Holiday Gift Ideas
By Samantha McNabney
Holiday shopping can be a struggle. With so many people to shop for and so many items to choose from, it’s hard to find the perfect gift for everyone. This holiday season make your way to Appalachian Outfitters, located just outside the entrance to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Peninsula, Ohio. Our expertly-trained staff will help you find the perfect gift that will encourage any outdoor adventure from novice to expert. Before you stop in, we have chosen a few of our top gift ideas to share with you.
Stanley PMI Go Tumbler with Cermivac
For the coffee lover in your life nothing compares to the Stanley PMI Go Tumbler with Cermivac. Part of Stanley’s Go Series, this tumbler is like no other. It has a smooth-fired ceramic wall over stainless steel construction. Thanks to this construction Stanley was able to eliminate that metallic smell and taste that most tumblers on the market contain. It’s 100% BPA free, dishwasher safe, and durable. The double-vacuum insulation keeps your beverage cold up to 40 hours or hot for 6 hours. This tumbler also features a no-skid bade minimizing noise and spills, along with an easy slide-open lid for drinking. The Go Tumbler is truly the best option for those on-the-go adventures. It comes in a variety of colors and two sizes: a 16-ounce for $30 or the 24-ounce at $35.
Crescent Moon EVA Foam Snowshoe
One gift that is sure to inspire outdoor adventures this winter is the Crescent Moon EVA Foam Snowshoe. It’s like a snow tire and an athletic shoe fused together to make one sweet snowshoe. Perfect for first timers, outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, runners, and people who love to get out in the snow. It has a flexible rocker platform that bends and rolls with your foot. It’s also easy to use with its simple, secure hook and loop bindings. Voted the Best Snowshoe of 2018 by Outside Magazine, this snowshoe is bound to spark a new generation of snowshoeing enthusiasts. It comes in a variety of colors and retails at $179.95.
Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Crew
Awesome is one word to describe the Smartwool Merino 250 Base Layer Crew, made from 100% merino wool, one of the best fibers to use in outdoor apparel. The merino wool breathes, wicks moisture, is a natural heating and cooling agent, and is odor resistant and quick drying. Also, don’t worry about this crew being itchy. Merino wool is not like the typical “itchy” wool in your grandma’s handmade Christmas knitted sweater. This is the ideal base layer for the trail. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes, it comes in a variety of colors and patterns. It retails for $95.
SECRID Mini Wallet
The SECRID Mini Wallet is perfect for that frequent jetsetter. It’s a great compact size and fits in every pocket. The inside of the wallet is an aluminum casing card protector which protects your cards from bending and breaking, as well as unwanted wireless communication such as RFID and NFC theft. Also, the aluminum core contains SECRID’s patented mechanism that allows you to slide all your cards in one simple motion. A stylish and functional wallet, it comes in a variety of styles and colors, and retails from $89.99.
The Grand Trunk Bamboo Footie Blanket
The Grand Trunk Bamboo Footie Blanket is perfect for all your adventures or even just a quiet evening at home on the couch. Made from bamboo, this blanket is 100% viscose making it eco-friendly and super soft. With a pocket at the bottom for keeping your feet nice and toasty, it comes in three colors. It retails for $59.95.
Sherpa Adventure Gear Rimjhim Hat
This is the perfect winter hat. Handcrafted in Nepal by small women’s co-ops, each Sherpa Adventure Gear Rimjhim Hat takes about three hours to make. It’s made from lambswool and lined with Polarfleece, making it super warm and comfy. For each Sherpa Adventure Gear product sold, a portion of the proceeds is donated to the Sherpa Adventure Gear Fund, which helps to provide education to the children in Nepal. This is a gift sure to please. It comes in a variety of colors and retails for $34.95.
Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 Zip
A great gift for anyone on your list is the Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4 Zip. Sure to please, this iconic piece is made from 100% polyester fleece and is Fair Trade Certified sewn. This sweater features raglan sleeves that give mobility and provides pack-wearing comfort. Using a flat-seam construction, Patagonia was able to minimize chafing and reduce bulkiness that most fleeces on the market contain. It comes in both men’s and women’s sizes, has at least a dozen color options, and retails for $99.
Farm to Feet 2 Pack Boulder Medium Weight Crew
The Farm to Feet 2 Pack Boulder Medium Weight Crew is a medium-weight traditional hiking sock, ideal for colder temperatures. It features an outer plaiting construction, which surrounds the softer body yarns with more durable stretch yarns for better insulation and improved longevity. These socks are made from 100% US-grown merino wool which provides exceptional insulation, even when wet with snow or perspiration. They come in both men’s and women’s specific styles and retail for $24.95.
Intelex Warmies Plush
A perfect holiday gift in the form of a soft toy is the Warmies® Cozy Plush. These Warmies are awesome! You have so many types to choose from, including seals, flamingos, puppies, lions, cats, etc. What makes these stuffed animals so unique is that they are fully microwavable. All you must do is warm them in a microwave for one minute to release the wonderfully soothing lavender scent and have a warm snuggle buddy. Price is $24.95.
We have all these gifts and more in our store. Overwhelmed with too many items to make a choice? No problem. Gift cards are available. We hope to see you soon at Appalachian Outfitters.