November 21, 2023

Holiday Gift Ideas For the Outdoor Lover on Your List

The holidays are here, and with it comes perhaps the most divisive holiday activity; shopping. Holiday shopping for friends and family can be tons of fun, but it can also come with a lot of stress. Deciding on a gift that your friend or loved one will love, then tracking it down and wrapping it up can become a lengthy process, especially if you’re shopping for someone tough to buy for.

If you have an outdoor lover on your list, Cliffrose Lodge is here to help. We’ve compiled a list of holiday gift ideas that your hiking-camping-traveling-biking friend or family member will love. Keep reading to learn a few of our top suggestions.

A Stay at Cliffrose Lodge

We’re kicking off our list of holiday gift ideas with one that’s guaranteed to be a hit with anyone on your list, not just outdoor lovers! A stay at Cliffrose Lodge truly has something for everyone to enjoy. Your outdoor-loving friends will enjoy easy access to Zion National Park. Friends and family who need a little rest and relaxation will enjoy a visit to Five Petals Spa or a stroll along the banks of the Virgin River. Families will enjoy spending an afternoon in the pool. 

With a variety of room types to choose from, you can book a surprise trip for anyone on your list. Skip the wrapping paper and the boring holiday gifts that take up space. Booking a friend or loved one an incredible vacation means that they’ll not only get to enjoy a getaway, but they’ll also make memories that they’ll cherish for a lifetime!

An Afternoon at Five Petals Spa

If you’re a local or you know that a friend or family member has a visit to our Zion resort planned, another great holiday gift is a gift card or spa treatment from Five Petals Spa.

This beautiful spa is located on-site at Cliffrose Lodge. It offers a variety of spa treatments, including indulgent massages and pampering facials. Add on lunch at Anthera for a full day of self-care!


Smartphones have made it easy for anyone to capture their outdoor adventures. But there’s a fine line between enjoying the moment and having to constantly pull out your phone to snap pictures.

A GoPro is a great alternative. With a variety of types of mounts to choose from, you can capture every moment of your next hiking trip, off-road excursion, or other outdoor adventure, hands-free. 

If you know that your recipient already owns a GoPro, you can also give them a new mount or other accessories like filters to enhance their shots. Memory cards are also always appreciated; anyone who films their outdoor adventures will tell you that you can never have enough!

Down Jacket

Another great gift idea for every outdoor lover on your list is a down jacket. From lightweight jackets to heavier coats, down makes a great gift because it’s just as home on your morning commute or while walking the dog as it is on a hiking trail like Angels Landing!

With most outdoor clothing brands and even fashion brands offering their own range of down jackets, you’ll have no shortage of options to choose from. With a little searching, you can find just about any color or pattern option to customize your gift. A lighter layer is always a good choice because it can be layered under other layers in the winter to help your recipient stay warm, or be worn on its own the rest of the year on chilly evenings and mornings. 

If you know that your friend or family member is planning to take advantage of Zion’s Secret Season, a light or midweight down jacket is a great choice for helping them layer up for changing temperatures throughout the day.

Travel Journal

If you know that someone on your list gravitates away from technology and opts to unplug on their vacations, something like a GoPro might not be the right choice. Instead, a travel journal offers an alternative for keeping track of memories.

A beautiful travel journal is something your friends or loved ones will treasure. Stick to journals that will be easy to pack and carry with them, and durable enough to survive camping or other outdoor fun, so that they can journal on the go. 

Choosing the Perfect Holiday Gifts for the Outdoor Lover on Your List

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoor lover on your list, these gifts could be a great choice. From a relaxing stay at Cliffrose Lodge for that special loved one, to a beautiful travel journal for a friend, these gift ideas are certain to be a hit, and something that will help your gift recipient enjoy even more memories in the great outdoors.

While you’re shopping for friends and family, why not treat yourself to a special gift—like a winter stay at Cliffrose Lodge! Book your visit today to experience this special season in Zion National Park.

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