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Small Outdoor Items You Can Gift Yourself This Year

While you're shopping for friends and family, why not get a little something for yourself? Here are our top picks.

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It's the season of giving — and after crossing off the last person on your gifting list, we suggest adding one more name before you call it quits: your own. The holidays are a season of gratitude, and if you haven't yet, it's time to show some to yourself. If you're not used to the idea of giving yourself a gift, we have a helpful piece of advice: start small. Below is a selection of low cost, minimal items to show yourself a little appreciation, without breaking the bank. Biolite 330 Headlamp Yeti Coozie The James Brand Elko Knife Smartwool Merino 250 Running Gloves Life Elements Honey Body Stick

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Bn3th Classic Boxer Brief, 2 Pack
BN3TH

What better gift is there than the gift of comfort, wherever your adventures take you? Bn3th's Classic Boxer Briefs are made from sustainably sourced Tencel Modal, and feature a convenient and discrete pouch to keep things in their place, without the need to shift or adjust throughout the day. 

The James Brand The Elko

This knife is minimal, streamlined and built with maximum utility in mind. We like the cerulean + stainless colorway for a little pop of color in our EDC kits, but the benefits of the Elko are more than just aesthetic. The knife comes with a compact stainless steel blade and a pry bar that doubles as a key ring, bottle opener, screwdriver and pry tool — everything you need, nothing you don't. 

BioLite HeadLamp 330
BioLite

Biolite makes one of the slimmest, most comfortable headlamps on the market, and if you're concerned that your subtle (or not-so subtle) hints that you'd like one this Christmas aren't landing, snag one for yourself. It's never a bad idea to have an extra headlamp on hand, especially one that weighs a mere 69 grams and features moisture-wicking material on the inside of the band.  

Smartwool Merino 250 Gloves
REI

Give yourself the gift of cozier camping this season with these merino wool gloves — wear them on their own for slightly milder days, or slip them under a waterproof shell glove for increased warmth and waterproofing. Touch-screen compatible thumbs and index fingers keep you connected and capable. 

Goal Zero Flip 24 Power Bank
REI

Power up on the go with Goal Zero's reliable mini power bank. The Flip 24 can recharge most smartphones twice on one charge, and has the battery capacity of 24.12 watt hours. It's the perfect outdoor product to slip in your own stocking this Christmas. 

Goodr Circle Gs Polarized Sunglasses
REI

Polarized sunglasses aren't typically cheap, so take advantage of Goodr's low price tag and grab a pair for yourself this holiday. Rounded frames look good on every face shape, and glare-reducing, polarized lenses offer 100 percent UV400 protection, and  block harmful UVA and UVB rays. 

Carhartt Knit Cuffed Beanie
Carhartt
Carhartt

Carhartt's beanies are timeless and functional... which may explain why your partner keeps stealing yours. Fight back and grab a couple of these iconic beanies — one for you, one for them and one to hide for later. At under $17, this gift is both wallet-friendly and winter appropriate. 

Healing Honey Stick
Life Elements

Winter brings the holidays, filling is with cheer... and it also brings insanely dry skin. If you want a convenient, low-maintenance and clean solution to your skin woes, stock up on a couple of these sticks. The Healing Honey Stick is a soothing salve that heals a multitude of skin conditions, including eczema, rashes, minor cuts and more. And it's not just this insane salve that will keep you smiling all winter long - it's housed in EcoSmart plastic tubes, which decompose  fully within 15 years when added to active landfill. That's what we call the gift that keeps on giving. 

Pale Blue Earth AA USB Rechargeable Smart Batteries
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If you've got kids (or you're into gadgets yourself) chances are, come Christmas there's going to be a desperate bid to claim the available batteries in the house to power all the new gifts that require power. Give yourself the gift of patience and hassle-free fun by preparing beforehand with these handy rechargeable batteries — they come in a variety of sizes, and they replace 1000+ alkaline disposables, lessening your impact on the planet. 

Haygood Farms Blood Orange Delta 8 Gummies
Delta

Maintain a relaxed vibe amongst all the holiday chaos with these calming (and delicious) Delta 8 gummies from Haygoods Farms. Organic, vegan and gluten-free, these little wonders promote a feeling of overall calm, may soothe pain and nausea and uplift spirits, all without the potent psychoactive properties  of typical THC gummies. From experience, we recommend starting with half a gummy, and working your way up. Happy holidays, on demand! 

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