It’s down to the wire with gift-giving this holiday season. But it doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Here are some wonderful options for your favorite outdoors people this holiday season. Whether it’s something they can open on Christmas morning, or an experience you’ll share together in the upcoming weeks, these gifts are sure to leave your special someone feeling the holiday spirit!
Nothing says “I see you” like gifting your favorite camping buddy with a brand new tent. Especially if it’s one of the award-winning tents from Big Agnes. Whether it’s the renowned Copper Spur ultra-light backpacking tent or a more spacious option like the Flying Diamond 6 to fit all the friends, gear, and pups in your life. Also check out the Manzanares UV SL3 as the perfect, mid-size 3-person option.
- Price: Anywhere from $299-$699, depending on the tent
The Big Mountain Hiker
This handmade poster of all the Colorado mountains above 14,000 feet is the perfect gift for the peak bagger in your life. It’s a lovely visual way to start checking off those mountains as they’re summited.
- Price: $29.99 plus shipping
The Outdoor Photographer
This low-profile camera strap is made from 10.5 mm climbing rope and comes in a variety of fun colors. It’s perfect for the outdoor photographer that needs a new strap for that expensive camera they’re always carrying around. Plus, the strength of the cross-stitched climbing rope ensures their camera will be safe and sound all year round.
- Price: $29.00
Donation to Outdoor Organization
Donate to one of your favorite outdoor organizations aimed at protecting public lands, creating long-term sustainability, and conservation of Mother Earth. Some of our favorite outdoor organizations include Sierra Club, Access Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Oceana, World Wildlife Fund, and the list goes on.
- Price: Whatever your heart desires. Most organizations aim for at least a $20 donation. Big perks for doing a monthly donation for one year!
Expand your horizons with an ice climbing lesson for you and your belay partner in Ouray with Alpine Institute. It’s a guided, once-in-a-lifetime experience for climbers of all levels. Go solo, bring a partner, or enjoy with a larger group. All gear is included in the price.
- Price: $275 for 2 people; $175 for 4 people
Gift a staycation this holiday season for a perfect romantic evening with a special someone or just a fun night out with your friends by booking an Airstream that’s been converted into a super chic and comfortable hotel room. You’ll find a few options at the Amigo Motor Lodge in Salida, CO.
- Price: $90-150/ night
Did you know a single-drop heli skiing experience is not only affordable, it’s the type of experience the special person in your life won’t soon forget? This gift is perfect for the avid skier in your life who hasn’t yet taken the “plunge” into a heli skiing tour, and instead may just want to get his or her feet wet.
- Price: $179 plus the cost of a lift ticket
As wonderful as these gifts are, don’t forget the true meaning of the season: spending time with the ones you love, in the amazing places you love. And for that, we’re grateful!