Want to outfit the bros in your life with stuff they don’t know they need? Dig into our annual gift guide for him. And, dudes, remember that your lady friends love gear, too. Pick from this list, wrap and give.

HIS: Get Creative

Feral Mountain Backcountry Journal

Denver’s hip Feral Mountain Co. retail store launched into making its own products (via an Indiegogo campaign) with this beautiful leather journal meant to encourage creativity—be it writing love poems or sketching mountain tops or taking notes on climbing routes—out in the wild away from electronics and screens. $45; indiegogo.com

HERS: Say What?!

Sound Huggle Headphones

These soft and cozy bluetooth headphones are a warm way to stay tuned in while out in cold temps.Plus, they fold easily into a daypack or work bag. Available in red, gray, or charcoal. $117; soundhuggle.com

HIS: Always a Winner

EuroSock Ski Sock Supreme

You can never go wrong buying guys socks (yes, because their feet stink them out so quickly). These comfy socks even cut down on that stink. Amen. $25; eurosock.com

HERS: Cuddle On the Go

Kammok Firebelly Trail Quilt

Snuggle up under the winter stars
with this cozy, down-filled layer, or take it on your next hut trip to throw over sleeping bags for extra warmth. $199; kammok.com

HIS: Solid Underfoot

Bogs Workman

Able to shuck the messiest slush and tromp in deep snow, these sturdy winter boots prove multi-functional for everything from shoveling the driveway to chilling with beers on the A-Basin Beach. $150; bogsfootwear.com

HERS: Vision Quest

Toms Women’s Sunglasses

Toms provides eye exams, glasses and sight-saving surgery to those in need when you gift a pair of their stylish sunglasses. Try the Yvette or Beachmaster lines for versatile on-off trail style. $140; toms.com

HIS: Surprise Him

Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Hoodie

Yes, he thinks Lulu is for women. He’ll change his tune when he puts on this comfy anti-stink hoodie shirt that serves as everything from ski baselayer to bike commuting standby to the perfect option for long plane rides. $98; shop.lululemon.com

HERS: Always a Winner

Giesswein Yukon Houseshoes

A pair of these boiled wool indoor-outdoor shoes keep toes toasty warm, while perfectly molding to each foot’s contours. They’re lightweight, breathable and unbelievably comfortable. $98; giesswein-usa.com

HIS: Cozy Up Commuter

Shimano Transit Fleece Jersey

Tech-centric bike brand Shimano also makes some functional yet surprisingly stylish apparel. This warm fleece will be your bike commuter’s new best friend. $85; shimano-lifestylegear.com

HERS: Fly the Flannel

Flylow Brigitte Tech Flannel

Wear it on the trail or out-and-about. This year-round mountain staple is a no-brainer. Made to look like flannel but wearing like poly, it’s well cut and breathable, an instant favorite. $90; flylowgear.com

HIS: Share the Goods

Breckenridge Bourbon Whiskey

Combining bourbon distilled in Summit County and Kentucky, this tasty hootch is a gift to share by a warm fire or out of a flask out in the wilds. $32-$80; breckenridge


HERS: Head Case

Chaos Tafta Beanie

This large-knit, fleece-lined hat is just one of dozens of cute new designs from Chaos. Check out their website for an array of colors and flare from pompoms to furry ear flaps.$24; chaoshats.com

HIS: Light and Warm

Montbell Frost Smoke Parka

A perfect combination of light weight and insulating warmth make this 800-fill-goose-down technical puffy a shell that will see a lot of use—whether he throws it on while belaying, stashes it along as an emergency mid-layer or takes it brew-pub hopping in Denver. $259; montbell.us

HERS: Core Comfort 

Lululemon Down For A Run Vest

This form-fitting down-filled vest keeps you warm at the core but cooled and energized at the same time. With a stash pocket in the back, it’s perfect for winter running, hiking or ski touring. $148; lululemon.com

HIS: Turn It Up

Braven BRV-XXL

Built for outdoor use, this beast of a portable bluetooth speaker brings the party anywhere his van life takes him. Clean, powerful sound distinguishes it from similar models. $300; braven.com  

HERS: And Share Alike

Wood’s Alpine Rye Whiskey

Hand crafted at a micro-distillery in Salida, Colorado, from a mixture of malt-rye and barley, this classic is aged in oak for a rich, spicy flavor. Wood’s only produced 1,000 bottles so grab it while you still can. $50; woodsdistillery.com