Seven Great Gifts Ideas for Less Than $25

The Wildfire T-Shirt, the Camelbak Podium Water Bottle, and the Darn Tough Boot Sock (from left)

We culled our extensive archive of products from Gearzilla to hone in on the seven best, less expensive items—perfect for the budget-conscious gift-giver.

Colorado Wildfire T-Shirt
Fire season has thankfully long-since passed, and the designs for this nonprofit project are currently limited to the instant-classic hybrid of Colorado’s state symbol. But these nicely crafted shirts compliment both an outdoor-lover’s aesthetic and everyone’s altruistic nature. Profits from the shirts go directly to help the fire fighters.

Hops in the Saddle Guidebook
Consider this gift both a sage insight into what we all love (beer…and biking) and a call to action. Because once they start to check out this humorous, highly detailed guidebook, a trip to the Oregon craft-beer-and-cycling mecca will simply have to happen.

Darn Tough Boot Socks
As the company name implies, this pair of socks is crafted to last a lifetime—or damn close to it. They make great hiking socks, but their fashion-forward designs mean that they’re at home in the city as they are on the trail. And their travel socks are equally impressive.

Camelbak Podium Chill Water Bottle
Appearances deceive. What looks like a regular water bottle is actually a double-wall insulated vessel that keeps water twice as cold as regular bottles.

Rapha La Doyenne Classique Cap
This stylish cycling hat will fit any bike-obsessed person on your list. The close-fitting cap slips nicely under a helmet for a touch of added warmth in early a.m. autumn and winter rides, and we love the overall aesthetic.

Innate Caravan Compartments
These water-resistant cubes let the micro-planner pack their suitcase with savant-like attention to detail. Use ‘em to isolate stinky clothes from fresh, keep all the socks in one place, or double up and use ‘em as a small “essentials” bag while backpacking.

Elemental Herbs All Good Lips Tinted Balm
Admittedly, lip balm hardly qualifies as the most exciting gift—but it’s also one that everyone appreciates. The distinctive tint (made from non-nanoparticle zinc oxide) and a long list of all-natural ingredients separate this one from its waxy counterparts.

Published: 20 Nov 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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