Gift Ideas from the Mountain Girl Team Gift Ideas from the Mountain Girl Team

Gift Ideas from the Mountain Girl Team

By Tanya Daniels

Gift Ideas from the Mountain Girl Team Gift Ideas from the Mountain Girl Team

Still searching for that perfect gift? I asked the Mountain Girl team for their top gift ideas. Here are a few of the things we love, we are wishing for, and we are giving to the women in our life who love to get outside to hike, camp, fish, and spend some time with Mother Nature. There are also a couple of special items for those times when you are staying inside or looking snazzy for a night out.

Kaylee says Karmik Outdoors decals are a great gift, especially for people who already have lots of gear. Outdoor gear is expensive and many of us consider it to be an investment. Place these scannable decals on your gear and, if it gets lost, when your lost gear is found, you get a notification. Just meet up with the finder to get your gear back.

Another of Kaylee’s favorites is a MSR Camp Cook Set. This is a small package that packs a big punch. It comes with two pans, a lid, 2 plates/bowls and 2 mugs. We also have this set and we took it on our three-day backpacking trip in September. By the end of the trip, I appreciated how light weight this system is and how well it stood up to backcountry use.

For the person who is tired of lugging around a days’ worth of water on their outdoor treks, Stef suggests the Katadyn BeFree. This handy item is a water filtration system and water bottle all in one. Just fill up the bottle, screw on the lid/filter top and drink away. All that fresh mountain water that you thought you had to boil before using, is now easily accessible and completely safe to drink. What I love about the Katadyn is that the bottle is collapsible and barely takes up any space in your pack when it’s empty.

Got cold feet? Whether you are in camp or at home, North Face’s Down Booties are the answer. Stef says she got these for Christmas from Kaylee a couple years ago and they are a staple for her now. I can also tell you these are on my Christmas list this year!

Stef also reminds us to check out Ride Force for size inclusive mountain bike apparel. They are a woman-owned business that is breaking the mold for inclusive outdoor wear with everything from buffs to jerseys to hoodies.

 

It doesn’t matter if you are hunkering down in your sleeping bag or cozying up with a good book on the couch, Rumpl has got you covered. Erica says Rumpl is her go to for staying warm in camp, at festivals, and sitting on the deck.

Erica also recommends Stasher Bags. She says “I LOVE these reusable bags for trail snacks, first aid kits, travel, and anything else you need to organize.”  We can all do better when it comes to reducing single use plastic like sandwich bags. Check these out and use them for all the stuff.

 

Chloe says to get your loved ones and yourself a pair of Give'r Fronter Mittens. No matter if you are outside to work or play, you are going to want a pair of these mittens. They are waterproof, leather, and super warm. You can personalize them with the receiver’s initials or brand. Just read the reviews on their webpage and you can see why these mittens are a must have.

Would you take a look at these Elk Ivory Scarves by B.Yellowtail? In Montana, when we dress up for a night on the town (which usually includes dancing), we wear boots and a scarf. These scarves are feminine and the elk ivory graphic is a nod to the outdoors we love.

Mountain Girl had our first fly fishing clinic this year and I got my first fly rod for Christmas last year. So of course, I’m looking for fly fishing gear. Fishe Wear has leggings, bags, and gear all with fish themed prints. The Fishe Wear items on my list are these Brookie Forceps and this Dolly Vee Dry Bag.

If you are looking for Mountain Girl Merch, our favorites are the Explore Local hoodie and the Alpine Beanie. These two items have become the unofficial uniform of Mountain Girl. The hoodie is just the right weight and it has got that relaxed fit so it is super comf! The beanie keeps its shape, is not itchy and has a subtle pinch MG pinch tag. Perfect for hiding bed head or camp hair and also for keeping your head warm.

 

I gathered up all these suggestions from the Mountain Girl Team, and now my wish list is a mile long.  Good thing my birthday is in January!