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2016 Holiday Buyer's Guide for the Conscientious Adventurer

Updated: Feb 13, 2019

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#7 T-Shirts

Seems almost too simple, but it is actually really hard to give a bad t-shirt! We recommend making the most of your money by looking for a company with high environmental and social standards or one that supports a cause that is shared by the giftee!  TIP: Read the

companies "About Us" to find out what they really stand for!

National Park T-Shirt

Some of our favs:



Threads 4 Thought 


Patagonia Puff

#6 Gear

Gear is a tough one, but there are so so many blogs that have tackled the research for you like Backpackers Magazine's "2016 Holiday Gift Guide" or Clever Hiker's "100 Great Gifts for Backpacking, Hiking and Camping".  Just to make gear giving even harder, many companies use down that was plucked from live animals, they use harsh chemicals in manufacturing or they do not support public lands or sustainability with their profits.  Make sure and do your research!  TIP: Buy used! There are so many amazing products floating around in local gear consignment shops, Patagonia's Worn Wear, or on Amazon's Warehouse Deals!

Some of our favs:

Feathered Friends



My Trail Co

Yosemite National Park In Winter

#5 Guided Tours and Adventures

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