8 Gifts We’re Buying For Him
Editors Note: This post is part of our Advent-ure Calendar, a series of Christmas inspired adventure posts and awesome giveaways we've created to Christmify Adventure this year! Our competition to win 8 amazing prizes will end 31st December, so sign up here to win before it's too late!
If you’re like us, you checked your phone this morning, saw that Christmas is only 10 short days away, and started scrambling. Luckily, we’ve anticipated the dreaded holiday procrastination and came up with a perfect solution — eight gifts hand-picked by Team Lilly Wild guaranteed to be a home run on Christmas morning with the biggest names on your list: Dad, Brother, and your significant other.
Book: Microadventures by Al Humphreys
Fancy trying something new? Leaving your comfort zone? Doing something exciting? Or looking for wild camping inspiration? Then adventurer Al Humprey's has written this book for you!
In Al's own words...."Microadventures are adventures that are close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective. A microadventure has the spirit (and therefore the benefits) of a big adventure. It’s just all condensed into a weekend away, or even a midweek escape from the office. Even people living in big cities are not very far away from small pockets of wilderness."
At £14.50 it makes a great present. Buy here.
Light Your Journey with this handy head torch. Petzl makes products & provides solutions that allow adventure enthusiasts & professionals to access some of the most wild places, both day and night. But Tikkina is perfect for everyday use, from searching around in the attic to taking the dog for a walk on a dark night and venturing out on our first wild camp.
£10-20 making a great stocking filler. Buy here.
Treasure Pocket Tee
Personalise your own map pocket t-shirt from a selection of the UK's popular cities using Ordnance Survey Landranger Maps, made from 100% organic cotton.
£24. Buy here.
Royal Geographical Society Membership
Live in London? Then this could be for your loved one!
The Society membership is for anyone who wishes to be inspired, motivated and stay informed about our planet, its peoples, cultures and environments. You can attend outstanding Monday Night Lectures, exhibitions and other events, along with receiving their exclusive magazine.
Annual membership £132. Buy here.
Polgarth Jumper, Finisterre
Does your man work in the city, but live for the outdoors? This jumper blends the best of both worlds, it looks stylish in the city, but will keep you warm in nature with its Merino wool blend yarn.
£95. Buy here.
Jumla Hat - Juniper, Sherpa
Sherpa Adventure Gear seeks to honour the unsung Sherpa heroes of Everest by creating gear that earns the praise of the world's toughest high-altitude climbers and as it’s Sherpa-owned, the company relentlessly contributes to the Nepalese people and village.
The Jumla Hat is an indispensible basic for winter, it will keep you warm for chilly walks, gardening, ski sessions and wild camps. It’s hand-knit in Nepal.
We feel you can't go wrong at £25. Buy here.
Patagonia Men’s Reverseible and Recycled Down Vest
Patagonia are now recycling your old down to create awesome high performance products to boost your urban adventures, as well as your ones in nature!
This is a water-resistant, reversible down vest that provides the perfect combination of warmth, functionality and durability.
Watch the Upside To Down video here.
£140. Buy here.
One of the Yes Man's new favourite adventure toys! Dave is currently scooting across Japan on his Swifty Scooter! But adventurer Russell Smith has also been putting it to the test on his commutes to London and UK adventures including the iconic 1000 miler journey from Lands End to John O’Groats! With this handy commuter item, you can get to work quicker and have an adventurer!
Individual scooters from £399 and bundles from £485. Buy here.