Christmas is almost here and how the year has flown! A much needed break is due after a busy 2019. It can be a really stressful time of year getting prepped for the Christmas break – hitting the shops to make sure you have thoughtful gifts for all your loved ones and non-stop Christmas parties and visits.
We want to make your life easier, so we have put our top picks together into a handy Gift Guide to suit all budgets. Now you can get back to doing what you love most-spending time outdoors and starting new adventures.
It’s the season for treating your loved ones - and what could be better than the gift of the outdoors? From stocking fillers to ski jackets, we have you covered for inspired Christmas gifts:
Keep your head warm and brighten up your wardrobe in the Barts Augusti beanie. Made with a soft yarn, this beanie is fleece lined for extra warmth to keep you cosy all Winter. The pom pom is just for fun. 😊
Fjallraven Kanken is an classic backpack. Famous for it’s durability and simplicity – it has become an iconic accessory, beloved by people of all ages. It’s suitable for the daily commute to work or as a backpack for trekking and travelling. Available in a huge range of colours, you are sure to find one to please everyone.
Fleece lined, with touchscreen functionality and superb grip, The North Face Denali Etip Glove are a perfect stocking filler. The perfect glove for capturing those Instagram shots on the trail without having to get your fingers cold.
This full zip is perfect for hikes over the Christmas holidays. Made of 100% polyester fleece, with a sweater knit exterior, a flat seam construction to reduce bulk and a cosy fleece lined interior. The Patagonia Better Sweater jacket is definitely on our wish list!
If you are looking for a gift for the Queen of the Slopes, then the Highness Ski Jacket from Dare2B is the perfect pick for Christmas! With a really flattering cut, shaped hood and a faux fur hood plus a powder blocking snowskirt and ski pass pocket. Stand out on the slopes in style!
Feel all the benefits of lightweight, breathable merino in a stretchy rib fabric that moves with you. Ideal for your year-round commute and adventures further afield, the classic Bodyfit combined with a Half Zip for flexibility, finished with forward set side seams and raglan sleeve construction. The ideal wardrobe staples for easy, comfortable insulation.
Stay cosy in the Patagonia Powder Town Beanie. Made from 100% recycled polyester, this beanie is super soft and comfortable and it’s also itch free! It insulates even when wet. Retro styling and a muted colour palette make this beanie a classic outdoor look.
One of our most popular jackets by far, the Helly Hansen Crew Insulator is a really stylish insulated midlayer or stand-alone jacket. Inspired by Helly Hansen’s watersport design and made with water repellent fabric paired with Primaloft insulation it provides comfort and warmth. Pair it with an outer waterproof shell for the ultimate protection from the elements.
These retro style hiking boots feature an impermeable membrane to seal out water and are made from CORDURA fabric and performance suede upper which is abrasion and tear resistant. The air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability for confidence on any adventure. Suited to hikers and walkers of all levels.
This super cosy fleece zip top from Patagonia will keep you warm all Winter. Made from 100% polyester fleece, with a soft fleece interior and flat seam construction to reduce bulk. Perfect to as a mid layer for hikes over the Christmas break, or to wear relaxing by the fire with some mince pies! Either way it will keep you very cosy.
Gift a pair of super-soft underwear! Saxx Vibe Boxer brief give total support and complete freedom of movement. A 3D hammock-shaped pouch designed to keep everything in place. Thanks to mesh panels and Flat Out Seams, Saxx’s unique BallPark Pouch prevents skin-against-skin friction and ensures chafe-free support. Comfort for Christmas – what more could you want?!
At 53DN, we are all doing our part to have a more sustainable Christmas, so it’s important to choose Christmas gifts carefully. Investing in good quality gifts that will last years is so much more thoughtful than a novelty or throwaway item. And the world will thank you for it! Our sustainable gift options range from re-usable Hydroflasks to reduce plastic consumption to Icebreaker baselayers made from sustainable and ethically produced Merino wool. Check out our sustainable gift guide featuring the brands that have really made strides to reduce their environmental impact.
Say no to single use plastic with a Hydroflask re-usable bottle. Big enough to last a full day out hiking, the HydroFlask 32oz Wide Mouth Bottle is made from stainless steel and stays ice cold for 24 hours. Not only does it stay cold, but it keeps your beverage piping hot for 12 hours.
Who doesn’t love a cup of tea from an enamel mug? It just tastes like the outdoors! This United By Blue mug looks the part and does the job for a perfect outdoor refreshment. United By Blue use sustainable and ethically sourced materials and for every product sold, they remove 1 pound of rubbish from the ocean and waterways. They also organise regular community clean ups to tackle ocean pollution.
A gift to support #2minutebeachclean. For every “Refuse/Reuse/Refill” Sigg Traveller bottle sold, Sigg will donate 50% of the trail value directly to supporting #2minutebeach clean to help keep our coasts clean and to improve the environment for wildlife who inhabit it and us humans too. The Sigg Traveller is sturdy and functional with a lid that can be hooked on to a carabiner for easy transport. The aluminium is recyclable and free from harmful chemicals for safe and easy drinking. #2minutebeachclean is managed by An Taisce’s Clean Coasts in Ireland.
This baselayer would be such a treat to receive as a Christmas gift! Made from 100% Merino this go-to baselayer is perfect for everyday comfort and for active days outdoors. Natural fibres such a Merino wool need less washing and also use less resources to produce, and Icebreaker make sure that their Merino is ethically sourced and sustainable It's naturally renewable, recyclable and biodegradable.
This classic look beanie is made with 100% recycled fabric for a more sustainable way to stay warm this winter. Featuring The North Face iconic logo, this beanie is unisex and has a nice slouchy fit for extra comfort. A double layer keeps your head warm on colder days.
The Patagonia Black Hole Duffel is a very sturdy bag that keeps your gear organised using separate compartments. It has padded removable shoulder straps and reinforced haul handles for easy carrying. It’s made from 100% recycled polyester and is also water resistant. We couldn’t forget about Patagonia when talking about a Sustainable Gift List. As a brand they have taken serious action to reduce environmental impact. They belong to 1% for the planet – which is an alliance of business that pledge 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.