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,
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)
FUN stuff for Outdoor Families:
- Toasted or Roasted Card Game: Our 3 year old can do this game – fun for the whole family. And it’s all about marshmallow roasting.
- Snipe Game: Our top outdoor family game. Gets everyone moving, can be played indoor or out and can be easily brought everywhere.
- Fire Buggz Fishing Pole Campfire Roaster : Fishing while you roast marshmallows or hotdogs. Super fun for the campfire.
- Spooner Boards : Indoor/Outdoor. Great on sand, snow or just playing. Helps with balance too!
- My Outdoor Alphabet Posters: Because we all need a little outdoors brought indoors.
- A kite!
For the OUTDOOR MOMs:
- 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.
- Stonewear Designs Outfit
- Ahnu Sugarpine Hiking Boots
- Salazon Chocolate – My favorite, especially for hiking!
Learning and Subscriptions:
- Green Kids Crafts Subscription
- Groovy Lab in a Box Subscription
- Little Passports Program from National Geographic Kids
- Rocket Bear Subscription: Brand new! A great way for kids to “see” the world and feel connected to parents who are traveling all the time through weekly postcards sent from around the world.
- Smithsonian Young Explorers Books (Dinosaurs or Oceans)
- 5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything) 2 by National Geographic Kids
- National Geographic Kids Cookbook: A Year-Round Fun Food Adventure
More great Outdoor Gift Guides!
- Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoor Kids – Crag Mama
- Holiday Gift Guide and 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways – Go Adventure Mom
- 25 Great Holiday Gift Ideas for Outdoor Kids + A giveaway – Rain or Shine Mamma
- Gift Guide for Outdoor-Loving Moms: Under $50 + a giveaway – Mommy Loves Trees
- Wishlist for the Backpacking Lovers and their Little Adventurers – Rockies Chick
- 7 (More) Gift Ideas for Outdoorsy and Adventurous Parents – Adventures in Parenthood Project
- 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Ski Moms and their Skiing Families (with giveaways) – Brave Ski Mom
- 15 outdoor gifts You Didn’t Know Existed and Will Love – Garage Grown Gear
- 10 Easy Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers – Skedaddle
- 10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Adventurous Kids – Adventurous Moms
- Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Snowy Winter Fun (with Giveaways!) – Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies
- Experiences vs. Things: The secret to holiday gifts that can actually buy happiness – Bring the Kids
- Give the Gift of Stewardship this Christmas – AK on the Go
- Great Giftable Gear from 2014 – Mountain Mom and Tots
- Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure Tykes – Adventure Tykes
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