Gift Guide: For the Wayward Outdoorist

Gift Guide: For the Wayward Outdoorist

A carefully selected offering of gift ideas for the wandering outdoor enthusiast in your life

Each holiday season we all dedicate time and effort finding well-designed gifts for those that mean the most to us. And since you're here reading this there's a good chance said folk feel a special affinity for the outdoors too. To help make that job a little easier, we partnered with our friends in Seattle at newly launched outdoor lifestyle retailer Wayward to highlight a series of items we're especially fond of, from brands we'll vouch for.

The following items are for him, for her, for home, and for enjoying the outdoors too. And because we're all about full transparency here at TF, any purchase made through Wayward helps support our efforts to bring you free, original content daily. So, support good design and the great outdoors and independent publishing and get shopping!

Stocking Stuffers for Under $50

Bradley Mountain Brass Compass
Phones run out of juice and skies get cloudy. Still, know where you’re going with this pocket-sized compass.
Morakniv Eldris Knife Kit
A whole lot of badass in a tiny package. The Swedish made knife kit includes an all purpose knife, locking sheath with paracord lanyard and flint fire starter.
Opinel 9 Knife
An absolute classic, made in France. If you don't know, you should.
Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Lantern
A lightweight, camp-ready LED light with magnetic fastener from a favorite Japanese outdoor outfitter.

Gifts for Style-Minded Explorers

Fjällräven Greenland Down Jacket
A classic design updated with 500 fill down and all the weather repellency you'll ever need.
Filson Shelter Packer Hat
Every adventure needs a Hat and this classic waxed cotton Hat is made for any adventure.
Filson Watch Cap
The one wool beanie you need. We wear it every single day. Seriously.
Carhartt WIP Fatigue Pant
Forget your denim and make these military-inspired trousers your new go-to for both around town and traveling abroad.

Gifts for Enjoying the Moment

Burton x Big Agnes Collapsible Camping Table
You’ll never know how great a camping table is until you use one. Makes cooking prep, card games, any tons of other camping activities more enjoyable.
Polaroid Originals 600 Camera
Put your phone away and make some real memories with this beautiful, refurbished original instant camera.
Polaroid Originals Color 600 Film
Turn that antique on your shelf into a working camera for goodness sakes already.
UCO Mini Flatpack Grill
A key tenant of L.N.T. is only making campfires in designated zones. With this portable grill, you can enjoy a fire (and cook) almost anywhere.

Gifts for at Home and Abroad

See See Motorcycles Diner Mug
Every morning should start with a damn fine cup of coffee. So do that with this ceramic mug from Portland’s See See Motorcycles.
Topo Designs Accessory Bag
Put chargers in it. Or a notebook and drawing tools. Or toiletries. Either way the Colorado-made bag is handy.
Richer Poorer Stitcher Boot Crew Sock
Remember when you were a kid and you hated getting socks for Christmas? Yeah, well, you'll love these handsome unisex socks. Also available in black.
Sandqvist Lars-Göran Backpack
A classic Scandinavian rucksack in a modern colorway, made of 1000D Cordura nylon, and designed to last for a lifetime of adventures.

see dozens more curated gifts in our new 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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