ADVENTURE GIFT SURVIVAL GUIDE: THE
LAST MINUTE EDITION
Sorry but we’re here to tell you that you have now officially missed the shipping deadline for pre-Christmas deliveries. But the good news is we are here to solve your Christmas woes, with a list of 5 epic Christmas presents for the adventure lovers. Best of all, every gift on this life-saving list can be purchased on the spot and/or delivered before Christmas day! It’s a Christmas miracle.
1. AUDIO ADVENTURE ENTERTAINMENT
Fill those long drives to the mountains, trails or ski fields with adventure inspiration of the audio kind, or simply spice up the daily commute. Audio book vouchers or subscriptions offer a gift that keeps on giving and will have the receiver thinking of you fondly each time they listen. Audible offers a wide range of audio books often narrated by the author themselves, and there are 1, 3, 6 or 12-month membership options. You could also curate a list of recommended readings to go along with the membership gift! Some adventure titles worth checking out are:
- White Mountain– Robert Twigger
- Let My People Go Surfing – Yvon Chounard (founder of Patagonia)
- Tracks – Robyn Davidson
- Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing
- Wild Journeys – Bruce Ansley
For more adventurous audio book inspiration, check out the current and previous winners of the Banff Mountain Film Festival book prize.
2. BIG SCREEN ADVENTURE INSPIRATION (with a side serve of quality time together)
Buy a double pass for your loved one (and yourself) as a fun night out together enjoying some epic films. Wondering where to go? Look no further! The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the original and best showcase of short films on mountain culture, sports and the environment. Tickets for 2019 are already on sale and there are screenings all over Australia! Head to the website to get your hands on this perfect last-minute gift.
Can’t wait that long to get your film fix? The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is touring Australia in March with more locations than ever, including New Zealand!!!
3. ALL THINGS NATURE & ADVENTURE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR BI-MONTHLY
Nothing beats a good read from a glossy magazine packed full of inspiration and stories. Know someone who could benefit from a break from screen time? Why not gift them a magazine subscription. An easy, last minute gift that is delivered with the click of a button and keeps on giving. Australian Geographic Magazine has awesome 6 or 12-month subscription offers. The mag comes with a host of subscriber benefits, including membership to the Australian Geographic Society, invitations to Society events, and discounts on travel and accommodation through Australian Geographic partners. With monthly print and/or online deliveries, a magazine subscription really is the gift that keeps on giving!
4. EXPERIENCES & MEMORIES (vs more stuff)
Gift vouchers can be a controversial gift as they may seem to be an impersonal choice, but we’re all for them! A gift voucher can be just as thoughtful as a tangible gift, giving the recipient an experience that they will truly love. Lucky for the adventure lovers there are a wide variety of great experiences you can gift:
For those that love trying something new, help them expand their horizons with a membership to the local climbing gym or yoga studio, or perhaps an introduction to sailing, climbing, mountain biking or any other sport they might enjoy!
5. ADVENTURE GEEK
For the techno geeks who love their gadgets a voucher to the Apple App Store or Android’s Google Play is just the ticket. Some useful app inspiration for the adventure enthusiasts include:
- Plantsnap: comprehensive plant identification technology to identify plants, flowers, cacti and more while you’re out enjoying nature.
- 1 Second Everyday: compiles one-second long recordings from each day into a short, personal clip. Perfect for creating holiday memories.
- Komoot: generates sport-specific, topographic routing – customised for your outdoor adventure to include anything you want to see on the way.
- Sky Guide: Easy to use star and constellation guide, automatically aligning itself when you hold your device to the sky.
You can personalise this one with your own list of adventure related apps that you’ve curated to suit their tastes. Include a description of the app and why you think they’d like it for that extra little touch.
The best bit about all these gifts is that you can join in the fun with your recipient, share their love of adventure and witness them enjoy your thoughtfulness (regardless of how last minute it was). Don’t worry, your secret is safe with us!
Merry Christmas from the team at Adventure Reels!