So you waited until now to scramble around for Holiday gifts. Shame, shame! No worries, we have you covered. Below are eight plug-and-play gifts that you can pick up quick and are sure to please the outdoors enthusiast in your life.
1 — LED Lenser SEO7R Headlamp ($90)
One of our editors swears by this headlamp, and rightly so. Dimmable from a whopping 220 lumens to a soft 20 lumens, the SEO7R has the light range for late-night cross-country skiing to reading in a tent. Its Advanced Focus System allows you to navigate from a wide to a narrow beam with ease, and we’re fans of its rechargeable li-ion battery or AAA Alkaline compatibility.
2 — Grand Trunk Hooded Travel Pillow ($40)
For those who travel a lot (either for work or play), this Hooded Travel Pillow gives the gift of restful flights. Though the look isn’t too flattering, the idea is genius. Lean back against the neck pillow and pull the hood over your eyes for some blackout sleep. If it helps you arrive at your destination well-rested, the strange looks may be worth it. Bonus: it comes in Darth Vader black.
3 — ENO MoonShine Lantern ($25)
ENO, known for its hammocks, is upping its accessories game. The MoonShine Lantern hangs easily from your hammock’s ridgeline or from inside your tent and sits flat on a table. Plus it has four settings: 60 lumen white, dim for longer battery life, color for softer lighting, and strobe for your campsite raves.
4 — Icebreaker Women’s Oasis LS Crewe Align ($90)
A go-to base layer has to be comfortable and breathable. Icebreaker’s Oasis LS Crewe is just that, made of soft, durable merino wool that is lightweight (yet warm) and breathable. You can wear it underneath ski clothes in the winter or under a light jacket on spring hikes.
5 — YETI Colster ($30)
This insulated can cooler from YETI is like a frosty bear hug for your favorite beverage. It keeps your beer or soda cold and eliminates wet hands from can “sweat.” Plus, it works with longneck bottles.
6 — ExOfficio Performance Underwear ($30)
There’s a reason underwear is a classic holiday gift, as (most) everyone wears it every day. Instead of buying a five-pack of budget undies, get your family member or friend a nice pair so your gift will actually get some use. ExOfficio’s Give-N-Go boxer briefs are an all-around favorite for adventurous activities.
7 — MSR PocketRocket Stove ($40)
Weighing a mere three ounces, the MSR PocketRocket is a simple, reliable stove perfect for both weekend camping trips and serious backpacking expeditions. Its precision flame control enables you to quickly boil water for instant meals or aim for pancake perfection with the simmer setting.
8 — A Gift Card
If you’ve waited this long, a gift card might be your best bet. You don’t have to worry about the color or if it fits properly. Gift cards are easy to pick up in-store or send via email, even on Christmas Eve. Some sure favorites are to Cabela’s, REI, and Amazon.