It's that time of year again, when all summer campers have packed away their sleeping bags and tents and are keeping warm by indoor fires planning out their epic adventures for summer 2019. Help keep the outdoor spirit alive for the outdoors men and women on your list by giving one of these gifts this holiday season. These gifts will bring huge smiles and make each adventure for years to come more special.
- Pelican 1200 Protector Case - pelican.com
The ultimate case that keeps all contents dry and protected. It's great for storing trail maps, camera gear, journals, etc and makes a great stool at the campsite. This waterproof, crushproof, dustproof case is a trusty friend to any modern adventurer. Any thing that gets packed in here is sure to make it back home safely.
- The Responsible Company - patagonia.ca
In this book by Yvon Chouinard, co-founder of Patagonia, and Vincent Stanley, the reader learns how Patagonia grew to be such a socially responsible company and how they inspired other companies to do the same. A great read that will make you appreciate Patagonia far beyond the incredible gear they produce.
- Black Spruce and Cedar Eco Soy Candles - upknorth.com
These two candles, handmade on Vancouver Island, are perfect to keep any home smelling like a summertime adventure. While these candles are burning, become immersed in the incredible Canadian wilderness smell of spruce and cedar. Candles will provide 20+ & 40+ hours of burn time.
- Canoe Paddle Necklace - evendesign.ca
Judi Patson designs wonderfully Canadian jewelry including designs such as antlers, maple leafs, snowshoes and more. This sterling silver canoe paddle necklace is a great accessory to bring some outdoor style to any city look.
- Joby GorillaPod - joby.com
The best tripod you could possibly need on a wicked adventure. The gripping legs of this tripod allow you to stand it up on the ground, no matter how uneven it is, grip it on to a branch, or use it as a selfie stick. Capturing the photograph you're after has never been so easy.
- ACR ResQLink Plus Personal Locator Beacon - mec.ca
Every backcountry adventurer should be carrying one of these with them. You never know what might happen when you're out of cell signal, deep on a multi-day hike or canoe/kayak trip. If you're going out of cell service, bring one of these so that emergency crews know how to find you in the event that you need to use it (hopefully never). No subscription required.
- Canadian Shield Blanket - norquayco.com
This merino wool blanket is perfect for snuggling by the campfire, or keeping cozy with hot chocolate in the winter. The perfectly named, Canadian Shield Blanket, made by local Toronto shop, NORQUAY Co., is a perfect gift to spruce any one of your outdoorsy friends' living rooms.
- Luci Inflatable Light - leevalley.com
Any camper that obsesses over packing their bag as light as possible will love this inflatable lantern. It's waterproof and solar-powered, so you'll never need to worry about making sure you have batteries or keeping it out of the rain.
- Carhartt Mock-Neck Vest - carhartt.com men / women
Carhartt vests have been a closet staple for outdoorsmen and women for years. Give the gift that never goes out of style with the mock-neck, sherpa lined vest. Perfect for spring and fall camping trips, this vest keeps you warm without sacrificing comfort and movement.
- Waterproof Rain Camping Hoodie - muttonhead.com
This made-in-Canada unisex sweatshirt looks great and works great from the forest to the city. The sweatshirt is wind and rainproof, keeping the wearer warm and dry, no matter where adventure takes them. The durable and high-quality construction of the sweater will please any lucky person that receives it as a gift.
- Float Coat - ruffwear.com
Friends don't leave four-legged friends behind. Keep Fido safe and stylish in the Ruffwear Float Coat, which comes in 3 colours and a variety of sizes. A handle on the back of the coat allows you to easily help them in and out of the boat, onto the paddle board or out into the water for a swim. Whatever water adventure you're going on, you can bring your furry friend with you.
- Wine Tumblers - yeti.com
Sip wine in style in the great outdoors with these Yeti wine tumbers. They're double walled with vacuum insulation, so your white or red wine will stay the right temperature for hours. They're great for the boat, campsites, backyard BBQs, hanging out on the dock, or wherever you feel like having your glass of wine. Lids available too!
- Canoe & Evergreen Pin Set - pennypaperco.com
For the explorer on your list who's "other car is a canoe", let them take the wilderness with them wherever they go. These Canadiana pins make a great stocking stuffer, and a great accessory to any jacket, bag or hat.
- GSI Java Press - mec.ca
Coffee is something many people can't live without, yet when we head into the woods lots of us sacrifice quality coffee. With the GSI Java Press, coffee is no longer a sacrifice you need to make. It's lightweight, double walled, BPA-free & insulated, and will make a full litre of your favourite coffee to start your adventure-packed day.