Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, or anything in between, the holidays are a time to relax and celebrate friendship and family. For many, it’s the one time of year when loved ones can come together and enjoy each other’s company. This year might feel a little different because of the COVID-19 restrictions, so you might have to catch up with loved ones over Zoom or Skype. However, even though you might not get to see everyone in person, you’re probably sending out gifts and greeting cards to your beloved friends and family members, wherever they may be.
Do you have someone in your family who loves trekking through the wilderness? That friend who’s always hiking, fishing, or camping somewhere new, and feels more at home outside than they do in their own home. This holiday season, consider giving that person something meaningful. They may have had to cut back on travelling this year due to the pandemic. Lift their spirits by gifting something that they can use for future outdoor adventures.
Check out our list of thoughtful and practical gift ideas for the unique nature lover in your life!
A Mini First-Aid Kit
It might not be the most adventurous gift, but a mini first-aid kit is an essential item for anyone who spends most of their life outdoors. Carrying around a big bulky kit can be cumbersome, heavy, and annoying. Find a small, pocket-sized kit that contains the same necessities as a standard size, such as Band-Aids, bandages, tweezers, scissors, and other essentials.
Beeswax Food Wraps
Beeswax food wraps don’t receive half as much credit as they should. They’re reusable, hand-washable, environment-friendly, and the perfect thing to wrap hiking snacks in when you’re on the go. If your outdoorsy friend hasn’t been introduced to the world of beeswax wraps, do the honours of gifting them with the versatile product. They’ll be forever grateful for such essential food-packing knowledge, and they’ll never put sandwiches in wasteful plastic wrap ever again.
You can’t go on an outdoor adventure without a quality pair of socks. But you don’t want to give your friend just any ordinary cotton pair; you want to give your loved one the best thermal socks to keep them warm and dry. Nature lovers know that maintaining warm and dry feet while hiking or camping is crucial. The last thing anyone would want while in the middle of the woods is having cold, wet feet because there’s a risk of developing hypothermia, and it can trigger symptoms of a cold. Thermal is the ideal sock material because it keeps feet dry by pulling moisture away from the skin and enabling it to evaporate, regulating the body’s temperature.
A Personal Water Filter
A personal water filter is a must for any nature lover who spends a lot of their time wandering through the great outdoors. Such an essential item turns water from streams and rivers into safe, clean drinking water. It’s the perfect gift for hikers who like to take long walks requiring large amounts of drinking water.
There are several options to consider for your nature-loving friend. Give them something to look forward to for upcoming adventures with one of these holiday gift ideas!