The Adventure Gift Guide for Clueless Dudes


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The Adventure Gift Guide for Clueless Dudes


  • Photo by Jo Savage.- The Adventure Gift Guide for Clueless Dudes
  • Photo by Jo Savage.- The Adventure Gift Guide for Clueless Dudes
  • Photo by Jo Savage.- The Adventure Gift Guide for Clueless Dudes
  • Photo by Jo Savage.- The Adventure Gift Guide for Clueless Dudes
  • Photo by Jo Savage.- The Adventure Gift Guide for Clueless Dudes
  • Photo by Jo Savage.- The Adventure Gift Guide for Clueless Dudes

Guys: We know it’s hard to stop and ask for directions. You may be thinking to yourself, “I know exactly what to do here and I don’t need any help.” Whoa, tiger. Put down your ax and come on inside for a little fireside chat. We all need a little help sometimes. Particularly when it comes to selecting meaningful gifts that will not only bring a smile to your favorite lady’s face, but that will last a lifetime. We’re gonna let you in on a little secret: Your girlfriend probably doesn’t want a diamond necklace or a mall-bought trinket with a pretty box and a bow. Ew. No. She’s not into sparkles. She’s a hustler and wants a gift she can actually use and that blends beauty with functionality.

We’ve curated an amazing list of hand-selected products from the ladies over at Wylder Goods, who built an online store for adventurous, environmentally-conscious women. From the small but mighty Stanley Adventure Mug to the bad ass, classic Danner boots, there’s something here for all of the outdoorswomen in your life! Be sure to cheers us after she opens that box and tackles you in sheer delight.

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Wylder x Stanley Adventure Mug

The small but mighty custom Wylder x Stanley mug collaboration is ready for a single shot of espresso, whiskey on the rocks, or a perfect portion of oatmeal for the mountain. Choose from 3 rad designs: the fish, skull, or bison.

Sarah Uhl Mountain Calendar

12 months of art in the wild, this beautiful calendar is strung with leather cord ready to be enjoyed on a wall in your house or office. Each month is perforated so you can remove and re-purpose the art.

Opinel No 8 Red Pocket Knife

Opinel's N°8 Trekking Knife is essential for outdoor activities, and the bright, beautiful crimson hue make it stand out among other wood knives.

Coco Chispa Desert Tumbler

A carved and painted desert landscape wraps around these hand thrown mugs made in Santa Cruz, California. This beauty will instantly become your go-to for coffee or tea.

Bramble Camp Towel

Bring it to the river, a day at the beach, a weekend trip, or on an expedition across the world. Whatever you’re packing for, the Camp Towel is an essential accessory.

Appetite Wool Wristlet

The Appetite wristlet is lightweight, functional, and made in Portland, Oregon, from repurposed Pendleton wool and leather.

Bringing the Outdoors In

Woolrich Seven Springs Blanket

Harken back to American outdoor heritage with the Original Buffalo Check™ plaid blanket, created by Woolrich in 1850. 100% fine grade soft wool, our Seven Springs Wool Blanket is lightweight and luxurious.

Harvest Candle

Wandering Bison creates the most wonderfully scented soy candles!

Appetite Plant Bucket

Appetite found the perfect way to freshen up your place by making these buckets that are ideal for carrying a potted plant, a blanket, knitting supplies, toys, or whatever your heart desires.

Organic Stripe Cotton Apron

The Bambu Organic Cotton Stripe Apron is a beautiful, classically styled, full-size apron that is hand cut, stitched, and stripe patterned. A great apron for the kitchen, the workshop, or for BBQ'ing in the backyard.

Layered Catchall Plate

Hand carved and painted mountain landscape on these catchall plates. They are perfect for catching your jewelry, change, snacks or anything you see fit. Hand-thrown and made by ceramic artist Coco Barrett-Tormey.

Outdoor Project Wall Map

Nothing looks better in your home than a map of your home state showcasing your favorite explorations - and those yet to come. Make adventure planning and tracking fun and easy as pie while also adding some topographic art to your otherwise flat walls with an Outdoor Project Wall Map

Gifts For The Modern Outdoorswoman

Filson Ranger Backpack

Inspired by a vintage forestry pack, this Rugged Twill backpack will keep your gear protected from the elements. The padded shoulder straps have webbing daisy chains, and a padded back offers comfort even when you're on the go all day long.

Retro Pile Fleece Hoody

Influenced by Patagonia's fleece heritage but made modern with 100% polyester shearling-style fleece, this hoody provides ultimate softness and warmth. Bonus points for Fair Trade Certified™ sewing!

Wylder Patch Trucker Hat

Whether you're climbing, hiking, or hanging with friends in the park, keep your face shady and your noggin' looking good with our comfortable, adjustable Wylder patch trucker hats.

Danner Light Cascade Boots

Built in the golden era of backpacking, the original Danner Light was constructed to be rugged, water resistant, and stable on any terrain for a lifetime of wear. Functional and fashionable in both the city and the mountains, these are perfect for the modern outdoorist.

Yellow 108 Dylan Fedora

Made in the USA from recycled wool, the Dylan Fedora is made with their hardest felt to date, giving it a stiff fit that is sure to break in like a beauty. It sports a wide raw edge stiff brim, teardrop crown, and leather trim.

Holden Willow Vest

The Willow Vest is a vintage military inspired vest constructed with the focused warmth of faux down insulation for everyday adventures. On its own or layered over a shell, the interior quilting, and unique style and water repellency offer versatility.

*All gallery photos by Jo Savage. Follow along on her amazing adventures on Facebook and Instagram.


This piece was published in collaboration with Wylder Goods

“We started our company because we were tired of women being an afterthought in the outdoor industry when it came to both design and representation. Wylder is the result of a lot of sacrifice and love for bringing this vision to life and we just reached our 1 year birthday! We’re bootstrapped, crowd-funded, community-driven, and hope to serve as a model for better business practices.

Our online shop offers the coolest products from brands that are designed specifically by and for women. We research extensively to build transparency and find products with the highest integrity.

We also support four non-profit organizations who are doing incredible work in the world by donating 2% of profits to them annually. Each and every purchase made with us goes to funding solutions to conservation, public lands issues, and educating the next generation of environmental stewards.”

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