Holiday Gift Guide

Think only children get to write a wish list for Santa? As if!

The holiday season is here and if your love language is gift-giving, it’s your time to shine. You’ve been training for this moment all year.

We’re willing to bet that you’ve got more than a handful of people on your list to shop for this year. From your spouse to your BFF to your furry sidekick. And let’s not forget that one aunt that always spoils your family or that work bestie that surprises you with a wrapped gift on your desk every year, never fail.

With a little help from Santa’s elves, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gift items for everyone on your list.

Gifts for Him & Her 

A Wallet from Herschel

Whether it’s your first holiday season together or your twentieth - a wallet is always an excellent choice for a thoughtful and timeless gift. We have a wide selection of Herschel wallets available in-store to choose from. Made with vegan faux leather, this gift is perfect regardless of your budget. 

A YETI Cooler

For the couple that loves to travel together and who are always hitting the road for a weekend at the cottage or lake, a YETI cooler is the perfect his & her gift from Santa. YETI coolers are built to last and will keep your contents ice-cold even in sweltering conditions.

A Winter Jacket

“Baby, it’s getting cold outside and it’s about time you get yourself a new winter jacket!” Sound familiar? We have a huge selection of stylish winter jackets to choose from brands you know and love like Canada Goose, Arc'teryx, Cotopaxi, FJÄLLRÄVEN, Save the Duck, Tentree, and more. 


Anything Vuori

Have you heard of Vuori? A premium performance apparel brand hailing from California, every product made by Vuori is done so as ethically and sustainably as possible. Their soft and aerie leggings are a cult favorite and their hoodies and Sherpa jackets are the definitions of couple goals. Every item from the Vuori collection goes together like camping and smores - just as comforting too!

Gifts for Your BFF and Work Bestie

A YETI Tumbler

If you know a YETI fan, chances are you know that one can never have too many YETIs. This holiday season, why not choose from our wide selection of colours and styles, and snag a YETI mug in their favourite colour for everyone on your holiday list? 


Cozy Pyjamas

Pyjamas are that thing we don’t often treat ourselves to, so this holiday season, why not pick out a cute set of PJs for your BFF? Shop a number of brands in-store, including PJ Salvage, which offers a number of cute prints and designs to choose from. 

Cozy Socks

When we were kids, the last thing we wanted to see wrapped under the tree was socks. As an adult, who doesn’t love to receive a cute pair of socks that match your personality? We have a number of delightful sock prints to choose from, but let’s be honest - the Mama Needs a Cocktail is kind of perfect for your bestie who really does need a cocktail and a full night’s sleep. 

A Cozy Beanie 

Noticing a theme here? Who doesn’t want their best friends to be warm and cozy all winter long? We’re loving the Vuori Alpine Waffle Beanie this winter for ourselves and our crew. Did we mention these are made from recycled yarn? We love it!

Gifts for Fur Babies

We can’t forget the fur babies! Take it Outside has a fantastic selection of products for your furry friends, from collars and leashes to their very own YETI water bowl. Fellow animal lovers sleep easy - we’ve got you covered this holiday season!

Gifts for Family 

A Tilley Hat 

A classic and timeless gift for anyone who loves to spend time outdoors in the sunshine or gardening. Tilley Hats are made in Canada, offer UPF 50+ sun protection, keep you dry with their water-repellent finish, and are guaranteed for life. 

Cozy Slippers

Who doesn’t love a warm and cozy pair of slippers? We have a bunch of different styles to choose from but who could resist these Lemon Cabin Cuffed Cute Booties? Available in a number of different colours, you can find the perfect pair for everyone on your list.

The Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Hiking Books and Trail Guides

Planning to get outside and take a hike or two in 2023? We’ve got you covered. We have a  bunch of fun guides to local hiking trails in Atlantic Canada that make the perfect stocking stuffer for the adventurer on your list.


If you haven’t experienced the power of a Merino wool neckwarmer in the winter, well, let’s just say you might want to pick one of these up for yourself and say it’s from Santa. Buff Neckwarmers make a great stocking stuffer and you can never have too many. 


A Hammock

Think you can’t fit a hammock into a Christmas stocking? Think again! These compact, pack-and-go, hammocks can be brought anywhere and set them up within seconds. Perfect for hiking, camping, or weekends at the cottage. Opt for the hammock for two and it totally counts as a gift for you too! 

Atlantick Lemongrass Outdoor Spray and Dragonfly Wingman 

These two products are a game-changer and a must if you call the Maritimes home. Simply spray it all over but with special attention to spots like your ankles before heading into the great outdoors. And it’s safe to use on dogs too! Attach the Dragonfly Wingman nearby or to your hat or backpack and it’ll protect you from those pesky horse and deer flies.

SmartWool Socks and Work Gloves

Tis the season for frozen fingers and toes, but not when you shop at Take it Outside. We’re big fans of SmartWool Merino socks, and let’s just say - these are the kind of socks you want in your stocking! Throw in a pair of outdoor gloves and your loved one will be cozy and warm all winter. 




There you have it, adventurers! We hope this gift guide was as helpful and we can’t wait to welcome you in-store to help you pick out the perfect gift for everyone on your list.


Happy Holidays! And see you at Take it Outside! 

Author: Crystal Richard

All photos were taken by Caro Photography |

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