Gifts guide for the outdoor enthusiast
What do you buy your favourite outdoorsy person as a gift, whether it is for their birthday, Christmas or some other special occasion? My guest blogger, Castleberg Outdoors, an outdoor gear specialist, suggests some great ideas.
For someone who is always on the go: A portable phone charger is a practical gift that will be most useful to someone who is always outdoors, especially those who take a lots of photos and videos. Phone batteries can quickly drain and a portable charger is for times where there is no available access to a plug socket. A mobile phone charger is also essential for climbers and hikers, who always need a mobile phone with them in case of an emergency. The Powermonkey Discovery Universal Charger from Currys is the perfect choice if you are looking for a high quality yet affordable device. It is suitable for the majority of mobile models and can charge the phone up to four times each time you use it, depending on the type of phone.
The right tools: A pen knife is an essential part of every outdoor enthusiast’s toolkit. They have many uses, including cutting rope, slicing food and helping with gardening work. This Pen Knife Box Set from Amazon has several handy tools such as a bottle opener. With this item, you can choose a personalised messaged to be engraved on the box, as well as initials to go on the knife.
Give them a great experience: If you are looking for a gift that’s a little bit different, experience days are a great choice. They can be bought from many retailers, including the high street store Argos. They have a wide range of activities available, including football stadium tours, Go Karting, supercar driving and paintballing. For the adrenaline junkies, there is the Gravity Rush experience day where you can choose from a bungee jump, Segway rally or aqua-sphering. Many of these packages are for two people, so you can go along and enjoy the fun with your outdoorsy companion.
Dressed to impress: All outdoor lovers need to have quality clothing when going on their adventures, which makes this a great idea for your gift. Paramo is a well respected brand and has a great range of jackets to suit all levels of outdoor activity. The men’s Enduro jacket available at Castleberg Outdoors is a perfect gift for mountaineers, climbers and hikers, with stretch panels that allow you to move around freely when wearing it. Not only is the jacket lightweight but it also has ventilation features, which will prevent the wearer from getting too warm whilst enjoying their activities.
Run for fun: Is your outdoor friend/family member a keen fell runner? If the answer is yes, why not treat him to a new pair of specialist trail running trainers. Having a pair that offers the ankle stability and support is essential to avoid injury. Salomon has a great range of trail running shoes, which are the perfect balance of stylish appearance and practicality. The Salomon S-LAB Sense 4 Ultra SG is a good choice of running shoes. They are light and comfortable, making running that little bit easier. They also have weather-resistant features. There’s no better way to enjoy time outdoors if you’re wearing the right clothing as this maximises comfort, making that hike or trail run feel that little bit easier.
Hopefully, these ideas have given you some inspiration for what you can buy for an outdoors fan close to your heart.