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Holiday Gift Guide: Our top picks for your outdoor enthusiast!

November 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Gear, Miscellaneous

Our yearly search for the best gifts for your outdoor enthusiast, Enjoy!

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Anyone who uses poles knows how important a headlamp is.It’s one of our favorite travel accessories.We can read at night without keeping the light on or get up in the night more safely. This particular model has a red light for seeing better at night and other helpful options.Those of us who live in earthquake land know to keep our shoes by the bed. Keep your headlamp in one of your shoes, your socks in the other.  Remember to pack it when you travel! 

Shop any headlamp or any item at all at REI by clicking on the headlamp.

Black Diamond Storm Headlamp

Quality vs. Quantity. Do you really need 37 band-aids?

AdventureMedical Sport Specific Medical Kits are designed by an emergency room physician.

These two are our favorite day kits, but you can look around and see what suits you best. I like to put a few extra things in the handy zipper pouch to customize it.

The .5 is $17; the .7 is $27. Use in a day pack or in a car.Adventure Medical Kits UltraLight / Watertight .5 First-Aid KitAdventure Medical Kits UltraLight / Watertight .7 First-Aid Kit

Adventure Medical Kits UltraLight / Watertight .5 First-Aid Kit

Winner of Best Stocking Stuffer Ever!

Over and over we’ve said it.
Take good care of your feet!  They’re the foundation of your body.

These massage balls are magic!  Use to treat or prevent plantar fasciitis.  Use the relaxed weight of your leg and allow your foot to relax on the ball.

 These balls are not for everyone, just for people who have FEET!

Do you love your teeth?

We’ve covered this in a separate post all its own, but it really belongs here in our top picks.

Both Bob’s dentist and my beloved hygienist recommended exactly the same thing.

Replacement Brushes:
Philips Sonicare Brush Heads

We LOVE our Soda Stream.We have wonderful water, this handy, space-saving Soda Stream helps us save money.  We also don’t buy any more plastic soda bottles.

Add a spash of lime, a slice of cucumber, a sprig of mint or a drop of lavender and it’s gourmet Fizzy Water!Or, my favorite pro-biotic beverage:

  • 2 parts Fizzy Water
  • 1/2 to 1 Part Good Fruit Juice (orange, tangerine, pomegranate, etc.)
  • 1/2 Part Organic High Quality Kefir
  • This makes an amazing, healthy SODA CREAM

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 Gift Certificates available:

  • Percussion Therapy for plantar fasciitis or tendonitis
  • Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) session or consultation
  • Massage therapy session
  • Personalized Pole Fitting
  • Pole Coaching Session for small groups of hikers
  • Pole Coaching Session for loved one with mobility challenges
  • Foot care/foot massage session

Photo is Wall of Windows at Bryce Canyon


Stay tuned for part 3 of the Utah journey; this post will focus on some pole tips as well as stunning vistas.  Thanks for visiting our blog!


8 Responses to “Holiday Gift Guide: Our top picks for your outdoor enthusiast!”
  1. Bev says:

    Thanks for the info on the camera carrier. We’ve been looking all over for something like that.
    Happy holidays – Bev and Greg

  2. Tracy Thomas says:

    nice blog good info.
    happy holidays

  3. Steven says:

    Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos from your trip to Utah. So many incredible places to hike in that state, but Canyonlands remains the favorite. Glad to see the park service is starting to put in some ladders.

    Assuming the rain clears out of the Bay Area sometime soon, I expect we’ll be seeing lots of interesting fungi, and an abundance of newts on upcoming hikes.


    • Not only ladders, but really amazing ladders, replacing old rusty ones. In retrospect, I should have gotten a close up. The place you put your hands is molded for easy and smooth hand holds. Plus the vertical bars go up way beyond the last step and are really secure. If you remember that hike, there is another ladder down onto the Needles side and we were pleasantly surprised at how easy they were to navigate.

  4. david georgi says:

    Thx Jayah for a great way to ease holiday shopping. I totally trust your taste in these items.

  5. david georgi says:

    Just finished some shopping from Jayah’s website and found that sometimes I went to
    REI and others Amazon. Was a little confusing until I figured it out.

    • David – sorry for the confusion. It’s hard to sort thru all the wonderful options. I have a supply of the spikey massage balls – yellow and red if you want/need them. If you don’t already own a set, they’re so great for your feet.