Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Family

This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are so many good reasons to shop locally for the holidays. We’ve compiled a wide range of unique and useful gifts that just might cover every name on your list. Thank you for shopping locally and for supporting the Out There Monthly advertisers who make each issue possible! (EG)

Children’s picture books


Outdoor-recreation themed children’s picture books, such as “Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee,” by Chris Van Dusen ($15.99 hardcover), or “Fred and Ted Go Camping,” by Peter Eastman ($9.99 hardcover), will delight and inspire kids for their next family adventure. Available from Auntie’s Bookstore. (ASM)

Gear Compression Cube Sets

You can’t go wrong with anything from Eagle Creek, which makes durable travel bags, packs and accessories. Pack-It Specter and Original Compression Cube Sets ($36.95-39.95) simplify and improve packing your family’s clothing and gear, whether for a day-trip to the ski mountain or week-long camping adventure. Available from REI and Mountain Gear. (ASM)

Outdoor-themed Games


Classic indoor games with outdoor themes like Monopoly National Parks Edition ($39.95) or Yahtzee National Parks travel edition ($16.95) can be the solution for those who say “I don’t need anything.” Available from REI. (ASM)

Outdoor Pass

An annual Washington State Discover Pass ($31.99) or Idaho State Parks Passport ($10/vehicle for Idaho residents; $40 for non-resident Motor Vehicle Entry Free permit) provides unlimited access to state parks, water-access sites, trails and more (use may vary by state). Available for purchase at local recreational license vendors, select retail locations (such as Mountain Gear and Fitness Fanatics in Spokane), and when you renew your vehicle license. More info:; (ASM) //

Contributing Writers: Amy Silbernagel McCaffree, Derrick Knowles, Elena Gardner and Jon Jonckers

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