Nothing beats the magic of winter. Snow-filled excursions with friends in the outdoors, snow globe scenes of white in the city, and the holidays spent with family are all things we associate with the month of December. The holidays couldn’t have come soon enough this year and we can’t wait to provide all of of our loved ones with the gift that keeps on giving: adventure. We’ve created a Holiday Hit List of gear to keep all of the various adventurers in our lives looking good and feeling great this season, while letting them know how much we care.
For the Modern Outdoors Woman
Look no further for a gift your outdoorsy female friend will love because Woolrich and Westerlind have teamed up again to create a Winter 2016 capsule collection designed specifically with the modern outdoors woman in mind. Their Scandinavian-inspired Reversible Poncho features double-face wool in a black and gray stripe pattern on one side with plaid on the other. And as we all know, the elements won’t keep the modern outdoors woman from chasing adventure. The Danner Women’s Mountain Light Brown Boot features a waterproof full-grain leather upper, waterproof GORE-TEX liners that are breathable for maximum comfort, and Vibram® Kletterlift outsoles for great traction, stability and shock absorption. Both of these gifts will not only warm the body, but also the heart of the modern outdoors woman in your life when she hears they were made right here in the USA.
For the Urban Commuter
When we think of gear for the urban commuter, “fashion meets function” immediately comes to mind. For the commuter who loves to ride in the city and on the trail, the Pioneer 9 Hip Pack by North St. Bag is the perfect gift. Equal parts hip pouch and bicycle handlebar bag, the Pioneer features 1000 denier CORDURA® Nylon and is an ideal silhouette to handle all of your on-the-road essentials. Looking good is equally as important as it is to stay dry, warm and comfortable while commuting throughout the cold weather season. The Urban Commuter can take on the elements with the Converse Chuck II Waterproof Thermo Sneaker Boot that combines counter climate technology, a durable outer shell and reflective materials for a handsome boot that is 100% waterproof.
For the Modern Art Enthusiast
It’s hard to nail the perfect gift for your super-cool, artisanal friend who always has their finger on the pulse, so this year, it’s about thinking outside the box. How about an LED camp lantern with a clean and modern aesthetic? The mr.GO Lantern by Koncept Lights is both innovative and well-designed with a minimal silhouette and premium leather strap, making it the perfect gift for your artsy friend. Or how about a charming ceramic pipe inspired by the smog-enhanced Los Angeles sunset? The Ombre Pipe made by Haciendaware’s Meredith Metcalf features a contemporary design and dreamy color palette that is sure to stoke the holiday cheer.
For the Wellness Guru
For those who value the wellbeing of their minds and bodies above all, the Modern Ritual Insight Candle is the gift of choice. Made from soy wax, the citrus and cedar scent puts your mind at ease, allowing you to tap into your intuition and focus on being your best self. Each candle has been infused with reiki energy, healing sound vibrations and sacred geometry, and the 7.5 oz. size comes with crystal quartz and a guided meditation audio download. If the wellness guru in your life is constantly on the move, a good travel yoga rug is a must. La Vie Boheme Yoga’s Avanti Travel Yoga Rug is constructed from 100% organic cotton that was hand-woven in India, and can be used for extra cushion when placed over your yoga mat or on the beach for outdoor practice. In fact, the aesthetic of the rug so lovely, it can just be a beautiful addition to the wellness guru’s home decor.
Happy holidays from RANGE!
xx Alex + Lisa