The Best Gifts for Skiers Under $100
Treat the skier in your life without breaking the bank.
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BioLite AlpenGlow Lantern ($80)
The AlpenGlow is a portable, rechargeable lantern that provides 500 lumens of ambient light in the backcountry. Eight color-changing light modes can turn your backcountry ski tour into a disco or your campsite into a candle-like dinner scene. The BioLite lantern charges easily with a USB.
Buff Hidden Gems Collection ($20)
Made from 95 percent recycled materials, Buff’s “Hidden Gems Collection” features Canadian artist Hayley Stewart’s whimsical snowy mountain landscapes. Ultra soft and durable, as we’ve come to expect from Buff, these neck gaiters are as versatile as they are beautiful when protecting your skin from wind and cold.
Le Bent Cody Townsend Pro Series Snow Socks ($38)
Designed to perform on the skin track when your feet are constantly moving, these socks stay in play whether you’re earning your turns or riding the lifts, these Le Bent socks are some of our favorites.
Made with a merino wool blend, they’re breathable, temperature regulating (read: no sweaty toes) and luxuriously soft. These are the opposite of your youth’s dry, itchy wool socks. Plus, you can wear these a few times between uses because of merino’s odor-squashing abilities. Win, win.
Stormy Kromer The Northwoods Trapper Hat ($100)
Makers of the iconic wool hate since 1903, this is that cap on steroids. We love the rugged, vintage design perfect for the drive to the mountain or hauling in firewood. Witht plush faux fur, wool blend and signature ear flaps, it’s the ultimate cozy hat for winter living.
Boot Bananas Moisture Absorbers, ($30)
These absorbent silica-filled bananas will dry your ski boots again and again without heat or electricity (the absorb up to 40% of their weight in moisture). We’ve even tried them in damp gloves—dry the next morning. Unless your boots are soaking wet, they can dry in about 6 hours, making your feet much warmer the next time you go out. After a few uses, refresh them in direct sunlight or in the ovenfor 1 – 2 hours no higher than 230ºF.