Gift Guide: For the Outdoors Lover

Adventures await in 2023.

A new year offers new mountains to climb, forests to explore, and rivers to ford. Give the outdoors lover in your life a gift that helps them enjoy the unhiked trails ahead in comfort and style. NUVO has rounded up presents for every adventurer in your life, including dog lovers, coffee drinkers, and comfort seekers. Shop on—adventure awaits.


Alder Apparel Open Air Pant

Started in Toronto by childhood friends, Alder Apparel aims to make outdoor exploration fun and accessible. Its open air pant is made from modal, a sustainable fibre derived from beech tree pulp that is naturally breathable, and comes in eight colours and sizes ranging from extra small to 6X. With a fitted shape and zippered pockets, these pants easily transition from backcountry hiking to urban adventures, making them a sure-to-please gift.


On Cloudwander Waterproof Shoes

The Swiss running shoe brand On was launched in 2010 and has been making big waves in the world of athletic footwear ever since. This style, for men and women, takes all the comfort of On’s Cloud collection and optimizes it for the outdoors. The breathable yet waterproof fabric and grippier rubber make it the perfect footwear for all-terrain hiking. And at just 390 grams, these sneakers are a much lighter alternative to the traditional clunky hiking boot. For the friend or family member who can’t be stopped by a little rain, nothing says “I love you” like dry feet.

Hooké M’s Sherpa Fleece Hoodie

Wilderness exploration needn’t mean sacrificing coziness. This snuggly hoodie from Quebec’s Hooké is made from 100 per cent recycled polyester sherpa fleece. Reinforced forearms, shoulders, and hems make it durable enough to wear while roughing it outdoors, and thumb holes and large front pockets keep hands toasty warm no matter the season.


The KOP Coffee Pocket Coffee Drip Bag

The days of horrible instant coffee sipped in frigid early-morning air outside a tent can be banished to the past. For a cup of joe that will actually inspire pep in the step on the trail, the Kop Coffee’s clever coffee drip bags are single-serve portions sealed in a small sachet with pop-up tabs to sit on the edge of a cup. Made with 100 per cent coffee grounds, the B.C. roaster’s bags let your giftee forgo coffee tools and save precious water on cleaning.

Agawa Gear Boreal24 Saw

A 24-inch saw may not exactly scream good tidings and seasonal celebrations, but it’s a tool any outdoor enthusiast will be excited about. Designed at Agawa’s Ontario headquarters, the saw folds up tight so it’s easy to pack, and the blade, available in two teeth patterns, can be replaced for years and years of use. Most importantly, the blade remains covered throughout the easy unfolding process to ensure the safest handling possible.


Grayl GeoPress Waterbottle

Anyone who has spent time in the backcountry knows the biggest pain is getting drinkable water. Grayl’s water bottles uncomplicate the process—this one purifies 24 ounces of  water from even the cloudiest lake in just eight seconds. In addition to filtering out pathogens, it also removes pesticides, chemicals, microplastics, and heavy metals for better-tasting, and better-smelling, water. An ideal gift for the globetrotter in your life, it’s sure to keep them hydrated through 2023’s adventures and beyond.


Wilderdog Sleeping Bag

For the loved one who brings Fido along on their camping excursions, this handy sleeping bag for dogs means the humans might get some personal space while they sleep. Lined with soft, quick-drying cotton, the bag is a comfy spot where furry friends can rest on top or snuggle up inside, and the synthetic fill and a water-resistant outer shell will keep them warm all night long.