Did you opt outside on Black Friday? Whether your outdoor time included the fresh air going from store to store scoring deals or you torched Thanksgiving calories with a run, hike, or other outdoor adventure, there’s something for everyone who loves being outside for any amount of time. This year’s brand-new Gifts for Outdoor Adventures is inspired by my own family’s love of the great outdoors and desire to protect natural habitats. It features gifts for beach lovers, campers and backpackers, National Parks vacationers, and exercise enthusiasts. I hope some of these gifts will inspire someone you love to get outside to enjoy nature a bit more and unplug in favor of digital wellbeing.
2019 Gift Guide: Gifts for Outdoor Adventures
- Towel for Two from Tesalate ($99)— Forget the absorbent terry towels that sand clings to and take forever to dry. Tesalate Towels are far better for beach lovers thanks to their exclusive AbsorbLite™ fabric. We recently received a Towel for Two from Tesalate and even though we’re beyond beach season here, I was immediately impressed by how compact a double towel could be! Measuring 63” inches square, my Towel for Two is made from a cutting-edge textile that ensures my full-size beach towel will always be sand-free, compact, ultra-absorbent (it holds over a liter of water), and dries in half the time of a regular beach towel. Hooray for materials science and fabric technology that make outdoor adventures more fun!
- Goodr Sunglasses ($25)— While on a tropical work trip with my husband last May, I was gifted a pair of Iced by Yeti Goodrs and they’ve been my go-to pair of glasses ever since. I wore them during our time in the Caribbean, on every adventure our family had in Alaska, at the end of the summer while sailing the Florida Keys with a group of Scouts, and everywhere in between. I love my Iced by Yetis for their reflective mirrored lenses, comfortable fit, the fact that they never ever slip (yes, even when coated in sunscreen for a week on a boat in the Florida Keys), and how the polarized lenses reduce glare and protect my eyes from UVA and UVB rays whether I’m walking the dog or kayaking in Alaska. My love for my Goodrs runs deep- so deep that I’m waiting on 3 more pairs to arrive and am always stalking the site to see what pair I might need next! I love the The Runways series ($35/pair) and my next pair might have to be Mind the Wage Gap Wedge!
For the Love of Camping
- Luci Pro Mobile Charging Inflatable Solar Light by mPowerd ($26.98 from Amazon or 40% off on the mPowerd site with code BLK40)— Even though you may love being unplugged during your outdoor adventures, it’s always good to be able to be able to keep your phone charged on the go for emergency purposes. The Luci Pro is a compact inflatable solar powered light that can recharge in 14 hours of direct sunlight or quick charge via USB in 2-3 hours. It also features mobile charging capabilities. Just face the solar panel towards the sun, plug in your charging cable, and you’ll recharge thanks to the sun. This lightweight, waterproof, and durable little light is a great companion on all outdoor adventures! We’re also big fans of the small and mighty Luci Core ($14.95- also 40% off on the mPowerd site) that has an adjustable silicone arm for you to direct light anywhere it’s needed.
- Fly-Napple & Chill Hammock by Montem ($17.59)— You could spend more money on a hammock but why? Montem’s affordable Fly-Napple and Chill is just as comfortable and durable as those others that you’ve been eyeing. This tropical themed hammock comes with everything you need to get set up quickly. Inside the bag you’ll find the hammock, two 10’ reinforced nylon ropes, and caribiners. If you’re worried about bugs disrputing your pineapple dreams, add the easy to set up and highly portable Montem Swatter Mosquito Net ($21.20) to your order for 360 degree protection from pesky bugs.
- SunnyBag Leaf PRO ($99)— If you’re looking for a lightweight, flexible, outdoor solar charger, Sunnybag LEAF PRO makes a great gift! I showed this to my Boy Scout son and immediately he was intrigued by the many ways he could use the Leaf PRO during his outdoor adventures. Weighing barely 300 grams, this impressively light panel adds hardly any weight to ultralight backpackers’ pack yet delivers 7.5 watts of power thanks to a unique micro-cell matrix design that can be used to charge power banks and saves solar energy for later use. LEAF PRO comes with fastening gear (2 caribiners and 2 velcro straps) to attach the panel to a backpack, bag, or tent and since it’s waterproof, scratch resistant, and shockproof, it is a reliable solar charger for all outdoor adventures. It also has a built-in auto restart feature that allows smartphones to be recharged more efficiently and steadily.
- Outbright Rechargeable Camping Lantern ($59.97)— When you need to light an entire campsite, Outbright’s rechargeable LED camping lantern is the light you should reach for. This waterproof and shockproof light provides plenty of light for all nighttime activities under a 30×30 canopy for an entire weekend on a single charge thanks to the 6000 mAh battery. It floats, hangs, has the ability to charge your phone, and also features a red light mode to prevent fellow campers from being blinded by your light.
- Jackery Explorer 240 Portable Power Station ($249)— Car campers in need of occasional power will appreciate the Jackery Explorer Portable Power Station. It features outlets, DC, and USB ports to plug gear in to keep it charged or run small appliances and can be recharged via AC wall outlet, 12V car outlet, or the optional 60W SolarSaga solar panel. It’s great for outdoor recreation, like camping and van or RV living. Jackery Explorer 240 is quiet, doesn’t produce fumes, and is also great for disaster preparedness. Get it for $199 on Amazon with the code Jackery240 until Dec 1st, 11:59 PM PST.
National Park Vacationers
- National Parks Mapped Green Acres Poster($25)—Help them plan which park to visit next with the All National Parks Vintage Poster from Parks Project. Measuring 11×17” and featuring 61 National Parks of the United States, this poster will be a welcome addition on the wall of any National Park enthusiast.
- Alaska Vintage Map Bana ($20)— This past summer we road tripped from Fairbanks to Anchorage that included time in Denali, a 5 day kayaking trip through Kenai Fjords National Park, hiking Alyeska, and whitewater rafting in glacier fed rivers. Through all of our outdoor adventures, I had my trusty Alaska Vintage Map Bana from McGovern & Co. that not only helped me always know where we were but was versatile enough to keep me warm during our many outdoor activities at various National Parks and beyond. With so many banas available in different styles (I also have a photo bana of Acadia National Park), it won’t be hard to find one to gift to anyone who has ever visited a National Park.
- Park Supporter Jute Tote ($68)— Proudly display your love of the National Parks with this jute and leather tote that can hold up to 135 pounds. I love that this roomy tote (measures 12.5” x 15” ) features a water resistant interior, wide base, and has a 5”x7” pocket inside, making it the perfect companion for trips to the farmer’s market or at your feet as you travel to your next National Park.
- National Park Spinner ($9.50)— This letter pressed two-part spinner features facts about 12 National Parks including how big they are, when they were established, as well as key features and wildlife. It’s a fun way to learn about Grand Canyon, Denali, Arches, Yosemite, Everglades, Grand Teton, Olympic, Great Smoky Mountains, Acadia, Glacier, Rocky Mountain, and Yellowstone.
- America the Beautiful Annual Pass ($80)— The America the Beautiful Annual Pass serves as your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites. Each pass covers entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges as well as standard amenity fees (day use fees) at national forests and grasslands, and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A pass covers entrance, standard amenity fees and day use fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Other passes available include the Lifetime Senior Pass ($80) and Annual 4th Grade Pass (free for the duration of the 4th grade school year and the following summer).
- Jaybird Vista ($179)— I hate running with my phone. In fact, I never have which has always limited my ability to listen to music. Up until recently, I ran with a 3rd generation iPod Nano and YurBuds but when I upgraded myself to a Garmin Vivoactive 3 Music (regularly $279.99 but on sale from Amazon for $199!) and had the ability to store music on my watch, I knew it was time for new headphones too. Jaybird Vistas connect easily to my Garmin and provide me with 12 hours of playtime and the freedom from wires. I love how comfortably they fit in my ears during my training runs and the quality of the audio. I recently ran 11 miles with them, never having to adjust them for fit or sound which allowed me to focus on my training. Once I got home, I wiped them off (they’re IPX7 Waterproof & Sweatproof) and popped them back in their case to charge. With a 16 hour battery life, my Jaybird Vistas would have kept working well beyond any finish line I might have crossed.
- Thrive Tape ($24.99 for a 9+ foot roll, 20% off with code THRIVETECH)— Thrive “Far Infrared” Kinesiology Tape is an elastic kinesiology tape made of a thin, elasticized 97% cotton and 3% spandex with an acrylic adhesive. Worn to support muscles and joints while allowing for free range of motion, it targets pain relief to help encourage recovery from a variety of injuries. It’s sweat resistant, waterproof, and is designed to be worn through any activity, showering, or just resting 24 hours a day for up to 7 days. Blogger or exercise influencers: Follow and direct message Thrive Tape for affiliate opportunities!
- Hydaway Collapsible Water Bottle– 25 ounce ($29.95)— I love the ultra-portable Hydaway bottles because they help me stay hydrated during all of my outdoor adventures and on a daily basis. My 25-ounce bottle that collapses down to a slim 1.5” profile and can always be refilled, helping to eliminate the waste from one time use plastic bottles and the cost of having to buy one. These bottles feature a wide mouth opening for handwashing, are dishwasher safe, and are made from food grade silicone, and BPA-free plastic. They’re great to stash in your bag for everyday use, to have when traveling through airports, and on the trail to ensure that you leave no trace. Use the code LETICIA15 to get 15% off your purchase on hydawaybottle.com.
- Bowflex Max Trainer M8 ($2299)— If you’ve ever told yourself you don’t have enough time in your day to exercise, you do thanks Bowflex Max M8’s 14 minute workouts. Yes, you read that right. In just 14 minutes, Bowflex Max M8 delivers a workout that features short bursts of effort followed by longer periods of rest. Workouts are designed for me to work smarter, not harder and burn a lot of calories through a very efficient workout. I love using our Bowflex on days when I’m not running or scheduled for an Orange Theory class! For more information, read my past posts:
2019 Holiday Gift Guides
AGE APPROPRIATE GIFT GUIDES:
- Toddlers & Preschoolers
- Early Elementary Ages (grades K-2, ages 5-8)
- Tweens (ages 9-12)
- Teens (ages 13+)
SPECIALTY GIFT GUIDES :
- STEM Gifts for All Ages (preK-teen)
- Best Subscription Boxes
- Gadget Lovers
- Frequent Fliers
- Gifts for Teachers (from the perspective of a former teacher, with input from current teachers)
- Dog Lovers
I hope you enjoy this year’s picks and wish you happy and stress-free holiday shopping!
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