Christmas shopping can be extremely overwhelming and, if you’re similar to me, is likely left until the last minute. I totally get how hard it can be to shop for your favourite vegan outdoors enthusiast especially when it comes to thoughtful last minute gifts. I want to eliminate your stress and help assist you with a few gift ideas.
Wuxly Movement is an amazing Canadian outdoor apparel brand that specializes in producing insanely warm parkas. Wuxly has been expanding like crazy in the last couple of years and is quickly on its’ way to becoming the ethical choice for outdoor enthusiasts. Their jackets are vegan, sustainable, and all of the materials are sourced from Canada. The parkas are built for adventuring in the cold Canadian climate. Wuxly also makes an amazing down jacket/ vest alternative.
My favourite item is the Doe Parkapictured above. The parka is so warm, slim fitting, and looks great on.
The male equivalent is the Elk Parka
BAM Bamboo Clothing
BAM is a UK based bamboo apparel company. I love bamboo. Bamboo is becoming an increasingly popular merino wool alternative. Traditionally, merino wool is the go to material for baselayers because of its sweat wicking and fast drying properties and it’s warm as hell. Baselayers are a staple that we just can’t afford to forego when it comes to outdoor adventures. Fortunately, BAM is a great sustainable, vegan option.
Zeal Optics makes really cool eyewear including sunglasses and ski/snowboarding goggles that are made from plants. For the holiday season, Zeal is currently conducting a “buy a Zeal, plant a tree” initiative. For every item sold during the holiday season, Zeal will plant a tree in the Rocky Mountain backcountry in partnership with the National Forest Foundation.
I personally love their Windsor sunglasses in Matte Black
Rocky Mountain Soap Co.
In my opinion, Rocky Mountain Soap Co. is the absolute best haircare and skincare brand out there. Handmade in Canmore, Alberta, Rocky Mountain Soap Co.’s products are made from natural ingredients that do not contain harsh chemicals. The majority of their products are vegan, however, there might be honey in a few of their soaps so keep your eyes peeled on the ingredients list!
Rocky Mountain Soap Co. has some seriously amazing travel items like shampoo bars and they offer great unscented products, like the above shampoo , for the backcountry as well.
RAB Hut Boot
I’m so excited announce that I’ve found vegan mountain hut boots! I’ve kept my eye out for a solid pair of these for a while and I am absolutely thrilled that RAB offers a great solution.
RAB ditched the down for these hut boots and replaced it with a featherless insulation for warmth. The boots weigh in at 200 g / 7 oz, making them light enough to carry. There’s also a slipper version of these boots.
ENO Doublenest Hammock
If I was gifted a hammock for Christmas I would be absolutely stoked! ENO produces unreal hammocks that are super light weight and packable for all kinds of adventures.
Merrell Trail Glove 5
Merrell is continuously on my radar lately. I love that the company has a whole line of vegan products, especially trail runners! The Trail Glove 5 is such a good gift for your favourite vegan runner!
Arc’teryx Atom LT Vest
I love the Atom LT vest. To be honest, I wear this vest on most of my outings and can guarantee you that it’s at least aways in my backpack. I truly believe that every adventurer should own one of these vests! It’s extremely versatile.