With the arrival of Thanksgiving comes the scramble to find just the right gifts, and sometimes that really can be a struggle. What do you give someone who seems to already have every adventure gadget out there? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are the top 10 gifts for the person who has everything.
1. Give’r Gloves
Your favorite backcountry enthusiast might already have a pair of sturdy gloves, but are they monogrammed? Give’r will brand a pair of their versatile gloves with the initials of your choosing, making them personalized and unique. Not only that, but these gloves are affectionately labeled as “the glove of 100 uses,” because they’re perfect for anything and everything.
2. Enigma Pro Ultralight Down Quilt by Enlightened Equipment
Once your favorite outdoor aficionado tries one of Enlightened Equipment’s down quilts, they might never go back to a sleeping bag. With super-lofty 850fp down that’s HyperDry water resistant, these quilts are not only incredibly soft and cozy, but really practical. Plus, you can custom create a quilt with your loved one’s favorite colors, making it that much more personalized.
3. Carbonator Bottle Starter Kit by Pat's Backcountry Beverages
Do you have a beer lover in the family? Help them brew their own sudsy drink in the backcountry with a starter kit by Pat’s Backcountry Beverages. This kit is great for the outdoors, and also kind of a novelty. Not to mention a crowd pleaser. Next time you reach a summit, brew a beer and toast your friends.
4. UltaMid Shelter by Hyperlite Mountain Gear
We’re pretty sure the person you’re buying for this holiday season doesn’t have one of these. It’s the lightest backcountry shelter out there. The Hyperlite Mountain Gear UltaMid Shelter is a must-have for that person who is getting after it in extreme weather, and needs a lightweight shelter that’s as durable as they are.
5. Vector Peaks Shirt by Cedarpass Creative
Everyone has someone in their life that treats the common tee shirt as a daily uniform. Why not get them a fresh new tee, that’s a little bit different than the norm? This comfy tee shirt made with the coziest ring-spun cotton is certain to please. With a simple, mountain-inspired outline, you can’t go wrong with one of these unisex tees.
6. Humboldt Messenger and Pannier Bag by Po Campo
Whether you’re gifting a regular bike commuter or a college student, this bag is sure to become their new favorite. The Humboldt Messenger Bag works as a bike pannier and features a waxed canvas exterior that will repel water or spilt coffee, and a roomy, spacious interior. This bag is also designed simple and handsome, perfect for a guy or gal. Note: We are sold out of the Humboldt, but have plenty of other awesome Po Campo products!
7. Twelve Bar Mixer Box by Kate's Real Food
Do you know someone who’s always on the go, with no time to eat? Or maybe you are giving to a friend or family member who spends a lot of time in the outdoors? Give them the gift of real, delicious food, by wrapping up a 12 Bar Mixer Box by Kate’s Real Food. We have yet to find a Kate’s bar that we don’t like, and they really hit the spot.
8. Porter Pack 4400 by Hyperlite Mountain Gear
The adventure lover in your life might already have a backpack, but they might not have a Hyperlite Mountain Gear pack. This awesome piece of gear is light, simple and guaranteed to be your gift recipient’s go-to when heading out into the backcountry. We can’t get enough of these packs, with their minimalist design and fully sealed, 100% waterproof fabric.
9. Revolt Elite Ultralight Hammock Underquilt by Enlightened Equipment
Another great one from Enlightened Equipment, a company that brings new meaning to comfort in the backyard or the backcountry. This inspired underquilt is designed to keep your backside toasty while relaxing in a hammock, with adaptable suspension 900fp down. And just like their Down Quilts, Enlightened Equipment will gladly let you choose your own color scheme, because after all, that stuff matters! &nbps;
10. Garage Grown Gear Gift Card
If the right gift has continued to elude you, a gift card is never a bad idea. And in our opinion, a gift card to Garage Grown Gear shop is a good choice, because with everything available out there from big box stores, shopping small not only shows you care, but adds that little extra thought to holiday gift giving.
Garage Grown Gear might have the best customer service I've ever seen. I barely missed out on ordering the LAST sleeping bag online and e-mailed the company asking when they might get more. Lloyd immediately e-mailed back saying he would keep an eye on it and let me know. It was a nice gesture but to be honest, I didn't expect much. Well about 6 days later I awoke to an e-mail from Lloyd saying one new bag just arrived and would probably go quickly. He provided the link if I was still interested. WOW. I grabbed the sleeping bag and it arrived a few days later and I LOVE it. Garage Grown Gear is a fantastic company with great products and I highly recommend them.
I ordered a Torrid Apex Jacket size medium late on a Sunday night. Garage Grown Gear immediatley e-mailed me a confirmation and they had my jacket at the USPS on Tuesday - pretty fast. The jacket was in my hands in Smyrna, Georgia on Friday, not quite 5 business days after I placed my order. So, I would rate the performance of Garage Grown Gear about a 4.8. I've knocked off 0.2 points because they did not have my jacket at the USPS the very next business day after I placed my order. I e-mailed them because tracking led me to believe that the jacket was lost and the responded very quickly. In my book, perfection is not attainable but I consider Garage Grown Gear to be far closer than most. Dealing with them was a pleasant experience....
I'm always sceptical with international shipping! Is it worth it or not... Well in this case it definitely has been! After two orders I can say with confidence that these guys are great at their jobs! The products I ordered were great and just what I excepted. And customer service has been exceptionally good! Lloyd and the GGG team are a pleasure to deal with. Thanks Guys! :)
Garage Grown Gear is an awesome company run by people who really understand the field of wilderness travel and expeditions. The customer service is expectional.
Lloyd and his team are super friendly and knowledgeable. Buying products through Garage Grown Gear is a great way to support small businesses and avoid large corporations taking over our planet!