For the Fearless Voyager: Gift Guide for Adventurers
by Neil Stawski
There are those that are born for adventure. We might call these fearless voyagers, as they’re often partaking in wild trips, exploring new territory, traveling rough terrain. If you have one of these voyagers in your Holiday gift list, searching for just the right gift might take a little more work than simply going into just any store and choosing something off the shelf. You want to give something that aims at the heart of what gets them going: the ache for adventure and experience.
For Hikers and Campers
If your friend or loved one loves hitting the trails or climbing the local mountain peaks, consider these few gifts to accompany them on any hiking or climbing adventure. Here are some unique ideas for hikers.
● A cooler. You can never go wrong with a lightweight and convenient cooler. There are many varieties including backpack coolers for easy carry.
● Activity tracker. A lightweight wristband that looks like a watch and can track your mileage, heart rate, and sleep.
● Hiking Boots. You can’t have a good hike without the right shoes to give you protection, security, and comfort. Look for a hiking boot that will enhance your hike, not trip you up.
● Polarized sunglasses. If you’re out in the wilderness, chances are you’ll encounter the bright sun in your eyes. Protecting your eyes from strong sun rays is important and can provide a more comfortable hiking experience.
For those who like to hit the outdoors for a few nights and stay the night beneath the canopy of stars, a few things might come in handy.
● Tents. This is a must have for any frequent camper. But how do you choose the best tent for your specific trip? There are a few considerations including tent seasonality and tent capacity.
● Hammocks. These are great for when relaxing out in the woods, reading underneath the shade of a tree and forgetting about the world.
● Knife. A durable and reliable knife can be your best friend in the woods. This is a handy and indispensable tool to carry when facing the elements alone.
For Other Outdoor Adventurers
● Climbers. There is plenty of climbing gifts that can make any rock climber’s Christmas. You can’t go wrong with chalk, a much needed summit pack, or a membership to a climbing gym nearby.
● Hunters. For those who like to hunt consider a handy gift like a strong deluxe pistol case that can withstand anything, to a camp stove, to a few good two-way radios.
For Travelers and Dog Lovers
If your fearless voyager is leaving for a longer trip, there are many gifts that can make a world of difference. Perhaps this voyager is one to carry their four legged friend everywhere they go. So why not think about giving them a dog friendly gift?
● A dog sitter. If it’s not possible to take the dog, leaving the pooch behind can be a stressful situation. There is nothing better than finding a good reliable person to take care of dog.
● Dog Accessories. For the adventure dog, consider some great healthy food and stylish water and food bowls. There are a variety of dog bowls available, each with their own characteristics. Consider travel dog bowls, silicone bowls, and elevated dog bowls.
● Healthy dog treats. Keep things simple with some homemade dog treats, which are free of preservatives and bad ingredients.
● Specialty Dog Leashes. Also for the outdoorsy type, a convenient hands free dog leash designed for owners running with their dog.
● Safety first. Keeping your dog safe is a priority especially when outdoor adventuring. Consider picking up a GPS dog tracking device to have in the off chance your pooch goes missing. Reviews such as this one from PetLifeToday can help you decide which product is best for your needs.
There are plenty of options out there for the adventurous heart. The important thing is to think about what is best for the people in your gift list. There is nothing better than getting something your loved ones love this holiday season.
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