Finding the perfect Christmas Gift for young adventurers
Christmas is all about the kids. So what Christmas gift should you get your children this time around? Or what should you buy for those kids in your family/friendship circle that you somehow now feel obliged to buy for?
You could go for some Frozen merch but do you really want to make Disney richer and said kids’ souls murkier? Same goes for screen-based gifting.
Instead this Christmas why not encourage their outdoorsy, sporty side by buying one of these great gifts for adventure loving kids.
Here are 15 of our favourites. Find the right Christmas gift for your children!
1) Patagonia Fleece, £45
Kids are cute but when you think about say nappies and landfill, let alone plastic toys, they aren’t the most environmentally friendly thing in the world.
Luckily there are steps you can take, such as dressing them in clothes made by companies that give a stuff about the planet. The king of such companies being Patagonia.
This fleece is snug, comfy and made from 85% recycled fabric. A great Christmas gift to keep them warm.
2) Burton Boys Snow One-Piece, £120
If you want to raise a happy mini shredder the key mantra is to keep them warm and dry.
This Burton one-piece will do that in spades and the fact it’s all joined up is especially important as it stops snow seeping down their pants when they fall or if one of their meaner friends decide to stuff it there.
And it looks the bomb, which helps a lot too.
3) Frog Bike, £190
All bike-loving parents want to raise bike-loving kids, which is exactly why you should not go for the cheap and cheerful option this Christmas. Cheap bikes equal heavy bikes, which in turn puts kids off cycling. Lucky then there’s Frog, who make lightweight, sturdy and super cool looking bikes which kids love. A great Christmas gift for biking fanatics.
They’re also a small British company so a great brand to lend your support to as well.
4) The Adventurer’s Notebook, £8
Nurture their inner Bear Grylls with this fine apprentice adventurer’s notebook. In it they can write stories and sketch drawings inspired by their outdoor adventures.
It has lots of interesting info such as ID charts for leaves, wild flowers and insects, plus bird spotting and animal tracking tips, and how to rock pool and pond dip. There is plenty of other essential bushcraft wisdom too.
5) Santa’s Rocketsleigh Jumper by Tootsa MacGinty, £38
Dial down the naffness and amp up the style with this Space Santa jumper by Tootsa MacGinty. Who needs Rudolph and his reindeer crew when Santa could deliver way more presents and get up close and personal with the moon and stars thanks to this rocket-powered sleigh?
Tootsa MacGinty is a young UK-based company, who make cool-looking, gender-neutral clothes for adventurous kids. Go them.