Whenever I think about buying presents for the family I like to buy a gift that will be used and well loved. A year ago we bought a wooden kitchen for our two daughters and that kitchen is still played with every single day. It is also still in excellent condition! Then since I really enjoy watching my children open presents I try to add in something that they can wear and something that they can read. Finally a family gift is always a hit and I love that it is something that we can enjoy together. This years holiday gift guide for the outdoor family ticks all the boxes with great outdoor gifts for the whole family!
Holiday Gift Guide for the Outdoor Family
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After School Special Snowboard from Burton
Invest in a snowboard this holiday season so that the whole family can go shredding together. Our top choice for preschoolers and toddlers is the Burton After School Special that comes with bindings. If your looking for a play board to use in the backyard, grass or on a trampoline then have a blast using the Burton Riglet board. Buy the Burton After School Special for $309.99 CAD here.
The Everyday Shirt and Non Stop legging from Luv Mother
The 100% merino wool long sleeve Everyday Shirt and Non-Stop Legging are perfect for any little outdoor explorer this winter and come in a bundle. The combo works well as a base layer under a thicker pair of pants for colder weather or on their own for everyday adventures. Merino wool clothing from Luv Mother is not only comfortable and soft but also sustainably sourced! Feel the Luv in Luv Mother. Buy the merino shirt and legging bundle for $90.00 CAD here.
Hopper and Wilson by Maria Van Leishout
Hopper and Wilson is one of our favourite books to read to 1 and 2 year olds that can sit for slightly longer stories. The story follows two friends, Hopper and Wilson, as they set out on an adventure to find the end of the world. A storm strikes and the two friends lose each other and set out to find one another. After being reunited, Hopper and Wilson find the end of the world and it is everything that they had hoped. Buy Hopper and Wilson for $7.99 CAD here.
Heartwood Hotel by Kallie George
The Heartwood Hotel Book 1: A True Home is a heartwarming chapter book series that is well loved by our 4 year old. The first book follows an adventurous Mouse named Mona that is struggling to find a true home. She finds her home at the animal Heartwood Hotel and finds herself on an adventure to save the hotel from wolves! Buy the Heartwood Hotel Book 1: A True Home for $11.99 CAD here.
The Great Adventure Kit from seedling
The Great Adventure Kit By Seedling is a start up kit for kids to start adventuring. The kit comes with a real compass with mirror, whistle keychain with temperature gauge, journal, coloured pencils and a canvas messenger bag to store all the items. Enjoy learning how to navigate with the compass, collect items along the way and report your findings for a full on nature activity! Buy The Great Adventure Kit By Seedling by Seedling for $87.99 CAD here.
Jada Leggings and 100% Organic Underwear from Lucky and Me Clothing
The ideal stocking stuffer this year is the 100% organic cotton underwear from Lucky and Me Clothing. Lucky and Me Clothing specializes in creating comfortable underwear for kids. Buy the Lily 100% Organic Underwear for girls for $18 USD here or the Grayson Boxer Briefs for for boys for $21.00 USD here.
The Jada leggings are a practical yet stylish addition to your little ones wardrobe. The lace detailing at the bottom allows you to dress the leggings up for special occasions but the comfortable fabric makes them perfect for everyday wear. Buy the 3-pack Jada Leggings for $36.00 USD here.
64 ounce Growler and 16 ounce True Pint Glass from Hydroflask
Do you have a beer lover in the family? The 64 ounce growler paired with the 16 ounce true pint glass from Hydroflask are the perfect gifts for the outdoor parent that loves to have a beer while camping. The Growler’s Fresh Carry System keeps the beer carbonated and the Tempshield Insulation keeps the beer inside the Growler and True Pint Glasses cold for up to 24 hours. Imagine relaxing by the fire with a cold local craft brew after the children have gone to bed. Sounds perfect. Buy the Growler for $75.95 CAD and the 16 ounce True Pint Glasses for $29.95 CAD on the Hydroflask website here.
Cozy Ecoths Conroy Sweater from Ecoths
Alpine Necklace and Studs from lace brick design
I love the mountains and the one hour drive to explore the peaks is not always possible. So… I wear the Alpine Studs and Alpine necklace from local Alberta company Lace Brick Design so that I can be close to them everyday! The Alpine combo also makes the PERFECT friendship gift for your bestie adventure partner! Buy the Alpine necklace for $35.00 CAD and Alpine Studs for $25.00 CAD on the Lace Brick Design website here.
Newberry Top by Aventura
The Newberry Top by Aventura is the long awaited flanel top that pairs incredibly well with leggings. Made of 100% organic cotton, the top is perfect for apres ski outings or lounging by a fire during the holidays. I love flanel and this piece with the feminine detailing at the back will be a go to for me this winter. Buy the Newberry Top by Aventura for $82.00 USD here.
The newest edition to the original ice traction footwear Yaktrax is Yaktrax XTR model. The Yaktrax XTR offers more traction than before with the 4 heel and 6 forefoot spikes. The flexible but strong toe and heel plate prevent snow from building up. The welded chains help to prevent rusting and breakage for a more durable pair of traction on the ice. The XTR is great for those icy winter adventures! Buy Yaktrax XTR for $60.00 CAD here.
Josephine Hat from Sunday Afternoons
The Josephine Hat from Sunday Afternoons caught my eye with the sleek simple design and 100% Australian Wool Felt. Not only is it functional for the colder winter months it also is incredibly stylish. The best part? Sunday Afternoons hats are high quality headwear AND have numerous non-profits that they support like SheJumps and International Dark Sky. Buy The Josephine hat for $85.00 CAD here.
Leaf Leather Purse/Shoulder Bag by Tree Tribe
The Leaf Leather Purse from Tree Tribe is one of the most unique and cool gifts that I have come across this year. Each bag is handcrafted and made with Teak Leaves from Thailand with a cotton interior. Every piece made using the leaf leather portrays a different nature story depending on the leaves that were collected. Tree Tribe also plants 10 trees for every item that is purchased! Buy the Leaf Leather Purse on sale for $60.00 USD here.
Freestyle Dome Ladder/Cornhole Game from Outside Inside Gifts
The Freestyle Dome Ladder/Cornhole game from Outside Inside gifts is the ultimate family gift for backyard and camping fun! Like all of Outside Inside Gifts it compacts small and is lightweight making it easy to bring along on adventures. Buy the Freestyle Dome Ladder/Cornhole game for $62.00 here.
Chatbooks is the perfect way to print those family memories in compact stylish book. Options in the program all you to connect your Instagram or facebook account to make it easier for selecting the photos that you love. Subscribe to receive your Instagram collection after every 60 posts for $10 OR create individual books for Grandma and Grandpa starting from $12. Either way Chatbooks is the new and improved version of the photo book. Start your creative Chatbooks photo project here.
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