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Treats for Tots (and Older Kids, Too)

Posted by Anna Roth at Dec 04, 2013 11:50 AM |

Stuck on what to get a certain young one for the holiday season? Get the budding outdoor enthusiasts in your life something on our list and you're sure to hear about how cool it is all next hiking season.

Stuck on what to get a certain young one for the holiday season? Get the budding outdoor enthusiasts in your life something on our list and you're sure to hear about how cool it is all next hiking season.

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Twin Falls. Photo by Josh Steele.

The eleventh essential(s)

Budding backpackers will love these lightweight treats to add to their daily packs.

Black Diamond Wiz Headlamp

This headlamp comes in three colors, suitable for boys and girls, and has kid-friendly safety features. For its compact size it puts out a surprising amount of LED light—perfect for those nighttime prowls and campfire snipe hunts.  $19

Bukalite's paracord bracelet with a handy light - two gifts in one.

BukaLite Buckle

Bison Designs has taken the popular paracord bracelet to the next level by incorporating a high-output LED light on the BukaLite buckle. The surprisingly bright light comes in handy around camp and in everyday situations. Plus it makes a pretty cool bracelet. $20*

Coghlan's whistle 250Coghlan's Six Function Whistle

TWEET! TWEET! This whistle packs a compass, thermometer, magnifying glass, mirror and an LED light—along with the whistle! An ideal accessory for young hikers learning the art of orienteering.  $12


Fashion forward hikers

patagonia beatrice beanie 250

Give them something stylish to wear on the trail, in camp, even at school!

Patagonia Beatrice Beanie

Not all hats are created equal. The Beatrice Beanie has a great fitted look for women without all the bagginess of unisex styles. Made from soft merino wool with a fleece liner, it will keep the lady on your list looking sleek and staying warm. $39

prana scarf 250prAna Bella Scarf

Soooo soft and pretty! The Bella Scarf is made of 100% wool and has a gorgeous printed design that would work for the stylish hiker on your list. It comes in many color combos, but we especially love the green and turquoise palette.  $50


Treats for techies

yurbuds earbuds

Know someone who just can't leave their iPhone at home? These goodies will keep their trail tech safe and usable in the great out of doors.

Yurbuds Venture Earbuds

Do they enjoy listening to their favorite tunes on their hikes and workout runs, but always complain about their buds falling out? They'll complain no more with a pair of these revolutionary earbuds. Specially designed for active outdoor enthusiasts, these ergonomic twist-lock buds stay in place while being water- and tangle-resistant. $80

pelican vault 250Pelican ProGear Vault Smartphone Case

This heavy-duty case will protect their iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S from whatever falls, water, wind, dirt and dust they put it through. Perfect for the hardcore adventure-seeker—or that not-so-coordinated person you know—so they can go the extra mile knowing that this case has their back.  $80*


Camping 2.0

glamping with MaryJane 250

Enhance their next camping experience with one of these items that keep in-camp downtime entertaining.

Glamping with MaryJane: Glamour + Camping

Camping doesn’t have to be a dirty affair! Get the chic woman on your list the book Glamping with MaryJane: Glamour + Camping. Now she can still be totally fabulous while roughing it in Washington's wild places. $17*

SOG Flashback Knife

SOG flashback knife 250Do you have a budding Bear Grylls you can't tear away from Man Vs. Wild? This knife might be just thing thing for him or her. Survivalists talk about their knives with reverence because they can be life-saving tools in the wilderness. At just 3.7 ounces, the knife has a 3.5-inch blade, safety lock and reversible belt clip for easy carrying—and is made right here in Washington.  $100*

snipe hunt game 250Snipe Hunt Game

Remember snipe hunting? It’s back—and this time they're real! Send the kids searching in the back yard or in the woods with the Snipe Hunt Game. This fun iteration on the classic prank will keep young ones entertained for hours in camp.  $25*

oberto jerky 250Oberto Bacon Jerky

Bacon. One word that puts a smile on the faces of hikers everywhere. Oberto Bacon Jerky is lightweight and shelf-stable, makes freeze-dried eggs more palatable and is a tasty addition to mac and cheese. A real trail treat! $6