A last minute gift guide for people who are sorta outdoorsy

gift guide for outdoorsy people

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We’ve been spending our weekends outside and are now way behind on holiday shopping. If you’ve also been taking too much advantage of this warm December weather, fear not! Our (easy) last minute gift guide for your trail buddies and belay partners is below. Amazon Prime not required.

pilgrim-surf-and-supply-surf-queens-tee-midnightSurf Queens T-Shirt
Pilgrim Surf Supply
68 N 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY
Maybe it’s the balmy December we’re having in NYC that’s got us so stoked on surfing. But even when that snow finally does fall, your surfer friends will be stoked to rep their local spot.

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 2.36.29 PMMisadventures Subscription
Our first issue of Misadventures—an outdoor adventure magazine dedicated to content about women—arrived a few weeks ago and we’re still displaying it in the most prominent spot on the coffee table. The matte pages are filled with inspiring photography, illustrations and witty accounts by women who, it turns out, have adventures outdoors too. We read every word.

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A Weekend at Argyle Cabins
Argyle, NY
In case you needed another reason, a weekend stay at one of the Argyle Cabins is a good excuse to head up to the Adirondacks for a few days. The cabins (there are two) are located near Lake George and are the definition of rustic (one cabin is even named Charming Rustic Cabin).

WR_92478_1Appalachian Trail Blanket
125 Wooster Street, New York, NY 10012
Here’s Woolrich’s answer to the Pendleton National Park blanket series. This wool blanket, which displays the A.T. trail maker prominently at its center, will make the special thru hiker (or weekend section hiker) in your life burst with local pride.

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 2.39.15 PMGo Conquer Apparel
Outdoor Women’s Alliance
Do you find it hard to shop for those adventurists who can’t decide what their favorite outdoor activity is? Grab those hikers/climbers/skiers a Go Conquer T-shirt, sweatshirt or tank. They’re limited editions though so order online before Sunday.

Think Birchbox but for outdoor gear. Cairn curates boxes of the latest gear, apparel, food and first aid supplies from outdoor retail brands. Boxes include 4-5 products and are delivered monthly.

header_large_Ice_ClimbingDiscover Outdoors Gift Card
Give the gift of trying something new. Discover Outdoors offers guided outdoor trips year around. Winter trips range from snowshoeing to ice climbing and generally depart from either Union Square or the UWS. Gear is provided.

For more adventure ideas (plus a discount code for snowshoes), check out the rest of this week’s newsletter.

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