Gifts with a sense of adventure

As you remember, I did a gift guide for Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine. You’ll find great gifts for the morning person, some fun things for the kiddos, lots of buzz-worthy presents and two gift guides for the eco-minded and those who like to go au naturel.

But there were several categories that just didn’t make it in the magazine at all. I’m going to share those with you.

We move to the wild ones in the bunch. Do you have an adventure seeker on your gift list? Can’t afford to send them traveling? Give them one of these gifts with a sense of adventure.

Gifts_with_a_Sense_of_AdventureThe hunt for the perfect gift ends with this set of four metallic antler plates ($24.95 for set).

Wild harvested trail crew soap ($35 each) bottles the essence of the mountains with scents that have notes of wild ginger, burnt honey, salt, damp ground, a wool blanket and deep forest; available in five scents.

For those who find a morning without espresso uncivilized, even while enjoying the great outdoors, this mini espresso maker (ON SALE $33.99) brews one 2.5 oz cup at a time—the perfect double shot.

Even if she has a chop saw in the garage, she needs this chop saw cutting board ($39) in her kitchen.

Outfit nomadic friends’ kitchens with this porcelain camel sugar bowl ($16).

Let them experiment with food, liquor and chemistry to make art with these molecular mixology kits ($30 each) that come in mojito, margarita and cosmopolitan.

OK, if you have to get a gag gift this year, this is the one to get for anyone who owns a Keurig K-cup coffeemaker. These 5-star meals let them brew a hot lunch or dinner in a coffee cup in minutes. The 10-meal sampler pack ($8.99) includes hot wings, corn dogs, donuts, tacos and salad.

This is an all-terrain USB smartphone charging, music-blasting, solar-powered wireless speaker (ON SALE $88.99) that lets friends rock the pool, the campsite or the trail.

An oversized unisex watch ($79 each) with silicone rubber band is resistant in up to 90 feet of water; available in seven colors.

Gifts_with_a_Sense_of_Adventure_2These collapsible recycled bike chain bottle openers ($10 each) are so much fun, they’ll wish twist-offs had never been invented.

Log Cabin Grub ($8.66) is filled with basic recipes for simple, rustic-style cooking, including recipes for fish and wild meat, rattlesnake, grouse, buffalo, jackrabbit, woodchuck, bear, catfish, breads, desserts and candy. You’ll even find handy remedies and helpful hints.

The Sprocket Rocket camera ($89) takes beautiful panoramic photos showing the sprocket holes for a cool, analog look; available in nine colors.

Have a Hunger Games fan on the list? Whet their appetite with this collection of chocolate bars ($65 for 12) from Vosges Chocolate that includes a bar for each of the 12 districts with fillings like vanilla, peanut butter and smoked chipotle chilis.

These silver knife magnets ($45 for five) and black knife wall hooks ($20 each or $79 for five) are just fun.

Let them make their own wine with these four-week kits ($45 each); available in Barolo, Moscato, Chardonnay and Verdicchio.

Freeze water to make a pair of penguins perching on an iceberg in the South Pole and a lone polar bear balancing on a glacier in the North Pole ice cubes  ($19.85 for set of two trays).

The best stocking stuffer is the all-in-one classic survival tool ($1.13). It’s small enough to keep in your wallet or glove compartment and is equipped with a box opener, screwdriver, wrench and ruler.

Give camera buffs and coffee lovers the perfect shot: a ceramic mug that looks like a lens ($24-$30, depending on size).

What’s your favorite gift to give adventure seekers?