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.

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.

Grooming Goods

The tools to make all your giftees happy—from the clean-shaven to the full-on mountain-man bearded.

For Wanderers

They may not stay in one place for long, but you can rest assured they'll be well equipped wherever they land next—with travel-ready clothes, a great camera, or a handy coffee maker.

For Explorers

We all have at least one friend who chops their own wood, knows all the bird calls, and can navigate a city's public transportation system and the backcountry equally well. These are the gifts they...

The Urban Adventurer

Apparel that's as smart on the trail as it is in the city—just like the women who will love wearing it.

The Fitness Fanatic

Let them know they hold a special place in your heart with gifts that will track every heartbeat.

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.