For that friend who’s never around because they’re always off having adventures, or the one who has shown you some of the greatest times of your life, finding the right gift can be challenging. They are often minimalists, and they value experiences over stuff. These thoughtfully selected gifts will deliver both.
The premium hammocks by Kammock are created “for the adventurer, camper and relaxation enthusiast.” Combined with tree-friendly Python Straps, the Kammock is easy to hang, and holds two people comfortably. It also fits into a softball-size pack, making it compact enough to bring on a long hike or an afternoon in the park. Most importantly, the brand is a certified B Corp company, and they have a mission based on Adventure, Love and Inspiration. Who doesn’t want to support more of
Below: Roo Camping Hammock ($99). Python Straps Hammock Suspension System ($29).
Packing is always on the mind of the adventurer and experience seeker, so give them a Raja Pack. This compact, water-resistant travel bag rocks indigenous textile design, and features pockets for essentials like a 15” laptop, plugs, books and a passport. We also love that Ethnotek is giving 25% of net proceeds this month to purchase supplies and provide support to the peaceful warriors protecting our water from the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. That’s something we can get behind! #waterislife
Raja Pack ($204).
The truly adventurous will appreciate the intelligent features of the BioLight CampStove. Compact and light, this innovative device allows you to build a small yet effective smoke-free campfire that’s fueled by twigs and bark. It also generates electricity, so you can plug in a USB cord and charge lights, phones or any other devices you may need to charge in the middle of nowhere. Every purchase of BioLight products helps support the company’s mission to bring clean cooking and energy to thousands of families across India and sub-Saharan Africa.
Wood Burning Campstove ($104).
This is how you get survivalist on their ass. A compact, steel personal water filtration gadget. Imagine a James Bond meets MacGyver situation. According to Lifestraw, you could literally sip from a muddy pond, and this baby makes it potable. What’s even more exciting about Lifestraw: the company’s Follow the Liters program, ensuring free water to a kid in need for an entire year when you buy a Lifestraw.
Steel Personal Water Filter ($54).
Every wandering soul needs some good soles. We love IndoSole’s Kota sneakers for a ton of reasons. These shoes are classic with a modern edge, and they’re versatile enough to wear with just about everything. The best part? They’re handmade and the soles are actually recycled from tires.
Patagonia has been leading the charge for conscious business long before it was hip or profitable. In fact, they even made a commitment to donate 100% of global Black Friday sales to grassroots organizations working in local communities to protect our air, water and soil for future generations. We are especially obsessed with the stylish Better Sweater fleece coat.
Better Sweater Icelandic Coat ($179).
LoveOurPlanet. This year Patagonia will donate 100% of its global Black Friday sales to grassroots organizations working in local communities to protect our air, water and soil for future generations. These are small groups, often underfunded and under the radar, who work on the frontlines. The support we can provide is more important now than ever. For decades, Patagonia has demonstrated that caring for our planet is not in conflict with running a successful business. We are always looking for ways to reduce our manufacturing footprint, including our company’s reliance on fossil fuels. We also fund grassroots environmental organizations by giving away one percent of our sales. To date that amount is $74 million. But during a difficult and divisive time, we felt it was important to go further and connect more of our customers, who love wild places, with those fighting tirelessly to protect them. This we know: if we don’t act boldly, severe changes in climate, water and air pollution, extinction of species, and erosion of topsoil are certain outcomes. The threats facing our planet affect people of every political stripe, in every part of the country, of every demographic. We all stand to benefit from a healthy environment – and our children and grandchildren do, too. By getting active in communities, we can affect local change to protect the food we and our children eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe and the treasured places we love the most. And we can impact global priorities, too, by raising our voices to defend policies and regulations that will reduce carbon emissions, build a modern energy economy based on investment in renewables, and, most crucially, ensure the United States remains fully committed to the vital goals set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement. At Patagonia, we will grow and deepen our resolve to protect what we love. We will fight harder and smarter, and use every means at our disposal to prevail for the sake of the country, the planet and the wild places and creatures that need our voice. We are here and we’ll keep fighting.