, Osprey, Sorel, Go-Pro and REI. See upcoming deals with some of the hottest products of the season.

 REI’s 2013 gifting videos feature some of the hottest brands and products for the season with a little help and humor from REI’s experts. The videos feature Sasquatch riding a bike trainer, Eton wireless speakers fueling an ugly holiday sweater party, toddlers in boots playing with bunnies and the smooth ride of Rossignol’s new Soul 7 Skis.

Get inspired on REI’s YouTube Channel. In early December, REI employees will field customer questions about their gift-giving dilemmas, deliver real-time social media customer service via Twitter and Facebook, and will reply through personalized #REIGifts videos hosted on YouTube the same day.

Find Gifts for Everyone on the List
Gifts like The North Face e-Tip Gloves are perfect for those who like to check-in from the trail. Hands stay warm as full finger and palm conductivity makes calls and texts, and surfing the web easily. The REI Flex Lite Chair is lightweight, comfortable and great for backpacking adventures or concerts in the park. Not sure what to get the kids? The Black Diamond Wiz Headlamp is great for reading under the covers or adventures on the trail.

Deliver the Gift of Outdoor Experiences
REI Outdoor School offers the right classes to help everyone adventure into the outdoors this winter confidently. REI stores that sell snow sports gear and apparel will host in-store winter classes between November and January. How-to presentations will span a variety of activities, from snowshoeing to cross country skiing to waxing basics.

Between Nov. 15 and Feb. 15, join REI and the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) for free Avalanche Awareness Classes in select REI markets. Beginning Dec. 15, REI instructors will lead snowshoeing and cross country ski classes at local trails and parks. Learn more at rei.com/outdoorschool.

About the REI Co-op

REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of more than 19 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 167 locations in 39 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.com, REI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company, a global leader that runs more than 250 itineraries across all continents. In every community where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.