Looking for gift inspiration for your travel loving, outdoor going, camp crazy mates – or mate-etts?! There are some great adventure products available including some ‘must have’ survival tools that we love and use! With Christmas fast approaching we have done the hard work for you and listed our top gift ideas for your adventurous family and friends. Jump online and order them today to receive them in time for Chrissy.
The Life Straw is a personal water filter that removes 99.9% of harmful bacteria, allowing you to drink safely directly from a creek, lake or any water source. It’s light weight, simple to use and one of our ‘must haves’ to carry in our kit when out in nature. You simply place the straw into the water and drink!!
If you know someone who likes to go on bush walks or camping adventures then this is a must-have item for them and a gift that may just save a life one day. Also available is the Life Straw Go Bottle which is a similar concept but you just fill up the water bottle first, then drink through the inbuilt filter straw.
2. Fire Steel / Flint
This Fire Steel/Flint allows you to light a fire simply by striking the steel and metal scraper together to generate sparks. We have learnt to never rely on a lighter or matches when out in the elements as they can easily become damaged or useless when they get wet. This simple little item is another must-have for your adventure kit.
If you know someone who is serious about bushcraft or spending time outdoors then the perfect gift for them as a multi-use knife can come in very handy! Made from high carbon stainless steel it features an emergency whistle, a mildew resistant sheath that also includes a diamond sharpener-ensuring the blade is always sharp and ready for action, as well as a fire steel so you can start a fire.
For something a little tamer, the Gerber Bear Grylls Pocket Multi-Tool is also a great little gift featuring a fine edge blade, Phillips and Slot head drivers and a bottle opener.
If you are keen on Four Wheel Driving or Caravanning these little handheld UHF radios are a great accessory to have. Perfect for convoys with your mates or assisting in reversing your caravan into a tight spot, these little green radios work great. They charge via 12V or 240V and provide up to 17 hours battery life. They have saved our butts a few times, especially when we had our ‘bridge-uation’ situation in the heart of Melbourne recently.
Every fisherman or fisherwoman needs to look the part in a Fishing Shirt as well as be protected from the sun. There are some great looking ones available. We also love the kids range available in sizes 4 to 7 (tip: the kids sizes are on the small side- Ziggy our 2 year old wears a size 4 and it fits him well).
Who doesn’t like lazing around in a Hammock ?! They just scream ‘relax’ don’t they?! We love our hammock and take it everywhere with us when travelling and what a great gift they would make.
We love our Stand Up Paddle Board. This board is soft, super easy to use, safe and sooo fun! Our board is called the Waimea (10ft long), and we just love it. It’s great for all the family and we can actually sit all 4 of us on it!! There is also loads more fun water sports ideas available to suit everyone.
Head torches are a great gift for any caravanner or camping enthusiast. Rob seriously loves his head torch and NEVER goes away without it! Our mini blondies also love their kids head torches, nighttime nature spotting has never been so much fun!
This is a great little lightweight and compact pocket ground sheet. Made from waterproof durable ripstop and featuring weighted corners it simply folds into its own compact bag with carabiner clip. It’s the perfect gift for those who like to ‘rough it’ and sleep outdoors with no tent… or travelling families who love picnics, camping, a day at the beach and even a music festival or two!
This one is for the serious adventurer! Do you know someone who regularly heads out into the far reaches of the bush for a hiking adventure, or takes their boat out into the vast oceans surrounding Australia? If they were to run into any trouble a PLB will allow them to signal Emergency Services and be rescued quickly via their GPS location! There is a wide range of PLB models so you may want to shop around for one that suits best, it is an ideal companion for those who want peace of mind when heading out into remote locations.
Have you heard of Goal Zero? They are the answer to your personal solar power needs. They also make heaps of cool battery powered gadgets like led lights, portable speakers and power packs. These can be charged via Solar, USB, AC and DC, they are portable, lightweight and it’s definitely worth checking out their full range of products as they’d make a great gift for any outdoorsy gadget lover.
More Gift Inspiration:
If you need more inspiration here are a few more adventure inspired goodies that make a great gift:
Portable BBQ, Travel Wallet, Multi Tool, Travel pack, Bluetooth Speaker, Camps Australia Wide 9 Book, Survival Handbook, Caravanning with kids accessories, adventure plates or mugs, …or simply if you
want to be lazy let them choose themselves – a Gift Card from an adventure store is ALWAYS going to be a winner.
We hope this list is helpful and inspires some great gifts for your loved ones.
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