Box of chocolates? Boring. A bouquet of roses? Useless. Try harder this year with gear your partner will actually love. The best part of all? This stuff should facilitate adventures for the two of you for years.
Sweet Turns Anya Cuff Beanie ($40)
Pom-pom hats are the de facto uniform of the mountain town. Which means you can never have too many in your shed.
Opinel No. 8 Knife ($15)
This knife has a sleek stainless steel blade and beechwood handle that look nice and should last at least a few decades.
Yeti Rambler Tumbler ($30)
Yeah, it’s a $30 cup, but it’s the last cup you’ll ever need to buy. It works almost too well, keeping hot beverages hot and cold ones cold for hours.
Garmin InReach SE + 2-Way Satellite Phone ($400)
This phone lets your partner share her location or call for help and even offers off the grid two-way texting. Spring for the unlimited data plan.
Pendleton Jumbo Bandana ($15)
This bandana provides extra warmth and/or sun protection, whether she's climbing or skiing. While you'll want a Buff for any serious weather, the Jumbo works great the rest of the time.
Black Diamond Ultralight Camalot ($120)
For fast climbers, we recommend Black Diamond's ultralight cams, which are 25 percent lighter than the standard camalot.
Paco Pad Sleeping Mat ($195)
River rats have long held the Paco Pad close to their hearts. It’s durable, self-inflating, and after sleeping one night on the 1.5-inch, high-density foam, it feels about as good as the mattress back home.
United by Blue Ultimate American Sock ($40)
We’ve been wearing the same pair of these moisture-wicking, temperature-regulating, made-in-the-USA bison down socks for years. The best part? For every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways.
Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet ($60)
Ultimate Direction SJ Hydration Vest 3.0 ($125)
This vest is lightweight, breathable, and offers the option of a water reservoir in the back or bottles in the front pockets. There’s plenty of storage for food, a jacket, and a cell phone.
Sani-Fem Female Urination Device ($25)
The North Face Base Camp Duffel XL ($170)
At 132 liters, this duffel is great for a mountaineering expedition, or a weekend trip where you want to pack easily and excessively. It’s waterproof and has backpack straps for easy hauling.
America the Beautiful National Parks Pass ($80)
What's better than the gift of access? This pass gets one car free entry to 2,000 federal recreation sites across the country. It will pay for itself after three national park visits or a four-day climbing trip in Red Rock Canyon.
Monstera Plant ($25)
A great addition to any home or office, this plant is easy to grow, hard to kill, and pretty to look at.
Aviator Nation Mach 2 Quilted Bomber Jacket ($550)
Sure, it's expensive but this bomber looks damn cool. Plus, it's stuffed with quality Primaloft insulation and the interior is lined with cozy flannel.
Batiste Dry Shampoo (3 pack, $16)
When you’ve run out of clean clothes and your tent is full of dirt, the gift of de-greasifying one's hair feels like the ultimate luxury.
Goal Zero Venture 70 Recharger ($150)
This charger is powered via USB or solar panel, has two ports, and can fully juice a phone up to six times and a headlamp up to twenty times.
Voluspa Candle ($30)
When in doubt, a candle always makes a great gift. This one comes in a beautiful engraved glass and wafts orange-scented for 100 hours.
Arc'teryx Kyanite Hoodie ($180)
With technical features like Polartech Powerstretch and an athletic cut in a cozy package, what's not to love about this hoodie?
Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills Book ($27)
This is the uber classic, de facto textbook on the sport of climbing. Read this and then sign up for that mountaineering course on Mount Rainier.