Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season for giving! Gift the adventurers on your list durable, reliable gear from our Tested in Idaho companies. No matter their passion, you’re sure to find something they’ll use and love during their outdoor adventures. 

For Mountain Adventurers

Hoffman Boots

Footwear can make or break a backcountry adventure. Hoffman Boots are the top choice for those looking to hit the hills, forests, streams and more. They combine high-quality materials with in-house-crafted leather uppers to ensure a proper fit that lasts. 

Outdoorsman sitting outside with a Hoffman boot.
Photo Courtesy: Hoffman Boots

Kestrel Glassing Systems

While out on a hunt, you won’t want to miss any opportunities to spot game. Kestrel Glassing Systems provides monopods that offer easy vertical and horizontal movement while neutralizing the weight of your binoculars. This allows for more glassing opportunities, so you won’t miss a thing at the top of the ridgeline.

Man using monopod
Photo Courtesy: Kestrel Glassing Systems

Sego Ski Company

Gift the downhill skier in your life a new set of skis from Sego Ski Company. The unique Ski Finder feature on their website pairs you with the perfect set of skis based on a few simple questions. 

Pair of Sego Skis on a slope
Photo Courtesy: Sego Ski Company

Blacks Creek Guide Gear

No matter what your mountain adventure holds, you’ll want a sturdy pack to hold all your essentials. Blacks Creek Guide Gear pays attention to all the details when it comes to their packs. Everything from their zippers to the stitching is made in their shop in Nampa, Idaho.

Outdoorsman standing with BC Guide Gear pack
Photo Courtesy: Blacks Creek Guide Gear

For Water Adventurers


The water lover in your life will appreciate receiving some of the best paddle sports equipment in the world. From Dry Duffel Bags to inflatable kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, NRS creates something for everyone—from whitewater enthusiasts to those who enjoy a leisurely paddle. 

Group of people whitewater rafting
Photo Courtesy: NRS

Tenkara Rod Company

Whether the angler in your life is just starting out, or a seasoned pro, Tenkara Rods are lightweight and compact to help you land fish wherever your adventures take you. 

Trout being released by a person
Photo Courtesy: Tenkara Rod Company

Aqua Design

Camouflage isn’t just for hunting. Make sure your angler has everything they need to stay safe and stealthy while they fish. Aqua Design apparel features 50+ UPF and breathable 100% AquaPoly Microtwist fabric to keep them protected from the sun. 

Fisherman casting a line
Photo Courtesy: Aqua Design

Accessories & Experiences

Gorilla Gold

Elevate the performance of any athletes in your life with Gorilla Gold’s grip enhancing cloths, which ensure a tight hold on a ball, bat, stick, racquet or club without straining their hand and arm. Gorilla Gold cloths make a perfect stocking stuffer. 

Man golfing
Photo Courtesy: Gorilla Gold

Karmik Outdoors

Make sure your loved one never loses their gear again with Karmik Outdoors QR Codes. These decals link back to an individualized ID number where users can register their personal contact information. So, if gear is ever lost and then found by another adventurer, whoever finds it can easily contact the owner and return the gear safely.

Karmik decal on a snowshoe
Photo Courtesy: Karmik Outdoors


What’s better than gifting an experience? With endless outdoor recreation opportunities available in Idaho, choosing can be overwhelming. GuideTime makes finding your recipient’s next adventure, and guide, easier than ever. 

People in a driftwood on calm waters
Photo Courtesy: GuideTime

For more gift ideas for your next Idaho adventure, check out these Tested in Idaho companies. For Black Friday and other holiday sales, visit each company’s individual website or social media pages. 

Learn more about the Tested in Idaho program here.