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The clock is ticking on finding that just-right gift for all the adventurers and outdoor-lovers in your life. The best part is, you don’t have to drop several hundred dollars to see their faces light up when they unwrap your gift. Below is a list of some of the best stocking-stuffer gear picks for everyone on your list, from the globetrotting traveler to the dog-loving outdoorist. Most of these are well under $50, and all are available to buy right now in Outside’s new shop. If you’re already an Outside+ member, use your $50 credit on qualifying purchases. Not a member yet? Now’s the time. Check it out here.
10 Outdoor-Inspired Stocking Stuffers for Under $60
For the Coffee and Beer Lover
Stanley Legendary Camp Mug and Classic Stay Chill Beer Pint
He’ll be grateful for coffee that stays hot while he’s booting up, and you’ll be grateful for Stanley’s signature double-wall vacuum insulation for getting the job done. The Legendary Camp Mug is a classic for a good reason, and its Tritan secure-press-fit lid ensures that all liquid stays exactly where it belongs. On the flip side, the Stay Chill Beer Pint uses that same double-wall vacuum technology to keep cold things nice and frosty for up to four hours—17 with ice. Mug, $20; Pint, $25
For the On-the-Go Traveler
Cotopaxi Do Good Five-Panel Hat and Gregory Nano Waistpack Mini
All globetrotters need a low-profile, lightweight, and breathable cap to reach for for sun protection and bad hair days, and the Do Good hat is as good a specimen as any. Made from 100-percent cotton in a Fair Trade Certified facility, the Do Good lets you walk the walk while your hat talks the talk. Gregory’s Nano Waistpack Mini is a wonderfully practical answer to smart personal storage. The 3.5-liter pack is made from durable ripstop nylon and boasts an easy-access front zipper and a side-release buckle belt. Wear it around your hip or sling over your shoulder like all the kids do these days. Hat, $35; Pack, $30
For the Adventure-Seeker
Wildsam Road Trip Guides
Getting up and going is the true joy of the unbridled adventurer, but there’s nothing wrong with having a little bit of guidance. These six little guidebooks—New England, Texas, Pacific Northwest, American South, and California—are jam-packed with local intel from people who’ve done it all and lived to tell about it. From straight-up recommendations on what to do and where to eat to eloquent prose sharing historical perspective and little-known anecdotes, Wildsam’s Road Trip Guides are a unique peek into the soul of a place, minus the schlocky travel writing we can all do without. $20
Buy Now: Road Trip Guides
For the Mother and Daughter Duo
Sunski The Dipsea and Mini Dipsea Sunglasses
Twinning with your mini couldn’t be cuter, so get the pair matching sunglasses from California-based sustainable sunglass company Sunski. Their Dipsea shades are made from the company’s own recycled plastic resin material, called SuperLight, that’s super-strong and flexible yet lightweight and durable. What’s more, the polarized lenses block all UVA, UVB, UV400 light, keeping eyes young and the young-ish fully protected during all their outdoor adventures. Dipsea, $58; Mini Dipsea, $48
For the Curious Kid
National Parks of the U.S.A. Hardcover Book
In a world of iPads and Nintendo Switches, it feels refreshingly healthy to buy a child a book. You know, an actual book, with pages and all (remember those?). If you’re looking to stoke wanderlust in your favorite little person with an item that doesn’t have an on/off switch, or just stave off boredom during ski traffic, you might consider sharing with them the sweet and surprisingly informative National Parks of the U.S.A. hardcover book. The beautifully illustrated tome, written by Kate Siber, includes awesome information on many of our National Park gems, featuring fun facts about the animals, flora, and geographical features found in each one. The illustrations, by L.A.-based artist Chris Turnham, are delightfully retro. This sweet book would make a great companion on holiday road trips this season, and might even keep the groms occupied when the iPod inevitably runs out of juice. $30
Buy Now: National Parks of the U.S.A.
For the Dog-Lover
NiteIze NiteDog Rechargeable LED Collar and Leash
Got someone on your list who spoils their four-legged family member? Delight them—and introduce them to safe nighttime walks—with NiteDog’s LED Collar and Leash. The collar comes in sizes small through extra-large and features two ultra-bright LED lights embedded in the fibers that illuminate for over six hours on a single charge. The leash, sold separately, provides five-feet of light through the same LED-embedded technology. Both sets of items come in blue or lime green colorways. Collar, $25; Leash, $30, but currently on sale.
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