10 Rad Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast
10 Rad Gifts for the Outdoor Fitness Enthusiast
The Holiday’s Season is here and one question we may get asked by our loved ones is “What’s on your Christmas List”. I know for many of us just spending time with our loved ones is plenty, however they always seem to want physical items to give. So here are my top 10 gift ideas for the Outdoor Fitness Enthusiast. Some are geared for Winter, some Summer, and some can be used year round.
Snowshoeing is a great way to get outside and explore the woods and trails after it snows. It will get your heart pumping and burning calories as you hike over the snow and see what the Winter Wonderland has to offer.
A tubular piece of fabric that is UV resistant and can help you not get a sunburn but also helps keep the cold wind from hitting your skin. These are perfect while on the water, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, or anything outside. I personally love my Tailin Toad’s Shieldz as I like the lightness of them and, of course, their color choices. (I’m not on their Pro Staff, just love their products.)
If you know me at all, this one’s not a shocker. Heck it should be #1! Getting your buns in a kayak and paddling is a great way to burn some calories and see some amazing scenery. Plus, you can add a couple fishing poles, gear, and catch some fish while you’re out exercising!
4) Hiking Boots
A pair of hiking boots will treat you well throughout the year! No matter the season a nice pair of hiking boots will keep you comfortable and able to not only see new sights, but you can find a new hunting ground, a secluded kayak landing, and who knows what else, while you’re torching some calories!
They are great for your kayak and boats but also for hiking and geocaching. If you are looking for a way to get your kids out in nature take them on a scavenger hunt! A GPS is an essential tool for participating in this fun activity plus it’s a great way to teach your kids some survival skills.
Not so much for Summer but for parts of the other seasons wearing a good hat can make the difference between having a great time and it sucking wind. The trick is to get one that wicks moisture but will also keep you warm. Hence why I suggest a fleece beanie. They are comfortable, wick moisture, and keeps my noggin’ warm. (Again, I love the Tailin’ Toad Beaniez. I’m not on their Pro Staff or anything. I just love their products!)
7)Pedometer or similar
Having a device that tracks your steps can be a huge asset to knowing how much activity you’ve had in a day. There are days where I thought I was a rockstar only to find out that I wasn’t. And vise versa. There are many brands out there, but I love my Fitbit watch. It does a lot more than just count steps, it measures my heart rate, estimates calories burned, offers workouts, timers, tracks my sleep, and much much more. Knowing more about your sleeping and life habits can help you adjust as needed to maximize what you can!
8)Cross Country Ski’s
Let’s get back to Winter. With Snow taking over the majority of the United States for a couple months it’s important to get out, get some fresh air, and bust out a fun workout. Many city parks, and ski areas having cross country scales. Just do a quick search and you will be amazed at how many there are near you. You can rent them at first but then get your own pair and you can start creating your own trails and see some virgin snow.
Cross Country Ski’s
Whether it’s a Fat Tire Bicycle for winter trail riding, a mountain bike for riding the trails the other times of the year, or a road bicycle it’s hard to go wrong. Not only are these a great source of transportation they will get your blood pumping and you’ll be scorching some calories. Plus, you can check on your hunting grounds, scope out new areas, or just get some fresh air!
10) Action Camera
You’re outside, getting fit, and rocking it! Capture your experiences and share them with your friends and family! There are many action cameras on the market. I’ve tried a number and really like Go Pro’s cameras. (I’m not affiliated at all.) They are relatively easy to use, have a sharp image, and are very easy to carry with you no matter what activity you are doing! I’d love to see what you’re doing! Take some pictures or videos are share them with me on social media. Just take Jonesin’ to get Fit!