Are you someone who puts off your Christmas shopping until the last possible moment? If so, you’re not alone; research shows that more than 50 percent of Americans consider themselves to be last-minute holiday shoppers. Last-minute shopping is on the rise in Canada, too, where 47 percent of respondents in one survey reported that they planned to do all or some of their shopping at the last minute.
Christmas is less than a week away, and for last-minute holiday shoppers, crunch time has officially begun! If you’re struggling to find the perfect something — and fast — we’re here to help. We’ve compiled the ultimate list of last-minute gifts for outdoor lovers, including everything from Malcolm Island vacation packages to gift cards and more. Keep reading and cross those last few gifts off your list before Santa gets to town!
Gift Cards to Outdoor Stores
Cash is often the go-to gift when you can’t find something for someone on your list or you run out of time to shop. But while cash is often a welcomed gift, if you’re looking for something a little more personal, opt for a gift card instead. A gift card still lets your friends and loved ones purchase something they need or want, but shows that you took the time to choose a store that you know they’ll love.
For the outdoor lovers on your list, look for stores that sell outdoor supplies like camping gear, rugged clothing, hiking boots, and more. Some great store options in the U.S. and Canada include:
- Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World/Cabela’s
- L.L. Bean
- Academy Sports + Outdoors
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Canadian Outdoor Equipment
- Atmosphere Canada
Thanks to online shopping, your recipient doesn’t even need to live close to the store that you choose — if you’re purchasing a gift for someone outside of your home country, just make sure that the store ships to their home! Other retailers, like Amazon and Walmart, also carry some outdoor gear.
A Malcolm Island Vacation Package
If you’re looking for an extra special gift for someone close to you, don’t head to a store for your last-minute shopping. Give an experience-based gift instead.
Booking a trip, like a Malcolm Island vacation package, is more than just the ultimate gift. It’s also a chance to spend time together, create new memories, and experience new things. On a fishing or wilderness tour, your loved one will have the chance to disconnect from the stress of everyday life and relax in the beauty of our natural setting. Plus, our all-inclusive trips make it easy to book an entire stay quickly and easily, so you can spend more time enjoying the holiday season.
Another great way to gift an experience this year is to give your loved one plane tickets. If you know that they have a trip planned, gifting their plane tickets is a great way to cross something off their list and give them more money to spend on activities and experiences during their trip.
If you don’t know their travel dates, you can always opt for a gift card for an airline instead, or for a hotel, travel company, etc. Got a thrill-seeker on your list? Why not purchase a gift card or voucher for a thrilling adventure, like skydiving, scuba diving lessons, or an off-road excursion.
A Basket of Trail Snacks
Need a quick and easy gift or some fun stocking stuffers? Head to your local grocery store. Trail snacks like granola bars, trail mix, protein bars, nut butter, and more make for a useful, yet fun gift for every outdoor lover. You can even add a great water bottle and other hiking accessories like multi-tools or warm wool socks to create a fun gift basket.
Choosing the Best Last-Minute Gifts for Everyone on Your List
From trail snacks to gift cards to an incredible Malcolm Island vacation package, if you still have a loved one or two that you need to purchase some last-minute holiday gifts for, this list is a great place to start.
Struggling to find a last-minute gift for someone who doesn’t spend their weekends hiking or camping? A Malcolm Island vacation package is still a great choice.
While a stay at Sointula Lodge is a great chance to cast a line and take an evening hike, it’s also a relaxing getaway for those who hate roughing it. Spend your evenings relaxing in our beautiful cabins and enjoy delicious, gourmet meals. If you don’t want to spend your days fishing, opt for one of our Wilderness Tours instead, and spend your time with us looking for orcas, bears, and more.
Book a stay with us today and cross those last few gifts off your holiday list!