The gifting season is almost upon us, and if you know an adventurer or outdoorsy person, here’s a list of presents that will make their day! There are no clothes on the list, because sizes are tricky, and personal preferences are even more tricky. All these presents are easy to buy, and they’re gifts that will keep giving. And we’ve divided it up based on price, so you really have no excuse not to shop right now!
If you know someone who loves the outdoors, but you don’t know them well enough for a big spend, these budget gifts are perfect.
INR 450 | View here
There’s nothing more uncomfortable for an adventurer than being stuck without a fire at night. Originally built for the Swedish Ministry of Defence, this Fire Steel tool is made to generate a shower of sparks that can help light a warm fire. Just strike the sawtooth against the fire steel, holding it above kindling like dry grass, wood chips, or dry leaves. This tool also comes with a bottle opener and is attached to a para cord to keep it handy.
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These gaiters will keep leeches and other creepy-crawlies out of the boots of your adventurer. They’ll also be ideal for trekking through snow, sand and swamps. With adjustable ropes, hooks and velcro fastenings, as well as zippers, they’re fairly sturdy and adaptable.
Waterproof Dry Bag:
INR 455 | View here
You don’t need to be an adventurer to appreciate this one. These bags are waterproof (when closed properly), and will save you the trouble of wrapping things in plastic. If you’re going on a rafting or kayaking trip, if you’re heading out for a day on the beach, or if you’re expecting rain on a hike, the Dry Bag will keep your essentials dry.
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Pick up these all-natural, yummy bars for meals on the go. Any adventurer knows the value of an easy-to-pack snack that won’t smash, crumble or melt. These quick snacks are made with healthy ingredients like oats, dates and chia seeds, and will give anyone a boost of long-lasting energy.
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Trending all around the world right now, these sports gels are great for runners, trekkers, and anyone who’ll need sustenance during their adventure activity. It replenishes depleted electrolytes, boosts energy, and is easy to slip into a backpack or a running belt.
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It’s vital to keep your hands free on a run, on a trek, or on a day adventure. All your essentials are close at hand without needing to stop and swing your day pack or backpack around, or unzip all those pockets.
Mid Budget Gifts:
These handy gifts are a little more expensive, but so worth it.
Anyone who spends time out of the city, whether on a trek or camping, needs this. A headlamp is more convenient than a flashlight, because it leaves your hands free to cook, set up tents, build fires, or keep an eye on the bushes around.
View budget headlamp for INR 222: Grab this high intensity LED headlamp for a song.
View premium headlamp for INR 1680: This PETZL headlamp offers different lighting modes and a long battery life.
San-Disk Micro SD and Adapter:
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It’s small, but oh so handy. This memory card is compatible with any Android device, and can be slipped into a phone on any trip. The adapter makes it easy to use on full-size SD devices. No more running out of memory when there’s a beautiful view of a valley or a sunset right in front of you.
Tarkan Solar Charger:
INR 999 | View here
A solar charger is handy on multi-day treks or hikes. With a drizzle-proof and shock proof design, this charger can be strapped onto a backpack and charges all day.
LUCI Inflatable Solar Lantern:
INR 1019 | View here
This award-winning design is lightweight, waterproof, and can be slipped into a daypack or a pocket. It needs to be left in the sunlight (or any incandescent light) for a day, to provide light for 6-12 hours. Strap it to your bag and take off for a hike, knowing that when you set up camp at night, you’ll have this right there.
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Built for the adventurer who goes into the wild and might have to drink water from natural ponds or rivers, the Lifestraw bottle offers a small, compact and economical way to stay safe from 99.99 per cent of waterborne bacteria.
Big Budget Gifts:
If the adventurer in question is a loved one, a partner, a dear friend, or a relative, then these are the gifts that will earn the sunniest smiles.
Coleman Sundome 3-Person Tent
INR 4574 | View here
This tent is great for trekkers who might like to spend the night out in the Sahyadris or in the lower foothills of the Himalayas. It is well-ventilated and will keep campers dry and protected from milder elements.
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Most trekkers/travellers use their bags until the threads are falling apart. It’s because they’d rather spend that money on a trip than buy a new bag. That’s where you step in. Buy them something that saves their shoulders and backs.
P.S: If you’re looking for recommendations for more backpacks, check out our Gear Guide article.
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This Nikon camera is an adventurer’s best friend. It can be taken scuba diving, up to 30 metres deep; it can be taken on snow treks, up in the air on a paraglider, and on treks in the mountains.
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If you’ve got a big budget, this is a perfect person for a serious runner or marathoner. Garmin makes some of the top fitness wearables in the world, and the Forerunner 235 gives you a whole range of cool features. Starting from a heart-rate monitor, audio prompts, smartphone notifications, and more. If you know someone who’s training for Everest or Kilimanjaro in 2017, this will help them create and monitor training plans for themselves.
GoPro Hero 4 Adventure Edition
INR 30,900 | View here
You’ll see GoPro anywhere there is adventure, whether it’s windsurfing, paragliding, scuba diving, or trekking. Almost every adventure brand out there uses a GoPro, and it makes perfect sense. This tiny device can take a beating in any terrain, and comes back with all the evidence safely stored. The Adventure Edition has improved controls, easier usage, and convenient features. It’s also designed to withstand extreme conditions, and is compatible with all GoPro mounts and accessories.
You know what the best part of this list is? You order all these presents online and get them delivered to your doorstep. No battling the Christmas/New Year crowds at the last minute!