Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Author's Bio

Joe Jackson (@josiewhaler), Outside online's Gear Guy, never thought that the ten years he spent as a raft guide, outdoor retail employee, and vagabond would turn into a career.

Sweet Tooth

Your dentist may be the only one who doesn't completely love these edible gifts—all handmade with top-notch ingredients.

Mad Men

Give these high-class alcoholic creations to your coolest friends, then hope they invite you over to partake of their well-stocked bar.

The Ultimate Base Camp

Good news for your holiday shopping: There's plenty of innovative new gear for avid campers. Take your pick.

Boutique Spirits

What better gift to put friends and family in good spirits than...spirits? We've selected the best craft liquors and extras to keep your gift-giving cup overflowing.

Get Off the Grid

Give the gift of escape. Ironically, these tech-y items are exactly what you need to do that: They'll keep giftees safe and prepared in the backcountry.

The Jet Setter

Takeoffs and landings are much better with the right gear. Put these on your list to make the constant travelers in your life a little more relaxed.

For Yogis

Essential gear and clever new products for the posers in your life.

Kids at Heart

Have more fun with gifts that let you shred, glide, play, catch, and roll in style. Think of this as the toy catalog for grownups.

The Home

These goods have it all—quality, style, utility. Pat yourself on the back for a gift well chosen. She'll agree.

The Winter Athlete

Powder fiends deserve great goggles, high-class jackets, and amazing skis. Give 'em what they want with these picks.

Fuel Up

Fuel doesn't always have to mean a pre-run banana. These cooking tools—the strongest and smartest out there—make the best gifts for discerning food-lovers.

For Do-It-All Athletes

For the people in your life who train the hardest, gifts to keep them fit and safe.

The Adventure Dad

A serious outdoorsman needs simple gear that holds up. These picks fit the bill, and take it an extra step to make their next outing that much more fun.

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