Outside Inside makes these great gifts for outdoors lovers. Ornaments, magnets, photo frames. They all have themes to make a hiker, paddler, climber or skier go "aaawwww".
Each piece- like the hiking boot magnet on my fridge - has details down to the patterned sole and shoelace bow. Girls, it's like when you were a kid and played with the dollhouse pieces. The clever company is a division of GSI Outdoors so they know a little something about making replicas of the real thing. GSI is a leading supplier of outdoor cooking and dining products and is often recognized for design innovations.
I plan to hang the gondola ornament in my office all year long. It's kind of ironic because I had just finished wrapping Ryan's present- a GSI Kitchen 23. The last time we camped, we used twigs to stir our cans of soup and I burned my lips trying to sip without a spoon.
The Kitchen 23 is basically a small, zippered briefcase of 23, BPA-free 'luxury' camping items like a spoon, spatula, mini-whisk, mini-grater, Â cutting board, camp towel and more. I figure if we add this to my Infinity plate set Ryan gave me last year we'll be the envy of our yurt group this winter.
Of course, I still want my iPod but any gifty from GSI goes a long way toward quality time under the mistletoe.
You can find Outside Inside and GSI Outdoors at Kirkham's, Dick's and REI.