Some guys are always itching to be outdoors. When it comes to a man who’s always on the move, sometimes you really have to stop and think about what they’d want to complement their active lifestyle. And with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the pressure’s on. So, we compiled the perfect list of gifts for the guy who prefers hiking, snowboarding or mountain biking over the latest version of Assassin’s Creed.
For the man who wants to share his dare-devilish adventures, a GoPro is the perfect gift. They’re built to survive even the craziest conditions, are completely waterproof and shockproof, and pair with a plethora of accessories for nearly every type of extreme sport. Speaking of which, if your man already has a GoPro, look into an accessory that might inspire him to go on other adventures like a helmet mount, tripod, or wrist strap.
Every epic adventure needs a killer playlist to keep him going. Help him ditch the cables and let him rock out with some sweet Bluetooth headphones. Forego those snagging cords and the awkward, stringy things interwoven through his snowboard jacket. Plus, you won’t have to listen to his music on unnecessarily loud speakers. You’re welcome.
A Classic Hoodie
There are certain wardrobe staples every active guy needs, like a classic hoodie. It’s about time he retires the one with the college logo across the chest that he picked up years ago. Give him something simple and classic like a dark grey zip-up. It’s easy to throw on under a snow jacket when hitting the slopes or to roll up in a backpack for a day hike. And without any obnoxious ode to school spirit, it’s as sophisticated as a sweatshirt can get.
For the guy on the go, a good beanie can keep his head nice and toasty in even the most treacherous conditions. In fact, it just might encourage him to retire that ratty baseball cap from seventh grade. Burton offers 3-packs of stylish beanies, which means he can afford to throw one in the wash every once and a while.
Technology Compatible Gloves
Does your man love hitting the slopes? Consider getting him a nice pair of gloves he can actually use his phone with. Newer styles offer special pads on the fingertips to make touchscreen a lot less troubling in frigid mountain conditions. This means he can keep in touch with you while you remain toasty in the lodge.
Get your favorite mountain man gear so he can hit the slope in style. Tipsy Elves puts retro fun into all their ski clothes from sweaters and onesies to sunglasses and neck warmers—plus they’ve got themed clothing to boot. They’ve got everything to make a full ski outfit he’ll be proud to rock on the mountain. You can also theme his next powdery trip; if he’s getting a last run in at the end of winter, help him dress the part with timely St. Patrick’s Day shirts and jumpsuits that’ll make him a standout on the slopes. Maybe you’re going on a quick Mardi Gras session on February 13th—be sure to check out their Mardi Gras inspired apparel.
A Nice Pair of Socks
Now before you scoff at this mom-level gift, realize that to a man on his feet all the time, a good pair of socks is extremely underrated. If they’re avid skiers or snowboarders try specialized ski socks made with wool and lots of padding for all-day mountain comfort. Or, pick out a fun pair of socks with some flare to up his winter wardrobe.
Every outdoor man could use some nice eyewear. A good pair of sunglasses will be useful on everything from sailboats to snowmobiles. Invest in a nice pair with a classic style for something that will stand the test of time. Your adventurous guy will need functional glasses with polarized lenses for a little extra eye protection; he’ll thank you later.
An Awesome Backpack
Every great adventurer needs a good backpack to hold all his gear. Encourage him to retire that old middle-school backpack for something more functional and durable from Cotopaxi. If the fun colors and designs don’t sway you, the plethora of pockets and variety of sizes sure will. It’s perfect for holding that brand-new hoodie, sunglasses, ski gear and GoPro.
Getting the perfect gift for an active guy can be exhausting. If you lean into what he loves and get him gear for his epic adventures, it’s sure to be a hit.