Big presents are easy, but finding ones that fit in a stocking and will still be appreciated can be a challenge. Which is why we put together this list to help you in your search. From unique to useful to fun, there is something here for everyone.
Look Good, Do Good
Certain places hold precious memories. Picture the beach where he popped the question, the town where you grew up, the mountain you found the strength to climb. Now imagine you could forever hold a piece of that place, not just in your heart and mind, but in beautiful, meaningful jewelry. That’s the very cool concept of Earth Bands.
Earth Bands are bracelets and anklets crafted from woven hemp rope adorned with hand rolled beads that are made from the sand or soil of a specific location. Each carries a colorful tag indicating the bead’s origin. These unique pieces of jewelry have an earthy, cool, laid-back vibe making them great for the everyday casual world we live in.
The company has grown to include bands from almost every state, popular beaches, colleges and lots more. Each band is meant to create a meaningful memento for the person wearing it, honoring special times spent in special places. Earth Bands also honors the planet by giving back to charities that work to protect earth: Rainforest Action Network, Protect Our Winters Charity, and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
- Double strand braided hemp cord
- Aluminum slider (one size fits all)
- Branded fabric tag
- Recycled paper hangtags printed with soy based inks
- Handmade in the USA
- Starting at MSRP of $10
For more information or to purchase, visit earthbands.co
SockSmith Outlands Collection
No Boring Socks
Slide into some sly style with these fox socks. The SockSmith Outlands socks bring more comfort to the feet with technical features such as a padded footbed and antimicrobial yarns. Slip these boot socks on your feet for your next outdoor excursion.
- Cushioned footbed
- Moisture wicking cotton
- Arch support
- 60% Wicking Cotton
- 20% Polyester
- 18% Nylon
- 2% Spandex
- MSRP $14
For more information on the Outland Collection or other SockSmith socks, visit socksmith.com
Outside Inside Gifts Backpack Checkers
Pack a Classic
A portable version of this classic of pass-times, this foldable Backpack Checkers set allows you to inject a little competitive spirit into your next camp adventure. A great addition to anyone’s backcountry-game collection, this set utilizes magnetic game pieces that keep everything attached to the board while keeping you focused on your next move.
- Magnetic game pieces
- 2 players
- Folds away
- Includes: board, game pieces w/ cinch pouch & carabiner
- 6.5 x 6.5 x 4 in.
- MSRP $14.95
For more information on the Backpack Checkers or other Outside Inside Gifts, visit outsideinsidegifts.com
Swiftwick Vision Five Holiday Socks
Created for Style, Built for Giving
Give the gift of toasty warm and jolly spirit this season with the Swiftwick Vision Five holiday socks. Designed for hardcore performance, yet styled to snuggle feet through the chilliest temps and activities. Crafted with high-performance, durable fibers to regulate temperature and keep feet dry for seasons to come, grab these holiday editions before they melt away.
- Durable Nylon heel and toe – Vision Five Ugly Sweater edition
- Lightweight Olefin Fiber wicks moisture and dries quickly – Vision Five Ugly Sweater edition
- Natural Merino Wool from cuff to toe wicks moisture and regulates temperature.
- Versatile medium cushion delivers lasting comfort.
- Seamless toe eliminates friction and irritation.
- MSRP $19.99
For more information on the Vision Five Holiday socks or other Swiftwick products, visit swiftwick.com
EcoVessel Double Barrel Insulated Coffee / Beer Mug
Double Wall Goodness
The EcoVessel Double Barrel Insulated Coffee / Beer Mug is distinctive, functional, and strong. This stainless steel mug has a wide grip handle that will become your favorite whether it’s a travel buddy or within easy reach from your favorite chair. Beer, coffee, tea, or soft drinks stay fresh for hours. This mug is styled like a beer barrel but isn’t just for carbonated hops and malt, your coffee, or drink of choice will stay fresh and isothermal inside the mug with the open/close slider lid.
- Two layers of premium 18/8 stainless steel
- Insulated for both hot and cold drinks
- No BPA, No phthalates, No liners
- Lid with open/close slider
- 16 fl. oz./ 473 ml
- 3.5″ diameter, 5″ high
- MSRP $21.95
For more information on the Double Barrel Insulated Coffee / Beer Mug or other EcoVessel products, visit ecovessel.com
BoredWalk Wilderness Camper T-Shirt
Bring things back to basics with an ode to the great outdoors “Wilderness Camper” tee! From the Pacific Northwest to the Appalachian Trail, there is always a good story waiting to be found in nature. This is a great hiking tee for the next time you take a hike to capture those breathtaking photos atop a mountain peak with your hiker buddies or just hang out in your camping hammock reading a good book!
- Extremely soft
- Light weight
- Ringspun cotton
- Hand printed in the USA with eco-friendly water-based inks
- True to size
- MSRP $25
For more information on the Wilderness Camper shirt or other BoredWalk clothing visit, boredwalktshirts.com
SOLE footbeds mold to the shape of your feet for a customized fit that acts as a dynamic second skin, equalizing pressure distribution. The unique support battles foot pain and fatigue while preventing injury, allowing you to perform better and stay in the game longer. Immediate step-in comfort and increased arch flexibility, engineered to enhance the athletic performance of footwear. This footbed is designed to work in concert with the biodynamics of the body by keeping it in a neutral balanced position and evenly distributing pressure to reduce foot fatigue. Featuring Polygiene® odor control technology and a moisture-wicking topsheet for all day comfort and confidence inspiring performance.
- Reduce pain
- Increase performance
- Neutralize alignment
- Support the arch
- Prevent injury
- Improve posture and balance
- MSRP starting at $35
For more information on SOLE footbeds, visit yoursole.com
JBL GO 2
Big Quality in a Small Box
The JBL GO 2 is a full-featured waterproof Bluetooth speaker to take with you everywhere. Wirelessly stream music via Bluetooth for up to 5 hours of continuous JBL quality sound. Making a splash with its new IPX7 waterproof design, GO 2 gives music lovers the opportunity to bring their speaker poolside, or to the beach. GO 2 also offers crystal clear phone call experience with its built-in noise-cancelling speakerphone. Crafted in a compact design with 12 eye-catching colors to choose from, GO 2 instantly raises your style profile to all-new levels.
- Connect wirelessly from a distance – Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device.
- Rechargeable lithium-ion 730 mAh battery – Play your favorite tunes for up to 5 hours on a full charge.
- IPX7 waterproof – To enable use at the beach or by the pool.
- 3W RMS system power – Delivers crisp, robust sound to complement your favorite music.
- 180Hz – 20kHz frequency response – Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.
- 80dB signal-to-noise ratio – Provides clear audio.
- Built-in microphone – Accepts hands-free calls through the speaker.
- Auxiliary audio input – Allows simple wired connectivity
- MSRP $39.99
For more information on the GO 2 or other JBL products, visit jbl.com
Beer with Benefits
In 2012, Founder and CEO Caitlin Landesberg started her search for the perfect beer to quench her thirst after long trail runs in and around San Francisco… but didn’t find a beer that fit the bill when it came to supporting her athletic lifestyle and diet. So, taking matters into her own hands, Caitlin spent years developing the beer she wanted to see in the world. After teaming up with an all-star brewmaster to perfect her recipes, Caitlin started to share her beer with friends and fellow trail runners. In late 2015, Caitlin left her job to pursue Sufferfest Beer Company full-time and officially launched her beer to market in May 2016. Sufferfest develops all of their beers to address the multiple tenants of a healthy and active lifestyle. As a well-rounded person, you have training days, exertion days and the all-important rest and relax days. Sufferfest beers are designed and brewed purposefully to fit those social (Flyby Pilsner) and exploratory (Shakeout Blonde) moments, all the way to your rest (Taper IPA) and post-effort ( FKT Pale Ale) occasions. And the latest Repeat Kolsch, weighing in a 95 cals, 5 carbs and brewed with bee pollen, is a compliment to achieving that everyday work-life balance zen.
To learn more about Sufferfest or to locate some for your friends, visit sufferfestbeer.com