The Best Gifts for Women

Dec 14, 2011
Outside
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Wondering what to get the favorite women in your life for the holidays? We’ve honed in on the best holiday gifts for your better half, whether she's a shredder, cyclist, or simply likes to stay warm.

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Nobis Farrah hat: If you're going to get her a warm hat, get her a really nice one. Nobis makes some of the coolest hats around. $60, nobis.ca

 

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Timberland Earthkeepers Shoreham Tall Fold-Down Boot: Are you shopping for an enviro-conscious woman who can rock skinny jeans and short skirts, but still wants traction when she’s walking around town? The suede Shoreham has a recycled fuzzy teddy fleece lining, visible when you roll down the top, eco-rated leather, and a high traction sole that’s partly recycled rubber. $130, timberland.com

Gnu Ladies Choice 2012
 

Gnu Jamie Anderson Ladies Choice Snowboard: Inspired by champion snowboarder Jamie Anderson, this board features Gnu’s Pickle Tech asymmetric shape. On it, her heel side turns will be as tight as her toe side turns, and she’ll easily carve in all snow conditions. The serrated edges add extra grip on the slopes or in the park. $540, gnu.com.

SherpaniSherpani Sonoma: A waxed cotton canvas pack she'll carry everyday, the Sonoma is deep enough to carry a tablet or e-reader, with plenty of pockets to keep her organized. The painted panel on the outside comes in three other design options. $90, sherpani.com

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Trek Cocoa: For errands or excursions, the three-speed aluminum Cocoa has vintage charm, thanks to built-in steel fenders and a swooping top tube that’s skirt friendly. It’s a head turner and, just as importantly, a fun and sprightly ride. $810, trekbikes.com

GnarSierra Designs Gnar Down Skirt: Women don’t temperature regulate as well as men—chilly butts and thighs are a common complaint. Sierra Designs’ wrap around down skirt warms up the cold spots, whether she dons it over tights on the way home from the gym, or in the lodge apres ski. $99, sierradesigns.com

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Castelli Invidia W Jacket: This stretchy windblocker front jacket is the ultimate aerobic activity layer for biking or Nordic skiing. The brushed fleece inside is deliciously warm and wicking, and spacious rear pockets are big enough to hold winter gloves or a waterbottle. The neck extends for bonus weather protection. $179, Castelli.com

BafriaBig Agnes Fria: Cut like a woman, and vertically baffled to prevent cold spots, the Fria has is designed to be used with any 20-inch sleeping pad (there's no insulation on the bottom). But unlike Big Agnes' classic bags, the bag is only tethered to the pad in the body, so you can toss and turn more freely at night—but still never have to worry about sliding off your pad. $220-$230, bigagnes.com

 

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Bronwyn Tiny Charm Thai Fish: Sweet and unobtrusive, this token of your affection comes on a delicate waterproof, sweatproof cord that’s she’ll never need to take off. $42, Bronwenonline.com.

—Berne Broudy
@berneb 

 

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