Gift Ideas to Make Your Loved One Share Your Love of the Outdoors


Talk about win-win gift-giving. You love playing in the great outdoors. Your significant other did, before (1) kids came along, (2) work got in the way, (3) the bloom left the vine. These present ideas will help reinvigorate your partner’s love of the outdoors, and reunite your love life and sporting life with the promise of adventure.

Obermeyer Ketchikan Jacket
Cold? Wet? Not an issue if one wears this jacket. It’s warm, waterproof, and has plenty of pockets for gloves, goggles, smart phone, and wallet. Plus the environmentally friendly Cocona fabric is soft, pliable, and incredibly durable.

New Balance Sport Hydration Belt
Your mistletoe partner will love the convenient water-bottle pouch, with room enough for a mid-training snack and hydration—but they won’t feel like they’re about to train for an ultra-marathon.

Millet Iceland Jacket
Obviously this gift goes best with two round-trip tickets to Iceland. But even if you’re planning on local, cold-weather play, this handsome, warm, softer-than-a-duckling jacket is sure to become a year-round favorite. Perfect for hiking, walking, skiing, and brew-pub crawls.

P^Cubed Shorts
Shorts are not always sexy, but these definitely moved the mercury on our thermometer. With tons of travel-safety features, potential thieves or pickpockets might as well find another job. This is a gift that keeps on giving long after the holidays are over.

Petzl Nao Headlamp
Light up the holidays—and every day of the New Year! We’re not saying anyone’s afraid of the dark, but this award-winning headlamp will cast all shadows of doubt aside.

Osprey Child Carrier
Who says you have to give up the good life when your baby arrives? With the Osprey Child Carrier there’s no reason not to take a stroll in the park—whether it’s your local trail system or Yosemite.

Mammut Zephir and Zephira Climbing Harness
Wonder why climbers look so fit? Because even an hour or two a week at a climbing gym burns calories, carves muscles, and provides an endorphin rush like no other. Climbing is the perfect activity for date night, and there’s no better encouragement than a new harness to show those on your list that you support their return to the rock face (indoor or otherwise).

Published: 29 Nov 2012 | Last Updated: 4 Dec 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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