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.
I ordered the SWD x GGG pack last year, and it has been such a pivotal piece of gear since! Not only on trail, but also off trail! I use it as my everyday bag to work and school during the week, and in the back country on the weekend!
It was a real privilege to do business with a company like GGG that has deep connections to the grassroot community!
I have made several purchases from GGG and have liked everything I have bought even though I have not heard of many of these brands before. They have all been very high quality and unique.
Most importantly their customer service has been excellent.
They are quick to respond and they aim to please.
I've been browsing the GGG website for a long time and finally decided to make an order for multiple items I've been eyeing. Turns out that the company making one of the items I ordered could no longer supply it, even though it had been up for ordering on the GGG site. GGG took swift action: they refunded me for the missing item, took the brand off their site immediately and included a bunch of awesome freebies with the rest of my order. Such attentive customer service is rare and much appreciated. I'll definitely be ordering from them again!
I am a big fan of Garage Grown Gear. By far the best place to find unique, high quality gear. The hand written notes that come with each order are a fun personal touch and show that they are passionate about what they do. And it’s nice knowing my money is going towards helping small businesses! I will absolutely be ordering from them again.
GGG is the first place I look for gifts and for myself when I'm considering an outdoor gear purchase. I especially appreciate what they must be doing to find, screen and accept only the highest quality and unique gear that you can't find elsewhere. Their personal touches such as returning emails quickly and answering any questions is "one of a kind" from my perspective. It feels good to purchase from a small USA company that promotes entrepreneurs who have great ideas and "garage grown" quality products. Also, their online magazine is chock full of ideas and insights.