2020 Holiday Gift Guide

A curated list of gifts for the adventurer, photographer and traveller! For budgets small and high, give your friend or loved one something they'll cherish this holiday season!

Yeti Hopper + Yeti Rambler

Yeti make undoubtably some of the best coolers out there! Stylish and lightweight, the Yeti Hopper is perfect for camping, fishing and shorter adventures. Mine has stored everything from a few beers to a few days worth of food to cook with on road trips, it stays chilled for a long time! Probably my most used day-to-day item is the Yeti Rambler. It will keep your coffee hot or  your beers cold, they're durable and the perfect stocking stuffer!

Pick it up here: Yeti Hopper [$250.00 CAD] | Yeti Rambler [$35.00 CAD]

VSSL First Aid Kit + VSSL Camp Kit

VSSL has some of the most inventive camp supply and first aid kits that I've ever seen. They're durable, well thought out and essential for anyone doing short hikes, right through to extended backcountry trips. Even better than that, you can completely customize your own kit on their website! In my opinion, first aid kits and vital supplies need to be carried by everyone, this is the perfect gift for outdoors person! (And who knows, maybe even a life-saver) 

Pick it up here: VSSL First Aid [$95 CAD] Or customize your own here: VSSL


MASC Skincare and grooming products

Known locally in Vancouver as 'a candy store for mens grooming products', MASC is the perfect place to get your friends or loved ones some stocking stuffers, a new cologne or even upgrade their skincare routine. In my bathroom you will always find Marvis Jasmin Toothpaste, Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer and a Barber Pro peel of charcoal mask. Try their Dark Rum candle to take your nostrils to heaven and back!

Pick it up here: Marvis Toothpaste [$11 CAD] | Vitamin E Moisturizer [$65 CAD] | Barber Pro Charcoal Mask [$12 CAD] | Dark Rum Candle [$69 CAD] | Browse more at ShopMASC.com

Arcade Adventure Belt

I bought two arcade belts (because I couldn't decide between two colours) a few years ago and haven't bought another belt since. These aren't your normal pant-holder-uppers, they're elasticated and sleek! Any of their neutral colours can be worn at the office and out on an adventure and well... most people are working from home these days so go crazy and get a fun colour! 

Pick it up here: Arcade Adventure Belt [$34.95 CAD]

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Airline Gift Card

While we might be limited to where we can travel at the moment, it won't be long before the world opens up again and so many of us are eager to travel! An airline gift card is the perfect way to give the gift of travel. I've used a handful of these over the years, especially as last minute gift ideas and e-gifts.

Pick it up here: Air Canada Gift Card [Set your own price]

AeroPress Go

If you're like me and cannot sacrifice the quality of your coffee on your travels or on a backcountry trip, the AeroPress Go will become your best friend! Everything fits inside this handy little travel mug. If you're a car camper or someone that doesn't need to sacrifice space you might want to consider the regular AeroPress which can make up to four cups with one batch. No matter which one you opt for, it will be the perfect gift for the coffee lover that refuses to sacrifice quality!

Pick it up here: AeroPress Go [$44.95 CAD] Regular AeroPress [$44.00 CAD]

Fjallraven Abisko Fleece + Canada Shirt

Let's be honest, you can't go wrong with anything from Fjallraven. This Swedish brand is known for their high quality clothing and you'll fall in love with anything you buy from them. The Abisko Trail Fleece is my go-to active mid layer. The Canada Shirt is a casual staple layer in the winter months and the Yupik Parka has saved my butt from freezing more times than I can remember! I highly recommend all of these Fjallraven items (and the women's versions)!

Pick it up here: Abisko Trail Fleece [$179.95 CAD] Womens Abisko [$179.95 CAD] | Canada Shirt [$184.95 CAD] | Yupik Parka [$579.95 CAD]

Arc'teryx Zeta LT Jacket + Atom LT Hoody

Let me start by saying that I am extremely picky when it comes to jackets. Quality, fit and colour are important to me so I'm willing to splash out on something that ticks all those boxes. The Arc'teryx Zeta LT does that for me for my outer-shell and the Atom LT is the perfect west-coast mid layer! Ladies, try the Beta SL Hybrid Jacket and the Atom LT Women's Hoody

Pick it up here: Atom LT Hoody [$319.95 CAD] | Zeta LT Jacket [$550 CAD]

Nomadix Towel

I purchased my first Nomadix towel while I was on vacation in Maui a few years ago, it's been around the world with me a few times now and still looks as good as it did on day one! Sand and dirt just brushes right off, it dries really fast and makes a great blanket or yoga mat as well. Made from most recycled material, this will be the only travel or beach towel you need for quite some time!

Pick it up here: Nomadix Towel [$54.95 CAD]

A Subscription to Adventure Journal or Sidetracked... or BOTH!

All of us find inspiration in different places. A good chunk of mine comes from reading wild adventures in highly curated magazines like Adventure Journal or Sidetracked. I've been buying both of these magazines for the past few years and highly recommend picking up a few copies or an annual subscription. The stories and photography is exceptional, they'll leave any reader thirsty for adventure!

Pick it up here: Adventure Journal [$60+ Annual Subscription] | Sidetracked [£27.00 Annual Subscription]

While I am not sponsored by any of these brands, some of these items have affiliate links and I will make a small percentage of the value. Rest assured that I have used all of these items, they are tried and tested, think of these links as a way of giving back for using this hand picked list that I've put together!

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