Happy Holidays! There is just something about this time of year that is so special. A chill is in the air, holiday lights are all around, you can snuggle up by the fire with hot cocoa and a good Christmas movie. There is also lots of quality time with loved ones. We hope you are planning to spend time with family and friends and possibly get outside and go for a hike! We’ve put together a list of some great gift items for this holiday season. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or not, we’ve got something for everyone.
Let’s start with the small stuff. If you’re planning on hiking this winter, hand and toe warmers are a must. They last up to 10 hours and will keep your hands and feet toasty if you’re a bit colder than anticipated. Mini sticks of body glide are very useful for chafing. Whether it’s your feet, or upper thigh, this stuff will help prevent blisters and rashes from occurring. Lastly, we have Tenacious Tape, and Seam Sealer. Tenacious Tape is good for any rip or tear along the trail. Use it for tents, pants, or whatever and it will hold everything together! Seam Sealer is important for tents, tarps, and backpacks. Put it along the seams and it will waterproof them. Check here for both tenacious tape and seam sealer.
For those that may not want to go hiking, we’ve got other great little items for your stocking. Our loose neck little turtles are so cute and hand painted! We also have tons of stickers, patches, and magnets, which make great stocking stuffers.
We have all kinds of clothing from t-shirts to down jackets. T-shirts tend to be the most popular item because they are cheaper and people wear t-shirts all the time. We have some more humorous shirts, and also typical Appalachian Trail or Blood Mountain shirts. Check some select few online here and stop by the store for even more options.
There is a wall full of various hats, scarves, and gloves here in the store. We have all kinds of brands from Patagonia, to Marmot, to North Face. You could definitely find the perfect one for a friend or family member. Jackets are also plentiful here. We have some on our 30% off sale rack as well as more throughout the store. We have Patagonia, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Montbell and more. We also have custom Mountain Crossings jackets and pullovers that are comfortable and more affordable than some of the brand name jackets. Check out our online selection here or come by the store for more options.
Although we are known for being an outfitter for hikers, we have a surprising amount of gift items. One of the favorite items is our AT and Mountain Crossings mugs. We have many different colors and styles to choose from. You can order then online here. We also have glasses made out of recycled wine bottles. They have the AT logo and are really neat. Our last glass item I want to mention is hanging glass terrariums. We have a great selection in the store and they are very beautiful. You can put a flower or plant in them, and hang a few to make a neat decoration.
Let’s move on to some bigger ticket items. Of course we have packs, tents, sleeping bags, etc. If your loved one knows what they want, go ahead and get it for them. We’ve got our backpacking gear here. We have some special sales in the store on some larger tickets items such as Big Agnes tents, and select trekking pole. We also have some deals on thermals and other hiking clothing online here as well as in the store.
Check out a blog post we did a few months back about books that can help inspire you for a trip. There are some great memoirs about thru hikers as well as some more informational books to help you figure out what you need to do to get ready for your hike. Stuff sacks and dry bags are another good cheaper option to give to your hiking friend. Even a water filter, bottle, or bag would make a great gift. We have an awesome glow in the dark Nalgene bottle that anyone would love.
This is only a taste of items we have. Come on by to see even more and get your holiday shopping done!