Gifts that Give Back to the Outdoors: AMC’s Holiday Gift Guide

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It can be difficult to shop for those who love the outdoors, but AMC has you covered, whether you’re looking to go the traditional route with books and gear or would rather gift an experience. We’ve put together a gift guide for the outdoor adventurers in your life. And when you give an AMC gift, you’re also giving back to the outdoors: every purchase you make benefits AMC’s mission of fostering the protection, enjoyment, and understanding of the outdoors. 

Shop our online store 

With a wide library of AMC books and maps and a selection of merchandise honoring the most iconic places in our region, AMC’s online store has the books, maps, and products for your recipient’s next adventure.  

Here are a few staff favorites from the online store: 

  • Vintage AMC huts poster: This reproduction of a whimsical 1939 map found in AMC’s Archives features our original seven White Mountain huts, with elevations of each.
  • White Mountain Guide, 31st Edition: AMC’s classic guidebook is back with an updated edition! Featuring safety information, turn by turn directions, and maps with trail-segment mileage, this book is a must-have for anyone who hikes in the White Mountains.
  • Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast, 2nd Edition: Thirty years after his original guidebook was published, author David Goodman is back with a second edition. Known as the “bible” of backcountry skiing in the region, this comprehensive guide includes legendary big-mountain trips alongside lesser-known routes for every level of backcountry skier.   
  • Mount Washington Hoodie: This bestselling hoodie is back by popular demand! Stay warm in this colorful and cozy sweatshirt.  

Shop the store.  

Take someone on a trip 

Gift an outdoor experience by booking a trip. From cozy private cabins to bunks in mountainside huts, our destinations will bring you closer to the outdoors – and to the loved ones who join you for the adventure. 

View our destinations. 

Looking to go with a guide this winter? We offer a variety of guided adventures, including winter hiking, family adventures, and ski and snowshoe trips.  

Choose your adventure. Or build your own guided trip with a custom adventure: Design your trip. 

Give the gift of an AMC membership 

Give a gift to help make 2023 someone’s best outdoor year yet. Every AMC member is part of a community of people who love the outdoors as much as they do. And the perks include discounts on lodging, books, and merchandise, as well as access to thousands of outdoor activities annually.  

Gift an AMC membership. 

Make an honor or tribute gift 

Looking for a gift for someone who already has everything? Consider a tribute gift to protect the outdoors. When you make a donation in honor of your recipient, we’ll notify them with a message of your choice. And we’ll put your gift straight to work protecting the lands, waters, and trails of our region.  

Make a tribute gift

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