Christmas is just around the corner and even though stocking stuffers are the most underrated gifts of the holiday season, there’s nothing better than watching your loved ones discover exciting mini treasures stashed in their stocking on Christmas morning.
Still need some last minute stocking stuffer ideas to surprise your outdoorsy family members and friends with? We’ve got you covered.
Alpine Start Foods Premium Instant Coffee
We know what you’re thinking—instant coffee isn’t that exciting—until now. Alpine Start is a Boulder-based company creating full-bodied, delicious coffee that is the perfect kick-start to every outdoor adventure. Never again will you or your loved ones have to choke down charred sludge on your wilderness explorations.
$8.99/8 packets; alpinestartfoods.com
Devil’s Head Distillery Aquavit
Devil’s Head knows how to make a smooth spirit and the distillery’s popular Aquavit is the perfect gift for the adventurous adult beverage aficionado in your family. Never heard of Aquavit? You’re not alone. There are approximately 40 producers of this spirit total in the U.S., and only one in the state of Colorado. Aquavit is a clear liquor made in a similar fashion as gin. Instead of juniper, the botanicals that make up this beverage are caraway, anise, celery and dill. Try it in a Bloody Mary or sip is straight. And if Aquavit is a hit this Christmas, be sure to check out Devil’s Head’s newly-released Barrel Reserve ($65) at the distillery’s tasting room in Englewood, Colorado. $38; devilsheaddistillery.com
Topo Designs Dog Leash
We’re such big fans of Topo Designs, it’s hard to pick just one product from the Colorado company’s diverse line. We love their bags and color combinations, and the truth is, they have lots of great items for everyone on your Christmas list this year. But for a stuffable stocking gift, we suggest you check out their dog leash for your friend or family member who loves a fashion-forward Fido. All leashes from TOPO are handmade in the state of Colorado. $29; topodesigns.com
SPOT GEN3 Global Satellite GPS Messenger
If you have an avid adventurer in your family who likes to get off the grid, get them a gift that will also give you peace of mind. Spot does just that with the GEN3 Global Satellite GPS Messenger that tracks your GPS location to help adventurers stay in touch with the world, even when they venture off the beaten path. The GEN3 Global Sateliite GPS Messenger features multiple interval tracking options, text/email functionality and a great battery life. Better to have this on hand and never have an emergency than to find yourself (or your loved one) in a pickle without help. And, this stocking stuffer won’t break the bank. Spot is offering 50 percent-off instant holiday savings on the GEN3 and other safety devices throughout the month of December.
Regularly $149.99, on sale through December 31 for $75; findmespot.com
Sea to Summit X Series Camp Cookware Set
The X Mug, X Plate and X Bowl are a great gift for any camper in your family. This cookware set is collapsible, super lightweight and sports fun colors to boot. These three products will easily fit into your loved one’s backpack on whatever outdoor excursion that embark on next. $49.95; seatosummitusa.com
Mountain Standard Spirit Tank
This graphic tank has a wonderful relaxed fit that is sure to make your sister or mom jump for joy. Colorado-based artist, Adam Vicarel, created this design in a recent collaboration with Mountain Standard — an outdoor gear and apparel company that is currently expanding their line of products this season to include cool new items like a unisex down vest, and some sweet new utility winter gloves. Step into their flagship retail shop on Pearl Street in Boulder for some other last minute gift ideas.
Chocolove Almond Butter Cups Dark Chocolate
We know you’ve had other brands of nut butter cups before, but trust us when we tell you – Chocolove is doing these things right! Our favorite is the Almond Butter with dark chocolate, but they have other combos that are equally as delectable. Pick some up for yourself as well as the stockings. $20.40/case of 12 two cup packs; chocolove.com
Do you have a coffee addict on your stocking list? This might be their new favorite invention. The Nanopresso is a portable espresso machine made for outdoor enthusiasts on the go. You can make your favorite espresso wherever you are. There’s even a mini version that saves you another $20 on this cute gift. $79.90; wacaco.com
Small but mighty, the LifeProof Aquaponics AQ9 speaker is the perfect stocking stuffer for that outdoor adventurer that just can’t leave the tunes at home. This speaker is waterproof, dirt-proof, snow-prof and drop-prof and features a 16-hour battery, a carry-on clip, bluetooth capability, excellent sound and a built-in mic that works as a speakerphone. $99.99; lifeproof.com
Noso Patches Lil’ Bits
If you have someone on your list who’s puffy is always moulting feathers, gift them with a pack of Noso Patches Lil’ Bits — super cute patches that add a little function and fashion to any jacket with a tear. Noso offers a handful of fun designs and sizes, but we love the Lil’ Bits pack which includes an assortment of hearts, lightning bolts and star patches. $9.99; nosopatches.com
Sure, socks aren’t the most glamorous gift to give for Christmas, but they sure are practical! Help your loved ones achieve all-day comfort and up their sock game with a pair of fun and functional socks from Darn Tough’s Buck Wild collection. Available in a variety of colorful prints and designs, and levels of cushioning, Darn Tough socks are kind of the perfect stocking stuffer this season. $20 – $26; darntough.com