Adventurous hobbies, such as hiking, camping, or climbing, are soaring in popularity as more of us try to move away from staring at screens all day and enjoy the great outdoors. These kinds of hobbies are great for our health and fitness, but also our mental health and mood, and it’s easy to see why more people are getting offline and stepping into their walking boots. Buying gifts for anyone with a hobby can be much easier than buying them for other people.
You know something about their interests, and you can find something that they love. But when it comes to shopping for people that love adventure, it’s important to remember that, chances are, they also love our planet, and would really appreciate a sustainable and environmentally friendly present. Here are some ideas.
Food and Drink Flasks
A Hydro Flask Mug or a flask to keep food warm is perhaps the perfect gift for outdoor lovers. Hydro flasks keep cold drinks cold in the summer but are great for coffee, soup and even a decadent hot chocolate to enjoy at the top of the peak in the winter. Food flasks are great because they offer a filling, warming and nutritious alternative to a sandwich. During a long, cold walk, being able to stop to enjoy a chunky stew or even something like chilli to warm you up and boost your energy levels is perfect.
Reusable Food Bags
Plastic food bags and wraps have long been used for any kind of eating outside of the home. But even if we are careful and try to save them to be used again, they end up getting thrown away after a couple of uses. Reusable food bags made from mesh, or wax wraps, are a wonderful way to keep food fresh on a hike or camping trip while reducing waste.
Collapsible Storage Boxes
Storage boxes are another way to reduce the need for disposable packaging. But they are often big and bulky and take up a lot of room in our bags. Collapsible food boxes that can be collapsed down once empty make a great alternative.
A Reusable Cutlery Set
If you want to eat anything more adventurous than a sandwich, you also need cutlery. A reusable and sturdy set makes outdoor eating much easier and gives you far more options when it comes to what to eat.
Eco-Friendly Clothes and Accessories
If you want to buy your loved one hiking clothes or accessories like hats and gloves, make sure you buy organic or recycled materials, and if you can, invest in high-quality products that will last.
Soaps and Shampoo Bars
Toiletries are great for people whose adventures take them away from home. But bars with plastic-free packaging or a tin to keep them in are much more environmentally friendly options than bottled gift sets.
One of the biggest benefits of sustainable gifting for travelers is that what we buy is typically reusable. This can save your loved one money and time in the future and mean that your gift is part of their adventures for many years to come.