12 Days of Gear Giveaways - Day 7 (Favorite Gear for Kids)

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015 + Giveaways

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015 + Giveaways

I refuse to buy into the stress of the holiday season. I get my shopping done early, I plan ahead and then it all usually ends up in spirited chaos anyway. Oh well. That’s life and that’s ok. As long as we are focusing as a family as the real reason for Christmas, I’m happy. This also means giving to those in need AND those we love.

So, this is my quick line-up of items I think every outdoor family (full-on enthusiasts or wannabes with spunk) would love. It also happens to be a teaser for our HUGE 12 Days of Gear Giveaways event starting December 1st. I have been working on putting this together for months now and can’t wait to give back to all of you. You can keep up with THAT event here. Note: not all items listed here will be given away. And not all items we are giving away are listed here. We have to keep you guessing a LITTLE!


This list is chock-full of affiliate links (which I highlight very clearly). Thanks for shopping through them to help us out a bit. It doesn’t cost you a dime!

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Family Fun:

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015

For camping and getting out playing all summer:

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015

For the Hiker:

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015


Girl, get outside!:Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015


To spoil her:Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015


To keep kids warm all winter long:

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015 + Giveaway

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015

Get Out and Ski!:Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015

KinderLift VeaGift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015sts and KinderKarry Bag Review and *Giveaway*


Be sure to check out these other great gift guides focussing on outdoor families. Many of them have giveaways too!


A few special giveaways for YOU!

1. NiteIze

Thanks to NiteIze for supplying a fun gift pack for one of you to win! They’re perfect stocking stuffers (or just keep them for yourself!)

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015 + Giveaway

  • 2 BugLits
  • 12 pack of GearTies
  • Inova STS Headlamp

2. Garage Grown Gear

One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card to Garage Grown Gear. Don’t tell, but this is where I often shop for Mtn Papa and family. They truly have “wildly cool” gear and I LOVE supporting small businesses! Some of our suggestions listed here (all links are affiliates – thanks for clicking through them!):

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015 + Giveaways

3. Bergans Snøtind Snowsuit

We LOVE LOVE LOVE this snowsuit. Warm and durable, yet not bulky. The price tag reflects that (as it should), so having a chance to win one is even more exciting. Read our full review here on our post about great gear to keep kids warm.

Quick facts:

2-layer winter coverall suitable for activities in the cold and wet. Snøtind Insulated is insulated with Bergans ArcticInsulation, and made from waterproof, windproof, and breathable Bergans Element Active.

  • Reinforced sections on elbows, knees, seat, and pant legs
  • Detachable, adjustable hood
  • Large, horizontal chest pocket
  • Elastic sleeve cuffs. Elastic waist in rear. Articulated knee sections. Gusset and elastic ankle cuffs with adjustable silicone foot strap. Reflective details.
  • Weight: size 116 (6 years): 745 g (1lb 10.3 oz)
  • Weight insulation: 100 g/m^2 (2.9 oz/yd^2)
  • MSRP: $239.00
  • Available in 4 different colors

Note: Sizes are listed as “116/6”. In this example, the height of the child would be 116 cm and the average age would be 6 years old.

Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015 + Giveaways

As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widgets below to enter to win. The winner will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!  The NiteIze & Bergans giveaway is US only; The GGG giveaway is open to all!

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88 thoughts on “Gift Guide for Outdoor Families 2015 + Giveaways”

  1. all of kids have been spring/summer babies but we are expecting this December and I know my wife would like a Joey jacket, thanks for the idea.

  2. Wee Woolies and the backcountry quilt are on my list! Love those!! (also, we have the spooner board, and it is so well loved in this house!)

  3. I love all the kid related gift ideas!! If I won the garage grown gear one, I’d definitely be getting some presents for my littles! Shared the giveaway post on fb – thanks again!

  4. Amazing list!!! I am adding so many items to my own wish list! I really like the child size hammock! We love our Eno but it would be fun to have something that my daughter could hang out in by her self 🙂

    The Ahnu hiking boots look amazing but the amazon link didn’t work 🙂 I read your fabulous review!

  5. I would definitely grab some Women’s Multisport Greensboro Low Wool Socks by Farm to Feet from Garage Grown Gear! The penguin mittyz are so adorable, too!

  6. I definitely need to buy some WeeWoolies for the soon to be 3 year old. They keep saying we are going to have to worst winter we’ve had in decades in Texas….needless to say we ARE NOT prepared!

  7. Ummm Campfire Drinking Chocolate from Garage Grown…I. NEED. IT. NOW (did I mention that my toddler spilled a full glass of ice water on me while eating out tonight and I’m still shivering??)

  8. I like the Veyo Mittyz for my son. They have fun designs. Thanks for the gift guide we may need some ski googles as we planning to take the kids skiing.

  9. That vacuum crock is calling out my name! (That Haiku bag would get daily use, however….) I’ve been wanting one since you featured it in an earlier blog post this year. Everything is great to have or to gift, as usual. Many thanks to all the generous sponsors!

  10. If I with the GGG GC, I would get:

    • Ultralight Backpacking Stove by Vertex Outdoors and
    • USB CampLight by SunJack

  11. Well I would take one of everything please! But seriously the Bergans Snøtind Snowsuit looks amazing and I think both of my boys need one of those!

  12. So many great ideas. I have been looking into some base layers for my 13 month old and will try the WeeWoolies. I also think the vacuum canister would be great for camping. Thanks for all the ideas.

  13. Those mittens are so cute! I might have to try making mitens like that for our younger one 😉 The bifold wallet looks great too!

  14. John Muir by The Landmark Project shirt for my husband
    It says “going to the mountains is going home”
    right now we are living in the city (ugh) hopefully until next year then it’s back to the mountains

  15. I already ordered some of the Nite Ize ties, but would love to have the bigger ones and the bug light for my 3 yo son. Would also love a pair of the Veyo mitts and the MyMayu boots! There are so many great gift lists and products right now… Thank you for compiling yours!!

  16. Rebecca Daavettila

    So many great ideas! I love the idea of the ice cream maker as a family gift. I know my son would love a Spooner board when he gets a little older; I have heard great things about them. And from Garage Grown Gear, I keep thinking about the MyMayu boots. I feel like comfortable footwear for kids can make outdoor time so much more enjoyable. I think I’ll have to show my husband this list 😉

  17. Andrea Taivalkoski

    My hubby would love the Inova STS Headlamp! He is always trying new ones, and I think this would be the ticket! Thanks!

  18. Andrea Taivalkoski

    Hmmm… Those jackets on GGG look really nice! And so do the leather gloves (both for men). I love quality gear! P.S. Tales of a Mountain Mama rides around on the back of my mini van, ha ha! 🙂

  19. i love garage grown gear! and i think i’d get the veyoz mitts for my little guy, although i might be tempted to just use it on something for myself too, like their signature leather gloves

  20. Oh wow! I wish I had found the Joey Jacket when my boys were small! We hiked everywhere, so I was always all wrapped up in various Kangaroo carriers. Amazing!

  21. I found your blog last night and am thrilled! I too work for the NPS and get my boys out as often as possible. Going to peruse your past posts – I’m sure the gear reviews and your experience will provide us with great outdoor inspiration!

  22. Great holiday gift guide, thank you for posting! If I won the Garage Grown Gear gift card I would definitely pick up Muddy Munchkins Boots for my little one. And maybe a Pale Rail by Pat’s Backcountry Beverages to surprise my partner with a beer on the trail!

  23. I need some wee woolies for my kiddos! We are planning a mountain trip, and we freeze as soon as the temp dips below 70 lol!

  24. I love that you do these giveaways and share about all the great gear out there. The snowsuit looks amazing definitely on my list for the next kiddo sizes. I already have the vacuum crock and adventure skirt on my own Christmas, fingers crossed! Thanks for always sharing and adventuring.

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