Strapped for last-minute gift ideas?
It’s common to leave holiday shopping to the last minute – you’re not alone! With our busy everyday schedules, work-from-home routines, and slow re-entrance back into public life, it’s been a little tricky to figure out when to buy Christmas presents this year.
That’s why we felt compelled to highlight some quick & easy holiday gifts, especially ones you can get IMMEDIATELY. The last-minute gift ideas in this post will release any worry about not getting gifts in time for Christmas. All you need is your phone or computer!
1. Gifts Cards!
Is there a better gift than money? If you’re stumped on what to give the outdoor lover in your life, a gift card is always well-received. They can use it to go towards the purchase of larger items like tents, boots, or backpacks, which can be highly personal! They’ll appreciate being able to choose for themselves!
Out Favorite Outdoor Gifts Cards:
- REI Gift Card (Choose E-gift cards to get it sent to the recipient’s email right away)
- Airbnb Gift Cards
- Backcountry Gift Cards
- AllTrails Gift Card (Hiking Navigation Subscription)
- Get Your Guide (City experiences gift card)
- The Dyrt Pro (campground finding app)
2. Idaho Hot Springs E-Book
We may be biased, but our Idaho Hot Springs E-Book will be the only resource you’ll need for an incredible soaking trip to the Gem State! Packed full of useful hot spring information, 19 detailed pool guides, and road trip routes, you’ll be packing your bags before you finish the book!
You can purchase our e-book ‘Soak Idaho’ online and instantly receive it! It’s one of the best last-minute gift ideas for that hot spring lover in your life! Note: This is best bought and downloaded on a computer, and then sent to your preferred devices!
3. National Park Pass / Forest Pass
Give the gift that keeps on giving! An average entrance fee to a National Park in the U.S. is around $30. If you know someone who is going to visit at LEAST 3 in one year, this pass will pay for itself in no time!
Additionally, a Northwest forest pass is a great last-minute gift to give the hiker in your life, giving them access to tons of Washington hikes and Oregon national forests. You can purchase these online, but while you’ll have to wait for your physical card to come in the mail, you can usually print out a temporary pass to use right away.
4. Booking a Getaway Stay
Do you know any PNW destinations on their bucket list? If you know them well, you can surprise them by booking a trip to one of their dream locations! From these gorgeous Pacific Northwest cabin rentals to more luxurious getaways, there are a lot of cool places to choose from!
Here are some incredible getaway locations in the Pacific Northwest:
- Bay Point Landing in Coos Bay, OR (adorable tiny cabins on the Oregon Coast)
- Alderbrook Resort in Union, WA (romantic PNW lodge on the Puget Sound)
- Skamania Lodge in the Columbia River Gorge
- Captain Whidbey on Whidney, Island
- Five Pine Lodge in Sisters, OR
5. The Dyrt Subscription
For the person who loves camping and offroading, a subscription to The Dyrt is the perfect last-minute gift idea!
With The Dyrt Pro, they can explore campsites offline, plan their road trip with all the best sleeping stops, and even get discounts with their gear partners. You can gift a 1-year membership here, but we actually have a code to try it free for 30 days too! Discover that below!
6. AllTrails Subscription ($29.99)
Did you know you can gift a subscription to AllTrails? It’s one of the best hiking apps out there, and one we personally use often. Surprise your trail buddy with an annual plan to jumpstart their 52 hikes challenge for next year!