Blue Ridge Hiking Company Holiday Gift Guide

Blue Ridge Hiking Company Holiday Gift Guide

The best gifts for everyone on your list this holiday season! Our elves have put together our favorite gifts from our curated selection to make you holiday shopping easy this year.

Want more information about something you see on this list? Don’t see quite the right item and want more ideas? Give us a call at 828-713-5451 or stop by our downtown Asheville boutique.

SOTO Pocket Torch, $20
This refillable torch allows you to light a stove even in the windiest conditions!

Skida Hat or Neckwarmer, $32-$38
Skida is a female-owned company who makes all of their hats in Vermont. They come in a wide range of patterns and sizes to fit every member of the family!

Blue Ridge Hiking Company Custom Neck Gaiter, $17
A lightweight neck gaiter is one of the most versatile pieces of gear in our backcountry kit! Its great for protecting your skin from the sun, or keeping your neck warm in cool, windy conditions. Our custom neck gaiter has a Blue Ridge Mountain motif and a white Blue Ridge Hiking Company logo.

Asheville Tea Company Tea, $18
Deliciously blended and locally grown, Asheville Tea Company makes our favorite cup of tea, whether its a morning pick-me-up or a relaxing evening cup of herbal tea.

Matador Droplet Dry Bag, $15
This packable dry bag is the ideal on-the-go bag for all your wet gear! It has a 3L capacity and packs into a silicone droplet-shaped carrying case that’s small enough to fit on your keychain. It’s perfect for backpacking, travel, or the gym.

Nemo Fillo Elite Pillow, $45
This is the most compact, comfortable backpacking pillow we could find! Lightweight and packable, you’ll hardly notice the added weight in your pack.

Under $50

Lightheart Gear Fleece Hiking Skirt, $37
This fleece overskirt is the perfect weight for cold weather hiking and running. And it’s cute enough to wear around town. Plus, it has large side pockets that’ll fit a cell phone or anything else you want to keep close at hand!

Farm to Feet Socks, $23
Farm to Feet Socks are merino wool socks made right here in North Carolina! Merino wool is stink free and temperature regulating, so you’ll be comfortable year round. Available in a wide range of colors and sizes for adults and kiddos.

Matador Packable Hip Pack, $35
Need a lightweight, packable hip pack for travel or backpacking? This is the answer! It it waterproof and comes in several funky patterns.

Elder & Co Candles, $18-$22
These soy candles are locally made in Asheville and feature scents inspired by out favorite trails and parks. Plus, they donate a portion of proceeds to the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Win win!

SOTO Helix Coffee Maker + Appalachian Coffee Co Coffee, $28
The SOTO Helix is our favorite way to make coffee in the backcountry! You can still have your morning pourover, and then pack it flat to fit in your pack. Pair it with locally roasted coffee from Appalachian Coffee Co for the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life.

$50 to $100

SOTO Windmaster Stove, $65
The SOTO Windmaster is a great combination of lightweight and efficiency. The microregulator ensures even fuel pressure, regardless of how much fuel is in your canister. It folds down small enough to fit in any cup or pot, sets up easily, and boils water in a flash!

Rumpl Stash Mat, $69
The classic picnic blanket, elevated! Rumpl put a waterproof lining on a microfiber blanket to create the perfect base for your nect picnic, day at the park, or lawn seats at a concert.

BRHC + Recover Local Layer Fleece, $95
Recover’s Local Layer is made right here in NC, from recycling the plastic to make fleece to final sewing and embroidery! The gridded fleece is warm and breathable for its weight, and dries quickly. We added an embroidered hiker girl and mountain motif for extra syle!

Western Mountaineering Flash Down Booties, $75
Western Mountaineering’s down booties are light warm hugs for your feet. A great all-around bootie, they’re perfect for wearing in your sleeping bag as an added warm layer for the coldest nights.

$100 to $200

Nemo Tensor Sleeping Pad, $130-$160
The ultimate in sleep system comfort! Nemo’s Tensor Sleeping Pad inflates to 3 inches thick and weight in at just 12oz (uninsulated) or 14.5oz (insulated). It includes a pump sack, so you don’t have to worry about condensation from our breath in your pad.

Shira Forge Nomad Knife, $185
Handmade right down the road in Sylva, NC, this heirloom quality knife is small and easy to carry, and will last long enough for you to hand down to the next generation of outdoorsman (or outdoorswoman) in your family.

SPOT Gen 3, $150
If you have a loved one who spends a lot of time in the backcountry, the SPOT Gen 3 is a great way to help keep them safe. It featured GPS tracking, SOS functionality, and 3 programmable messages.

Over $200

Personal Outfitting Appointment + $250 Blue Ridge Hiking Company Gift Card, $250
A pack is an awesome gift for the backpacker or thru-hiker. We understand the importance of having a pack fit correctly and meet your needs, so we came up with the perfect gift. Pair a Personal Outfitting Appointment with a Blue Ridge Hiking Company gift card, and the gift recipient can get the ideal pack for them and a one-on-one fit session with one of our gear experts.

Western Mountaineering Alpinlite Sleeping Bag, $517
A good night’s sleep is priceless in the backcountry. This sleeing bag provides the best sleep we can find! This 20-degeree down sleeping back is made in the USA, comfortable in a wide range of temperatures, and highly compressible. Its truly the Cadillac of sleeping bags!

Tarptent Rainbow, $334
The Tarptent Rainbow is an awesome one person tent that sets up freestanding with trekking poles, or non-freestanding with tent poles and stakes. So you don’t have to be a trekking pole user to have a sweet tent that weighs under 2lbs, and you have the versatility of a freestanding tent when you need it. And we’re the only brick and mortar store in the US that carries Tarptent!


Guided Day Hike, Backpacking Trip, or Gear Rental Package
There is no better gift than time spent together. Give your family, friends, or employees the gift of time in nature with a voucher for a Blue Ridge Hiking Company trip. With trips ranging from half day hikes to 6 day backcountry excursions and everything in between, we have something to everyone on your list. We even offer gear rental packages that include everything you need to hit the trail on your own. Book online for a specific date or call or email us to create the perfect gift certificate for you!