Gift ideas for your adventure traveler

Waxing nostalgic…When I was a kid, my Mother used to hand my brother and me the Sears Christmas Wish Book. She’d give us both magic markers and tell us to mark everything we wanted Santa to bring us for x-mas. We spent hours mesmerized by the glossy, colorful 600 page tome, poring over 200 plus pages each bursting toys galore. Even after we knew that Mom was Santa, there was still a certain sense of excitement every year as we huddled together over those dazzling pages.trying not to circle every toy. It was so hard to decide. Once the presents were delivered, we were always confused. We didn’t recall  circling Yahtzee, or Rack-O…Later, we realized it was just one of our Mother’s schemes to keep us occupied for endless hours.

sears-wishbook

Today, do parents send their kids to the web to create their wish list shopping carts? For fun, I went window shopping online at Amazon and “circled” some items. I’ll start with some stocking stuffers and keep adding as I browse and hear back from you. What’s the best travel adventure gift you’ve ever received? And what’s on your wish list this year?

Stocking stuffers

$5 and under

mad-libsThe Mad Libs WORST CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook: Travel Fun for all ages on a road trip, in the tent, or by the campfire. : )

 

mosquito-netMosquito Head Net

Sure wish I had this when I was hiking in Yosemite. The face flies were so brutal I nearly turned back. Other hikers did. Luckily, once you get above 8k feet they drop off. This could be the best $2 bucks you’ll ever spend.

$10-$20

survival-bracelet_TECH-P 5 in 1 Multifunctional Paracord Bracelet with Compass Flint Fire Starter Scraper Whistle Your mom would want you to have this survival bracelet.

 

lifestrawLifeStraw Personal Water Filter Your mom would want you to have this one too. Warning, this does not does not filter out viruses, but is good in a pinch.

bandanaKalily Headband Bandana 16-in-1 sports & casual headwear with UV protection.Be sporty and stylish, even with sleeping bag head.

ultra-lightweight-foldable-backpckFoldable, Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

Handy for travel and day hikes

headlampWaterproof Headlamp with rechargeable batteries, AC charger and car charger 

bear-sprayBear Spray

I prefer the one without the holster. Ideally, you should have it on the ready and carry it in your hand.

sleeping-bag-net

Mosquito Net for 1 sleeping bag  I really enjoy camping out under the starts without a tent. Unfortunately, so do the bugs. Here’s a solution.

 

Other ideas

Gift certificates to their favorite outdoor store

Airline tickets or points

State Park Passes

 

 

2 thoughts on “Gift ideas for your adventure traveler

  • Bean Boots. The secrets out. For some reason these things are selling like crazy. The whole family wore those things for fishing, hiking, hunting, going to school… we would cut off the rubbers send back the leathers for return with new. My feet are still killing me!

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    • Yup, I remember those!Very East Coast. And they’re still around. [www.llbean.com/BeanBoots] They were in with the girls at my prep school – they went really well with our kilt uniform. LOL

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