Looking for a unique outdoor gift for the trail-lover in your life? The annual Kansas Trail Guide Christmas Gift Guide features the best unique and inspiring products that are sure to be perfect for your loved ones (or yourself – we won’t judge!). Without further ado:
1. A signed Kansas landscape print by David Welfelt
Welfelt captured some stunning trail imagery included in the Kansas Trail Guide and we’ve been consistently impressed with his landscape shots. What better reminder of your hiking adventures than a signed print that captures the grandeur of some of the greatest wild places in the state?
2. Pocket Monkey Multi-Tool by Zootility
You can never have enough multi-tools. Especially one shaped like a monkey! This unique design is American-made and has a plethora of handy features in a compact design.
And did I mention that it looks like a monkey?
3. A subscription to Cairn
Here’s the gift that keeps on giving – a subscription for a monthly or quarterly box of new outdoor goodies from Cairn. The boxes are always a surprise, but they include a variety of items from these categories: food, clothing, gear, skin care, and emergency/medical. They’ve also got a limited set of holiday gift boxes.
4. Adopt a Black-footed Ferret with WWF
The black-footed ferret, once thought extinct, is back on the Kansas shortgrass prairie. Show your support for the little animal and symbolically adopt a black-footed ferret in the name of a loved one. They’ll get a cuddly stuffed toy ferret, and you’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped keep a species alive.
Ideally suited for lounging at the campsite after a day on the trail, this is an innovative way to pack along a comfortable (and very cool) place to kick back and relax. You will most certainly be the envy of all your friends. Just remember – you move it, you lose it!
6. Last Wild Places in Kansas by George Frazier
This is one of the best new books on exploring Kansas that we’ve read! An instant classic for the outdoor lover; Frazier weaves vignettes of his own adventuring into a compelling page-turner. For planning that big adventure while sitting by the fire this winter.
This totally makes me want to be a kid again. Place strategically on your next camping adventure and keep the whole clan entertained.
Plus, for every TreePod sold, they plant a tree.
8. LuminAID PackLite Nova Inflatable Lantern
Long name, cool product. This solar powered, rechargeable lantern is collapsible and weighs just 4 ounces. From one charge, you can get about 24 hours of light. And that’s not just any light – it’s 75 lumens of LED light. Plus it’s waterproof.
9. A Signature Camping trip with REI Adventures
For you big spenders out there or those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime trip, go on a Signature Camping trip with REI Adventures. While backpacking and roughing it in the wild has its charms, so does someone bringing hot coffee to your tent in the morning and having a hot shower at the end of a day. Everything gets sorted out for you from tasty food to camp set up to transportation.
All you have to do is show up ready to hike and explore. Their most recent addition to their Signature Camping trips is the Arizona Ultimate Adventure – Grand Canyon & Beyond. It’s eight days of awesome where you explore many of the legendary canyons of Arizona – Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Canyon de Chelly – and kick back at the end of the day. Next trip leaves April 29, 2017.
10. Flint Hills Nature Trail Patch
So this is more of something that you have to earn. But what better addition to your patch collection then one that signifies the completion of the Flint Hills Nature Trail challenge? Give the gift of adventure and use a signed copy of the Kansas Trail Guide to plan an epic trip with your favorite hiking partner. Only 2 patches that have been earned so far. Will you be next?