Finding that perfect gift can be hard. Which is why we teamed up with Hydro Flask—and three of their ambassadors—this year and created our first-ever interactive gift selector below. All you have to do is pick the activity, then select your budget, and—voilà!—awesome gift ideas appear. Need more assistance? You got it. Below the gift selector you’ll find even more gift-giving advice. Happy shopping!
If there’s one golden rule of holiday shopping, it’s probably this: everyone on your list needs fluids, whether they’re a diehard skier, casual dog walker, or occasional paddler. From that first sip of hot coffee in the morning to staying hydrated on the trail to cold beers at happy hour, Hydro Flask has every sip, gulp, and slurp covered.
Where to start? For the cyclist on your list, pro mountain biker and Hydro Flask ambassador Hannah Barnes swears by her Down Shift Hydration Pack ($145). “Having raced with this pack in the Alps for back-to-back nine-hour days, it never skips a beat,” she says. If your favorite biker isn’t as hardcore as that, consider the 64 oz Oasis ($95), which will keep their preferred post-ride beverage piping hot or icy cold, and holds plenty to share with friends.
Or perhaps you’ve got someone in the family who is really serious about hydration, like Zavier “Zavi” Borja, a Hydro Flask ambassador and founder of Latino Outdoors' Central Oregon chapter. Zavi calls his 40 oz Wide Mouth bottle ($50) his "partner in crime" because it helps him drink a gallon of cool water each day: “Three fill-ups a day and I’m set!” Chances are good that these types of folks are equally committed to always having really good food (we love these people!). If that’s the case, the 35 L Insulated Tote ($75) is a great call. It will keep a picnic’s worth of food and drinks cold for up to four hours—and is much easier to carry than a hard-sided cooler.
If all else fails, everyone on your list, regardless of what they like to do, needs an 18 L Unbound Series Soft Cooler Tote ($175). From road trips to fishing outings, it will quickly become a constant companion for its ability to keep your favorite food and drinks cold for up to two days. Multiple lash points allow you to secure it to just about anything. Outdoor photographer, backcountry skier, and Hydro Flask ambassador Nate Wyeth likes to strap his to his SUP for mid-paddle snacks and drinks. "I never leave home without it now," he says. We’re pretty sure your favorite adventurer will feel the same way.
Hydro Flask will serve up a hot coffee on the chairlift ride. And keep water icy cold on a hot sunny beach. Whatever adventure you’re planning, we’re in. Today is wide open. And we’re up for anything. Learn more here.