You know that friend — the one who can carve mountains, backpack continents, climb cliff faces, or simply thrive outside. The adventurer in your life, who keeps you updated about their trips and is always down to try something new.
This season, give them a helping hand, a little support, and a whole lot of fun with one of these thoughtful gifts. Who knows, you might just inspire their next adventure or fulfill a lifelong dream.
Roam free: KnowRoaming global SIM card
There’s nothing more frustrating than hidden roaming fees or endlessly searching for WiFi. Help your traveler stay connected and find their way no matter where they are with a global SIM card. Packages start from $7.99 USD per day and can get you signal in over 200 countries. A couple of signal bars can go a long way toward safer, more confident travel.
Cost: $9.99 on knowroaming.com
Portable vault: Magellan’s VaultPro RFID Easy Pack II
Security is hard to promise, but you can gift the spirit of it with this stylish portable vault. This RFID-blocking bag keeps credit card information safe by preventing anyone from digitally tapping into the chips in credit cards and passports. Even the bag itself is created with security in mind — it’s slash-proof with chain-link wire mesh built in. Keep everything out of prying hands except their own. The bag’s handy pockets make it easy to find what they need without rummaging.
Cost: $63 on magellans.com
Safety net: Mad Rock Venus Deluxe Climbing Package
Nothing says commitment like having your own gear. Give your climbing partner all the gear they need to attack any mile-high wall. This Mad Rock kit comes with a fully adjustable harness that won’t dig into their skin, a chalk bag with a full ball, a Wingman belay device, and a screw carabiner to keep even the highest climbers safe.
Cost: $55.95 on backcountry.com
Room with a view: Tentsile Winter Combo Flite+
Never sleep on a rocky, lumpy, uneven surface again. This tent, which can be hung between trees, takes to the sky with room for three. The whole kit comes with everything your adventurer needs to sleep comfortably and stay warm, regardless of the blanket of rain or snow underneath. Two SkyPads keep their back supported, and an extra set of walls means they can put their feet up in the smaller hammock below or sleep inside the full tent above without worrying about the elements.
Cost: $550 from tentsile.com
A taste of Baja: NOLS Baja Cultural Backpacking Experience
This 8-day, expert-guided trip helps travelers dig deeper and experience the culture of Baja, California. Walk through rugged terrains to remote mountain ranges and deep canyons for an unforgettable backpacking adventure. Leave worries about gear and schedules behind too, NOLS takes care of all the details so each backpacker can fully immerse themselves in the experience and learn everything they need to know. This includes backpacking safely, route founding, wilderness safety, and navigating cultures.
Cost: $2,500 on nols.edu
Bucket list breaker: Skydive Perris
Get their adrenaline going with this high-flying gift that’ll get their blood soaring. From full skydiving classes and tandem jumps to advanced courses, Skydive Perris is ready to make wild dreams come true. Not ready to jump out just yet? Skydive Perris also has an indoor wind tunnel for one who wants to experience flight without the free-falling aspect.
Cost: $50-$498 on skydiveperris.com
Fresh duds: prAna Brion pant
Who said you need to pack more than one pair of pants? Step off the jetway after 24 hours of travel looking like you just got dressed with prAna’s quick-dry pants. Classic jean-like styling helps your traveler transition straight into city wear. Water-repellant, UPF 50+ sun protection, five pockets, and a four-way stretch, makes the Brion pant a winner out on the trail.
Cost: $75 on prana.com
Warm and dry: Arc'teryx’s Beta AR jacket
Finally, a windproof jacket that can also withstand hours of unrelenting rain without letting a single drop touch their skin. It even has a deep hood to make sure their ears are covered and warm. This all-around jacket will keep up with them for any activity, whether they’re hiking up a mountain or just trying to get through their morning commute.
Cost: $575 on arcteryx.com
Smooth moves: Snowboard Kick Scooter
Take the epic wipeouts and sharp learning curve out of riding a snowboard with this clever scooter. No special boots or knowledge required. The wide, adjustable handle makes it easy for kids — and adults with child-like enthusiasm — to ride down a mountain or a small hill. It can also be used to cruise along on flat snow like royalty.
Cost: $40 on thegrommet.com
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