Looking for that stocking stuffer or the perfect present for a holiday gift exchange? If it’s for an adventurous ally of yours, consider something that’s useful in the back country, durable, and inexpensive. To get you started on the holiday shopping, here for you today are 10 holiday adventure gifts for under $20 apiece:
Darn Tough Vermont Coolmax Micro Crew Cushion
Here we go again. Socks? Really? Well yes infact. Why not switch out that single red stocking with a pair of these socks? With legendary Darn Tough construction – you’ll be able to stuff all sorts of goodies in this thing. And if for some reason the seams bust open, which they shouldn’t, well, it’s guaranteed for life.
Thermos – Heritage Plaid Compact Bottle
Add some warmth to anyone’s winter season with Thermos’s classic plaid compact bottle. Great for storing hot chocolate and coffee, this is the gift that keeps on giving.
Wenger Eiger Bifold
Give some comfort and financial security to your adventurous giftee, by throwing the Wenger Eiger Bifold in a gift bag and putting a bow on it. Great to throw in a pack, or take in to town, this bifold will be a long lasting gift that will be remembered for years to come.
Black Diamond Chalk Bag
Give the climber in your family the perfect accessory this season with a Black Diamond Chalk Bag. Throw in some loose chalk under the wrapping paper and you’ll be sure to not disappoint.
MSR Mug Mate
The perfect way to make a quick cup of brew or steep some tea, the MSR Mug Mate is an essential backpacking accessory for every backpacker. With an easy to clean metal-mesh wiring, this easy to pack coffee maker will last the long haul and benefit every backpacking trip.
At less than two and a half inches tall, this anodized aluminum kettle will hardly take up any room in a pack while adding virtually no weight. It even has its own mesh bag that it packs into.
Marmot Retro Earband
Get back in style with the Marmot Retro Earband, and save a little dough on a great holiday present. This earband will keeps every adventurer’s ear-hairs from freezing over, and double their style points as well.
Primus Stainless Steele Mug
Great for sipping some Joe, this stainless steel mug is great for every adventure. With no bacteria collection on the metal surface and strength to match, this mug will last long and stay strong. Wrap it up or put a bow on it, either way, give a great gift this holiday season.
Wenger Grand Maitre Multi-Purpose Knife
This multi purpose knife is perfect for slicing up cold meats or slicing through (insert vegetable name) like butter. With Wenger’s famous scalloped stainless steel edges, this knife will resist high temperatures and stay sharp.
Grand Trunk Ultralight Hammock
Great inexpensive hammock for those traveling souls in your life. Compact, convenient, and able to keep you off the ground; a hammock is the perfect addition to any adventurer’s gear closet.
Coleman Bota Bag
Drink your water, or adult-water, like a frontiersman with the Coleman Bota Bag. Great for passing around at the campfire, this fashionable leather water balloon is also very versatile in design, ensuring optimal ergonomics for your water carrying
JOBY DSLR Wrist Strap
Photographer get into situations where they have to ask someone else to take a picture. Oftentimes, these moments are followed by the phrase, “please don’t drop my camera.” Who in their right mind would intentionally drop someone else’s camera? Nevertheless, this little wrist strap offers peace of mind to avoid having to repeat that line ever again.
Mountain Khaki’s Little Black Book
Whether your writing a novel on trail, or jotting down the number of that cute hiker you just met; Mountain Khaki’s Little Black Book is the perfect travel companion to record your thoughts, adventures, and plans for the future.
Wild Country Pro Key Nut Tool
If you have an adventurous friend who’s getting into the world of traditional climbing, the Pro Nut Tool would be a good present to give to start their climbing rack. Affording the ability to retrieve more pricey gear, this may be the best present any climber can have. Check out retail locations for Wild Country here.
Mountain Smith K-9 Backbowl
For the adventure dog in the family; give this lightweight, compact, doggy slobber dish and you’ll be sure to get some tails wagging. Designed for the back country, throw this in the pack and be sure that your best friend is well hydrated throughout the trip.
To-Go Ware RePEat Utensil Set
Great for the trail, this re-usable utensil set comes with everything you could possibly need: fork, spoon, and chopsticks. Great for the back country gourmet in your life, these eating utensils will not only stand the test of time, but do battle on the eternal stains of dehydrated lasagna by the campfire.
Mountain Hardware Micro Dome
Getting a hat for the holidays is like receiving a warm hug every time you put it on during a cold-winter scene. And for the most warmth for your buck, check out Mountain Hardware’s Micro Dome. Perfect for casual walks to the mailbox, to slip under your helmet in ice pursuits, or just stay warm while your heater is malfunctioning on the coldest day of the year.
Brunton 9077 Compass
Every adventurer you know should own a compass, and more importantly know how to use it. It’s always a great backup when battery powered navigation takes a zap. Furthermore, a compass is always a symbolic present, representing the gift-givers hope that their gift-receiver will always be pointed in the right direction.
Fill this 12 0z. flask with water, yoohoo, or whatever; just be comfortable to know that the liquids in your pocket are well protected by the durability behind all Nalgene products. Stay warm, stay hydrated, and have fun this holiday with the Nalegene Flask.
Goal Zero Luna LED Light
This handy little USB plug-in light is great for that active keyboardist in your life. Just plug this bad boy into any USB port and light up your work station. Also compatible with Goal Zero’s USB enabled lanterns, this could potentially be a great gift bundle.