Outdoor Family Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Today we join some of our favorite outdoor bloggers with a huge list of holiday gift ideas. While I am in no way trying to endorse the need to go out and buy, buy, buy (spend time with your family instead!), these are great lists for all year long.

These lists are a whole assortment of ideas – we hope some of them may resonate with you!

This also happens to be a teaser as to what you might see very soon in our annual “12 Days of Gear Giveaways” event. It’s big and we are SOOOO excited to give away our favorites. Make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to keep up to date. We only send it out when we have really important things to say, so no spam, I promise!

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The BIG stuff. Gear we love, but know requires a large budget, family pitching in together or some good old fashioned saving…

  • Chariot Chinook. Our #1 most commented-on review post so far. It’s the Cadillac of stroller/joggger/biker/skier conversions. Runs/pushes like a dream and keeps kids comfy. On sale right now for 20% off at REI (through 11/23). Read our review here.
  • Mountain Buggy Terrain. Check out our full line-up of jogging strollers here too to see which one is the best fit for your family.
  • Burley D’Lite Bike Trailer. An awesome alternative to the Chinook at a more affordable price. If you are an REI member, get it for 20% off with your coupon until 11/23. Read our review here.
  • Trek MT60 20″ Bike:  Awesome for kids who are ready for gears and hand brakes.
  • Balance Bike – Joovy, Strider,

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Stuff to WEAR (for kids):

  • Wee Woollies base layers: Our top pick for functional and affordable wool baselayers for kids.
  • DucKsday Rain and Fleece Suits: Awesome for layering up and keeping kids dry. We wear them 9 months out of the year!
  • Real Kids Shades: Unbreakable, REAL eye protection.
  • MyMayu Boots and Liners: Great boots that tiny ones can actually move in.
  • Lazer Nut’z Bike Helmet: One of the few kids sized helmet to include higher-end adult technology.  Self-adjusting with a magnetic buckle, the Nut’z it as durable as they come. Fits heads 50-55 cm in circumference (approx. age 4 to 6)

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FUN stuff for Outdoor Families:




  • Haiku Bags (we love the Haiku Travel Set, Haiku Journey Tote, and Haiku Bucket Bag)
    • Travel Set: Awesome for airplane travel especially. However, I have been using it for the past two weeks as we do a long road trip south in conjunction with my Journey Tote. It’s fairly simple, but keeps my important things (like shoes not getting the rest of my stuff messy + my toothbrush/lotion, etc.) handy.haikutravelsetinbag
  • Stonewear Designs Outfit
  • Ahnu Sugarpine Hiking Boots

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Something SWEET:


Learning and Subscriptions:

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Educational/Outdoor Books:


More great Outdoor Gift Guides!


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