December 8th, 2015
2015 Holiday Gift Guide: Travel Gifts for Skiers and Snowboarders
Practical but fun gifts for the winter sports buff on your list
Winter is coming, and so are the holidays. Shopping for gifts can be a stressful endeavor, especially if your list of people to buy for is diverse. It’s not possible to be an expert at every topic, so it’s not always easy to buy the right gift for your adventurous loved ones Let us help:.If the person you’re shopping for loves snowboarding and skiing, we have plenty of gift ideas.
A cute winter hat might be the perfect gift for that skier or snowboarder on your list. Not only will it keep them warm and cozy on the slopes, but it will also serve double duty around town on those chilly winter nights.
Winter Hat Gift Idea: The North Face The Blues Beanie
Ski and Stay Package
The most obvious gift of all: Book a ski and stay package for that special someone on your list. Who knows? They might even ask you to come along. Most major resorts offer a plethora of options for ski and stay packages, and if you check Travelzoo or another major deals site, you might score a great deal at a fantastic resort.
Ski and Stay Package Gift Idea: Killington Resort
Cameras like the GoPro Hero or Sony’s Action Cam are super popular right now thanks to their versatility, especially when it comes to capturing the high action of pursuits like skiing and snowboarding.
Action Camera Gift Idea: GoPro Hero 4 Session
Travel Power Adapter
Traveling outside of the US comes with its own set of challenges—namely, powering up your gadgets. Don’t let that trip to the Swiss Alps be ruined by differing power adaptors, and plan ahead with a travel power adaptor. After all, what good is an action camera if you can’t charge it?
Travel Power Adapter Gift Idea: USB Universal Travel Adapter Pro
That skier or snowboarder on your list knows that when you spend as much time on the mountain as they do, there isn’t much time for drying boots. Getting them a boot dryer will show them that you are dedicated to helping them dry their feet—and enjoy a comfortable ride the next morning.
Boot Dryer Gift Idea: Dry Guy Circulator
This is a gift that will show your loved one you are looking out for them. Avalanche beacons make great gifts for the skiers and snowboarders on your shopping list who spend a lot of time skiing or riding in the backcountry. This particular beacon has a 50-meter search range and three digital antennas, to make it as easy as possible for search-and-rescue teams to find victims should the unthinkable happen.
Avalanche Beacon Gift Idea: Mammut Element Barryvox
Few things are more annoying than being unorganized when traveling. The trick? Using a few tools to keep your suitcase in tip-top shape. These packing cubes can make a ski trip—or any trip, for that matter—less stressful.
Packing Organization Gift Idea: Pack-It Specter eCube L
This is another great choice for a holiday gift that will get used for more than just a day on the mountain. Help keep the bright mountain sun out of your loved one’s eyes with a pair of sunglasses suited for the mountains (but easy to use anywhere else).
Sunglasses Gift Idea: Smith Optics Parallel
Smart travelers know that keeping essentials in a carry-on bag is key for a successful trip — even on a ski trip, when gear and clothes are bulkier than usual. Buy your favorite winter sports buff a carry-on bag that fits in the overhead compartment—and saves space in the trunk for those skis.
Carry-On Bag Gift Idea: The Morphus 22
Have you shopped for a skier or snowboarder before? Are you a skier or snowboarder? Let us know in the comments below what you think makes a great gift for skiers and snowboarders.
Patrick Gensel is a world-roaming visual storyteller with a special place in his heart for action sports and the natural world. No matter where Patrick is, you can always find him sharing his stories on Adventuretravelbuzz.com, Instagram, and Twitter.
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