Tips On Buying Holiday
Gifts For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Sure, Christmas takes place in the winter, but for outdoor enthusiasts, icy wind and deep snow are merely minor nuisances or nature's way of inviting us to play outside. From the avid hunter to the fearless fisher, the bold backpacker to the height-defying hiker, outdoor enthusiasts can be difficult to shop for during the holiday season, especially if you don't share their passion for all things outdoorsy. What may seem like a practical or unexciting gift to you might seem like a fun Christmas gift to outdoorsmen. Then again, you're shopping for someone who might prefer spending an afternoon in sub-zero temperatures to cozying up by the fireplace. Get some ideas for the outdoor enthusiast in your life with these useful tips on outdoorsy holiday gifts.
Packs For Packing
If you put packing for vacation off until the last minute or wouldn't dream of buying luggage as a Christmas gift, it will be hard for you to understand an outdoor enthusiast's excitement when finding a hiking backpack or range bag under the Christmas tree. For anyone who enjoys hitting the trails or trekking into the outdoors, a durable, lightweight bag with a few cool features can be enough to make their Christmas a complete success. And the best part about giving a pack is you can stuff it with all kinds of other gear they can use on their adventure or an array of fun stocking stuffers, snacks, and more to surprise them on Christmas morning.
Cool Safety Gear
Safety gear is another type of Christmas gift that doesn't seem as interesting to most of us as it will to the outdoorsmen. Carabiners, ropes, updated tent accessories, survival knives, or good sleeping bags are useful and available in a variety of sleek, sophisticated styles to please anyone fond of activities from camping to mountain biking. Outdoor enthusiasts are always looking out for gear to maximize their safety so they can avoid injury and have a little peace of mind whilst enduring the elements. And as a bonus for you, you'll rest easy knowing your loved one is a bit safer when they're out in the wilderness taking on all the challenges nature throws their way.
Tools And Tech
Most of the tools outdoor enthusiasts find useful can arguably be categorized as safety gear for the simple reason that it gives them a certain advantage against elements in the wilderness. But there are many outdoor tools and technology that can make their experience more enjoyable in a different way. In the world of compasses, watches, GPS systems, and smartphone applications, there are many kinds of fun tech that can take their sport or activity to the next level. And in an ever-expanding world of compact stovetops, camp cookware, and clever keychain-size gadgets, there's always room to improve a camper's pack and provide a new level of outdoor comfort.
Not every gift you get for your outdoor enthusiast has to have a place in their backpack. From a couple new traveling books to help them figure out their next outdoor excursion to a biography of their favorite pioneer, avid outdoorsmen are always looking for inspiration and guidance. It's also very possible to take what they love about nature and put an everyday spin on it, from fun camo clothes or blankets and outdoor apparel to collectible knives for display cases and novelty mugs for their morning coffee. Your outdoor enthusiast might love spending time outdoors, but they also appreciate better than most the little comforts that the indoors can offer.
Take advantage of The Lakeside Collection's bargain prices leading up to the holiday season and find clever tools, knives, camping gear accessories, and camo gifts for the outdoor enthusiast, as well as gifts for everyone else your list, like vintage baseball decorations and NFL gear for sports fans or fun toys for kids.