Seven of the best Christmas gifts to wow the active woman in your life

This Christmas, that outdoor active woman will really appreciate a gift that goes on giving as she spends time on her favourite trailblazing adventure.   At Outdoor Adventure Store, we are pleased to stock a wide range of gift ideas for those intrepid ‘wild-wimmin’ who enjoy hiking, backpacking, camping, kayaking, snowshoeing, sea swimming, mountain biking and all other trailblazing adventure you care to mention.  Here are seven of the best gift ideas for the active ladies.

Multi Tools

A welcome, quirky and useful Christmas present for anyone who enjoys outdoor life, a multi-tool will fast become an essential part of all the upcoming outdoor adventures.   For the more adventurous ladies, the Squirt PS4 multi-tool is among our best-selling items which is a discreet keychain size but packs far above its diminutive size in terms of usefulness, durability and clever innovation.  While it slips nicely into a corner of her backpack, it will fast become one of her most favoured items.  This is from the Leatherman range of multi-tools that comprise sets with attachments from bottle openers to wire-cutters and knives to rulers.  Check out the choice and be prepared for some ‘gift envy.’

Head Torch

Head torches are the best invention ever!  An absolute must for hiking, camping, trekking, fishing, and for daily life. Reading in bed, working outside at night and all types of winter activity.  Having your hands free on dangerous terrain is a must and in the days around Christmas, when daylight is at its lowest level, a head torch is a brilliant present for the busy woman.

Socks  

 Sock it to her. Socks. Traditionally the go-to ‘I cannot think of anything else’ gift for men, socks are not what they used to be.  A good soft, quick drying, hiking sock engineered for comfort and fit is a must for any serious hikers/trekkers.  Soft Merino wool blends, flat toe seams with extra zonal padding is the type of innovation that has lifted the gift of a well-crafted hiking sock to the top spot for  ‘stocking fillers’, if you will excuse the pun. Find a wide range of socks here:   

Base Layer Clothing

Whether walking, cycling or taking part on any other outdoor activity, a base layer acts like a ‘second skin’.  Base layers give a layer of warmth yet they absorb and evaporate any perspiration and keep the wearer feeling warm and comfortable. There is a variety of base layer clothing to choose from but every piece will absolutely be a welcome warm hug to the wearer. Check out this Helly Hansen set.

Rainwear

Decent rainwear is an investment. Not just an investment in a quality piece of clothing, but an investment in all the future walks, hikes and treks that will be enjoyed all the more as she is  protected from the elements while being comfortable and stylish.  Chose a Gore-Tex breathable waterproof hiking jacket in a snazzy colour and look forward to those post New Year walks. Jackets designed specifically for the female body shape will bring a smile on Christmas morning that will extend right through miles of trekking through snow showers and windy walks.

Trekker Chair

For the outdoor woman who already has it all, there is the unique luxury of her very own trekker chair. This 10oz of portable seating creates a comfy place to rest and recover after a long day hiking. The elastic sleeve edges stretch to fit both the NeoAir and self-inflating pads.    It is lightweight, completely portable and is guaranteed to induce seat-envy in all. Suitable for all outdoor activities, including climbing, fishing and backpacking.

Voucher

You know what she likes but don’t know exactly what she needs.  Give a gift voucher and let her choose the perfect gift for herself from our wide range of stock. Vouchers are available online and instore.

The best Christmas gifts for the active man

When socks become a welcome present

Why are men so difficult to buy gifts for?  It‘s not a problem that only plagues the opposite sex…, even guys don’t know what to buy for guys and often opt for the predictable vouchers or booze options.   Amongst the universally despised Christmas gifts is the classic pair of socks.  Apparently, a pair of chain store socks says I don’t really care, while a pound store pair of Xmas themed comic sock is never really that funny and just looks silly in February.   But the Christmas sock gift is a much misunderstood present.

SOCK it to me

It is not the choice of gift, it is the choice of sock that is the issue!

A warm, cosy pair of Merino wool hiker socks is the last word in sock luxury. The blend of yarns help make the socks abrasion-resistant while the mix of fibres wick moisture from the inside to ensure dry feet.  Wicking is the technology that keeps feet comfortable when walking and trekking in warmer climates.  A good pair of hiking socks is the gift that keeps on giving (to your guys’ feet!) for the whole year ahead!

For the budding mountaineer who drags his reluctant feet to extremely cold environments, there are amazing Summit Socks.  These little beauties are designed with dense cushioning for extra warmth, extra impact resistance and ultimate comfort.  Even if your man never gets too far beyond the car park on the nearest hill, these are socks that he will love for ever.

HATS off for Christmas

Hats get bad press as Christmas gifts too! This is entirely the fault of the giver and no reflection on the choice, style and quality of hats available.  Save your own footwear by shopping online and check out the great headwear available for the outdoor adventurer on our website.  If the poor guy has only had inferior hat experiences up to now, it is probably your duty to get that one great hat to bring a blissful smile to all those post-Christmas beach walks.     The joy of a light, warm, beanie hat with an internal micro fleece headband, is not to be sneezed at. In fact, it’s so warm, there will be no sneezing, even in artic conditions.  Team it with a classic Polar Buff to maintain body temperature and prevent heat loss.

GIFTS so good, you might just keep them for yourself.

Of course, there are lots of other gift ideas for the outdoorsy types right here instore and online!  Adventurers, hikers and trekkers of all ages will love a thoughtful present from our range of hand torches, head torches, cooler boxes and multipurpose Swiss army knives.   A First Aid Kit for that practical hiker!  A Trangia stove for the hungry hiker!  A flip top thermal mug for the soup eating trecker and some Trekmate protex gloves for the warm hearted (apparently, they have very cold hands!).

An unusual, useful and welcome Christmas present for those who have everything comes in the form of the amazing Jumping Jack.  Never lose your energy again with a jumping jack, portable power back up.  From credit card size to give the phone that extra battery life when hill walking in the wilderness, to  a compact, lightweight yet powerful emergency jump starter and universal battery charger that can bring life back to the  car engine or charge your phone or tablet.  All are small enough to fit in your glove box, handbag or backpack.

Christmas comes but once a year, but an Outdoor Adventure Store Gift will keep giving the love for the years ahead!   Excellent quality and a wide selection of outdoor clothing and accessories will solve all your gift giving problems.   So shop until you drop, get the list checked off and spend the rest of the Christmas shopping days where you prefer to be… having those outdoor adventures!