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Get away to the outdoors without leaving home. Shop this gift guide for the armchair explorer in your life.

Teaghan Skulszki  – October 11, 2021

Once winter sets in and we hear the sound of snow being shoveled echoing in the distance, often the last thing we want to do is leave the comfort of our burning fireplace and scrumptious hot cocoa. An outdoor exploration may be further in the distance than we’d like (even the bears are hiding out from the cold weather) but that doesn’t mean we have to stop celebrating the beauty of Mother Nature. Our next adventure could be just around the corner.

If you’re looking for ways to help friends and family explore without ever leaving the comfort of their living room, look no further. We’ve curated the perfect gift guide for the armchair explorer in your life, from vintage posters to national park playing cards.

This doesn’t mean your friends and family need to hang up their hiking boots forever. They can add these items to a collection as a way to remind themselves of the great outdoors. Bring a piece of Mt. Rainer into a bedroom with North Drinkware’s woven blankets or the outside into a morning routine with Drive Coffee’s National Parks Collection.

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You can also give back to the planet as you shop as many of these brands’ purchases come with a donation. Or head straight to the source itself and donate to the National Forest Foundation in someone’s name.

We know the snow may be keeping you inside, so explore the outdoors—indoors—with our armchair explorer gift guide.

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