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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.