Whether they’re climbing a mountain or spelunking a cave, you know at least one person who is always on some crazy and amazing adventure. This holiday season, why not get them a gift that will take their experiences to the next level? Here are seven gifts perfect for the person who lives for the outdoors.
1. A GoPro
What’s the next best thing after going on amazing adventures? Sharing them. A GoPro camera lets you capture high-quality footage and photos while keeping your hands free with compact cameras that can be mounted on a helmet, surfboard, dive mask, dog harness, or just about anything else you can think of.
2. An America the Beautiful Pass
$10 here and $20 there adds up quickly when exploring national parks is a regular part of your vacation itinerary. Give your favorite adventurer the gift of free access to more than 2,000 national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and grasslands, as well as BLM lands. An annual pass is only $80 through the National Park Service, but its value is priceless.
3. Inspirational Tales
Not every day can be spent traveling and exploring. For those rainy days, stock your loved one’s bookshelf with tales of great adventures. Opt for a classic like “Wind, Sand, and Stars” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry or “The Worst Journey in the World” by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, or check out these recommendations from Cool of the Wild for a contemporary selection.
4. A Custom Passport Holder
It doesn’t take long for a well-loved passport to start looking a little tattered. Protect your friend’s most cherished possession with a classy custom passport holder. Whether you opt to buy from a handmade producer on Etsy or Big Cartel or from a nearby retailer, your loved one is sure to appreciate the style upgrade.
5. Goodies for the Dog
Everyone knows that dogs make adventures better, and there’s a good chance your friend has a canine companion of his own. Why not treat them both to something special? A hands-free leash is ideal for hikes, stylish food and water bowls that stack or collapse make trailside feeding a breeze, and homemade dog treats keep pets happy on the trail. Or, how about prepaying for a stay with a dog sitter for those trips that aren’t pet-friendly? Even the most devoted dog owner appreciates the chance to get away guilt-free.
6. A USB Power Bank
Exploring the world means sometimes being away from power outlets from days on end. But even when there’s no cellular service for miles, it’s nice to be able to take pictures and have a working device when you get back to town. A USB battery pack can keep a smartphone charged for up to a week, depending on the model you choose.
7. An Airbnb Gift Card
Even the biggest camping enthusiast likes to sleep in a bed sometimes. However, paying for a room can be a hard bullet to bite when your heart was set on a night under the stars. An Airbnb gift card makes the blow a little bit softer by prepaying for a place to stay in any of 191 countries around the globe. And that’s hard to beat on a rainy and cold night.
Even if you don’t care to join, you can gift your loved one the perfect gift for their next adventure. And if you would like to tag along? Then perhaps that gift should be a trip for two.
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