We at Pinnacle Foods love the outdoors and know it can be hard to find great gift ideas for those in your life that are outdoor enthusiasts. So here are six awesome (and useful!) gift ideas for the adventure lover.
The best part? All these items are sold by small businesses! These brands are awesome alternatives to spending all your holiday shopping money on Amazon and it’s now more important than ever to support the mom and pop’s!
If you want to get a combination of a few, we’ve created a special holiday bundle you can find at the end of this post.
#1 Pinnacle Foods Co – Freeze Dried Meals. $13.99 each.
I mean, everybody loves food right? These chef-prepared meals are extremely lightweight, have a long shelf life, are easy to prepare (just add boiling water!). They are loaded with good calories and protein to replenish lost nutrients from a full day in the backcountry, and make no mess (you cook it and eat it straight from the bag)! And the most important part? They’re absolutely delicious! With flavors like Jalapeño-Cheddar Biscuits with Herbed Sausage Gravy, and Creamy Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta and Sun-Dried Tomatoes, we are confident the outdoorsy person in your life is going to love these. Pinnacle Foods also has vegan and wheat-free options.
#2 Hardside Hydration – Swing Rig with 48oz Nalgene. $45 with Nalgene, $28 without.
The Swig Rig is designed to be simple and reliable. Unlike the typical bladders that can get punctured or are super hard to clean (I used to end up buying a new one every season because they tend to smell funky after a few months of no use), you simply screw the rig onto a water bottle with a 63mm opening (or order it with the 48oz Nalgene), load in it in your pack and you’re good to go. Super durable, easy to clean, and comes with the Hardside Guarantee.
#3 Trail Toddy – Hot Toddy Kits and Camping Flask. $19 for four pack. $23.99 for Flask
These hot toddy kits are the ultimate luxury after an exhausting day in the backcountry. Simply empty the contents into a cup, add 8oz of boiling water, let steep for 4 minutes then add 1.5 oz of your favorite whiskey. With flavors like Spiced Apple, Citrus, and Mocha Irish Coffee, these are the perfect treat around a campfire. Bring your gift to the next level by adding in this clear plastic (BPA-free) camping flask and fill it with the person’s favorite whiskey.
#4 Black Coffee Roasting Co – Delicious Organic Instant Coffee $13 for 8 Packets
Brewing coffee while camping (and especially while backpacking) is a pain, and most of the instant coffee on the market borders on undrinkable (even in the woods!). That is until Black Coffee Roasting Co released their Delicious Organic Instant Coffee. No coincidence delicious is in the title because this stuff is seriously good. I even find myself making a cup at home on lazy days. Simply empty the packet into 8oz of hot (or cold!) water and enjoy.
#5 Cold Case Gear – West Slope Phone Case $60
Cold Case Gear created this ridiculously protective case for the outrageously adventurous. This West Slope phone case offers thermal, physical, and weather protection. Most smartphones are meant to work between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and I’m sure that I’m not the only one that woke up in a cold tent with a dead phone because it got too cold. This case protects your phone from extreme cold or heat, from drops, and has a magnetic closure mechanism which makes it completely waterproof AND it even floats if dropped in the water. Rated to fit all normal size smartphones with an existing case and fits “plus” size phones (iPhone 12 Pro Max) without an existing case.
#6 Goose Feet Gear – Down Socks $69. Waterproof Over-Booties $49
Not much worse than being cold when you are out in the backcountry, especially if you wake up in the middle of the night cold. Give the gift of warmth this year with these awesome goose-down socks. There are loads of ways to customize these, including overfill levels and inside/outside colors. Add the waterproof over-booties so you can walk about your campsite like a boss.
Looking for a bundle?
We’ve created this epic Holiday bundle including Three Pinnacle Foods Freeze Dried Meals of your choice, Black Coffee Instant Coffee Packets, and a Trail Toddy Hot Toddy Kit.
All for $54.99. Order two bundles and get free shipping!
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