The leaves have officially gone from “falling” to “fallen.” You’re digging through the closet for gloves you haven’t seen in months. Outdoor enthusiasts know this time of the year as shoulder season. For everyone else, it means the holidays are just around the corner.
With so many people on your list, searching for meaningful gifts for everyone can be exhausting. Luckily, AMC has the perfect present for the outdoors lover in your life. From gear and books that inspire to the trips that take them there, we have you covered.
Celebrate the 48
There’s nothing like connecting a gift to an accomplishment or special place. Whether they just completed the New Hampshire 48, or hiked their very first 4,000-foot peak, they’ll feel properly celebrated with original artwork and gear from AMC’s brand new 4,000-footer collection.
Check out retro tees and hoodies or give them a festival-style poster with one of the greatest lineups of all time: the Mountains of New Hampshire. For those in search of the perfect home décor, there’s also the 3D Wall Map of the 4,000 footers, an AMC best seller.
Winter is a great time to brush up on outdoor skills, learn a new activity, or plan for warmer weather. However they’re approaching the season, there’s an AMC book for it.
The Essential Guide to Winter Recreation can help them discover new ways to get outside, from snowshoeing to cold-weather camping. Plot new routes with Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast, a longtime staple of the serious skier’s bookshelf. And if staying in and prepping for warmer adventures is more their style, check out AMC Mountain Skills Manual.
Do you know someone who loves a great adventure story? Get them a subscription to Appalachia. America’s longest-running journal of mountaineering and conservation features poems, prose, and exciting exploits from around the globe.
Our friends at businesses across the AMC region are making gear that’s as adventure-ready as you are.
Burgeon Outdoors creates outdoor apparel in their Lincoln, New Hampshire studio. Our favorites include the men’s and women’s Highlander Hoodie, a technical mid-layer that’s as comfortable on the couch as at the campsite. Burgeon is also a trail adopter on the Old Bridle Path, an iconic footpath in the White Mountains that AMC is working to restore.
Check out NEMO, camping equipment extraordinaires and an AMC partner. Their Chipper Reclaimed Closed-Cell Foam Seat is a versatile, foldable seat pad built to cushion the rocks and snow. Even better? It’s sustainably manufactured using leftover foam, for a lower environmental footprint.
For winter explorers we recommend headware from Skida – a Vermont-based, women-run company. Their Nordic Hats are perfect for getting out on a snowy trail, whether on skis, snowshoes, or foot. There’s a reason we carry their products at many AMC locations, including our Highland Center and Pinkham Notch Visitor Center shops. They’re dependable, winter-ready, and loaded with colorful patterns!
Give An Unforgettable Experience
They say the best gifts aren’t objects, they’re experiences with the people you care about. And there’s no better way to celebrate being together than in the outdoors. Whether you’re looking for a cozy escape just outside the city, a backcountry adventure, or an off-the-grid getaway, there’s an AMC location ready to explore.
Help them get outdoors all year long with the gift of an AMC membership. Members get up to 20% off all AMC lodging, gear, and merchandise and access to thousands of outdoor activities with a dedicated community of fellow adventurers. It really is the gift that keeps giving!
If you want to help them take their outdoor experience to the next level, work with an AMC professional guide. Guides offer a variety of day and overnight trips all year long.