The Ultimate Gift Guide For Adventure Travelers

From Necessary Gear to Just Because Gadgets

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What's In this Gift Guide

This is not your average gift guide – it is not a “top ten” or “must have” list of items that your friends and family may or may not want. This gift guide does not simply  recommend specific items, instead it outlines broader categories then suggests a few items the adventurer on your gift list may need.

Also, this list starts out with some of our favorite small businesses that offer both adventurous and lifestyle products. Adventure Feet First is a small business that truly depends upon people who seek out small businesses to support so we want to do the same in our gift guide.

Next you’ll find the categories of products you’re adventurous friend or family member will be sure to need and love!

Shop Small, Shop Local

Kula Cloth: an antimicrobial pee cloth made for the trails

Bark & Wag: dog leashes, collars and CBD products 

Map Your Adventure: custom maps to show off your adventures 

Anchored by Design: handmade, reusable snack/sandwich bags  

Climax Jerky: unique flavors of a variety of wild jerky

Satin & Pine: cards and gift packs to add personality to any gift

Dirt Ribbon Creative: jewelry, pottery, and art from multiple artists 

Malicious Women Co.: women owned business selling candles/scents

Cicada Candle Co.: hand poured soy candles with unique scents 

Barnacle Bags: waxed canvas bags great for travel and commuting 

The Forest Folk: offering outdoor classes and retreats in Washington

Adventure Feet First Gift Cards: give the gift of stress-free adventure!

Small Batch Books & Authors to Love

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Small, but Essential Items

Technical Socks

Socks are *not* lame gifts…if they are legitimate adventure socks!

Safety Gear

There are many ways to stay safe, these items can help.

Recovery Tools

Adventuring is a lot of work making recovery essential…

Useful Accessories

Just a little something for anyone looking to explore or capture the moment.

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Trail Running, Hiking & Backpacking Gifts


Every adventurer needs a good headlamp, here are a few great options:

Water Filters

Hydration is important, especially safe and clean hydration.

Camp Stoves

Whether camping or hiking, a camp stove comes in handy for hot food/drinks!

Trekking Poles

Both runners and hikers will find many uses for a good, sturdy trekking pole.

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For Long Drives & Car Camping Adventures

For The Drive

A few things that will keep the driving adventurers entertained.

For The Campsite

The best part of car camping is the added comforts you can pack!

For The Car

Make your car into a comfortable and convenient adventure mobile.

Passes & Membership

Make it easy to explore the lesser known corners of the country.

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International & Long Flight Necessities

For The Journey

Sometimes it really is about the journey not the destination.

Staying Safe Abroad

Travel comes with risk, but you can take a few extra precautions.

For Traveling Abroad

Traveling in a foreign country requires a little extra…

Useful Gadgets

These items will definitely come in handy when least expected.

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All Dogs Deserve Gifts Too!

Give the Gift of Adventure

Whomever you are buying a gift for [yourself included] be sure to send it along with a little extra sprinkle of adventure!

Heidi Berghammer

Heidi is the founder of Adventure Feet First and the Creator of Experiences. She is the brains and legs behind all of the adventures created here at Adventure Feet First. This means she thinks up the itineraries and when they’re even remotely close to home she is the one out there scouting the routes, campsites and local businesses. As a trail running, bikepacker and overall adventure seeker Heidi is definitely the person you want creating your adventures!

"The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands."

- Sir Richard Burton

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