Posted on 30 Nov, 2018
Can you feel the excitement in the air? The smell of pine, the sparkle of lights. They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year. And if you’re like us, it also comes with a long list of friends and family on your gift-giving agenda.
You already know that at Avance, we’re all about modern style and outdoor adventure. So let us help you out! We’ve compiled the ultimate holiday gift guide for every type of outdoor-enthusiast in your life.
Holiday Shopping in Phoenix
Let’s start with some of the best local boutiques, adventure stores and online shopping in and around Downtown Phoenix–just a short drive from Avance.
Although it lives in a new location from its original spot on the iconic Roosevelt Row, Bunky Boutique still stocks chic and creative fashions that focus on local, independent designers.
Explore this modern-day version of the town general store with a collection of home and lifestyle gifts inspired by life in a modern desert city.
Consistently voted “Best Boutique” since its opening in 2006, find a unique shopping experience inspired by local Arizona charm and shaped by a love for the community.
With a focus on handcrafted goods from makers, artists and independent designers, Local Nomad believes in cultivating the creative endeavors of everyday entrepreneurs.
Spokes at South Mountain Bike Shop
This bicycle shop is known as the friendliest one in town. From basic bike tune-ups to wheel and spoke repairs, Spokes does it all—and more.
Made for adventurists intermediate-level and up, the Arizona Hiking Shack is your go-to for adventure gear and rentals. Or grab a voucher for a first aid, CPR or canyoneering class.
If the name didn’t give it away, iRun offers full-service running, walking and hiking gear plus a huge selection of the latest equipment for achieving your best PR yet.
Modeled after a Smithsonian Museum craft show, find a collection of remarkable designs by independent makers, with a goal to create a positive impact on both people and the planet.
Gifts for Happy Campers
From awesome experiences to stylish necessities, here are some perfect gifts for the hikers, backpackers and campers on your list.
Passes to all Arizona State Parks.
Grayl Water Purifier for quick and easy access to clean water on your adventures.
The Adventure Medical Kit Ultralight & Watertight .3 provides easy-to-carry necessities to keep your loved ones safe.
This Pocket Utensil Set utilizes a Swiss Army Knife-type storage system for dining in the great outdoors.
The Paracord Survival Watch features a waterproof time piece hanging by a 54” paracord – perfect for suspending a hammock, securing a tent and so much more.
Go Anywhere Hammock Straps inflict no damage on the trees they tie to, while the super-strong mesh ropes can hook to trunks all the way up to 30’ apart.
Solar Powered Charger & Light so your tech stays powered up for any and every excursion.
Basic Canyoneering Course from the Arizona Hiking Shack.
Gifts for The Trendsetting Traveler
For those friends who somehow manage to always be fashion-forward on their outdoor escapades, we’ve got some ideas they’ll love.
“My little black dress is dirty” T-shirt (in-store only at MADE Art Boutique)
“Phoenix is Haute” T-shirt (in-store only at MADE Art Boutique)
Perfectly worn in vintage bandanas
The Arizona Love Brand of t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats at Bunky Boutique is perfect for anyone looking to sport some state love.
Gifts for Family-Style Adventure-Seekers
For outdoorsy parents and their little explorers-in-training, these gifts are made for the whole family to enjoy.
“Outdoor Explorer” T-shirt for kids.
“Nature Rocks” T-shirt for kids.
Osprey Child Carrier – otherwise known as the Rolls Royce of hiking carriers.
Sunscreen Buddies make for easy and fuss-free application on the go.
Ridealong Child Bike Seat lets you and your kiddo ride in safety and style.
Gifts for Runners and Bikers
Whether they’re just starting out or have been hitting the road for years, these gifts are sure to take your favorite runner’s and rider’s journey to the next level.
Night Runner Headlights offer safety and security while running in the dark.
iRun gift cards lets the runner in your life pick out their perfect gift, with the help of iRun’s trained experts.
Bike Tune Up from Spokes at South Mountain.
Minimalist Bike Lights for design-conscious cyclists.
Gifts for The Rugged Romantic
For those who know there’s nothing quite like a date in the great outdoors, get them something to instantly up their game.
This Picnic Backpack is perfect for a date at picturesque Dobbins Lookout.
Vapur After Hours Vintage Wine Carrier makes for a lightweight and break-proof way to bring along your favorite vino.
Gifts for Dog-Moms and Dog-Dads
When bringing the fur baby along for the trek is an absolute must, these gifts help the pet-parents on your list travel in style.
The Ruffit Dog Carrier allows even the smallest pups to join the journey.
The Grab and Go Dog Dinette makes carrying and serving fresh water and food a breeze.
Dog Bowl Water Bottle for quick and easy water breaks on shorter treks.
Gifts for Zen Masters
Being in natural, open spaces is a great way to find your center. These gifts are perfect for more slow-paced, meditative adventurers.
This Handstitched Sketch Book is a beautiful option for those who love to draw out their travels. (in-store only at MADE Art Boutique)
Aerial Yoga Classes use suspended scarves to help attendees get the most out of their flow.
Wildside: The Enchanted Life of Hunters and Gatherers Book gives readers everything and anything needed to truly experience the forest.
Gifts for Road-Trippers
Friends who love to indulge their wanderlust will love these gifts that help them find new and exciting places to explore.
Wildsam Field Guides – Desert Southwest features 145 pages packed with local stories, travel intel and modern lore.
National Parks Explorer Map is a unique way to track travels in a stylish way.
Gifts for The Trendsetter
What do you get for the friend who always knows about the latest and greatest gear first? Beat them to the punch with these certified fresh gift ideas.
The HoverGlide is the world’s first “floating” backpack, reducing impact up to 86%!
Vessi are the world’s first 100% Waterproof Sneakers, which means #NoMoreWetSocks.