They say the holiday season is all about giving - but what do you give that one friend who has everything? It’s not easy to have a gearhead on your list, because trying to track down a gadget they don’t already have can make you feel like the only thing you’re getting for Christmas is frustrated. Don’t waste your time wandering in circles in your local gear shop - we’ve got the list of unique outdoor gifts even the gear junkie won’t have in their collection.
For the Chopped Star-in-Training
This person probably already has the cookset, the dinnerware, and the utensils necessary for a delicious campsite meal. Instead, give the gift of gourmet with the Santoku Knife Set: the perfect set to step up anyone’s camp cooking game. Three stainless steel camp knives (a 4 in. paring knife, 6 in. santoku knife, and a 6 in. serrated knife) come in a convenient carry case with a cutting board, towel, and soap bottle. All aboard the flavor train.
For the Breakfast Boss
Pancakes are a camp morning staple, but the Bugaboo Waffle Iron takes the morning ritual to the next level. Portable, non-stick, and light-weight, this waffle maker is the breakfast connoisseur’s dream. Don’t waffle on whether or not to purchase this gift - ending the cycle of boring breakfasts is a gift that keep on giving.
For the Life of the Party
Need a gift for a party animal? While they don’t lack spirit (or spirits), we’re willing to bet they don’t have a nesting hand-powered blender for mixing cocktails without electricity. Meet the Vortex Blender, with two crank speeds to crush ice and your enemies with ease. Lid cap doubles as a shot glass for perfect margaritas every time.
For the Backcountry Barista
So they’ve mastered the pourover, the press, and the percolator. But no matter the brewing method, fresh grounds provide for the richest flavor - unattainable in the backcountry. Until now. Enter the Javamill, a handheld grinder for freshly ground beans on the go. Drip coffee not their style? Gift a Moka Espresso Pot instead for mornings that require the utmost caffeination - this little beauty brews up to ten double shots in a single pot.
Yes, the Adventurer Who Has Everything probably has a water bottle. But one can never have too many water bottles, and this one will be an instant favorite. The Microlite 720 Flip is vacuum insulated to keep hot drinks hot for 9 hours and cold drinks cold for 22, while slim enough to slip in a backpack or stash in a cup holder. The simple flip top allows for single-handed beverage enjoyment with a push of a button - as convenient as it gets.
The Friendly Competitor
For the person who’s always down for a little contest, try the Freestyle Horseshoes. With four horseshoes, two inside stakes, two outside stakes, and a carrying case, this set can go anywhere from backyard cookouts to backcountry camp outs. Best gift this year won’t be a toss-up.
Don’t stress over your shopping list this holiday season. GSI has gifts to please all types of adventurers, so you can spend less time shopping and more time shredding.