Outside GO Holiday Gift Guide 2018
It’s hard to buy gifts for those we love. Every year it seems more and more challenging to come up with creative ideas that will inspire our friends and family to create, travel, indulge, and unwind. Let us help by offering some of our favorite items that we hope will either end up at the top of your list or be the perfect “ah-hah” items for those you’re shopping for. Happy Holidays from all of us at Outside GO!
GAME-CHANGING SKIS FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERTS ALIKE
Völkl M5 Mantra Skis
Now in their fifth generation, these Völkl Mantra skis are our top pick when it comes to dominating the mountain this season. With a completely reimagined design, these cambered skis offer superior glide and rebound with decreased width for easy edging that offers great turns even on hard snow. The new lightweight build is a sweet perk too—enabled by the use of Titanal, a NASA-grade aluminum alloy in the perimeter of the skis for enhanced performance without sacrifice. The M5 Mantras won Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year Award and have our stamp of approval too!
BOOTS FOR BATTLING THE ELEMENTS THIS WINTER
Sorel Men’s Madson Zip Waterproof Boots
Sorel is a staple in any mountain man’s wardrobe, and for good reason. The brand is known for its warmth and waterproofing, making almost any of their footwear a great option for the season ahead. We love the Madson Zip boots, with their style reminiscent of African-style desert boots but fortified with all the superpowers of any good Sorel. The grippy sole means less slipping while waterproof, full-grain leather and suede upper and faux shearling lining make for a comfortable and stylish shoe that’s great for all your urban adventures ahead.
INSPIRE YOUR LOVED ONES WITH THIS GORGEOUS BOOK
David Yarrow Wild Encounters
We have been fans of wildlife photographer David Yarrow for years now, and who can blame us! Just one look through his book, Wild Encounters, and you’ll feel the drama of Africa’s most wild places come to life in your hands. Give the gift of safari to someone who has just been or always wanted to go in the form of this amazing coffee table gem. Plus, proceeds of the sales from the book go to Tusk—one of our favorite wildlife conservation groups.
COZY UP WITH A PENDLETON WOOL BLANKET
Pendleton Wool Blanket
Pendleton has long been known for their classic wool blankets. Perfect for cool nights around the campfire, wrapping up in with a steamy cup of coffee, or draped over the edge of your bed for chilly winter evenings, we think these camp-inspired blankets will stand the test of time. Our favorite colorway is Umber, pictured here, but sizes and colors vary so you can get the blanket of your dreams.
GIVE THE GIFT OF GREAT SOUND
JBL Wireless Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
A tried and true stocking stuffer that will be a hit for just about anyone in your family, the JBL Wireless Waterproof Bluetooth speaker is at the top of our lists this year. With exceptional sound quality, 20 hours playing time, and all the right amounts of tech, this is hands-down our go-to travel speaker. Whether you’re planning a hut trip in Montana this winter or a week in the Caribbean you’ll be glad to have the JBL in your bag!
IMPART KNOWLEDGE ON YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Audible is the answer if you’re shopping for the hard-to-please friend or family member. With over 425,000 audiobooks available, including Audible Originals, the choosy loved ones in your life are sure to find the perfect “read.” We recommend getting a subscription for yourself while you’re at it, so that you’ll never dread getting stuck in traffic or those long-haul flights ever again.
CHEERS TO ALL THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
South Africa Wine Club Membership
Still looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? Remind him or her of their recent travels–or inspire them to visit somewhere new–with a wine club membership. A few of our favorites from South Africa’s Stellenbosch wine region are Rupert Wines and Delair Graff, but we encourage you to get creative and seek out those hidden winery gems around the world (think Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand) for serious wow-factor of giving the perfect gift this holiday season.
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