Christmas Gift Guide for Adventure Lovers!
It's not long until Christmas now and if you are organised, present shopping should be well underway. If you have been out adventuring instead and need some ideas for fellow adventurers then check out this handy gift guide!
This fun and unique adventure journal for parent and child, from Oakdene Designs, is one example of a fab way to celebrate adventure and favourite experiences together. Can be personalised and each journal is bound in solid plywood, giving a lovely Scandi feel.
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For the home
Perfect to inspire children, this natural wallpaper will really stand out in a child's bedroom. This gorgeous wall mural collection, Jungle Love from Photowall is by designer Anna Ekre. The collection is inspired by nature and the world of fairy-tales and is available exclusively from Photowall.
A carefully chosen art print will bring joy to loved one's lives and stand the test of time. Gift a beautiful home and find the right piece of art for everyone on your list. The Poster Store offers stunning posters inspired by Scandinavian design. Posters are a perfect tool to personalise the interior in any room of your house.
Create a magical winter adventure gallery wall with photographs of animals, dark woods and castles with dark oak frames for the living room.
For the kids
The perfect fun and educational gift for nature-mad kids is this Nature & Wildlife Pond Adventure tablecloth from eatsleepdoodle (above left). Teeming with animal and plant life, there's lots for kids to discover and enjoy. They can have fun learning about the life cycles of frogs and dragonflies, identifying species and virtual pond dipping straight from the kitchen table. Just wash the tablecloth on a warm machine wash and it then washes out for next time.
Another gift idea is a lovely hand-printed adventure rug by Ella James (above centre). The roadway features mountains , bears and forests and will let the imagination of children run wild.
From the Natural History Museum (above right), this Ordnance Survey Kids Adventure Book is filled with puzzles, illustrations, maps, quizzes and step-by-step guides. A fun and educational way of introducing young people to navigation skills and adventure planning - whether you’re exploring the countryside or urban jungle. The paperback is made from materials certified as sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council and recommended for those aged eight and over.
It can be tricky to fit in time to adventure when you have children. Make a whole year an adventure with this Personalised Date Night Ideas Anniversary Gift from Martha Brook (above left) . This stunning gift with a celestial design is foil embossed with ‘life with you is an adventure’ and opens up to reveal 12 different date ideas, which can be personalised to delight someone special. Keep it on your mantlepiece or side in the home and discover a different date every month of the year. From dinner for two to movie nights with popcorn, fill the inside with date night ideas to make memories together with the person you love.
This practical and fun adventure fuel hip flask from Oakdene Designs (above centre) makes the perfect gift for the adventure-loving friend that enjoys a cheeky drink or three! Personalise this awesome stainless steel flask with your chosen name and year to suit. Why not make this gift extra-special and add a personalised message on the back? Choose from matte black, matte green, glossy pink, or glossy yellow.
Finish off the look of your adventure present with stylish wrapping paper to match, such as this Cox & Cox NEW Christmas Campervan Recycled Wrapping Paper (above right). Designed in-house to charmingly illustrate a campervan journeying through the snow, this paper is made entirely from recycled papers and comes in a generous ten-metre roll to last you the season. With a matte kraft finish.
A great stocking filler, the Lonely Planet Atlas of Adventure Travel Book (above left) , from Yellow Octopus, takes you to more than 150 countries, giving you all the information you'll need to know to experience the best crazy, wild and wonderful outdoor adventures. Written by adventurers, for adventurers, this book includes tips on the what, where and how of world adventure travel, accompanied by the jaw-droppingly impressive imagery Lonely Planet publications are known for.
Rediscover the wonder of travel, wherever you find yourself with Ways of Travelling (above centre) from Laurence King Publishing. See the world with fresh eyes with these exciting and unusual suggestions, 50 prompts cards that can work in any destination. Prompts include visiting the highest and lowest points of the city in a single day, using every available mode of transportation or even sending yourself a postcard every day!
The Spirit Of Adventure Multi-Task Tool Pen (above right) is one pen but also six handy tools! Multi-task on the go with this unique pen, which includes a spirit level, a ruler, a flat head screwdriver, a cross head screwdriver, a replaceable cartridge pen and a touch screen stylus pen. A very handy tool to carry.
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