2018 Holiday Gift Guide for your Wanderlusting Wilderwoman

‘Tis the season of giving! We love being intentional and adventurous in our gifting–as well as supporting the women in our lives to get out into the wild–so we created our first annual gift giving guide for the wanderlusting women in your life. While we took the time to compile our favorite gifts during the holiday season, these items are great to keep in mind year-round for birthday celebrations, pick-me-ups, and the occasional “just because I love you” kindness.

America the Beautiful Pass: The perfect gift for the adventurer who has her sights set on hiking and camping around the United States. This pass admits you to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites, including entrance fees at national parks and wildlife refuges; as well as day use fees at national forests and grasslands and lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Annual Pass costs $80 and is available through the USGS Store, but we recommend buying it through REI Online as they donate 10% of sales to the National Park Foundation.

 
Scott’s Cheap Flights: This is a must-have for your international traveler! This service sends flight deals on inexpensive or heavily-reduced international flights, sometimes up to 90% off normal ticket prices, straight to your inbox. Your wanderluster simply needs to select their favorite departure airports, watch their email for alert deals, follow the booking instructions, and pack their bags. A Premium membership only costs $39 per year with the following benefits over the Limited membership: unlimited flight deals (rather than occasional); individualized airport filters; Hawai’i and Alaska deals included (hello PNW-based travelers!); peak season deals; mistake fares; and ad-free emails. In summary, if your Wilderwoman books one flight a year from the Premium membership, they have MORE than recoup’d the value.
REI Classes, Outings, and Events: Depending on where you Wilderwoman lives, REI classes may be the perfect fit to pick up a new skill or meet people with a similar interest. Class topics include cycling, fitness, snow sports, stewardship, hiking and camping, climbing, paddling, snow sports, wilderness medicine, navigation, and photography. Participants can expect a new community of outdoor adventurers and hands-on guidance from experienced professionals. You can search classes by the type of activity and zip code on the REI website. Non-certification events and classes generally range from free (our favorite price) to $200 and you can save 30% by booking with code OUTSIDE30 by 12/2/18.
“A Woman’s Guide to the Wild: Your Complete Outdoor Handbook”: Welcome to our favorite guide for being a women out in the wild. This book is written from a feminine perspective and has tips on all the things you may come up against as a Wilderwoman girl in a wild world, including: wilderness survival basics, gear lists, mansplaining, time-of-the-month advice, camp setup, food and water, safety tips, weather, and navigation. At $15 for the paperback version, this book is a must-have to enable your adventurer with the confidence and charisma to get out there.
Black Diamond Storm Headlamp: With two LED lights emitting up to 250 lumens, your overnight adventurer can’t afford NOT to have this headlamp. Users can adjust between full and dimmed power settings and various night vision modes with as little as a tap of the finger. The light articulates to different angles and sits comfortably on your forehead with an elastic strap for adjustable sizing. This headlamp is powered by 4 AAA batteries and is dust- and waterproof. Yep, it’s the real deal. The headlamp is currently on sale for $38 and you can get 15% off your first order by plugging your email into Black Diamond’s mailing list.
eno Doublenest Hammock: This is the gift that keeps on giving for the overnight backpacker and/or festival goer. The Doublenest Hammock is big enough to fit two people and support up to 400 pounds, yet stuffs quickly and easily into a compression sack barely bigger than your fist. It’s a bed, a lounge, a convenient nap, or an elevated sleep spot anytime, anywhere. Purchase this hammock with the Atlas Suspension System straps (or Helios Ultralight for your multi-day, ultralight backpacker) and your Wilderwoman will be set up to sack out with ease between any two trees.
YETI 20oz. Rambler Tumbler: This is our favorite tumbler! And for so many reasons. First, it’s made out of stainless steel so it’s sturdy enough to withstand punctures from most falls and drops. Second, the coating provides additional grip to combat sweat…to help avoid the drops. Third, it has a shatter-resistant lid with a magnetic closer that pops off in one piece on impact and reattaches easily…because we all drop things. And finally, it’s vacuum insulated so drinks stay hot (or cold) the entire day and is BPA-free. Need we say more? Drop it like it’s hot.
Scratch-off Maps: Do you have a traveler in your life that likes to track their progress? Or maybe you have an adventurer that loves to acknowledge where they’ve been? Scratch-off maps are the perfect gift for them. These maps have fun designs that emerge as your Wilderwoman scratches away the places she’s been. These maps range between $25 and $100 and we recommend buying a map and design that matches your giftee from a lovely, independent artist on Etsy.
Coleman Camper’s Toilet Paper: It’s $6 for three rolls of two-ply paper, comes in a dispenser, AND is good for the environment. Need we say more? Stock up here for your practical Wilderwoman who loves to have a fellow lady’s back.
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