180 Degrees South, $11.49, a gripping documentary about adventurer Jeff Johnson, who sets out to retrace the footsteps of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins’ 1968 excursion into Patagonia. Sailing! Surfing! Shipwrecks! Plot twists!
Big Sur Backpacker’s Cologne, $55, made with real plants, bark, moss, mushrooms and tree trimmings found hiking the backcountry. Their motto? “We put the mountains in a bottle.” Right on.
Herb Lester’s super cool illustrated city maps, chock full of insider recommendations. Four pounds each.
Grippy pad, $11.49, so he can stick his phone onto the dashboard for GPS and tunes.
Monogrammed cocktail muddler for mixing up stiff drinks for friends. $18.
Simon Pearce whiskey glasses, $58, handblown in Vermont, and with a wide-ish rim so he can smell the peat.
A donation in his name to World Bicycle Relief, which provides simple, sustainable bikes for people in the developing world, where the power of bicycles can change lives and transform communities. $25 for a set of wheels, $50 for a mechanics toolkit, $134 for one bike, $670 for five bikes and $1340 for ten bikes. (So inspiring!)
Musical Christmas crackers! $21.20. Each of the eight crackers contains a tiny whistle pitched to a different note, and you follow the song sheets to play carols together. Would be funny to attempt around a tipsy dinner table.