The great outdoorsy Christmas gift guide 2013

Oh man I love Christmas. I love all the fairy lights and walks in the snow and novelty jumpers and attempting to drink my own body weight in glühwein. I do not, however, like the crazy shopping frenzies of late December, which is why I am making you a lovely gift guide now – snap up all these beauties for the outdoorsy girls and guys on your list and you can be all smug for the rest of the festivities.

xmas gift guide

1. Rockfish wellingtons in Matte Racing Green, £59.99 from Rockfish
You just can’t go on crisp Christmas day walks without a nice new pair of wellies, right? If they are classic green boots by my new favourite brand, Rockfish, then even better.
PERFECT FOR: Countryside-dwelling mothers

2. Kendel mint cake, £1.17 from GO Outdoors
The calorific, minty white treat was taken by captain Scott on his epic polar adventure, so you’re in good snacking company. Perfect for a sugar hit after a tough day on the mountain.
PERFECT FOR: Filling stockings

3. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Backpack, £57.50 from The Sporting Lodge
I have a huge style crush on Fjallraven backpacks, and this sunny yellow stunner is a no-brainer for cycle trips, wintery rambles or just looking the business on the tube.
PERFECT FOR: Outdoors-loving hipster mates

4. Billabong Anabelle cardigan, £50 from Billabong
Billabong’s gorgeous autumn/winter Bright Chill lookbook is my fashion bible for snow days – wrap yourself in their colourful cardigan to cheer up the greyest skies.
PERFECT FOR: Fashion-conscious sisters

5. Colourblock Stance Socks, £12.99 from Roo’s Beach
I can’t bear to take these cosy sock-shaped wonders from surfy lifestyle site Roo’s Beach off my feet. Ideal for fireside toe toasting after a hard day on the pistes.
PERFECT FOR: Après-ski fans

6. Enamel mug, £7.50 from Falcon Roo’s Beach
Tie one of these beautiful tin cups to your rucksack straps when you’re off camping – they make tea made from spring water taste even better, if that’s possible.
PERFECT FOR: Festival-obsessed friends

7. Small Trekker Kelly Kettle, £35.95 from Kelly Kettle
These tin storm kettles are the nicest bit of camping kit ever. They heat up water over a twig and kindling fire and make you a cup of woodsmoke-scented coffee in minutes.
PERFECT FOR: The camper who has everything

8. ASOS wolf print shirt, £28 from ASOS
Buy this wolf and igloo printed shirt for an outdoorsy boy and then steal it for yourself. It’ll look smashing layered with leggings and a chunky cream jumper on Christmas Day.
PERFECT FOR: Boyfriends

9. Olloclip 4-in-1 iPhone lens, £69.99 from Olloclip
My new obsession. This handy little clip-on for your smart phone has four interchangeable mini lenses, including a fisheye, wide-angle and two macros, making it the perfect pocket companion for travel or sports trips. Watch out for my full review, coming soon.
PERFECT FOR: Techie sports nuts

10. Deer and gemstone necklace, £60 from Zalando
Ridiculous and yet so beautiful. Wear this ‘Bambi in jewels’ creation around your neck for fairytale fashion cred.
PERFECT FOR: Kitsch lovers

11. Backcountry ski and snowboard packs, from £61.16 from Orion
Off on a quest for the perfect tree-dodging powder run? Carry your skis or your board on your back with Orion’s visionary snowsports packs. They’re comfy, hard wearing and have plenty of space for essential extras. Like chocolate biscuits.
PERFECT FOR: Powder junkies

12. Bluffer’s active box set, £19.99 from Bluffers
The Bluffer’s guides are minefields of information that manage to be heavy on both facts and extreme hilarity. The perfect little gift for anyone off on their first ski trip or about to lose their hiking virginity.
PERFECT FOR: Sporty know-it-alls

13. Emery lace boot in Brindle, £75 from Merrell
Not sure what to ask Santa for? These babies may look suedey and soft but they are also very happy stomping through fields and partaking in snowball fights. And they’ll see you through the winter like a boss.
PERFECT FOR: Putting on your Christmas list

14. Toadstool night light, £3.95 from Dotcomgiftshop
This adorable light-up toadstool glows a warm yellow, costs under a fiver and makes a cute stocking filler for little ones who dream of sleeping in the woods. Awwww.
PERFECT FOR: Secret Santa for kids

15. Roxy hot fudge navajo bag, £45 from Roo’s Beach
I take this stunner of a patterned bag everywhere – its Mary Poppins-style proportions mean I can magically cart about a camera, climbing shoes and a huge jumper in its cavernous depths. Oh, and it’s named after a pudding, so you know you’re on to a winner.
PERFECT FOR: Your best friend

16. Water-To-Go filter bottle £24.95 from Water-To-Go
These bottles are absolutely genius. Fill up with water from any freshwater source and it’ll filter out impurities so that it’s safe to drink. They’re saving the planet too, by reducing how many plastic bottles you buy. Perfect for travellers who like to stray far from civilisation.
PERFECT FOR: Gap year-bound brothers