by Meghan Fitzgerald
Magnifying glass—Tuck a magnifying glass in your collecting bag, and help you and your kids experience nature treasures up close. We love large magnifiers, natural magnifiers, as well as tough and made-to-bring-anywhere options.
Tissues—Fresh winter air inspires bodies and noses to run! A travel pack of tissues is like gold for the outdoorsy parent.
Lip balm—Have lip balm handy. Lips that are protected can enjoy the elements while remaining soft and safe! If you can, pass over petroleum based products for natural options like Burt’s Bees.
Reusable hand warmers—Heat them up before you head out, and tuck them in your bag or pockets. They’re there when you or your kiddos need a boost. Or, tuck them inside wool socks, turning those socks into heated mittens kids can put on if their hands get wet or cold. Try handmade warmers or boilable warmers.
Snowstoppers mittens—We’ve tested them all, and Snowstoppers are really superb at staying on even the most stubborn hands!
Soft wool socks—Use them as intended OR to put on kids if their mittens get wet or just have to come off. Smartwool and Darn Tough are two brands that really deliver, but any soft, wool socks will do!
We hope these help you find just the right small gifts—the kind that will get the people you love outdoors to play in 2019! And, we wish you the most wonderful end to 2018 and look forward to learning together in 2019, too!