It’s deep into December, but you don’t need to plow through deep snow in a panic to get to the mall. Stay inside and cozy and check out the amazing gifts REI has put together. The ideas — and the prices — are so epic that you might want to add a few more people to your gift list! We’ve combed REI’s offerings from its Last Minute Sale, and these are the best of the best.
Gifts under $15
Swiss Army Classic Knife
Everybody loves a good Swiss Army knife, and this collection is practically bespoke. Is your giftee an Anglophile? Give them one with a scene of London. Are you off to Cabo for the holidays? Try the Mexican Sunset motif. Other themes are New York, Paris City of Love, Call of Nature, Alps Love, Aloha Kokua, Cappadocia, Great Pyramids, and New Zealand.
These themed multi-tools weigh less than an ounce but still come with scissors and tweezers, plus a blade, nail file with screwdriver tip, toothpick, and key ring. And you get Swiss Army’s lifetime warranty. All Swiss Army knives are 25% off, making these Classic LEs only $14.19 a pop. You’ll want more than one.
REI Co-op Fleece Gloves
You won’t find a better bargain than these super warm fleece gloves. You can use your cell phone without taking them off as they have conductive material at the tips of thumb and index fingers. They come in two different colors for men and women, and right now, they are half off. The women’s were $24.95, but you can get them for $12.39 right here.
Gifts for $25 and under
Leatherman Micra Tool
If your loved one is more of a Leatherman person, now is the time to get their gift. All Leatherman multi-tools are 20% off. The Micra Tool might be the most basic Leatherman, but it still comes with a blade, tweezers, a nail file, medium and small standard screwdrivers, a bottle opener, and a ruler. With a rotating lanyard attachment, you can carry it easily. Right now it’s just $23.89. Read on for more complex Leathermans.
These incredibly durable mugs are sleek and good looking, with colors like seafoam, brick, and navy — in addition to black and silver. Plus, they keep your coffee hot for hours in the backcountry. With the handle and trident lid, you won’t be spilling any of your morning mud anywhere either. The YETI Mug is $25 and comes with a holiday deal for REI members.
Sockwell Jasmin 2-Pack
Everyone appreciates a warm pair of socks. Sockwells are made with ultra soft and warm Merino wool, with added bamboo rayon and Spandex for durability and snappy fit. These packs of two socks are one-third off, down from $29.95. Get the Sockwell Jasmin 2-Pack for women or the Sockwell Stand Up Striped 2-Pack for men for just $19.99.
Multi Towel Lite
These towels are so convenient towel, you’ll use them for a lot more than camping. They’re great for beach outings when you’ve got a lot to carry. They take up next to no space and are ridiculously light — but they work incredibly well. They absorb up to eight times their weight in water, and then you can wring them almost dry, making them easy to take back with you. They come in a handy carry pouch too. And best yet, they are Down 30% from $24.95. Get the Multi Towel Lites for at $17.39. Even the largest Multi Towel Deluxe is just $19.89.
Polartec Fleece beanie
Everyone loves REI quality, and a good fleece beanie always comes in handy. The REI Co-up Fleece Beanies come in black and nightsea, and right now they’re 50% off at one for only $9.89.
The best gifts ever
Suunto Spartan Trainer
You really can’t find a better gift for your athlete than a Suunto watch. Scoring a watch this advanced — with a heart rate, calorie, and sleep monitor; GPS tracking; water resistance up to 160 feet; long battery life; phone, text, and calendar notifications; and precision Finnish engineering — for under $200 seems impossible.
But believe it. Suunto watches are 30% right now. And you can personalize them with customizable watch faces. This Suunto Spartan Trainer makes a great gift at $279, and it makes an even better one at just $195.29.
YETI Rambler Wine Tumbler
What’s a more romantic present than a set of wine tumblers that you can enjoy in the great outdoors? These attractive TUMI Rambler Wine Tumblers have double-wall vacuum insulation that will keep your drink the temperature you want for hours. They’re $50 for a set of two, and REI members get a $20 bonus card when they more than one set.
Swiss Army Huntsman and SwissChamp Silvertech
If the outdoor lover in your life is ready to move up from the Swiss Army Classic knives, they’ve got loads to choose from, including the Swiss Army Huntsman Knife, which has two blades, a corkscrew, a bottle opener with screwdriver tip and wire stripper, a can opener with screwdriver tip, scissors, a reamer with sewing eye, a wood saw, a hook, tweezers, a toothpick, and a lanyard ring. At 25% off, it’s only $29.89.
Or, you can go all out with the Swiss Army SwissChamp Silvertech, which comes with an unbelievable 32 functions. From the screwdriver to the corkscrew, the toothpick to the scissors, the SwissChamp is a true athlete, and it always comes with the Swiss Army warranty. Right now it’s just $67.38
Swiss Army Ranger Grip
We love the way this one looks so much that we gave it its own listing. The Swiss Army Ranger Grip looks like the next generation of multi-tools. The nearly four-inch blade with safety lock opens easily with one hand, and the ergonomic handle makes it safe when you need it. It also has a wood saw, can and bottle openers, screwdrivers, a corkscrew, tweezers, a toothpick, and several more items. It was $52.95, and right now it’s only $39.69.
Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multi-tool
Not to be outdone, the Leatherman Super Tool 300 Multi-tool comes with ten blades, needlenose and regular pliers, wire cutters, hard-wire cutters, stranded wire cutters, an electrical crimper, wire strippers, and an awl/punch. It also has multiple screwdrivers, a nine-inch ruler, and a can and bottle opener. And right now it’s only $63.89.
The best down jackets
Mountain Hardwear PackDown Jacket Men
Everyone wants a jacket that can fold up and stow in your pocket. And this one from Mountain Hardwear does just that. Plus, it’s water-resistant and has plenty of pockets — including a zippered interior pocket for your phone. Choose from four colors for men and two for women, and savor the savings at 40% off. The men’s jacket were $200 jackets. Get them now for $119.99.
Stormhenge 850 Down Jacket
Tired of having to choose between a warm jacket and a dry one? The Stormhenge 850 doesn’t just have double layers of waterproofing, it also has down from geese that are certified to have lived healthy, stress-free lives. It also comes in four women’s colors and three men’s hues. And you’ll save $100 — since they’re 40% off, down from $249. Get them for just $148.99.
Other cozy options
Alpestre Fleece Pullover
Your giftee will be on trend with this two-toned fleece pullover. It’s the perfect layer underneath that ski jacket, so you look great in the lodge and at après. And it’s also 51% off the retail price of $79.95 — for a shockingly low price of just $38.99. There’s a women’s version too!
REI Co-op Camp Blanket
This REI Co-op Camp Blanket is a soft, ripstop nylon shell with a water repellent finish that sheds water, stains, pet hair, and dirt. It’s toasty warm, comes with a stuff sack, and is machine washable. If you buy the print designs, 5% of the sales of this product will support National Scenic Trails — which is great to know. It’s a $79.95 value that’s now 50% off. Get it for just $39.89.
REI Co-op Camp wrap
Is there someone special in your life who simply can’t leave the campfire — because they’re just too cold? Get them is REI Co-op Camp Wrap and they’ll love you forever. It was $99.95, but now it’s a whopping 51% at just $48.89.
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