Gifts for the Adventurer

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You know the type – always the first one making a snow angel outside, ever ready with an axe to chop up the firewood, and a backpack full of survival gear when heading to the beach. Our adventurous friends and family. Here are some ways to spoil those who ordinarily like to rough it.

They may like the great outdoors, but how do they fair in a concrete jungle? Symposium has this great guide to spending 36 hours in New York City so that even the most crowd-averse adventurers an find something enjoyable to do!

It’s a little bit of splurge, but let’s face it – your wanderer totally deserves it! The bottle keeps your drink cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. Made of double-walled steel, it is non-toxic, non-leaching, and BPA free. The mouth is wide enough to fit ice cubes and doesn’t spill. Plus, the 25 oz size holds a whole bottle of wine. You can find it at Homestyle.

Speaking of booze, this liqueur from Eno Fine Wines is a really fun spin on a flask of whisky for those chilly outdoor nights. Zirbenz draws its hallmark pine floral aroma, flavors and reddish hues from the freshly picked fruit of the Arolla Stone Pine found high in the Alps. Smooth and mildly sweet, it’s a perfect warm-up after a long hike, dinner, or shoveling snow.

Almost all nomads love fire. It’s what connects us to our ancestors, and inspires feelings of independence, resourcefulness, and communion with nature. Unfortunately, building a fire can be a bit of a production: especially in an urban back yard, or when you have to scramble down some rocks with an armload of firewood! One Log Fire, from Queen of Hearts and Modern Love, utilizes a Swedish technique to ensure a long, slow burn that lasts up to two hours, and requires very little tending. Plus, it has a pretty nifty handle for easy transport.

Awesome book from Homestyle. It’s organized into five sections—kitchen, outdoors, home, gardening, and grooming – a comprehensive guide featuring detailed instructions and original artwork for tasks both simple, such as brewing the perfect cup of coffee, and exploratory, such as fording a stream and reading the sky.

These kicks are insulated and rugged enough for the outdoors, while being stylish enough for the city. An awesome weatherized sneaker from Civil for explorers of all stripes.

A clever object for your rustically oriented giftees! We love these attractive little lanterns from Queen of Hearts and Modern Love as they are perfect for outdoor hangouts late into the evening.

 

 

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