It has returned once more! My annual outdoorsy gift guide is stuffed with all my favourite things for all your favourite people, from camping lasses and cliff-jumping lads to adventurous little ones. Plus there’s a mini roundup of socks. Because it’s not Christmas if you don’t get socks and a satsuma.
1. The Outsiders, £36.99 from Anthropologie
A beautifully designed book full of inspiring imagery and interviews from polar explorers, surf photographers and explorers. Be warned, it’ll make you itch for the wilderness.
PERFECT FOR: Arty types.
2. Paracord bracelet, £28.80 from Naimakka
A rather nice bracelet that unravels into a long length of tough paracord if you ever need it. Whip it out to tie stuff to your backpack, make a clothes line, fish with it or even make a splint for a broken ankle. Swedish Genius.
PERFECT FOR: Would-be explorers.
3. Clif bar, £1.34 from GoOutdoors
Being on the receiving end of many a post-run goodie bag means that I’ve tried most of the protein bars about, and Clif’s raisin and walnut is an absolute favourite. Delicious and perfect for a hit of energy on the trail.
PERFECT FOR: Sticking in stockings.
4. Romantic yeti jumper, £38 from Tipsy Elves
It’s a yeti! And he really likes you. This is one smooth abominable snowman, hey? Tipsy Elves are the purveyors of the best in bad taste and rather naughty Xmas jumpers that you’ll delight in upsetting your grandma with.
PERFECT FOR: Jazzing up your boyfriend.
5. Guerrilla Gardener Seedbomb, £5.99 from Not on the High Street
Make gardening hip with these dinky little bombs. They’re full of the seeds of hardy English plants that attract butterflies.
PERFECT FOR: Cool green-fingered mums.
6. Stag sweater, £30 from The Mute Collective
This elegant stag sweat is perfect if you don’t ‘do’ Christmas jumpers – the shiny nose is even removable, for wearing on post Boxing Day. Plus, it’s so soft and snuggly you’ll want to wear it all year.
PERFECT FOR: Your best friend.
7. Water bottles, £19.99 each from Sigg Switzerland
The world’s toughest water bottle has been reimagined for kids, starring the super cute Ruby and Max, intrepid travellers who are off to see the world. These may be meant for children but you’ll want to steal them for yourself.
PERFECT FOR: (not so) little ones.
8. Queen of the Mountain cycling jersey, £64 from Always Riding
King of the mountain? Pah! Climb those hills like a girl in this female-specific cut spotty jersey (complete with three deep pockets for storing your jelly babies).
PERFECT FOR: Your cycling-mad housemate.
9. Camping necklace, £14 from Etsy
Show off your love for the great outdoors with this rather adorable little wooden cutout bamboo pendant. I heart you, smelly old tent!
PERFECT FOR: Festival lovers.
10. Waterproof iPhone case, £74.99 from Lifedge
100% waterproof and shockproof, pop this amazing case on your iPhone and you can take it on any adventure. Whether you’re off muddy trail running, coasteering or just taking a selfies in the sea, it’ll protect your dog and bone from water and dirt and it looks great, too.
PERFECT FOR: Cliffjumping adrenaline junkies.
11. Petzl Tikkina head torch, £20 from Cotswold Outdoor
A no-nonsense, simple to use head torch, ideal for camping, evening trail running and nocturnal odd jobs.
PERFECT FOR: Hiking dads.
12. Sailing gift voucher, £59 from GirlsforSail
Girls For Sail offer female-only sailing courses in a friendly, relaxed environment. Redeemable everywhere from Cowes to the Caribbean, their gift vouchers are perfect for anyone who likes a new challenge.
PERFECT FOR: The girl who has everything.
13. Tank top, £19 from Longsands
These luxe, longtine tanks from cool northern label Longsands are perfect to stick on over a sports bra for climbing and yoga.
PERFECT FOR: Yoga bunnies.
14. Pompom beanie, £30 from Kubixl
Pick a hat design and a pompom from this cool kickstarted British brand and mix and match them to your heart’s content. Ideal for looking slick on the slopes.
PERFECT FOR: Little sisters.
15. Bellroy travel wallet, £99 from Lombres
A sleek, water-repellent wallet designed to keep out rain, snow, sand and grit. It holds a surprising amount of stuff – perfect for keeping passport and travel tickets safe.
PERFECT FOR: Sophisticated travellers.
16. ClimbOn moisture bar, £9.99 from Urban Rock.
Time on the rock face can really take it out of your hands, and climbing with ripped fingers is sheer hell. This chunky bar will sooth and heal nicks and tears with grapeseed oil and beeswax. Great for gardeners too.
PERFECT FOR: Your climbing buddy.
Uniqlo’s nifty Heattech technology captures and traps heat for toasty toes.
Sumptous goat mohair bedsocks and comfy, practical walking socks.
Stance at Roo’s Beach make cute, quirky socks in a rainbow of colours and patterns. I’m a fan of these long welly socks.
Totally waterproof, breathable and windproof socks adored by athletes and adventurers.
Nead more inspiration? Check out my Christmas gift guide 2013.