25 Gift Ideas for the Adventurer in your Life

By Fiona Donnellan
on Nov 28, 2018

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For many of us adventure, travel, hiking, biking and getting to the great outdoors isn't just a hobby it's a lifestyle. So what do you get for the adventurer in your life this Christmas season? We've compiled the ultimate gift list - 25 gift ideas for the adventurer in your life.

1. Smartwool base layer top in purple mist is a great idea. It boasts slim fit, interlock knit and flatlock seam construction designed to eliminate chafing. Get in our Santa sack! The price of this 1/4 zip pullover is £100.

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​Smartwool​ base layer top women's merino 250 pattern 1/4 zip pullover £100

2. Heading skiing or snowboarding? Or just enjoy a good quality sock? The Smartwool Women's PhD Pro Freeski Sock is a great choice and comes in navy and charcoal. They come over the calf, contour to the shin and have ankle cushioning, with flat knit toe box so perfect for ski and board boots to keep you comfy! Price is $29.95.

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Smartwool Women's PhD Pro Freeski Sock $29.95

3. We love this Columbia Unisex Classic Outdoor 25L daypack. The perfect gift for him or her. Pack those belongings in tight with this roomy backpack in a retro-inspired design. Our favourite part is the security pocket! This is €34.99.

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Columbia Unisex Classic Outdoor 25L daypack €34.99

4. Fleece lined and festive, we'll take it. This is the Columbia Carson Pass Beanie. It comes in three colours and will set you back £22. 

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Columbia Carson Pass Beanie​ £22

5. This is a great option if you're planning a snow trip. Salomon's best-selling Brilliant Jacket has waterproof 4-way stretch fabric, it's warm and cozy (we can vouch for that, we've been trialling one) and it's got 100g insulation so good news for the cold-blooded. Expect all the features for skiing, and there are five colours to choose from. Find a Salomon stockist here, including Great Outdoors and 53 Degrees North.

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Salomon Brilliant Jacket RRP £320

6. Speaking of snow trips, we love this Powder Lite Vest from Columbia. It has Columbia's signature reflective lining to keep your core insulated. We have gloves with this reflective lining that have been keeping us cosy on our adventure. The price for the vest is £75.

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Columbia Powder Lite Vest £75

7. What about this from our friends at Craghoppers? A lightweight 3 in 1 packable rucksack would make for a smart Christmas gift - it's a rucksack that converts into a shoulder bag or bumbag and can be packed away easily. It's normally £20, but it's currently online for just £10. Shop it here

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3 in 1 Packaway Rucksack normal price £20, online price right now £10

8. The Tommy Hilfiger ‘TommyXRossignol’ collection launched this month and includes menswear, womenswear, and accessories, fusing Tommy Hilfiger’s signature style with Rossignol’s expertise in refined technical activewear. The accessories, in particular, will make for the perfect gift for the snow loving adventurer in your life. The accessories start from €60. We love the leather ski mittens!

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TommyXRossignol collection leather ski mittens €149.90

9. We love this Koncept Fierce Bra. The Fierce Bra was designed to allow you to feel supported throughout your entire workout with sweat-wicking and four-way stretch fabric. Another great stocking filler for the active wear obsessed! Koncept are an Irish company so we love supporting them as their sports bra supports us! Price is €29.95.

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Koncept Fierce Bra at €29.95

10. We can vouch for this Sherpa hat, we got a Sabi Hat and it's the ideal choice for the winter season when adventuring out in the elements. It's crafted from pure lambswool, this hat also benefits from a micro fleece lining that is both protective from the cold as well as incredibly soft and comfortable. This hat is also hand knit by knitting groups in Nepal, the Sherpa Sabi Hat has true and meaningful heritage, in line with our Sherpa brand. Shop Sherpa here.

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Sherpa Sabi Hat £25

11. Next up are ACAI's Thermal Skinny Outdoor Trousers which are fleece-lined designed specifically for women who are looking for warmth, style and performance when they are outdoors (needless to say we're super fans). ACAI's Thermal Skinny Outdoor Trousers have 4-way stretch fabric that moulds to your body shape without restricting movement.  They may be fleece lined, but the fleece-lining designed to wick away sweat! The outer shell of the trousers is made out of hardwearing nylon, that means rip proof, snag proof and resistant to high abrasions! The cost for £74 and you can view the full range here

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ACAI​'s Thermal Skinny Outdoor Trousers £74

12. Also available through ACAI's website is Grangers Clothing Care Kit. The kit is a complete product protection package designed to make caring for all technical garments and outerwear as easy as possible! Pretty much a great idea for anyone enjoying the great outdoors who want to keep their gear in tip-top shape. Also to note; the Grangers Clothing Care Kit is based on an environmentally responsible fluorocarbon-free technology, both their Performance Wash and Performance Repel are suitable for use on all types of technical clothing and equipment, including those with Gore-Tex and eVent linings! Price £14.99.

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Grangers Clothing Care Kit​ £14.99

13. Unlucky for some, but at number 13 we love The North Face Women's 1996 Retro Nuptse Vest. It's available at 53 Degrees North. Some of the stand out features for us are the original metallic ripstop fabric with DWR finish for added protection, stowable hood packs into the collar, and the whole jacket stows in a hand pocket for easy travel, and an internal zip pocket for all our adventure essentials. Price is €199.50. 

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The North Face Women's 1996 Retro Nuptse Vest €199.50

14. Scandinavian brand, Didriksons, is now stocked at 53 Degrees North and they do great tech gear. This parka is 100% waterproof and windproof with all seams taped - the perfect gift for anyone planning an adventure outside in the elements. Didriksons Nadine Parka has a soft outer material and a quilted interior to better retain heat. Sounds cosy to us. Price €260. 

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Didriksons Nadine Parka €260

15. If you're not familiar Sorel do incredible boots! They're comfortable, practical and they look good! Great combo. These Sorel Women's Explorer Joan would be a great gift for any explorer - the warmth of a winter boot meets the fit of a trainer AND waterproof.

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Sorel Women's Explorer Joan €120

16. We kept spotting these items by United by Blue of 53 Degrees' Instagram. It turns out they are the exclusive stockists. United By Blue was created with the idea that a successful outdoor brand can do serious conservation work, which of course is an ethos we love. This is a great gift idea by United by Blue - take a break and have a well earned cool drink from this copper mug. Price €30.

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United by Blue Take Me to the River Mug €30

17. We love these Exacting Leggings from Dare 2B, they're so fun and complimentary. They are from the DARE 2 B X Julien Mac Donald collaboration. Shop Dare 2B leggings range here

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Dare 2B Exacting Legging​s £45

18. Another great piece from Dare 2B x Julien Macdonald Women's Affluence Ski Jacket, a great gift idea for yourself, or someone heading away to the snow in the new year. Made from highly waterproof yet breathable ARED 10,000 fabric. The fabric allows for movement and stretching while you're on the mountain. We love the design; beautifully shaped hood (detachable) with fine-quality faux-fur and a diamond quilted satin lining.

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Dare 2B x Julien Macdonald Women's Affluence Ski Jacket £240

19. We love these hoodies from Gym+Coffee - Irish designed athleisure brand. They're €65 and come in a range of colours. The design features?  Fitted style enables flexibility and allows natural movement, high zip and drawcord provides structure and complements physique, and thumb holes on cuffs deliver optimum warmth and comfort. We'll take one in every colour, please. 

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Gym+Coffee Hoodie range €65

20. Coming in at number 20 is again from Gym+Coffee, this times it's their Black Stainless Steel Waterbottle for €25. The bottle keeps drinks ice cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 hours. Stick one in our stocking. 

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Gym+Coffee Black Stainless Steel Waterbottle €25

21. This might be out of the ordinary, but we love this idea for Christmas - the gift of a tree. The guys at Grown Clothing have come up with this concept and we for one are on board. If you jump onto their site you can find out more, but you'll essentially get a certified tree planted for you in Irish soil - "we want to challenge the throwaway mentality and invest in our planet". So this year gift a tree for €12.

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Gift a tree with Grown Clothing for €12

22. Whilst you are on the Grown Clothing site check out their range including this Sea Singer tee - made from certified organic cotton.

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Grown Clothing Sea Singer Tee €32

23. This next item is a fun little stocking filler for the environmentally friendly. A bamboo toothbrush helps protects our environment due to the fact that it is manufactured from fast-growing bamboo. The outcome of switching to bamboo toothbrushes is helping to reduce the amount of plastics on our planet. Great gift and reducing plastic use. Win, win. This particular one is from Little Green Shop for €3.90.

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Bamboo toothbrush €3.90

24. How gorgeous is The Sherpa Puffy Blanket from Passenger Clothing? It's a great addition to any adventure, a matte Nylon fabric on one side and soft sherpa fleece on the other make it the perfect combo to ensure warmth and comfort. The blanket has a built in roll-up feature so you can bring your blanket wherever you go. The price £154.99 and there are lots of colour options. Shop the range here

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Passenger Clothing The Sherpa Puffy Blanket​​ £154.99

25. Last, but not least is the GoPro Hero7 Black. Perhaps not within everyone's price range but if you are splashing out it is a great gift idea for those who love the great outdoors. This camera is tough, rugged, and waterproof to 10m without any housing, plus the Hero7 sends your footage to the GoPro App, where you can instantly upload. Shop the GoPro Hero7 on Cotswold Outdoor

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GoPro Hero7 from Cotswold Outdoor €429.99
By Fiona Donnellan
on Nov 28, 2018

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