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Holiday Gifts for the Outdoor Adventure Lover On Your List

Holiday Gifts for the Outdoor Adventure Lover

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This all-terrain and all-weather gear will please the toughest adventurer. Whether she's getting out to her favorite campsite or coming home to recover, these gifts will have her in nature-loving bliss.

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Merrell All Out Crush Tough Mudder Shoes

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Trail runners and hikers alike will jump for these Tough Mudder–ready kicks. Waterproof upper, shock absorption, pinwheel lugs for traction, drainage ports—these sneakers will push through the hardest obstacles and then some. ($100; merrell.com)

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Garmin Vívosmart HR Activity Tracker

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Whether you're hiking, biking, or out for a run, this tracker will display all the crucial stats you're looking for: steps, distance, calories burned, and floors climbed. It even monitors your activity intensity and heart rate (no annoying chest strap required). When you're wearing it to work in the great indoors, you'll be nudged with vibration reminders to stay more active throughout the day. Plus, you can discreetly read your texts (as well as receive call, email, calendar, and social media alerts) without whipping out your smartphone. ($150; garmin.com)

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High Sierra Backpack In a Bottle

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Who knew a 15-liter backpack could fit inside a 1-liter bottle? This is the ideal stowaway option for the packing-savvy traveler, and it weighs less than a pound. ($19; highsierra.com)

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Origins Feel Good Candle

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Get an earth-friendly candle for your earth-loving friend. Pine, spruce, and orange scents in a recycled bottle will bring nature to them, and for every candle sold, a tree is planted. Eco-friendly investment: check. ($34; origins.com)

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Hydro Flask Food Flask

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Don't sweat a thing with this portable canteen—it'll keep your soup warm or ice cream cold for a full day, no matter when you set up camp. ($35; rei.com)

(P.S. Here's the glamping gear you need for your next camping trip.)

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Amazon Tap Bluetooth Speaker

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This portable Bluetooth speaker from Amazon connects with Spotify and Pandora, and its Alexa Voice activation can even read you the news or the weather. Nine hours of playback time means you're set for the evening for music around the campfire (and that one guy doesn't have to bring out his guitar). ($130; amazon.com)

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Big Agnes Circle O Scarf and Brooks Drift Running Gloves

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When a sweater knit doesn't cut it, this down scarf means business for an extra layer. Water-repellent DownTek will keep the snow or rain from seeping in, and the continuous loop won't unravel when you're braving the elements. ($50; bigagnes.com).

These gloves pull double duty during your winter runs. The tech-tipped thumb and index finger help you stay connected without losing precious heat, and the windproof mitt covers keep your digits protected, rain or shine. ($50; brooksrunning.com)

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SOREL Cozy Cate Boot

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You won't want to kick off these snow boots when you hit the office. Their subdued treads stop slips and the plush quilted nylon upper seals out the slush. Pair them with leggings or skinny jeans to wear the season's signature color right. ($140; sorel.com)

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GoPro HERO5 Session

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GoPro is now hands-free, so you can clip it on and never look back. It records in stunning 4K video with the most advanced stabilization, and this waterproof version holds up no matter what extreme sport your girl has taken up lately. ($300; gopro.com)

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Belif Don't Be Flaky Gift Set

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Any outdoor adventurer knows that dry skin comes with the territory. But thanks to this holiday skin care trio of Korean Beauty essentials (including a moisturizing bomb, Hungarian water essence, and eye cream) made with natural oils and herbs, skin will stay super hydrated and moisturized for 26 hours. ($38; sephora.com)

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Canon PowerShot G9 X

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Your stunning travels deserve proper documentation, and this slim but powerful Canon has it all in a small package. 20.2 megapixels, a powerful DIGIC 6 processor, 3x zoom lens, and a Star Mode mean that yes, you can finally capture the night sky. Built in Wi-Fi lets you share on Instagram in no time, too. ($480; canon.com)

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Parks Project Grand Canyon Sunset Sleeveless Muscle Tank and 90 Degree by Reflex Camo Legging

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This super-soft knit muscle tank looks cool and supports educational and volunteer programs to Grand Canyon National Park. ($36; parksproject.us)

Pair it with these comfy camo leggings to complete the outdoorsy look. ($45; 90degreebyreflex.com)

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Herschel Supply Co. Mammoth Backpack

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Lightweight and made from a water-resistant nylon fabric, this backpack is made for hitting the trails. It looks minimal from the outside but includes plenty of storage for all of your essentials, plus a zippered storage sleeve with a stowable ripstop rain cover so you're prepared for an unexpected change in weather. ($100; shop.herschelsupply.com)

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Pinky Up Glass Tea Infuser Mug

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For tea lovers who want to get outside, home brewing no longer holds you back. Head out the door and get your sips in with this travel infuser mug. It'll keep your drink warm and has a detachable strainer and infuser for any loose leaves. ($28; pinkyuptea.com)

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Palais Des Thés Tasting Set

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Let that mug-fanatic friend of yours go global with her tea tastes this holiday with these 10 vials from all over the world. Discover sip-worthy favorites: green tea from China, oolong from Taiwan, or black tea from Sri Lanka. ($55; palaisdethes.com)

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UncommonGoods Cork Globe

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Spark your globetrotting friend's wanderlust this holiday. She can mark her places traveled or plot out her dream destinations for the future with this pushpin cork globe. ($48; uncommongoods.com)

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The North Face Connector Jacket

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This is your all-winter sport jacket, a key investment for anyone who regularly hits the slopes or spends time in the snow. It's waterproof, windproof, and insulated with a relaxed fit that won't hold you back on those black diamonds. The internal goggle pocket comes in clutch, as do the handwarmer pockets. ($180; thenorthface.com)

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Hangar 1 Fog Point Vodka

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This 'environmentally-friendly' vodka is actually made from fog caught in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it a conversation-starter your adventure-loving foodie friend will surely appreciate. ($125; hangarone.com

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Cairn Subscription Box and Pendleton Blanket

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Give the gift of Pendleton warmth with this wool blanket, and let your intrepid friend get surprised every month with Cairn's monthly outdoor product subscription box. All in all a camper's delight. ($40, Marshalls stores nationwide; $25, getcairn.com)

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Sweaty Betty Mountain Top Seamless Ski Base Layer and Leggings

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Gift this seamless ski base layer to the girl who hits the slopes from dawn till dusk. The merino blend is sweat-wicking and quick-drying, and the statement print on the top ($105; sweatybetty.com) and bottoms ($105; sweatybetty.com) is sure to turn heads in the lodge afterward.

Want to be a better skier? This 30-day outdoor circuit training challenge will amp up your adventure game.

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Canada Goose Aviator Hat

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This Canada Goose favorite is a winter necessity for intrepid types heading into the wild (or to and from the studio, too). It's ultra-durable and water-resistant with coyote fur visor and ear flaps to block out the wind. ($250; canadagoose.com)

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REI Special Edition Flash 18 Pack

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An ultra-lightweight pack is the perfect gift for the frequent hiker. Utilize the daisy chain and water reservoir, or turn it inside out to convert it into a stuff sack when you want to add it into your overnight bag instead. ($40; rei.com)

Up next: 16 Hiking Gear Essentials for Your Next Adventure

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Orvis Sweater-Fleece Field Jacket

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For your most practical outdoorswoman, utility and comfort combine in this field jacket. Plenty of pockets, a drawcord for custom fit, and quick-drying fleece means she'll be set whether she's fly-fishing or spending a day in the park. ($139; orvis.com)

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Day Designer Intention Day Planner

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Type A adventurers rejoice! This day designer serves as your portable agenda to keep you organized at all times. Set your goals, write in your upcoming trips and fitness plans, use prompts for to-do lists, and keep motivated with inspirational quotes. ($59; daydesigner.com)

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Under Armour Assist Sunglasses

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The lenses on these Wayfarer-style sunglasses do more than just look cool: They repel water and resist scratching, smudging, and staining for optimal athletic performance, and they're super strong and durable. They're also comfy and stable enough to be worn all day no matter what outdoor adventure you're up to. ($90; underarmour.com)

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Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer

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Get adventurous in the kitchen and finally whip up those spiralized recipes you've been threatening to try out all year. This standing version can do everything from curly fries to angel hair zoodles. ($50; williams-sonoma.com)

(May we also suggest seven creative combinations for spiralized vegetables?)

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Caudalie Mask Trio

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Your outdoorsy friend can only benefit from three-pronged skin protection from the elements. Use the glycolic peel to smooth and correct dark spots, the detox mask for drawing out toxins and minimizing pores, and the moisturizing mask to fight dry skin overnight. Bring it on, campfire. ($39; sephora.com) (Psst: Here are the best face masks to solve every skin problem.)

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Patagonia Women's Better Sweater Fleece Vest

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Your core is covered with this sweater knit and fleece zip vest, with a contouring fit that won't box you out while keeping you warm. Oh, and check out the interior pockets so you can stash your ski pass (or beer money) when you vacation this season. ($99; patagonia.com)

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Altra Provision 3.0 Trail Running Sneakers

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Packed with technology, this multipurpose sneaker is designed to keep your foot in a natural position with just the right amount of arch support for comfort and speed. If you are hitting the trails, the cushioning and stability in the heel will ensure a smooth landing on uneven terrain. ($120; altrarunning.com)

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Corkcicle Waterman Canteen

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Even if you're out in the hot sun all day, your drink will stay ice cold for up to 25 hours (or hot for up to 12) thanks to the triple-insulated stainless steel. The durable finish (which comes in six colors), easy-grip flat sides, and no-slip bottom are the icing on top. ($30; corkcicle.com)

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