Whether you're shopping for your favorite sustainability nerd or a backcountry fashionista, here are some great gift ideas for anyone on your list.
FOR THE NEW BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURER
Give the gift of preparedness with a Wilderness First Aid course. Or, if they've already taken a course, gift them a NOLS Wilderness Medicine Pocket Guide—lightweight and waterproof, this handy little guide is a great reference in the field.
For the One Who's Always Playing Games
Give the gift of fun with our latest publication, NOLS Games! Learn to play 83 of our favorite games, guaranteed to entertain people of all ages—whether it's in camp, at home, or in the classroom.
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 NEW BACKCOUNTRY COOK
Write down your favorite backcountry recipe and gift it with the ingredients all ready to go! Or, go all in and gift them the beloved NOLS Cookery, now in its 7th edition.
For the Backcountry Fashionista
For the One Who's All About Maps
NOLS Wilderness Navigation is a great addition to any adventurer's library—and it's suitable for both novices and seasoned outdoorspeople. It starts 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 one with cold feet
Photo by Åsmund Arup Seip.
Happy feet make outdoor adventures all the more enjoyable. Gift a pair of cozy wool socks—or down or synthetic booties—for toasty feet.
For your favorite coffee lover
Photo by Matthew Baugh.
FOR YOUR BELOVED BACKCOUNTRY CHEF
Photo from Pixabay.
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
Photo by Matt Hage.
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!