So far, every time I look up gift ideas online, often I come across blogs and posts that suggest a bunch of gears, like shoes, stoves, sleeping bags... BORING! Let REI and Gander Mountain do all those advertising and marketing stuff for ya. I, in the other hand, have several excellent gift ideas for those beginner/outdoorsy enthusiasts who want to be extreme.
1. Ski or Snowboard Lesson Passes.
2. State Park or/and National Park Sticker(s)
3. One or Two-day Rock Climbing Anchor Classes
4. Guided Climbing Trip(s)
5. Glacier Skill and Crevasse Rescue Courses
They say money can't buy time, and they're wrong. What's a better gift when you can spend a little money (or a lot of money) to be partners in crime on top of a summit together.