An Adventure Lover’s Gift Guide - Part 1
Have you been struggling with what to get the adventure lovers in your life for Christmas? Don’t get your stockings in a twist - we’ve got you covered! We compiled a list of our Ambassadors’ favorite gear, stuff they’ve trail tested, and can’t adventure without. This part of the guide will cover everything $50 and under. So grab some hot cocoa and get out your gift list; we’re going shopping!
$25 and Under
Remember as kids when we all hated getting socks for Christmas? Well now as grown up explorers, we can’t get enough of em! Socks make all the difference while hiking and some of our favorites are from Darn Tough and From the Ground Up. Pro Tip: Did you know MW Lifetime Members get a 15% discount to FTGU?! Grab your membership, then snag that discount code from our list of Community Perks!
Drinkware is one of the most essential items to have on trail, but there’s no need to spend a fortune on it. Pop makes high quality insulated water bottles for a great price. And for other (more adult) beverages, we love the Hydro Flask wine tumbler.
This one is for the artists out there! The Winsor & Newton Watercolour Pocket Set is the perfect size to throw in a bag so that you can get creative wherever nature inspires you.
Souvenirs are awesome, but no one wants useless clutter that sits on the shelf and collects dust. The Wander Club provides the solution with collectable travel tokens on a beautiful leather clip that you can carry with you wherever you go.
Book lovers celebrate! The MW Book Club has got the outdoorsy reads for you. This month they’re reading In Sight of the Mountain by Jamie McGillen, part of the Rainier Series. Grab one, or the whole trilogy!
Let’s face the facts - peeing on trail can be a real pain for us ladies. The solution: P Style. It lets you pee standing up! That’s livin the dream.
$50 and Under
Let’s start off with something extra special. MilspoMade makes gorgeous minimal, patriotic jewelry. Show your pride in an elegant and understated style.
There’s nothing worse than showing up to your campsite and realizing you’ve got to use your phone flashlight to set up. Avoid the struggle with the Nitecore NU32, a powerful and lightweight headlamp with four different brightness settings. And once you’re set up, light up your campsite with the Big Agnes mtnGLO Tent/Camp Light. Hang it from your tent to use it as a lantern and spare your friends from a direct headlamp beam to the eyeballs.
We’re back to drinkware. It’s just that important! If you want to splurge a little, Hydro Flask is one of the best insulated bottles on the market. It comes in a ton of different colors and lid variations!
Living life #OutdoorsAnywhere means needing serious sun protection. Sun shirts are our favorite way to stay protected while still keeping cool. If you’re in our Guam chapter, head to Southern Mountain Gear to grab one of every color. Want to know a lil secret? SMG is another MW Community Perk Partner! Show your MW Lifetime Membership patch for 5% off all purchases.
Another rec for adventuring in hot climates is the Teva sandal. Or wear them in cold climates with socks, we won’t judge ;). They’re so trendy you’ll want to wear them year round!
Want more gift ideas for your adventurous friends and fam? (Or for yourself, don't worry, we won't tell!) Stay tuned for Part 2 where we’ll be covering gifts $100 and under, plus a few picks for the big spenders.
PS: Did you know that your online shopping can also support rad nonprofit organizations like Military Wild? If you're stocking up for that holiday feast or ordering gifts for family and friends, check out AmazonSmile! When you shop through AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase is donated to a registered charity of your choice, at no extra cost to you.
Be sure to shop through the AmazonSmile site rather than the traditional Amazon site. At login or checkout, search for and select Military Wild as your donation recipient. We're so thankful to be a part of this military family, and it brings us so much joy to continue supporting you through this wild ride with the help of donations!