Some people like to camp under the stars. In the wilderness. Where the wolves howl. Some people prefer a tent. Others are more cabin folk. Then there are the non-outdoorsy people. The ones who might consider an RV style camping trip, but only if the scenery is really, truly spectacular. And they get cell service.
Just because someone lives in the Pacific Northwest, it doesn’t guarantee that they’re constantly in hiking boots and always planning their next trip to the backcountry. In fact, there are a whole bunch of suburban and city dwellers who love the beauty of the Northwest from afar only. The mountains are gorgeous, but having them as a daily backdrop is plenty. Have someone like this in mind?
So, with the holidays around the corner, what do you gift to these non-outdoorsy folk who love the Northwest but don’t need waterproof matches? Look no further than these twelve items found at your nearest REI. Anyone and everyone will appreciate these gifts, I know I would!
YETI Rambler Mug ($25) - My husband has this mug and loves it for his morning coffee - YETI is a pro at keeping hot things hot and cold things cold.
Smartwool Socks ($10-35) - No one likes cold feet and that’s why everyone loves a good pair of wool socks. Choose a color and pattern that speaks to their personality, add a note sharing this detail and your gift will surely make them smile.
Hydro Flask Water Bottle ($40) - If you ask around, I bet “drink more water” is on everyone’s to do list. The Hydro Flask Water Bottle is a great way to help meet that goal.
Parks Project Candles ($30) - So many have fond memories of visits to our National Parks (or dreams of going) and that’s why these candles are such a cozy gift idea. Bring the Parks indoors with these fabulous scents!
The Great PNW Trucker Hat ($27) - You don’t have to be in the great outdoors to love this hat!
Filson Field Duffel ($150) - Nothing says classic quality like a leather Filson.
Leatherman Sidekick Multi-tool ($50) - You don’t have to be outside to need access to pliers, a wire cutter, file, screwdriver, knife, and more.
The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook ($25) - Pair this cookbook with a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven and hopefully you’ll be invited over to try one of their meal masterpieces!
ENO SingleNest Hammock ($60) - Hammocks are just as comfy in the backyard as they are out in the wild.
Matador Pocket Blanket ($30) - I’ve heard these are fantastic for parades, music festivals, picnics, and more. One is on my wish list for an upcoming Disneyland trip!
Buff Headwear ($10-32) - These might seem super outdoorsy, but I promise this multipurpose accessory works for so much - mowing the lawn, spa treatments, or a quick hat or scarf if you’re caught in the weather. Plus, the color and pattern assortment is near endless!