Bring up sweet thoughts of the outdoors this Christmas and Hanukkah with the latest and greatest gifts for skiing and snowboarding season — as well as spring camping and hiking, exercising at home and supporting the home teams.

Here are our picks for the top sports, outdoors and camping gifts for the 2020 holiday season, with a special eye toward makers with a tie to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Beyond Clothing K2 Pullover

This new, locally designed pullover is super versatile, working as a midweight baselayer or as a top layer on warmer days. $80 at

Seattle Kraken Axis ’47 Clean Up Cap

Get ready for hockey season with this adjustable cap made from a casual cotton twill. $25 at

Moment Bella Skis

They’re gorgeous, yes, but these all-mountain skis are also high-performance with great maneuverability and grip. $749–$759 at

Nomad Grill & Smoker

Fire up the grill or smoker anywhere with this sturdy aluminum case that opens to reveal 425 square inches of cooking space. $599 at


REI Co-op Ruckpack 40 Recycled Pack

This new, locally designed day/travel pack has a handy full-zip design and is made from recycled materials. In men’s and women’s styles. $149 at REI

Yakima CBX Solar Cargo Box

Add power to their cargo box with this brand-new case that has an integrated solar panel that produces 36 watts to charge small electronics. Available soon for $1,299 at

Brooks Divide Trail Running Shoe

Make the outdoors your gym with these locally designed trail runners that pair the comfort of a road shoe with grippy lugs for traction. In men’s and women’s styles. $100 at Brooks Trailhead (Wallingford) and

“24 Ways to Move More: Monthly Inspiration for Health and Movement”

Former Seattle Times fitness columnist Nicole Tsong offers outside-the-box activities — two per month — to inspire both fitness and fun. $22 at booksellers

Columbia Slopeside Village Omni-Heat High Boot

She can dream of apres-skis to come in these fun waterproof snow boots with a faux-fur collar that can be worn up or down. A thermal-reflective lining means her toes will never go numb. $120 at

REI Co-op Powderbound Insulated Jacket

Made from Bluesign-approved materials vetted for sustainability, this new snowsport jacket is double-layered and insulated to keep them warm and dry. In men’s and women’s styles. $199 at REI


Ignik Gas Growler Deluxe

Ditch those little propane bottles and get them this clever 4.5-liter gas growler, made on Bainbridge Island, that can be used over and over. It comes with a 4-foot hose that connects to most camp-kitchen devices and a handy carrying case. $130 at REI

Bala Bangles

These 1/2-, 1- or 2-pound wrist or ankle weights come in 10 colors to make working out a bit more fun — and even a little chic. $49 at

Petzl Iko Core Headlamp

A game-changing headlamp, this new release is ultra-light, putting the rechargeable battery at the back for better balance (it can also run off three AAAs). Pop it into its carrying case and it stands up to makes a lantern. $90 at REI

Manduka GRP Adapt Yoga Mat

This new mat is extra-grippy and has a moisture-wicking weave to keep sweaty yogi safe and comfortable. $88 at

Foco Seattle Seahawks Big Log Hooded Gaiter

Keep your face covered in comfy style at outdoor viewing parties with this cozy hood complete with a fleecy lining and big Seahawks logo. $30 at

Seattle Storm Champions Pennant

Celebrate the home team’s fourth WNBA championship with a pennant for the fancave, office or bedroom. $15 at

Smartwool Hike Light Crew Socks

Whether actually in the mountains or just dreaming of them, she’ll love the comfort and looks of these merino-wool-blend socks. $21 at

MSR Shoeshoe Kit

Even if they can’t get to a ski hill this winter, they can still have fun in the snow with this locally made set that includes all they need to get started snowshoeing: great all-around snowshoes, packable poles, a storage pack/daypack and a removable foam seat. $300 at