Updated: Dec 7, 2021
Need some ideas on how to fill the stockings of your adventure-loving friends and fam this Christmas? We’ve got you covered! These little gifts will keep your loved ones well-fed, entertained, protected, and stylin’ on their next outdoor adventure. Read on for some rad gifts, all hand-picked and highly recommended by our experienced Military Wild Ambassadors.
Adventure in Style
If you’re not rocking the most versatile neckwear are the market, you’re doing it wrong. Buffs can be worn as a gaiter, headband, neckwarmer, beanie, and more. Plus, they come in every colorway and design you can imagine.
Wanna rock some cool shades but don’t want to risk damaging your Ray Bans? Try out GoodR! Polarized sunglasses that are made for running, so they’re no slip and all fun.
You didn’t think you’d get through this without a little plug for Military Wild Merch did you?! Check out our new stickers and specialty patches to give your water bottles and hiking packs a little more personality. PS: remember to sign up for your MW Membership to get first dibs on all the newest merch releases!
If you’re looking for something classic, simple, and stylish, look no further than the Burton beanie. Perfect for keeping warm in the wild or looking chill by the fire.
For those who are serious about protection from ticks and mosquitos: Ben’s Bug Spray. Sasquatch and Military Wild Ambassador approved!
Don’t forget about your lips! Joshua Tree Life Lip Balm will save them with all organic ingredients.
Have a human in need of repair? Bust out the Welly bandages! They’re waterproof and come in convenient travel cases perfect to throw in a pack.
This one is for the climbers AND the crossfitters! Petzl liquid chalk: same great grip without the big mess of powdered chalk. Get the kind with alcohol to stay sanitary in the gym!
We’re not ashamed to admit it, everybody chafes sometimes. Grab some Body Glide to prevent the burn.
Eat Like a King
Just because you’re off the grid doesn’t mean you have to eat stuff that tastes like tree bark. Indulge in a Seattle chocolate bar around the fire and be the snack envy of the trail crew.
Need some extra electrolytes for long runs or hot days? Try GU energy gel or chews. They come in any flavor you could want!
This is for the backpackers who seriously consider nixing some necessities from their pack so that they can bring the french press. Try Alpine Start instant coffee instead! Instant coffee that ACTUALLY tastes good.
Honey Stinger waffles are the perfect trail snack if you want a boost of energy from something that’s easy to digest, organic, tasty, and extremely packable.
Calling all plant-powered people! Frooze balls should be your energy balls of choice for a tasty trail snack that’s vegan, gluten free, and non-GMO.
Chill Out, Man
Log your adventures while they’re still fresh in your mind with the pocket-sized Adventure Log. Your future self will thank you for having a record of incredible memories to look back on!
There’s not a whole lot better than relaxing by the fire with a few friends and some card games. Except playing those card games with a super cool pack of National Parks playing cards from the Parks Project.
And what will you be wearing while you’re playing with those super cool cards? These super cool Parks Project fuzzy socks.
What do you do when there’s no fire to keep you warm? Ignik hand warmers are the next best thing. They’ll keep you toasty for up to 10 hours and can be put in the compost bin when you’re done.
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!