Tis' The Season of Giving!

Are you looking for that perfect gift for the outdoor lover in your life? Well, look no further! We've done all of the research so you don't have to. Whether they're a seasoned pro, new to adventure, or looking to explore new heights this holiday season, we've compiled a list of 20 great gifts sure to suit everyone's needs. Get ready to unleash your inner shopaholic because these awesome items are sure to make outdoor enthusiasts everywhere jump with joy.

1. Ice Cleats $20. Feel more confident on snowy terrain. Secure these to the bottom of any winter boot for extra grip, durability, and slip-on traction systems.

2. Smartwool Everyday Popcorn Cable Crew Socks $30. Arguably the best hiking socks available! This soft blend material manages temperature, offers cushion and impact absorption, and wicks moisture all while avoiding bulk and bunching in your boots.

3. Base Layers are always a winner! The Wundermost Ultra Soft Nulu Crewneck and Soft Jersey Long Sleeve from Lululemon offers a variety of colors and sizes for both men and women. The fabric is soft and supple offering a comfortable fit under any fleece or snowsuit. Price ranges between $68 and $78.

4. SCAT Bear Spray Belt $40. A MUST HAVE for every trip to the Rocky Mountains. Clip the belt around your waist or shoulders and have easy access to the essentials while keeping your hands free.

5. YETI Soft Cooler $250-$400. Coming in a variety of colors and sizes, this pack is comfortable to carry and spacious enough for your much needed snacks and beverages. Ideal for lake days, camping trips, and any picnic.

6. CamelBak Mini M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack 1.5L $67. Every adventurer needs a daypack that can conveniently carry their water, snacks, and bug spray. This CamelBak has several functional pockets and makes staying hydrated easy. Needing something larger? Check out CamelBak's wide range of products.

7. Heated Ski Socks $450. A pricier item that will definitely be a favorite! Using Bluetooth Connection, take on the ever changing Rocky Mountain Weather and control the temperature level from your phone. Whether you're snowboarding, skating, backcountry hiking, or cross country skiing, heated socks bring the ultimate comfort.

8. MEC Deluxe Pillow $31. Great for campers and hikers looking for a compact pillow. Inflate as much or as little as you like until you've reached your preferred firmness and height.

9. Arc'teryx Mantis Backpack $180. This highly versatile 26L daypack comes in handy more than you may imagine. Ski days, hiking, biking, climbing, family days, snowshoeing, you name it... This lightweight pack offers ample space for extra layers, snacks and safety equipment for any and all activities.  

10. Personalized National Park Scratch off Poster $80. A sentimental gift for the outdoor lover in your life. Customize the destinations and watch their face light up each time they check a National Park off their list of adventures.

11. Snowshoes $219. Varying in price and designed to meet the needs of every individual at any level. A great activity to do with family or friends after a fresh snowfall. 

12. YETI Ice $25 - $35. Great for long days on the lake or overnight camping trips. Yeti Ice is designed to keep regular ice cooler for longer.

13. A Bucket List: 1000 Small Adventures Big and Small $40. Not only does it makes a great coffee table book, it offers infinite ideas for exploration from all around the world. Map out your next vacation, keep track of all your past, present, and future adventures, or get inspired to step out of your comfort zone. This book is well worth the read! 

14. Biolite Lamp $70. Delivering colorful ambience or a bright, natural glow, this lamp is great in all conditions.

15. YETI Rambler Mug 414ML $40. Large enough for a good cup of coffee or bowl of soup on your camping trips, this versatile mug keeps the contents HOT! 

16. Adjustable Hiking Poles $70. Good on all terrain, adjustable poles are proven useful in many outdoor activities including day hikes (beginner or advanced), exploring the backcountry, or simply taking an afternoon stroll around the river.

17. Smartwool Liner Gloves $30. Lightweight gloves that are touchscreen compatible and fit smoothly beneath the sleeves of your jacket.

18. Big Bear Trading Co. $20-$200. From toques, outerwear, t-shirts, and crewnecks, to baby clothes, home goods, games and trinkets, Big Bear Trading Co is a local treasure PERFECT for gift ideas. Check out their website for all the details and stop by the store on your next Visit to Canmore or Banff. 

19. Canadian Thermos $22. Great for late nights at the rink, morning walks in the winter, and any day trip in the rocky mountains.

19. Compact Camping Table $40. Easily collapsible with sturdy material and packaging. This on the go folding table won't take up any extra space in your camper or beach bag. 


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