Ho Ho Ho… Merry Christmas!
After the year we’ve all had, let’s take a collective deep breath and roll into the Festive Season with that great Aussie spirit. Supply chains are looking a whole lot better than this time last year, but the posties and couriers are under the pump!
Take the angst out of your Christmas to-do list and get those online orders in early. Here’s our roundup of holiday gift ideas for all the outdoorsy people in your life:
It’s the go-anywhere, use it for anything, lighting solution! With a magnetic back and durable elastic strap, your mate can attach this lantern to a tackle box, a tent pole, the wall of the shed, or under the bonnet of a car if they’re the tinkering type. It’s got 4 light modes – including the bug-reducing orange light, an inbuilt rechargeable battery, and offers up to 6-hours of run-time on high. No wonder these lights have become so popular!
You don’t have to be a dedicated camper to reap the benefits of this Aussie Made Firewood Carrier!
Blacksmith Camping Supplies is exclusive to Snowys and each prototype undergoes scrupulous testing before any products hit the market! Plenty of people have used their Firewood Carrier for carting logs inside for the wood heater at home. Whether it’s for your camping mate or a gift for your partner, this baby will comfortably carry more than the average individual can lift.
Made in France from corrosion-resistant stainless steel, these knives have durable beech wood handles and make an ideal gift for anyone who appreciates quality. This kit includes a cutting board and a mircofibre towel that doubles as a travel pouch to keep everything together. Pair this gift with the Explorer Box that includes RIEDEL wine glasses for the ultimate cellar door experience, wherever, whenever!
It’s compact, it’s portable, and it’s a great gift for someone special. The Ozpig can be set up in a small courtyard, on a deck, front lawn, or even packed up and taken along for the weekend camping trip. The lucky recipient can use their Pig as it comes, or they can explore their cooking repertoire by adding any of the optional compatible accessories. From personal experience we can highly recommend the Rotisserie Kit and the Smoker – Yum!
Constructed from closed-cell polyethylene foam, this pad has a three-panel design so it can be folded and packed away super easily. Your hiking buddy can strap it to their pack, or stash it in the side pocket, and then pull it out to save their butt from the rocky ground. Perfect for hikers, MTB, gardeners, or anyone in need of some lightweight cushioning on the go.
It’s a gift for the overnight or multi-day hiker in your life that needs a complete cooking system when they’re adventuring. This set nests together and includes the ultra-lightweight Furno Stove, two hard anodised aluminium pots – the smaller of which can double as a lid, bowl, or cup. Plus, a canister stabiliser, pot scourer, and mesh storage bag. This gift will definitely win you brownie points!
This power bank is durable yet lightweight and provides 2.5 hours of charge time for smartphones, cameras, or lights. There’s a couple of USB-A ports and one USB-C for some serious power delivery. It’s compatible with other BioLite products so if your hiking brother, sister, partner, or mate, wants to complete their off-grid system, then they can team it with a solar panel and never run out of juice!
There are many keen hikers here at Team Snowys and those who don’t already have the Chair One in their pack, have it on their wishlist!
Helinox leads the way when it comes to innovative equipment and every hiker swoons over this lightweight yet strong hiking chair. It features durable nylon hubs and a frame that’s designed to flex slightly for greater comfort. This compact and collapsible chair weighs under 1kg and isn’t just for hikers, but is equally loved by bike and motorcycle tourers, kayakers, and anyone who appreciates good quality gear!
Ledlenser do lights and they do them mighty well! They specialise in high performance LED flashlights and headlamps, and are among the world’s leaders in their field. Not too shabby for a couple of blokes the bank rejected in the early days, eh?
This P3 Flashlight is already gift boxed so if you’re not into wrapping you could just about get away with sticking one of those pre-made bow things on it and, Bob’s your uncle, it’s ready for Chrissy Day. Seriously though, this tiny torch packs a punch with a beam distance of 60-metres and has a keyring attachment so Uncle Bob can either carry it around, or stash it in the console of his 4WD. Winner winner, chicken dinner!
Choose between a canvas top or a clear PVC top and that adventure-loving, coffee-slurping human, is going to worship you for life! With this bag, they can keep all their brewing essentials together in one grab-n-go solution. Or, you can go all out and pack it for them with our range of portable coffee makers, coffee, and travel mugs.
This essential bit of gear is massively underrated, but we give it a unanimous thumbs-up! Such a simple yet effective concept, the Scrubba Wash Bag is water efficient and does a really good job at cleaning clothes. This kit includes inflatable hangers, a clothesline, a microfibre towel, and a packing cell that keeps all the bits together when they’re not in use. This gift isn’t just for the 4WD or caravan tourer in your life, but also backpackers and travellers who need a simple laundry solution when they’re on the road!
They are available in 7-inch or 9-inch and make a dream gift for the open-road tourer. Built to last in the toughest conditions, these lights use a combination beam made up of nineteen 5W genuine Lumileds LED chips and Hard Korr’s precision-engineered reflector. Whether it’s solely from you or a group present with a bunch of family chipping in, these driving lights are the bomb!
These binos are just the thing for kids to experience the world around them through another lens! They’re designed just for rug-rats with a rubberised contour grip, and come with a neckstrap, and carry pouch. Whether it’s around home, a local walk, or camping in the bush, these will create a sense of wonder and curiosity in little adventurers!
From insulated stainless steel to BPA, BPS and BPF-free plastic, 350ml or 400ml, plus come in a huge choice of colours and fun designs. These bottles are leak-proof and spill-proof, easy to clean, and suitable for little ones aged 3 and over. There are also replaceable bite valves and straws available so you know that this bottle will be loved and used for a long time. Jump ahead of the back-to-school rush and pop one of these under the tree.
You don’t even need a tree for this hammock, nor do you need a big backyard or campsite. With the frame included, this chillax zone could just about be set up in a kid’s bedroom. Any child will be stoked to receive one of these for Christmas and whether it’s used for hours of fun* with siblings, or for a quiet reading nook, what better way is there to see out the summer holidays than lazing in a hammock?
*We say ‘fun’ but all of us adults know that sometimes… ‘what starts in fun ends in tears’ so, maybe one for each kid? 😉
Show us a kid who doesn’t have a ball using a walkie-talkie and we’ll give you a million bucks! Nah, just joshing, but the TX667 UHF CB Handheld Radio from GME makes a terrific gift for adventurous kids – especially older ones who like to go off exploring with others when you’re camping in a group.
Parents can relax while kids have their independence and a quick check-in radio call is all that’s needed for peace of mind. These radios are practically bombproof and are brilliant for when there’s no mobile signal. Even younger ones can have a bit of fun around camp hiding behind trees at opposite ends, or in different tents conducting secret conversations. What’s more, GME actually make rip-snorting radios and this one is a great entry-level option for adults too.
That’s the roundup folks, what’s your pick this year? If you still can’t decide, check out more Christmas pressie ideas, here.
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