Anyone with children can tell you that sometimes the indoor toys seem to take over your home! With the holiday season approaching we may cringe when thinking about adding even more to our pile of indoor fun and instead wish for things that help us get out the door and enjoy the world outside our home! We asked some Hike it Baby families what they are asking for instead of toys this year and got some really great suggestions. Pass this along to anyone who may be asking what you would like gifted this year!

Gift Guide for an Outdoor Family (1)Passes, Memberships or Gift Cards

  • State Park or National Park passes are great gifts!
  • Museums
  • Aquariums
  • Zoos
  • Gardens
  • Conservatories
  • Indoor Water Park or Pool
  • Gymnastics Gyms
  • Dance or Music Classes
  • A book club membership or gift card to a local book store to purchase books about the fun of nature!

Your kids will enjoy things that go!

  • Wagons
  • Scooters
  • Balance bikes
  • A bike trailer and/or ski attachments
  • Or that nice jogging all-terrain stroller you’ve been eyeing!

Don’t forget the accessories!

  • How about those necessary gear items that make you think twice because of the price?  Boots, Shoes, Outerwear and Base Layers are great ideas and we have an awesome list of discounts and brand name ideas in our Winter Gear Guide!
  • Helmets (Like these from Bern or Nutcase Helmets)
  • Pads
  • Weather shields for Pack Carriers (Our favorite brand is Deuter) or Strollers
  • Hiking Harness (Like the KiddoGear Harness you can buy through our online store!)
  • Sunglasses (Baby Banz have great ones!)
  • Wool Socks (A HiB favorite is SmartWool)
  • Hats
  • Mittens (Stonz are a great choice!)
  • Hiking poles (for the little ones, too!)
  • Kid-sized Backpacks (Check out the awesome ones that Deuter makes!) for carrying collections.
  • Water-carrying packs for you and your little explorer.
  • Headlamps (Petzl has a great selection!)
  • Flashlights
  • Retractable mirror (Checkout the Chums mirror in the HiB Online Store)
  • Trail snacks (Who doesn’t love a LARABAR on the trail? Pouches and snacks from Happy Family are a great treat as well!)
  • Snack containers

Think ahead: Camping gear!

  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags

Outdoor Activity Ideas

  • Gift Guide for an Outdoor Family (2)Sidewalk Chalk
  • Bubbles
  • Art Easel
  • Art Supplies
  • Play Tent
  • Doll or Mini-sized Strollers, Packs, Wagons
  • Water Table
  • Sand Box
  • Snow shovels, rakes, gardening tools, toy lawnmower
  • Buckets
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Binoculars
  • Kids Camera
  • Laminated Nature Bingo, Bug/Plant/Animal ID Cards
  • Glow Sticks
  • Grow your own plants/veggies kits

Don’t forget to tell friends and family about the discounts at these awesome sites using the Hike it Baby Discount Codes:

Simply Merino 10% code: HIKEITBABY (good for International)
Ella’s Wool $20 off code: HIKEITBABY (good for International)
Stonz Booties 10% off code: HIKEIT10 (good for International)
Oakiwear 20% code: HIKEITBABY (good for International)
Together Gear Poncho 10% off code: HIKEITBABY10




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