With shipping delays and supply shortages looming, getting a head-start on your Christmas shopping is even more important this season.

But one thing that hasn’t changed this year is the challenge of finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. If you have outdoorsmen and women on your holiday list, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas gifts for outdoor adventure lovers. 

Scroll the gifts below to find the perfect gifts for friends and family — or maybe a gift for yourself ahead of your next visit to Southern Utah.

GoPro

There’s a fine lining between enjoying the moment during an outdoor adventure and capturing the fun on camera. But having the ability to look back on an exciting trip is a wonderful way to relive the memories for years to come.

A GoPro is a great solution. With a variety of types of mounts to choose from, you can capture every moment of your next hiking trip, offroad excursion, or other outdoor adventure, hands-free. 

If you know that your recipient already owns a GoPro, you can also gift them a new mount or other accessories like filters to enhance their shots. Memory cards are also always appreciated; anyone who films their outdoor adventures will tell you that you can never have enough!

Down Jacket

Another great gift idea for every outdoor lover on your list is a down jacket. From lightweight jackets to heavier coats, down makes a great gift because it’s just as home on your morning commute or while walking the dog as it is on a hiking trail.

With most outdoor clothing brands and even fashion brands offering their own range of down jackets, you’ll have no shortage of options to choose from. With a little searching, you can find just about any color or pattern option to customize your gift. A lighter layer is always a good choice because it can be layered under other layers in the winter to help your recipient stay warm, or be worn on its own the rest of the year on chilly evenings and mornings.

Travel Journal

If you know that someone on your list gravitates away from technology and opts to unplug on their vacations, something like a GoPro might not be the right choice. Instead, a travel journal offers an alternative for keeping track of memories.

A beautiful travel journal is something your friends or loved ones will treasure. Stick to journals that will be easy to pack and carry with them, and durable enough to survive camping or other outdoor fun, so that they can journal on the go.

Hiking Boots

Another must-have clothing item for everyone from casual hikers to serious backpackers is a pair of hiking boots. From lightweight hiking shoes to heavy-duty boots, there’s a pair for every outdoor activity.

If you know that the person you’re shopping for has a visit to Southern Utah planned, make sure that you opt for a pair that offers plenty of grip for rocky or slick surfaces. Comfortable padding around the heel and ankle are great for longer hikes. A durable upper layer will also ensure that the boots hold up well to run-ins with sharp rocks and the occasional cactus.

When it comes to hiking boots, it’s important to get the right fit. Consider including a gift receipt just in case. Or, opt for a gift card instead so that they can try on boots and purchase the right ones for their feet.

Warm Socks, Hats, and Gloves

Outdoor lover or not, everyone can use more warm socks, hats, and gloves this time of year. When it comes to choosing practical over fashionable, opt for wool, and especially merino wool, to keep your friends and loved ones warm and comfortable. All-weather gloves are a great choice, as they’ll keep their hands from getting chilled in rain or snow.

Magazine Subscription

Much like last year, Christmas looks a little different this year. Most of us will be celebrating with close family or those that we’ve been social-distancing with, which means not getting to see family or friends in other towns, states, or countries.

If you need to send a gift to someone far away or want something that will help your friend or loved one stay busy in the coming months while they’re still spending more time at home, a magazine subscription is a great choice. 

There are tons of outdoor-themed magazines to choose from, so it’s easy to pick an option tailored to your gift recipient’s interests. Some great outdoor magazine options include:

Finding the Perfect Gifts for Every Outdoor Lover in Your Life

Whether your family is planning a visit to Southern Utah or you have friends who love hiking, biking, and other outdoor fun, any of the gifts on this list are sure to be a hit!

Your holiday shopping isn’t the only thing you’ll want to get a head start on this season. If you’ve never experienced the winter season in Southern Utah, now is the time to book your stay at The Dwellings!