Whether you're shopping for your favorite sustainability nerd or a backcountry fashionista, here are some gift ideas for anyone on your list.
FOR THE NEW BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURER
Photo by Luis Camargo.
Give the gift of preparedness with a Wilderness First Aid course. It’s never a bad idea to have a more wilderness medicine knowledge.
For the One Who's All About Maps
NOLS' newest book, Wilderness Navigation, is perfect for beginner to advanced adventurers. Start with the basics, like finding quality maps and charts, and move on to more advanced topics such as using compasses and GPS receivers.
FOR THE NEW BACKCOUNTRY COOK
Photo courtesy of Alex Chang - Cornell Leadership Expedition.
Write down your favorite backcountry recipe and gift it with the ingredients all ready to go! Or, go all in and gift them the latest edition of the NOLS Cookery.
For the one in training
Photo by Brad Christensen.
Do you know someone who can’t get outside as much as they’d like in the winter, but is trying to stay in shape for an upcoming trip?
Give the gift of fitness with a new class to try or a climbing gym membership.
For the backcountry fashionista
For the one with cold feet
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Happy feet make outdoor adventures all the more enjoyable. Gift a pair of wool socks, or down or synthetic booties for toasty feet.
For your favorite coffee lover
Photo by Matthew Baugh.
FOR YOUR BELOVED BACKCOUNTRY CHEF
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Gift them new spices for a spice kit or a bottle of hot sauce. Try something different like curry, za’atar, ginger, or a masala blend. A perfect stocking stuffer!
For the sustainability nerd
For the one who needs to get outside more
Photo by Jared Steinman.
Plan a day trip. Take your loved ones hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, or any other outdoor activity that you love. Give the gift of fresh air and quality time in the outdoors. Who knows? It could be a gift that keeps on giving!
FOR the Book Lover
Curl up and read about NOLS' history from 1965 to today.
Happy holidays from all of us at NOLS!