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Gift Guide 2019: $50 to $150

The perfect price range for gifts intended for best friends, parents, and your bootfitter.

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Photo courtesy of NanoPresso

Coffee connoisseurs rejoice. Getting a rich, bold, and fresh pour of espresso miles away from your favorite coffee shop is now possible with the Nanopresso. The slick, beer-can sized device requires only hot water and fine grounds to pump out flavorful shots. A built-in hand pump quickly creates 18 Bars of pressure, more than most countertop espresso machines, to produce a rich, and consistent flavor shot after shot. Total time to make a perfect cup of java? About a minute and a half, making mid-chairlift espressos a reality. [$65,]

Wildhorn Drift Helmet

Photo courtesy of Wildhorn

Wildhorn Outfitters breaks into the winter sports category with its sleek and stylish low-profile, full-featured Drift helmet. Wildhorn is an Official Equipment Supplier of the U.S. Ski Team and preferred ski helmet of three-time Olympian and reigning aerials World Champion Ashley Caldwell. The Drift features unparalleled style, performance, and safety at an amazing value. Made with premium materials & construction, boasting an ultra-lightweight minimal profile, patented active ventilation technology, and a plush-insulated audio-ready comfort liner, the Drift is going to turn as many heads as it’s going to protect this ski season. 15 percent off with coupon code: SM18DFT [$70,]

Motorola TALKABOUT T800

Photo courtesy of Motorola Solutions

These weatherproof walkie-talkies do a lot more than just enable two-way voice communication. They can connect to your smartphone to track individual locations and send messages when cell phone service isn’t an option. The TALKABOUT app can also be used to prepare maps and travel plans that can be shared with others. The radio can also tune in to get real-time weather forecasting from NOAA and is equipped with an emergency alert feature on both the radio and in the smartphone app. [$110 for a dual-pack,]

Saola Cannon Shoe

Saola Cannon Navy men's Shoe
Photo courtesy of Saola

Since we can’t wear ski boots or snow boots all the time, we prefer to keep our feet in shoes that are made in a way that doesn’t hurt the environment. That’s why the French brand Saola is so awesome. Its kicks are made with 100 percent recycled uppers, cushioning created with BLOOM Foam—a sustainable material made with algae biomass—and organic cotton laces. Plus, they’re pretty stylish, as we’d expect a French brand to be. [$100,]

AIM Adventure U Skiing Online Courses

She can teach you a lot more than you think you know.

If you have a significant other who always dreams about mastering moguls, or a family member who is interested in learning to ski, you can’t go wrong by giving them the gift of knowledge. SKI Magazine teamed up with professional athletes and certified PSIA Instructors to bring you courses that can help any skier improve. Courses include How to Ski Bumps, Mastering Steeps, Intro to Skiing, How to Break Through, Yoga for Skiers, Backcountry Protocols, and more. Don’t be afraid to get one for yourself too. [$89-$189,]

Reima Reimatec Puhuri Onesie

Reima Puhuri Coverall
For your kids.Photo courtesy of Reima

A big part of making sure your little one (or your friend’s little one) has a good time learning to ski is keeping them warm and dry. That’s why the Reima Puhuri overall is a perfect gift for the smallest skiers. This fully seam-sealed onesie is insulated and water repellant, and features elastic cuffs on the arms and feet to keep things covered. A long zipper makes for easy on/easy off as well. This Finnish brand knows how to keep kids happy outside. [$115,]

House of Marley No Bounds Sport Bluetooth Speaker

House of Marley No Bounds Sport Speaker
Photo courtesy of House of Marley

Bring high-quality sound to the hot tub sesh with the portable No Bounds Sport Bluetooth speaker, without fear of getting it wet and ruining the pool party. A durable and stylish fabric made from recycled cotton and hemp protect the sound system within, and sustainably sourced cork make the speaker buoyant, waterproof and dust-proof. Add to that impressive 360-degree sound, a rotating volume dial for quick adjustments, and 12-hour battery life, and this portable Bluetooth speaker will keep the party going no matter the elements you throw at it. [$100,,]

Ski Town, Race Town: A Celebration of Ski Racing in Aspen – Roch Cup to World Cup Finals

Ski Town Race Town Cover
Photo courtesy of Aspen Snowmass

This wonderfully constructed coffee table book takes a deep-dive into the long history of ski racing in Aspen that ultimately culminated with the 2017 World Cup Finals. Edited by former Skiing Magazine editor Michael Miracle and Olympic Silver Medalist Christin Cooper-Taché, Ski Town, Race Town features interviews with Bill Marolt, Dave Durrance, Bob Beattie, and Mark Taché, plus a feature about Mikaela Shiffrin’s 2016-17 season that finished with her winning the World Cup Overall Crystal Globe on home soil. This is a must- have for any skiing history buff. [$79, available at Aspen Snowmass’ Aspen Shop and Four Mountain Sports. Learn more about the book here]

Bollé Instinct MIPS


Because the landscape won’t always go easy on you, discover the ultimate level of protection and performance with Bollé’s freeride helmet INSTINCT MIPS. Featuring a dual shell and AVID Progressive EPS construction to protect the skull from low and high energy impacts, the new INSTINCT MIPS is equipped with MIPS® technology, adding protection against rotational forces to the brain caused by angled impacts. High performing but also comfortable, INSTINCT MIPS features the high-end BOA® 360° fit system providing unbeatable size adjustment. [$169,]

Stegmann’s Original 108 Clog

Stegmann's Original 108 Clog
Photo courtesy of Stegmann

Austrians know a thing or two about comfort, and these hand-felted shoes made from New Zealand and South American wool are about as comfy as it gets. Add in a latex and cork sole that supports your arches, and these clogs are winners for around the house, at the vacation home, and for your local bootfitter. Pro tip: Get these sweet shoes for your favorite shop tech this winter as a thank you for taking care of your precious skis. [$125,]

WhistlePig 10 Year Rye Whiskey

whistlepig 10 year rye
Photo courtesy of WhistlePig

Made with rye crops harvested in Alberta and then distilled and aged in barrels in Vermont, this luxury rye whiskey is made for great cocktails or sipping straight on cold winter days. If you have a skier on your list that prefers scotch or bourbon, slip this into his or her stocking to enlighten them about the current state of rye whiskey. They won’t be disappointed, and they might even make a hot toddy for you in return. [From $80,]

lululemon Zoned In Tights

lululemon Zoned In Tights
For men and women.Photo courtesy of lululemon

Many women already know it, but the time has come for more men to get into some of the amazing lululemon gear the Canadian brand is known for. Case in point: The Zoned In tights are made for running, but they are also suitable as baselayers for ski touring or folks who don’t need thermals on the ski hill. Featuring SenseKnit tech, the tights provide different levels of support where it’s needed, such as the thighs and glutes, but more movement freedom around the hips and knees. These are great for pre-season fitness activities and aerobic styles of skiing, too. [$148 for men and women,]

TailGater Tire Table

TailGater Tire Table
Tailgate party-readyPhoto courtesy of TailGater

Durable, compact, powder-coated steel travel table that uses a vehicle tire for its main support. Stable regardless of ground conditions, retractable leg for extra support. All parts stored on table with no tools required for installing. Easily holds up to 50 pounds, weighs 14 pounds, and is 23” W x 29” L x 1.5” H. [$139.95,]

Hitcase PRO Holiday Bundle

Hitcase PRO Holiday Bundle
No GoPro required.Photo courtesy of Hitcase

The Hitcase PRO was designed for skiers, boarders, and backcountry enthusiasts. This is the brand’s toughest and most rugged iPhone case. Waterproof to 33 feet and drop-proof to 16 feet, the PRO offers tough premium protection. Plus you get the added bonus of lens and mount attachments, allowing you to capture incredible POV footage. The PRO Holiday Bundle includes a TrueLUX™ Wide Lens and the popular ChestR (chest mount). [$149,]