The Ultimate Gift Guide for Adventurers


on Dec 01, 2020

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It's that time of year again! But what to get the sea swimmer, the surfer, the hiker, the eco activist in your life? We've compiled the ultimate gift guide for adventurers so you don't have to. And the best part? You'll be supporting local. 

We love these Giopstraws, they're the perfect alternative to plastic, these are made from grass so eco-friendly and natural. A great stocking filler.

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Giopstraws​

An adventure essential is a waterbottle and we love these slick new ones from Kai Bottles available in Black, White and 'The Funk'. 

Kai Bottles unique design and 1 L/ 32oz capacity makes them ideal for a day of adventuring, a tough session at the gym or hours at the desk. Made with professional-grade, double-wall steel paired with vacuum-insulation, Kai Bottles keep your drinks ice cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours. The easy drink lid with straw ensures no spills, whilst the wide mouth design makes for easy, no fuss filling. Shop here. 

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Kai Bottle

Coffee or tea lovers will go bananas for this reusable cup from Monkey Cups. They have a huge range of colours, so something for everyone. Great design, BPA free and all that good stuff. 

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Monkey Cup

This is the perfect addition to any camping trip, a bambooth bamboo toothbrush with a handy travel tube. They're an Irish company and Oral Health Foundation approved. Plus you can personalise your brush on bambooth.com with your friend's name! 

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bambooth

Next up are these wonderful colourful hoodies from Begley and Bowie. The sustainable, fair wear clothing brand features colourful illustrations and slogans which are all hand drawn prior to being printed. We love the ethos and there are lots of prints to choose from!

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Begley and Bowie​ Donegal Slogan Sweater

This should be on any adventurers wish list, this black + blum Eau Good Water Bottle from Faerly filters your tap water using a traditional Japanese Binchotan charcoal method for a cleaner, purified taste. Perfect for on the go the activated charcoal water filter attracts the ions of contaminants to the surface of the carbon, to be held and at the same time releases minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium back into the water. Genius. 

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black + blum Eau Good Water Bottle

Attention sea swimmers we have the gift for you. The Wild Atlantic Bundle from Wild Atlantic Surfboard Company is everything you need this Christmas. It includes a Wet & Dry changing robe, sand free towel and eco straws (stainless- steel).

The robe is designed in Ireland, and is a multi-purpose robe made for walking, watching sport, and climbing out of rivers, pools or the sea, in changeable, wild weather. The sand free towel is soft, never sandy, it’s fast drying never damp for long. And we can attest this this, Editor Fiona has one that she adores. 

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Wild Atlantic Surfboard Company Wet & Dry changing robe

It's the gift any adventurer would love! Gift vouchers from Great Outdoors are an ideal stocking filler they can use to buy just that - stockings for their next hike, neoprene gloves for their winter surf trips or the perfect backpack. Give the gift of Great Outdoors. Simple.

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Gift vouchers from Great Outdoors

We've always loved everything The Upcycle Movement do, so it's no surprise they've made out holiday checklist. We love this handmade from rescued wetsuits mat strap - these are so comfy to wear over your shoulder or cross body. They have a handy little hidden pocket to keep a key or cash in. The loops fit snugly around your mat for a secure hold. Check out The Upcycle Movement collection here.

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The Upcycle Movement mat strap

No Christmas gifting would be complete without a woolly hat. These bobble beanies from Regatta are just the ticket for the outdoor enthusiast in your life. Shop the Lorelai II Chunky Acrylic Knit Bobble Hat here.

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Regatta's Lorelai II Chunky Acrylic Knit Bobble Hat

And where would an adventurer be without a backpack to put all their bits in? Craghoppers 26L Kiwi Classic Rolltop Backpack makes for the perfect gift. 

Smart yet practical water-repellent backpack that’s a brilliant urban weekender. The backpack design offers generous capacity in a classic bucket-bag format that’s comfortable to carry – thanks to the padded straps and back panel. It comes in three colours, but this is our favourite – Potters Clay. 

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Craghoppers 26L Kiwi Classic Rolltop Backpack​

We love this new range from Irish ethical clothing company GROWN – GROWN FOR NATURE. 

GROWN made a commitment that they would use the best quality garments with the highest possible ethical standards they could source regardless of the cost to the business.

They decided that organic cotton, hemp, linen and recycled man-made fibres were the perfect fit and that all fabrics are incredibly hard wearing, breathable and also completely renewable, so the fibre can be replenished again from nature for nature.

GROWN has always planted a native Irish tree for each garment sold.

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GROWN Holding Nature tee €34

And another great option for that perfect gift under the tree, The Serleena II parka from Regatta. It is an insulated, faux-fur trimmed hooded jacket that is guaranteed to keep the lady in your life warm throughout the colder months. Soft to wear, the outer shell has a durable water repellent finish that protects from rain, snow and wind. Inside thermoguard insulation, cosy fleece panels and handwarmer pockets on the sides will keep the cold at bay. Looking to give the ultimate cosy present? Done. 

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Regatta Serleena II parka​

Love these hangboards from Witch available at Great Outdoors. For rock climbing training or strength building, the two styles of fingerboards that they carry from Witch Climbing Holds offer different levels of difficulty and conditioning.

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Hangboards from Witch available at Great Outdoors​

Another great gift option is the brand new Garmin Venu Sq Music. The smartwatch combines daily style with premium health monitoring, and best of all music storage. Shop it on Great Outdoors.

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Garmin Venu Sq Music from Great Outdoors

We love sustainable brands especially when they're Irish. Introducing Olly Olly & Co. and in particular their Darcy Sports Bra, considered it an adventure essential and a great gift idea. Beautiful ballet inspired back detail on this medium to low impact sports bra. Double lined for extra coverage with a softer inner lining to glide smoothly against your skin. Super comfortable, supportive and stylish. Made using regenerated nylon yarn from the ocean. 

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Olly Olly & Co. Darcy Sports Bra

Last but not least, this Pigeon House eco sweater from Due South. Ethical, sustainable and Irish, what's not to love? Due South use super soft organic cotton, recycled material making them low impact. We love the ethos.

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Sweater from Due South

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