The best Christmas gifts for the active man

When socks become a welcome present

Why are men so difficult to buy gifts for?  It‘s not a problem that only plagues the opposite sex…, even guys don’t know what to buy for guys and often opt for the predictable vouchers or booze options.   Amongst the universally despised Christmas gifts is the classic pair of socks.  Apparently, a pair of chain store socks says I don’t really care, while a pound store pair of Xmas themed comic sock is never really that funny and just looks silly in February.   But the Christmas sock gift is a much misunderstood present.

SOCK it to me

It is not the choice of gift, it is the choice of sock that is the issue!

A warm, cosy pair of Merino wool hiker socks is the last word in sock luxury. The blend of yarns help make the socks abrasion-resistant while the mix of fibres wick moisture from the inside to ensure dry feet.  Wicking is the technology that keeps feet comfortable when walking and trekking in warmer climates.  A good pair of hiking socks is the gift that keeps on giving (to your guys’ feet!) for the whole year ahead!

For the budding mountaineer who drags his reluctant feet to extremely cold environments, there are amazing Summit Socks.  These little beauties are designed with dense cushioning for extra warmth, extra impact resistance and ultimate comfort.  Even if your man never gets too far beyond the car park on the nearest hill, these are socks that he will love for ever.

HATS off for Christmas

Hats get bad press as Christmas gifts too! This is entirely the fault of the giver and no reflection on the choice, style and quality of hats available.  Save your own footwear by shopping online and check out the great headwear available for the outdoor adventurer on our website.  If the poor guy has only had inferior hat experiences up to now, it is probably your duty to get that one great hat to bring a blissful smile to all those post-Christmas beach walks.     The joy of a light, warm, beanie hat with an internal micro fleece headband, is not to be sneezed at. In fact, it’s so warm, there will be no sneezing, even in artic conditions.  Team it with a classic Polar Buff to maintain body temperature and prevent heat loss.

GIFTS so good, you might just keep them for yourself.

Of course, there are lots of other gift ideas for the outdoorsy types right here instore and online!  Adventurers, hikers and trekkers of all ages will love a thoughtful present from our range of hand torches, head torches, cooler boxes and multipurpose Swiss army knives.   A First Aid Kit for that practical hiker!  A Trangia stove for the hungry hiker!  A flip top thermal mug for the soup eating trecker and some Trekmate protex gloves for the warm hearted (apparently, they have very cold hands!).

An unusual, useful and welcome Christmas present for those who have everything comes in the form of the amazing Jumping Jack.  Never lose your energy again with a jumping jack, portable power back up.  From credit card size to give the phone that extra battery life when hill walking in the wilderness, to  a compact, lightweight yet powerful emergency jump starter and universal battery charger that can bring life back to the  car engine or charge your phone or tablet.  All are small enough to fit in your glove box, handbag or backpack.

Christmas comes but once a year, but an Outdoor Adventure Store Gift will keep giving the love for the years ahead!   Excellent quality and a wide selection of outdoor clothing and accessories will solve all your gift giving problems.   So shop until you drop, get the list checked off and spend the rest of the Christmas shopping days where you prefer to be… having those outdoor adventures!

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