Christmas is easy for kids. When you’re a kid, you just sit and circle everything you want in one of those product catalogues and then hope Santa happens to flick through it – while if you’re buying for children, you simply flick through one of those product catalogues and see which expensive bits of plastic have been circled. Job done.
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However, it seems to get so much trickier when you grow up, and everything is pretty much guesswork. But don’t worry – we’re here to make life that little bit easier.
If you know someone who loves the great outdoors, whether that’s hiking, climbing, running, camping, mountain biking, or just a gentle stroll with the dog, we’ve got some absolutely fantastic gifts you can surprise them with this Christmas and be the perfect stocking filler.
We’ve separated the gifts up by price, so there’s something to suit every budget, big and small.
For those of you on a tighter budget or just looking for a little something extra, here are some fantastic gifts under £10. Of course, we had to put some walking socks in there – it wouldn’t Christmas without socks!
The perfect sock for being on your feet all day. The Snickers All-round Work Socks are super soft and comfortable. Intricate air channels and mesh structures in hot spots to allow feet to stay dry and comfortable.
Regatta Men’s Montes Fleece – £9.99
A comfortable, versatile mid-layer is an essential part of your outdoor layering system. The Montes overhead fleece is made of soft brushed back fabric and its raglan sleeve design ensures mobility.
Regatta Women’s Montes Fleece – £9.99
A layering system is essential to anyone wanting to enjoy the great outdoors in all weathers, the Montes Fleece from Regatta is the perfect middle layer. Lightweight and warm, the Montes is super soft to the touch.
Ideal for use under a pair of waterproof gloves, direct from the fantastic Sealskinz range, these close-fitting Merino wool liner gloves will increase your comfort and give you that little added insulation.
Dare 2b Convoke Beanie – £6.99
Super chunky, super warm and super comfy, the Dare 2b Convoke is, literally, super! A chunky acrylic knit outer with a fleece-lined inner promotes an abundance of warmth for year-round comfort.
Don’t let the name fool you, LiL Larry™ packs enough power to rival any large torch. The light is equipped with a 250 lumen C•O•B work light, and three light modes: high, low and emergency red flash.
For under £20, you can get some absolutely brilliant gifts suitable for just about any type of outdoor activity – thermal gloves, neckwarmers, and much more.
Knitted from wool mixed with synthetic fibres, the Stormlock Pom Pom Beanie provides you with that extra warmth for your winter adventure. Fast-drying even in snow, this beanie will keep your head snug and warm.
Weird Fish Men’s Newark Fleece – £19.99
The geometrically shaped weave of the Newark Fleece holds onto the heat, insulating you from the cold, making this a warm and comfortable choice whilst still being a relatively thin layer.
A fleece is an integral piece to any weather beating layering system, and you can’t beat the Ambra from Craghoppers. A no-nonsense half zip microfleece construction with a luxurious layer of insulating warmth.
Trespass Unisex Thriller Thermal Set – £16.99
The Thriller is perfect for the cold season ahead or if you’re heading somewhere you know the temperature is going to be at sub-zero levels. The ideal base layer set for a comfortable outdoor experience.
Yourlite is a portable Bluetooth speaker, light and power bank combined into one sleek, modern unit. Whether your camping, entertaining outdoors or even at home, the Yourlite is a great addition.
If you have a modest price point of around £30-£50 then here are some superb gifts sure to go down a real treat on Christmas morning, including a stunning women’s insulated jacket from Regatta.
The stylish Metallia Insulated Jacket from Regatta is exceptionally lightweight and weather-resistant, providing warm-wearing protection for active days at altitude. Perfect in cooler weather.
Trespass Men’s Oskar Padded Jacket – £24.99
A casual padded jacket bang on-trend for the winter season, the men’s Oskar from Trespass looks and feels great. Its wind and water-resistant fabric will keep you warm and comfortable when out and about.
Downpour? Sleet? Driving rain? Take on the worst kinds of weather in the Deluge Pro Jacket from Berghaus. A simple, no-nonsense jacket which guarantees you will be dry all day long.
The Women’s Isla walking boots feature a suede and mesh upper, as well as a weathertite waterproof and breathable liner to keep your feet comfortable on your outdoor adventures.
Now we’re starting to get into the higher-end products, but of course, they’re all still fantastic value and will stand up to the rigours of the great outdoors. Take a look at what’s on offer, including some top quality walking boots and rucksacks.
Berghaus Trailhead 65 Rucksack – £59.99
Packed full of Berghaus technology and features, the Trailhead 65 Rucksack is a great value multiday backpack with a BIOFIT back system for easy adjustability and a comfortable fit.
Everything needed in a trail-ready, comfortable rucksack. The Trailhead 60 features adjustable straps and a Berghaus BIOFIT+ back system, providing a truly personalised fit for all-day comfort.
The pinnacle of weather-resistant technology and performance, the Outmost Mid Ventilator has been constructed with GORE-TEX technology to ensure the very best wet weather protection.
Merrell’s Outmost Mid Ventilator ensure supreme wet weather protection. Featuring a suede and mesh upper with an interior air cushion ensures style, comfort, stability and shock absorption.
An abundance of tech packed into a compressible jacket, Columbia has created everything you need in the Centennial Creek Down Jacket. Water-resistant and highly breathable, it’s perfect for winter.
Last modified: December 6, 2019