Signing up for a Cairn subscription means you’ll be getting a box full of outdoor and recreation surprises in the mail each month. While you never know exactly what you’re going to get, it’s always a sampling of new and innovative brands and products in the outdoor industry. A survey that you fill out when you sign up helps Cairn customize your box to your specific interests within five basic categories of products: gear, apparel, food/energy, skin care and emergency/medical.

We split a box here at the OTM office, which means there are often items targeted towards men and women, which is cool for couples, but we still end up bartering over the rest of the box’s surprises. A Cairn subscription would make an awesome Christmas gift for any serious outdoors person, especially gearheads who like to keep up on the latest and greatest innovations in the industry. Here’s a glimpse into a couple of our most recent boxes: Joshua Tree Winter Stick SPF 15, Gear Aid “Tenacious Tape” cool graphic gear patch “tattoos,” Green Goo Deet-free bug spray, a KLYMIT PillowX mini-inflatable pillow that rolls up to the size of a lighter, Mountain House freeze-dried ice cream, and more. Order a gift subscription (and maybe one for yourself) at Getcairn.com.