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Gift Guide 2018: $50 or less

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Coworker treats, stocking stuffers, and more. Don’t forget all the people on your list that can use a little pick-me-up this holiday season with these simple gifts that work for every skier.

Stoked Coffee Roasters’ Stoked Stix

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Photo courtesy of Stoked Coffee

The Hood River, Oregon based Stoked is all about roasting quality coffee beans for mountain enthusiasts throughout North America. The 100% Certified Organic Stoked Stix instant packets are a simple way to turn 8 ounces of boiling water into better-than-Starbucks quality java. We especially enjoy the smooth bold roast. [$9 for 8, stokedroasters.com]

T-Rex® Tape

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Courtesy of T-Rex Tape

T-Rex® Tape is ideal for outdoorsmen who demand the highest quality tools. Its aggressive double-thick adhesive is what gives this tape the ability to stick to rough, dirty surfaces through all-weather types and temperatures. This Ferociously Strong Tape® is the perfect gift for the adventurer in your life. [From $9, TRexTape.com]

FITS Pro Ski Sock

gift guide 2018 fits pro ski sock
Photo courtesy of FITS

The classic conundrum of ski socks is how much cushioning is needed to keep things comfortable without sacrificing performance and boot feel. The FITS Pro Ski sock solves this dilemma by placing cushioning in optimal locations, but keeping it thin elsewhere for optimal energy transfer. Made of 57% super-fine Merino wool, these socks also keep your toes warm wherever you ski in them. [$24, fitssock.com]

Honey Stinger Gluten Free Stroopwafel

gift guide 2018 GF honey stinger stroopwafel
Photo courtesy of Honey Stinger

“Gluten-free” is often synonymous for “taste-free” for a lot of things, but for the Honey Stinger stroopwafel, many people (including SKI magazine) prefer the gluten-free version to the regular. Heat one up over a hot drink or in an inside-pocket of a ski jacket for a sweet snack to have on the slopes. It is the holidays, so feel free to share with someone special, too. [$1.50 individually, or $24 for 16. honeystinger.com]

Outdoor Tech Buckshot 2.0

gift guide 2018 outdoor tech buckshot 2.0
Photo courtesy of Outdoor Tech

This tiny speaker tube packs an audible punch. It fits easily in a pocket or backpack and sounds way better than your phone’s speaker. This Buckshot 2.0 is waterproof, shockproof, and has a 20-hour rechargeable battery to keep the party going. A built-in clip is especially handy to attach to an inside pocket of your backpack to keep the speaker from sinking to the bottom. [$40, outdoortechnology.com]

Yaktrax Run

gift guide 2018 yaktrax run
Photo courtesy of Yaktrax

Yaktrax are one of those things you don’t think you need until you try them. Once you do, you’ll wear them for every activity that involves snow and asphalt. (Ever slipped shoveling the driveway? Never feel that pain again) The Run model works great on most shoes, but remains light and discreet enough to keep your preseason training going after the first freeze of the autumn until the big ski trip. [$40, yaktrax.com]

Dryguy FORCE Dry

gift guide 2018 dryguy force dry
Photo courtesy of Dryguy

Wet boot liners can definitely ruin a day of vacation. Don’t be that skier, bring a Dryguy Force Dry along (or keep one at your vacation rental) to send heated forced air to dry your boots as soon as they start to come off. The hardest thing about these boot dryers is sharing, so send a clear message by giving one to your ski buddy. [$50, dryguy.com]

ZUM-Wax

gift guide 2018 zum wax
Courtesy of Zum-Wax

Want to have US Made fast wax without breaking the bank?
ZUMWax was created 4 years ago with our “Fluoro to the masses” motto. We are leading the Wax 2.0 revolution – ski faster, smarter, safer and have fun!!! We use the purest wax and additives available, guaranteeing the highest quality. Made by Skiers for Skiers! [From $30, zumwax.com]