Thanksgiving is officially over, and that means holiday shopping season is full on. I thought I would take a moment today to share with you some of my own suggestions for gifts for people that love the outdoors.
Most of you know that not only do I love the outdoors, but I also love technology. Since I don’t live in Alaska anymore, and “getting out in nature” doesn’t mean going where your cell phone reads “No Service,” having my cell phone charged is kind of important. So what do you do when you are camping and there’s no power? Make it. Seriously! With this little stove, you can heat water and charge your phone or other devices by burning twigs that you find on the ground.
I’m really big on being prepared for emergencies, and what better way to be prepared than to know that you can drink any water that you come across? Yes, even water out of a pond or ditch. I think everyone should have some of these in your home, your hiking pack and in your vehicle, because you never know!
Just about any time I am out in nature, I am carrying my camera along with me to photograph God’s creation. When I am doing that, I need to carry certain things with me, while keeping my hands free to snap photos and hang on to a hiking stick. This is my “go anywhere” camera bag that also doubles as my purse. (You can see a “tour” of this bag in the vlog here – there is also a rain cover that I forgot to show you.) This pack is lightweight, holds everything I need for the day and even has a pocket for a bottle of water.
Speaking of hiking sticks, this pair of trekking sticks from Mountainsmith serve not only as tools for the hiker, but a cap comes off the end to reveal a threaded camera mount. So you can hike through the woods safely and get stable photos to boot!
Now for me personally, my love of nature extends to including natural elements in the things I use or wear. I have home decor that I have made out of things I’ve found in nature – a lighting fixture made out of a beaver stick, art made from chunks of wood, and glass bottles filled with variety of stones that I have found on my outings. My love of the use of natural elements even includes the jewelry I wear on my body. My favorite bracelets are hand made of stones or metal & leather, my favorite earrings are made of wood.
I recently received my second watch from JORD, and I love this one as much as the first. My new one is the Delmar in red sandalwood & white carbon. It is actually considered a man’s watch, but I love “chunky” watches so this is right up my alley. Look at the gorgeous color of this wood!
The other JORD watch I own is a Fieldcrest in zebrawood & maple. I love how the wood grain stands out on it. It is a lady’s watch and smaller that the Delmar, yet not dainty. I think my husband would confiscate it for himself if we had the same size wrist!
I get so many complements on these watches. I think I have someone comment on them literally every time I go out in public. They are a statement piece, yet remind me of nature and all the things I love about the outdoors.
I’m happy to share with you that JORD has partnered with me to provide Cosmopolitan Cornbread readers a number of e-gift cards worth $25 each for the holidays! So if you love these wood watches as much as I do, follow the link below, enter your e-mail address and favorite style of JORD watch. There are tons to choose from, including the brand new Sawyer and Frankie designs. Once you submit it, you will receive the coupon code in your inbox. But quanitities are limited, and once they’re gone…they’re gone! So hurry on over and claim yours as soon as possible.
Claim yours –> HERE
Have a wonderful holiday season!