Holiday gift ideas for camping and outdoor lovers
By Brittany Anas
So you’ve got a camping enthusiast on your shopping list? Not the kind who sleeps on concrete to score a great deal on a new television, but the real camping type who goes into the mountains, recreates in the rugged outdoors and becomes one with nature — and can pop up a tent and start a fire like a pro.
We’ve got some gift ideas (other than bear spray) that the outdoor enthusiast on your shopping list will love. (Oh, and you can buy these from the comfort of your own home and get Cash Back and free shipping codes on your REI purchases from ShopAtHome.com).
- Monopoly, National Parks Edition, $40. Instead of a thimble or a ship as game markers, you play with pewter tokens like a fishing reel, mountain bike, tent, canoe, hiking boot or camera. Scenic parks and nature’s attractions are up for grabs — but don’t you dare pop up houses and hotels. Instead, you can develop tents and ranger stations. The best part? A portion of your purchase of the USAOPOLY National Parks edition is donated to the National Park Foundation.
- Eno DoubleNest Hammock, $70. After a long day of hunting and fishing and hiking, relax a little. It travels light: It packs up to the size of a grPacking up to the size of a grapefruit — make it an ideal size for space-conscious backpackers, globetrotters and beach-goers.
- Soto Pocket Torch, $20. The wind won’t blow out this flame from this pocket torch. The camping torch turns a disposable lighter into a wind-resistant burner that reaches temperatures up to 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit, so it’s ready to light a campfire and fire up the stoves.
- GSI Outdoors Commuter Java Press Mug, $20. When you’re waking up with the sun, you might need a good cup of coffee for a morning jolt of energy. This mug eliminates the plunger rod in typical French press designs and replaces it with an inner mug that has a filter at the bottom. Just add coffee grounds to the outer mug, pour in hot water and you’ll get a perfect cup of jo The inner and outer mug design creates double the insulation to keep your coffee (or hot chocolate) hot.
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