Looking for some gift ideas for adventurers or outdoor lovers ? Here are our 12 perfect gift ideas, for young and old alike that will put a big smile on their faces. Even better, most of these gifts are very ethical, so you will be making a nice gesture for our planet.
1. Adventure day with a guide
Nothing beats being gifted an experience, especially if it’s an adventure (or an event), it’s a present that will be remembered. And the bonus of offering an adventure day as a Christmas gift is that you have the option of also going with them if you fancy. So, you can benefit from it also ;-). Selfish? Nah! We are talking about quality time here… A great gift idea for outdoor lovers ! (View product).
2. Munro bagging scratch map
For those who love the mountains of Scotland, this scratch off travel map allows you to mark off the Munros as you bag them. The travelling scratch off map of the Munros shows all of the 282 Munro hill tops including their heights, covered by a gold scratch-off latex. The travel map’s scratch off design allows you to document each one you have ‘bagged’ by scratching off the foil to reveal the colour coded wall map label underneath. In conclusions an amazing gift idea ! (View product).
3. A gore-tex waterproof Jacket for her
A perfect versatile gift. Great for all your mountain adventures, walking, skiing or biking. Good in summer and winter, all you have to do is adjust the layers under your jacket to the weather. In conclusion, a must have, and if you look after it well, it will last you for years. (View product).
4. Scotland photography book
We definitely love this book from an award winning photographer, Dougie Cunningham ! An essential companion for anyone with a camera visiting Scotland. Written primarily for landscape photographers, this book also makes for an excellent visitor guide, even if you’re not constantly chasing compositions and light. Above all it contains over 280 locations are described over almost 600 pages, with parking and accessibility information for every one of them. (View product).
5. A travel mug
Great for your car journeys to the mountains or to pack in your rucksacks to enjoy a warm tea or coffee on the hill, trails or water. Essential and great christmas gift idea for a nature lover ! (View product).
6. An insulated jacket for him
Another essential piece of equipment to carry in your rucksack. This model from Patagonia is very light, compact and keeps you really warm. An ideal companion for your winter adventures. (View product).
7. A waterproof backpack
Ideal for mountain biking, walking or just commuting. Keeps everything dry and very easy to clean. If you need one for watersports, make sure it is waterproof and submersible. More expensive but does what is says on the tin. Avoid PVC at all costs – poor quality and short lifespan. (View product).
8. A calendar for 2021
Sounds like it’s nearly 2021… time for a new and beautiful calendar from Dougie Cunningham. This year’s calendar features another collection of epic Scottish landscape photographs to see you through whatever 2021 throws at you. 12 months, nae fuss, but loads of wee boxes to plan your life in ! An inspirational gift idea for a nature lover. (View product).
9. Ben Nevis headwear
What will you wear for Scotland’s highest mountain?! Made with 100% Coolmax Microfiber with RainRepel technology. The fabric is moisture wicking, quick-drying and breathable. It also offers lightweight thermal performance. These performance benefits are permanent and are designed to keep the wearer cool, dry and comfortable for longer. Ideal as a stand out face covering. All over pattern and design, and a seamless knit. A very affordable gift idea for christmas. (View product).
10. ViewRanger map subscription
Maybe the world’s best outdoor map application. ViewRanger app for smartphones provides free terrain maps that cover the whole world, and partners with official mapping agencies in 23 countries to offer highly-detailed topographic maps. You can now Supercharge ViewRanger with more top-notch tools and maps. Explore your world in 3D and AR. Go off-the-grid. Track friends. And more. Starting at £4.99/yr. Used by guides all over Europe ! A surprising gift idea that will make hiking lovers happy ! (View product).
11. The Munros – The complete collection of maps
For the map lover, here is a feast of topographic delight. For the outdoor enthusiast, material for future invigorating exploits. As a planning guide for outdoor activity, the book accompanies the Munro & Corbett Chart, which shows the broad location of each Munro. The detailed maps enable the walker to plan routes and trips. The book does not attempt to be a guidebook. Most walkers will have their own favourite source of wisdom about the way to tackle any particular mountain. (View product).
12. A lifestraw
Ultralight, versatile and long-lasting filter with expanded protection and collapsible squeeze bottle for outdoor sports, travel, survival and emergencies. Protects against 99.999999% of bacteria (including E.coli, Salmonella), 99.999% of parasites (including Giardia and Cryptosporidium), 99.999% of microplastics, heavy metals, like lead, chlorine, organic chemical matter and sand, silt, cloudiness. (View product).