If you know someone who’d rather hike to an Alpine lake than head to the nearest brunch spot, you don’t have to look far for great gift ideas. We’ve compiled a list of easy-to-find gifts for seniors who love the great outdoors. From the practical to the inspirational, you’re sure to find something that will light up their holiday season.
10 Trail-Tested gifts for outdoorsmen and women.
Oh, what fun it is to shop for the outdoor adventurers on your list.
1. Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool
The Wingman comes with 14 tools, including a spring-action plier set, knife, scissors, bottle/can opener, wire stripper, box cutter and a file. It packs a ton of utility into a pocket-size, affordable package. It makes a great stocking stuffer for the hiker or camper on your list.
2. Field Notes®
These popular pocket-size memo books were inspired by promotional memo books distributed to farmers over the last hundred years by seed and tractor companies. They’re available in a wide choice of covers, from a no-nonsense brown to national park themes to a workshop-inspired boxed set. There’s even a left-handed edition. Great for jotting down thoughts or sketching an awesome landscape.
3. Nomadik Subscription Box
This is a gift that gives all year long. Each month the box comes with a variety of camping goodies, ranging from tools to energy bars to camera gear. You can fill out a personal profile to have your box tailored to your interests. Plans start at $29.99 a box.
4. A Book to Read
You’ll likely know best what your outdoor lover likes to read. But if you’re stuck for a title, put Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild under the tree. It’s the story of a young man who gave away all his possessions and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. You can probably order a used edition for less than the price of a cup of coffee.
5. National Parks Calendar
This wall calendar is from the National Parks Foundation, the official charity of America’s National Parks. Hang it in your den and enjoy the majestic beauty of America’s diverse landscape. It might even inspire you to visit those parks you haven’t seen before.
6. Olympic National Park Poster
It’s been said our national parks are the best idea we ever had. Whether you agree or not, there’s no doubting they’ve inspired many an artist. This beautifully screen-printed Olympic National Park poster is just one example from the Fifty-Nine Parks collection.
7. Scented Candle
Some days you just can’t make it outside. This sandalwood and pine needle candle from Nordstrom brings the great outdoors into your home. Other scents in the Outdoor Fellow range include Forest Rain, Woods, and Cedarwood + Lavender.
8. Waterproof Mountain Socks
Climb every mountain and ford any stream in comfort. Breathable, waterproof and compression fit, these socks are a necessity for anyone who spends time in the wet outdoors. Check out these gifts for outdoorsmen at Showers Pass.
What could be better than watching the sunrise on an early morning hike? Warming your insides with a hot cup of coffee as the sun appears on the horizon. This one-hand vacuum mug will keep your coffee piping hot without adding unnecessary bulk and weight to your backpack.
10. Solar Charger
Plug into the power of the sun to charge your phone and other devices on the trail. The BigBlue USB solar charger has three output ports and fits easily into a backpack or hiking daypack.
Outdoor Adventures are Never Far from Your Door at Timber Ridge
Whether you like to hike or simply take in the views, you’ll be in your element at Timber Ridge. Located in the Issaquah Alps, we’re ideally situated for anyone who loves the great outdoors. To learn more about our elevated lifestyle, head to the Independent Living page or contact us to schedule a virtual appointment. We’re always happy to guide the way to your next great adventure.