Who says you can't be fashionable and outdoorsy at the same time? With these gifts, the stylish woman in your life can do just that.
Urbanears Active Hellas
The Urbanears Active Hellas headphones make a smart gift for the lady who needs her headphones to keep up with her intense workouts. Completely wireless with a Bluetooth connection, she can adjust the sound, change songs, and answer a call by swiping or tapping the ear-cup. For extra sweaty workouts, she can simply remove and wash the headband and ear cushions. And with an impressive 14 hours of playtime, these headphones can accompany her for a solid week of intense workouts before needing a recharge.
Urbanears.com | Active Hellas $120
Griffin Technology Uptown Band for Fitbit Flex
The gift with a perfect balance of style and utility for the active woman in your life. The Uptown Band is a gorgeous leather double-wrap band that discreetly holds her Fitbit Flex in a snap-closure pocket while allowing the screen to remain visible for activity tracking throughout the day. The Fitbit Flex is sold separately from the Uptown Band.
griffintechnology.com | Uptown Band $34.99
Skinit Tech Skins
Is she still looking for that perfect skin or case for her new iPhone 7? Skinit has literally hundreds of cases and vinyl skins to choose from including designs from National Geographic. The best gift: be creative and design a custom skin from that photo she took during your latest epic adventure. Custom iPhone skins stat at just under $20.
skinit.com | Tech Skins Prices Vary
Toad&Co Amelia Slouch Beanie
Every girl needs a favorite winter beanie. She’ll adore the sweet, slouchy shape and the cozy inner micro-fleece headband. Made from 80% lambswool, it’s naturally warm, soft and machine-washable.
toadandco.com | Amelia Slouch Beanie $42
Smartwool Built Up Beehive Over the Knee Sock
If you have a woman in your life that loves her tall boots, you can bet she will swoon over a killer pair of boot socks. We searched arduously for the ultimate knee-high sock and here it is from Smartwool. The length of the sock is fitted and the toe is seamless to accommodate slim-fitting tall boots. The sweater-knit top serves the dual purpose of keeping her knees toasty and adding a little explosion of panache.
smartwool.com | Built Up Beehive Sock $27.95
Trilipiderm Moisturizer with SPF 30
If you’re reading this right now, it’s because you have a lady in your life that likes to be outdoors. And even on those chilly winter afternoons, a day in the mountains can cause unexpected sunburns. Show her you care about her health and drop a bottle of (paraben free) Trilipiderm SPF 30 moisturizer in her stocking. The 3oz bottle is the perfect size for throwing in a jacket pocket. And rest assured, Trilipiderm does not test on animals.
trilipiderm.com | Moisturizer $17.95
Peekaboos Ponytail Hat
The Peekaboos Ponytail Hat isn’t the first ponytail hat, but it might be the cutest one. Unlike a traditional sport-style ponytail beanie, this one has the warmth and style of a real winter hat. A Polar Fleece inner headband liner provides an extra layer of protection, while discreet openings hidden in the cable pattern accommodate either a low or high ponytail. And just like that her winter workouts just got a bit more stylish.
peekaboos-hats.com | Ponytail Hat $36.95
Aventura Ebony Legging
Women who love the outdoors want to spend less time fussing in their closet and more time outside. The ideal gift for the no-fuss-yet-fashionable gal is the perfect all-purpose legging. Aventura’s Ebony Legging is a substantial nylon/spandex knit (read: warm) with a subtle pattern (read: pretty). The durable fabric will not pull or run easily, and the elastic waistband and cuffs keep them in place during even her most active days.
aventuraclothing.com | Ebony Legging $35
Phunkshun Infinity Fleece Scarf
Sourced 100% in the USA and made in Colorado, Phunkshun raises the bar for responsible and sustainable manufacturing practices. Their brand new Infinity Fleece is made of a super soft and water resistant polyester fleece that comes in a gorgeous range of patterns. She’ll love to throw it on for a chilly snowshoe, after yoga, or just running errands around town.
phunkshunwear.com | Infinity Fleece Scarf $34.99
Smartwool Camp House Glove
A great pair of lightweight (and stylish) gloves is essential to any winter wardrobe. You can’t go wrong with the super cute Camp House Glove made of soft and breathable merino wool. The single layer knit construction keeps fingers warm while still allowing manipulation, and the long cuff reduces exposed wrists too. Matches the Camp House Scarf and beanie.
smartwool.com | Camp House Glove $40
Eddie Bauer Stine’s Favorite Waffle Stripe Sleep Pant
What would the holidays be without gifted PJs? These intensely adorable PJ pants are a guaranteed favorite for sleeping or lounging fireside. The slim fit is flattering and she’ll love the ultra-soft waist and ankle cuffs.
eddiebauer.com | Waffle Stripe Sleep Pant $37.50
LL Bean Slipper Sock, Cable Knit
These charming little slipper socks are the ultimate cabin slipper. They can also be downright heavenly after a day in ski boots. Made from New Zealand lambswool, the warm knit sock extends up the calf while the leather outsole provides traction and protects from chilly floors. There’s even a little cushion and insulation provided by the foam footbed.
llbean.com | Slipper Sock $49.95
Cairn Subscription Box
Not sure what to gift to the adventuress in your life? Let the experts handle it. The Cairn Subscription Box is a monthly box of gear and products tailored to the outdoor enthusiast. Each box comes with 6 goodies that can range from food, apparel, gear, or skincare. Once you create a profile, she can then tweak it to further personalize her future boxes. Upgrade to Obsidian ($199 quarterly) and get premium quality products from top outdoor brands.
getcairn.com | Subscription Box Monthly $25 | Annually $199
Eddie Bauer Stine’s Favorite Flannel Shirt
If there is one gift for your mountain-loving girl that cannot go wrong, it’s a perfectly made flannel shirt. And we’re pretty sure this is it (we like the plaid). Made with ultrasoft brushed cotton, it’s stylish enough for town and cozy enough for the cabin. The fit is somewhere between loose and fitted, easily allowing for layering.
eddiebauer.com | Flannel Shirt $49.99
The LifeStraw Go 22oz water bottle is the ultimate waterbottle for the hiker or traveler. If you’re going to gift a water bottle, why not choose one that could literally save a life? The two-stage filtration eliminates virtually all waterborne bacteria and reduces bad taste and odor. It’s lightweight, sturdy, BPA free. Other options from LifeStraw include the Personal ($19.95) and Steel ($54.95) versions.
lifestraw.com | Go Water Bottle $49.95
Carhartt Amoret Quilted Coat
Carhartt’s Amoret Quilted Coat is built for the woman who needs a rugged winter coat to keep up with her active lifestyle. Made for mild fall and winter days, this midweight coat is surprisingly lightweight yet features the durability that we’ve come to expect from Carhartt. Top features: a wind resistant and water repellant quilted nylon exterior, a draw cord waist to cinch out the chill, and several roomy pockets. For just over $100 this coat is a steal.
carhartt.com | Amoret Quilted Coat $109.99
Skhoop Gretchen Windstopper ® Mini Skirt
The Gretchen Mini is truly in an elite category of insulated skirts. Although it looks sweet on a winter morning coffee run, this mini can handle seriously intense weather. The Gore Windstopper ® liner is water-resistant and windproof, and 60g insulation will keep her bum toasty on that ski tour. Key features are the side stretch panels that allow for free movement on skis or on a run, and well-placed pockets to stash keys and cash.
skhoop.com | Gretchen Mini Skirt $169
RYU Daily Duffel
The Daily Duffel is a tough, super sleek gym bag that can simplify and organize her active lifestyle. Minimal and stylish, it can move seamlessly from the gym to work to travel. The water-resistant Australian canvas body is incredibly tough, but has the look of a luxury fabric. The carrying capacity is surprising, and the large strap allows for messenger-style carrying.
ryu.com | Daily Duffel $183
Helly Hansen Warm Freeze 1/2 Zip
The Warm Freeze base layer just may be the outdoor girl’s MVP of gear: a hardworking base layer can make the difference between an epic powder day and total misery. The Warm Freeze is fine gauge pure merino wool that keeps her super warm while wicking moisture away. Choose from several sweet patterns and colors that she’ll feel at ease flaunting during après drinks. Complete the look with matching Warm Pant.
hellyhansen.com | Warm Freeze ½ Zip $100 | Warm Pant $90
Nau Randygoat Lite Shift Dress
A versatile, cozy wool dress is the outdoorsy girl’s answer to the “little black dress.” Nau designed the perfect fall/winter wool shift that will quickly become her cold weather staple. While the outer fabric is lightweight merino wool, the lining is soft recycled polyester, eliminating itch. With a cozy pair of leggings and some insulated boots, this little dress will be her winter weekend uniform.
nau.com | Randygoat Shift Dress $125
Helly Hansen Ullr Midlayer Jacket
The Ullr Midlayer jacket is a versatile addition to the outdoor woman’s quiver of technical gear. Although it was designed for freeride skiing, it can serve as a high performing midlayer for any outdoor sport. The fleece body wicks moisture during high-intensity activity, while the water repellant shoulder and hood keep her dry and comfortable. The weight and fit are excellent for a midlayer, but it also makes a great stand-alone layer for milder days.
hellyhansen.com | Ullr Midlayer Jacket $160
Bogs Cami Tall Wool Boot
The key when gifting a winter boot is to find that sweet spot between style and technical elements. The Cami Tall Wool boot strikes that ideal balance between the two. The beautiful wool shaft wins style points, while the insulation, waterproofing, non-slip sole and odor-resistant lining do the heavy lifting. This kind of versatility is invaluable in a winter boot.
bogsfootwear.com | Cami Tall Wool Boot $180
Teva De La Vina Ankle Boot
If your outdoor-lover is looking for more a more fashionable everyday fall/winter boot, our favorite (hands down) is the De La Vina bootie. This is something she can wear everyday with jeans or leggings. They’re super comfy (we can vouch for this) and the full grain leather upper can take a beating in mildly wet weather conditions. The rubber soles have pretty decent traction on slick footing, so she’ll be well-shod even on nasty winter days.
teva.com | De La Vina Ankle Boot $120
SPY Marina Sunglasses
If she loves the look of aviators but hates the inevitable hair snagging (what woman doesn’t?), SPY’s fairly priced Marina sunglasses are a homerun. They’re made with silicone nose pads that are closed off at the bottom, minimizing that obnoxious hair snag. They also feature the “Happy Lens,” which truly does make the world appear slightly more blissful.
spyoptic.com | Marina Sunglasses $150
Dale of Norway Lillehammer Feminine Sweater and Lillehammer Hat
Dale of Norway’s Lillehammer set is an elegant gift for the stylish snow bunny. The sweater (the official sweater of the 1994 Youth Olympic Games) has a flattering shape and a beautiful understated design. Made from baby-soft 100% merino wool, it combines beauty with natural warmth and moisture control. Complete the look with the matching Lillehammer hat.
daleofnorway.com | Lillehammer Sweater $229 | Lillehammer Hat $69.95
Kaenon Cali Sunglasses
Those of us who spend a lot of time outside know that a pair of high quality sunglasses is a key piece of gear for any adventure. Kaenon’s Cali is made of durable, flexible, lightweight TR-90, eliminating the weight and melt risk of other sunglasses. The lenses are polarized for those spending time on snow, and, perhaps most compelling: they’re shatterproof. With a stylish shape and beautiful hand-painted design, these will become a daily staple in town or on the mountain.
kaenon.com | Cali Sunglasses $249
The North Face Far Northern Parka
We looked at several down parkas for this guide and this one came out on top for a variety of reasons. The length (36 inches) provides full-body coverage while the oversize collar rises high around the neck. With lofty 550-fill down insulation, the shape is remarkably slim and flattering. Finally, the goose down used in this parka is certified to the Responsible Down Standard, ensuring that no unnecessary harm was inflicted on the animals. So rest assured that the recipient of this luxurious gift will be both toasty and guilt-free.
thenorthface.com | Far Northern Parka $249
Sorel Working Tote Wool
This seasonally appropriate tote makes a rather posh gift for the outdoor girl who minds her style. We love the wool and leather combo on this luxurious winter tote, which is big enough to toss in her winter accessories, but small enough to carry comfortably throughout the day. The key feature here is the leather-clad bottom, keeping the interior dry even when set on wet surfaces. This durable tote makes an excellent travel or weekend bag for mountain getaways.
sorel.com | Working Tote $250
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