A Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Don’t know what to get for that special outdoor gal? We suggest these instant heart (and body) warmers with style, sustainable materials, technical features and artisan flare.

Give Her Some Grounding:


No more cold toes. These winter hikers were built to endure the seasonal obstacles of mud, slush and snow on the trail. A Gore-Tex membrane keeps out the wet, Duratherm insulation ensures your feet stay toasty and Vibram Icetrek soles dig into those slippery (and snowy) surfaces. $150; thenorthface.com

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Snuggle up, anywhere:

Rumpl Blanket

Cozy up indoors or outdoors with the Rumpl. It’s made to endure harsh temperatures, repel water, and resist stains—just like your favorite sleeping bag. It’s beautiful enough to throw over your everyday bed, too, with stitching inspired by patterns found in rock. Bonus: Don’t fret over spilled hot chocolate. It’s machine washable. $65; gorumpl.com


Leggings Rule:

Lole Shock Leggings

A girl can never have too many leggings. These will quickly become a favorite with their super soft performance fabric and figure-flattering waistband. Choose from wear-anywhere black, gray and white or eye-popping jewel-tone colors. $80; lolewomen.com


She can pull off a shacket, too:

Stio Women’s Buckhorn Bonded Flannel Shirt

Borrowing your boyfriend’s flannel is back. Only you don’t have to borrow it. And it’s made to fit your figure comfortably wherever you go—indoors or out. Stio’s design upgrades the classic long-sleeved flannel shirt with microfleece insulation and nylon to increase warmth and durability. Just don’t call it Grunge. $165; stio.com

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Understand How She Accessorizes:

Skida Cascade Knit Cowl

Handmade in Nepal with 100-percent cashmere yarn, this versatile piece layers perfectly with dress-ups or sportswear. It’s available in classic bold colors, such as charcoal or navy, or softer colors, including heather, tea rose and teal. $148; shopskida.com

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Warm Her Heart:

J&L Distilling Fyr

Add flavor and warmth to holiday cocktails with Fyr, craft-distilled with herbs and spices. Mix with warm apple cider or spicy chai (we like Bhakti), or with fresh-pressed ginger and sparkling water or ginger beer. It’s hand-crafted in local J&L’s distillery, just off east Pearl Street here in Boulder, Colorado. $35; jldistilling.com

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Schuss and smootch?

Salomon Equipe 8 Vitane

A friend once described skate skiing as “the mountain biking of winter.” She was right. These light, flexible graceful skis offer endless hours of heart-pumping workouts punctuated by blissful, whooshing descents. We like that. $200-$300; salomon.com


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