We feel it is super important to support small businesses this holiday season (and every season really)! Our community is filled with adventure lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and incredible people that have created businesses we think you will love! Shop small this holiday season, and get a gift for a loved one that is unique, sustainable, and made with a lot of love.
Adventure Photographer: Wild Sonora Photography
Wild Sonora Photography is a full service outdoor portrait photographer offering dreamy, scenic, storytelling candids at photo-worthy destination spots throughout the Southwest and beyond. Perfect for nature lovers, travelers, and adventure seekers of all types – families, couples, and everyone in between. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, traveling everywhere!
We were lucky enough to get a photoshoot with Rachel of Wild Sonora Photography this September and it was absolutely incredible! We had so much fun shooting at Cathedral Rock at sunrise with Rachel, and she kept us feeling comfortable the entire time! And let me tell you, the photos we got in our gallery were absolutely stunning. She has an eye for the little details, and the gallery made our hearts melt. She captured our love for adventure and for each other, and helped us learn to be comfortable in front of the camera.
Gifting someone you love a session with Rachel will guarantee incredible photos that they (and you) will hold close to your heart forever. We could not recommend her more, and know this would be a wonderful gift for an adventure lover, a family, or a couple this holiday season! Rachel is even offering our readers who book before February 1, 2022 an AMAZING deal you will not want to pass up! Click here for more information! (You won’t want to miss this one!!)
Stoked Climbing is all about creating high quality handmade gear and getting you sToKed on climbing! Travis and Kimberly have been married for 10+ years and are California-bred climbers currently living in the midwest! They have a passion for climbing and creating the products climbers love and use constantly. They create handmade (and many one of a kind!) chalk bags that will make you absolutely stoked about getting out there and using them! They have tons of fabric options and Kimberly hand makes each one. How cool is that?! They also design all of their own apparel, including t-shirts, tanks, and beanies! A great addition to a gift from Stoked Climbing would be some boulder balm or extra chalk to get their chalk bag ready to go! They also have an entire separate shop for their volumes!
You can find any gift for a climbing lover in their shop, and we love how unique their products are. We can really tell that Travis and Kimberly are putting all of their love for climbing into their gear, and we can’t think of a better gift for your climbing friends this holiday season! They have a sale going on right now on stuffed boho bags while supplies last! Go check them out!
Eco Chick Thrift
Sarah created Eco Chick Thrift because of her passion for thrifting and sustainability! Thrifting is a great way to reduce our impact on the environment, save money, reuse clothing (oftentimes, barely used), and find very unique and cool pieces! Eco Chick Thrift is run completely on Instagram. Sarah does all of the endless searching through the thrift stores for you and finds the true gems you can get right from your couch! She has such a great eye for the best finds, and always has a wide variety of sizes and styles which we love!
Most of the items she sells have barely been worn, and would make a great gift for someone in your life who loves sustainability and finding unique clothing pieces for their collection! She is fast with shipping, and packages with sustainable wrapping! Her sales are done in batches on her feed and through stories, sometimes by bidding, and others have set prices. You won’t want to miss her next collection!
WanderMore Camper Van
Have you thought about gifting your loved one an experience this year? How great of a gift would it be to reserve them a trip in a fully converted van, to live out their van life dreams for the week in northern Arizona?! Erik and Ciera have a beautiful 2019 Ram Promaster 2900 van they rent out on Outdoorsy for any adventure enthusiasts coming to Arizona. The van features a custom build by professionals, fully equipped with a bit bigger than full-size bed, deep sink, propane double burner stove, 2 max-air fans, reverse osmosis water system for fresh water on the spot, airhead composting toilet, and a dometic 75 freezer/cooler combo. Wandermore is stocked to the brim with kitchenware and basic outdoor essentials, and is ready for you or your loved one to take it on the adventure of a lifetime! Oh, and did we mention, it has space for tons of gear and two mountain bikes!
Ciera and Erik have put so much love into making this van comfortable, easy to use, and ready for whatever you can think of. Giving someone you love a trip in Wandermore will create incredible memories, adventures, and experiences that will last a lifetime! Check out their van on outdoorsy here and book a trip!
Knitted By Shelbi
If you know someone who is always loves being cozy and really appreciates a good blanket, this is the gift for them (or yourself!!). Shelbi creates chunky knit blankets and beanies in Reno, Nevada! These blankets are all homemade with a lot of love, and they are perfect for the winter season. Shelbi offers a variety of colors and patterns and is taking orders for the holidays. All of her products look so soft and cozy, and would make such a great gift! These blankets can be picked up locally in Reno, NV or shipped to wherever you are. She currently is taking orders via DM on her Instagram, check it out here and give her a follow!
Ashley’s Art Creations
Ashley creates handmade jewelry in the Pacific Northwest that would make a great gift for someone you love! Each piece of jewelry is completely unique and one of a kind! Many pieces she sells are created from sustainable products, and she has a huge passion for helping her local community. Her geode wrap necklaces are absolutely beautiful! All purchases between Thanksgiving and Christmas quality for half price shipping (thats $3!). Check out her Instagram to see what she has available and place an order!
Desert Bath Co.
Desert Bath Co is owned and operated out of Gilbert, Arizona, and creates bath and body products guaranteed to make your loved one feel extra special after the holidays! Tiffany, the owner, has a huge passion for healthier products for our skin and ourselves, and created Desert Bath Co to provide real, high quality products that are handmade in small batches. Desert Bath Co also has a passion for using sustainable packaging.
Desert Bath Co has bath bombs, soaps, shower steamers, body creams, and more for your loved ones this year. You can even get custom bath bombs for weddings, birthdays, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties! Tiffany’s creations are absolutely beautiful and it is clear how much time and love she has put into this small business.
Looking for some more of our Holiday Gift Guides? Check out this one on 8 Outdoorsy Holiday Gifts you Can’t Wrap